droomangroup

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  1. yup :) good eye. I'll post some pics of that soon. that was a fun build, though chromed bricks are expensive!
  2. thanks! and thanks for noticing the rotor hub :) i was very excited when figured that bit out. It looked too plain when it had nothing and really needed some details there. I used an older 80's style X shape rotor piece because the new style one only have studs on top, but nothing on the bottom. With the older style I could connect the blades on the bottom and use some modified plates to created some details on the top which worked out great. I had forgotten that the older style has a bigger hole and isn't that snug on the technics pin/axle, but it holds on well enough with some technics spacers and with the looser connection it spins very nicely.
  3. thanks! the colors were daunting at first, but it made for a fun challenge and it makes the finished build way more exciting. As for technique, it's funny, with this build i realized the fun part of designing something on the computer is that it still leaves a bit of the unknown for you to experience when you build it. I did a few tricks in here that i wasn't sure if they were going to work out, so when they did it made the build out a lot more fun. I used a few weird tricks to make the tail boom as structurally sound as possible while keeping it slim and it was rewarding to see it all work out.
  4. Hey all, I live in Moab UT which has more than its share of back country accidents and injuries and we have one of the busiest SAR teams in the country. I wanted to make a replica of our local helicopter but was a bit dismayed at first when i saw it's very elaborate paint job. At first i was going to do the graphics with decals, but i'm happy that i tried it with bricks as i think it came out great and provided some fun challenges to figure out. The windscreen is a old helicopter windscreen from like the 90's that's a bit taller than the similar one that's more recent. it's a shame it only came in trans clear though as a tinted one would have looked better. You can see i added some yellow stripes to it in order to break it up into the front split window and the side windows. All other decals are made by me on a vinyl cutter. This is one of the first really complex builds i've made in Studio (after finally ditching LLD) and I'm really happy with the result. there was only a few things studio tricked me into thinking would work, but actually didn't. thankfully i figured out some workarounds. record player for scale :) nose detail a view of the interior and some inner workings of the tail boom, i used 6L bar running thru 1x1 4 sided snot bricks to give it some stiffness here's two little tricks i did, first i used some round plates through an axle so i could position the 1x2 modified plate with the bars on each side to just the right position to allow some clips on the side walls to clip into it. then my favorite little trick was making a way to mount the 1x1x2 snot brick in the center rear to hold up the tail detail at the bottom of the boom. i used a 3L bar thru some 1x1 round plates with holes and the 2x2 modified plates with roundy bits on the end to flip the stud direction and give me a way to mount that brick right where i needed it. the connection is very strong and works great! here's a view of the base layer of snot bricks that allows me to get a nice curved bottom, i wasn't sure how this was gonna work out, but it worked great. finally here's a picture of the real thing...
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    [MOC] Hagrid Brickheadz

    thanks, yeah i mean i'm biased, but i like mine more, the official one has too much forehead, and the hair is kinda weak :D
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    [MOC] Hagrid Brickheadz

    you're not wrong considering thanos and hulk aren't bigger than normal, but for myself it would just be weird to have a hagrid that was the same height as harry and dumbledore. That said I wouldn't be surprised if they made one and it was a touch taller than average, i mean they make shorter ones, why not a one a tiny bit taller?
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    [MOC] Hagrid Brickheadz

    Thanks! High praise indeed! Ha, thanks. It was one of the first things I thought of. When i looked at some pics of Hagrid I tried to reduce his look to key elements and the buckle stood out. Then I thought how could I make the buckle and quickly got the idea for the handle, after that I had to finish the design and build it because I really wanted to see the bucket handle belt buckle in action :)
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    [MOC] Hagrid Brickheadz

    ha, thanks for the homepage glory! :)
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    [MOC] Hagrid Brickheadz

    ha, thx. it's funny you say that about illegal connections and LDD. For the head section I first tried to use the same brackets back to back to swap the stud direction and LDD said it was all well and good, but when i tried it out, it turned out to be clearly not good. It was a shame too, because it was the perfect solution for my problem.
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    [MOC] Hagrid Brickheadz

    yeah, i actually started it wider. It was more like Hagrid scale, but I felt it was out of scale for a brickheadz build, know what I mean? I think the end result is a good balance between the two, but yah, it could go either way I suppose. Thanks :) I agree on the nougat and almost went that way as well. I just had more of the dark brown and knew i could get more more easily than the nougat. When I got the idea to do it I knew getting frontal details would be hard since they usually rely on printed bricks. but I wanted to keep it simple. It was fun though as I had never tried that inverted cheese slope trick and even though I found a pic of the basic technique, I had to cook up my own way to attach the hinge plate to something and I'm pretty happy with what I came up with. The other big challenge was getting the middle top hair section attached, but different from the outer bits of hair. I used the 2x2 round tile with a hole in it and the 2x2 jumper to flip stud direction to allow for a bracket to attach to it. the rear bit of hair attaches at the bottom and the blue brick in the cutaway below just fits snug in there by the bracket, but it's not attached there. Still it's very solid once it's together. Here's a cutaway view, showing some of the tricks...
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    [MOC] Hagrid Brickheadz

    Got all the Harry Potter Brickheadz and decided I really needed a Hagrid, so I whipped one up. Here's the LDD if anyone is interested... http://odometer.org/misc/hagrid.lxf.zip some of the construction is a bit unconventional due to the limited availability of dark brown parts, but if you use different colors you can change it up a bit. I like the dark brown, but I think the nougat color could work too. Also anything red in the LDD can be any color. -drew
  12. it's a little weird that each place has a guy's name for a business name, but the buildings are fantastic.
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    [MOC] 1966 Ford Thunderbird

    solid critique for sure. my main objective was to use this for the thelma and louise photoshoot, so scale wasn't as much as a priority. I was mainly thinking along the lines of the ghostbuster car, but like the smaller wheels on this car more than the ghostbuster car. i actually agree on the windshield and even played with that while designing, but went with what i have mainly because of the hood piece and not wanting too much of a gap between it and the wind shield and it would have cramped everything back from the windshield since structurally i was limited on how far back i could move the back seat.
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    [MOC] 1966 Ford Thunderbird

    thanks all, it was a fun build. haven't done many 8wide cars, so it was nice to have a little room to play with.
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    SNOT Roads - 45 degree angles

    couldn't you flip the studs the other way on your 45° road (and switch to regular slopes instead of inverted) and fill in those gaps with #92946 "Slope 45 2 x 1 with 2/3 Cutout"?