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    Keeps them Chroming!
  • Birthday 11/08/1971

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  1. Great job! Never mind the stupid sticker comments. It is you're own creativity, and many people dont understand how much work good stickers are, and what a skill it is when you can do it well. Youre model looks good with them (also without), and real trucks have them as well. Scale model cars always have stickers. This is about the angle. My aim is always to make a model truly realistic looking like a scalemodel diecast. I am a scale modeler that uses Lego as a base medium but not as some building religion that states I cant use anything else. I use, chrome, illegal techniques, stickers, printed parts, and 200% design freedom... burn me! :-) Curious to see your next build!
  2. Grats on finishing the project!
  3. Maybe a Delta S4, not that old... but a classic
  4. My second project for this year is one that has been on my to do list for a long time: The 1930 Bentley 4.5 liter Le Mans car, driven by Sir Henry Birkin. I love the story of this car: For many, the impressive “Blower” Bentley is the most iconic racing Bentley, forever linked to its driver, Sir Henry Birkin, a talented race driver at the time. Ironically, the 4 ½ Litre Supercharged Bentley was the least successful of all the Bentleys in competition; and founder W.O. Bentley bitterly opposed the development. But while it lasted, the 4 ½ Litre Supercharged went like a rocket, earning this Bentley many fans, including me. Bentley managed to win the famous Le Mans 24 hour race in 1927 and 1928. At that time the 4.5 litre car (without supercharger) from 1928 was not up to the task for the 1929 event anymore, as Alfa Romeo, Bugatti and Mercedes were getting faster and faster. Bentley had a simple solution: more displacement, and the official team was equipped with the famous Speed Six 6.5 litre cars. Birkin believed in a different solution based on the rise of the Mercedes SSK which was equipped with a supercharger. He hired an engineer and developed the “Blower”, funded by Dorothy Paget, a very rich and eccentric woman who was famous for racing horses. Paget who was interested in everything speedy was given a few driving lessons by Birkin, and got so enthusiastic she decided to sponsor the efforts of Birkin to achieve a secondary Bentley team. Without her this would never have happened. Despite the funding, the fabulous driving and the sheer speed and power of the “Blower” it was not successful enough. It had more horsepower then the official Speed Six cars, but was not reliable. The “Blower” had a few successes but after Bentley sold his company to Rolls Royce, the racing activities were stopped, and also Dorothy Paget stopped funding the secondary team. Birkin continued racing and won Le Mans in 1931 for Alfa Romeo. In 1933 he died in a London hospital after getting complications caused by an injury from a hot exhaust, aged 36. My Lego model of this fantastic car is scaled 1:8,5 and about 50 cm. It consists of around 4000 parts. It was a bit of a challenge to do everything in the official dark green, as this Lego color is not available for many parts I would have liked to use. Nevertheless, during the process it all fell together and has been very nice to build. The model is build-up like the real car with chassis riggers and body. The engine, gearbox, fuel tank and drivetrain are modeled accurately, and the hood can be removed. The passenger door can be opened. The driver side has no door, as the driver jumped in. Some parts are chromed, like the grille and I made a custom cover from a rubber sheet over the rear seats, as was also used during racing. Hope you like it! More here:
  5. Better then the Aston for sure!
  6. Many of our models are motorised, that is a misconception by the author of this topic. It is also much easier to add engines to something big, merely because of the availlable space. On topic: This a cool Big Boy model, and I really admire the work, knowing what he went through. The scale looks accurate, and its very recoqnizable, but on a critical note, if allowed... at this scale (1:13?, around 1.90 meter?) it should be much more detailed in my opinion. There is so much more room for detail and realism, compared to smaller scales. It looks like a stripped Big Boy a bit. I think its the mistake many make by going big. You need to put in much more detail to make it a really interresting model. On the other hand I think it is still a work in progress as the tender is not there as well (another 115 cm if the scale is 1:13), and serials etc are missing. Another 5000 bricks on the loco, and many more on the tender will make it great. I like his oldskool stud approach. Thats contradictionally a fresh angle these days. On the other hand, without studs it would have looked twice as real, but thats a matter of style. If you choose studs you cannot make it smooth.
  7. Good to see you back on the table Rolands. The Beemer is looking good so far.