John Daniels

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About John Daniels

  • Birthday 02/12/97

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    California
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    Engineering, Photography, Carpentry, etc.

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    U.S.A.

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  1. Land Carrier Khagaan

    Incredible work! The video is off the charts for a lego model. Absolutely gorgeous. And the models are incredible. Your mechanisms are always very creative and work flawlessly.
  2. [MOC] SHERP ATV

    What an excellent little model. I really enjoy watching the subtractor in action, and the fully enclosed design is very nice for its realism factor. I’m glad that you are back and feeling better. Keep getting better, I’m sure all of our thoughts are with you.
  3. [TC12] The Mean Machine

    I must say this is one of my favorite entries that I have seen. The design is very clean and sleek. That, combined with the color scheme throws this one over the top for me. Excellent work!
  4. I have a new update for you guys. This time with a section of the build that is truly "in progress." I have been working on the cab for my build. I spent the last few months flipping back and forth on whether I wanted to go full Technic on the cab or to build it in Model Team style. I eventually opted for the latter option as it allows me to recreate more details. Here is what I have so far; #18 I believe that the cab so far should satisfy your desire for something new @MaxSupercars As always I am open to suggestions for improvement, this build wouldn't be where it is today without your guys help. If any more photos are needed, please let me know. There is also a complete dashboard on the inside, but that will be saved for a later update. Thanks, John
  5. [MOC] VW Golf GTI MkI

    What a truly impressive model. The level of detail that you have added is exceptional. Your video is wonderful, the perfect showcase for the model. I am embarrassed to say that I did a quick scan of the model earlier and had passed it off as "okay," but after seeing the video I see the error in my previous assessment! Really excellent work all around!
  6. I will address the question of why first; Your question is similar to asking someone building a technic supercar why they are adding in an adjustable rear wing. The function of the wing uses airflow to create downforce. This function has been implemented even on HOG supercars, but even if the car is motorized using the PF system it will never achieve the kind of speeds necessary to create enough airflow over the wing. I personally added in airbrakes because of the added realism that they bring to the build, since I am striving to build a scale model not just in looks but also in function. I really appreciate the comment, as well as the compliment. Now moving on to your second point, I do see what you mean regarding the frailty of the front leaf springs. So far they seem to be holding up. Thank you for pointing it out though. This is my first time implementing leaf springs so I will defere to your expertise and see if I can come up with an elegant way to secure the connectors. Thank you for the tip, and the food for thought It certainly is a wonderful feeling seeing the model sitting on a slope as pictured. Thanks for your comment! I'm glad that my suspension work impresses. Since the real Arocs suspension is so incredibly impressive to me. Thank you for the comment. It's good to know that the hard work is paying off.
  7. I absolutely loved watching this build progress and what a gorgeous model you have built Dugald! The smoothness is absolutely mesmerizing, and the speed at which your builds improve is astounding. I remember when you first joined the forum and thinking that your builds were interesting but not much to talk about, but now they are amazing! You are certainly at the same level as some of the greats when it comes to body shaping.
  8. Today I would like to show you guys a key feature to increase the realism of my Arocs model build; functioning air brakes. #14 In early May I came up with a basic concept for forcing a rubber 1x2 against the inside of the rear rims, based off of the brakes that Sheepo used in his Mercedes- Benz 300SL, which can be seen here. I then quickly became stumped on how to actuate the levers, that is where I dropped the whole project due to college becoming crazy. Fast forward to Thursday and the end of the semester, I came back to the project and very quickly discovered the perfect solution to my prior issue, the rear brakes now functioned perfectly. I was going to call it good there and leave the front axles alone, that didn't last long however. So I started designing a braking system for the front axles. A few short hours later and I had functioning brakes on all four axles. After a bit of a struggle routing hoses, especially up front, here I am with functioning air brakes in 1/16th scale. The rear brakes are actuated by two 1x5 cylinders, one per axle. The front brakes are actuated by two 1x11 cylinders. The brakes work extremely well, under the weight of the chassis the wheels will slip before turning when pulled over a surface. #15 #16 #17 Please excuse the smaller image, the 800px size seems to be broken for that image. I hope that you guys enjoyed the update. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. ~John
  9. [MOC] Peterbilt 379 & Polar Tanker (1:13)

    A truly gorgeous model! The detailing on the engine is to die for, and I had a bit of a double take to try and figure out what large part you used to construct the tanker, that's when it hit me that it is assembled from slopes. The only detail that I see is missing is the air hoses from the truck to the trailer. -John
  10. I think that I may have the answer. If you look at the lower right hand image in the photo that you posted, you can see a bucket starting to go around the end of the arm. When you look closely you can see that the back of the bucket has lifted off of the chain. Assuming that the same occurs on the other end of the belt, it would appear that the bucket off loads from the rear. Edit: Upon closer inspection it appears that the buckets lack a surface on the inner side. So they basically act as shovels, and as they go around the arm the material would slide out of the back.
  11. Congratulations Milan! I could have sworn that you were already a moderator... What a perfect example of your qualifications for the position. I wish you luck in your new responsibilities. Especially in the position of grammar police. The high writing standards on this forum are what constantly bring me back day after day. So I am glad that you are going to raise the standards even higher!
  12. Wonderful video! And an excellent build, I have enjoyed watching the model develop from the beginning, it has been a real pleasure.
  13. Building Help for Technic Noobs!

    Unfortunately you can not have the clutch gear below the worm gear, and utilize its torque limiting function. Since the 16z gears and the worm gear would both mesh directly with the teeth of the clutch gear. Effectively turning the clutch gear into a normal gear. You would have to place a clutch gear and 24z gear on the same axle, that way you would separate the input and output drivetrains, allowing the clutch gear to perform as intended.
  14. [MOC] Tatra T2-603

    I had no clue Tatra made anything other than massive trucks. What a delightful model, I especially like the use of tubing to capture the shape of the windows. Nice work!
  15. Thank you guys, I'm glad that you enjoy the details. I would like to introduce the newest variant to my Arocs build; tractor chassis variant. This is something that I have wanted to achieve in my model to properly allow the modeling of any Arocs chassis variant. The major difference between the previous chassis and this one is in the height. The new chassis is one stud lower. This is very similar to the height difference between the two chassis variants in the full size Arocs. While I had my camera out I decided to take a picture with the wheels pulled off of the 8x8 chassis. This lets you see all of the suspension components. I also took another close up shot of the engine, which I need a few more to show all of the detail. As always any constructive criticism or suggestions are always welcome. -John