BusterHaus

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  1. BusterHaus

    [TC19] - 8880 C-Model

    Yes, the model I received has some discolorations. I've seen the thread on restoring colors in the past, but I'm still concerned about the long-term integrity of the plastic after such procedures. Part of the charm of such an old set is having these imperfections. By the way the parts are in excellent physical condition, one or two thin liftarms (the blue triangular ones) have a crack, but the half bushes are still whole. Previous owners took care of this baby. I use LDCad. From what I've seen Stud.io may be surpassing it now with its built-in rendering, but I don't feel like learning a new software these days. I also wasn't a fan of the original license that Stud.io had, back when it was online-only. Ok, now some progress: The engine has a much more horizontal orientation than my first digital mockup (seen below). This makes the bike look more proportional, as it was getting too tall, too long, and the wheels looked like they belonged on a scooter. However, the physical build is not the one I'll be keeping. The front fork lacks a connection point because there is no frame there, so I'll be redoing the whole frame from scratch. I'm also not a fan of the driveline from the rear wheel, it could be a lot stronger. The last concern is the connection of the engine to the gearbox. On the digital build the green shaft was the output, and it was very close to the bevel gear that starts the driveline to the the rear wheel. In the new build, the output is located much higher. I thought there would be some place to put a couple of z14 gears or u-joints to connect the gearbox to the driveline, but there is simply not enough space. The good news is that it's possible to use these wheels to build a model that looks proportional. I'm hoping to build the new frame in the next few days.
  2. I was blessed enough to receive a 8880 set for Christmas. Instead of jumping into the A and B models, I decided to build a C-Model motorcycle for the TC19 contest. There isn't much progress yet - The rear arm is somewhat done, the gearbox is a lightly modified version of the one from the A model, the engine will be an flat 8 cylinder beast. I worked out a rough angle for mounting it along with the gearbox, although the placement of the shifter in relation to the rider makes me laugh quite a bit. I have an idea as to how to protect the rider from being impaled, and there's a lot of other details to work out. I am loving the studded build, it brings me back to my youth, but it also makes me realize how lucky we are to have all the Technic parts that were released since this set. Here's a picture of the progress so far:
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    [TC19] JAWA 210 moped

    I'm glad someone picked a moped to build for this contest. It's a nice addition to the choppers and speed bikes. Flex axles would work really well for the fenders. I rarely use them in my builds, but they look like the ideal solution here.
  4. You'll have to do an inventory count at some point, listing all the parts. It's still time consuming. It may be quicker to take out the expensive parts, sell them in alone or in a lot (or smaller lots), and sell the rest in bulk. I don't think there's a quick way to do this and sell it for its proper value.
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    30465 Helicopter

    As long as we're complaining, no B model, either. Just kidding. It's a cute little set, great for introducing people to Technic.
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    Grum's Shed

    Welcome back Grum, nice work on both projects. There was a recent discussion around here that resulted in a call for more WIP topics, your posts are an example of why WIP topics work. I look forward to seeing what's next.
  7. The only limitation is the number of digits calculated by the LDCad. It's not really an issue for simple builds, but the miniscule rounding errors start to add up if you have many angles. To be honest I don't remember if this issue is specific to LDCad, it may have to do with the number of digits used by ldraw to define rotated parts.
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    [WIP] Ford Sierra Cosworth Sapphire

    I can see your ring light reflecting in the screen. I've started using one about a year ago for desktop pictures and videos, they're amazing little devices. The front suspension looks innovative. I like the use of the new CV joints, and the custom hubs. I'm not sure I understand how the pivot/compression acts on the the anti-roll bar, it looks like the CV joint would push into the suspension arm when the suspension is being compressed. Maybe the slack in Lego allows it to work as is.
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    42125 Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”

    I would argue that the value of the set depends on who is buying it. The average Technic consumer will be very happy with the set, even at its MSRP. An AFOL that builds his own (advanced) mocs will not be impressed, as they will always shortcomings in a set designed for mass consumption. Someone who wants a parts pack (me) will appreciate the set, especially when buying it at a 30 percent discount. For the record, I paid around $160 Canadian dollars for the RSR, and I expect the Ferrari to be priced similarly once it hits the discount retailers. They're fun builds for a reasonable price, offer a lot of parts for MOCs and don't set out to be Crowkiller-level creations. They accomplish what they set out to do.
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    42125 Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”

    Yes, and they're even cooler when they're not buried inside a model that's covered in panels. I really don't see the appeal of an 8 speed gearbox that's not visible from the underneath, is covered by a detailed interior, and can only be seen during early stages of construction, with no wheels attached to drive it. As such, this model (and the Porsche RSR) are excellent sets. They offer enough functions (opening doors, hood, fake engine, suspension, steering) to satisfy the average Technic consumer. There's a limited number of functions that can be fitted onto a race car. I would rather see a convertible roof, adjustable seats or ride height than some magical box buried deep inside the model that changes the engine RPM. And it's not because I don't appreciate gearboxes, it's because I like being able to examine them from all angles to see how they work.
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    [MOC] Tracked Loader

    I agree with this - the arm attached directly to the bucket doesn't look beefy enough. I'm sure it's strong enough, as it performs the functions without issues in the video, but could be made a bit thicker, just for the visual aspect. Beyond that this is a very beautiful model. It's sleek, clean, and could pass for an official set. Excellent job.
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    Generic Contest Discussion

    I like the idea of transformers. I made one for TC7:
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    [MOC] RC Boat Mk II

    Very good work, it's a speedy boat. I like the low profile, the electrical components are nicely hidden. By the way, didn't you go swimming with the first version?
  14. Very clever solution. Have you tried it with 2 axles? Since they're independent shifting might occur at different times.
  15. Very interesting leg design, and the stability system is simple but effective. The dangling batteries at 3:55 had me laughing, as I've also temporarily attached batteries to test out mechanisms. Overall great work, I'm looking forward to the next iteration.