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  1. MG Metro 6r4 is a car that has always fascinated me, it was a truly diabolical idea ahead of its time. I built this model in 2016 but never recorded a video and didn't show it on the forum. I wanted to take it to some nice motoring event, to a photo and video session, but it didn't work out. This is what the prototype looked like. Then I waited a long time for the stickers and finally I decided to take it apart and that was the last moment to publish it, so here it is. Now, it's not unusual to make WRC cars out of city cars, see e.g. Toyota Yaris. But in the 1980s, more representative models were chosen as bases for rally cars. Meanwhile, MG used probably one of the most boring cars in history, the Austin Metro, as the basis for building this monster. The effect, surprisingly, was amazing: one of the most iconic rally cars in history was created. The model is not particularly original and full of innovative solutions, especially since it is already 7 years old. But there are a few curiosities that hide. First of all, it has four-wheel drive and independent suspension of all wheels, which with the width of the car required the use of floating differentials (they move with the suspension), and while at the rear it did not cause any special problems, at the front it required the use of a steering system floating together with the differential. And it wasn't that easy, especially since I wanted to have the steering wheel still working. In the end, it all worked out, but the front suspension only becomes fully rigid when the body is fitted. It was my first model with a body designed from the beginning as an easily removable structure. It can be removed after removing the 6 pins. At one time, I was very pleased with the simple mechanism of latching the doors and the complicated way of installing the panel above the front wheel arch.
  2. The bus was created on the basis of a light truck Gaz 53, for many years of production a dozen or so different variants differing in details were created. Mainly due to changing transport regulations and the need to adapt the construction to them. The vehicle was very simple and clumsy, in my opinion, its biggest drawback was the large overhang at the back, which meant that the last seats could fly out like from a catapult on larger holes. In spite of the simplicity of the original design, I decided to equip my model with advanced electronics in the form of a new Mindstorms set. The mindstorms hub has six outputs, two I used to connect the XL control + to the drive, and the mindstorms motors were used to turn the wheels, change gears, open the door and rotate the drum with the names of the villages. In the original bus, the doors were opened manually but with a lever accessible from the driver's seat. That's why I designed it so that it looks like the driver is opening the passenger door. The gearbox is a modification of the layout known from Land Rover, therefore it has only one orange control ring. The steering system is another variant of the virtual pivot solution, thanks to the mindstorms motor, it is very compact and thanks to the stabilizing rollers it is quite stiff. The most difficult part during construction was the transition between the hood and the passenger compartment, keeping the proportions of the original and keeping the stiffness. It is impossible to fit there, these wheel arches from Volvo are much too long. By stuffing all the mechanisms in the chassis and under the ceiling, I was able to keep the interior clean and true to the original. Under the hood is a fork-eight powered by a chain. My observations after building this bus are that the mindstorms engines and controls are a bit of a shortcut. Instead of constructing a stepper motor or some reduction mechanism or even a clutch, it is enough to program the sequence of movements, the angle of rotation and the speed. So mechanically, you do not have to strain, in addition, these motors can be very easily used as structural elements. From the designer's point of view, they are a great help, but less and less fun. model length 60 cm height 24 cm width 23 cm weight 3 kg Enjoy watching and waiting for your feedback.
  3. First, there was an idea of what could be built the most boring in the world. But I immediately thought about using one of the Star Wars figures. Then came the association with the fall of the empire
  4. This time something small and simple. The first version of this imperial walker was created for the Festival of Mundanity competition on Flickr. It was about building the most boring vehicle/object in the world. The model in the original version was not successful in the competition. But since I still see the potential in it, I decided to prepare a new version. I hope you enjoy it.
  5. Great models. easy to recognize great colors. Minimum means maximum effect. Clean design.
  6. Planes, cranes, trailers, tracked vehicles, gbc....
  7. Thank you all for your votes. I am very pleased with the second place. Congratulations to the winner and the other participants. It was a tough competition.
  8. Thank you all for your votes I am very pleased with the second place. Congratulations to the winner and the other participants. It was a tough competition.
  9. Sorry for refreshing the old theme but I made new colour versions and I wonder how you like them. Instruction LEGO MOC Tow Truck 8462 Reincarnation by Samolot77 | Rebrickable - Build with LEGO
  10. Nice try. I used to build something similar. Maybe it will be helpful. [MOC] Desert Skidoo - LEGO Technic, Model Team and Scale Modeling - Eurobricks Forums
  11. Samolot

    [WIP] Ford GT

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