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  1. Bartybum

    42080 Forest Harvester

    I’ll be honest, it’s kinda growing on me. I probably still won’t get it because of the price though
  2. Bartybum

    42080 Forest Harvester

    The problem isn’t in the actual pumping mechanism, auto pumping is awesome. The problem comes from all the extra baggage that comes with a motorised pump - the motor and the battery box. On a set with smaller proportions like 42080, you end up sacrificing some of the shaping of the set, as seen with the huge rear of the A-model and the really high bed of the B-model. This of course goes without mentioning that I’ve got billions of battery boxes and don’t want more, but do want more pneumatics. Motorised pumps are great in a large set like 8110 or 42043, because the inclusion of the battery box and the motor don’t negatively affect the shape of the build.
  3. Bartybum

    42080 Forest Harvester

    It could be a fake exhaust stack.
  4. To get it close you’ll need to remove the battery box, which means going manual pneumatics. I’d suggest a pump that can be pulled out of the model’s back, or one that’s disguised as an exhaust stack. By removing PF and the battery box you’ll be able to lower the height of the rear section and move it backwards, allowing you to also move the cabin turntable backwards so it’s over the steering pivot. Finally you’d want to remove the steering and suspension of the front axle so that you can add new pendular suspension for the left and right wheel groups. In doing so you’ll also be able to lower the body height of the front and back.
  5. Bartybum

    42080 Forest Harvester

    For one, not to use the long panel as the bonnet. That’s what makes it look so garish. Tbh they kinda shot themselves in the foot by including PF with this set. The giant battery box has no place to sit in either models and look normal, particularly on the B-model
  6. Well I’m definitely happy you’re not a mod... you shouldn’t have such an adverse reaction towards people disliking things that you like. The problems people have with Technic as it stands today are perfectly valid.
  7. Might be worth a try to hook up the winch to a cable drum powered by the worm gear that that winds up as the fork rises.
  8. It’s pretty bad... it only travels like halfway up
  9. Bartybum

    42080 Forest Harvester

    @Ngoc Nguyen @Maaboo35 Those two photos are what should have been. It pains me that we didn’t get that.
  10. @Cumulonimbus Your comment on set sizes increasing is one of the things about Technic that worries and annoys me. I want higher part counts to go into functions, not structure and decoration.
  11. Bartybum

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    I agree that there should be something way better for the B-model. It’s kinda boring the way it is at the moment.
  12. The Arocs B-model was entirely a new build except for the cabin
  13. Yeah true that, I’m 90% sure it’s just a mistake, otherwise adjusting the elbow would tilt the bucket too (since the knob for the bucket is at the shoulder). From some angles it almost looks like the shoulder is attached to the chassis in two places, suggesting a linkage, however that seems to be proven false in later photos. It might be cool to try build this and incorporate a linkage to flex the elbow so the bucket stays at a steady angle.
  14. It’s good that it doesn’t appear to use any special pieces I don’t have yet, so I could MOC this with a proper forklift arm. I suspect it was done like so for the B model to have an arm.