Anto

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  • Birthday 02/02/2001

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  1. Thank you! Indeed the wheels were perfect for this model, since they look really close to the ones of the real car and I couldn't have done it with other rims of this diameter - because the ones of the Discovery have got an offset, allowing a shorter width! Yes, I didn't want to make a non-LEGO model just because I was asked to, I wanted to make something pretty unique that wouldn't seem a great idea when you thought about it (Barbie's car?) but that actually looks nice! It's a while since I thought about this but I didn't have an appropriae model for this!
  2. Thanks! I agree with that, it was a challenging point to make. I tried several things: using flex axles, other panels, studful... But I could only get an average result from every angle. With the panels I used, I got a pretty nice result when you look the car from the front and the sides, but not as convincing from the top. I prefered something really nice from most of the angles that something average from everywhere.
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  4. Thank you for your comments! The original Hoonipigasus is still in developement and on the first pictures, there were no rear headlights nor visible exhausts (there were holes but no pipe). But more recently, I found pictures on which rear headlights were added. As I build two versions of the car, I thought it could be interesting to have a version with readlights and another one without.
  5. My new model will be something quite unusual. To begin, I would like to say a little word about Ken Block. After revolutionizing what’s possible with a car and cameras, including rallyes, snow board and more – he passed away in a snowmobile accident at the very beginning of the year. This model will rather be a tribute than the representation of the car that he was to drive at Pikes Peak this year... The origin of the project Back to July 2022, I was contacted by WeBrick. They asked me if I could build a model using their parts. They provide adaptable LEGO parts, and their main advantages are the number of available colors (no limitations contrary to LEGO, for instance due to the few colors for mudguards) and the cheap price. This is why I accepted: it was an opportunity to create a model that I could’t have imagined with LEGO parts. I could choose any color and avoid all the color issues that you meet when you build with LEGO parts. Furthermore, it was possible to bring a MOC that is not more expensive than the equivalent LEGO sets, whereas usually, MOCs are way more expensive than sets. I won’t add more details about WeBrick, because this is not the main subject of this topic. I thought it was necessary to quickly explain why I accepted to build a model with non-LEGO parts and why I chose to reproduce the Hoonipigasus. So please, if you have any questions or remarks related to WeBrick, contact me by private message or by social media to keep this thread about my model. And you know what? There's even a 100% LEGO version! Choice of the model My model had to be built around these two main aspects: A never seen color An affordable price for a nice looking and functionnal model This led me to the Hoonipigasus in 1:10 scale (1:11 to be exact because the wheels are huge). The aim was simple: do better than LEGO’s 1:10 scale models. Eventhough the Porsche and the Ferrari have got a pleasant design for a low less high price than the 1:8 supercars, they are missing interesting functions. I wanted to provide a design at least as good as these cars, but with more interesting features. My model includes: Steering with return to the steering wheel and a HOG Openable doors and trunks F1-type suspension 4-speed sequential gearbox Here is the result: Design The most important thing I understood about design is that what looks best is when the panels are placed in the simplest manner, so the result looks simple. But it isn’t. That’s what I noticed on the Predator and the 1:8 Porsche of LEGO: everything looks simple, without angles between the panels, but this looks really nice. I tried to do the same thing on my model, with parts tilted around one axis at most. I longly wondered how I would replicate the mudguards. The real car was widened a lot, and the mudguards have got a really low profile, making impossible the use of LEGO mudguards. Flex only would have resulted in a too empty result, and I was afraid that using flex + beams would look too heavy. But finally, flex and beams look fine. On the rear, I even succeded in reproducing the slight inclination of the sides thanks to the use of 3x11 panels slightly pushing the mudguards on the exterior! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52626681965_a4ea88c804_b.jpg[/img] And a lot of stickers to make the design as faithful as possible! LEGO Version A few details change compared to the WeBrick version (12L flex instead of 14L, no rear headlights), otherwise they are identical. Steering The system is simple, you can see the pictures of the 3D model below. The steering can be controlled using the HOG as well as the steering wheel. However, there is a little defect: if you move the car backwards using the HOG, a gear of the transmission may slightly touch a bush, producing some noise. This could easily be fixed by removing the HOG, but to me, the pros of the HOG beat the cons. Openings The doors and a panel of the front trunk can be opened, while the rear trunk can be removed to see the rear suspension. F1-type suspension The original car features a pushrod suspension. I wanted to reproduce the system, while having something reliable. And with space constraints. I can tell you that I spent hours and hours making messed up prototypes! It was necessary that everything worked in compression and not in traction. Because suspensions like on LEGO’s F1s work well when the model was just assembled, but after some time, nothing works anymore: there are too important constrainsts on the ball joints and the connectors. Also, I had to get a geometry allowig a perfect height of the car. That’s all, I think I summarized the issues quite well! Gearbox Due to space limits, it’s a 4-speed gearbox, with a paddle shifter. The shifter is almost exactly the one of Lego Technic Mastery. On the WeBrick version, it doesn’t work as well as the LEGO version if you take the paddles from the upper part. The 3L axles tend to bend the holes of the liftarms, so you have to be careful and take the paddles by at least the middle. But on the LEGO version, no issue. Et voilà! Other pictures of the 100% LEGO version : To finish, the video ! Each model has got around 1750 parts. It’s a little more than LEGO’s 1:10 scale models, let’s say that it’s the fault of the mudguards. ^^ I also optimised the inventory: I managed to limit the number of references as much as possible by removing the useless colors and replacing some parts by others when it was possible. All the pictures are available here for the LEGO version and there for the WeBrick version. Fun fact: when I uploaded the pictures on FlickR, I realised that there were 43 images. What a coincidence! Here are the instructions for the LEGO version. If you are interested in building the pink version, send me a private message. Spacial thaks to @Milan and @Jim who authorized me to present the non-LEGO version on the forum.
  6. Now you can see, video added to the first post! (Later than expected ^^) The aim was to make a short video in the style of the ones with racing cars transporting a Christmas tree. And to show how fast this buggy is and how the suspension works. Merry Cristmas!
  7. Thanks! Oops, I didn't use the right size! That's corrected now!
  8. After a while without a new MOC (because of my studies ^^), I'm back with a new model! It was made for BuWizz. The aim was to make a model in the continuity of my cross kart. I wanted to get rid of the torque effect on the rear axle (as it was a suspended axle on my cross kart), that made the behaviour unsymmetrical in corners. So I used 2 BuWizz motors as wheel hubs instead! The rear suspension was made so the rear shock absorbers generate friction, in order to have a slow rebound. On my cross kart, the suspension was extremely reactive, but the kart was "jumping" on gravel. On this new buggy, having a slow rebound helps the wheels stick on the ground to gain adherence. However, I wasn't able to do the same thing on the front axle. Why a police buggy? I have never seen this before, I thought it could be nice. I wanted the design to be as agressive and massive as possible. I wanted the design to be close to Polaris or Can-Am, looking heavy, indestructible but fast in any situation. People had to fear seing it in their mirror. You may have seen that the main part of the bodywork was made with 2x5 panels. This was a very useful part to achieve the shapes that I wanted, and to have simple assemblies (no one uses complex building techniques). The BuWizz 3.0 has got 2 PF ports and 4 PU ports. The 2 BuWizz motors are connected to the PF ports while the PU L motor for the steering (acting as a servomotor) and the LED lights are connected to the PU ports. The performance is really great! It is absolutely impossible to use more than the half of the power into a house! And outside, the suspension works well. You can go almost everywhere without being stuck or loosing grip. I also had some crashes but nothing was broken nor fell apart! Little video: And the instructions! https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-132106/Anto/police-interceptor I hope that you'll like this model, and see you soon for the next one!
  9. You're right, but when it is integrated into a model it's possible to remove the parts with the frame so the shifter is more directly integrated into the model and that looks more compact! @Bluehose: I've never had this issue. Maybe it comes from the column. Mine is able to limit the motion of the mini-LA, I don't know about yours.
  10. After a lot of tries, I managed to get a paddle shifter with return to center! The key to do this was to make a small shifter without any knobs, similar to the one in the Chron or in the Sian, but which is more compact. There ae two main differences with @Charbel's design : since mine has a return to center, it is a bit heavier. Also, I put only one paddle instead of two (like in WRC cars) for two reasons. The first one is that I could get something a bit smaller. And the second one is that, to me, it's simpler to use. With a single paddle, no matters how the steering wheel is turned, we know that when we push the paddle we shift the gears down, and when we pull the paddle we shift the gears up. Whereas with two paddles we can do anything with one side.
  11. Since the 2-speed gearbox also has a neutral and a reverse, this wouldn’t save space, it would just need more space to work and it would be more complex. The old driving rings (2L instead of 3) would save space, but they are not used anymore. ^^
  12. New version! It was optimized to have a better build and generate less friction. The building instructions: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-50877/Anto/super-compact-8nr-speed-sequential-gerbox And the very poor video, to show that it works. I will make a better one when I have time. In the video, the motor seems to be overloaded. Actually the batteries have been used for the video of the Ford Fiesta, so they are not new. ^^
  13. Stefan Königer on Instagram made rim covers for me! As they are rim covers and not rims, there is a little offset. Furthermore the wheels look a bit greater. Actually the wheels are bigger than they should be - this was done to compensate the thickness of the sides of the tires. But they look great! If you are interested, you can contact Stefan on Instagram and Facebook. He sells these covers and he can do what you want!