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About Rudivdk

  • Birthday 06/22/1982

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    Technic, large (Ninjago) display sets
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    LEGO Technic, TES game series (playing and modding), (LEGO)CAD, last but definately not least my wife and 2 boys


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  1. Rudivdk

    42126 - Ford F150 Raptor

    Could TLG have used it to pitch the idea of a Technic model to Ford in the first place: 'Look what else we could do with the licence, next to the tiny racers'. And then Ford replied: 'Cool, but 2021 version, orange, crewcab, pricepoint/partscount etc etc...'
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    42126 - Ford F150 Raptor

    Totally agree there I have to say that I am pleased with orange though, the current F150 design gives us a few missing panels in the orange palette which I dearly missed while MOCcing the past few years.
  3. Rudivdk

    42126 - Ford F150 Raptor

    Looking at the front of the dark blue version (headlight and grille shape mainly), it is an older F150, previous model maybe? I can imagine Ford not being OK with that. Edit: looked it up, blue front is the 2015 facelift version
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    42126 - Ford F150 Raptor

    Tearing it down just for the parts is the exact reason why I'm thrilled to buy this set. Always a cheaper deal than the same parts as loose buys from bricklink...
  5. Now that is something fresh! I wonder if it will become possible at some point to load a digital model of a MOC into the app and do the same with any model, that would really blow me off my socks!!
  6. Rudivdk

    42128 - Heavy-Duty Tow Truck

    Haven't checked the video, but if the guy is not an experienced reviewer/builder he might have mixed up a red with a grey 16t gear somewhere, not knowing the difference between them. That might explain weird behaviour in functions...
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    Scale Modeling Forum future?

    Yes, let's merge them back together! The official Technic line is moving closer to scale modelling than ever (licenses, looks, system parts details). And scale model MOCs have a lot of technic parts and functions embedded. So seems like a logical move to put them together. Let's hope it will spark some more scale model builders to share their MOCs again.
  8. Rudivdk

    [WIP] Orion - 1:10 racecar

    @higgins91 Took me a little to realize, but the rear has 2 yellow springs as well, pointing inside and slightly downwards.
  9. Rudivdk

    [WIP] Hennessey Venom F5

    Well, I have also learned something from the Defender set: even though I meticulously built that gearbox and it ran smooth, after a few weeks it started cracking and jamming on me, to a point where it is almost unplayable now. Probably dust and some playwear are to blame, but it shows that when you are on the edge of what is possible with Lego gears, time will push it over the edge at some point... So high friction now can very well end up in too much friction in a few weeks. If I were you, I'd first focus on fully separating left and right side to see if that alleviates some of the issues by having less gears engaged. Start simply by just removing one gearwheel from the 'bridge' between left and right and testing that. Should give you some ideas on where to improve further
  10. Rudivdk

    [WIP] Hennessey Venom F5

    Am I correct in assuming that at any given selected gear (say:even), all the gearwheels of the opposite side (uneven) are backdriven through the connecting 'gearbridge'? This was for me the big problem and cause of stalling lower gears. I fixed it by making another left/right selector clutch at the engine side of the gearbox, hardlinked to the one at the differential side. This way one side is totally idle when a gear in the other side is engaged.
  11. Rudivdk

    [WIP] Hennessey Venom F5

    I tried a similar gearbox setup in a 1:10 car, but with two identical gearboxes left and right and a 1/0.9 ratio between them to make it possible to have even and uneven gears separated. Got it to work as POC, but didn't yet succeed in fitting it properly in my car. It would be interesting to see your approach and compared the two. I might post a thread of my gearbox to discuss further.
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    [WIP] [MOC] FWD Hatchback

    Cool, it's been a long time since I've seen those front and rear suspensions from Sheepo's MPS system used. I did the same lay-out a few years back (in my 1:10 mini-van MOC), but I guess with the currently available parts it would be easier to make it all a bit more compact. The biggest challenge for me back them was to fit the gearbox, but you've tackled that by going RC and skipping the gearbox altogether. Smart move ! As for the actual brand/model: I always look at loads of different pics, to see if I can imagine styling features from real cars in bricks. Usually when you already have an idea how to recreate a distinct feature, the rest will flow from there... But personally I wouldn't choose a complete model to recreate, I always make my own designs based on a few 'borrowed' key features. It's hard enough to make bodywork, even harder to try scale modelling with Technic...
  13. Rudivdk

    26287 without LEGO logo

    I have only genuine Lego parts in my collection (all from original sets) and I have both versions as well. Seems the printed ones are newer versions.
  14. Rudivdk

    Hello, my name is WannabeNinjagoBuilder

    When you click on my avatar you are directed to my profile page. Here you find a button with a 'figure' icon and a 'plus' sign next to it, this is the 'follow' button. It might take a while though before you'll get to see some modulars from me, I'm a slow builder with too much projects and ideas on my backlog...
  15. Rudivdk

    lego Oloid kinetic sculpture

    Fascinating, great stuff Just wondering though, why the rubber bands on the pedestal, is it because of the torsional powers pulling the parts apart? I can imagine a lot of stress building up at those points...