DutchChris

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  1. DutchChris

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    The downside of the solution mentioned is that it fixes the wheels together which makes the model very hard to steer. I've used the following solution which allows just enough room for the wheels to move individually which will let it steer normally. The short bush is used on the outside and allows placing the wheelhub.
  2. Here's my version, built from an earlier model. It's a cool little car. Maybe you can submit the different versions people are making as an ant colony
  3. If you throw some off-road tires on it, you'd have a wicked Dune buggy.
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    Scale Modelling Forum needs your input!

    This is one of those questions that seem simple and get more complicated the longer you think about it. To me, the small Porches are definitely scale models, while the small models posted by @Didumos69 are definitely not. I think it comes down to whether I need to make a mental check if it's actually Lego or not. Or, worded differently, is it a model which happens to be made with Lego, or is it Lego made into a cool model. (Does the model transcend the medium or not.) Perhaps a tagging system could be applied, something that mentions scale and maybe whether it's a vehicle or a building for instance.
  5. Amazon.co.uk has it for 145 Euro, Shipping to Turkey will probably hurt though.
  6. There's really not much difference between sets when it comes to the pullback series. The one thing of note is that they are released in couples which will make a third model when combined. You can't go wrong here.
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    42056 Falken Porsche Mod

    The trick to airbrushing, or spray-painting, is to use multiple layers on top of each other. It's pretty common to see the base colour through the paint up until the fourth layer or so. And Lego might require a primer for the paint to hold properly. That said, I think the overall result looks pretty good.
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    Test Poll

    Poll just vanished for me, no popup or anything. using latest Firefox 64, ublock and blocking googlesyndication.com with noscript. Response header: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:17:00 GMT Server: Apache Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0 Pragma: no-cache X-Powered-By: PleskLin MS-Author-Via: DAV Content-Length: 0 Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=100 Connection: Keep-Alive Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Request headers: POST /forum/index.php?/forums/topic/152211-test-poll/&fetchPoll=1 HTTP/1.1 Host: www.eurobricks.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0 Accept: */* Accept-Language: nl,en-US;q=0.7,en;q=0.3 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Referer: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/152211-test-poll/ Not sure how to get the full response you requested.
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    [AMS-1] Voting (Finally)

    1: manganoid 2: Zblj 3: Marxpek's
  10. I'm not sure how it came across, but I certainly didn't mean to critisise the model. I think it's fantastic and I'll probably rebuild it with the PF, just to see it move. Also @DugaldIC & @Thorsten50, The black Flex axle in the rear window I've used is 16L and seemed to fit as intended. You'll need a few beside those; 3x 12L in Orange 2x 19L Black 1x 16L Black (probably)
  11. I've just started building to see how far I'd come with the pieces I had, I didn't really expect to finish it, but in the end it came mostly down to color substitutions and finding some alternatives for missing pieces. As you can see, it leans back a fair bit. My solution is to place it on a 1cm thick magazine which keeps the wheels on the floor, without straining the suspension. As it is, it will ride without dragging, but ground clearance in the back is <1mm at it's lowest point. This is the placeholder I've made for the servo motor, where the red connectors represent the connectors that hold the servo in place. The cog tends to skip when strained, but using a longer axle would clash with the connection to the fake engine. Substituting that axle with a shorter one and sharing the pinhole would solve that, but you'd have to integrate that earlier in the build. Regardless, steering the car from the steering wheel would be impossible due to the strain on the U-joints used. It would require modding to function.
  12. Hey all, long time lurker here, I've just finished building this without any PF or pneumatic functions. The servo motor requires a placeholder, but I've done nothing to replace the XL motors and had no trouble from that. For a truly manual version it would require the steering and transmission to be modded. As a note on the rear suspension, it is made in much the same mold as Didumos uses in his rugged supercar, and it needs all of it. I'd skipped the bottom torsion element, (the axle-pin connector) as it required more forcing than I could bring myself to, figuring it would be ok since I was skipping the PF elements. Unfortunately those things do not even out. The rear suspension needs all the torsion elements as described, or requires strengthening through some other means. Other than that, it's an amazing build, with some excellent panelwork. Thanks @DugaldlC for making it available.