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  1. I really like building modular. For me, it first started as an experiment and challenge to put myself to when designing my Centenario and I ended up mainly with positive feelings. As a sum up of what already has been mentioned: it's convenient during the design process when endlessly revising and improving the model everywhere, it makes the assembly more interesting and satisfying (IMO) and making building instructions becomes naturally an easier task as well. Moreover it can perhabs become a bit bornig if you are constantly adding a few parts onto a larger build for page after page in comparison to building around a dozon individual components and 'bolting' them together with some pins and axles with stops. There are also builds out there who have a detachable bodywork as a single piece which is a completely different topic. It would be insane to have the intire bodywork of a supercar detached in matter of seconds, but I feel like that this inevitibly will compromise the bodywork itself to quite some extend. It seems more appropriate to do this on squarish vehicles as we've seen in Sheepo's Landrover. in other words, vehicles that don't require a complex network of panel mountings. Of course, modularity is by no means a necessity for a 'good' build, but it can really add something to the overal product on the condition that it doesn't noticably compromise the build. Doing this however, indeed requires some extra skill and a lot of extra effort. I found the result rewarding which is why I will continue to feature it in my future mocs.
  2. Congrats on finishing this model! I have enjoyed the WIP topic a lot and I am glad to see it finished finally The overal looks are great, the rear definitely is my favorite part, despite the many pinholes from the connectors which looks a bit disturbing IMO. I have to nitpick the A-pillars too: the 9L link and soft axle are very far appart which looks a bit odd. Was this compromise made to keep the links attached to the monocoque module? Nevertheless, It's an awesome and innovative design and I will definitely dive into the instructions to study some of the mechanisms and buildingtechniques. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Awesome work here! I love the simplicity and efficiency of the design. Little part usage and yet all necessary functions and details are present
  4. @astyanax Thanks a lot for sharing your modification here! I love the result very much! Building it in lime has created a lot of challenges as one can witness, such as absence of the bionicle wings which naturally compromises the area around the side intakes. However, the final result is very impressive and I will definitely apply some of the changes in my model which is covered in about a meter dust. Appreciate the extensive photoshoot too, if I had known you live in Lugano (?) I could have dropped by to check it out in person as I was there for a couple of days this summer. Keep us updated on the skirts!
  5. @amorti First I think for us hobbyist the main priority is having fun with our bricks and the amounts of views, likes and comments is not something to loose sleep over IMO. Of course it can add a lot joy to the sharing part of the hobby. In fact I can confirm myself that publishing something that goes viral is highly satisfying and does motivate me to greater efforts for my future MOCs. Like I said however, it’s more important to build something you really want/need rather than what others enthusiasts would like to see. The 1:8 scaled technic cars and B models of technic and creator expert sets are the most popular amongst the rebrickable users and obviously your published MOC does not fall into that category and therefore the statistics can not be compared. Moreover it requires a great ''wow factor'' and your submitted motorcycle probably won’t trigger that effect on most people, even though it’s a fantastic creation. After that, the quality of the presentation and details such as the price don’t really matter. Of course one must take decent pictures and write a clear description but it’s hard to mess this up. I hope this answers your questions.
  6. Congrats on this replica! Great looks and functionality - well done! My only complaint would be the use of rigid hoses but I can see why you've chosen them. Too bad someone has stolen the spirit of extacy on your car
  7. @nerdsforprez Thanks a lot for your review! Like amorti said, the difference is quite big between the lego and CaDa version in terms of fragility. Still it was my mistake to not attach every panel in a way that it's fully secured. Anyway, lesson learned and time to get on with my current WIP ;-)
  8. Very nice progress Jeroen, I really like all the engine details! One question about the gearbox: have you considered using a setup like this to achieve 8 + N + R in stead of the early prototypes shown above? The gearbox shown below is based on a concept presented by Anto a while ago where you're using the two driving rings for high/low for reverse and neutral as well. Reverse has the same ratio as first gear and is realised by bypassing the 4 speed gearbox. I know it's probably too late to change anything and I am unaware about the specific space limitations, however this is a much more compact and simpler solution that could have potential. It's not much bigger than regular 8 speed gearboxes. Maybe not exactly the type of setup you were wishing but just sharing an idea here. Good luck and I'm looking forward to the next update!
  9. Jeroen, it's great fun to watch this car coming along so nicely (and quickly!). I would critisize the usage of connectors on the rear end. IMO using panels or soft axles would give a sharper look, especially considering that the edges are very thin on the real car. I am not so sure about the mudguard panels in the front as well. They appear to be oversized (which they do on almost every car unfortunately). The smaller arches from the 488 set seemed more appropriate but that would mean shifting back to a red body. Looking forward to more progress!
  10. I am not sure If I understand you correctly, but it could have been solved by putting a bar inside the ball joint pin. By using ball joints you obviously don't constrain the roof from moving laterally. @Jeroen Ottens have you considered using 3x11 panels for the center tunnel? The downside is the asymmetrie - it will look different from the passenger's side compared to the driver's. Another option is to use 5x7 frames although this does compomise the look of the interior.
  11. Very happy to see a promising wip topic from you again! Great realistic monocoque design, it's one of the sections I like to put in a lot of effort as well. Have you got any ideas about functions and or colour scheme yet? I'd love to see it in yellow. I am also curious to know wether you will go for a modular chassis design. Looking forward to more progress!
  12. @sm1995 This topic in somewhat outdated in that regard. All rims far sale are vapor ones atm and resin printed rims are coming soon. Both are way better than the more conventional PLA. I don't own the store and I am not an expert in this field so I would suggest contacting the owners via the website for your specific questions/criticism. I just request custom 3D printed stuff on the site for my own needs and the quality is superb imo.
  13. @brucewayne These pictures can give you an idea of how this car looks with 3D printed vapor rims on two different specs. credits: @lego_tactics and Adam Hargus
  14. Thank you so much for sharing the technical detials of the chassis. Man I'm in love with this gearbox, not to mention that superb suspension setup! Keep up the good work!
  15. Congratulations sir, what a joy to see this new masterpiece pop up out of nowhere! Fantastic authentic replica, both internally and externally and a nice evolution compared to your one:1. It's a pity that the presentaion is so short, I think we'd all love to admire this MOC from some more angles and learn about some of the mechanical solutions in the chassis. Anyway, you've nailed all the curves with a consistent combination of panels, connectors and system bricks. Creative part usage troughout the whole model as well, such as the mirrors and front winglets. Thanks for sharing!