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  1. I for one am really excited about this program! I've got my entry finished on Stud.io but I'm waiting on some parts to test it in person. Can't wait to see what we get from this!
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    Signature Technic Quirks?

    As many as I have Most of mine went into my mobile crane, I think it's the only yellow piece in the whole model. Those accents right
  3. I haven't been very active here as of lately, I've been working on a fairly large project. But I got to wondering, what are some of your signature quirks when you build? Me personally, I hate the look of bushes; just can't stand them for some reason. I replace as many of them as I can with two half bushes; I know it's not efficient but IMO it looks a lot better What about you guys?
  4. Quoting TBB: "The car was made from a total of 339 different types of Technic pieces, including 58 new custom elements recolored to match the vibrant blue hues of the skin of the Chiron." I wonder if we'll be seeing any of those new recolored parts in the future...
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    Zombie Apocalypse Truck 6x6

    Also keep in mind that the thrill ride is part of TC14, which may drive a lot more EB traffic there. I personally love how unique all your builds are, and this one is no exception. Wonderful work!
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    Mid-Scale Five-Axle Mobile Crane

    Thank you! Glad I could be the one to bring you back Thank you everybody for the kind words!
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    Mid-Scale Five-Axle Mobile Crane

    Ah yes, the coveted bottom view. How could I forget? Here it is: Mid-Scale Five-Axle Mobile Crane MOC. by jwarner1718, on Flickr The two inner steered axles use two of these on each side in order to vary the steering angle while still giving me a way to attach a wheel. It works better than I would have first thought. I also have a few renders of the guts: Mid-Scale Mobile Crane MOC by jwarner1718, on Flickr Blue is outriggers Green is steering Nothing special in the chassis, both the steering and the outriggers are run on single axles, and the outriggers just use worm gears to keep from collapsing. Mid-Scale Five-Axle Mobile Crane MOC by jwarner1718, on Flickr Pink is the cable Yellow is the input for boom functions Azure is boom raising (it controls the LA) Lime is boom extension The superstructure was a little more complicated since I needed three functions with really only room for two control knobs. the boom mechanism is based off of this design by Erik Leppen, though I modified it with 3x11x2 panels for aesthetics. the boom extension is also really slow right now since I had few ways to gear it up; most of the gears used can't be swapped out for anything else due to size constraints. However, as soon as I can get my hands on one of the new 20t clutch gears I can bump the ratio from 1:1 to 5:3, which should make it considerably more bearable to work with. Let me know your thoughts!
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    Mid-Scale Five-Axle Mobile Crane

    Thank you all for the kind words! I'll see what I can put together in the morning, it's late here in the States.
  9. I've been floating around EB for a while, so it's about time I share my first Technic MOC: Mid-Scale 5-Axle Mobile Crane MOC. by jwarner1718, on Flickr Between wrapping up school and work, I've spent a lot longer on this project than I had anticipated, but I'm very pleased with the result. The finished model is around 950 peices, and with full manual functions: Four-axle steering One stage outriggers Boom extension Boom raising/lowering Superstructure rotation Cable extension/retraction Opening doors With the exception of the doors and superstructure rotation (which are operated simply by hand), all functions are controlled using 12T gears at the rear of the model. I made consolidating the controls a top priority since a lot of manual MOCs have control knobs all over the place. The lower superstructure gear operates both the boom extension and the raising/lowering, and there's a switch on top of the superstructure to switch between the two. Mid-Scale 5-Axle Mobile Crane MOC. by jwarner1718, on Flickr Mid-Scale 5-Axle Mobile Crane MOC. by jwarner1718, on Flickr Mid-Scale 5-Axle Mobile Crane MOC. by jwarner1718, on Flickr Mid-Scale 5-Axle Mobile Crane MOC. by jwarner1718, on Flickr Mid-Scale 5-Axle Mobile Crane MOC. by jwarner1718, on Flickr The crane measures 14" long (36 cm) with the boom down, and the boom itself can be raised to almost 18" (45 cm). Let me know your thoughts!
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    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Whoops I meant 42054, guess I got my numbers minced
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    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    B model seems underwhelming IMO. Similar to 42056 in that it seems it's just a rebuild of the boom into something different
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Considering all that's been learned from this, you could almost expect the 2020 supercar reveal to be flawless
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    It looks like the build for the shocks is a simple x2 build for both sides, which means that the stops would face different directions when mounted.
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    Technic Pub

    I just recently got into Technic, so the few sets I've gotten are all built. Or rather were... now they're all broken down, waiting to go to college with me
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    Generic Contest Discussion

    I'd be down for this. Maybe evaluate entries in part based on recognizability and retention of functionality. Sounds like a fun challenge!