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About 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

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  1. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [CONTEST] Who would join a GBC contest?

    Kinda sums up my feeling about the average reaction (or absence thereof) on MOC posts here, competition entry or not. I'm not sure things will be radically different for a GBC contest, but I think the theme matches well my usual approach: trying to find the most elegant or creative way to get the job done, with the minimum amount of parts (and out of a limited pool). I now know that I can't win on EB doing so, but quite frankly, I don't care. I like to see what other people submit and compare. It's a bit sad of course that I can only rely on myself to rate my builds, but I can't take votings on EB too seriously; they'll always favour the biggest pile of assorted color parts, with the best post-prod photos. Even if the build is in fact fragile, unnecessarily complex or slightly off the theme of the contest. But things may be different with GBC, as it may drag a different population. I look forward seeing this.
  2. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC19] Exocet

    I filled the gap on the side of the tank, in an effort to smooth things a bit. Also replaced the red beam in the frame. Et voilà! New family member:
  3. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC17] Apocalypse Scrambler

    I figured double headlights would fit the theme better. Here's what it looks like:
  4. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [MOC] 8838 Tribute Dirt Bike

    With a couple more parts at hand, I wanted to smoothen some details; front mud guard, tank, seat, controls, tail and finally the 3-pin long half liftarm as footrest, as suggested by @Mechbuilds. I think those vintage wheels now got the tribute they deserved!
  5. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [CONTEST] Who would join a GBC contest?

    Yep, totally agree with @howitzeron this.
  6. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [CONTEST] Who would join a GBC contest?

    I'm in! GBCs are a lot of fun to build and watch. I just can't get why Technic fans wouldn't at least give it a try. Of course first places will be taken by people that are already renown on the site, with a lots of time and bricks as always, but whatever; it's fun to build something new. And with GBC, there's at least one objective criteria; the thing must work.
  7. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC19] Technic Motorbike Contest - Voting Topic

    5:10 8:6 16:4 4:3 19:2 27:1
  8. Yes, I found it quite surprising too. It's interesting to see what people vote for, but as for the why, it remains mostly cryptic to me. The only tendance I could decipher is a lot of voters tend to favor big, over-engineered mocs. The more parts used, the better, it seems.
  9. Thanks for this TC @Jim it's been a blast, as usual !
  10. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC19] Exocet

    Done! You can find it here: I went full salesman mode. Contests are for fun, ain't 'em?
  11. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC19] Technic Motorbike Contest - Entry Topic

    TC19 Exocet Corley Motors is happy to present the 2021 addition to its products line, the Exocet. Equipped with the new wheel-on-wheel® transmission, this model is designed to please the eye and offer high standard features. As long as its dimensions (only 29cm x 12cm x 13cm), its price is minimal while the features come in full: Custom chrome rims Steering Full suspension Longitudinal flat twin motor 2 speed gearbox with neutral Side stand Equipment is plethoric as usual with Corley Motors; headlight, rear light, indicators, license plate holder, leather grips, electronic speedometer, high capacity air intake filter, chrome exhaust pipe with titanium muffler, full sized foot rests, you name it, we got it all. The new wheel-on-wheel® transmission design allows for a perfectly neat rear end looks. Ride in style with Corley Motors! More information at your local Corley Motors specialist:
  12. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC19] Exocet

    There was a bit of sunshine this morning, and I figured sunlight is the best to make those chromes pop out. So I shot my final photos. Now I can prepare my entry post. Cheers!
  13. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC19] Rieju MRT PRO (2020)

    Hello ! Modeling an existing bike is quite a challenge, kudos for trying on that. A few remarks, thought.. Are you sure about that caster angle ? Also, the final model seems a bit heavy on system bricks, are your sure you still qualify ? Finally, have you noticed there's no picture of the front side ? Good luck with votings !
  14. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC19] Extended motorcycle with a CVT

    Awesome video, man. And a very neat build ! Good luck !
  15. 1980SomethingSpaceGuy

    [TC19] Exocet

    Thanks @Zerobricks! Yep. I guess that's the advantage of building small out of a small bricks pool (I currently have way under 20K Technic bricks); there's a limited amount of possible ways to assemble them.. Thanks a lot for your message! So did I. But rejoice, the pictures will remain here for whenever we need that rush of nostalgia Seriously, thanks again for pointing the right course, captain Manneth Berd!