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  1. Really? I think it looks totally different, i.e. too round for the boxy style of the Quattro, though the body style matches. Actually I never thought about the Quattro when developing it - but yeah, that's just how I see this model . I mean I have one in my portfolio that comes close to the Quattro - though I like the Sport quattro more - it's the F A H R super R: ...but that's a totally different league: selectable RWD/AWD, RC Buggy motor for drive powered by a BuWizz 2.0 unit, more info here. Just had another thought: You know, it would be really cool to have such cars - i.e. cars from the 80ies - again!
  2. I have two new models for this series - one already available since a while on Rebrickable for purchase - both are again alternate models of 42123 and 42093 respectively and feature swappable engines: AMX 5 experimental The AMX 5 experimental is a concept car that should develop the AMX 4's design into the future. It's extra low but still roomy enough to have some additonal passenger seating making it a 2+2 instead of a two-seater like the AMX 4. It features three openable doors: two gullwing doors and the engine cover with big "glass window" plus third break light like the AMX 4. The fenders are put on a half-stud offset to be closer to the wheels (like 42123 does), the quarter panels expose the rear wheels nicely. It features a Biturbo I3 engine in a symmetric design. Unfortunately I wasn't able to fit any of the existing engines in this car thanks to its low silhouette and cramped engine room, so I created two additional engines: symmetric I4 symmetric V6 ...that fit into this car and all the other ones: You can view and move these around in 3D using the 3D Instruction Viewer on Rebrickable (i4, V6). MM B-Runner This one should be a no-nonsense car by MM (Mars Motors) famed by its buyers and aftermarket for its tunability. It also has three openable doors: two conventional ones that incline to the rear giving the car some hips and the engine cover. The fenders are also put at a half-stud offset closer to the wheels, the quarter panel has the standard 1 stud offset. Together with the door construction this makes it visually look like the rear is lifted a little giving it a nice look in my eyes. It uses a standard turbocharged I4 as engine. Front and rear corners are not perfectly secured - I mainly ran out of parts and space - so excessive force will move them (a little). The chassis is derived from the attaccabrighe's chassis. For the pictures I removed the steering knob and also installed wider wheels at the rear for the looks, some parts are in the wrong color still but everything should be buildable from the inventory of 42093 - hopefully, as I haven't yet digitized it:
  3. @kbalage: Thanks for sharing your information. Geez, I hoped I could get it before Christmas. Hey, maybe it will be available before Christmas anyhow as TLG ships it to shops so soon.
  4. @kbalage: I wonder why these sets arrive "so early" at retailers. Is that usual, to get new sets, that are to be released - when exactly for this one? Before Christmas 2022 or after? - more than a month into the future, so early?
  5. Well, now we at least have a very good view inside of the wheel hub.
  6. @Void_S, @Zerobricks: BTW your guess was quite close to the original. Absolutely impressive given the quality of the engine photo - which is even mentioned in the video.
  7. Well, the engine already takes a huge part of the car. If it would be swappable it would be even cooler... When can we buy it? Before Christmas?
  8. @Jundis Thanlks for linking the video. So the engine indeed uses the TECHNIC cam (@deehtha ). A nice plus is that each 8 cylinder bank is constructed like a VR8 - impressive!
  9. I'd say it looked better than the original one IMO! Thanks for the detailed picture, I'll give it a try as soon as time allows.
  10. @Void_S Wow, I find it totally awesome how you can construct a model from just a few views - not to speak of sculpting the new parts in no time. How does the engine work? Does it have one or two crankshaft(s)? I can't really see how it would work smoothly with those 1/2 bushes against the side of the 2L beams (with axle hole) with the injection point - well, I need to build it to see for sure.
  11. I was afraid of that...
  12. I hope that is not a print on the fenders but a sticker.
  13. Seems like I missed that one - well was in my dark age... Nice one, didn't know of that Farmall naming, but tractors colored like those are still around in Germany where I live today. I only saw them under International/McCormick moniker here though - yeah "Farmall" in German sounds more like a cigarette brand ("Pall Mall" ). Porsche tractors also were red, but a different one if I'm not mistaken and they had a distinct even more rounded engine cover. I can feel you, but having multiple similarly scaled verhicles of the same theme is a plus, though kids seem to not mind too much about such details.
  14. Nice to see what you packed into this small model! I didn't know the part holding the front wheels actually existed but it's so useful for e.g. an engine hoist. Thanks for using it here. What's it gonna be, a Lanz, a Porsche, a Fendt, a Deutz?
  15. Fine work! It already looks so good for itself - I e.g. love the building techniques used for the front and the fenders and quarter panel - but being RC perfects it! Also looking forward to a performance demonstration...