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  1. MinusAndy

    MOC Fairchild A10 (WIP) pics added

    I finally got her up on her undercarriage today.
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    MOC Fairchild A10 (WIP) pics added

    More WIP. I’ve put these three tan knobs of god on the back of the plane as it counters the backlash from the limited input range on the joystick. I’ve added the three main function switches as extras on the back as well as in the cockpit so everything moves in there and on the control surfaces. I’m much happier with the distribution box now, it’s more organised and smoother than it was and thanks to a couple of threads on torque on this forum I now think I understand why I was losing so much power whilst driving the turbines and the undercarriage.
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    [MOC] Kässbohrer PistenBully 600

    Fantastic! Could you build a pipe dragon for it too?
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    Alternative to Rigid Hose 3mm

    Is there a strimmer cable that would work for this? It’s not hollow so you couldn’t put flex cables through it but it might work nicely for supporting axle holes
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    [MOC][WIP] Nissan 180SX Type X

    Sr20 det rnn14 variant with solid lifters and a Garret disco potato was my engine of choice.
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    [MOC][WIP] Nissan 180SX Type X

    Was this not a 1.8? I thought the sr20 was in the one after this without the pop ups? Or did they do a jdm 2.0 either way, chain driven camshaft as discussed in the engine thread recently would be an excellent thing to replicate.
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    Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 with crab steering

    Surely nuanced cool features like this are exactly what people are interested in. Awesome build!
  8. My last car moc had a cam chain running fake camshafts and it really struggled to turn smoothly, I think because of the small scale compared to the chain links. The one in this thread is significantly bigger though and I don’t think it would suffer from that.
  9. Nissans sr20det has a chain, it’s a glorious and bombproof engine! I thought the Essex had gear rather than chain. I believe it was based on a marine engine originally. I had one in a scimitar hot rod for a while but never investigated inside the engine too much. it used to sound like a skeleton having a w@nk in a biscuit tin at idle so maybe it did.
  10. I was really pleased to see a real build at the end of the video. Really nice moc.
  11. MinusAndy

    [MOC] BMW X3

    I really like the angle up the side. As you say, unremarkable vehicles require the small things to be spot on as with a lot of these vehicles the bodywork is kind of innocuous. I’d much rather see a moc of this than yet another italian supercar from a teenage boys bedroom wall.
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    42124 Off-Road Buggy

    For sure. That’s my point though. If you’re looking for an rc experience then Lego is way outclassed but if you’re looking for a flexible construction toy it’s unbeatable. That buggy model isn’t particularly parts rich so it kind of puts it in the territory of cool looking off road rc buggies and if that’s what you’re ultimately drawn in by then there are so many better options. I think Lego’s hubs and electronics end up being a bit pricey for what they actually do.
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    [MOC] 1968 Dodge Charger

    I’m not really an instructions guy but I’d love to see a straight up Sierra and I’ve already been inspired by your idea to add whale tail rs500 to my list of future builds. you could always build a Cossie mod kit for it when it’s done. I’m interested to see how you do the dash as it’s the same as the rs200. I think a lot of these 80’s and 90’s cars can be quite hard to build as the bodywork is quite subtle and innocuous so the small amount of identifying lines and shapes need to be spot on. Looking at your charger that’s not going to be a problem for you though!
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    42124 Off-Road Buggy

    I think Lego really nailed the looks on this. 11 year old me would have gone nuts for that buggy. the pricing is interesting as for that money you can get some very capable rc toys and the Lego performance is generally underwhelming in terms of driving experience.
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    MOC Fairchild A10 (WIP) pics added

    Yeah I don’t think blue suits a plane as brutal and industrial looking as the hog so I’m going to try to stick to more industrial colours. Blue looks great on stuff like f16s and flankers. Even the a10 demo team have paint jobs that are very industrial looking. At the moment it’s about 108 long by 112 wingspan.