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    It's a cool little car, but I would really like to see a video or at least pictures of it in real life. Rendered images are fine, but especially with creations designed for play rather than looks, I want to see them in action! Also how securely is the curved 3x13 panel in the hood attached? It looks like its only held in place at the front. Rebrickable is full of awesome models, many of the best ones available free of charge. Personally I'm interested in models that have novel building techniques and a great build experience more than whether I own all the pieces, but that's just me. Also if I'm planning on buying something, I always check what free instructions the person has available to evaluate if the paid instructions are worth the money. I can instantly spot a few deal breakers that would bar me from buying your instructions (apart from the price to part ratio). Hope these help you improve on them: Many of the guiding arrows go trough pieces and sometimes even point to the wrong spots. (for example check your "simple steering mechanism" step 4 arrows.) looks unprofessional and can hinder more than help. One of the black Bionicle tooth pieces on the left side of the blue version render appears to be floating without no apparent axle inside it. I would guess the same mistake is present in the instructions and parts list.
  2. Thank you all for the kind words! The main rotor blades being directly connected to the swashplate is not really a thing in real helicopters so I can see why using a wheel hub would not be common in moc helicopters. In my research to see if anyone had built 8412 before, I did come across This [TC15] entry by Tomik that was inspired by 8412 as well and it uses a wheel hub. So I can't claim to be the first to come up with that idea. If anyone wants a better look at the insides, I have uploaded FREE instructions for this on Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-95970/Olli Mäkinen/nighthawk-helicopter-tribute/#details All Finns are welcome! Normally we focus on live events but now with covid there have been some contests to fill in the void. "Palikkatakomo" if you want to google us.
  3. Hello! Our LUG recently hosted a competition loosely inspired by your [TC20] competition to create a studless version of an older Lego set. Our ruleset was revised heavily though, to accomodate any MOC building style - not just Technic. Main idea was to 'modernize' a set released before the year 2000. Since the idea originated from here and my entry was made with Technic, I thought it was fitting to share mine here. The Nighthawk helicopter is a studless recreation of the 8412-Nighthawk from 1995. It retains the same functions and a similar size, though being slightly wider going from 6 to 7 studs wide main body. The 8412 used flexible cables for tilting its main rotor but here the same is achieved with linkages. This is also the main reason why the modern version uses more pieces (375 vs 287). I tried to use as many older black and light bluish gray 3L pins for a more uniform colour scheme. Also, love or hate them, I used stickers to capture the originals yellow stripes. The modern Technic way of creating details! :P Manual features: Spinning main and tail rotor using the crank on the left side Adjustable main rotor pitch and roll angle using the control stick in cabin Unfortunately, I’m too young to have owned the set myself, so I have no direct side-by-side comparison available. I did try to recreate the original photo in the instructions for fun though: Thank you for inspiring our LUG with the competition. Any feedback is appreciated!
  4. Hardest part for me is often making sure the model and especially the bodywork is built structurally rigid. It's easier to build stuff that looks cool when you build it for show and not for play. The real challenge is securing all of the panels and other exterior details so that if you grab the model from the wrong spot or shake it a bit too much everything still stays in the correct orientation. This comes especially apparent when building small scale builds with lots of detail.