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  1. Blakbird

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!
  2. Blakbird

    Blakbird Collection Liquidation

    The GBC modules are all gone. This topic has been dormant a long time so I haven't been updating the list. There are still a handful of MOCs left so I could update the list if here is still interest.
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    Technic Model Comparison

    Interesting thread. Since there are LDraw files available for every model (and many B-models), it is pretty easy to make comparison pictures without even owning the sets. In the beginning of Technicopedia, I took photos much as you are doing. I would line up all the cranes, for example, and snap a photo. There were several drawbacks to this: You need to own all the models You need to have all the models assembled You need to have space not only to arrange them, but to get far enough back to take a photo and get them in frame You need to repeat all of that every time a new model is added to the category As time went on, it was no longer possible to take a photo that included all the models in a large group, so I switched to virtual pictures using LDraw. You might say this is cheating, but it does a good job of comparing all the sizes as long as you use the same camera for everything, and also makes it MUCH easier to add a new model. I owned all the models up to 2016 but don't have physical copies of anything since then.
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    [MOC] Liebherr LTM11200 crane

    Just discovered this model. Wow! I thought I had stopped building MOCs but I might have to make an exception. I haven't done any renders in quite a while, but I'd be willing to give this one a go if you like. I think we could do some interesting things with perspective and comparing the scale to other models.
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    Rezvani Beast w/ sidewinder doors

    You just keep pumping out cool models. The last time I made a "Lox compilation render" it had 6 of your masterpieces, but I suspect it has become significantly out of date by now. Let me know if you want me to update it with any of the new models.
  6. As a display model I think this thing is very good looking and would be a welcome addition to my car shelf. My major concern is the stickers. Looking across the history of Technic models, virtually every time in which white was used in the stickers, those white portions disintegrated into a finely granulated pile of gooey morass within a year or two. In a case like this where the stickers are a huge part of the look of the car, and in which the looks of the car are the main point, I'm worried it will turn from good looking into hideous in a couple of years. I guess that happens to all of us.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    After a whole lot of sifting through Google search results, I found it. It is by Brian Alano. It is very much like the original Akiyuki train motor but with some additional strengthening. I have no idea how I found it originally. I worked really well though so I recommend it.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Thanks, but sadly that's not the one. The one I'm looking for is much older. It is not studless, just a slightly modified version of the original. The reason I'm looking for it is so that I can rebuild my parts back into the train. I didn't realize I had lost the instructions for it when I took it apart.
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    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Hello all. Interesting to drop back into my own thread after all this time and see what has been going on. I've been away too long and have forgotten some things so I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I recently disassembled my original Train/Crane module. This is the huge one with the crane that lifts the hopper off the train to fill it. When I first built this module I had problems with the little train. The structure wasn't very strong and it tended to come apart when under stress from driving the crane. Someone came up with a stronger version (possibly derived from an Akiyuki later version) than what I used in my original instructions and I converted my build to this newer design which was much better. Sadly, I cannot find any record of who made that improvement or where the instructions for the updated version are. I know they existed at one time because I used them to make my conversion. Anyone remember or can provide a link?
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    Blakbird Collection Liquidation

    I don't have any special wisdom, I'm afraid. Old rubber bands are almost impossible to keep intact. It's the stretching that kills them. If you want them to last, just don't install them or at least remove them when you aren't using them.
  11. Blakbird

    Blakbird Collection Liquidation

    I don't think TLG would have any interest. They already have a vault with all the sets so they don't really have need of my collection. So far as I am aware, they don't have anything assembled though. You got me there. I completely forgot about 8217 when making that statement. As for the continuing viability of Technicopedia, I may yet find a way to continue it in some form but it would require the help of the community since I no longer have the sets to photograph and I am not buying the new sets.
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    Blakbird Collection Liquidation

    Yes, I still have it. I am in Germany for the next two weeks so I can't show it or ship it at the moment, but it looks exactly like Sheepo's photos except with RC BF Goodrich tires. Please continue by PM if interested.
  13. Blakbird

    Blakbird Collection Liquidation

    For the moment I am keeping the supercars. I have a nice, self-contained display for them in the house. (Also, no one was buying them)
  14. Blakbird

    Blakbird Collection Liquidation

    The sets are all on Bricklink. This thread lists only the MOCs.
  15. Blakbird

    Blakbird Collection Liquidation

    I've updated the list of MOCs available on the first post. I've crossed out those that have sold or I decided to keep. Everything else is still available. I also added a couple of Akiyuki GBCs that I didn't realize I still had. I really don't want to have to part all of these out so make me an offer! It's too bad about the shipping costs and taxed in Europe or I think many more of these would have sold.