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    Barman's MOCs

    So dusting off a dusky topic. Since the robotic hand I haven't done that much building. The raw video material of the Mad Masher Monster Truck wasn't usable for youtube, so this had to be redone. During my holiday I was able to shoot some good video's in the park in my home town. Watching Sariel's and ZBLJ out-door video's, I had to make one as well, they just look better than studio video's. Thanks to NXTchris and Jurgen Krooshoop, I have a very nice intro for my video's to make them a bit more interesting. In the video of the Mad Masher it will have its debut. Right now I am working on the Ripsaw from the Howe brothers. I just saw the video of Sariel's version... He beat me to it ;) I am using an XL and L motor to power each track. Today I could test it and the is decently fast, but not as fast as i would like. I think I also need to use RC motors for power to get some speed. 20140719_130628 by Barman76, on Flickr Sariel's version is build his tracks system and the interesting suspension. It looks great and drives even better. Mine will be more of a scale model, trying to get as close as possible to the real Ripsaw. Making the roll cage will be a challenge.
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    [MINI] 8852 Robot

    Hello everyone, The deadline is approaching so time the pick up this project. Last week I finally had an idea how to make the steering functional. I had a solution, but this was very bulky and the model lost a lot of it's cuteness. The steeing is basicly the same as the original set, with a steering pin behind the cabin/head. 8852 Redux-6a by Barman76, on Flickr 8852 Redux-6b by Barman76, on Flickr The solution is actually very simple, but nice. 8852 Redux-6c by Barman76, on Flickr I have already taken photo's for the presentation. Now I need to make time for the edditing process. This is the hard part and not me speciality. I have a nice plan to demonstrate all the functions. For this I need a photo editor program that I don't have and need to learn the software, which takes time... The photo with all the parts is also done and it just under the 200. With 197 parts in total.
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    Audi RS 5 DTM

    Absolutely wonderful representation of the DTM Audi. The detachable body is a great function. Looks very aggressive, just like it should be.
  4. This is just one of those thinks you wish you had thought of yourself. It's brilliant in all it's simplicity
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    [MOC] Corvette C3 Stingray

    I just saw the video and head over here to react. OMG this is a beautiful model of the iconic Stingray. The body looks excellent and all the details are great. I really like the pop-up headlamps, nice construction flipping them up and at the same time lighting them. The roof panels are just that extra touch. I had a quick look though the instructions. The back suspension is interesting. Again a great design and an absolute amazingTechnic model of a Stingray!!! Well done!
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    [MINI] Combine Harvester

    This is one of the best entry's! Very nice design. I agree with the others, that removing one of the discharge sprouts and perhaps remove one of the four blade on each side of the combine (use the liftarm rotor 3 blade thin) to reduce parts and with that make a HOG steering and make the side of the truck more closed. These should be nice improvements to an already wonderful MOC.
  7. I never commented on this beautiful MOC... (Barman, you should be ashamed of yourself!!!) This is the perfect combination of 2 of my favorite themes, Technci and Sci-fi :D It is massive, well detailed and it works like the real one. 2 big thumbs up for this masterpiece!!! Thanks for showing us more details on the working of the turret and track pneumatics. I would also like to see photo's of mechanisme of the middle tracks and the outrigger / support.
  8. @blakbird and Sariel, I agree with you on the matter. The models have been chosen and the book is ready for printing. All models are more that excellent and also in a high diversity on what you can do within Technic. Let just keep it at that. There will always be a discussion wether a model fits in that type of category... @jurgen krooshoop, congrats! Sariel already told me that you model had a high chance of ending up on the cover. Also a little bit nice for me, because I photographed your models ;) The model really fits the cover and contens of the book.
  9. The book looks great. It is overloaded with great models. Really looking forward having the hard copy in hands. Thanks for letting me be a part of this and thanks to everyone making this book possible! On what I have seen so fare, I would like to make a small remark that in my opinion not all models are Technic, but only have a Technic inside structure. Looking at the mecha and the motorbike, they would fit better in the scale model or modelteam category. The Spitfire is also in a grey aria, although it has some interesting technic functions. Don't get me wrong, they are all very wonderful models, but I thing the term Technic models should stand for models made out of almost all Technic parts or are Modelteam models with a lot of (motorised / pneumatic) Technic functions in it. If the term Technic models has to be taken lightly, then I'm find with that, then you can take my text as non written ;)
  10. Holy crap, thats cool!!! 3 vehicles and just 200 parts and so many functions. This is absolutely a job well done. yes we do :D
  11. A nice an simple vehicle that does the job well. Although the weight of the tracks is high, it runs very well in the video, a specially down hill :) It must have been a pain in the megablocks the make the tracks. If I have to do a repetition action on one of my MOCs, I'm already bored after 4 or more units... Nice to see that you used the old system of making tank steering system with the RC unit. The PF switches are stronger then the old 9V ones, it only takes more space with all the connector wires ;) Last year I had the idea to remake my Black Panther and perhaps make a real Lego version of the Howe & Howe Ripsaw, because the Black Panther was based on that vehicle. Black Panther 01 by Barman76, on Flickr I didn't had the time to make it. Seeing your tank the idea popped up again, so thanks for thank.
  12. A wonderful mini Technic version of the original set. The functions are simple yet well designed in a small space. I like it a lot. You could replace the angle connectors in the canopy with flex axles or find a trans yellow canopy to make it become more like the original set. It would be even better with a HOG steering in it, but considering the high number of parts already, this would be a no.
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    [MINI] Trial Truck 8 Wheeler

    Now this is a cool idea. Looks really nice. Only it is a lot of black. It would look better with a bit more color in it. I like that the second axle has less steering than the first one. Nice solution.
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    [MINI] Garbage Truck

    Ooh wow, this is so cute. Very well executed. The functions are just as they should be. The colors are a great choice. I really like this one!
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    [MINI] 8852 Robot

    Thanks buddy. I haven't been here a wail, but there are some very interesting (new) mini models entered. Competition will be tough! It really brings out the best in builders. 200 parts is really a challenge, don't think to lightly about it!
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    [MINI] Lawn Tractor

    This is just a great little lawn tractor. Well designed and all the original functions included. The green color makes it even more interesting. Great job! And congrats on your baby girl.
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    [MINI] 8852 Robot

    Here you go... 8852 Redux-5b by Barman76, on Flickr Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm still think about making a better steering that comes close to the original.
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    [MINI] Mini Digger

    It looks great. The redesign of the cabin is wonderful and the seat looks so much better. Just leave the armrests up like that, so you get a nice rounded seat. I can't believe that this is still just 200 parts! Job well done!!!
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    [MINI] Mini Digger

    It's not yet official, but I think you can cut the tubes to an existing length that is in a current set. So far, it's a job well done. I agree with Erik and you should make the seat a different color. Blue would look good. Lego also uses blue for seats in construction vehicle like Erik pointed out. As Jim said that the mini model neats to be as close as possible to a Lego set, so blue would do very nicely.
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    Ferrari 458 Spider

    Absolutely mind-blowing. The car shape is spot-on in all the details. Just amazing. I saw the video a year ago and last year I had a nice talk with Sheepo on Lego Fanweekend 2013 (Skaerbaek) about his cars and this one popped up in our conversation. With so many interesting supercars around I said to Sheepo that I would like to make one and to get noticed it had to have something special like a good working folding roof. Than Sheepo told that this was already done and talked about this car and I remembered. Looking forward to the instructions of this awesome Ferrari. @Blakbird, great and fast work on the instruction. The render looks sooo good. It is basically just you and Jurgen Krooshoop that do al the hard work of making instructions for the best MOCs! Good luck with those wires.
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    [MINI] Skid Loader

    Welcome to the competition. It's a very nice skid loader and it fits very well in the competition. Just nice to see so many different models in this competition, although there are many ground moving vehicles entered. I would say to look around on the many other lego skid loaders and let them inspire you to make small improvements to make it even better.
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    [MINI] Mini Digger

    Aah yes, it looks great. A very nifty excavator. Amazing that you made it under 200 parts. It is still a bit plain, but the functionality makes up for that by a long shot.
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    Smit Cheetah ASD Tug 3213

    Hi VF, like I already said to you, this is yet again a wondelfull model you made. The details are well done and make the ship complete. Congrates on yet another great MOC!
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    [MINI] Mini Digger

    Those are some good improvements. Good idea for the counter weight. It would be better if the switches are in line. Perhaps like in the crane of the Unimog. This is made up out off a view parts. I don't know if this takes more parts then you are now using, but if it doesn't it could be a nice improvement. I hope you can do it with the 200 parts. This already looks great.
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    [MINI] 8852 Robot

    In the main topic Jim talked about that it has to look like a real mini set with some examples and my first try is more in the medium range, so that is why I took Jim's advice he posted in this topic and made a better version that would fit in the mini category. I hope this explains it.