Sebeus I

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    Winner of the Third Tournament of Retribution!
  • Birthday 10/12/1989

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    Pirate ships, submarines and heavy-duty land vehicles


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  1. Sebeus I

    Flying Dutchman

    Thanks, black proved to be a very defining color, very dominant. It just wouldn't blend in with the other colours. The effect you describe is exactly what I wanted to achieve . I'm afraid that ship has sailed, for several reasons this creation is also no longer eligible for LEGO Ideas. Thanks, although I used that part initially because round bricks in old grey were hard to find in great quantities . You can save a lot of money by looking for alternatives. (I just had a bunch of those parts already). Thanks buddy. Awesome, hadn't seen that .
  2. Sebeus I

    Flying Dutchman

    It is finally completed, took me long enough . Let's start with some history; Now, back to the present; I had some help from my sister to spice up those first 4 pictures . The prow underwent a lot of changes since the last version, it took me a while to get to something I was satisfied with. It is one of the more difficult parts of the famous ghost ship after all. A small but very important addition is the original Davy Jones minifigure, to serve as captain. For your information, that one was quite expensive . There were a lot of changes on the stern and poop deck. It began with some structural changes (because it kept breaking apart) but later also characteristic details were added, such as Dead watching over the ship and the flippers on the galleries. Apart from the minifigures there is only one black part on the ship, which is the compass on the steering wheel. Excluding the colour black from the colour scheme was essential. The one aspect that the new version did not improve on is interior access. While the previous version had a complete interior I sacrificed main gun deck for structural reinforcements. The port side of the ship was also finished (previous version was open on one side). But I did keep the captain quarters, with some changes though. The cabin can be accessed by taking out the poop deck. On the previous ship the stern was usually a disaster whenever I moved this ship. It's a lot more stable now. Yep, I'm quite satisfied with this one. Time to move on to a new project .
  3. The body work is challenging. I decided to leave functionality for what it is and focus on the overal shape of the vehicle. So no opening doors on this one. I was happy with this at first but half an hour later I looked at it and thought the lines were too straight, the design too static. I might still change it completely later. Not so sure about the headlights, maybe they look better if I add some vent below them.
  4. Sebeus I

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    I made a pose-able turret seat. initially wanted to do the same on the lower turret but there's not enough space to do so in the current state. The seat is attached using a ball joint, allowing many angles. The original seat has to be removed though, in order to make this installation fit. Also, for the interested, I took some pictures of the original Falcon model for Episode 5 and 6, it were the worst conditions ever to take pictures though. (link).
  5. It's not much but it's something; I intend to make the bodywork so that it would be easy to remove, that way the inner works can still be accessed.
  6. At the moment I'm moving to a new place but it's the 1st project on my list to continue once I'm settled .
  7. Interesting suggestions . I've completed stage 1: Complete Chassis: Exhaust mufflers, air intakes and intercoolers added. (in some pictures I changed the intercoolers). The air intakes may still be relocated, it kind of depends on the bodywork I will add. The sand red grill tiles are supposed to be parts of the air filter, which should normally not be visible. The complete engine package fits barely on the chassis, it was quite the challenge to route exhausts and air pipes through the installation. I added protection for the steering cylinder, while this is accurate to the real thing my chassis could use the extra reinforcement (the front crash structure crashed a bit too easely ). The exhaust pipes are insulated near the rear suspension ( the ribbed metallic hoses) as they pass through the wishbone installation. The actual exhaust tips will be determined as I build the rear bumper. That's it for now, the bodywork will be something entirely different, I don't know yet what functionality I want to integrate (opening doors, hood, etc.) as my main focus will be the esthetics. At the same time I want to keep the chassis modular in that sense that it should be easy to swap bodywork. I do have some other projects to attend to first though so for now it will stay as it is. Thank you all for the nice comments.
  8. Electronic Control Unit: The ECU, in a plastic case ofcourse, to protect it from water and dirt. This one goes underneath the dashboard. The main wiring harness attached to it. these wirings are often referred to as 'cuttlefish' in an assembly area. Battery: Located in the lower front of the vehicle. Normally it should have some warning stickers. I didn't bother to make a fuse box, not really relevant on this scale, besides, I haven't foreseen any airconditioning, windscreenheater or any other device that might need a fuse anyway. Oil reservoir: Assembly: Everything comes together... To be honest I have no Idea what the welding kit is supposed to represent, just a meaningless detail I guess The only thing that remains now before I can start on the bodywork are the exhaust and air intake pipes.
  9. At the moment, yes. But the construction will become more sturdy once the gearbox is in place as that one will connect to both lower suspension frame and upper subframe.
  10. Rear Subframe: This new subframe will make it easier to route the exhaust pipes through the dense chassis structure. I'll have to make some modifications to the underside of the engine and transmission though, in order to fit in the new subframe. But I'm sure it will work out this time . Fuel Tank: I almost forgot this rather indispensable component. It will be located behind the seats, just in front of the engine. I should still attach the filler necks (one on each side) though. I might have the next update ready by tomorrow.
  11. Thanks a lot for the encouraging feedback The rear axle doesn't look like what I'm going for, the wheels are simply attached to two technic bricks, I want something that kind of looks like double-wishbone independent suspension. I came up with an alternative last night. Rear axle lower subframe: The black frame will attach to the underside of the gearbox, the tan cross axle pins are what the wheels attach to and the upper holes will provide attachment points for the rear subframe. This means that I'll be adjusting the rear subframe next, in order to fit the new rear axle installation. I will give the skeleton structure a little bit more thought this time, considering I'll have to connect air intakes and exhausts. But I will get there eventually .
  12. Intermediate assembly: All components thus far assembled in the proper configuration. I'm not happy with how the rear axle installation turned out. I must do something different here... I think I'll rebuild the rear subframe, it's not working out for the rear axle. Still a long way to go before I can start on the bodywork.
  13. I'm building my own model . But I do get some inspiration from my previous models;
  14. Seats with center console: Didn't have a lot of inspiration for this one, I copied the seat design from 10248 Ferrari F40. The center console is made up of mostly this part, this leaves a small gap between seat and console, which I was going for. Using a 2x4 curved slope wouldn't be nearly as elegant. Dashboard module: Containing the steering column and some unobtrusive details. The dashboard attaches to the chassis via the grey clips. That's it for now. I've been trying out several designs and configurations for the exhaust system (I can't seem to fit a muffler/the mufflers. I also really want to add the complete air intake path, including intercoolers and air filters but I'm getting in conflict with the bodywork. It's going to be very difficult to have these as separate components, considering they are located so close to the exterior. The hardest part has yet to come...
  15. Thank you, it is quite rigid, I should connect the rear beams in some manner though, that's currently its weak point.