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Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by LoudMusic, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Jump_Ace

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    So the May the 4th rumor was true this year. Is that a UCS set? I'd like to sell and upgrade my OG set. I didn't cover up my windows when I first got it, so its all yellowed : /


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    Doesn't seem to be, but the price is certainly worthy of one. Yellowing is something I'm just living with at the moment, we only have one window so I can't exactly cover it up, but we do usually have the blind shut and I've got the Podracer near the window right now which is partially yellow already... My A-Wing was in that spot for months before that though, but it was winter, but winter doesn't mean there's no UV getting in... Argh!
     
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    Maybe not that particular product but a UV film should do the job.
     
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    You could buy and return a UV meter to test it but even a small attenuation is probably worthwhile, these films are pretty cheap here... I wonder if that's because they're being sold to chumps who are worried about getting skin cancer at home, though, as that's going to mean they're completely useless.

    In other news, I appear to have made a minor miscalculation. My SO and I had a chat the other day in which I agreed to stop buying Lego and she agreed to stop buying plants until we had somewhere to put more Lego and plants, then she got another plant, but just a small one, presumably thinking I wouldn't notice, but I did.

    Naturally I figured that was a green light for me to get a TIE Fighter and X-Wing so I did... I should've checked how big they were, though, the TIE Fighter has just arrived and, well:

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    The box on the left is Lego (with a bit of space for packing but not much), the box on the right is the 13" Chromebook I got the other day to give you an idea of scale. Something tells me she's going to notice this! And I have to carry it home on the tube...
     
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  7. Jump_Ace

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    :lol:

    She'll notice the Tie Fighter. My wife noticed every time I assembled something new from my collection. Its funny how she memorizes my man cave to make sure I don't 'sneak anything past the goalie'. GL with your goalie buddy! :lol:



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  8. neema_t

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    You weren't wrong, although she came home early and caught me in the act which didn't help, so until we put more shelves up it has to live in the cupboard of shame:

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    Along with the AT-ST, Luke's Landspeeder, Yoda's Starfighter and a few other bits I don't really care about.

    Not sure how she'll react to the X-Wing but I did very casually mention it so when she flips out I can say I told her about it!
     
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    I'm single, hence:

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    Built the Stratos over the weekend, and good grief, what one person can do to reimagine a Porsche as a Lancia and make a full set of instructions is incredible. Obviously as a plaything it's not up to Lego's high standards - it's not as rigid as a Lego original, the doors droop, the rear clamshell either looks odd but opens properly or looks right but doesn't open much - but that's not the point, and considering the limitation of not having a whole company to work on it and the goal of sticking to 911-parts only these are very minor criticisms. It looks superb, has both a working steering wheel and a detachable hand of god, has a working manual 5-speed plus (with an optional single non-Porsche piece) reverse... these MOCs blow my mind anyway, but to make something that looks so right from the parts of a single set I find truly remarkable.

    I added a few minor details, some mentioned in the comments on Rebrickable, some of my own: looking at this 1974 example I changed the driver's door mirror and deleted the passenger side of the same; added rear lights in the form of two spare red cogs; changed a couple of orange pieces for grey to mimic the reversing lights; and added a number plate and mount. Head on at the rear is its least attractive angle, and the one that looks the least like the real thing (it slightly reminds me of a mkII GT40); from every other viewpoint it looks fantastic.

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    Of course, buying a second-hand Porsche set off eBay and spending 2 days building it into a Stratos is entirely @ProjectWHaT's fault and certainly not mine for having no self control.
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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    @Roo that's awesome, really impressive that it's all made from one kit too! To be honest the GT3 RS doesn't look exactly like the real thing anyway - modern cars aren't really something Lego lends itself well to, as they're all curves and that's basically the one thing Lego doesn't do well - so the Stratos being a bit off is forgivable IMO.

    No one asked but have some photos of the TIE Fighter (and my kitchen):

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    It has some really nice detailing, especially on the engine, bit of a shame the inside edges of the wings are how they are but that's just Lego being Lego. The build was surprisingly fun despite a lot of it being mirrored, you essentially have to do the same thing four times over because the wings are symmetrical so you build each by doing the same thing twice and then do it again, the wing booms are pretty much the same again (symmetrical front and back), the cockpit is symmetrical too, but in a way I enjoyed the repetition. I know the X-Wing is going to be pretty much the same again.

    Speaking of, my X-Wing arrived at work while I was out of the office on training so I'll be picking that up tomorrow, good excuse to go to work I guess.
     
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  13. Jump_Ace

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    Yeah basically all the UCS Star Wars sets are mirrored and/or duplicated. It makes sense but is frustrating at times...."Again? I JUST did this!"


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  14. Michael88

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    Working on a Pikes Peak / Time Attack race car. This is a render, its about 80% finished now. Still have to decide on the color scheme and some other details before I order the parts. Went for blue white right now, kinda like it. Any suggestions? :dopey:

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  15. Nessy

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    Definitely does, though i'm disappointed by the gif, AT.. Needs more cardboard boxes. :D

    Yes it has, well spotted. I suppose I really couldn't quite decide what I wanted it to be, hence it looking like many of the cars of that era.
    But you're right, 1st-gen Monte Carlo is a very heavy influence. :tup:

    Fantastic looking Pikes Peak car Michael! :tup:
    The colour scheme looks great, but if you plan on adding some decals, would be nice to see some yellow in there, and some red to go with the wing mirrors.



    Here's some rendered pics of what I've been working on recently. Unfortunately my laptop crapped out again, and I've yet to reinstall LDD.
    I still need to order the rest of the parts to make it, and have decided to stick with the original green and white version, as I already have the majority of the parts.
    The pics are a variation of different stages before deciding on the final design, (the images with the original base model in them, to show size difference, is the final design). Although it may not look it, it's taken a heck of a lot of time to do, as I needed to add strength to weak areas, and although it may not look it, there wasn't much space to work with.

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    The steering is quite limited due to space, but added it anyway to bring a little bit of life to it.
    It can't be seen from the images, but i'm quite pleased how I managed to fit it in under the bonnet along with all the rest of the other gubbings under there.

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    Earlier build showing a bit of detail under the bonnet:

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  16. Michael88

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    That Mini s awesome, now that you have a rear engine version you should totally use this base for a hillclimb racer. :drool: Are you planning on making a physical version of it?

    Thanks. I want to make a physical version of this car but parts availability forces me to use less than ideal color schemes. I'm thinking on doing a black version with colorful highlights. Black parts are always cheap and available but it makes shapes less visible.
    What do you think?

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  17. Jump_Ace

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    The instructions leave a lot to be desired, imho. But I'm also used to 'pro' build instructions :lol: And a noob!


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  18. Sprite

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    Just found one of the coolest Lego designers. “steponabrick” puts out some amazing gaming and anime inspired sets.

    He even did some Wipout ships!!

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    I feel robbed that I can not buy that.
     
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    Must admit, I’d love the instructions for those ships. He’s done 3.

    He has got some free instructions for this though...

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  21. Michael88

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    Finished my car. Also got some sponsor stickers from Amazon which fit really nicely I think. Its consist of 900 bricks, has steering, modeled interior and all the fun aerodynamically stuff a hillclimb car needs. :D

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    Here is my current collection of the cars I have created (and still exist) so far: :D

    Left to right: 1990 F1, JGTC, Time-Attack racecar, 1990 IMSA GTP, 1973 F1.

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    Just had a look at their Instagram page...

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    Man I would love those WipeOut ships :drool:. These people building amazing stuff (even you @Michael88, truly amazing work you've been doing :tup:) and I can't even lay down a chassis for anything :lol:
     
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  25. Nessy

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    Thanks Michael! (sorry it's taken so long to reply). And yes, I plan to make a physical version of it. I have the base model (10242), so a good number of the parts are already there, but it's surprising the amount of bricks I still require to get it exactly how I want it to look. Originally I wanted it to look like this, but the wheel hubs don't exist (well I couldn't find them on bricklink).
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    And yes, now I have a basis of a Hill climb car, I plan on doing one when time permits. Though I was thinking of something along the lines of the aptly named 'Hillman Imp'. Haven't decided yet, so will have to see how it goes. :tup:

    I'm really glad to see you decided on the colour scheme you went for, on your Honda Hill climb car. It looks awesome! And it ties in perfectly to your superb garage of racing car MOCs. As a group of MOCs (and individually), they look absolutely fantastic! Definitely models to feel proud of. :cheers::tup:
     
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    Same, I just bought the plans for the AG Systems ship since it was always my favourite in WipeOut HD/Fury. The parts will cost about £20, excluding shipping, so I'll leave it until the end of the month and see if it's a good idea or not.
     
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    The other day, while sorting out my files at home (#adulting) I found the manual I thought I'd lost for Lego set my girlfriend bought for me from a charity shop, naturally it was missing a few pieces so I finally had the kit number and individual brick numbers so I used Lego's Pick a Brick thing to order them, but as it came to about £0.35 I decided to round it up to £10 by buying bits to make new stands for my Star Wars kits - only really simple transparent columns, nothing special.

    Here's what I had before:

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    So just 2x2 round bricks either 2 or 3 bricks high on a 4x4 round brick. Here's the after:

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    I've only just noticed this is blurry, it's two window elements facing each other on a 4x4 round plate, although I did put another "transparent" round brick on top to space it up just a bit higher.

    I'll probably edit this post with better photos later!
     
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    A little side project, here is my new mining excavator in minifig scale, one of those really big hydraulic excavators that move dozens of tons of rock overburden with one scoop. Shovel is fully movable with actuators and I used two turntables in tandem to make the model rock solid. (And before anyone asks, excavators this size absolutely do have relatively small sized tracks)

    Hope you like it!

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    Finished the RSR last night. Some of the stickers are a little wonky and I've got more left over pieces than I probably should have (Oops :lol:). Ignoring the weird fishbowl headlights. Think Lego did a nice job with this kit. Looks great when it's all together.

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    Really minor but hopefully someone will find this as satisfying as I did, I got the parts I needed to complete this charity shop find from my SO. Before:

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    In case you need help spotting the differences, left wingtip, nose cone and orange afterburner cones.

    And yes, it's a bit dusty, I assembled this four years ago.
     
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