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So Alex, your tips. These are the steps I use for building a car:

1. Take a picture of the real model. Look good at it, so you can see which parts are needed.

2. Start making some first models. They don't have to be good in one time, some things you need to get clear can be used in a second try.

3. Choose the right scale. For detail comparision like much scale for small car, you can try a 4-wide for a challenge. But if you just want great details, then choose 10-wide or more.

4. Choose which car you wanna build. Supercars are quite easy in 4-wide, but my not 4-wide collection exist out of almost all common cars.

5. Don't think opening doors or so gonna help you making a ''perfect-MOC''. Detail is important, and opening stuff is just great if you can add it. But leave it if you get trouble with it. Interior also isn't the most important of the car, the body is the most important.

6. If you build a 10+-wide car in real bricks, a handy trick is to make first a LDD-model of it. If you are pleased with the LDD-model, then you can use the building guide to make the model in real.

7. Keep positive! Just think all-time: ''I will succeed'', and you'll be well! Don't go building with no ideas though, you'll get bored and your inspiration is going nowhere. (happened to me from 27th may 2012 to 9th june, no inspiration just because all your builds fail)

8. Build! Even if it goes nowhere, you can either choose giving up and have an inspiration-crisis, or just take some parts of and make another car from it (just examples)

Those are the tips, I hope they help.

-Loek
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| September 2, 2012, 3:08 am
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Quoting Loek Marcus
So Alex, your tips. These are the steps I use for building a car:

1. Take a picture of the real model. Look good at it, so you can see which parts are needed.

2. Start making some first models. They don't have to be good in one time, some things you need to get clear can be used in a second try.

3. Choose the right scale. For detail comparision like much scale for small car, you can try a 4-wide for a challenge. But if you just want great details, then choose 10-wide or more.

4. Choose which car you wanna build. Supercars are quite easy in 4-wide, but my not 4-wide collection exist out of almost all common cars.

5. Don't think opening doors or so gonna help you making a ''perfect-MOC''. Detail is important, and opening stuff is just great if you can add it. But leave it if you get trouble with it. Interior also isn't the most important of the car, the body is the most important.

6. If you build a 10+-wide car in real bricks, a handy trick is to make first a LDD-model of it. If you are pleased with the LDD-model, then you can use the building guide to make the model in real.

7. Keep positive! Just think all-time: ''I will succeed'', and you'll be well! Don't go building with no ideas though, you'll get bored and your inspiration is going nowhere. (happened to me from 27th may 2012 to 9th june, no inspiration just because all your builds fail)

8. Build! Even if it goes nowhere, you can either choose giving up and have an inspiration-crisis, or just take some parts of and make another car from it (just examples)

Those are the tips, I hope they help.

-Loek

These will be useful! and the reason I'm picking a 1994 Jeep Cherokee is because it looks pretty boxy ;) I will probably have to take apart either the SSUV or the stretch limo and Fun in the sun we'll see! Which ones do you think I should take apart?
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| September 2, 2012, 7:42 am
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Quoting Alex B
These will be useful! and the reason I'm picking a 1994 Jeep Cherokee is because it looks pretty boxy ;) I will probably have to take apart either the SSUV or the stretch limo and Fun in the sun we'll see! Which ones do you think I should take apart?

Well, the SSUV is awesome, so leave that alone! But I will go off on which has the most needed parts, or which you prefer. But they are both on MOCpages, so you can check them out there :)
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| September 2, 2012, 10:03 am
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Quoting Loek Marcus
Well, the SSUV is awesome, so leave that alone! But I will go off on which has the most needed parts, or which you prefer. But they are both on MOCpages, so you can check them out there :)


I've decided to take apart Fun in the sun and te the stretch limo and I think it will be 12 wide.
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| September 2, 2012, 1:28 pm
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Quoting Alex B

I've decided to take apart Fun in the sun and te the stretch limo and I think it will be 12 wide.

Nice! I will keep an eye out!
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| September 2, 2012, 1:46 pm
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Quoting Loek Marcus
Nice! I will keep an eye out!

I have been looking at the dimensions and stuff and have also started to take apart the limo. next is Fun in the sun :)
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| September 2, 2012, 2:03 pm
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Quoting Loek Marcus
Well, the SSUV is awesome, so leave that alone! But I will go off on which has the most needed parts, or which you prefer. But they are both on MOCpages, so you can check them out there :)

Well this is too bad cause now I realize I must take apart the SSUV too :( But like you said I can check it out on MOCpages =D
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| September 2, 2012, 7:34 pm
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