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The Hornet's Sting
This is my first creation after a very, very long break in building. Just like any other that I'll ever build it's made out of blocks collected throuought my life. No extra blocks were bought to build it. The bodywork is mainly from the pieces of 8445, wheels from 8432. Some more information can be found below. Enjoy and don't forget to rate and leave a comment :) Thanks in advance!
About this creation
Underneath you can see the left profile. The position of the piece that pretends to be the front lights was inspired by model 8448. What I especially wanted to achieve was to make the front wheel arch, front/side window contour create a single line that would go all the way to the floor. I think I pretty much succeeded, thanks to which the side line is pretty sexy :)



Next photo is a back/side look at the car bodywork line. What you can see here is a back/left double shock (the model came up to heavy to have only a single one). A back wheel arch along with the side panel formed in a shape of the letter "X". Also you've probably noticed the awkward steering wheel. The ones that i had were to small (they looked ridiculous). The entire steering system is made out of racks due to the fact i have only one universal joint (cardan axle). Also you may have noticed the rollcage-like element at the back of the seat. Build so one could grab the car properly. Oh, and yes - there is only one seat installed :)



Below there's another front/side photo on which you can see its engine. A V10 was installed. Somehow interesting feature is the fact that the drivetrain moves the cylinders not from the back of the engine. At the back you can see some racks that transmit the drivetrain onto an axle that goes above the cylinders (at the centre of the engine) from the back to the front, where it meets another racks that eventually make the engine (and the cooling fan) work. I've installed a grill (parts form 5563 model team). You can also see the front/left double shocks.



Here's another photo of the engine, from above this time. You can see the mechanism mentioned above, and the front shock absorbers. Entire engine system was installed in a sort of cage, which makes it nice and stiff. You can also observe the front wheel arches go from wide on the front, to narrow at the end of the hood. This gives them agressive and at the same time smooth looks. On this photo I've turned the wheels.



Now a closer look at the front. Engine, chasis and steering all work fine together. If you look close enough you can see a fiber optic wire, that goes between the two shock absorbers on each side. They're responsible for the steering obviously.



Below you can see a zoomed photo of the engines drivetrain and steering system racks.



A look at the dasboard (there is no :P) along with a nice lightning effect :) Nothing exceptional here. I just think it's a very nice photo.



And a cool take of the seat. The drivetrain axle goes right at the center of the cockpit. Just on the right from the driver, at the height of his knees.



I haven't uploaded any photos of the drivetrain (differential). It is of course placed at the back (RWD). Interesting thing about it is that it moves up and down along with the wheel axles, which are in the same time independent. Again I made it like this due to no universal joints (cardan axles) that would make it possible for the differential to be stiff and the axles flexible.

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Hello again! Since I just joined the community and wasn't very well oriented in creating and editing my own pages I thought only 8 photos can be uploaded per creation. This came out not to be true so I thrown in 3 more :)

The photos below show some mechanics of the car that I didn't capture on previous ones or were simply covered up (by wheels). From the left: a) Drivetrain - differential; b) Front shock absorbers and steering system; c) Rear shock absorbers


Thanks for the wonderfull comments so far! Enjoy!



Comments

 I like it 
  August 2, 2010
very nice car. it reminds me very much of a car i had built last year. but inever got pics of it then i disassembled it.. although mine was blue and made more from the 90's future car set and the newer blue dune buggy. i like this car
 I like it 
  July 5, 2010
Very nice car
 I like it 
  July 4, 2010
excellent job on the steering to get the motor nice and low.its a wicked first car man
 I made it 
  May 26, 2010
Quoting Tom Simon "A very nice build even if you were not just coming out of your dark ages."
Quoting Josh L "Excellent for your first MOC. I wish my first cars had been this good. Needs a little refining, but given a little while, you could be great at this."
Thank you. I'm currently trying to purchase some (probably used) sets. Also ordered a Power Functions 'starting kit'. Another MOC will most probably be an existing vehicle (or at least an existing concept). Don't know which one yet. Also this time I'll document every stage of the build right here, and try to give you guys some building instructions... :)
Piotr Pilarski
 I like it 
Josh L
  May 25, 2010
Excellent for your first MOC. I wish my first cars had been this good. Needs a little refining, but given a little while, you could be great at this.
 I like it 
  May 19, 2010
A very nice build even if you were not just coming out of your dark ages.
 I made it 
  May 19, 2010
Quoting Rolands Kirpis Well.. I'm not that inot technick style cars, but I have to admit the nice curvy shape you have achieved.
Thanks a million :)
 I like it 
  May 18, 2010
Well.. I'm not that inot technick style cars, but I have to admit the nice curvy shape you have achieved.
 I made it 
  May 18, 2010
Quoting Nick Barrett "Congratulations on the end of your Dark Ages. This is an outstanding first build. Can't wait to see more!"
Quoting Siddhart Jaipal "This hornet stings fine, just Fine!"
Great thanks to both of you guys :) I can't believe I'm really one of someones favourite builders! I'll try not to dissapoint you Nick :)
 I like it 
  May 18, 2010
Congratulations on the end of your Dark Ages. This is an outstanding first build. Can't wait to see more!
 I like it 
  May 17, 2010
This hornet stings fine, just Fine!
 I made it 
  May 16, 2010
Quoting Armaan Ujra "Very nice...Form AND Function have been acheived, well done!"
Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment. - First one I had :)
Quoting David Luders "You have made very good use of your existing parts. Many folks like seeing the various mechanisms exposed (and not covered up by panels) to see how everything works. Bravo!"
Thank you. I actually think I'm one of those people. Of course you could say that the bodyworks of my creations look like that because of the poor parts inventory, but never the less I think that even if it would be much greater I'd still make them look like this. Rather making contours of the body, not covering everything up with large elements.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2010
You have made very good use of your existing parts. Many folks like seeing the various mechanisms exposed (and not covered up by panels) to see how everything works. Bravo!
 I like it 
  May 15, 2010
Very nice...Form AND Function have been acheived, well done!
 
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