Recently I stumbled over the '5 studs wide' series on MOCpages. I was immediately intrigued by the small size on the one hand and the possible detail on the other hand. This is my first attempt.
About this creation
Recently I stumbled over the '5 studs wide' series on MOCpages. I was immediately intrigued by the small size on the one hand and the possible detail on the other hand.
My first attempt was a touring car with LDD. However I didn't have the parts for it. I do a lot of traveling by car. So one day I realized that a truck is a quite simple construction and suitable for my first '5 studs wide' project.
I used a scale of half a meter per stud. In this way it is easy to scale Dutch trucks which are in general 2.5 meters wide. So this truck is around 5.5 meters long. Thinking about it a little to short. The trailer is 12 meters long which is a realistic length.
The trailer by the way is a simple construction build up with one(1) stud bricks. In the future I will try to develop a kind of logo in the trailer, just to make my next project a bit more challenging. The truck is a typical Dutch one. Generally speaking Dutch or even European trucks are not that huge and impressive as the trucks in the states. Max length in NL is anyway 18 meters for a truck-trailer combination.
With the truck it took me a while to find the right gaz tank. After browsing my parts I found a suitable one by a pin connector from Technic. I needed this big one because I had an international long distance truck in my mind.
The other thing that took some time is the spare wheel. First how to place it horizontal as most trucks have in NL and then how to place it on the right spot. I think I did a good job.
So all together I consider this project as a success. I did however some home work of course. I did rebuild some '5 stud wide' models from others. My favorit is the 40s coupé california look I realy loved that one and especially the inventive ways of using bricks.
Finally the trailer is connected to the truck with just one stud. I tried the propellor holder of a helicopter but that took too much room. These models are not for playing anyway so I thought to be sufficient.