I present you some of the last cars for the MegaMOC 2012 project. (Although a couple of trucks/vans might be constructed still...)
First off, vehicle #23; the HotRod, which is basically a rebuild of the yellow Rod from MegaMOC 2011 "Cachins Motors Surprise", but here adapted to my VERY limitied collection of Bright Cyan pieces.
Secondly, vehicle #24; another study in "rare colours", namely this bright pink convertible, oozing of Ž50Žies atmosphere everywhere you look;
As this is the last "normal" car of the project, I wanted to show a little of the typical problems that I have encountered making this kind of cars.
The partly-covered rear-wheels are normally done in one of 3 ways. This is the most typical and simple IŽve used, namely a single head-light brick and a tile on the side;
Notice the blue plate, reinforcing the back of the car...
Almost all of the pink pieces have abysmal clutch-power! Not a major problem when I built the pink "Painted Ladies" house, but for something as flimsy and detailed as this car, that is a major problem.
If TLC continues like this, quality-problems will be their demise, as they leave the door open to any household chinese molding company to eat market-shares with similar quality products for a fraction of the price...
The front is always the main problem, and this one certainly caused many headaches, particulary becuase of a limited selection of pink pieces.
No two cars in the collection are made the same way; All fronts and backs are different, presenting totally different technical solutions.
Part of the front is actually "floating", or "prisoner", as it is not connected to any stud. Around half of the vehicles contains some kind of floating part. (But always different)
The majority of the cars dont roll at all, mainly because I prefer to lower the car half a plate height (for looks). Actually some of the constructions would be much simpler AND the car would roll, if I let it ride this half-plate higher. -But as this proejct is all about LOOKS and aestethics, IŽve opted for the difficult and impractical way...
bright cyan? ok, I used to call it aqua, but, nonetheless, I d love to have a car this color in my collection, if friends kits did nt include so much of those other colors...great hot rod, and pretty cool caddy!
Outstanding!! The convertible from the 50's is just stunning. The details of the build add a great value: geniously build. You are the Malte Dorowsky of the vintage-cars... Hope you like the comparison.
I like it
October 1, 2012
Henrick, just dropping in with a late comment, very cool usage of colors like usual. Chris
Quoting Loek Marcus
The Pink is my favorite, the Hot looks also cool! But do the wheels turn as it is mounted on one of those sticks? The part usage is also very cool, and how do you do the wheels black 'n' white? :-)
The wheels are mounted on technic-pins and -half-pins and would turn freely, if it wasnŽt because I lowered the whole car half a plate.
The tires are painted white, and them covered with another tire, which is stretched quite a lot.
Those are real beauties, I especially love the pink one (don't show this one to Stephanie or she'll freak out!) Great solutions for the windscreen and the rear end. Many thanks for showing how you did it, much to learn for us here. Looking forward to the Mega MOC!
Ingenious design. I've really been enjoying this classic car series of yours, and I really liked the 'peak under the hood' you have in this entry. There is a lot more that goes into these cars than seems aparent on the surface. The unique design and colors on each is lots of fun.
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Superb work on both of these, does this mean we'll be seeing houses and other parts of the MegaMOC more now? Can't wait to see the whole thing!
Thanks! -And yes; Absolutly! IŽve got a train already finished, and a bus-station (Greyhound) and a school (or city hall, havent decided yet) already on their way! IŽll still bore you all to tears with my version of the US in the Ž50Žies... LOL