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Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP
A bit of brand swapping
About this creation
Back in January, one of my favourite builders and good friend Alexander Paschoaletto sent me a Flickr mail suggesting we tried something quite cool. We're probably the only people from the "MOCpages scene" who still put out large scale own brand cars regularly. He suggested we build each other's brands in our own style. Which was an awesome idea, but a tough one.

Alex's brand is Tonagari, and he makes very exotic supercars, with more and more thought going into them as time goes on. His most recent, the RL9, is easily one of my favourite own-designed cars. His cars are always clean, intricate, mad and eerily realistic. And they always reek of Alex's geniusly simple building techniques, leaving his models smooth and flowing.

So the pressure was on to try and make something to his standards. I decided to build something a little different to what he still builds, but still fits the style. I went for a 4cyl Cayman/4C sort of 2 seater sort of thing, something fresh and fun. I think I made it a tad too small, as the wheels look quite big, and it's a bit messy, but hopefully it still does the brand justice!

Also the yellow doesn't look great in the renders. Bad yellow = less Dylan and TLCB elf points.

Please check out Alex's model here!

And as for that main image, that is thanks to Lego2Lego who has done an insanely real looking render.



Onwards and forwards! Front is sort of Lotusy/C7y, and there is some lotusy-ness in a couple of the Tonagaris. I also tried to echo the general intake shape and the two fog lights towards the middle.
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP front - 14-wide - Lego



Alex quite often has a black strip on his models up the side behind the door, similar to an R8. I originally had the same but it didn't suit the model, so I removed most of it. Now there's a black striplette where the intake is, as some sort of tribute.

And now I have Tenacious D stuck in my head.
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP side - 14-wide - Lego




You can juuuust see the engine through the intake, renders don't do that bit justice.
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP rear - 14-wide - Lego




Front was the first thing made, and managed to survive the whole time. Much unlike almost every Prowler....
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP front 3/4 - 14-wide - Lego




C-pillar was a pain, as ever. How does alex make everything seem so simple and easy aaaaa
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP rear ariel - 14-wide - Lego





Here my main source of inspiration was the RL9, especially in the shape of the tail lights and air intake. Also the the diffuser is similar to many of his models in the past.
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP rear 3/4 - 14-wide - Lego





Everything opens, just not particularly well in some cases. :D
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP all open - 14-wide - Lego





Engine is an inline 4, inspired by the Delta engine, strangely. Felt it fit the style of the car quite well, but as Alex pointed out not quite the Tonagari style.
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP engine - 14-wide - Lego





Suspension is the normal set up, engine is as detailed as I could make it. Never really done a detailed boot before, As you can see, it's pretty shallow. Flat pack all the things
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP full engine - 14-wide - Lego





Interior is grey and white, and colour choice Alex has used a few times.
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP drivers side 1 - 14-wide - Lego





Really happy with centre console. Saw the there was almost a central circular theme in some of Alex's interior, so a carried that through.
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP dashboard - 14-wide - Lego





And the cross section! Air intake has a bunch of rotated pits in it, and I think it works quite well!
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP cross section - 14-wide - Lego




Lego2Lego's stunning render again.
Tonagari Pequenaluz RLP Mecabricks Render


And that is all! Thanks again to Alex, this was all his idea and a cracking one at that. Had tonnes of fun doing. Thanks for viewing!



Comments

 I like it 
  August 13, 2017
That is truly a Tonagari in all its essence apart from the engine (I usually go for Boxer engines intead of in-line ones), but that has already been mentioned, and I gotta say, the picture showing the entire "heart" of it is a thing of beauty. Really enjoyed the curvy sides and the opening goodies too (Really glad to see you actually remembered to include the inverted opening hood - Thanks!), every detail packed with tricky and signatured with your techniques. This could easily be Atmos's younger brother in almost every detail, which means you've succeeded with your MOC. Undoubtfully one of your best yet. You're a genious builder and a great friend for these collabs, hope we can team up on future projects!
 I made it 
  August 13, 2017
Quoting Elk Guard Amazing work!
Quoting Oran Cruzen Excellent build Sir!
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland great job!:D
Quoting Kevin Michaels Nicely done!
Quoting Emmanuel Spencer Wow! Amazing!
Thank you guys!
Quoting Nils O. Now that's some freaking cool stuff! I really like the "brand swapping". Great job! :-))
It was a really coo, idea, good fun to do! Thanks man!
Quoting Sven ;o) Uhhhh, that's a really cool rie with penty of detail. As always a great presentation my friend. Fantastic work!
Thanks my friend, glad you enjoyed all the details!
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Outstanding build! You nailed Alex's style perfectly!
Thanks dude, glad you think so!
Quoting Technic Man Perfectly done. In fact, before reading the text I was having an impression that I was seeing a car from Alexander. Maybe because the render looks like the real thing and it has the logos. Believe me, lego2lego built it with real pieces and took a photo. ;) 5/5
Hahaha, thanks dude. :D
Quoting Sir Flexalot Very nice! Wish I had the parts to do big-scale!
I use LDD because I don't eve have the parts to do miniland scale haha, thanks man!
Quoting Nick Barrett A four ? Turbocharge the $&*@ out of it and you'll be fine. I like the elegant, restrained styling of this.
That's a good point, it is impossible to make a good n/a car unless it has at least 19 cylinders. :D Thanks Nick, always a pleasure to hear from you!
Quoting gene 3S Excellent introduction! Great model and particularly like your cut-off mode!
Haha, glad you enjoyed the write up! I'm enjoying making those cross sections.
 I like it 
  July 5, 2017
Nicely done!
 I like it 
  July 2, 2017
great job!:D
 I like it 
  July 1, 2017
Excellent introduction! Great model and particularly like your cut-off mode!
 I like it 
  June 29, 2017
Excellent build Sir!
 I like it 
  June 29, 2017
Amazing work!
 I like it 
  June 28, 2017
Wow! Amazing!
 I like it 
  June 27, 2017
A four ? Turbocharge the $&*@ out of it and you'll be fine. I like the elegant, restrained styling of this.
 I like it 
  June 27, 2017
Very nice! Wish I had the parts to do big-scale!
 I like it 
  June 27, 2017
Perfectly done. In fact, before reading the text I was having an impression that I was seeing a car from Alexander. Maybe because the render looks like the real thing and it has the logos. Believe me, lego2lego built it with real pieces and took a photo. ;) 5/5
 I like it 
  June 27, 2017
Outstanding build! You nailed Alex's style perfectly!
 I like it 
  June 27, 2017
Uhhhh, that's a really cool rie with penty of detail. As always a great presentation my friend. Fantastic work!
 I like it 
  June 27, 2017
Now that's some freaking cool stuff! I really like the "brand swapping". Great job! :-))
 
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