1/3 Lego lamborghini Cala Build Diary 7 - Roof & Lights . Things have been going slowly lately, but I've managed to get some more done : bonnet,lights,roof frame. .
Sorry things have been going slowly... I've been very busy and a lot of [non-lego] things have happened; and unfortunately that's not going to change until around the end of june...
I didn't actually want to add another build diary yet, as I didn't think enough had been done to justify it; but seeing how long ago the last one was, and how far away the one after this will be, I thought I'd post the progress anyway to keep you ticking ... just keep it mind that it's nothing too special, just a few bits and bobs here and there.
Nothing to do with it, but for those following the build diary of my 1929 Bugatti Type 46, it's nearly done; wheel arches/wings/whatevers are done, but unfortunately for the same "real life"-is-keeping-me-too-busy reasons, I won't be able to do the finishing touches of that until end june aswell (which is silly as there are only about twenty more parts I need...)
Anyway, back to the Lambo, here's a quick run-down of what's been done :
- front and back light 'casings' . All 4 lights still need the electrics done, and the rear lights need their trans-red 'shells' built over them. I won't bother making trans-clear shells.lenses/whatevers for the front lights as it'll only look messy; and the lights won't shine through very good. Thin air looks more transparent than a mess of trans-clear lego bricks.
- roof frame. Nothing special, just a rough shape made out of technic. I've got a zoomed in photo to show how I made the joint for the front windscreen. There's a removable targe top, which really does decrease structural strength, but I wanted to make this lego car as near to the real thing as possible - so it's got a targa top. I'll need to find a way to reinforce the front windscreen as any weight added to it just weighs it down, visibly. The rear boot/trunk still needs to be made, as do the frames for the doors (then all framework will be finished).
- front bonnet. First yellow bit to be placed onto the car - yay ! Underneath, I made a small "floor" similar to that of the car's interior. The free space under the bonnet has no real purpose so we'll make the most of it to store the battery boxes for the electrics, and other junk you don't really want visible.
- No real importance, but I added some black panels on the front, under the bonnet (where the grill would be if it had one) , to be the black 'empty bits' in the gaps on the front bumper (as it looked better than technic framework) . I suppose you know what I'm on about ? not easy to find the right words for some of this stuff...
I also made the black panel between the two back lights, and made the number plate for the fun of it.
I chose the directory for this, having no other real choice, as 'large scale vehicles' . Seeing as some people put 12 wide cars in there, I was wondering if they should make a category called 'ridiculously large scale vehicles' or something like that...
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