Vintage Car . Here's a MOC devoted entirely to this neat vintage car I made to go with my Emerald Night. . Since I got a positive response to this car when I showed it in my Pre-MOC Creations, I decided to give it its own page to show some more details. Since I still have it in one piece, I shot a bunch of new pictures from all sorts of angles so I could show it here. Here goes.
If anyone was wondering, this isn't modelled after any car in particular, but the strongest influences are from WWII-era British and American cars. It has been compared to a classic Jaguar, which was one of the stronger influences.
The open roof is a fairly arbitrary detail. It's simply because the element that worked the best had a hole in the middle.
The back is pretty dull and straightforward. It's a low-frill affair with a back window, lights, and a bumper that also happens to support the back of the rear wheel arches. There's no opening trunk/boot, unfortunately.
More of the back.
The interior. It's mostly a single adventurers element. I'm not sure whether I hate the element for being such a mono-tasker or love it because it's so darn useful for building cars, but I'm leaning towards loving it.
The underside. Nothing remarkable here, just some plain plates to hold the car together, and some axles.
OK, a technique guide for my hubcaps. Here are all the parts in a row.
Here they are, loosely joined. Attach the dish to the end of the technic pin, and push the pin through the wheel and technic brick and into the technic connector.
Build another one, sharing the technic connector with the first one. Now you have an axle with hubcaps, perfect for 6-wide vintage cars. This technique, like all of mine, are open for copying, but please give me credit.
I'll conclude with this picture of the car with the #10194 Emerald Night. Nothing satisfies me about this build as much as the way it looks next to the model I made it for... they match perfectly, and that was very rewarding for me.
Of course, I would love it if you would heed this sign:
Thanks a lot.