based on F-150 lighting. it has
V8 biturbo engine,
165 mph topspeed =P
the hard-to-solve areas (a hit parade of epic fights, 1) is the hardest :-D)
1) the rear side of the cab and the interspace,
2) the frontal side of the cab. i didn't know how to continue and how to connect the front wheels,
3) the snot on the rear, the bed and rear bumper,
4) how to make the roof studless?
5) the hood and front fenders
About this creation
my second 5-wide. i love 5-wides folks! i is much more fun than 4-wides and the one extra stud allows to add nicer details and sure you have bigger space to use some sneaky techniques.
to say the truth, when i am doing LEGO, i allways end up with a different model than i thought at first - this was thought to be a mini cooper! =P and not 5-wide, but 7-wide XD! but it didn't work as i expected so i changed my mind and tried a 5-wide mini, but the rear started to look "jeepy", so i changed my mind to create a pick up, but the snot work behind the rear fenders made the car too low for an offroad and it wasn't solid enough, so i decided to cover the bed and to create a costmized pick-up from it, but at first i thought of making a 50's truck with a red grill from the claw pieces from the 4994 set and i wanted to call it "the red tooth", but it went out like a heavily costumized and awesomely overcharged Ford F-150. the model is from two main modules, the cab and the bed. it is connected together with technic bricks and there are three 1x2 pieces with 1 stud to create the typical interspace =P
the taillights and mirrors are the only visible studs on the model =)
i used halfstud offset techniques, SNOT techniques and added striping, i think this model is quite sneaky =P. (btw. i have to be very sneaky sometimes and i have to find "the best compromise" very often, because i have bordered load of bricks, both - in types and in number of them)
because another flickr user "Mad Physicist" (greetings to you, Ralph!) is skilled 5-wide builder, (only when making minifig scale, he has awesome planes and helicopters in his photostreram, as well as plenty of ingeniously solved models of cars, visit him! =P) i wanted to make it as much my own as possible. i think i did it. =P and yeah! i know you like chrome, guys! (mee too) =D
the last additional change was the stripe, because the car was boring being only red =P and one extra 3x2 plate has been added to the rear wheels to lift the rear up to make it more agressive =P
you can also see a minifig can't be placed inside, the space is too narrow. i would make it one stud longer, but i love how the window works now and how it all is smooth (btw. everybody is trying to hide studs, so i had to make a studless car too =P), so i added an improvised seat and NOS bottle at least =P. to point it up it has opening doors, but i wanted to show only the "cool pics" =P
i have also created a part of road for it, with "damaged asphalt behind" to show the power off, but it is too long to take a good photograph of the complete composition, and it doesn't look nicely on the photos, so i decided to create an "exhibition stand" for it from all usable black bricks i had. afterwards i added a red - white - red stripes to the ends of it (just to make it even cooler =P) from classical bricks on one side and from plates on the other. and the last thing was the name. i hleft out the overkill names like "redness awesomeness" and so on and then i got it! white-striped madness! (i am not good in giving names, but i thought it is the right name for it =P)
thanks! today i have different things to do but i believe iwill make some sudless five-wide tomorrow :-) i quite enjoy this scale, because it is just right for building many of these and still having loads of bricks left :-) and well... so much fun than 4-wides!
thanks! it still wasn't a real success in my eyes, so i rebuilt it almost basically, with different SNOT works on some areas and with much more halfstud offsets (i am out of red plates with one stud :-D) and finished it this morning. i am just adding the photos. =P