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Vintage Car
Here's a MOC devoted entirely to this neat vintage car I made to go with my Emerald Night.
About this creation
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.



Comments

 I like it 
  January 10, 2011
Although the interior appears a little barren, this is a really nice car. That hubcap technique definitely gives it a slick look.
 I made it 
  January 10, 2011
Quoting Tom Simon Hahaha! After reading Blake's exposť of your former home page machinations, I feel mildly foolish. Also sorry I read Blake's comment, what a spoiler.
Yes, but now you have a slightly more permanent spot on my homepage. No need to feel foolish, either... it's a trick in very rare use, I only know of two or three other users.
  January 10, 2011
Hahaha! After reading Blake's exposť of your former home page machinations, I feel mildly foolish. Also sorry I read Blake's comment, what a spoiler.
 I made it 
  January 10, 2011
Quoting Tom Simon You did a fine thing here, because this car is worth fully showing. BTW: I just read your home page in detail. Now I'm blushing. Thanks for your confidence, and looking forward to all your future creations.
I'm glad to provide the confidence, and I'm looking forward to your future stuff as well.
Quoting Alex Sangi this is very nice. great detail for this scale
Quoting Ape Fight That is excellent. Really good parts usage- the overall look and shape is spot-on. 5 stars : )
Quoting Hans DendauwNPD Nice use of guns and great shaping with the fenders.~H
Thanks, all!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2011
You did a fine thing here, because this car is worth fully showing. BTW: I just read your home page in detail. Now I'm blushing. Thanks for your confidence, and looking forward to all your future creations.
 I like it 
  December 31, 2010
this is very nice. great detail for this scale
 I like it 
  December 29, 2010
That is excellent. Really good parts usage- the overall look and shape is spot-on. 5 stars : )
 I like it 
  December 14, 2010
Nice use of guns and great shaping with the fenders.~H
 I made it 
  December 9, 2010
Quoting natanel genzman this car is soo fliipin cool love the wheel builed look ,anyway can you comment an my new creations if you can and have time for it,tnx
I appreciate your comment, but would prefer you not self-promote in comments on my creations, or the creations of any other builder (it's generally considered rude). You did phrase it politely, and I appreciate that, but I and most other builders prefer that you not mention your own creations in comments.
 I like it 
  December 9, 2010
this car is soo fliipin cool love the wheel builed look ,anyway can you comment an my new creations if you can and have time for it,tnx
 I made it 
  December 1, 2010
Quoting Sabby Legodude Very beautiful car! Is the windshield custom or did it come in a set? I love it nontheless! P.S. Can I use the hubcaps idea?
To answer your first question, the windshield came with an Adventurers set, and should be readily availible on Bricklink if you want your own. As to your second question, of course! Remember to give me credit, please.
 I made it 
  November 24, 2010
Quoting Dan the Man Wow, how did I miss this ? Lovely car, I like the shape and you've done an excellent job at making it at such a small scale - congrats ! - Dan
Thanks. I plan on making another, more detailed six-wide for the GORCB contest (which will nonetheless have trouble competing with the large-scale cars, no doubt).
Quoting Deus The Risen I really like the car you've made.
Thanks!
 I like it 
  November 24, 2010
Wow, how did I miss this ? Lovely car, I like the shape and you've done an excellent job at making it at such a small scale - congrats ! - Dan
 I like it 
  November 11, 2010
I really like the car you've made.
 I made it 
  November 5, 2010
Quoting Chuke Lapman The headlights are all the better for the trans 1x1 round plates in them.
Thanks. Wasn't sure at first if putting the studs in was a good idea, but now I know it was.
Quoting Nick Barrett Very neat. The wheels look just right too.
Thanks.
Quoting Parrington Levens ah yes, a neat minifig scale classic...
Exactly! I love old cars. Thanks for commenting.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2010
Yeah, definitely deserved its own post. The headlights are all the better for the trans 1x1 round plates in them.
 I like it 
  October 25, 2010
Very neat. The wheels look just right too.
 I like it 
  October 22, 2010
ah yes, a neat minifig scale classic...
 I made it 
  October 9, 2010
Quoting David J. Wonderful work here! I love the detail you gave it. P.S. About the camera, if you hold the camera too close to the car it can't focus. Try keeping a little distance and zooming in.
Thanks for commenting. I already tried that... I couldn't fill the frame and have it focus right, though. Fortunately, I'm now using a different, and better, camera. Thanks for being helpful.
 I like it 
  October 9, 2010
Wonderful work here! I love the detail you gave it. P.S. About the camera, if you hold the camera too close to the car it can't focus. Try keeping a little distance and zooming in.
W. Mark
 I like it 
A. A. (A.K.A Noname)
  September 28, 2010
Great MOC! 5/5!
 I made it 
  September 28, 2010
Quoting A. A. (A.K.A Noname) Great MOC! 5/5!
Thanks!
 I made it 
  September 27, 2010
Quoting Legofanatic 18dude Very impressive! I like the front fenders a lot. Thanks for the comment on my mini van, more to come soon, check my page every week or so for something new!
Sure thing. Thanks for commenting.
 I like it 
  September 27, 2010
Very impressive! I like the front fenders a lot. Thanks for the comment on my mini van, more to come soon, check my page every week or so for something new!
 I made it 
  September 10, 2010
Quoting Andrew Larkum Brilliant car. It has great detail. I used a similar technique for the wheels on my railway maintenance van. I think it gives the wheels a really good look.
Thanks, I'll be sure to check out said van.
Quoting Rolands Kirpis Wow! This oldtimer is very nice and sleak! And even some greate techniques you've managed to squize into this. I'm impressed! Keep it up!
Thanks a bunch. I've always found small, detailed builds challenging but fun.
 I like it 
  September 10, 2010
Brilliant car. It has great detail. I used a similar technique for the wheels on my railway maintenance van. I think it gives the wheels a really good look.
 I like it 
  September 3, 2010
Wow! This oldtimer is very nice and sleak! And even some greate techniques you've managet to squize into this. I'm impressed! Keep it up!
 I like it 
  August 20, 2010
(: awesome
 I made it 
  August 19, 2010
Hey everyone, thanks a lot for commenting.
 I like it 
  August 19, 2010
cool i like it it looks like a old rolls royce
 I like it 
  July 22, 2010
Nice work. I like it!
 I made it 
  July 19, 2010
Quoting Jonas James Yeah I like it! And you're right, it looks great next to the green and black of the Emerald. I think your moc looks like an improved version of the car from an indy kit. Nice job.
Thanks for commenting! I know the kit you're talking about, the #7682 Shanghai Chase. It's funny you should say that, because the car is actually an improved version of a car in the first LEGO Indiana Jones video game.
 I like it 
  July 19, 2010
Yeah I like it! And you're right, it looks great next to the green and black of the Emerald. I think your moc looks like an improved version of the car from an indy kit. Nice job.
 
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