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Vintage Roadster
My first MOC of the new year, this V8 roadster is a true supercar... fast, good-looking, and totally impractical.
About this creation

Yes, I'm back to building! This is a follow-up to my first vintage car, this time with a longer, sleeker bonnet and four more exhaust pipes. It also represents an improvement in my photography skills. I'm now using a tripod and the "macro" setting for better pictures. Let me know what you think!


Front-on view. I didn't notice until I had uploaded the pictures that the headlights were slightly sideways. It's the only disadvantage of this headlight technique.


Side view. This was a hard picture to take. I'll probably come back to the build at some later date and redo this one. I never was very happy with it.


Back angled view. There's a hinge element buried under the rear bodywork, which allows for this cool angle.


The most common view for other motorists of this V8 beast, the back. This car, like my previous vintage car, is partly inspired by vintage Jaguars, but this time there's also a fairly strong American influence.


The underside. Like before, no frills here. Just plates and axles and things holding the rest of the car together.


The interior. Here's where this car really is like a supercar... it's ragingly impractical. It can't seat any minifigures without putting their heads through the roof, there are no opening doors, the bonnet/hood and boot/trunk don't open either, and thanks to the tight fit of the front wheel arches over the wheels, it doesn't even roll. Basically, this thing only looks pretty on a shelf... you can't play with it at all. I'm planning on redesigning this to have all of these things, but for now this is a 'look, don't touch" sort of model.


Top view. Another hard picture to take, but this one turned out a little better than the side view.


Like my previous vintage car, I tested this to see how it looked next to the #10194 Emerald Night... and again, like my previous vintage car, it looks quite nice. I'm happy with how this build looks (although constructive criticism, as always, is welcome), but future versions will have to be more playable.

Thanks for viewing, ratings and comments are much appreciated.

EDIT January 20th, 2011: This build was blogged by Brickpop on January Twentieth. Thanks to El Barto for the tip!



Comments

 I like it 
  August 8, 2012
that is so cool
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  October 3, 2011
this is art,,,,wow.....
 I made it 
  March 31, 2011
Quoting Aron M. Thanks for the reply on my lady luck, you are pretty much right. So you wasnt inspired by the car in the movie at all?
Nope. The original inspiration actually came from an episode of Top Gear featuring an old Jaguar, and it sort of snowballed from there.
  March 15, 2011
Thanks for the reply on my lady luck, you are pretty much right. So you wasnt inspired by the car in the movie at all?
 I made it 
  March 14, 2011
Quoting Aron M. League of the extra ordinary gentlemen?
Not really... just a roadster designed from a variety of real-world inspirations and a bit of my own imagination.
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
League of the extra ordinary gentlemen?
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  March 2, 2011
Cool!
 I like it 
  January 24, 2011
well made.
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  January 22, 2011
I'm not really into cars, but I'm always amazed when I see how cool they look if some skilled builder creates them. I bow before you, dear sir.
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  January 21, 2011
Such a clean and sure built like this deserves well beyond five smileys, sir. Awesome work on the area above the wheel, the way it's sloped and curved.
 I made it 
  January 20, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Saw this blog featuring your Roadster! http://brickpop.com/
Thanks for the tip!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2011
Saw this blog featuring your Roadster! http://brickpop.com/
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  January 20, 2011
great creation, I love guns used as engine parts. The only thing that changes is the color of the hood, maybe white was better, still beautiful!! great
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  January 20, 2011
Cool!!! looks so smooth!!!
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  January 20, 2011
amazing!sooooo original!
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  January 20, 2011
So tiny, but yet so beautiful! Well done! For some reason this car reminded me of The Godfather... -Jan
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  January 20, 2011
Excellent work on the car! Your pics are getting better as well.
W. Mark
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Thoy Bradley
  January 19, 2011
Really nice job here, love the use of the guns! That angle up the the grill is fantastic. And I have to agree it looks very much in style with the Emerald Night. Well Done! ~Thoy
W. Mark
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A. A. (AKA Noname)
  January 19, 2011
Very good car, awesome design! It's much better than the first one.
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  January 19, 2011
wow this is really nice..hmmm one day i will make one
 I made it 
  January 19, 2011
Quoting A Monkey Everything is good. Except for one thing. The grey hood. It looks kind of awkward. Thats the only thing I would do differently, but I would have no idea HOW to do it differently, so I guess its ok. Perhaps if it was more of a triangle type shape, or a triangle at the bottom, and a half circle at the top. I'm sorry if you don't get what I mean, it's kind of hard to explain.
I understand perfectly. The problem with that sort of effect is that it's extremely hard to build... I've had a few failed attempts so far; someday in the future, hopefully, I'll get it down. Thanks for commenting!
Quoting Everyone Else's Kind Comments
Thanks everyone for commenting!
 I made it 
  January 19, 2011
Quoting Thoy Bradley Really nice job here, love the use of the guns! That angle up the the grill is fantastic. And I have to agree it looks very much in style with the Emerald Night. Well Done! ~Thoy
Thanks! The Emerald Night was what inspired this and my other vintage car, so it's great to hear it works.
Quoting Tom Simon Styling stretch job, and the photography is much improved. You are on the right path.
Thanks for your helpful comment. I'll be sure to repeat the photography techniques used here in the future.
Quoting Nick Barrett Good looking classic ride! The SS Jaguar influence is very visible with the exaggerated proportions.
Thanks! It's especially interesting because I was very careful not to use photographic references for this build... I built it entirely around memories of such cars, in an attempt to catch the essence of this particular era in automobiles.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2011
You made some nice solutions all around this quality model, really one of my favorites, keep building.
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  January 19, 2011
Nice one! Great use of the guns.
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  January 19, 2011
Everything is good. Except for one thing. The grey hood. It looks kind of awkward. Thats the only thing I would do differently, but I would have no idea HOW to do it differently, so I guess its ok. Perhaps if it was more of a triangle type shape, or a triangle at the bottom, and a half circle at the top. I'm sorry if you don't get what I mean, it's kind of hard to explain.
 I made it 
  January 19, 2011
Quoting Ced The Clever Sweet dude! It's got a fastback! Love that feature. I went and looked at your "Vintage Car", you would't even know it was the same photo taker! Did you get new lights too, or are they photo edited? The only bad thing is that now you can see the dust on the seats!
My old vintage car was photographed using standard camera settings under artificial light. This one was photographed using the macro setting under indirect sunlight, with a small tripod. Most of these photographs have had some very light editing, but some are unedited. The dust was the side effect of having this sit on a shelf for a week or so before I finally had time to photograph this. Thanks for commenting!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2011
Nice work, especially on the hood, and the revolvers for exhaust really look good!
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  January 19, 2011
Sweet dude! It's got a fastback! Love that feature. I went and looked at your "Vintage Car", you would't even know it was the same photo taker! Did you get new lights too, or are they photo edited? The only bad thing is that now you can see the dust on the seats!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2011
Slick!
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  January 19, 2011
This is excellent! The whole design is very stylish, and the guns make great exhaust pipes. Nice color scheme with the grey hood and everything.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2011
Styling stretch job, and the photography is much improved. You are on the right path.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2011
Good looking classic ride! The SS Jaguar influence is very visible with the exaggerated proportions.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2011
Very good shape! I like the use of pistols.
 I made it 
  January 19, 2011
Quoting E.K.O . This looks amazing, the shape is perfect and I like the details. I think it would be better if it could fit minifigs and the wheels could roll, though.
I agree completely. Future versions will have to be more playable.
Quoting A. A. (AKA Noname) Very good car, awesome design! It's much better than the first one.
Thanks! Hopefully future developments will include the good aspects of both of these cars.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2011
This looks amazing, the shape is perfect and I like the details. I think it would be better if it could fit minifigs and the wheels could roll, though.
 
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