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The Duster Fastback by Retro Motors
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Modeled after various muscle cars from the 70's, this car has the V8 power to leave any modern car behind!
About this creation
The Auto Center (behind the scenes):
My original plan was to build a generic chase car (Chevy Nova) that I could use for the bad guys in police chases. Before I even started building, I decided I really didn't like the Nova and decided to make a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass instead (specifically the Clover from GTA San Andreas). After I completed the front bumper and grill, I realized it really didn't look much like a Cutlass. From there I just decided to wing it.

The Front is based off the 1969 Cutlass mixed with the 1976 Ford Gran Torino. The rear is somewhat based off the 1971 Buick Riviera. Though I really mixed in a lot of my own ideas on this one too.

The build mostly went standard from then on, I build it from front to rear and finished with the roof. I really like how it came out although it does use some techniques of questionable legality. The rear lights are only halfway attached and the front grill design is pushing the fenders out, making the front 8.1 studs wide (lol). The rear wheels being slightly higher then the front is unintentional although works really well. The front axle is on a 1x6 tile held on one side and wedged in on the other at an angle. this makes the front wheels 1/2 plate lower then the back, giving it the tilt.

My original name for the car was The Arrowhead, but latter I came up with The Duster and that stuck. I think Plymouth used that name already, but they aren't around anymore and so long as this is all fake I can just pretend I bought the name rights from Chrysler.

The Drag strip (about the car):
The Duster Fastback is the 5th car to be Manufactured by Retro Motors

The Duster Fastback is built for speed, powered by the same engine as the Black and White, the V8 “Power Pusher,” the Duster is one of the fastest muscle cars on the road today. Sure, a real race car is probably faster, but does it look as cool? The Duster has opening doors, hood, and trunk. The car may be fast, but that doesn't mean it can't be practical, it can fit four Minifigs and has enough trunk space for your family picnick or beer for all your guys!

Uber long story start
The real story:
“Retro Motors” is a fictitious car company I made up, it is a company that really couldn’t exist in the real world because there isn’t enough of a market for classic stile cars in the modern world. But in LEGO I can do what I want, aerodynamics can be thrown out the window because they all get the same MPP (Miles Per Push), they are all imagination powered after all! The company is really just an excuse to relate all my custom cars together by creating a back story for them, it’s a good outlet for my imagination to.

The fictional story behind “RM”:
Retro Motors, or RM, was created by young inventor Scott Bertaut in Buldington, New Jersey. The first car it made was a custom “El Camino,” followed a year later by “the Retro Wagon.” These first prototypes were really just one of a kind cars thrown together out of old parts in Scott’s family’s garage but soon became mass produced as part of an actual company. “The Retro Wagon” was mass produced first to gain funds to purchase the “El Camino” name from GM, the name “Astro” was also part of the deal The company mainly makes new cars that looks similar to the classic cars of old but have all the features of a modern car from one of the “Big 3.” The company is really held up by its use of revolutionary engines and other technology that allows the cars to be fuel efficient and powerful at the same time. It’s these new technologies in its cars that allow them to have any shape but still be fuel efficient and handle well. As soon as the rest of the country is willing to cooperate, the companies CEO planes to introduce advanced hydrogen burning engines into all of its models. The company also has a small side branch that does restoration work on actual classic cars. Retro Motors is one of the only American car companies to enjoy growth in the current recession, and it plans to continue to look into the past to bring people the future cars.
Uber long story end

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Final Pic:

My friend Luke driving the Duster and picking up chicks.




Disclaimer: The Retro Motors Duster may or may not increase your chances with girls

The Future:
Well once I buy a new webcam (lost my old one), I would really like to use this car in a stop motion chase. For now though, I have no planes for it, I am very happy with how it came out and don't plan on changing a thing.

Update:
I've now made a slight improvement to this car, I modified the doors to make them studless. That is the only modification I have done, the only other improvement I have planned it switching the license plate for a vanity one.
I am also trying to build a 6 wide version that will fit in better with my local LEGO Train Club's stuff.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 27, 2014
I like the robust design and color on this one.
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  October 15, 2013
you can see the dealer here, on pic #8 http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/363941 [cyberjournal 11]
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  October 15, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 cool lines and functions! I m about to finish the service garage, I might sell some retro motors there, as there is a car dealer emplacement ready to be filled with cars to sell, before you left, I promised I would.
I'm planning on building a Dealership for them myself. Been wanting to for a while but figured I should make more cars first. I still have another model or two I want to make (and 2 that I have made but not uploaded), but the dealership is next on my to build list.
 I like it 
  October 12, 2013
cool lines and functions! I m about to finish the service garage, I might sell some retro motors there, as there is a car dealer emplacement ready to be filled with cars to sell, before you left, I promised I would.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2013
Sweet ride, dude! Nice work on the front and the filigree exhaust pipes rock, too! ~Marc
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  October 7, 2013
Nice scene. Car is lovely. Fancy job mate!,,,
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting Nick White Awesome looking car! That would be cool if you did a stop-motion with it!
Technically I did, but it was pretty rushed (only 30 seconds), and I still haven't added sound to it. I did it to test out my new "flying rig." A huge device with strings and pulleys for making things fly (by hanging from strings). It looks good on film, but is incredibly impractical so I have since broke it apart.
 I like it 
  September 27, 2013
Cool car. The front end is all win!
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  September 26, 2013
Very cool car! Nice grille. Good work!
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  September 25, 2013
Nice! I love the grill especially :-)
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  September 25, 2013
Awesome car ! Looks great , I really like the interior . Where can I get a Retro!
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  September 25, 2013
Awesome! I love the front grille, very nice technique! The back too, and the interior is very detailed. Now to see if Luke gets any chicks :D
 I like it 
  September 25, 2013
Awesome! You can really see some great musclecar ideas put into this one beast! I love all the detail you put into your models! That engine is sweet! Fantastic work!
 I like it 
  September 25, 2013
Awesome looking car! That would be cool if you did a stop-motion with it!
 
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