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