These are some great vehicles.
Is that working suspension I see on the truck? If so lets see some articulation shots!
the suspension does indeed work, but it really doesn't weigh enough to articulate properly. at least not on its own. i was thinking about changing out the shocks in it for some of the lighter sprung shocks i have, that might help, but i wont know until i get home from work tonight.
OneEye589 wrote:Awesome. I really like the truck, though I was upset when the top didn't just pop up to reveal a giant missile launcher.
that wa a thought as well, lol. actually, i am tempted to build another one just for that option.
this one started as kinda of a random idea. i had the toy story 3 garbage truck and i like the cab, but couldnt figure out how to use the truck as it was since i took the garbage section off for parts. it sat around for a while as just a cab and chassis. then i though, i want a desert racing/transport truck. i had to tear apart most of the chassis, the only original bit isthe rails under the cab. the front suspension was hard to get right, i wanted it to look good at full hight, but i also wanted the wheels to stay under the wheel arches when compressed. a bunch of messing around with angles and math later, i got the front working and moved to the rear. the back half of the chassis was removed and the rear linkages were attached farther forward. the point where the shocks mount is rear most part of the chassis now. the hard part with the rear was getitng the proper angle where i had suspension travel, but the back didnt stick way up in the air and the control arms didnt hit the frame. i am pretty satisfied with how it came out though. i still want to do some more work to it, but as it sits, i like it.
Future plans include a gunner position on top behind the cab and then finishing the roof on it with 1x8 smooth tiles.
the helicopter might get a slight overhaul as well, mainly to get the colors a bit more even and matched, lol. its not quite
, but its not far off either. i was also working with a limited supply of parts when i built it as i was too lazy to get off my ass to get more from the other room.