Carbohydrates

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  • 1 week, 2 days ago Carbohydrates Level 10 MOC Designer DESIGNER
    Hey, that's very kind of you! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! Congrats on your '70 Cutlass, also. Those classic Olds are just gorgeous. Also, if you want to streamline the mirrors a touch, there now exists a piece that didn't when I first designed and posted this, which is this guy in yellow. That, attached to a clip, makes for a slimmer mirror than the lever base I used before. You can see the new approach here.
  • 1 week, 2 days ago Carbohydrates Level 10 MOC Designer DESIGNER
    Sorry for the unbelievably belated response. Glad you like it so much! Those wheels are rare in that color, sure. At the time I ordered the parts for this, they were actually available through LEGO's Bricks and Pieces program, so I got them on the cheap. As of 2020, they exist in pearl gold now too, so you don't have to spring for the metallic gold ones.

    As for the instructions, I don't charge for instructions that are modifications of other peoples' designs, even LEGO themselves. I use stud.io's instruction maker, but I do it all by hand rather than using its automatic functions. I find you get a cleaner, more professional look that way. And I've gotten better at it, too! Makes me want to go back and re-do my older ones, except that it takes hours and... I don't actually want to do that at all.
  • 1 week, 2 days ago Carbohydrates Level 10 MOC Designer DESIGNER
    Hey, you're very welcome! I absolutely love talking shop and build techniques. There are a couple places I post MOCs, but not really any where I get into the tech like this, so I'm very much enjoying this as well. Hit me up here, on Flickr, or by email any time you wanna talk building.

    Anyway, here's one more magical thing about that 2 x 2 turntable top: because it was designed to nest into a piece with a 2 x 2 footprint, it's actually not a full 2 studs long/wide. In fact, you'll find if you try to attach one under the 1 x 4 tile you mention on the windscreen, it actually WILL fit!

    Reusing stickers is pretty clever, especially the way you did the shaker. Trimming them to lose the yellow is downright brilliant! It reminds me of the sticker set LEGO provided with 75895, which deliberately had all clear-backed stickers so that you could conceivably build the car in a variety of colors. Personally, I am not a huge sticker fan and I don't tend to use them, but I will admit I did bust out the pinstriping tape for the stripes on my '70 Camaro that you can see in the front and center space of the parking lot of my dealership.