samuelhkhon wrote:Hi everyone, I built two small vehicles recently. I recall that for my first vehicle (MR-301), the clearance of the wheels was not high enough, and taking on board the comments of those who replied (thank you for the feedback), I tried to do something about it.
You're welcome! Wow, you did something in response to something I said? Really, you shouldn't have.
Just to be clear, I really did like that MR-301. I just thought that, for a "moon buggy" that might be making its way across open terrain, the clearance would need to be higher. For a vehicle which stayed on paved roads, it was just fine.
samuelhkhon wrote:Below is the MR-401 Supply Transport, and its military variant, the Outpost Patrol Vehicle. My wife thinks that the front of the vehicles are too long and not very "sleek". I kinda agree with her, but I didn't know how to build that section short and still allow the minifig to sit comfortably. Would love to hear your thoughts on how I could make it better. Thanks!
I think these look good, and I agree that you solved the low-clearance problem. These vehicles look like they could drive over a few rocks. Lots of great little details everywhere. The side door that doubles as a ramp is a cool idea. I like the little overhead display you placed above the driver's head on the hinge brick. Also, on the Supply Transport, I really like the texture of the container. All those tiles give it a nice, utilitarian, corrugated-metal feel.
That being said, my eye is drawn to the fact that this MR-401, unlike your MR-301, is quite tall compared to its height. They look like they could tip over easily when going off-road. I know that you are probably trying to use the Classic Space wheel parts exclusively to keep that old-school feel, but... if you switched to more modern wheels and made six-wide versions of these models, I would like them even better.