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WIP Hot Wheels Roll Cage!

Discussion in 'Land' started by Mshggh33, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Mshggh33

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    This is my first 3D project and I just recently started to get the hang of modeling in Blender a few days ago. The design is originally based off of a Hot Wheels car model called Roll Cage. There is a certain amount of detail that I can pick up by looking at the actual car toy so I'll end up making up the specifics as I go. I never 3D modeled before so this is my first run. I am planning to model everything and then get down to coding the jbeams and what not, I may ask for help if I can't learn it and do it on my own. Hope to get some pointers to make this thing rival DCS's Scarab!! :p

    Update: Finished modeling some basic looking rims to get this thing up and running quick! :p
     

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  2. Aces98

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    Looks great!
    This would be a lot of fun in addition to the scarab :p
     
  3. NkosiKarbul

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    Nice idea!
    But to rival the Scarab it would need quite some suspension travel, which i cant see on that one yet. :/
    The scarab can survive two laps on my MX Backyard map, taking minimal or no damage at all. Would of course be happy to see it with a nice suspension later. Good luck.
    Can you Jbeam, or do you learn that after modeling?
     
  4. Mshggh33

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    Thanks Ace!! And NK you are right about the suspension. I have been pondering how to make it look strong and professional. That system has always fascinated me when I look at the underside of a vehicle. I hope to make one that is very impressive. Also I hope to learn to code jbeam after I model this badboy. :)
     
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  5. Bakasan

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    Your modeling looks great so far, so well done!

    Judging by the lower ride height of this buggy, i think it would be better off as a track raging buggy, which could be used for things like rally and autocross when fitted with rally tyres. By that I mean have less suspension travel and better handling characteristics.
     
  6. Mshggh33

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    This is great. You guys are giving me a lot of ideas on how I would want the suspension to be. I will play with the wheel base, height and all that after I get most of the body done. That will be the fun part!
     
  7. SixSixSevenSeven

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    I actually had the rollcage in yellow as a kid, long gone now.
     
  8. go14smoke

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    I still have mine and I think it is green.
     
  9. HadACoolName

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    I have one of these some where only mine has a spare tire on the back. :)
     
  10. warkus

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    the sacrab is more of a offroad vehicle, isn't it? the hotwheels rollcage car looks more of a race car to me. i might be wrong though.
     
  11. orangelazer

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    can you just imagine driving that on a hot-wheels track. so someone make a hot-wheels track right now who aggrees :p
     
  12. Mshggh33

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    Yeah the Scarab is totally rough terrain based. After all the toy car leaves so much room for creativity in areas such as suspension, engine type (but i can tell it has 8 cylinders) and everything else we can't see. So I might just ask everyone's help in gathering or making up specs for this beast. And of course anything can roll with this project.
     

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  13. R3VAMP3RZ

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    Lookin real cool, and can't wait for it to be in the game with all of the other great modifications.. :cool:
     
  14. cool271

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    Wow! I would love to see a hot wheels car in the game! But I wish you did another one: The 2014 Loop Coupe treasure hunt. That would look awesome in the game!
     
  15. Autofan

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    Looking great. I like that you used the Hot Wheels car for inspiration. Good luck. :D
     
  16. clayton8or

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    I have one of those and it's dark green!
     
  17. Maj_Turbolag

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    Because I have one of these, I'll be keeping a close eye on this build. Looks fantastic so far.
     
  18. EuroTrucker

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    I can't wait to see it done anything Hot Wheels is awesome!!! :D
     
  19. Kippeth

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    You could always go with horizontal mounted shocks on the front.

    And as for the offroad capability it looks alot more like a dirt-track racer / rally car than a rock-cralwer or jumping car.

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    You could always go with horizontal mounted shocks on the front.

    And as for the offroad capability it looks alot more like a dirt-track racer / rally car than a rock-cralwer or jumping car.
     
  20. mtchll3

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    i think its dead
     
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