edit: I discovered bluerender, I changed the main pic!
The Fiat X1/9 is a two-seater mid-engined sports car designed by Bertone and manufactured by Fiat from 1972-1982 and subsequently by Bertone from 1982-1989.
With a transverse engine and gearbox in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive configuration, the X1/9 was noted for its excellent handling, ightweight-removable hardtop, front and rear-storage compartments ó and for being designed from its conception to meet the late 60s U.S. safety regulations.
suspension is already visible in my post front wheel suspension . I didn't complete the breaking system, as LDD is sometimes a *** to handle.
Oh: available in other colors, here you can see the car with the top on...
What would I love to drive this car in the mountains of the Gorges du Verdon, France
particulary on the road from Aiguines to Castellane (D952), mmmm
Fourth wall (just a small one)
Sure there are some design flaws, as in beams with empty space design, as the front wheel arches aren't attached sufficient, as the lock for the rear trunk isn't really good. LDD isn't always that easy to cope with :-)
But hey: look at it:
Yann (XY EZ)
Senator Chinchilla .
Emmanuel Spencer I
2 Ingmar Spijkhoven
Master Shifu Leo J
Megatron The Decepticon
Sam the First
Steve The Squid
Thanks for the ratings and lovely comments!
Cool, a technic model for an entry! I find technic always a bit "naked", but one can really see the x1/9 shape! And considering its done mostly with outlines, it proves you have a keen eye for proportions! Superb Moc, very unique and great car choice! Many greets, ron.
Thank you all for those nice comments! To answer a few remarks: I did try some technical platery, but left them behind after I had to shorten the nose for 2 studs. I don't have much experience with them, and LDD is not the best playground either... Well it is, but oh my, all that hinging, and flexing, it took a lot of my energy already. Again, thanks, and well appreciated!
Great stuff! I love that car, and your technic version is awesome and looks very retro-ish. And that road choice is fantastic, Les gorges du verdon is one of france most beautiful places;-) well done & good luck! (Ps: do you need some renderings?)
Great model loaded with features! The shaping is excellent -- I was easily able to recognize the car even with the just Technic framing. Did you consider trying to use some Technic panels to give the bodywork a more complete look?
Fantastic entry Joost! I love the X1/9, your model does the real car justice - well done :) funnily enough, I was in the south of France for two weeks very recently and I visited Gorges De Verdon and drove on that exact road - what a road it is! Great choice of car and road, good luck
Ik ben erg onder de indruk van alle functies die je erin hebt gekregen. De carrosserie ziet er ook erg leuk uit, maar het is jammer dat je in LDD de gaten er in zo goed kan zien. In echte stukjes zie je natuurlijk minder makkelijk erdoorheen. De auto is echter erg mooi!