OPC 1: Manitowoc 4600 DraglineWritten by TJ on January 12th, 2011
Manitowoc 4600 Dragline by Emilus.
Note: this is the first in, hopefully, a long series of blog posts that will feature the creations of other people. My previous blog post explains this, but I simply want to feature MOCs that have attracted my attention and that I feel are worth sharing (and remembering).
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(image © Emilus)
It’s been a long while since I’ve seen a MOC like this that could be classified entirely into the Technic theme. It has great detail but also really great functionality.
NOTE: If you step back into Emilus’ Brickshelf galleries, there’s a sister folder for this model titled “WIP” (work in progress). There are some detail shots of the inner workings of this model.
Things That I Like:
The functionality. It appears to be entirely motorized and controlled by PF (power functions). That should make it fun to play with, er… use
The color. That’s a lot of yellow Technic right there. I like it!
Scale. There’s just something right about the Technic figure scale. And I like that there are a few Technic figs thrown in.
I’ve always been a fan of Manitowoc crawler based cranes (and draglines). I think they are simple, basic designs that translate well into a model. I like the choice of of the 4600 dragline to model.
The boom looks a bit rough, but I really like how it’s all mostly yellow. The constant color throughout its design really makes it look nice.
The turntable is pretty good! It’s a fairly compact design that uses rollers. It looks like it would function quite well.