OPC 2: Komatsu PC5500 by Richard BrownWritten by TJ on January 13th, 2011
Komatsu PC5500 Supershovel by Richard Brown
It didn’t take long for me to come across something really cool This popped up this morning on Flickr.
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(image © Richard Brown )
Things That I Like:
The look. Richard did very well and achieved his goal, IMO. This does look very nice.
I like the cylinders, despite them being non-functional. He stated, “I toyed with the idea of using the Pneumatic rams but they didn’t look as good, as I was going for realism rather than function.“. I somewhat agree here, but my own preference would be to compromise on the looks a little bit and go with the pneumatics so that the MOC would be functional.
I love the dark gray (bley) and yellow color scheme. IMO, they are the perfect two colors for large equipment
The scale. It’s about minifig scale, and makes for a nice-sized model. Not tool large but not too small either.