Pack765

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    Illinois
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  1. It is actually able to shoot real bullets, but due to the fact that James Bond is the only one who can activate it, it will probably never be fired. You never know though.
  2. I saw the movie over the weekend and just had to do this. A relatively simple build, but fun nonetheless.
  3. Shortly after midnight on 31 January 1968, 19 Vietcong sappers from the elite C-10 Sapper Battalion gathered at a Vietcong safe house in a car repair shop at 59 Phan Thanh Gian Street to distribute weapons and conduct final preparations for an attack on the US Embassy in Saigon. The unit set off in a small truck and a taxi towards central Saigon. As the vehicles came down Mac Dinh Chi Street with their lights off after curfew, they were spotted by a Vietnamese police guard post north of the embassy, but rather than trying to stop the vehicles, the police instead took cover. As the taxi turned from Mac Dinh Chi Street onto Thong Nhut Boulevard, the occupants opened fired on the two MPs guarding the night gate. The MPs, SFC4 Charles L Daniel and PFC William E Sebast, returned fire, closed and locked the steel gate and radioed that they were under attack. Hearing the firing on the side gate, Marine Sergeant Ronald W. Harper, who was in the rear of the embassy compound, ran back into the rear door of the Chancery across the lobby past Marine Corporal George B Zahuranic, who was calling for help. Harper pulled a Vietnamese night watchman into the building and closed and bolted the heavy teak doors to the Chancery. Minutes later at 02:47 hours, the Vietcong blew a small hole in the perimeter wall on Thong Nhut Boulevard and gained access to the embassy compound. The first two Vietcong that crawled through the hole and into the grounds were shot and killed by SFC Daniel and PFC Sebast in their guard post at the Mac Dinh Chi Street entrance. Daniel radioed "They're coming in! They're coming in! Help me! Help me!" before the radio went silent. Daniel and Sebast were themselves shot and killed by the Vietcong. On the Chancery roof, Marine Sergeant Rudy A. Soto Jr saw the Vietcong sappers coming through the wall and tried to fire on them with his 12-gauge shotgun which jammed after a few rounds. He then emptied his .38 caliber revolver at the hole, but such fire was unlikely to be effective at that height and range. Inside the embassy, the Vietcong opened fire on the Chancery building with Type 56s and RPG-2s. Several RPGs penetrated the walls of the Chancery, wounding Corporal Zahuranic and destroying the two radio sets in the guard post. Sergeant Soto tried unsuccessfully to contact the lobby guard post and, assuming that Harper and Zahuranic were dead, he called for assistance and waited for the Vietcong to reach him. In the villa at the rear of the embassy compound, Colonel George Jacobson, the Mission Coordinator, was awakened by the firing; searching for a weapon, he found a single M26 grenade. An MP jeep patrol responded to the calls for help from Daniel and Sebast but as they approached the embassy they were met by automatic weapons fire from the Vietcong that were outside the wall, killing Sergeant Johnie B Thomas and SFC Owen E Mebust. In addition to the three Marines, there were two Vietnamese and six American civilians inside the Chancery building at the time of the attack. The Americans armed themselves with .38 revolvers, Beretta M12s and a shotgun and waited for the Vietcong to come inside. Outside in the embassy grounds, the Vietcong were unsure of their next move as both of the sapper team's leaders, Bay Tuyen and Ut Nho, had both been killed early in the attack by Daniel and Sebast after they entered the embassy grounds. The Vietcong were armed with more than 40 pounds of C-4 explosive and could easily have blasted their way into the Chancery had they been ordered to do so. Instead they took positions in or near the circular planters around the Chancery and returned fire at the growing numbers of Americans shooting at them. Here's a link to the set on flickr.
  4. There were many great entries that surely would have won any other contest, but the entries that I felt embodied the spirit of this challenge the best are: 11/ Leviathan Dragon Fish by ---Vertea--- (1 point) 13/ Attack on the Nile by Yatkuu (3 points) 30/ Kraken's Treasure by chief (1 point) 32/ The Final Ruins by Jalkow (2 points)
  5. They're certainly better than my first attempt at painting. I'd say that you need to work on the precision of your camo, as this looks like random brushstrokes (which I imagine that it is). Other than that, your photography could use a lot of work.
  6. This is great! You've captured the curves really well. I've always loved Audis, and you've really done this one justice.
  7. Great review! I certainly know which 'figs to look for now.
  8. You did go nuts. It'd be even cooler if you gave the white Humvee treads like the one in inception.
  9. I was going to compliment the piano, but I realized it wasn't yours when I saw the comments. I also really liked the idea of a rooftop party. It looks nice, and makes it easy for you to display all of the action in one shot. Overall, great job!
  10. For obvious reasons, I love the gorilla. I can't wait to see what you do for series four!
  11. Love it! Instantly recognizable from... whatever that cartoon was (I think I've seen it before).
  12. Cool! As stated, the mystery weapon box is a nice touch. I think I've seen this on flickr... but I'm not quite sure.
  13. Great job! As with everyone else, I love the lighting especially.
  14. You basically hit the nail on the head right there. This next quote is from a recent interview with Will. Even though this is an attack on Brickforge, I think that they both follow the same philosophy, and they don't try to meddle in lego's affairs.