Captain Genaro

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  1. Oh, well, perhaps we can launch a preemptive strike and save you the trouble of making such tough decisions. But I am glad that you like it so much. Thank you. I have some additional pics of it that I'll add to the first post. Centaur MRAP by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr Thank you. The rocks, though incredibly time consuming, were actually a lot of fun to build. Lots of SNOT working in different directions, random use of plates and tiles, and just a lot of random pieces thrown in there to get it to work. I appreciate the compliment, thank you.
  2. I'm glad to hear it, thank you. I do like the table, and I think it turned out nice. I was a little worried that the black details would be harder to photograph, but it all worked out. Thank you. The skyline is New York, but I forget the name of the hotel the picture was taken from.
  3. Go ahead and add the license with the new settlement, and I'll try to add the settlement later today.
  4. Oh goody, some new toys for Filace's navy to intercept. That's a great build you have there. Lovely job with the vehicles, the Humvee especially. The round garage door thingy is simple, yet incredibly effective (I'll have to remember that one for my own MOCs). And the trees outside the windows are just the icing on the cake, great attention to detail. Overall a fantastic MOC and entry.
  5. That's a pretty neat trench you've dug there. The sloped plates work well along the front of the trench, and I like the mild vegetation you added. Perhaps some tree stumps in front of the trench would be appropriate (cutting down trees to ensure there is nothing for the enemy to hide behind), but overall you did a really nice job. The artillery piece is good, too. The pieces are fairly basic, but they sure work well together.
  6. You did a very nice job. The microfigures work great and I love the guy with his long pointer. It really does remind me of an HQ from a war movie. The copier is fantastic as well (I might have to steal that design). I would suggest working a little on the phone bank (assuming that's what it is). Add some more details around the phones (such as buttons, speakers, or more detailed cradles), and I think it would really help with that. Still, it's not a huge issue.
  7. Filace didn't exactly have an alternative to instituting the draft. The lack of soldiers left its ranks severely depleted, but the new draftees couldn't just be given a rifle and sent to the front. Of course, there simply wasn't enough time to properly train them, either. Thus, many of them got to enjoy an abridged boot camp before they were packed away and sent to some backwater post. Most of them ended up patrolling the border, some ended up setting up roadblocks, while a select few got the honor of joining the Naval Infantry and spending their days in an isolated, hot, humid jungle 152 miles from the nearest village (and the nearest girls) doing little more than watching a river and checking the papers of the occasional vehicle. Zone is E4 Comments and Criticism are most welcome. Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr "Aww, come on Sarge, even you've got to see this is bull. So I've got a girly mag, big deal." "Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, you soon will that some officers, especially these butterbars the academy keeps turning out, are real sticklers for the rules." "Yea, sometimes I think they send us draftees with the sticklers just as a sick joke." "You got out of four weeks of boot camp, kid. I wouldn't be complaining." "Oh, so that's supposed to help? Send us off to battle without even getting enough proper training?" "You know, Jackson, most of us wouldn't exactly consider standing guard on some quiet jungle road the same as being in battle. "But," "Shut it and get up! Butterbar's coming!" Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr "Private Jackson! Where in the Sentry's Code does it say a sentry shall rest and chat with his buddies?" "No where, sir!" "Then what the hell is your excuse!?" But before Jackson could answer, the Sargent's headset squawked. "Sir, a Centaur's coming up. Army by the markings." Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr The lieutenant began shouting orders as the men manning the bunker and mortar began getting into position. P1110393 by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr Built only a few weeks ago, the bunker was so new that the grass hadn't even grown back to the edge of the concrete walls. But that's not what the men were worried about. They were busy making sure that everything was perfect, that every man was at his exact position per the textbook. Of course, the MRAP probably didn't present a threat. Most likely just another supply of high-tech computers or some important civies (average civies had to travel on one of the massive barges hauling steel and cement). Probably a missile base, the men thought. Perhaps a new airfield or secret testing site. Whatever it was, it must be something big given the number of trucks and barges heading there. But of course, that wasn't what the men were worried about. Right now they were making sure that every last detail was perfect lest their commanding officer decide to write them up for inattention to duty, negligence, or whatever other offense came to his mind. Within seconds, everyone was at their places and a few minutes later the chirping and howls of various jungle animals was replaced with the low, steady rumble of 330 horsepower. The rumble continued to grow, and within a few moments, the massive Centaur came around the curve. The Sargent, or more accurately, whoever the informed the Sargent was right, Army markings and an Army crew. Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr As the massive vehicle came closer, Jackson couldn't help but wonder who came up with the Navy's checkpoint strategy. A bunch of guys with M4s, grenades, and a SAW versus one of these armored beasts. Hell, if that thing wasn't friendly, it could crash through the checkpoint and there wasn't anything anyone could do about it. And of course, Jackson, Sarge, and the Lieutenant wouldn't exactly be in a good position, considering that they were supposed to stand in the middle of the road just behind the paint-on-wood barrier. Fortunately for Jackson, this Centaur wasn't any different from any of the others, and it slowed down and came to a complete stop about five yards from the gate (if you could call it a gate). Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr The two front doors opened and the driver and passenger hopped out. They walked up to the gate, saluted the Lieutenant, and the driver handed over his papers. "We've already unlocked the back, sir. You man will have no trouble checking our cargo." The Lieutenant paused for a moment before speaking. He loved issuing orders, especially to soldiers, and he was rather upset that they were one step ahead of him. "As it should be!" the Lieutenant snapped in reply. As he read the soldier's papers, he continued. "But it looks like they have you Army guys playing delivery boy for naval computers." "Yes, sir. All we were told was that someone wanted the job done right for once." Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr At this, the Lieutenant's face began turning red and Jackson had a sudden coughing fit. He may have been in the Navy, but he was still green enough to laugh at the joke. The Lieutenant glared at him before shouting to the soldier behind the truck. "Private Goldberg, what have you found!" "Just two NeoGen X-5000s, boxes properly marked for delivery to Arthur Hastings, Brickeon Technology." "And the code?" "It matches Mr. Hastings', sir." Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr Returning the papers to the driver, the lieutenant told the driver "you're clear to go." Then to his own men, "Sargent, clear the road and get this gate up!" Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr Rumble in the Jungle by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr Additional Pics of the Centaur Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle. Centaur MRAP by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr Centaur MRAP by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr Centaur MRAP by Capt. Genaro, on Flickr
  8. That's a great first build that really ties in with your country's description. It's neat that you were able to incorporate the tunnels into the build. The vegetation is good and has enough variations to avoid looking overly uniform. I also wouldn't mind seeing some pictures of the UTV. I would recommend fixing the posing of the marching soldiers. Right now it looks like they're all leaning back about ready to fall.
  9. That's a nice base you have built. The backstory works well and you did an excellent job of using the story to introduce the base and its various components. The various rooms are a great addition, and I like the random details you added. The air defense system is a good addition, too. I would recommend adding some more detail to the terrain. Adding some brown or tan (as you did in several places) can help replicate a well-worn path. Some rocks would also be appropriate. Finally, the holes could use some variation along the edges (not even the army demands your hole be a perfect square).
  10. That's a very nice job on the jet and the news scene. As others have already mentioned, the red bird is very well done, and it is even more impressive that you were able to get such a great design using fairly common parts. It's great to see the functional landing gear, and I'm sure this plane will appear much more menacing with a full load of weapons. Finally, the landing strip is great, and I love the small piles of sand that are slowly encroaching on the side of the runway. Very nice job. I would suggest revisiting a few of the plane's angles and the tail fins. A lot of modern aircraft seem to have wings that angle back towards the tail instead of being perpendicular to the body. In addition, the tail fins seem a little small.
  11. An excellent job. You really captured the feeling of mountainous terrain with plenty of rocks and the placement of the vegetation is really well done, too. Very similar to a mountain forest you might find in the western U.S. If I had to pick a single favorite part, it would be the waterfall.
  12. If there was a mistake in licensing the property, we can correct that, but we don't move licenses from one settlement to another.
  13. I suppose so, but apart from forts, I don't see why anyone would want to do this. I'm sure there are plenty of people and entities who would purchase the license from you.
  14. Hats off to you, sir. This is an amazing build. I really like your choice to portray a training course, and it is all the much neater by your decision to include actual components of NATO training courses. The various obstacles and equipment is all well made and is easily identifiable. The use of dark tan helps add some detail to the ground, and you did a good job spacing the trees and bushes. I think my favorite part is the bell. The design is nice, and it's a fantastic detail to include in a special operations training area. Perhaps my favorite part of your story is the presentation. The effort you put into creating the comic-style pictures really pays off, and the first picture with all the profiles is really well done. Excellent attention to detail, all the way down to tape holding pictures in the files. One suggestion is to fix the part behind the ladder. It's simply some plates with no details. It's not noticeable until the last picture, and you might consider either removing it, or if it is supposed to be a parade ground or open space, adding some detail to indicate as such (building facade behind it, flagpole, possibly a statue with a plaque, you get the idea).