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#1 BaronSat

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 05:41 PM

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Hello military fans,

Here is a new model I made very recenlty: a Landing Craft of World War II also called "Higgins boat". Someone ask me to build one and it has been a real pleasure because I wanted to make such a model for a long time.
I hope you'll enjoy it too.

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#2 Dutch

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:17 PM

This is outstanding work BaronSat. You should do more WW2 vehicles like the Tiger tank and some others.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:18 PM

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:21 PM

Looks good!  :thumbup:

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:21 PM

We only just saw your Batmobile and then you present us with another outstanding MOC! I particularly like you machine gun near the rear of the craft and the fact that a minifig can man them. Nice work :thumbup:.
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#6 BaronSat

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:29 PM

View Postclone killer, on Aug 26 2009, 08:17 PM, said:

This is outstanding work BaronSat. You should do more WW2 vehicles like the Tiger tank and some others.

Thanks. Yes WW2 tanks are model I hope to build soon.



View PostSkipper 24, on Aug 26 2009, 08:21 PM, said:

We only just saw your Batmobile and then you present us with another outstanding MOC! I particularly like you machine gun near the rear of the craft and the fact that a minifig can man them. Nice work :thumbup:.

And you missed my 2 Mechas : the Valkyrie & Alpha Fighter from Macross/Robotech in the SciF-Ci forum sub-theme?
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#7 General Armendariz

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:51 PM

Very nice Ive made one of these also here.

May I ask where did you get that M1 pot helmet? What store?

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:48 PM

View PostGeneral Armendariz, on Aug 27 2009, 04:51 PM, said:

Very nice Ive made one of these also here.

May I ask where did you get that M1 pot helmet? What store?

Thanks.

Your model is cute but seems unfinished! Is it me or do you prefer building pirate's ships ???  :wink:

The helmet comes from a 1/18 scale US soldier by 21th Century Toys because as you know it's no more possible to buy them from brickarms  :cry_sad:
But I'm still trying to get some Oxford ones and may succeed soon...
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:12 PM

View PostBaronSat, on Aug 26 2009, 01:29 PM, said:

Thanks. Yes WW2 tanks are model I hope to build soon.





And you missed my 2 Mechas : the Valkyrie & Alpha Fighter from Macross/Robotech in the SciF-Ci forum sub-theme?
Sorry I couldn't resist...  :tongue: ... it just that I'm late in posting my MOCs so that a lot of them at the same time.

Yeah, I loved those. BaronSat, you are just too good!  :laugh: Although I liked the whole ship, may I just say my absolute favorite part is that amazing Jeep? Not to mention those great crates!  :wub:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:52 PM

That's amazing! Everything is so well done about this!
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:17 PM

View PostBaronSat, on Aug 27 2009, 09:48 AM, said:

The helmet comes from a 1/18 scale US soldier by 21th Century Toys because as you know it's no more possible to buy them from brickarms  
But I'm still trying to get some Oxford ones and may succeed soon...
Thanks! I should try that which soldier though? I too need the Oxford helmets.

View PostBaronSat, on Aug 27 2009, 09:48 AM, said:

Your model is cute but seems unfinished! Is it me or do you prefer building pirate's ships ???  :wink:
The reason I never finished is because I never got those helmets :sadnew:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:55 AM

View PostDarth Legolas, on Aug 27 2009, 06:12 PM, said:

Yeah, I loved those. BaronSat, you are just too good!  :laugh: Although I liked the whole ship, may I just say my absolute favorite part is that amazing Jeep? Not to mention those great crates!  :wub:

The crates are just a stylistic composition, the kind of things you build when bored  :laugh: and then I found a good use for them. As many people I'm facinated by very simple objects made with Lego parts like barrels, containers etc... and I really don't know why? Maybe because TLC don't produce enough accessories for maniacs like us?

View PostGeneral Armendariz, on Aug 28 2009, 01:17 AM, said:

Thanks! I should try that which soldier though? I too need the Oxford helmets.


The reason I never finished is because I never got those helmets :sadnew:

I'm still figuring a way to get more Oxford helmets, if that became possible I'll post a message in the sale forum.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

Very Nice MOC!

I would very much like to see a bunch of soldiers in here, mabye the door opening and then charging? I just wanted to see how many men could fit.

Also, If we get enough people who want to buy the American Helmets, mabye we could make a giant petition to bring back the M1 Helmet, And if they don't we will strike never to buy from brickarms! But it will never work. :grin:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:37 PM

BaronSat,

That's a beautiful Higgins boat! Lately I've become very much interested in WW II vehicles, and this one really is something else! I know Dan Siskind has a really nice Higgins boat on his MOC page, and I am a fan of his models, but I dare say yours is better.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:50 AM

View PostBaronSat, on Aug 28 2009, 11:55 AM, said:

I'm still figuring a way to get more Oxford helmets, if that became possible I'll post a message in the sale forum.
Have you had any ideas, aside from ordering directly from Oxford?

This is a very nice boat, and I must agree on the crates and jeep; they are excellent. :thumbup:

The jeep does look at tad modernized, but then it would have to be a Humvee to be modern I guess. :laugh:
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:23 AM

That is very realistic. Great work. I have an obession with crates, barrels, and sacks. You already know what I'm thinking about those crates. :wub: You should do some more WWII mocs. Nice jeep BTW. :thumbup:

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:56 PM

View PostJoey Lock, on Aug 28 2009, 04:33 PM, said:

Very Nice MOC!

I would very much like to see a bunch of soldiers in here, mabye the door opening and then charging? I just wanted to see how many men could fit.


I filled the boat with minifigures and found that 22 can fir in. The real boat can accept 36 soldiers but you know our dear Lego minifigures are a bit ... chubby  :laugh:

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:10 PM

Great MOC, but just to let you know, I made that picture my background.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:09 AM

Nice!
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:30 PM

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View Postbub166, on Sep 6 2009, 08:09 AM, said:

Nice!
Make a Sherman and you can have 2 cookies.


Hmmmm, cookies... er I mean that would be cool but a Sherman need the larger version of the landing craft the : Landing Craft, Mechanized (Mark 3) — LCM 3.
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