My first attempt at a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee). This partcular desgin was inspired by images I found of Humvees used by U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan. The initial construction design followed instructions made avaliable by LEGOHAULIC on Brickshelf. After making a parts list and doing some research on various Humvees and because of the avaliability and price of certain tan pieces I decided to go with this color scheme. It uses a mix of tan, dark tan, dark green and black. I made serveral modifications to LEGOHAULICs design as I felt the playability factor and sturdiness were not up to my total liking. I reinforced the rear canopy area and hood areas to make them stronger plus I redesigned the front grille and headlights to include a brush guard and the orange tinted headlights.
Here is a link to the site for the images that led to my design U.S. Special Forces Humvees in Afghanistan
Weapons and Armor are from minifig.Cat Toy Shop
I'm already working on improvements to this Humvee by including a semi-protected gun turrent and gun/arm holder to the passenger side hood plus redoing some of the camoflauge to make it darker in its overall scheme. Plus I'm working on a M-1114 UAH (Up-Armored Humvee).
Edited by Rufus, 29 May 2011 - 10:37 AM.