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So after patiently waiting, my Tiny Tactical order finally arrived. I've been told it takes so long for their stuff to come in because they actually produce each order as it comes in. I am impressed with the quality of everything. Every little pouch carries so much detail its insane. The one kit I built resembles my real world kit perfectly minus the camo color. 

Two downsides for everything they sell:

1. You need to use tweezers for every piece of gear and placement with the glue. You have to do a dry run with all of the gear placement before you do any gluing as the glue basically melts the pouches to the rig so if you misplace one item, you're basically screwed.The chemlights were probably the hardest thing to maneuver and place on the rigs as you have to slide each one into the bungee and then glue them to the rig. 

2. Price- as nice as this stuff is, it does come with a hefty price tag. Given the prices, this would not be a viable option for outfitting more than a few minifigs unless you have a lot of money to throw away. I decided to do an experiment with mine in buying plate carriers from minifig.cat as they are literally 1/3 of the cost of the plate carriers from TT. @Stash2Sixx and I were unsure if this would work so I took a gamble. It wound up paying off and they worked out pretty well. So you can save by getting your PCs from minifig.cat, but then you obviously have to paint everything unless you leave it in black. I tried this with their modular plate carrier that they sell pouches for and also with the molded one since it lacks any external pouches. A little sanding and xacto knifing was required. 

Overall, I'm happy with the way they turned out. Definitely a learning experience and I would do some things differently if I decide to purchase more from them in the future. 

End Results.

35194572900_6940a584fb_c.jpgGreat Brick War- Tiny Tactical Gear on Minifig.cat Plate Carriers. by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr

34772399263_f350851f52_c.jpgGreat Brick War- Tiny Tactical gear on Minifig.cat Plate Carriers. by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr

35581307355_72e82fbaf2_c.jpgGreat Brick War- Tiny Tactical gear on Minifig.cat Plate Carriers. by Jesse Beeze, on Flickr

 

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Some more test to find the correct colors for the PVC stickers. I blackened a part of image as those stickers are for a side build of the next campaign :pir-laugh:ht

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I finally got some better equiments for mi figs to wear !

Let me introduce you the new Deland Republic troups !

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The 2nd Transmission Regiment in operation aroud Carrefour.

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The 3rd Regiment of Motorised Infantry controlling some Carrefour key checkpoints.

Just me messing around with some new fig equiments. More to come soon ! :laugh:

 

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9 hours ago, Tom Bombadil said:

PMCs for hire...

Nice collection! You're welcome to join us anytime!

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Hi guys, I am not sure whether this is the correct thread to ask some questions. Please move it to appropriate thread if this is not the correct place to ask.

 I am planning to have some standing army in my Lego City in the future. I am just curious where I can get the gear, army minifigs and tanks/vehicles. I know that I can get weapons from Brickarms. But how about the gear and army minifigs? Where I can get those?

For tanks and vehicles, are there any other brand beside Brickmania? A single medium tank or heavy tank from Brickmania costs more than a single Lego Modular Expert  :cry_sad:

So if there are any other alternative brands for tank or vehicle that I can outsource will be better.

Thanks!

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14 hours ago, one79 said:

But how about the gear and army minifigs? Where I can get those?

So if there are any other alternative brands for tank or vehicle that I can outsource will be better.

Thanks!

Hey, this is a good question. In terms of gear and weaponry, we always recommend minifigcat.com as they have a good variety of stuff in addition to brickarms like you're using now.

As far as building your army and getting soldiers, your best bet is to look on bricklink for minifigs that are the general color of what you're looking for (tan, green, brown, etc). It won't matter if they have designs on the torsos because you'll be covering them up with gear anyway. 

Lastly, for tanks and vehicles I always recommend building your own from scratch. Check out some pictures online, take an inventory of your parts, and see what you can do. Even if you're short in a few spots, again that's where bircklink comes in handy. Brickmania is great and provide a quality product but at a large scale, the cost can add up. 

Hope this helped and good luck. Hope to see pictures when you've completed. 

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17 hours ago, TheBeeze said:

Hey, this is a good question. In terms of gear and weaponry, we always recommend minifigcat.com as they have a good variety of stuff in addition to brickarms like you're using now.

As far as building your army and getting soldiers, your best bet is to look on bricklink for minifigs that are the general color of what you're looking for (tan, green, brown, etc). It won't matter if they have designs on the torsos because you'll be covering them up with gear anyway. 

Lastly, for tanks and vehicles I always recommend building your own from scratch. Check out some pictures online, take an inventory of your parts, and see what you can do. Even if you're short in a few spots, again that's where bircklink comes in handy. Brickmania is great and provide a quality product but at a large scale, the cost can add up. 

Hope this helped and good luck. Hope to see pictures when you've completed. 

Thanks for your reply TheBeeze! I really appreciate it.

Okay, so another alternative is to use minifigcat beside brickarms. I will keep it in mind. How about tiny tactical that I read somewhere in this forum? Okay, I just went to check tiny tactical, more pretty but seems I have to construct the add on parts myself. 

Oh alright, so for minifigs I have to get the monochrome lego figs. 

For vehicles, is everyone in this forum only use authentic LEGO parts or also procure from other competing (legal) brands such as COBI as well?

I am still undecided whether to raise WW2 style army (Tiger Tank! MG42! STG44! City ruins!) or Modern army. Modern army have too many added accessories but the soldiers look cooler. By the end of the day, either option will put a big hole in my wallet. :wall: :laugh_hard:

Thanks for the support, but it might still a long way to go. I have to enlarge my Lego city first before having an army to guard it. But at least I can draft monochrome minifigs first as a start.

Another question, does anybody know which company made LEGO-like army set on the 80th or 90th? I still recall during my primary school, I asked my parents to buy me a modern tank LEGO set (during early 90th). At that time I thought it was from LEGO (now I realized that LEGO does not make army set) because the parts and the minifigs were scaled exactly LEGO. I don't have the set anymore but I still recall that the tank is quite big. 

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Okay, so another alternative is to use minifigcat beside brickarms. I will keep it in mind. How about tiny tactical that I read somewhere in this forum? Okay, I just went to check tiny tactical, more pretty but seems I have to construct the add on parts myself. 

There are several companies that make decent quality products. Brickwarriors, Bricforge, Arelight, Combat Brick

 

For vehicles, is everyone in this forum only use authentic LEGO parts or also procure from other competing (legal) brands such as COBI as well?

Usually noone uses such products. From my point of view, is not only if they are legal or not (as most of LEGO patents are over it is not illegal), but I don't like tha quality of the plastic and the overall quality of the product

 

I am still undecided whether to raise WW2 style army (Tiger Tank! MG42! STG44! City ruins!) or Modern army. Modern army have too many added accessories but the soldiers look cooler. By the end of the day, either option will put a big hole in my wallet.

Modern Army. And join us in Great Brick War !!!

 

Thanks for the support, but it might still a long way to go. I have to enlarge my Lego city first before having an army to guard it. But at least I can draft monochrome minifigs first as a start.

Ahhhh...Lego Cities...

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8 hours ago, one79 said:

Another question, does anybody know which company made LEGO-like army set on the 80th or 90th? I still recall during my primary school, I asked my parents to buy me a modern tank LEGO set (during early 90th). At that time I thought it was from LEGO (now I realized that LEGO does not make army set) because the parts and the minifigs were scaled exactly LEGO. I don't have the set anymore but I still recall that the tank is quite big. 

TYCO had some great stuff back in the late 80’s/early 90’s in the states. I had quite a few of them and still do...somewhere. Quality was incredible, and some unique parts, but the original figures were ridiculous. The second wave of figs were great, but were weak.

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22 hours ago, paintballman said:

Okay, so another alternative is to use minifigcat beside brickarms. I will keep it in mind. How about tiny tactical that I read somewhere in this forum? Okay, I just went to check tiny tactical, more pretty but seems I have to construct the add on parts myself. 

There are several companies that make decent quality products. Brickwarriors, Bricforge, Arelight, Combat Brick

Aha! Will look at their older products to see which brand I bought and I were a kid

 

For vehicles, is everyone in this forum only use authentic LEGO parts or also procure from other competing (legal) brands such as COBI as well?

Usually noone uses such products. From my point of view, is not only if they are legal or not (as most of LEGO patents are over it is not illegal), but I don't like tha quality of the plastic and the overall quality of the product

Okay, only use lego bricks then.

 

I am still undecided whether to raise WW2 style army (Tiger Tank! MG42! STG44! City ruins!) or Modern army. Modern army have too many added accessories but the soldiers look cooler. By the end of the day, either option will put a big hole in my wallet.

Modern Army. And join us in Great Brick War !!!

The war will be over by the time I raise my army  :laugh: And I also have zero experience in making MOC. Making landscape, yes, but creating vehicles or buildings, zilch

 

Thanks for the support, but it might still a long way to go. I have to enlarge my Lego city first before having an army to guard it. But at least I can draft monochrome minifigs first as a start.

Ahhhh...Lego Cities...

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The statement above is the reason why my City will need standing army when it is large enough, lol. Anyway, my city will have a last resort defense. If the leader deemed that the city would be lost, a nuke cache buried under the city will be detonated to take out the invading army. Several nuke missiles will be launched to the invading army cities as well, muahaha. Mutual Assured Destruction!  :devil_laugh: If I joined the great Brick War, I won't be signing the non WMD treaty for sure! :wink: Oh well, already get too excited even though I still have zero army, lol :laugh:

I actually prefer Lego Castle/Pirates or Army. Playing it is more fun with conflicts/battle rather than only looking at it. But, since Castle/Pirates has been retired (and the price is out of reach/not reasonable enough) and Army is non existent beside MOC (Just found this forum recently), so I opted to build City. If only I found this forum 1 year earlier! I have spent a reasonable amount to build up the City, I can not stop anymore. Lol. I think I will just slowly build up the army. Getting soldiers, gears and weapons should be the first priority on 2019. 

 

18 hours ago, Stash2Sixx said:

TYCO had some great stuff back in the late 80’s/early 90’s in the states. I had quite a few of them and still do...somewhere. Quality was incredible, and some unique parts, but the original figures were ridiculous. The second wave of figs were great, but were weak.

Thanks for the info. Will try to find the set that I played with when I were a kid. Not going to buy it just want to check which brand it was

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