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  1. The Scirocco class assault cruiser is a medium sized Mars Congressional Republic Navy ship from the TV-show "The Expanse". It's the most shown ship of the MCRN throughout the show and appeared in season 2 - 6. At 200 m long, it is equipped with a starboard rail gun, several torpedo tubes, point defense cannons and breaching pods at each side. It's ventral bay holds three dropships for aerial assault. The microscale is 1:1,500 as I have other models in that scale already (Truman class dreadnought from "The Expanse", X-303 and BC-304 from "Stargate SG-1", Omega class destroyer and Hyperion class cruiser from "Babylon 5", the Corvette class transport from "Starship Troopers" and the advanced helicarrier from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"). It's nearly the same scale as the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252). Note: I used BLACK turntable tops (as seen in the instructions) but rebrickable didn't allow to add them to the inventory because they have never been released by Lego officially. That's why the inventory shows grey turntable tops. Anyway, the black ones are available at bricklink sometimes.
  2. In fact, the ship HAS more blue, the concept art is an early draft. The underbelly with the UNN seal is blue in the show.
  3. The Truman class dreadnought is a United Nations Navy capital ship from the TV-show "The Expanse". It's the most shown ship of the UNN throughout the show and appears in season 3 - 5. At 376 m long, it is equipped with six epstein drives, two heavy rail guns, several torpedo tubes and numerous point defense cannons. There are three variants of the ship in the show, this build depicts the most basic one seen in the earliest episodes of season 3. The second type has six spherical objects and more antennas at it's front (later in season 3) and the third type features four in lieu of two torpedo arrays and a third container structure (season 5).The light gray hull plating with UN-blue highlighted areas identifies this build as the "Agatha King", flagship of UNN's Jupiter fleet.The microscale is 1:1,500 as I have other models in that scale already (Scirocco class assault cruiser from "The Expanse", X-303 and BC-304 from "Stargate SG-1", Omega class destroyer and Hyperion class cruiser from "Babylon 5", the Corvette class transport from "Starship Troopers" and the advanced helicarrier from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier").It's nearly the same scale as the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252).
  4. At last I wanted to add a new vehicle to my 1:1,500 scale collection (the others are the Omega Class Destroyer and Hyperion Class Cruiser from "Babylon 5", the X-303 and BC-304 from "Stargate" and the Corvette Class Transport from "Starship Troopers"). The Project Insight advanced helicarrier from "The Winter Soldier" is an updated version of the helicarrier from "The Avengers" and features Stark repulsor engines, several insanely big guns and a surveillance dome at the belly. The dark red markings identify it as IN-02. Fortunately blueprints of a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier resin model are available so it was quite easy the get the correct shape and proportions. But as there are only contradictory size specifications around the web I scaled it by some scenes from "The Winter Soldier" that show the carrier and the quinjets. The pics are only from because I'm still waiting for some bricks from bricklink. rebrickable link:
  5. Bohannon

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    That's a stupid answer. Other Ninjago stuff (even the newest) is for sale. Just try another time and another call agent.
  6. Bohannon

    [MOC] Persian Building

    What piece is the woman's headgear (niqab)?
  7. Bohannon

    [MOC] marching through teutoburger wald

    Well done! The HP clock dish as a shield is a nice idea. Check out my Roman army:
  8. Bohannon

    Post your Pirate Crew: Pirate Figbarfs

    It's the Boromir head from LotR. I think the Rocky-Balboa-style corner of the mouth was perfect.
  9. Bohannon

    Post your Pirate Crew: Pirate Figbarfs

    Here's my pirate crew from the Starz series "BLACK SAILS" (all genuine LEGO parts, mostly PotC, some LotR). Flint: Billy Bones: John Silver: Anne Bonny & Jack Rackham: Charles Vane: Eleanor Guthrie: Max: deGroot:
  10. Back in 2004 I built an Omega Class Destroyer from Babylon 5. As the 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer was released 2 years earlier, I chose the same scale: 1:1600. It stands on my bookshelf for years, hence the pictures. The small ships on the bookshelf are a true to scale Earthforce One from Babylon 5 and a nearly true to scale F-303 Prometheus from Stargate SG-1. I did a lot of research, collecting multiple screenshots of Omega Class Destroyers to get the correct proportions an details but the most important reference was the PTEN model: Some details look a little bit odd today because a lot of bricks, that are common now, weren't available in 2004. For example, the round structures in front of and behind the rotating section consist of slopes. Today I would build them with rounded slopes. Unfortunately I cannot just change the bricks because the Omega Class Destroyer is built completely with old light gray and dark gray bricks. (The six 75 degree dark gray inverted slopes at the front were goddam rare and aren't available even on Bricklink nowadays.) A special challenge was the unavailability of many SNOT-bricks in 2004 as at that time the only SNOT-bricks available were the headlight brick with the setback SNOT and a 1x4 brick. It was a hell of trial and error to get the correct gaps between the 12 red missile pods. Hyperion Class Cruiser an Narn Heavy Cruiser of same scale to come...
  11. Bohannon

    Let them fight!

    Nice build! Reminds me of pollice verso by Jean-Léon Gérôme.
  12. I'm a huge fan of roman history and wanted to build a roman army but unfortunately LEGO produced just 3 Romans - 2 soldiers and one emperor. The roman legionnaire (col090) came with a red tunica, a lorica segmentata (laminar armour), a cingulum militare (belt), a galea (helmet), a scutum (shield) and a spear. Nowadays the minifigure is expensive as hell. The roman commander (col147) came with a dark red tunica, a lorica musculata (muscle cuirass), dark brown pteruges (leather strips) at the waist, a galea with a crista transversa (crosswise helmet crest), a dark red cape and a gladius (sword). The crosswise helmet crest identifies him as a centurion. I found it quite monotonous to build an army of just two types of soldiers so I looked for other minifigure parts to pimp them up or create different types of uniforms. As I'm a purist I only used genuine LEGO parts and no 3rd party parts. First, I thought the legionnaire was quite "naked", so I added red short sleeves to his tunica, shoulder armor for the lorica and a red cape. As roman legionnaires didn't carry spears but pili, I built a pilum consisting of a harpoon, a lightsaber hilt and a 3l bar. Some of my legionnaires wear a leather utility belt (from Catman). I also found the centurion naked, so I added dark brown short sleeves to depict leather pteruges protecting his shoulders. I gave him a vitis (vine staff) as symbol of his rank and authority. Now I started to create some new types of troops. As the only other scutum produced by LEGO is the black Baturion (coltlbm24) shield, I decided to make some soldiers with a darker color scheme. Because the black shields look similar to the pretorian shields from the 2000 movie "Gladiator", it seemed obvious to build some pretorians. I took the commander torso (which ist the darkest torso) and looked for other legs assemblies that look "roman". The only two good looking legs assemblies are from the Gladiator (col066), which has pteruges and dark tan boots, and from Sherry Scratchen-Post (coltlm2-6), which also features pteruges but dark brown boots. I chose the darker one (Sherry Scratchen-Post) and added a dark purple cape, dark purple short sleeves and a black pilum. Voilá: A "Gladiator"-style pretorian. Next, I needed some cavalry. Roman cavalrymen wore lorica hamata (chain mail) which is more flexible on horseback. They also carried spears and a parma (oval shield). The most realistic chain mail is the Kingdoms series chain mail of 2010. As I haven't used the Gladiator (col066) legs assembly with the dark tan boots yet and boots seem to be a logical equipment for riders, I decided to combine the chain mail with dark tan boots. Matching dark tan short sleeves and a dark tan cape complete the cavalryman. Unfortunately LEGO sells only odd oval shields, so I had to use a round shield. The archer auxiliarii have nearly the same outfit but they wear an etruscan helmet (from the Prince of Persia sets) instead of the galea. I had a lot of capes, so I made some cold weather gear soldiers with long sleeves and a second cape over the shoulder. Officers and NCOs The legion is commanded by a legatus (legate). To emphasize his position I gave him a unique color - white. I took the helmet crest from Battle Goddess (col183) and white boots and skirt that resembles pteruges from Tennis Player (col269). The legate wears an officer's bronze muscle cuirass from Spartan Warrior (col018). White short sleeves and a white cape complete his outfit. The second in command is the tribunus (tribune). He also wears the officer's bronze muscle cuirass but the more common dark tan boots. I added a fur overcoat inspired by the character of Maximus from "Gladiator". The signifer bore the standard for a cohort or century. As I haven't used the third typical roman armor yet, the lorica squamata (scale mail), I decided to equip him with that armor. The scale mail torso is from the 1988/89 castle sets. Signiferi mostly wore bearskins over their helmet, but as there are no bear headgears I used a fox/wolf headgear (as it is often depicted in modern media). The signum had a small statuette of an animal at the top and several phalarae (medaillons) were mounted to the staff. The signifer carried a parma for protection, lacking a oval shield I gave him a round shield too. The pretorians have their own signifer. He wears dark purple clothes and a leopard fur over his helmet (as seen in "Gladiator"). The vexillifer bore the banner. In order to distinguish him from the signifer, I used the chain mail instead of the scale mail and a regular helmet with feathers. The cornicen played the cornu, a big round horn. I made the cornu of 1 nozzle, 2 sausages (!), 2 hinges and 1 cone. Update 2020/08: As I got a new blue cape, I decided to make a naval commander (the historical sources state that naval officers wore blue capes, seriously). I added the legs assembly from Cheerleader (col002) to depict white pteruges with blue decorations. A victorious military commander on his horse. To emphasize his festive apparel I gave him the pearl gold muscular armor from Flying Warrior (col233), the large cape from Queen (col243) and the headgear with gold laurel wreath from Roman Emperor (col133). A cavalry (see above) signifer (see above) on horseback. A roman officer without his armor. In the 2016 movie "Ben Hur" roman soldiers wear light leather vests under their metal armors to protect themselves from chafing. The leather vest is from Hun Warrior (col180). I added arms with wristbands. Update 2020/12: With the release of the 2nd Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure series I was able to get a lion hide headgear from Luna Lovegood (colhp27). This part is perfect to make an aquilifer who usually wore a lion hide over his helmet. The aquilifer bore the aquila, the eagle of the legion. The staff of the aquila wasn't decorated with phalarae. The aquila was the most important and sacred idol of the legion and was defended at all costs. A veteran centurion with a neckerchief. A legionnaire without his helmet. The idea of a bandana came from the movie "Gladiator". A legionnaire off duty. Legionnaires wore their cingulum also off duty to show their status as soldier. The torso is from the Star Wars Royal Guard. An officer with bare chest. A fancy black dressed officer. Some civilians. The first one wears a toga from Roman Emperor (col133) the others wear a knee long tunica with short sleeves. Women may not be missing of course. They are created from different female parts from Battle Goddess (col183), Lady Liberty (col048) and Star Wars Princess Leia. I used hairpieces with typical roman hairstyles (many curls and braided updos). Update 2021/07: The optio was the second-in-command of a century. He wears a plume on his helmet and a hastile (staff) which was used to keep the legionaries in line. The praefectus alae was the cavalry (see above) commander. He wears the same dark tan cape and boots as the cavalry auxiliarii but the muscular armor from Roman Commander (col147) and the fur overcoat from Queen (col243). To emphasize his position I added a small yellow helmet crest (hairpiece from Captain Marvel (sh641). I reworked the legatus (see above) and gave him a plain white skirt from Tennis Player (col046)... ...because I needed the skirt with the dark red decoration for the legatus Augusti pro praetore (pro-praetor). The pro-praetor was the govenor of a province and commanded the legions that were stationed there. Pro-praetors wore tunics with a band of purple so the legs assembly from Tennis Player (col269) was perfect. A matching purple cape and the golden muscle cuirass from Flying Warrior (col233) complete his outfit. The numerus Batavorum was the imperial personal guard. Because the early emperors didn't trust the political powerful pretorians they established their own personal bodyguard recruited from Germanic tribes or other foreigners. The bodyguard wears a bronze splendor armor from Spartan Warrior (col018), an golden shield with an eagle from Aztec Warrior (col098) and a spear with a golden tip.