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  1. Thanks guys! The CAMO is actually very easy to do!

     

    Yes a few modded parts. I use a bunch of Brickarms for detailing, so I decided to try making my own parts, but ONLY for detailing. ( Hatches - Bars and lights ) I just can't achieve the look I want in some VERY specific places. If it helps, I only MOD Lego parts.....hehe!

     


  2. Some new and old mechs of mine, or GP ( Ground Pounders )! Alternative WW2.

    I've been using my custom stickers and colored vinyl to change my MOCs for a while now. They really do add a level of detail to my MOCs. I like to say they change them into true models! My sticker and Lego color matched vinyl is available on my website. the cooper works

    GP-1 Blackjack - U.S. Oldest mech with updates an add camo.

    GM - Jauguer - German Older Mech with updates!

    R - Warwick - Newest British mech!

    More detail on Flickr

     

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  3. GP-5 Bulldog "Ground Pounder" Build for the WW2 European Theater.

    Nominated Best Mecha Brickworld 2014

    1400+ Bricks

    20 Brickarms

    Legs are chain driven and fully articulated right down to the feet!

    Interior is full functional with Minifigs and sticker control panels.

    Exterior has all my stickers http://www.thecooperworks.com/

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  4. It's been awhile since I've posted anything! Because well I've been rather busy!

    Built this guy for my son. The Bisson. Has working winch and side lift. Plus interior fittings an seats.

    Of course those are my stickers.

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    DB4 “Sketto” Gunship Quadcopter

    Concept

    My motivation behind this thing comes from the many inspiring drawings at the Concept-Ships blog, and the theme itself is an integration of actually three themes: First a foremost the evolution of the Bell H1 Huey, second is Road Warrior and then Star Wars! You may also notice a big influence of other aircraft: Bell 47 Chopper, F9C Sparrowhawk / USS Macon, F-4 Phantom, B-25, 1960’s U.S. Navy paint schemes. Its roll is in Patrol, Defensive, Support, Heavy Lift and Re-Supply. Operations are undertaken in Gas Planet Mining Colonies. No land = no landing gear. Instead it hooks off a large Mother Ship (Airship).

    Fun Facts

    -107 Brickarms

    -1600+ Bricks

    -32 Feet of Tubing

    -275 DBG Minifig Hands

    -Full Cockpit panel decals

    -Took 3 months to build.

    -“Sketto” A four winged blood sucking Star Wars creature.

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    Story Line

    Like the Bell H-1 Huey, the Sketto was designed as a support aircraft that later was modified into a bad megablocks gunship! However the Sketto as a civilian aircraft and didn’t have the military money to back its transformation into a gunship, instead what happen was a collaboration between the Aeten Mining Colonies and the Lantillies Shipyard. It was however the mining colonies necessity to retrofit there DB4’s into gunships that started it all. That’s where the Road Warrior look comes into play. The Star Wars theme comes in with the look and feel of the Minifigs and the interplanetary mining operation.

    The Aeten II Mining Company specializes in many different types of mineral and gas extraction. They’re particular good at extracting the rare HH3 or (Heavy Hydrogen 3). HH3 is found in the lower levels of some gas planets. Very specialize equipment is designed to hover just above these lower gas levels. Here the HH3 is pumped up throw long hoses into storage tanks onboard the large Aeten Tankers. However this isn’t without it challenges do to its value. Local disputes often arise over whom has the rights to these gas planets, as well as the threat of pirates raiding mining colonies for their extracted HH3.

    To help combat these threats, the miners came up with a gunship design based off the Lantillies Shipyards DB4 Support Ship. It’s quick, light and maneuverable even in the larger heavier gas planets. Its weapons system is both offensive and defensive capable. Four gun turrets can ward off just about any attack from any direction, while the main cannons can strike a heavy blow to eliminate the threat!

    Its main deck normally used for resupply can be retro fitted with seats for 8 Aerial Raiders. Raiders can be deployed via the lower hatch crane, two side doors or vertical grappling hook cannon.

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    Specifications:

    Fuselage length: 10 Bricks

    Length: 10 Bricks

    Height: 10 Bricks

    Weight: Empty 33,226. Gross up to 73,000 pounds

    Speed: 225 mph

    Ceiling: 45,000ft above 29.9 SBP “Standard Barometric Pressure”

    Range: 1,240 nautical miles

    Power plant:

    4 J59e Turboprop’s - HH3 injection system

    2 J59b Turbojet / Turboshaft Hybrid - HH3 injection system - Electromagnetic high capacity

    Crew: Six – Pilot, Reo, 4 Turret Gunners and a Mech Droid

    Builder: Lantillies Shipyards

    Armament:

    4 Turrets - ABY Twin Laser Bo-Cannons

    2 - ABY Single Laser Bo-Cannons

    4 ABY J7 Heavy Laser Cannon

    2 ADC500 500lbs “Blockbuster” (Atmospheric Depth Charges)

    28 BR-9X 60lbs “Shrike” Short Range Heat Seeking Missile (4 Pods)

    4 BR-56x 150lbs “Rampage” Medium Range Radar guided Missile


  6. One thing inspired this guy....I only had so much track to work with!!

    ARMY OF ONE! “The Maverick”

    One Engine – One Track – One Blaster – One Pilot - One Eye – One Mission - One Bad Attitude.

    Brickarms: Total 100

    48 - U-Clips

    12 - Ammo Clips

    6- M1919 Ammo Cans

    2 - PPSH Ammo Cans

    1 - Panzerfaust

    8 - M6 Rockets

    6 - M1911 Pistols

    2 - M1 Garand

    8 - SMLE Rifles

    1 – XRG

    1 – XM7s

    1 – M84 Stun Grenade

    2 - Ushanka

    1 – BA Stahlelm

    1 – Monopod

    NOTE ALL BRICKARMS COUNTED ARE ON THE VEHICLE. ANY BRICKARMS IN DIORAMA DO NOT APPLY!

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    This is Sid..…the Cyclops. He’s a bit of a nomad with one little problem. Living near the Jundland Wastes on the planet Tatooine, the Sand People often raid his little piece of solitude. Fed up and angry, he needed to deal with this problem! He needed a vehicle that he could patrol and defend his land with. Knowing he’d be out numbered at every turn, he knew he needed something fast and had a big gun, and so the “Maverick” was born.

    At speed up to 120mph he has no problem patrolling vast areas around his camp. Once a gaggle of Tusken Raiders were spotted, he can sneak up on them fast. And if they turn hostel he open fire with he’s Vortex Plasma Blaster. With its wide path of energy could take out a number of raiders. Then speed away before any remaining raiders can return fire.

    Armament:

    One - XRG

    One - Vortex Plasma Blaster

    One - Rocket Launcher (8 M6 rockets)

    Engine:

    One one cylinder electromadnetic generator

    1300kilawatts

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    More at my flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/59215333@N03/


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    Cooper Works, the second in a series of Mech’s, or as I call them, GP’s “Ground Pounders”. Again the theme is based in WW2 and rooted out of Detroit Michigan!

    GP-2 or “Hellfire” was developed for the Pacific Theater, where the hidden enemy is playing havoc on our troops. Its design is to root out the enemy from there bunkers and underground networks. Its main weapon however, is not its Flame Thrower or 20mm Cannon, not even the four .30 cal machine guns, but rather pure intimidation! Taking the will to fight out of the enemy! Seeing this guy come over a ridge will send a clear message. “You’re next and there is nothing you can do about it”

    Designed in SR3D / Bricks = 485 / Brickarms = 4 9/.03 MACHINE GUNS

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    Light Walker GP-2 “HELLFIRE”

    Built by Jeff Churill “AKA Cooper Works”

    Prepared under the direction of

    The chief of ordinance

    (With the cooperation of the Cooper Works Company Detroit, MI)

    Description

    The light GP-2 “Ground Powder” is an armored walker vehicle, designed for bunker busting and light support. It’s powered by twin 163hp Jeep 4 cylinder supercharged engines, liquid cooled, straight head side valve type engines. The engines are located in two separate nacelles below the main chase, which power two separate LHS (Leg Hydraulic System), one for each leg. The pilot operates the vehicle with two levers, much like a typical tank would operate. The main chase has 2.5 inch front and 1.0 inch side armor. Its mission is to penetrate and destroy fortified bunkers by using its 20mm cannon at long range to soften the bunker. Then move in and use its flame thrower to penetrate and eliminate the threat. However its main weapon is intimidation, to take the will to fight out of the enemy.

    Crew

    One crew member is position high atop the main chase.

    Armament

    The main chases primary weapon is a 200 gallon Flame Thrower, with a range of 100 yards. Secondary weapon is a 20mm Cannon. Backup weapons are four .30 cal machine Guns.

    Tabulated Data

    General

    Weight……………………………………31,250

    Width……………………………………..12-ft

    Length……………………………….…..15-ft

    Height…………………………….……..24-ft

    Engines¬

    2 Jeep 2.2L Engines (Supercharged)

    Rated horsepower………………….163 hp at 2800 rpm

    Number of cylinders……………….. 4 cyl, side valves

    Weight of engine…………………….510 lb (1020 lb total)

    Armament

    1 flame thrower (pivot mount), 200 gallon napalm tank

    1 cannon, machine, 20mm, M1919A4 (pivot mount)

    4 gun, machine, cal. .30, M1919A4 ( chase hard mount) Brickarms

    Armor

    2.5 inch front, 1.0 inch side armor on the main chase.

    Napalm Tank equipped with self sealing rubber blather and filled with nitrogen to reduce the risk of fire if hit.

    Cockpit is also filled with nitrogen during combat to reduce the risk of fire if hit.

    Cockpit ballet proof windows are 2 inches thick.

    Performance

    Maximum sustained speed on hard road…..…….40 mph

    Cross-country speeds for various terrains…..…..5 to 40 mph

    Maximum leap over ditch…………………….………..…15-ft

    Maximum step over vertical objects…….………….10-ft

    Maximum grade……………………………………………….25-deg

    Maximum water depth…………………………………….15-ft

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    BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

    G. C. MARSHALL

    Chief of Staff.

    Official:

    J.A. Ulio,

    Major General,

    The Adjutant General.

    Yep the JAWS are a CUSTOM DECAL

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    GETTING READY FOR COMBAT!

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    ON THE HUNT!

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    WINDOWS ARE CUSTOM DECALS AS WELL

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    CUSTOM DECALS TO BE AVIALABLE SOON!

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  8. New pilot for my upcoming GP-2 HELLFIRE "Ground Pounder"

    Suit is designed to be fire resistant and used in a nitrogen filled cockpit. When you see the GP-2 you will understand why!!!

    All parts are made from Lego.

    Figure with custom decals

    cty256 Police - City Leather Jacket with Gold Badge and 'POLICE' on Back, White Hat, Lopsided Smile

    Hose and face mask: Hand carved

    73590c03a Black Hose, Flexible 8.5L with Tabless Ends

    Tubing cut in strips for straps:

    5102c11 Hose, Pneumatic 4mm D. 11L

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    My GP-1 BLACKJACK


  9. Hey thanks everyone! it's my first project since getting back into Lego.....loving it!!!

    Look up Dieselpunk, man. After this, I'm pretty sure that you'll enjoy the theme.

    I see what you are saying! Some pretty slick out there! Great ideas!

    Wow I made THE BROTHERS BRICKS!!! What an honor!!

    Brother Bricks


  10. WOO! Dieselpunk! I love this kinda stuff. It's a fantastically built MOC, and I love your story behind it. Was this for the Brickarms Mech contest?

    On a sidenote, I find the name "Ground Pounder" Ironic. 'Cause that's what the Marines and Navy call the Army, at least here in the US.

    Thanks I really put some thought into, which I find to be the best part!

    Yep it's for Brickarms Mech contest? Note per the rules, this was posted here after I posted it on Brickarms!

    "Ground Pounder" Thanks for noticing....I was in the U.S. Navy so I know the term. Fitting I think!

    Dieselpunk...I like that!


  11. Thanks for the kind words everyone. :cry_happy:

    It was tempting to load it up with rocks, bombs, missile's, laser cannons and radar.....LOL, but I wanted to keep it light as a scout should be. My next GP has more room for good stuff!!

    considered putting this up on Cuusoo

    As nice as the legs are and they do function, it's a pain in the butt to move them. That would sadly kill any hopes for Cuusoo.

    Those legs are exceptionally well done :thumbup: ! It shows that you've put a lot of work into the decals, and presentation; they both add a lot to an already great MOC

    Thank. I do plan on really running with this theme, and maybe, hoping, others will too. So this was part of the plan!

    Say, nice legs! I love all the amount of detail with the custom decals.

    Thanks, Custom decals where fun to do! I'm looking into now on selling theme sheets with tons of decals on each.

    I remember seeing the LDD version of this, and I remember it was fantastic. And I imagined it would look great in real life.... but the amount of decals you added is just ... phenomenal. It takes this from a great MOC to an epic MOC.

    Wow thanks. Hard to beleive that was like in April....LOL

    now this is a really cool MOC! i like the WWII kinda feeling... however...

    I hear you...thank god it's not in the real word but rather Lego world.


  12. This is the first in a series of Mech’s, or as I call them, GP’s “Ground Pounders”. I’ve been working on this project for awhile now and so glad to finally get it out there! The theme I have is based in WW2 and rooted out of Detroit Michigan! I plan on running with this theme with three other GP’s in the shop! I hope you enjoy this project as I know I sure am! Thanks for looking!

    Designed in SR3D / Bricks = 566 / Brickarms = 13 9/.03 MACHINE GUNS 4/U-CLIPS

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    TECHNICAL DATA WAR DEPARTMENT

    No. 9-775 Washington, May 15, 1942

    Light Walker GP-1 “BLACKJACK”

    Built by Jeff Churill “AKA Cooper Works”

    Prepared under the direction of

    The chief of ordinance

    (With the cooperation of the Cooper Works Company Detroit, MI)

    Description

    The light GP-1 “Ground Powder” is an armored walker vehicle, designed for scouting and light support. It’s powered by twin 163hp Jeep 4 cylinder supercharged engines, liquid cooled, straight head side valve type engines. The engines are located in two separate nacelles below the main chase, which power two separate LHS (Leg Hydraulic System), one for each leg. The pilot operates the vehicle with two levers, much like a typical tank would operate. The walker is equipment with radio/ interphone, and equipped with a 10-ft periscope. The main chase has 0.5 inch front and side armor.

    Crew

    A crew of two is position in the main chase, the driver in the forward lower chase, and the commander-spotter - gunner in the upper chase.

    Armament

    The main chase has 4 side nacelles housing eight .30 caliber machine guns, with 1000 rounds for each gun. Additionally with one pivot mount .30 caliber machine gun for the commander position.

    Tabulated Data

    General

    Weight……………………………………29,950

    Width……………………………………..12-ft

    Length……………………………….…..18-ft

    Height…………………………….……..20-ft

    Engines¬

    2 Jeep 2.2L Engines (Supercharged)

    Rated horsepower………………….163 hp at 2800 rpm

    Number of cylinders……………….. 4 cyl, side valves

    Weight of engine…………………….510 lb (1020 lb total)

    Armament

    8 gun, machine, cal. .30, M1919A4 ( chase hard mount)

    1 gun, machine, cal. .30, M1919A4 ( upper chase pivot mount)

    Armor

    0.3 inch front and side armor on the main chase.

    Performance

    Maximum sustained speed on hard road…..…….40 mph

    Cross-country speeds for various terrains…..…..5 to 40 mph

    Maximum leap over ditch…………………….………..…15-ft

    Maximum step over vertical objects…….………….10-ft

    Maximum grade……………………………………………….25-deg

    Maximum water depth…………………………………….15-ft

    [A. G. 062.11 (5-14-42)

    BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

    G. C. MARSHALL

    Chief of Staff.

    Official:

    J.A. Ulio,

    Major General,

    The Adjutant General.

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    Back Story

    John Cooper “Cooper Works”

    A Detroit native, John spent the first part of his life working in and around the automotive industry. John always had a passion for Cars and aircraft, and after the great depression started his own company called Cooper Works. His business specialized in developing new components for the automotive and aircraft industries. His company soon was working closely with Garr Wood and James Doolittle, both speed demons, Garr with powerboats and James with seaplanes. John help developed new components to give these two an edge over their racing competitors.

    At a chance meeting with Doolittle, he met Howard Hughes, and after some short conversation, they realize how much they thought alike! They soon developed a great working relationship. Howard often came to John to help develop and build key components to his aircraft designs.

    During one visit to LA while having launch with Howard, Howard discusses a radically new concept for the Army. He called them “Ground Pounders” or GP’s. Howard talked about tanks and jeeps with no tracks or wheels, but rather legs and feet! John and his curiosity ask Howard to sketch up his ideas on a napkin. John asked him does he have plans to build these. Howard said no, not anytime soon, aircraft are my thing now!

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    A few years past when WWII hit America! John while going through his desk came upon Howards sketch’s of the Ground Pounders. Wanting to do his part for the war, John encouraged Howard on building the GP’s, and offered to help anyway he could. Again Howard said no and that he needed to concentrate on aircraft, but if you think you’re up to taking on the project entirely, maybe we could work something out. It didn’t take long before John had Howard’s support, and had his shop cleared out for his first full scale project. The GP’s!!

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    SCOUT MOD

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    COMBAT READY MOD

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    FULL CUSTOM DECAL INTERIOR

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    THANKS FOR LOOKING!

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    More on my Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/59215333@N03/7762306232/