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  1. strv 103 model working drive, steering and suspension
  2. [MOC] Army Howitzer Tank

    Hi Everybody, i want to show you my LEGO Army Howitzer Tank:
  3. [MOC] Police Tank

    Hi Everybody, I want to show you my LEGO Police Tank:
  4. Hi Everybody, I want to show you my Army Tank Transporter Truck. This Instruction Tutorial shows, how you can build the Truck with LEGO.
  5. I've been a bit inactive on Eurobricks the past couple of weeks (partly due to making instructions for @Aventador2004's excavator, and making a MOC for a competition), so I thought I'd share a little tank I made to test the gamepad support that was recently added to the SBrick app: (which by the way, is awesome!) I used a 3rd-party Lipo battery to power the SBrick, which was placed between the two L-motors, and connected to the SBrick via a custom adapter cable: (the red thing in the photo below is part of it) It's quite a fun little thing to drive, and is nice and quick too: Some more photos:
  6. Hello and welcome! Here's my latest MOC, in which I experimented with colours currently somewhat defunct in LDD that I attempted to restore. The Axen Octet is a congregation of eight spirits sent forth upon Earth by Sepulchure. The group never parts and accomplishes tasks jointly, materialising out of thin air and disappearing just as swiftly. The characteristic trait shared by all axenocts is a single unblinking eye, roughly level with the shoulders. The Octet always moves in complete silence, communicating through means not known to man. Upon appearance, each spirit takes physical form with is retained until retreat - the form has been reported to consist of metal-like material on the outside, as reported by those lucky enough to overhear or survive a battle. Each axenoct is entrusted with the task of observation, but on specific occasions they bear instructions of carnage and destruction, which is when their axes come to prominent use. The carnages are exactly the reason the Octet - and their axes that brought about the name - are so dreaded by those who know anything about these spirits. Some have linked the instances of their appearance to the passing of the Emissary of Sepulchure, however these rumours remain unconfirmed. The Knight Well-armoured, fast and bearing a heavy axe, this axenoct posesses ram-like capabilities and is often seen at the forefront of an attack formation heading for a fortified target. With a shield to deflect attacks and a pair of bells hanging off its shoulder, the forewarning sound of which alone is enough to intimidate most, the Knight is a force to be reckoned with. The Duke This moderately-armoured axenoct towers above all in height and handles a halberd-like axe that gives it a great range in combat. Another tactical advantage to the Octet stems from the Duke's ability to self-illuminate and effectively blind the enemies, overall making this axenoct an important strategic asset during assaults. Its calm nature also makes it a good observer and, possibly, strategist. The Demon The fiercest of the bunch, this blank-eyed axenoct carries the fearsome double-bladed axe with a handle shaped like a trident, neither of which the Demon is shy to employ. If that was not enough, it carries out its assaults with intense rage, spitting forth bursts of flame and soon turning the area into a towering inferno. The Imp While not as intimidating as its elder "brother", this axenoct bears no good news. Possessing no special abilities and welding only a basic axe, this minion is often sent on mundane tasks to act as support and to carry out minor carnage. Despite its lack of fire mastery, the Imp can occasionally - albeit uncontrollably - release a ball of fire, which on many occasions has been sufficient to start serious fires. The Magus The smallest member of the Octet is not to be overlooked. Although neither its figure, nor its axe suggest the ability to wreak havoc, it is the other end of the axe that is used in deploying energies known and not-so-known to man. A rumour has it that the artifact on this axenoct's right arm has something to do with its abilities, and that it is indeed the Magus who facilitates the sudden appearances and vanishing of the Octet. The Teitan This axenoct's slow speed and somewhat humorous appearance are swiftly wiped out of the enemies' minds with the heaviest of axes dropping on their houses, heads and other kinds of property. Extremely heavy armour and an immeasurably heavy axe that doubles as a shield - and the ability to handle the aforementioned gear - have reaped the Teitan the reputation of a true titan. A lethal opponent in both attack and defense. The Spectre This ghastly axenoct sports a ghost-like appearance, and to the demise of its targets handles the most dreadful weapon among the Octet members - the spectral axe, capable of severing and entrapping living souls. Physical damage can also be dealt with it, albeit to a lesser extent, but its main capability is what makes the targets tremble and run as far as possible before giving the Spectre a chance to hit them. Which is where the chains come in handy... The Wraith This axenoct is the true dread machine that both looks and functions the part. Being of spooky appearance, with the habit of camouflaging itself and then jumping the victim, the Wraith is also the fastest of all axenocts. Before the threat is even realised, the deadly long-hilt axe is sent swinging in every direction faster than an eye can follow, truly making it the perfect device for intimidation and spreading panic. The entire Axen Octet. A rare sight best avoided altogether... Thank you for your attention, and I hope you enjoyed your stay!
  7. Hi everyone In the past I used LEGO pneumatic tanks as water container for my models. Like this it is possible to build working LEGO fire trucks with 100% LEGO parts. However, there may grow fungus in the wet pneumatic tanks since there is always residual water in the tanks after draining them. Therefore, I decided to create custom water tanks with my 3D-Printer. It worked quite well, and I was able to build a 100ml tank with the dimensions 9x9x5 studs and pin holes: And it looks like this in action: Cheers FT
  8. This Custom Lego moc is a super detailed model of a WW2 Town and Sherman. This is a awesome build and really cheap for the quality. INSTRUCTIONS AVALIBLE HERE: Inspired by the Call of Duty map “Carentan”, this WWII Lego moc has over 1000 parts! Rebrickable link (For parts) coming soon! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. The instructions are super easy to follow. Your feedback is valued. I hope you enjoy my moc and instructions. The Sniper5 by Movie Mocs, on Flick The Sniper1_00017 by Movie Mocs, on Flickr The Sniper1_00014 by Movie Mocs, on Flickr The Sniper1_00027 by Movie Mocs, on Flickr
  9. Hi! A few weeks ago I started doing some prototypes on a tracked trial vehicle. It will probably have 2 long tracks with pins in them, skid steering using 2 L or XL motors and one BB. Goals: find a soft and smooth suspension, have a bodywork wich looks kinda like a ripsaw(not EV2), be able to climb some not really steep hills and descend them as well, float on/over the snow. Acheived goals: find a soft and smooth suspension, I will come back with some photos of a smaller prototype to get the idea.
  10. [MOC] Micro-Scale Assault Team

    So here's a trio of assorted kinda-sorta-game-inspired military craft in my first attempt at micro-scale. I didn't normally even like this style of building all that much, but I had an assortment of new pieces and I felt like trying something new. The basis for the whole set, this one started when I was experimenting with this part for the angled wings, plus some brightly colored curved slopes for color-coded cockpits. Like the other two models, this was conceptualized as something you might see in an arcade-y space shooter. Notice anything from a particular franchise? Rear shot, showing more of the construction + glowy green exhaust. The Star Fox inspiration becomes apparent when you turn the wings back to create what could be some sort of alternate flight mode. As I've said before, everything I build must have some sort of moving joint. Next up, the tank. The chibi aesthetic becomes a bit more obvious with this one. The turret, of course, swivels. Much like the others, the basis for this was a single piece, namely this one. And finally, a mech to cap off the collection! Envisioned as a sort of mobile anti-aircraft gun, one initial draft was even an immobile turret. but I felt that was a bit boring and wanted to try some small-scale mech leg designs. Possibly the least studs on anything I've ever built, and I'm fairly pleased with the relatively clean blockiness (which, granted, isn't that hard to do at such a small scale). The back, showing a bit more of the construction. Also built around another one of those 'motor' pieces. Not terribly poseable, but it can manage. Full gallery with a few more pics can be found here!
  11. Hi everyone, First post in this forum to share with you my project. I designed the Starcraft 1 Siege Tank and for this model I wanted to control all functions from back side of the tank. The main difficulty consists in passing two functions through the main column (cannon raising and expansion) while keeping gun-turret rotation. This model is composed by 1137 bricks. You can show the model in action in this video: This is a view of the original video game unit: Hope you will enjoy :)
  12. Hey Guys! I have been building with Mindstorms for just about 4 years now. To think of that is pretty mind-blowing! So I decided to re-create a video on a creation I built almost 3 years ago: My Lego Mindstorms CUB3. Description: "Built with LEGO MINDSTORMS and Technic components, this creation includes: 2 EV3 Large Motors, 1 EV3 Medium Motor, 1 EV3 InfraRed Sensor, 2 small linear-actuators, a pair of hidden caterpillar tracks, and more! With its insignificantly-looking cubic structure, CUB3 is engineered to look like your ordinary box just lying around. Decoration, anyone? Your neighbors will find out soon enough. Just watch!" Hope you guys enjoy! P.S. - Some of you EB users gave suggestions on my video editing of a previous video. I tried to follow that advice when editing this video. What do you think? Thanks!
  13. Help in improving tank suspension

    Hi all, So recently I have been building a T-90A at 1:25 scale. I solved a lot of problems but i am stack with an under performing suspension system. The problem lies at the road wheels, the way they are attached to the suspension, and the traction between them and the tracks, not the mechanism itself (which is fairly responsive). Let me explain: (sorry for the picture quality, it won't let me upload better ones) There are two sets of 4185 wheels, attached to a 30374 light saber blade (which acts as the spinning axle). The light saber blade is itself attached to a 6632 1x3 thin lift arm, which is then attached to a 15462 5L axle with stop that acts as the pivoting axle of the suspension. The suspension is made of orthodontic rubber bands, but the smaller Lego rubber bands should work as well (i tried to explain the poor quality pictures as best as i can). The problem: The light saber blade creates a lot of friction with both the wheels and the axle socket of the liftarm, so when the tank moves, the wheels won't spin (which is a problem). I am asking here for help, does anyone more experienced than me has a better solution (note that the overall dimensions of the suspension, must not change in order to keep up with the scale). Thanks in advance!
  14. Zane is arguably one of the coolest characters in the NINJAGO Universe and he deserves a cool ride. In my 10th RA review, I will take a cold hard look at 70616 Ice Tank to examine if it fits his character and if this tank is actually worth one's while. Now let's get it on. Overview Name: 70616 - Ice Tank Theme: The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Year: 2017 (2H) Pieces: 914 Minifigures: 5 Price: USD 79.99 / EUR 79.99 / GBP 79.99 / SGD 149.99 / MYR 399.90 Resources: Brickset & Rebrickable Official Set Description Introduction I made a video review of this set for a local launch event and you can jump at the very end to watch the video review. Today, I am doing a more detailed review of this set so that I can address some of the most common comments I read about this set online. The front box panel shows the 2 civilians running away from the Shark Army guys. If you're not familiar that Zane is fighting with the good guys, you may think that he's also running after the civilians even if he is supposed to be saving them from the Shark Army bad guys. The back panel shows the play features of the set. I find it amusing that there are 5 frames at the lower portion of the panel but only 3 of them actually shows the play features. The other 2 just shows Zane hiding behind a plant and another one showing the length of the Ice Tank. A decent amount of minifigures are included in this set - 2 bad guys, 1 good guy and 2 civilians, for a total of 5 minifigures. One of the side panels shows the same box art shown in front, while the other one shows the LEGO Life App logo. Now let's start building. Build There are 7 numbered plastic bags, 1 clear plastic bag without a number, 2 loose wheel rims and another plastic containing the instruction manual and sticker sheet. The quality of the manual is on par with the more recent perfect bind manuals (book binding with adhesives). I don't think it needs to be printed this big (about the size of A4 paper) but I remember these are meant for kids. I almost forgot because the box art does not have the usual recommended age in front of the box. Flipping through the manual, there is a checklist of TLNM sets towards the last few pages. Below is the sticker sheet for this set and for the first time after doing 10 reviews here in EB, I applied the sticker on this set because I used this set for exhibits as well. I'm not going to go through all the details but #11, #14 and #15 reads "Zane". #5, #6 and #11 are symbols for Zane's elemental power. If it is not obvious enough, those are snowflake pattern variations. The next 2 pictures below are the preview on how each numbered bags contribute to the build: Now, let's go through the actual build. Bag #1 contents What's not displayed on the picture is the additional 2 trans-light blue half cone 5x10x6 pieces from the plastic without number. Bag #1 build Right from the beginning, we see the cheater wheel that adds grip to the vehicle. The mechanism also turns the axle of the "ice container" so that when you push the vehicle, the mixer axle turns as well. Bag #2 contents Whenever I see part 32531 Technic Brick 4x6 Open Center, I usually associate it with strengthening frame build. Bag #2 build Nothing much happening except it looks more sturdy after adding more technic parts. Bag #3 contents Like the first numbered bag, what's not displayed on the picture is the additional 2 trans-light blue half cone 5x10x6 pieces from the plastic without number. It's needed to complete the ice container as seen below. Bag #3 build The most notable thing in the build progress so far is that the Ice Tank is looking like a cement mixer. Also, in the picture above I have attached extra parts from bag #4 that should not belong in bag #3 -- mainly the black thread sprocket, the DBG slope with 4 slots and LBG wheel holders. The tip of the "ice container" uses 8 white plate 1x1 rounded with handle. I think TLG should create this piece in more colours because it is so useful. Bag #4 contents The loose wheels included in the box are not from the bag #4 but it's needed to complete the track wheels, Bag #4 build The repeating pattern on the bigger wheels adds a little finishing touch on the wheels but I find it interesting that the designers used the inverted curved slope instead of just the normal 2x1 curved slope which could have produced the same look. The inverted slope is more expensive in the aftermarkets so I am glad they use this part to create that detail. Bag #5 contents You almost can't see it but there are 2 trans-clear canopies there -- same mould used in X-Wing and U-Wing but without any printing. Bag #5 build So far everything looks symmetrical until the cannon at the left side of Ice Tank (your right) was added. Bag #6 contents There are lots of ball joints included in this set but not a single one of them is used for articulation. So where is it used? Bag #6 build The combination of hinges and ball joints make the triangular shape possible. This is the highlight for me on building the Ice Tank because I never thought of using ball joints to achieve this kind of shaping. I came across the use of ball joints to hold the position of the U-Wing deflector shield (the wing prongs) but the designer of Ice Tank explored this technique further to use it for permanent fixtures and it works surprisingly great. Bag #7 contents Bag #7 is just like bag #6 but with additional pieces needed for the hanging flags or banners. Bag #7 build Finally, we're done with the build... but without all the stickers applied yet. It looks decent without the stickers but the flags or banners are screaming out loud "you need to put the stickers on here!". Top view Here's the top view of Ice Tank with all the stickers applied. The stickers help the cockpit area look more interesting because without them, it just looks too white and bland. Surely, it looks imposing when viewed from the top angle. I read some reviewers criticising the gap in the middle but I did not mind this gap because it shows the icy core of the tank which totally looks intentional and not a folly of the designer. Why would you close the gap in the middle when it's meant to be seen? Close the gap and you would think that the Ice Tank is trying to pull off an upright Super Star Destroyer (SSD). In a way, it does look like an SSD combined with a mammoth tank already. Right side view I appreciate the trans-light blue tiles at the edges. I like this colour in general so having these parts for MOC is most welcome. Left side view Only the left side has six studs shooter and this sort of cannon weapon does not move. When you think of tanks, you think of rotating cannons and turrets so I was expecting it should move in at least one axis so that you can pretend it can aim at target -- but it's just fixed in one position. You can only turn the tan gear to fire the six studs shooter. I suppose durability comes first in designing this set. Since I mentioned durability, let me segue there briefly. My problem with this durability thing with LEGO sets is that while the designers try to create sturdy sets, they seem to forget that no matter how sturdy the sets are (frame wise), when you put flimsy things on the set such as those 4 flags/banner sticking out and circular details on the big wheels -- they kind of contradict their own design philosophy. While Ice Tank is definitely built like a tank, if I pick this tank up by the edge or even by the "ice container", it will break apart easily because the weight of this set cannot firmly hold itself together unless you hold it at the right spot. The circular details on the big wheels easily come off also when I try to pick this up by holding both thread wheels because my fingers go in the recessed area of the thread wheels sometimes and the inverted slopes detach when I flick them accidentally. I might be nitpicking here but this is just a general observation. The ice container "mixer" I'm also not convinced that this is a 'play feature'. it's just a gimmick that could be appreciated by kids below 10 years old. My son enjoyed it but it annoyed me several times. It's totally optional to put those trans-light blue round bricks if you do not want the rattling noise. Overall, I like the build because of the interesting techniques used in this set. There are little annoyances but those are very minor when compared to the good things about this set. Parts I already mentioned in the build section which parts I find interesting so let me do a quick round up. For big parts, these are the more interesting ones for me -- not only they are rare recolour of existing parts, they seem useful in MOCs also. For the small parts, again the plate 1x1 rounded with handle should appear in more colours. It's really a useful piece. I also found other use for the Technic link threads so I like having different colours of that part. The other 2 small parts that I really like are minifigure headgears, namely the new conical hat and sand blue angler headgear. Below are the extra pieces that I got from the set. For the entire parts list here is the picture taken from the instruction manual: Minifigures We have Zane, Torben, Patty Keys, Shark Army Angler and Shark Army Thug in the set. Overall a decent minifigure selection. I like the fact that we get 2 civilians even though they are not entirely unique. Patty Key's head piece is also used in the minifigure named Pat in set 70613 Garma Mecha Man. It's likely the same character, just in different torso and legs combination. What's interesting is that Pat in set 70613 is using the same torso and legs combination of Torben. Torben's attire is also used by Takuma which has the same hairpiece as Patty Keys, just with a different headpiece. Meanwhile, Patty Key's torso and legs are also used on a character named Ham found in set 70607 City Chase. The removable armour with air tank with "1 bar / low battery" printing used by Shark Army Angler (sand blue) can also be found in 70614 Lightning Jet, used by Crusty (orange crab headgear). A variation of this armour with "3 bars / medium battery" printing can be found in the CMF TLNM series used by Shark Army Octopus and Shark Army Angler (sand green). Front view with accessories Back view with accessories Front view without accessories and head gear Back view without accessories and head gear Fun fact: The TV version of Patty Keys appeared in at least 10 episodes. Her inclusion in this set is likely a homage to one of the early NINJAGO episodes where she cheered for Zane as a fan. TV version of Patty Keys (minifigure in pink torso) cheering for Zane A quick side by side comparison of the sand green and sand blue anglers Quick side-by-side comparison of TLNM Zane (CMF), TLNM Zane in ninja suit and the classic Ninjago TV Zane Swapping hair and head gears Just swapping out hair and head gears to see how the movie Zane looks like with the classic hair and classic ninja head wrap. Conclusion Before I proceed, let me address the proverbial elephant in the room about the price of this set. Different regions have different pricing strategy and I realised this when doing price research for this set. All data I used are available publicly and to present this easily, and objectively, I created a bubble graph. Price Per Gram, Price Per Part and Price Per Minifigure chart for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie sets in USD On the X-axis I put the price per gram (PPG) and on the Y-axis I put the price per part (PPP). The size of the bubble corresponds to the price per minifigure (PPM) which means that the bigger the bubble the more expensive the set is, per minifigure. For all metrics, a smaller value is better. EUR, GBP and MYR versions are also available but let's focus on the USD chart. Either way, the focus here is the Ice Tank set and it shows the same story across all versions. Ice Tank is only expensive if you look at the price per part but if you consider the amount of plastic used in this set, it's really more decent than the Green Ninja Mech Dragon both in PPP and PPG, in most markets. The problem is that the Fire Mech set offers about the same number of pieces and weight, and yet it comes with 1 more minifigure. Overall, Fire Mech just offers more value and there is no contest. What adds more insult to injury is that Zane also comes in the Fire Mech set and the cheapest set as if the decision makers in TLG deliberately made it easy for buyers to make a pass on the Ice Tank. I have no freaking clue why. Seriously, why? If you can move past the idea that Ice Tank price is ludicrous, then we can move on to my next point. The value of TLNM sets are incredibly high. I feel that the scaled down models are scaled so well that it achieves a good price point while maintaining a balance of details without pushing the price too high. I think Ice Tank retained majority of the details intended to be seen in the movie. It is still sad, however, because I know for sure that the Green Ninja Mech Dragon has worse overall value and yet it will surely sell more than the Ice Tank simply because it is cheaper and looks more iconic even though you're really getting less. Outside TLNM however, you'll realise that the Ice Tank is very competitively priced. Sets such as 60141 City Police Station (2017) and 41318 Friends Heartlake Hospital contains slightly fewer pieces but retails for $99.99. If you want to compare this to a licensed set -- 75179 Star Wars Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter retails for the same price at $79.99 and yet it contains less than 200 pieces! So you'll be the judge if the Ice Tank is overpriced. The value of this set comes with the big pieces such as the trans-light blue half cone 5x10x6 pieces, trans-clear windscreens 8x4x2, wheel 81.6x15 as well as the 62 pieces of track wheels threads. It is definitely a must-buy for track wheels enthusiasts and those who are willing to use the technique from this tank as a basis for other tank MOCs. This how my son posed the minifigures for the "money shot" Review summary Playability: 7/10 - Track wheels are fun to play with but the rotating 'ice container' is a gimmick that only kids below 10 y.o. will likely appreciate. Otherwise, there is not much you can do with the tank other than roll and shoot. Wish there is at least 1 rotating/articulated turret included. Design / Building Experience: 8/10 - I enjoyed the build. The eccentric and asymmetric design fits Zane's character very well. There are lots of unusual techniques used to achieve the angles. Minifigures: 7/10 - Getting 2 civilians is good and the sand blue Shark Army Angler is a great addition. There should have been 1 more minifigure to make it a better deal. Price / Value for money: 8/10 - the set has tremendous value but when compared to immediate set of similar piece count, there are other sets that easily overshadows it within the same theme. Look outside The LEGO NINJAGO Movie theme and you will realise it's very competitively priced. Overall: 7.5/10 - There are many things to like about this set but it lacks the oomph that other TLNM sets offer. Yes it is a land vehicle but it would have benefited for some articulated play features. Of course, if you're a track wheel enthusiast this is a must buy. If you are not after the good big parts and exclusive sand blue Shark Army Angler, there are better sets in TLNM that you can easily prioritise before buying this.
  15. Strv.-103C

    Lego RC Strv.-103C by Tommy Styrvoky, on Flickr This model was quite a challenge to build, It had some mechanical issues with the drivetrain that I wasn't entirely able to sort out prior to college, though I am very pleased with the aesthetics of the exterior of the model. More information on my blog Lego RC Strv.-103C by Tommy Styrvoky, on Flickr Lego RC Strv.-103C by Tommy Styrvoky, on Flickr Lego RC Strv.-103C by Tommy Styrvoky, on Flickr
  16. [MOC] Small, but agile

    I just took the box of Lego Technic, and build something. Tanks Lego Creation by Allemov, on Flickr
  17. It's been a while since I've built a tank model. This time I wanted it to look accurate and perform well. You'll be the judges of looks, but I dare to assume that ability to cross 22 cm wide trenches, climb 9 cm tall vertical obstacles and ascend a 31° slope counts as decent performance. Not to mention that the hull is built partially upside-down, and includes partial interior based on that of the original tank.
  18. Question: What do you get, when you cross a tank, with a banana, a scorpion, a V8 engine, and a bunch of stud-shooters? Answer: The Banana Scorpion! Color scheme: Yellow, with some black and grey. Driver: A Big Giant Banana-eating Tiger! (this one) Powered Functions: Drive: Tank tracks - powered by 2x M-motors. (also used for steering) Steering: Tank type skid steering. Engine: A massive V8 - powered by a high speed motor. Wacky function 1: Lifting hull mechanism - powered by M-motor. Wacky function 2: High speed spinning sweeper - powered via V8. Wacky function 3: The ability to tank-wheelie!!! (with some help...) Manual Functions: (aka: weapons) Cannon: A giant cannon mounted on the end of the adjustable scorpion tail. Stud-shooters: Front: 2x six-round, and 2x single-round - Rear: 4x single-round. Spring-shooters: 2x rear-mounted. (can be triggered by driver) The story of how The Banana Scorpion was built:
  19. Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr August 1917 and the Great War had been raging for almost 3 years. In an effort to break the stalemate, the British began an offensive that would become known the Battle of Passchendaele. Part of the plan was to use tanks to cross no-mans land. One such tank was F41, nicknamed “Fray Bentos” by its crew (After a popular brand of tinned meat) On 22nd of August 1917, F41 was one of several tanks took part in an assault on a German strongpoint centred around Gallipoli farm. By this time, heavy rain had turned the ground to mud and most of the tanks soon bogged down, leaving just Fray Bentos to reach its objective. As the tank got within a few dozen yards of the german lines, one of the drivers was hit by enemy fire penetrating a vision slit and the tank veered of course into a shell hole. Attempts to drive out failed and so one of the men (L. Cpl Ernest Braedy) volunteered to go outside and attach the unditching beam (a large reinforced wooden beam that could be chained to the tracks for traction) but before he could complete the task he was killed by enemy fire. At this point, the tank’s commander, Captain Donald Richardson, realised that although they were immobilised and their main 6-pounder guns were now useless (one was stuck in the mud, the other pointing skyward) the tanks machine guns could still hurt the enemy. This was proved correct when they were able to break up a German counter attack against the British. Of course this attracted the attention of the Germans and they launched an attack to try and capture or destroy the tank. For the next 3 days, the crew fought off attack after attack. At one point a German soldier forced open a hatch and threw in a grenade but one of the crew threw it back out. Eventually, out of food and water (having had to resort to drinking radiator water), with all but one man injured and down to their last few rounds of ammunition, the final straw was coming under fire from their own side who believed that the tank was about to fall into enemy hands. Captain Richardson gave the order to abandon the tank. One at a time the weary men slipped out under the cover of darkness and made it back to the British lines (taking the tanks machine guns with them!!) All the survivors received awards, becoming the most decorated tank crew of the war: Captain Donald Richardson 2nd Lt George Hill Sgt Robert Missen Gunner William Morrey Gunner Ernest Hayton, Gunner Frederick Arthurs, Gunner Percy Budd Gunner James Binley .Lance Corporal Ernest Braedy (shot and killed as he got out to try and access the unditching gear) I came across this amazing story when looking for references to make a microscale Mk IV tank MOC and couldn’t resist trying to recreate the scene. I wanted to try and copy a (probably exaggerated) newspaper illustration from the time of Germans crawling all over the tank - using microscale figures turned out to be very fiddly!!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr A few more views... Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr 35967104763_40272065bc_o by g.nat, on Flickr Anyway, comments are welcome (I’ll probably post pics of the tank itself later - as I'm quite pleased with how it came out! )
  20. Hi guys At first, we want to introduce ourselves: We are three excited Lego builders: Budo, Paliason and Bedo. Each of us has built many of our own MOCs in the past. Before the recent, we decided to do something together. The main condition was to do something untraditional, original and with many details. This is the Lego project, which we will introduce to you now. It is the scene from the PC game Command & Conquer: GENERALS and its expansion ZERO HOUR. Three factions fight against each other: USA, CHINA and GLA. USA: CHINA: GLA: Our common goal is to make a large map of approx. 6.25 square meters and on it the combat scenes of vehicles and the infantry of all three opponents. The map will also include several civilian objects (farm, houses), industrial buildings (Oil derricks) but also large USA base. The model will be dedicated to exhibitions and commemorations of the great PC game C&C: GENERALS, at this year's 15th anniversary of this masterpiece. Finished 3D CAD models: USA - Vehicles: USA - Structures: CHINA - Vehicles: GLA - Vehicles:
  21. Grid E4 Studica The Briolui Army has an airbase close to the border with Erotema in a very strategic position for the ongoing war. For so, it must be taken. The surroundings are muddy due to the recent floods. The barbed wire limit the perimeter and no trees remain, as they were cut to benefit the defense. 1 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Two Briolui soldiers inspect the barbed wire when the death whistle of a 155 mm shell burst sounds clear…and near…very near… 2 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr And the best they can do is just run, run to save their lives. 2 bis by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr A few seconds later the artillery shells pound the terrain creating small craters 4 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr When the enemy is on sight, a storm of fire is directed to the attacking force. 3 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 3 bis by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 3 tris by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 3 quater by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr COAC tanks appear soon. Maybe they are no match for the light weapons the Briolui soldiers have. Besides, the mine sweeping roller provides extra protection. 5 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 5 bis by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr And, who cares the weapons you have when you just simply…die? 6 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr The machine gun gunner dies a few seconds later 6 bis by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr A barbed wire is a very easy obstacle for a tank to deal with 7 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr And more Briolui soldiers enter the body count 8 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr The barbed wire is now ready for the COAC troops to storm the enemy position 9 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 10 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Soldiers from Erotema and New Brickika go out from the tanks. As the engine is in the front, a few privates can be carried inside (crowded as anchovies in a can). One of them has a MANPADS (man portable air defence system). Why? 11 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Well, when attacking an airbase there can be an airstrike…They see a jet taking off, loaded with fuel tanks to fly south, far away and probably going to a grid where New Brickika´s troops are attacking another base at the same time. 11 bis by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr But that lonely jet will never arrive to its target, because the MANPADS is shot… 11 ter by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr And the enemy jet receives a critical impact, rendering it unable to attack, covered in flames and with a certain crash soon. This is a coordinate attack with other forces. The other Erotema troops, commanded by SkyPie, are attacking another base, and they need fire support. In the background and at a short distance from the fire, they prepare such a support… ROMEO LIMA (for Rocket Launcher) to SIERRA PAPA (for SkyPie), transmit target coordinates. SIERRA PAPA transmitting coordinates…E4 12 - 14 ROMEO LIMA roger, entering position…FIRE. Rockets inbound. SIERRA PAPA roger. That´s why one of the tanks left and an MLRS has arrived and opens fire. Meanwhile, the infantry deploys and gets ready for the final assault. 12 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 12 bis by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr The enemy bunker is on fire. Nobody knows what our troops will find. It is important to find prisoners to get information. 13 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr And the final assault begins… 14 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 14bis by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 15 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr
  22. GRID E4 STUDICA – GRID Q6 GENERAL MAP (APPROX) After the successful offensive movements of the COAC, it was time to seize enemy territory. This is a territory divided by a river. Erotema is on the left and Briolui on the right. Not a very wide and deep river, but enough to difficult the crossing without special means. A lonely combatant is searching the area, with his .50 sniper rifle. He doesn´t seem to wear the standard Briolui uniform. Maybe a mercenary? A member of a local militia? Who knows… 1 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 2 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr A few minutes later, an EROTEMA MRAPv (Mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle) arrives at the area. They are inspecting the border. 3 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 3 1 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 3 2 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr This vehicle features a quad 7.62 mm machine gun to provide support and self-defense, however other versions can carry a mortar, a TOW missile… Suddenly, the MRAP crew spot the sniper, who opens fire against them, so they have to do something... -Sierra 1, we are under sniper fire, we return fire, we return fire. 4 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr And the machine guns take no time in silencing the enemy. 5 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr After this small skirmish, the 2 members of the crew decide to inspect the river… 6 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr -We need the bridge layer tank, call the HQ. Call for an EOD team and the HUMINT cell, we need to get info from that fighter´s gear but there may be bobby traps or IEDs; however we will have to identify him and take his body for a proper burial. -Yes, Sir. They left the area and a few minutes later a bridge layer tank arrived. As many other armoured vehicles in Erotema, it shares the same hull than the previously seen SPH and AAA tank. 7 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 7 1 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 7 2 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr This model can save obstacles up to 14 metres long (approx). A future version will have a longer bridge (the real Leguan tank can save obstacles up to 24 m). The first thing the tank must do is lower the front support. 8 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr And after a short time the bridge is laid. The advantage of this sliding bridge is that it is difficult to be seen from longer distances, as the overall height is lower if we compare it with older bridge layer tanks. This model is inspired on the German Leguan bridge layer tank, in use in many European Armies. 9 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 9 1 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr So the tanks can cross the river. Let´s slip the dogs of war!!! 10 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Another member of the same-hull-family. The MBT has a 125-mm smooth bore gun, a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun and a remotely operated 7.62 mm machine gun on the turret. 16 multipurpose grenade launchers (smoke or fragmentation grenades) complete the weapons array. As it has the engine in the front, it can be used as an APC. 11 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 11 1 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 11 2 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr 12 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr The bridge is left so other members of the COAC can enter Briolui with heavy vehicles.
  23. Good day. Some time ago I made custom 5l wide tracks, this a slimmer version , being only at 3 studs wide . The concept is same , only done smaller . I also made a smaller driver gear . This was meant as an alterative to the weak small tracks TLG produces. I hope you will find this useful
  24. Most of you probably know me for building Batman themed builds, specifically Batmobiles but I do enjoy building other things as well. One of these things is Star Wars. Since I have always had a thing for tanks and since I liked Star Wars I figured that I had to try my hand at creating a minifigure scale version of the Imperial Assault Tank or as it is officially called the TX-225 GAVw "Occupier" combat assault tank from Rogue One. Several other people have already made some amazing creations of this vehicle but sadly all of them are too big. When you look very closely during the tank scenes on Jeddha you can actually see that the tank is pretty much the same height as the Stormtroopers walking besides it. An image in the Rogue One: Ultimate Visual Guide also confirms this plus in the same guide it is also stated that the tank is 1,82 metres in height, pretty close to what I would consider the height of an average Stormtrooper. Massive thanks to Inthert as his kyber krystal container actually served as a major influence for mine. Enough talk lets take a look at some images: While the drivers hatch can actually open it won't accurately recreate the look that the open hatch has in the movie so I opted to create a more accurate method in order to show the driver, basically involves swapping 2 or 3 parts. Lets take a look: As you can see I also opted to use some stickers for detailing on the back as the clean 2x4 pieces simply didn't fit in with overal look of the tank, looks pretty good to me. As stated I tried to model my tank to the movie and as a result it is pretty much as tall as a minifigure. Well, that was pretty much all. I certainly hope that you enjoyed my little tank. (how many of you can guess that reference ;)) If you did please don't hesitate to leave some feedback as it is always greatly appreciated. Thanks for watching, have a nice day :)
  25. [MOC] XTS-620

    Receiving transmission: "Commandant. We have recovered the secret data from the archive. The data was highly encrypted but after our best hacker decrypted it, we found out that it had highly sophisticated mech frame plans. We carried out the XTS-620 experimental mech frame to the test range and it pretty much passed all the test in record timing. This is one of the most destructive mech we have ever built. We call it "Twins". This "Twins" mech is piloted by two pilots working in perfect harmony with eachother. The left side is mounted with a highly destructive gauss ion cannon. It has enough power to pierce our experimental "Cocoon" armor. The weapon is still not fully tested so do not go over 70% power or you risk destroying the arm completely. On the left side, we have a high pressurized pyromite launcher that has 3 times the range of our standard pyromite launchers. Also for melee combat, the left arm is mounted with a large plasmite claw. There is enough power to crush a class 5 titan head like an egg. The legs are equipped with experimental dampening systems that allow the mech to jump down without any damage to the actuators. This mech requires highly trained pilots that can sync up in perfect harmony. We have sent you this experimental mech for a field test on real action. Be cautious." -Mech build lab