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  1. Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr Behind the strange name of Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G (also shortened into "StuG III"), we can find one of the most successful German armored vehicle of WW2. Initially designed as mobile and armored artillery support for infantry, the StuG III quickly revealed itself as a very effective tank destroyer. In fact, it was so successful that it became the most produced German fully-tracked vehicle of WW2, and the 2nd most produced armored vehicle (just behind the Sdkfz 251 half track). Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr So, why manufacturing a tank destroyer when you already have the best tanks around (Panzer IV, Panther, Tiger)? The answer is quite simple: cost. The StuG III was cheaper and easier to produce than all other more modern German tanks. Still, it could carry the devastating 7.5cm anti-tank gun. Moreover, it offered easy maintenance when on the field. Thanks to that, more than 11,300 units were built (all versions included). This number is to be compared with the number of built Panthers (6,000), Tiger I (1,500), or even with the total number of armored vehicles built on the Panzer IV chassis (8,500). Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr The Stug III's low profile made it hard to spot and target, as the above picture can illustrate. Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr The side armored plates are named "Schürzen" and offer additional protection. The Ausf. G version is characterized by the wider superstructure, and the rotating cupola with periscopes. My model depicts an early-to-mid production model. late-production models have a sloped and rounded gun mantlet and a machine gun on top of the structure. Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr Another characteristic of the StuG III is its capacity to store and carry a lot of equipment behind the superstructure. This was often used to carry spare parts (tracks & wheels), food, water, gas, and ammunition (ok not when in the front line). Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr For the build, my model is freely inspired by those from Brickmania (BKM), Custom-Bricks (CB), and other MOCs from the Internet. The minifig and crate stickers are from BKM. The tracks and tanks stickers are from CB. All of my olive green tiles were used for the camo. That was a challenge: it had to look realistic and yet, the model had to hold together. Enjoy!
  2. Another go with a WW2 action scene. Here is a small vignette showcasing a German Nebelwerfer in action, probably on the East front. Nebelwerfer 41 in action by Veynom, on Flickr Nebelwerfer 41 in action by Veynom, on Flickr The model is mostly based on the BrickMania design, except for the wheels and ammunitions. The Nebelwerfer - literally "smoke launcher" - was originally designed as a rocket launcher with a name purposely chosen to deceive its true nature. Rocket researches in Germany started during the 1920s and were fruitful in the late 30s. The "Nebelwerfer" name was used to go around the restrictions from the Versailles treaty preventing Germany to develop and produce weapons. In reality, the Nebelwerfer could launch smoke, of course, but also combat gas and highly explosive rockets. It was used during the entire WW2 conflict on all fronts. As I do not like to simply "copy" an existing model, I also built a light blueish grey version which has a different undercarriage and mounting system. The undercarriage is based on a modified plate 2x2 with pins while the mounting system relies on a technic connector. It allows for larger and more realistic wheels and a lighter mounting system. Nebelwerfer 41 by Veynom, on Flickr Here, the rear view of both Nebelwerfers shows you the loaded one firing its first rocket (left) and one without any ammunition in it (right). Nebelwerfer 41 by Veynom, on Flickr Hope you like these. I have been contemplating to build a white-ish version representing the winter paint job used on the East front as well but I lack the necessary bricks. And I have no winter soldier as well. ;)
  3. The images for my model are too large to put here, so here's a link to them on Bricksafe This model is a 1:25 scale replica of a ship that served in Czechoslovakia and Germany in WWII. While in Czeckoslovakian service it was named Presedent Masarysk, named after their first presedent. It was a river monitor that was the leader of their brown water flotilla. It was launched in 1932 and in 1936 when Czechoslovakia was annexed by Germany was transferred over to their navy and renamed Bechelaren. It mostly did escorting on the Danube river, however it partook in the German counter-offensive on Budapest in 1944. In 1945 the ship was turned over to the allies, whom disarmed it then gave it back to the newly reformed Czechoslovakia in 1947. It was used as a working platform until it was scrapped in 1978. The model, if built out of actual lego would be exactly 2 METERS long. Despite minifigure scale normally being either 1:32 or 1:45 I've personally found that I prefer 1:25 scale for minifigs. Also it was originally a typo that I didn't catch until I had already finished the model. I made it so that you can remove everything on the deck and take the hull apart by bulkhead. I had to get creative with the interior since I couldn't find anything about it other than how many bulkheads it had. I also kept finding conflicting numbers as to how many crew it had, so I put in as many beds as the largest of the numbers I came across. (43) If you'd like to build the model you can buy the instructions here: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-81516/Legodudelol9a/bechelaren-presedent-masarysk-river-monitor/#details
  4. Operation Stalemate II, September 1944 Marines of the 1st Division attempt to reach the sea wall under heavy enemy fire following an amphibious landing on the Island of Peleliu. Operation Stalemate II, September 1944 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Operation Stalemate II, September 1944 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Operation Stalemate II, September 1944 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Operation Stalemate II, September 1944 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Operation Stalemate II, September 1944 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Operation Stalemate II, September 1944 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
  5. Dear all, I'd like to show a MOC I finished last month: the Curtiss P-40E Tomahawk in the colours of the Flying Tigers in China. Tiger_11_wheelup by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr As you can see it's in dark green and khaki; colours which aren't readily available in LEGO sets. I had to order these bricks from CADA and wherever I could find them, so I hope I am not violating any rules there since these bricks are not from LEGO. Still, I don't regret it as my 'original' colour-vomit set made from mostly 42039 pieces just didn't have the right look to it: spareparts by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr It started innocent enough, with me making the front cowl and canopy... but you know the feeling, once you are that far it becomes a life mission and needs to be finished. halfway by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr At first the canopy could open, but I had to let that idea go when the controls were added. canopy by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr Really happy with the dihedral there. I used some black 15-length liftarms, which I have not been able to take out and switch to light grey. dihedral1 by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr Once the model was fairly complete, I ordered the various green and khaki parts, and came up with this: Blank_08_topview by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr Blank_03_sideview by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr Blank_05_bottomview by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr The flaps fell off right after I took this photo, so I fortified them since. They are controlled with a level in the cockpit, but I like the way they slope in down position: Blank_07_frontview by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr The flight surfaces are controllable by a small joystick behind the cockpit. It was very hard fitting the mechanisms in there, and I am afraid to take it apart for a picture as it'll be a challenge to put it back again. Tiger_12_controls by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr I am most proud of the landing gear retraction system. As you may know, the gears of a P-40 retract one after the other, so I always wanted to make it fully manual operation. Here below you can see how it works. You turn the small black cog to drive the linear actuator. this will push the gear axle back and forwards. A fixed cog at the base drives the wheel axle, and the 90 degree turn becomes a 90 degree twist, making the wheels fold neatly under the wings: Blank_13_wheelhalf by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr Blank_12_wheelturn by Roel Cruijff, on Flickr Here is the mechanism in case you'd like to try it: https://www.mediafire.com/file/fqgxwfmazzuclv0/Gear_retracting_mech.io/file The decals are simply laminated colour prints stuck with double sided tape. Works like a charm. Hope you like it and that it may inspire more WW2 aviation models!
  6. Just a small build of scenery for a Panzer IV L/70 Advance through the Ardennes, December 1944 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
  7. Veynom

    [MOC] Heia Safari!

    My entry for the BrickPirate challenge "Comme dans un livre ouvert". (As in an open book) Heia Safari! by Veynom, on Flickr The goal of the challenge is to select a book, build it (open or closed and then depict a scene from it. Heia Safari! by Veynom, on Flickr I have been highly impressed by the “Rommel Papers” book since I first read it 25 ears ago. This is a book collecting the notes written by the German field marshal Rommel during WW2, edited by the historian Liddell Hart and amended by General Bayerlein and Rommel’ son. For the contest, I decided to depict a possible scene from the North African campaign. We see an English Bren Carrier having been captured by the Afrika Korps and immediately re-used. It has been equipped with a 3.7cm PAK 36 light gun and is now patrolling in the desert. Many Bren Carriers were captured by German forces in France and in North Africa, so it is common to see them re-used, particularly in North Africa where German supplies were sparse. Documentation exists about the PAK 36 variant, but I could not confirm that such variant actually served in North Africa. Heia Safari! by Veynom, on Flickr “Heia Safari” is an old marching song from 1916 and used by the German Afrika Korps during their campaign. Heia Safari! by Veynom, on Flickr Stickers are from Tamya and Verlinden. Some accessories are from BrickMania and BrickArms The Bren is inspired from the BrickMania model. Heia Safari! by Veynom, on Flickr Heia Safari! by Veynom, on Flickr
  8. crazymotion

    Lego WW2, Winter war 1939

    My recent history brickfilm about war in Finland in 1939
  9. A Marine squad cautiously moves through the jungles of Guadalcanal, towards the newly captured Henderson Field 1942. March to the Airfield, Guadalcanal 1942 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr March to the Airfield, Guadalcanal 1942 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
  10. Hi all, It's a Soviet light bomber used in WW2. You will see the building technique similar to that applied in my last model, Bf109E. Enjoy! Features: - 2 x 23mm cannons on wings - 2 x 7.62mm MG on wings - 1 x 12.7mm Berezin defensive MG (can be aimed freely) - 6 x 100kg bombs (4 carried inside the wings, 2 mounted below) - 8 x 82mm anti-tank rockets (laser shooter bricks) - Cockpit accepts 2 minifigs - Throttle lever tilts back and forth - Landing gear retracts completely into the wings (VERY sturdy as well!) - Navigation lamps. (red, green, white) It's an homage to the tradition of Lego's airport sets that always had navigation lamps on the commercial airliners. - Engine may be separated for repair - Intake and exhaust slits for the radiator and oil cooler - National insignia is made out of bricks; no stickers used. Designed to be visible from all sides. - All white winter camouflage - Retractable skis for landing/takeoff on deep snow (optional) I have posted a video on YouTube so that you can see the moving parts:
  11. A_Goodman

    WW2 Brécourt Manor

    Brécourt Manor June 6th, 1944 U.S. Airborne Soldiers of Easy Company take out German artillery firing on the invading Allied forces on the Normandy Beaches. Brécourt Manor by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Brécourt Manor by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
  12. Breakdown in North Afrika 1942 Breakdown in North Afrika 1942 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Breakdown in North Afrika 1942 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Breakdown in North Afrika 1942 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
  13. Here is a WW2 1942 build inspired by Call of Duty 2's Stalingrad Missions Repairing the Wire by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Repairing the Wire by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
  14. Brickopath

    [MOC] Focke-Wulf FW190A

    Features: 2 x 8mm MG 4 x 20mm Cannon Canopy slides back to open Throttle lever Cockpit accepts a minifig pilot Naviagation lamps (red, green, white) Retractable landing gear National insignia built in bricks; no stickers used Camouflage painting applied on all sides using bricks Engine can be separated for inspection
  15. A_Goodman

    MOC A Band of Brothers

    A Band of Brothers by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr A super simple build but with the new military section I thought I would post it
  16. Hi all, This is a German jet fighter in WW2. Features: - 4 x 30mm cannon barrels visible on the nose - National insignia made in bricks; no stickers used - Canopy opens backwards - Accepts a minifig pilot - Retractable landing gear - Navigation lamps (red, green, white) - Fuselage can be broken into 2 parts - A transparent support is required when the gears are extended because the tail is heavier than the nose. In the real fighter the nose would be way heavier because of the cannons and the engines, but my model is all ABS plastic so the weight difference cannot be put into practice.
  17. Finally finished my latest project, a Sdkfz 251/1 ausf.D in scale 1/10. History of the Sdkfz. 251 After the MK V tank, I wanted to do something different and the 'Hanomag' is just this. The suspension is made with torsion bars and works as it should. The MOC is powered by 2 x XL motors & steering is done with 1 x M motor with a clutch & an Sbrick module. I wanted to integrate the lock-steering system but I simply didn't have the room to get all things integrated, maybe this is something for the future. stickers are being made & maybe there will be a PAK-40 soon behind this, still thinking about it. Dimensions:51cm x 18cm x 20.5cm Weight: 2.5kg Total brick count: about 2.000. Leave a comment if you want. my Flickr page for more pictures on my projects & completed MOC's
  18. Hi all, The model is Messerschmitt Bf109, the most numerous German fighter in WW2, if not the most famous. I designed it from scratch and did not take features from other creators' work. I spent about 7 years designing and financing this project, and I finally finished it last year. Thanks to the work-from-home policy I don't have to drive as much, and I have more free time to share my creations with the world. You will see that some parts are in the new bluish grey while some parts are in the old grey. There are different patterns of 1x2 jumpers. A few parts even show cracks. This is the testament to the time spent to build this up, so I decided not to replace them with new parts in perfect condition. The 1x2x3 train door pieces and the 1x1 round plate with tow ball don't come in the new light bluish gray anyway. The building technique I used to make the aerodynamic fuselage is similar to the 3D wooden puzzle made out of interlocking thin boards. You can see the vertical and horizontal layers coming together to form a pixelated curvature. The width of the fuselage starts in 4 studs and reduces to 3 studs, then 2 studs, squeezing all the way to 1 stud. The internal connection is achieved with technic pieces, locking hinges and clips. I use it a LOT in my models because it allows you to add complicated painting schemes to the surface while maintaining the correct form and structural integrity. Notice that I still try to use as much slope/wedge/curved pieces as possible. Features: - 2 x 20mm cannons mounted on wings - 2 x 8mm MG on top of the engine (represented by a pair of black 1x4 hinge pieces) - 20mm cannon mounted coaxial with the propeller axle - Ammunition stowage (accepts any 1x2 tile as ammo belt) - Skeleton canopy opens/closes like the real thing - Cockpit has enough space to accept a pilot wearing an aviator helmet and a life jacket (new small type) - Throttle lever tilts back and forth - Instrument panel represented by 2 hollow studs in black - Service doors on wings - Landing gear retracts completely into the wings (VERY sturdy as well!) - Tail gear may be steered - Navigation lamps. (red, green, white) It's an homage to the tradition of Lego's airport sets that always had navigation lamps on the commercial airliners. - Engine cowl opens for inspection; exhaust pipes and ignition system visible - Behind the engine you can see the turbocharger intake and a hole for the hand crank - Fuel tank cap can be opened - Both wings may be detached for towing on road - Fuselage separates into 4 major components (to swap/combine painting schemes easily) - National insignia is made out of bricks; no stickers used. Designed to be visible from all sides. - A jettisonable fuel tank may be attached to the bottom I have posted a video on YouTube so that you can see the moving parts: Pictures: (The wings may look very fragile because they are hanging on the 1x2 locking hinge pieces, but there's another pair of clips inside the fuselage that connect to the top side of the wings. The wings are actually so strong that you can lift the whole thing by the tip of a wing. Details explained in the video.)
  19. Hi, I'm new on Eurobricks, but not to the world of LEGO. I'm building for 1,5 years now and this WW2 build I made back in 2017 for a contest on Flickr. If you like what you see give me a follow on Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and/or Pinterest. Background I build an accurate scene from the movie 'Saving Private Ryan'. I did some extended research to make this scene as accurate as possible. The hardest thing to figure out was the placement of each soldier. Second of all that the halftrack came in from behind and that Captain Miller and his men had to turn around 180 degrees so that the wouldn't be attacked from behind. Eventually Captain Miller and his men where surprised by the explosion from the other side of the halftrack. By the second hit Captain Miller and his men came into action and ambushed the small recon unit of the 2nd SS Panzer Division by surprise. Those German Soldiers didn't know what hit them! After the battle they found out that a small 101st Airborne squad from the 506h PIR was following them up close and took out that 2nd SS Panzer Division halftrack. The rest of the story is known and otherwise watch this great WW2 movie :) Hope you'll like what you see! Barthezz Brick - Saving Private Ryan - Halftrack Take Cover 1 by Barthezz Brick, on Flickr Barthezz Brick - Saving Private Ryan - Halftrack Take Cover 3 by Barthezz Brick, on Flickr Barthezz Brick - Saving Private Ryan - Halftrack Take Cover 5 by Barthezz Brick, on Flickr More detailed pictures on my Flickr account! Greetings Barthezz Brick
  20. kreimkoek

    WW2 Battle for Carentan

    A stop motion flick I made over the past few weeks. Enjoy.
  21. The recent Brickmania magazine featured instructions for a Type 97 Ke-Te Tankette from WW2. I did a bit of research into this obscure vehicle and discovered it spawned a couple of variants which I decided to try and recreate using the chassis of the original vehicle. The Original Brinckmania Type 97 Tankette (the real life version performed reasonably well against the Chinese but was no match for US and Soviet forces) Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Type 98 So-Da Troop/Ammo carrier The first variant was a troop and ammunition carrier. The turret was removed and the engine relocated to beside the driver freeing up the rear to carry troops/cargo. Type 98 So-Da Troop/ammo carrier by g.nat, on Flickr Type 98 So-Da Troop/ammo carrier by g.nat, on Flickr Type 98 So-Da Troop/ammo carrier by g.nat, on Flickr Type 98 So-Da Troop/ammo carrier by g.nat, on Flickr It was also fitted with a frame to add a canvas roof and opening rear doors. It also had a towing hook and could pull artillery pieces. Type 98 So-Da Troop/ammo carrier by g.nat, on Flickr Type 98 So-Da Troop/ammo carrier by g.nat, on Flickr The original could carry up to 10 troops!! My LEGO version... not quite as many!! Type 98 So-Da Troop/ammo carrier by g.nat, on Flickr Type 98 So-Da Troop/ammo carrier by g.nat, on Flickr Type 100 Te-Re Artillery Spotting Vehicle Almost identical to the Type 98, this variant was intended for use by artillery spotters to direct long range fire. The troop/cargo section was equipped with radios and a rangefinder could be mounted on the engine deck. Type 100 Te-Re Artillery Spotter Vehicle by g.nat, on Flickr Type 100 Te-Re Artillery Spotter Vehicle by g.nat, on Flickr Type 100 Te-Re Artillery Spotter Vehicle by g.nat, on Flickr Type 100 Te-Re Artillery Spotter Vehicle by g.nat, on Flickr Close up of the radio (a printed tile from a Brickmania accessory pack) Type 100 Te-Re Artillery Spotter Vehicle by g.nat, on Flickr Figures are Lego minifigs with Brickmania torso stickers on. Accessories are mainly Brickarms and Brick Warriors. Thanks for looking - comments always welcome.
  22. Czechoslovakia WW2 tank. Power functions: 1x XL motor 2x L motor 3x M motor Fuction and chassis Lego. Desing Cobi small army WW2.
  23. Czechoslovakia WW2 tank. Power functions: 1x XL motor 2x L motor 3x M motor Fuction and chassis Lego. Desing Cobi small army WW2.
  24. When I was a kid in a primary school I had lot of fun with model-making of tanks, aircraft and armored vehicles from World War II. I also created some dioramas out of gypsum, styrofoam, wood etc. for models I made. Probably that's why I wanted to... Read more » https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifi9fys03Ls Bigger photos and full story here: LEGO Gallery - [MOC] Sniper at church WIPs, Behind the scenes and other extras at my: Instagram | Facebook | Flickr
  25. In my quest to improve the diffusion of my instructions all over the world (;) I just uploaded a video-instructions for that model on youtube. If it's popular and people like it, I publish more video like that in the future. In the meanwhile you watch the video here: https://youtu.be/lM9DGfVrtDE Build well and tell me if you enjoy.