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Neyo Wargear

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#488946 The LEGO M6A1 (T1E1) Heavy Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 30 August 2019 - 12:26 PM

M6A2E1-# Army of Two 4K Renders

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#488941 The LEGO M6A1 (T1E1) Heavy Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 29 August 2019 - 08:55 AM

Awesome job!
 
What program are you using to render these? I feel like you may have said this before, but I don't remember...


Thank you!

I'm using the built-in rendering program in Studio 2.0, Eyesight.

Someone one suggested a different sandbag technique to use on my tank and I decided to use.

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Enter the Sandman.

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This is Lincoln Log.

Cheers.


#488938 The LEGO M6A1 (T1E1) Heavy Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 28 August 2019 - 12:47 PM

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A 'what if?' look at the M6A1 Heavy Tank if it had participated in the Second World War, namely the European Theater.

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One crew has added sandbags to their tank to protect it against shaped charges like the Panzerfaust. The other crew has opted to go with wood in the form of planks and logs. Both have bolted wooden boards to their armored suspension to improve protection against shaped charges.

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Both crews have extensive stowage of supplies upon the engine decks of their tanks. Both crews have managed to find a bicycle in working order to ride during the rare lulls in combat.

I might try a difference technique for the sand bags.

Cheers.


#488916 The LEGO T71 Detroit Arsenal Light Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 23 August 2019 - 08:34 PM

More renders.

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#488914 Nightstalker's Guide to Army Building

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 23 August 2019 - 04:38 PM

Special units are always fun! This topic reminds me a lot of RTS games, Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth II comes to mind, but the Rise of the Witch-King expansion sepcifically. With that expansion, they added 'hero' units to each faction that you could only have a very small number of (1-3). For Gondor it was the Knights of Dol Amorth, a heavy cavalry that used lances.

I've been thinking of doing some army building with my LEGO tanks or to make a cool little diorama with them.


#488910 The LEGO T71 Detroit Arsenal Light Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 23 August 2019 - 02:52 PM

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I decided to try my hand at making a tank look 'lived-in'. By that I mean actually used by a crew in combat and having things strapped down to the vehicle or hanging on it such as extra jerry cans, ammo boxes for the MG's, wooden containers full of even more ammo and supplies, spare road wheels, backpacks, etx.

Let me know how I did. Cheers.


#488884 The LEGO M7 Medium Tank Project 2

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 17 August 2019 - 09:38 AM

Thus it is, amen.

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P6.1

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P6.2

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P6.3

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The historical photo.

It was a miracle that the width I had set for the shipping dock doors was exactly what I needed. The door by the rail car was 14 studs wide and the doorway for the shipping dock was exactly double that, 28 studs. Thus I was able to just copy and paste the original door twice to finish the build.

I am toying the idea of doing a photorealistic render of this.

Cheers.

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Photorealistic render.
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#488873 The LEGO T71 Detroit Arsenal Light Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 10 August 2019 - 10:20 PM

 

So real talk how would I get something like this, or any kind of military style LEGO set?  Obviously you built this one, but are there instructions?  Sets that sell themselves?

 

And the most important question: has anyone built a 688 or Virginia class sub kit?  Or aircraft carrier? Or destroyer?

 

Maybe that should be your next challenge idk.  

 

So for military LEGO, I'd have go to with BrickMania. They're pricey, but they're the best in the 3rd Party market for quality, stability, and playability. You'll get what you pay for no doubt. If a piece is missing from the kit, a quick email is all you need. Their customer support is amazing and you'll get that missing piece and a free BrickArms goodie free of charge. I've met most of the designers and other staff in person and they're all very down to earth people. I've talked with them and suggested certain vehicles and they've made them into kits (M8 Scott 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage). I've also suggested to them to make modular kits as well which they've started doing recently.

 

If you want to save money though, BrickMania has spiral bound instruction booklets that are thick with 10-20 instructions of their kits for only $60. You'll have to compile your own order of parts on BrickLink or something similar, but I can guarantee you it'll be cheaper than getting an actual kit from them. Also, with every instruction booklet, you get a sticker pack for the kits found within. Typically those stickers are tactical markings for vehicles such as white stars, roundels, etc.

 

I don't know about those vehicles, I've never seen anything like that sold. BrickMania has made a MAS 15 (Italian WWI Torpedo Boat), LCVP/Higgins Boat, PT-109 Elco 80ft Torpedo Boat, X-Craft mini sub, Yamato, and PBR 31 Mk. II. 

 

Also, right now BrickMania has a 15% sale on anything you want, but it ends tomorrow (August 12th, 2019). 

 

Hope this helps.




#488869 The LEGO T71 Detroit Arsenal Light Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 10 August 2019 - 07:35 PM

 

Are you telling me I could have this cool ass LEGO tank for less than $50?

 

Man I kinda miss LEGO lately.

 

Yessir, though I don't know if that includes shipping. 

 

I know that feeling man.




#488865 The LEGO T71 Detroit Arsenal Light Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 09 August 2019 - 09:06 AM

That barrel design is nice! I also love the angled armor on the front!

Man this is some Brickmania level stuff! Keep it up!

 

Thank you, the barrel was luckily able to be easily mimiced with LEGO and honestly the pike hull took me quite a while to figure out. I at first looked at my BrickMania IS-3 to figure out how they did it (That's the primary reason I got it). Granted, the IS-3 is larger than the T71 DA LT, so I had to do quite a bit of modifying to get it to fit it between the fenders and suspension and to be the height I had set it at.

 

Thank you, I've been toying the idea of sending them an email with my models just to see what they'd say. Though I am yet to come to a decision. 




#488863 The LEGO T71 Detroit Arsenal Light Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 08 August 2019 - 12:19 PM

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T71 Detroit Arsenal Light Tank
Pieces: 405
Physical Build Cost: $44.70


#488857 Art of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 06 August 2019 - 08:45 PM

I return.

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A slight redesign for Ouvolk the Sungazer, the Catalyst, the Razer of Worlds, Bringer of Ash and Cinder, etc.

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Name: T1A1 Arlington Light Tank
Armament: T2A2 1in/25.4mm L/96 Automatic Tank Gun, T1 0.3in MG x2, T1 0.5in HMG
Armor: 2.5in/63.5mm to 1in/25.4mm
Hull: 2in/1.5in/1in
Turret: 2.5in/2in/2in
Weight: 15.7 tons
Crew Size: 4
Top Speed: 40MPH
Engine Strength: 290HP
Description: The T1A1 Arlington light tank is an improvement upon the T1 Arlington light tank from the beginning of the New Conflict. The T1A1 differs from the T1 with the addition of sandshields to protect the tracks and a stowage box bolted onto the rear of the hull. A cupola turret with a T1 0.5in HMG sits upon the right turret roof like the T2 Bristol light tank. The T1A1 Arlington mounts a newer 1in gun, the T2A2 which is now 8 feet long to improve muzzle velocity and penetration of the light tank. The turret has thicker armor all around and lowered to cover the turret ring. Another periscope was added for both the driver and co-driver for improved visibility. A newer engine with slightly more horsepower gives the T1A1 Arlington light tank a slight boost in top speed even with the increase of total weight by a few tons.

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Name: T1 5in Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer
Armament: T1 5in/127mm Howitzer, T1 0.5in HMG
Armor: 2in/50.8mm to 1in/25.4mm
Hull: 2in/1.5in/1in
Turret: 1in/1in/1.5in
Weight: 17 tons
Crew Size: 5
Top Speed: 35MPH
Engine Strength: 350HP
Description: The T1 Arlington medium tank was not a success to put it lightly, though it did give valuable knowledge and experience to armored fighting vehicle design. Due to the production of both the T1 Bristol and T2 Arlington medium tanks, the thousands of T1 Arlington medium tanks were regulated to active duty Home Guard units and training for the Standard Army. As the conflict worsened in the Sea of Sand, the Trumviratian military desired a heavier self-propelled howitzer. Seeing the plethora of T1 Arlington medium tanks in stock, it was selected to be the basis of the heavier SPH. The typically towed T1 5in Medium Howitzer was modified to fit into a T1 Arlington Medium Tank hull. The result was the T1 5in Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer which requires less crew and is faster than the tank it was derived from. The T1 5in Medium SPH is also three times faster than the T1A1 3in Light Self-Propelled Howitzer, it is unknown at this time if these new SPH's will replace their lighter brethren.

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A rough 45 minute sketch of the 120mm Gun Tank T57 or T57 Heavy Tank.

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A Soldier of Rhun has just arrived.

Cheers.


#488848 The LEGO M6A1 (T1E1) Heavy Tank Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 03 August 2019 - 03:31 PM

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Here's a photorealistic render of the M6A1 Heavy Tank.
Piece count: 1,433
Physical build cost: $188.15

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A photorealistic render for the M6A2E1-1 Heavy Tank.
Piece count: 1,571
Physical build cost: $131.69

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M6A2E1-2 Heavy Tank photorealisticlly rendered.
Piece count: 1,563
Physical build cost: $132.62

Cheers.


#488846 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 01 August 2019 - 04:12 PM

Angels are always fun to think about. Many questions of what comes after always spring up.

Looks good Dalton.


#488838 The LEGO M7 Medium Tank Project 2

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 31 July 2019 - 10:32 AM

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Here is my imported LDD file to Studio 2.0 and I uploaded it to my BrickLink account. I made a nice little photorealistic render. I then compiled a price list and the price came out to a physical build of only $48.64 at 448 pieces. Which is extremely cheap as I was expecting it to cost at least $100.

Cheers.