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Neyo Wargear

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#489541 Dwarf "Fury" Siege Tank 2.0

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 28 October 2020 - 12:19 PM

Yeah, I do a combo of new and used parts and only US storefronts because I ain't dealing with international shipping. Even with only US shipping, my T71 Detroit Arsenal LT was $25 more due to just shipping. The actual parts for the tank was only about $55 which isn't too bad for 500 odd pieces.

 

What kind of diorama are you intending to make with this dwarven siege tanks?




#489540 The LEGO T29 Heavy Tank Series and Derivatives Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 28 October 2020 - 12:09 PM

T34 Heavy Tank

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HISTORY:
Wanting greater firepower in American tanks, the Ordnance Department in early 1945 looked to converting a 120mm antiaircraft gun into an anti-armor capability. 120mm Gun T53 and had a muzzle velocity of 3150ft/s with a 50lb solid shot and 4100ft/s with HVAP (Hypervelocity Armor Piercing). 17 May 1945, OCM 27662 recommended that two of the T30 Heavy Tanks be armed with a 120mm gun and re-designated as Heavy Tank T34. This action was approved on 31 May [1945].

The T29, T30, and T34 heavy tanks were all going to be equipped with a Ford GAC engine, but after V-J Day the T30 HT was going to test the Continental AV-1790 engine. 7 November 1946, OCM 31202 recommended the T34 pilots should also use the Continental engine instead of a modified Allison V-1710 aircraft engine.

The T34 Heavy Tank's T53 120mm Gun required 4 inches of solid steel to be welded onto the rear of the turret as a counterweight. The T53 120mm Gun used two-piece ammunition and the total round weighed 100lb. Each piece weighed 50lb and required two loaders.

Testing of the T34 Heavy Tank occurred both at Aberdeen Proving Ground and Fort Knox that test firing caused dangerous amounts of smoke and carbon monoxide within the turret. Flarebacks also hospitalized at least two men at Fort Knox and several others lost their eyebrows and hair there and at Aberdeen. The flarebacks were caused by unburnt powder gases in the gun tube being sucked back into the turret due to the cartridge case being ejected from the cannon breech. The flash resulted from the hot gases mixing with the oxygen in the turret. To prevent flarebacks, a bore scavenging system was installed and this caused bore excavators to become standard on American tank guns.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Length: 463.5in
Width: 149.7in
Height: 126.9in
Crew: 6 (Commander, Gunner, Loader x2, Driver, Co-Driver)
Weight: 143,600lb
Armor: 0.5in-7.0in
Primary Armament: T53 120mm Gun (34 rounds) ((5rpm))
Coaxial Armament: M2 0.50in HMG x2 (2090 rounds)
Bow Armament: M1919A4 0.3in MG (2500 rounds)
Engine: Continental AV-1790-3, V-12, Air-cooled
Max Speed: 22mph
Range: 100 miles


#489537 Dwarf "Fury" Siege Tank 2.0

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 27 October 2020 - 03:14 PM

This looks much better than the previous iteration. I really like the sloped front, especially the upper front plate (UFP).

 

$172.47 for only 419 pieces is pretty steep my guy. You've got expensive tastes, haha! Are you buying only new parts?

 

Out of all the tanks I've done and bothered to check prices, only 1 is more expensive than yours, but it has 3x more pieces. Although I should go back and check to see how expensive they are now.
 




#489533 Art of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 23 October 2020 - 05:19 PM

Deathtober

12.
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Three dominions which souls are sent my protégé, three kingdoms eternal.

13.
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To become a Shadow Angel, that dread harvester, one must enter into their domain beneath scythes of eons past.
Alca iacta est, Latin, "The die has been cast".
Alma mater, Latin, "nourishing mother".

14.
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Beyond the valley sits the hound of the dead, Cerberus, he who watches eternally.

15.
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It is good to check up on old friends.

16.
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Judge ye not the visage of a stranger.

17.
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One can learn to trust who they've just met for relationships are founded in trust.

18.
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Under the three dominions we sojourn together in strength.

19.
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Here we stand before the Door of Death, that place only the elect shall enter.

Memento Mori
October 23rd, 2020
X.XXIII.MMXX

A solis ortu usque ad occasum,
From sunrise to sunset,
Absoltum dominium
Absolute dominion
Ad maiorem Dei gloriam.
For the greater glory of God.

Ad incunabulis
From the cradle
Ad mortem
To death
Actiones secundum fidei
Action follows belief
Cogito, ergo sum.
I think, therefore I am.

Actus reus,
Guilty act,
Ad undas
To Hell
Damnatio memoriae.
Damnation of memory.

De fideli,
With faithfulness,
Ad vitam aeternam
To eternal life
Ad perpetuam memoriam.
To the perpetual memory.

Alca iacta est,
The die has been cast,
Deus vult.
God wills it.




#489532 The LEGO T29 Heavy Tank Series and Derivatives Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 22 October 2020 - 05:57 PM

T30E1 Heavy Tank

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HISTORY:
OCM 31668 on 24 July 1947 authorized the installation of an experimental cartridge case ejecting mechanism and a drive mechanism for indexing the mount for loading and returning the weapon to its previous location in a T30 Heavy Tank. These additions caused this T30 HT to be re-designated as the T30E1 Heavy Tank. The mechanisms installed took up space where the Tank Commander would normally sit and thus the cupola and his seat was raised above the loading tray which was in between in his legs. A hatch was installed in the turret rear for spent cartridge cases to be ejected.


#489523 Poetry of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 13 October 2020 - 12:07 AM

Poem 316/CCCXVI
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Poem 317/CCCXVII
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Poem 318/CCCXVIII
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So began my two year mission.

Poem 319/CCCXIX
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Poem 320/CCCXX
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Poem 321/CCCXXI
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Poem 322/CCCXXII
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Poem 323/CCCXXIII
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Poem 324/CCCXXIV
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Poem 325/CCCXXV
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Poem 326/CCCXXVI
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Poem 327/CCCXXVII
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Poem 328/CCCXXVIII
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Poem 329/CCCXXIX
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Poem 330/CCCXXX
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#489522 The LEGO T29 Heavy Tank Series and Derivatives Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 12 October 2020 - 11:37 PM

T29E3 Heavy Tank

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HISTORY:
Heavy Tank T29 Number 8 was given a T31E1 rangefinder and T93E2 telescope. With these changes it was redesignated as the T29E3 Heavy Tank. The T31E1 rangefinder is a steroscopic sight that helped the commander find the range of a target, freeing up the gunner to track the target. The rangefinder was connected to the gunner's sight via flexible shafting, but would constantly get twisted and backlashed. While the steroscopic sight failed in reliability, it showed the necessity of such a device. It improved spotting capability and range and for sensing bursts. The steroscopic sight also proved they were mandatory for hitting a target from over 1000 yards with the first round.


#489521 Art of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 11 October 2020 - 07:43 PM

Deathtober

6.
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The vain hope of the damned can be enough to cause flight heavenward.

7.
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The cold touch of death is far better than to be an intelligence without form drifting through the void nothingness of perdition.

8.
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Light can manifest itself in various ways that will prove most enlightening.

9.
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To pass the torch to those who are lost can guide them to paths most memorable.

10.
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One must press forth even when the very gates of Hell threaten to devour.

11.
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To walk side by side when one's heart, mind, soul, and life are close to shattering as a guide is a position most venerable.


#489515 Art of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 05 October 2020 - 11:01 PM

Deathtober
 
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The damned surface once more to claim a pure soul, another attempt at an actual afterlife.

5.
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Ill tempered violence will be met with a greater, permanent violent end.


#489511 Art of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 03 October 2020 - 03:38 PM

Deathtober

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Gentle is the Shadow Angel that carries one beyond the veil.

2.
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Calm are the waters we traverse to pierce the veil homeward.

3.
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Gentle are the waters we tread when homeward bound.


#489510 The LEGO T29 Heavy Tank Series and Derivatives Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 03 October 2020 - 12:30 PM

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HISTORY:
Due to the emergence of the German Tiger I heavy tank, the US Army designed the M26 Pershing medium tank. It was redesignated as a heavy tank strictly for morale, but did not rectify the problem that worsened in 1944. Heavier and stronger German AFVs were appearing in 1944 and the M26 Pershing was not equipped to deal with these greater threats. In OCM 25117 on 14 September 1944 recommended for development and manufacture of four pilots for a new heavy tank. Two were designated as T29 heavy tank armed with a T5E1 105mm Gun while the other two were the T7 155mm Gun armed T30 heavy tank. OCM 26825 of 1 March 1945 suggested procuring 1,200 T29 heavy tanks. It would be powered by the new Ford GAC, V-12, liquid-cooled engine (770hp at 2800rpm) paired with the new General Motors CD-850-1 cross drive transmission (a single unit combining transmission, brakes, and steering gear). 

 

The hull-mounted MG was a M1919A4 .30in cal. The T5E1 105mm Gun had two coaxial M2 .50in cal HMGs in the gun mantlet with a pedestal mount on the turret roof for an additional M2 .50in HMG for anti-aircraft use. The T5E1 105mm Gun when firing the T32 AP achieved a muzzle velocity of 3000ft/s, the T29E3 HVAP a maximum of 3700ft/s, and the T30E1 HE only 2500ft/s. 

 

Procurement of the T29 heavy tank was approved 12 April 1945, but order reduced to 1152 units. In that same month four additional T29 pilots were approved, but one would be armed with the T53 120mm Gun and designated as the T34 heavy tank. Pressed Steel Car Company, Inc. managed to finish one T29 and partially finish another by the end of WW2. All material was transferred to the Detroit Arsenal with ten more pilots completed for post-war development programs that would provide invaluable information for the entirety of the Cold War. 

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Length: 455.5in

Width: 149.7in

Height: 126.9in

Crew: 6 (Commander, Gunner, Loader x2, Driver, Co-Driver)

Weight: 141,500lb

Armor: 0.5in-7.0in

Primary Armament: T5E1 105mm Gun (63 rounds) ((6rpm))

Coaxial Armament: M2 0.50in HMG x2 (2420 rounds)

Bow Armament: M1919A4 0.3in MG (2500 rounds)\

Engine: Ford GAC, V-12, Liquid-cooled

Max Speed: 22mph

Range: 100 miles




#489504 The LEGO T29 Heavy Tank Series and Derivatives Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 01 October 2020 - 04:41 PM

Work time: 1.583 hours
Total work time: 8.163 hours or 8 hours and 10 minutes.

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Play features: All five hatches open and close, gun elevates and depresses, turret has 360 degree rotation, and semi-working suspension.

I will do a writeup after the renders finish.

Cheers.


#489503 The LEGO T29 Heavy Tank Series and Derivatives Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 01 October 2020 - 03:02 PM

Work time: 1 hour
Total work time: 6.58 hours

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Cheers.


#489502 The LEGO T29 Heavy Tank Series and Derivatives Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 01 October 2020 - 02:06 PM

Work time: 0.33 hours
Total work time: 5.58 hours

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Cheers.


#489501 The LEGO T29 Heavy Tank Series and Derivatives Project

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 01 October 2020 - 01:24 PM

Work time: 0.75 hours
Total work time: 5.25 hours

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Cheers.