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Neyo Wargear

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#488884 The LEGO M7 Medium Tank Project 2

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

Thus it is, amen.








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.


Photorealistic render.

#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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


A Soldier of Rhun has just arrived.


#488848 The LEGO M6A1 (T1E1) Heavy Tank Project

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


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


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


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


#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


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.


#488812 The LEGO M7 Medium Tank Project 2

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 17 July 2019 - 09:20 PM

The end draws nigh.








#488804 Art of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 14 July 2019 - 09:59 PM

Like a bad habit.


Longbow. Yes I know longbows don't have pulleys, but I decided to mix a longbow with a compound bow.


Ouvolk the Sungazer has risen once more from the dark below. We had cleaved off his left arm then plunged a blade deep into his heart. We watched blood cascade like a waterfall from his severed limb, heard his roar of pain, his eyes grew dim, and his body retreated back into the watery abyss from once he came.

Yet the impossible has happened this night. A great disturbance in the water as a set of three horns and tall translucent spines of crystal cut through the ocean. The spines pulsated bright orange, illuminating the night for miles around. The sirens wailed like a banshee in the night as panic overcame the coast. There was no time for submarines to be dispatched, and he was invulnerable in the water. All we could do was muster our forces as we evacuated the city waiting for another cataclysm with this living siege engine. The ground shook as its feet made landfall, its mighty head rose from the water, his orange halo of an eye burned like a star, yet you could feel the hate within. The featherlike wings upon his head glowed bright orange like his eyes and spines. He lumbered slowly out of the water as he rose to his impressive height, plating adorned his back around those blade like spines. A cybernetic arm had replaced his severed one, wires snaked from his spine to the metallic shoulder. It too glowed with the fury of a star, from shoulder to clawtips..

Once Ouvolk rose to his awesome height, he glared at the small force that had assembled before him. The featherlike spines on his head flared outwards and shook, as he opened his maw. A deafening roar ripped from deep within his body, those miles away could hear it. It was like a sudden thunderclap, powerful and awe inspiring. The pulsating orange glow had increased in speed, but abruptly stopped as soon as he closed his mouth. All was silent as the sudden lack of bright light left the defense forces unable to see in the darkness except for his glowing twin halos.

Then his spines began to glow once more, but the intensity of the light was like a star at noonday. We accepted our fate, our life was already forfeit. Thus we rained hell upon the Sungazer, missiles screamed as they streaked through the sky and rounds buzzed as cannons roared. His head reared back as his mouth was aflame, it opened and the fury of a star was unleashed. Ouvolk enfiladed everything in his path, his solar breath swept across the beach and claimed all within its grasp. The tanks and other armored vehicles were reduced to puddles of molten metal upon the glassed beach. Molten glass dripped from the buildings onto the bubbling asphalt as the structural beams were all that remained, charred black like a fourth degree burn. The Sungazer merely pressed on through the city as he blazed a path of destruction. Firestorms sprang up around the city and spread as fire tornadoes tore through the city. Black rain began to fall from the sky like a nuclear winter as lightning began to strike from the pyrocumulonimbus clouds. The air was superheated, causing anything that was flammable to spontaously combust before the actual flames reached them.

Thus Ouvolk the Sungazer left nothing but ash and cinder in his wake as nature continued to wreck havoc upon the city.


This is a work in progress piece, I'm yet to add more.

As for Ouvolk, he is a kaiju meant to rival one like Godzilla. Godzilla is supposed to be a representation of the death and destruction caused by the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While these two bombings destroyed square miles of city and left thousands dead and moreso homeless, that wasn't the worst that happened to the Japanese during the Second World War.

Ouvolk is supposed to represent the firebombings of Japan, specifically the firebombing of Tokyo. The Bombing of Tokyo or Operation Meetinghouse is considered the single most destructive bombing raid in human history. 16 square miles of Tokyo was destroyed with an estimated 100,000 dead and leaving over 1 million people homeless. The Bombing of Tokyo killed more people than the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki, but not Hiroshima, yet more of Tokyo was destroyed than both combined. The 100,000 dead could be lower than the actual amount considering that Tokyo had the highest population density of a city at the time with 103,000 to 135,000 people per square mile. As little as 40,000 people were wounded to as much as a million during the firebombing. The mushroom clouds produced by the atomic bombs were smaller than the firestorm clouds that followed the nuclear detonations as well.

Ouvolk harnessing the power of a star is no accident. I designed him this way to show the duality of a star. A star gives life, warmth, and light to a solar system. While it gives all life to a solar system, it can also end all life of a solar system. A supernova would end a solar system and leave it lightless, lifeless, and cold.

The United States Army Air Corps had switched from high altitude to low altitude bombing, with some flying as low as 5,000 ft to as high as 7,000 ft. The bombers that returned were streaked with ash and the low flying bombers had to use oxygen masks due to the smell of burnt flesh reaching them as well as the heat of the conflagration could be felt by the airmen as they began to sweat.

Thus I created Ouvolk the Sungazer, a terror worse than nuclear bombs.

#488798 Brickfair Virginia 2019: One More Battle

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 12 July 2019 - 04:17 PM

Liking the terrain and walls. Gunna have to make my terrain uneven for my North Africa diorama at some point.

#488788 The LEGO M7 Medium Tank Project 2

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 09 July 2019 - 09:43 PM

Some more progress.


A better shot of my M7 MT V3.














#488787 The LEGO M7 Medium Tank Project 2

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 07 July 2019 - 07:58 PM

A little progress from yesterday.










#488781 The LEGO M7 Medium Tank Project 2

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 04 July 2019 - 02:11 PM

I love all of the greeble bits on those tanks. They add a really nice amount of detail. I keep on saying it, but if you get the chance, you should really try getting the pieces to build any of your tanks. You have quite the great amount of love for historical tanks, and it would be awesome to see one built out!

Thank you, sometimes I have to sacrifice the 'greeble' for playability. I know I should really try and get a physical build of at least one of these tanks.

As for 11 progression screenshots.