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#489212 Poetry of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 09 December 2019 - 03:01 PM

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#489186 The Star Wars TV Show Topic: This Is The Way

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 06 December 2019 - 02:46 PM

Just because I don't like the sequel trilogy doesn't automatically make me a bigot or sexist. How small minded of you.

 

But, I'll indulge you.

 

The fact that the main protagonist is such a competent combatant is because he was trained from a young age as a Mandalorian, a warrior culture/ religion. He has had at least a decade to do so, while not shown, it is still referenced by other characters and his backstory. Considering he is worthy of a full Beskar cuirass (though this also included vambraces and cuisse) and it was 'worthy of his station'. Rey doesn't have any of that. She just so happened to run in BB-8, obviously she can protect herself when Finn first sees her, she does manage to beat down two thugs, but with a quarterstaff, not a sword.

 

The second speeder bike was knocked out by Fennec Shand's blaster rifle, though it seems to have the firepower of a anti-materiel rifle (akin to a WWI or WWII anti-tank rifle). When she is being held at the base of the ridge/cliff, they never pan out far enough for the knocked out speeder bike to be seen. The Mandalorian got forcefully dismounted a fair distance.

 

Beskar would have been extremely expensive to mass produce. Even in the United State's military, the apex predator of this planet, doesn't outfit everyone with the best equipment. We have 3 million military personnel, there's not enough money to do so. If the US military were to downsize the military where that would be possible, we'd have a much smaller military. The best equipment is reserved for Special Forces, Navy SEALs or Army Delta Force because there is not many of them. It's a sad fact, but almost every military's equipment is created by the lowest bidder. Private companies can bid for contracts and even the US military tries to save money, thus with typically the lowest bid getting chosen to develop a new piece of ordnance or vehicle, there's less money to work with. Granted, the US military does have high standards, so our equipment is typically far superior to others, but it can't be the best. Now take the Galactic Empire, which would have a military force numbering in the billions to be able to enforce their will across a galaxy. How does that make logical sense?

 

The pit droids were harmless additions and make perfect sense since they're part of the technician's crew. While, them poking their heads over the sand dune wasn't the best idea considering they were hunting a sniper. They have to chance a look to make sure that she hasn't relocated and flanking them to get a clear kill shot.

 

With the two charging her at night on speeder bikes and firing illumination rounds into the air was perfectly viable. While driving straight on gives an easy target that steadily gets larger, she was skilled enough to probably be able to lead her shots to hit them and did prove her mettle by mobility killing the Mandalorian's vehicle. If the two were to take evasive maneuvering, they'd lose speed and cover more distance than needed to reach their quarry, so for them to charge straight down the middle was their best option. It's like tanks charging forward and firing white phosphorus or WP rounds to create a tactical smokescreen or using grenade launchers mounted on their turrets to fire smoke grenades that also deny line-of-sight and can even block laser lock-on's of various anti-tank guided missiles. Add to the fact that it was night, so the effectiveness of the illumination rounds were amplified. 

 

General George S. Patton's use of the Third Army and his various armored divisions, namely the Third Armored Division. The Third Armored Division was known as 'Spearhead' because they literally were the tip of the spear for most military actions. They would be at the forefront, charging into enemy territory because that's how Patton liked to fight. So, the Mandalorian and the rookie bounty hunter perfectly emulated General Patton's strategy.

 

Happy now?




#489175 Art of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 03 December 2019 - 10:56 PM

Well, it's been almost 4 months. It's until yesterday I figured out how to use my scanner on my new printer.

Here's a song to go with the first drawing.
https://www.youtube....h?v=yvSNYSzASww

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I'm not your gateway. I'm not your prodigal son. I am the vile lesser-than. Just who do you think I am?
I'm not your standard. I'm not your vision divine. I am no sacrificial lamb. Just who do you think I am?
I am Death. I am Death. I am Death. I am Death.
I'm not your sacrifice. I'm not your shelter in the storm. I am determinately man. Just who do you think I am?
I'm not your child. I;m not your paragon of just. I am by other means damned. Just who do you think I am?
I am Death. I am Death. I am Death. I am Death!
I am Death (Just who do you think I am?). I am Death (Just who do you think I am?). I am Death (Just who do you think I am?). I am Death (Just who do you think I am?).

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A Timed 45 Minute Sketch of the T29 Heavy Tank

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T69 Medium Tank/90mm Gun Tank T69 ~3 hours of work.

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Name: T2 3in Light Self-Propelled Howitzer
Armament: T1A1 3in/76.2mm L/18 Howitzer, T1 0.5in HMG
Armor: 2.5in/63.5mm to 1in/25.4mm
Hull: 2in/1.5in/1in
Superstructure: 2.5in/1.75in/1.5in
Weight: 17.3 tons
Crew Size: 4
Top Speed: 37MPH
Engine Strength: 290HP
Description: The T2 3in Light Self-Propelled Howitzer is the result when a T1A1 Arlington Light Tank has it's turret and T2A2 1in L/96 Automatic Tank Gun replaced with a superstructure and a T1A1 3in L/18 (4.5ft) Howitzer. It features heavier armor than both the T1A1 3in Light Self-Propelled Howitzer and T1 5in Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer as it retained the armor thickness of the T1A1 Arlington Light Tank. It was much, much faster than the aging T1A1 3in LSPH and replaced it when available. It also featured a T1 0.5in HMG in a cupola turret, providing the vehicle defense against aircraft and infantry.

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Name: T1 Arlington Heavy Tank
Armament: T1A2 3in/76.2mm L/48 Tank Gun, T2A2 1in/25.4mm L/96 Automatic Tank Gun, T1 0.5in HMG x3
Armor: 4.75in/120.65mm to 2in/50.8mm
Hull: 4in/3in/2in
Turret: 4.75in/3.5in/3.5in
Weight: 55 tons
Crew Size: 5 (Driver, Co-Driver, Gunner, Loader, Commander)
Top Speed: 25MPH
Engine Strength: 865HP
Description: The T1 Arlington Heavy Tank was the first Triumvirtian turreted heavy tank and the first tank to have a horizontal volute spring suspension system. It was also the first to have a rear mounted transmission and drive sprocket alongside a sideskirt. It was powered by a massive 865hp locomotive engine which resulted in a very large silhouette but could propel the 55 ton metallic beast to a respectable speed of 25mph. The 12 ft long T1A2 3in L/48 Tank Gun has a variety of rounds consisting of an Armor Piercing-Tracer (AP-T), High Explosive (HE), Grapeshot (GS), and White Phosphorus (WP). An Armor Piercing Capped-Tracer (APC-T) round would be developed soon after the production of this vehicle type. A gyrostabilizer was installed in the turret and allowed good accuracy on the move.

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Name: T1 6in Heavy Self-Propelled Gun
Armament: T1 6in/152.4mm L/40 Gun, T1 0.3in MG, T1 0.5in HMG
Armor: 3.5in/88.9mm to 2in/50.8mm
Hull: 3.5in/2.5in/2in
Superstructure: 2in/2in/2in
Weight: 33 tons
Crew Size: 7
Top Speed: 22MPH
Engine Strength: 2x 265HP
Description: The T1 6in Heavy Self-Propelled Gun was the first heavy self-propelled artillery piece of the Order of the Triumvirate. Taking the aging T1A2 Mundelein HT, they move the engine compartment to the center of the vehicle and installed a superstructure in the rear to counterbalance the 20ft long T1 6in L/40 Gun. An earth spade was on the hull rear to be deployed once the T1 6in HSPG was ready to fire. The vehicle was designed to deal with well reinforced positions and to hammer enemy dug in positions. All crews were trained to use the vehicle in direct fire mode against infantry and even enemy armor and at times it was called upon to take out enemy tanks in advantageous positions.

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Name: T2A1 Arlington Medium Tank
Armament: T2A2 2in/50.8mm L/48 Automatic Tank Gun, T1 0.3in MG x2, T1 0.5in HMG
Armor: 4.5in/114.3mm to 2in/50.8mm
Hull: 3.5+1in/2.75in/2in
Turret: 3.5+1in/2.75in/2in
Weight: 27.1 tons
Crew Size: 5 (Driver, Co-Driver, Gunner, Loader, Commander)
Top Speed: 32MPH
Engine Strength: 370HP
Description: The T2A1 Arlington Medium Tank was a major modification of the vehicle that included the front hull or glacis plate being thickened and resetting the angle so that the hatches of the driver and co-driver didnt protrude. These protrusions were weak points in the upper glacis plate of the tank. There was also the addition of 1in stand-off plates on the turret front and hull front as spaced armor for additional protection. The cupola turret was modified to allow greater depression by increasing the cupola turrets height. The new T2A2 2in L/48 Automatic Tank Gun was simply a T2A1 2in L/48 Automatic Tank Gun with a muzzle brake fitted to prevent obscuration from dust kickup down range. Later on an improved ammunition type was created, an Armor Piercing Capped Ballistic Capped-High Explosive-Tracer (APCBC-HE-T) round which turned the round into shrapnel upon penetration which devastated the interior of vehicles. Rounds available to the T2A1 2in L/48 could be fired without problem from the new T2A2 2in L/48. T1 1.5in Smoke Grenade Launchers were mounted externally on the turrets left side for creating cover, but made it impossible to reload the launchers internally. Vehicles already in the field were issued conversion kits and to be converted at the earliest time while vehicles sitting in depots were mandated to be converted before being shipped out.

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Name: T1A2 Arlington Light Tank
Armament: T2A3 1in/25.4mm L/96 Automatic Tank Gun, T1 0.3in MG x2, T1 0.5in HMG
Armor: 3in/76.2mm to 1in/25.4mm
Hull: 2+0.5in/1.5in/1in
Turret: 2.5+0.5in/2in/2in
Weight: 16 tons
Crew Size: 4 (Driver, Co-Driver, Gunner, Commander/Loader)
Top Speed: 40MPH
Engine Strength: 290HP
Description: The T1A2 Arlington LT has a slightly modified new gun, the T2A3 1in L/96 Automatic Tank Gun is belt fed instead of magazine fed and mounts a muzzle brake at the end of the barrel to allow clearer fire. Canvas bags are beneath the gun to catch spent casings and due the main gun being belt fed, the fire rate of the weapon could be increased, but mandated more ventilators in the turret due to the amount of gasses produced by the weapon. The new T2A3 1in L/96 Automatic Tank Gun had a new round developed for it, a High Velocity Armor Piercing Capped-Tracer (HVAPC-T) type. The round had a much higher muzzle velocity than the previous rounds and allowed greater penetration of armored targets. Half inch stand-off plates (spaced armor) was added to the turret and hull fronts for improved protection. The addition of T1 1.5in Smoke Grenade Launchers on the turrets left side allowed the vehicle to provide cover, but had to be reloaded by a crew member externally.

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#489157 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 30 November 2019 - 11:58 AM

Moraki the Fallen looks interesting, but hard to tell. The little flesh golems by his throne were nifty. 

 

You did a good job with the pose of the fairy.

 

The Mandalorian art was nice, the colors are good. I want to start doing digital art primarily for coloring because once you commit traditionally, there's no going back, so that's a little stressful.

 

As for the Steven Universe art, it's cool to see you take a more realistic approach to it. A very different change of pace, but a good one. 




#489138 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 28 November 2019 - 01:54 PM

My problem with the sequel trilogy is the lack of logic, coordination, and foresight.

Kylo Ren is a joke of a villain, he was beaten by Rey, a girl who never even held a lightsaber before. Granted, he was injured and emotionally unbalanced, but the fact remains that he was trained for years compared to Rey who never used one in combat before. This is to say a total neophyte picking up a longsword for the first time bested a knight who had been trained for years in the art of warfare and had actual combat experience against various foes. Though he was injured and potentially had emotional turmoil within or that he underestimated his opponent, those arguments can be made. But he is bested again by Rey in The Last Jedi, so again he isn't a threat. With Snoke dead, who was stronger than Kylo, there's no longer a threat to Rey and the Resistance, hence the need to bring Darth Sidious back to life.

 

Finn could have been an incredibly interesting character with him being a Stormtrooper gone AWOL. He was taken as a child and raised to be a soldier, those within his unit would have been the closest he had to family. Those he would have served alongside with would have been his friends yet he blasts away at them without a care, even cheering. Finn was traumatized and broken within his first engagement, the death of one of his squad mates is what caused him to break. The ex-Stormtrooper turned coward and tried to flee from the First Order and eventually overcame his fear and became a hero. But in The Last Jedi he tried to run away again to try, but was intercepted by Rose. Throughout that movie he underwent the same arc from coward to hero, but again was intercepted by Rose. "This is how we're going to win. Not by killing those we hate, but by saving what we love," is one of the stupidest sentences I have ever heard. In war, it's ideal vs ideal, it's you or the other guy. "The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his," said by General George S. Patton perfectly summarizes this. If D-Day/Operation Overlord were to follow Rose's advice then the Higgins' landing craft would have been crashing into each other's flanks to prevent each other from landing on the beaches as the Germans fired upon them. Would the Allies have gotten a foothold in Europe by doing that? No, that's folly. Going back to Finn, he could have been an invaluable asset with being a former enemy, he would know enemy tactics so he could teach the Resistance how to effectively combat their doctrine via asymmetrical warfare. It's easy to best an enemy if you know how they fight. 

 

So The Last Jedi is a disaster of a film. It's entire premise is a chase in space with faster than light spacecraft. Before this entire chase scene that's the length of an entire film, Poe attacks a dreadnought by himself and is not fired upon. Considering the aggressiveness of the First Order that was shown in The Force Awakens by them slaughtering an entire village of people, willingness to torture prisoners, and an all out attack against a bar just to capture a few people, and the fact that Starkiller Base destroyed an entire system with billions of civilians, the fact they don't open fire on a single dinky little fighter is idiotic. No fighters were dispatched in the process of Poe destroying all the point defense turrets and the amazingly low amount of point defense turrets is astounding compared to vessels of the Second World War. This dreadnought is an incredibly expensive and powerful weapon, but it is positioned in the front of the fleet as the escort Star Destroyers are behind it, offering it no protection. There should have been at least one Star Destroyer in front, behind, and to the left and right of the Dreadnought to provide protection as shields, anti-aircraft protection that overlaps and crossfire, and providing fighter screens to protect against bombers. Also, Rose's sister never would have caught that falling detonator considering it was shown falling past her and she was still on her back. There wouldn't have been enough time to flip herself over and catch it before it was lost to space. Also, why is this bomber using a handheld bomb release mechanism? There isn't a single bomber in the history of warfare that uses a handheld bomb release mechanism. Poe gets ripped a new one for taking out the dreadnought, but it considering the idiotic placement of the fleet out of lightspeed, it was the only thing with the range to hit three measly cruisers. Also, the fact that TIE fighters couldn't reach the cruisers, the Brewster F2A Buffalo was a WWII American carrier-based fighter with a range of 965 miles. If the First Order fleet had just left lightspeed a little closer or used it again at any given point in the movie they would have destroyed the Resistance fleet. This clear lack of military competence in tactics and strategy makes the First Order a lackluster threat.

 

Holdo was a useless commander as well, when everyone's life is on the line, she didn't inform Poe of her plan. Considering the type of individual that Poe was, not telling him was not the smartest decision. When I go out on STX's or squad training exercises, we have two team leaders and a squad leader. The squad leader is in charge as he plans out the operation as everyone else is in 360 degree security. Then the A team leader is called over for the squad leader to inform him, next is the B team leader. As the B team leader is informed, the A team leader informs his team members. Once that is through, the squad leader calls over the entire A team to go over the plan one last time. They return to security and the entire B team is informed of the plan. Once that is through, everyone goes out except those left for security of our equipment. When a leader doesn't seem like they have a plan, they are not an effective leader. Even if they don't have a plan, fake it till you make it. If your subordinates don't think you have a plan, they become fearful and frankly think you incompetent. Military leadership is full of split second decisions that are life and death, you have to be able to make a plan in an instant with limited information as hell is unfolding around you. The fact that your leader has a plan in the face of certain death inspires hope and confidence, it boosts morale, but the lack or unwillingness to tell does the exact opposite.

 

Don't even get me started on Leia becoming Mary Poppins after surviving two simultaneous explosions and being exposed to the vacuum of space.

 

Now I know that I am comparing real life military vehicles, combat doctrine, tactics, and strategy into a science fantasy space opera universe, but the logic is sorely lacking. I would type up more (Rey, Phasma, Hux, Luke), but today is Thanksgiving, and I just finished rewatching episodes I-VI. I'm an extremely logical and analytical person, I scrutinize any and all tactics and strategy in any movie hard, if I am knowledge in that sphere. Now, film is subjective like any and all mediums of art. We can disagree and that's fine, that's how opinions work. I for one despise the 2 films of this trilogy. I hope that The Rise of Skywalker is good, I don't want bad Star Wars content, but considering my feelings on the previous two movies, my hope is almost non-existent as it is almost all exclusively placed into The Mandalorian which I have enjoyed far more than The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi combined.  




#489135 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 28 November 2019 - 01:49 AM

I never even read the EU/Legends, but this story, if you can even call it that, is something else. By that I mean, not much of a story at all.


#489133 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 27 November 2019 - 08:51 PM

It's funny how each trailer has made me want to see this movie less and less.

What a fetching joke and waste of time, money, and potential this trilogy is.


#489110 The Star Wars TV Show Topic: This Is The Way

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 22 November 2019 - 07:05 PM

So I had typed up my thoughts on The Mandalorian earlier today and accidentally closed the tab before posting.
 
I absolutely adore The Mandalorian, it is my favorite Star Wars content to come out in a long while. Rogue One is awesome and so is The Clone Wars, but nothing quite tops The Mandalorian.
 
I never thought how emotionally invested one could become with a man who's practically a mute and someone incapable of speech. Someone who's face we've never seen, so you can't read that for his emotions. The only way to really see how he is feeling most of the time is his body language and the actor does it well. The same goes for the character incapable of speech as well. 
 
I am nowhere near this invested in the sequel trilogy. To be perfectly honest and frank, I don't care about Rey, Finn, Poe, or Kylo. I don't care how their story ends because I'm not invested in them. I'm not excited for The Rise of Skywalker, not in the slightest, the trailers have done nothing, but make me less excited.
 
But the fact that I care about a faceless, nameless main protagonist that lets his actions speak for him is incredible. You can see his emotions in his hands, the way he walks, the way he stares, everything. This man's story has only just begun and I want to see it to the bitter end, I'm extremely excited for next week. 
 
Onto spoilers.

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#489103 Poetry of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 21 November 2019 - 02:31 PM

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#489092 Poetry of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 19 November 2019 - 11:00 AM

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#489089 Poetry of a Wargear

Posted by Neyo Wargear on 18 November 2019 - 11:53 AM

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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.

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#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.

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#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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