Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated Aug. 4)

Postby pirateofmayhem » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:26 pm

can you post some of the instructions of the cooler parts of this drop ship? (or maybe all of it? :-P ) it looks really awesome and i can't wait to see the rest of it completed.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated Aug. 4)

Postby Kaplan » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:46 am

aoffan23 wrote:Just realised I forgot to post the better pictures of the Juggerknight/Dreadknite. So here they are.


The Juggerknight looks really exotic. I like both the arms but the right arm with the bow-like weapon is quite impressive. That new crusader helmet is surely a useful piece for building hardsuits. I also like the dark colorsheme.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated Aug. 4)

Postby aoffan23 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:42 am

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Silent-sigfig wrote:Add a flower petal-like group of ramps in these gaps.

I think that would look cool, but it would mean having to make the whole thing a good 2 bricks taller than if I made the bottom open. I also like the idea of the opening bottom better, but that's just my personal taste. I do think I'll add some guns to those parts though, because with only one gun on the front, this thing is severely lacking in cover fire for the troops.

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Glad you like it. :D

pirateofmayhem wrote:can you post some of the instructions of the cooler parts of this drop ship? (or maybe all of it? :-P ) it looks really awesome and i can't wait to see the rest of it completed.

I don't remember how to make most of it off the top of my head, but I'll be back home in about a week. What parts are you specifically wondering about?

Kaplan wrote:The Juggerknight looks really exotic. I like both the arms but the right arm with the bow-like weapon is quite impressive. That new crusader helmet is surely a useful piece for building hardsuits. I also like the dark colorsheme.

Thanks! I really love the helmet because it's got so much personality. I personally like the Juggerknight better with its original minigun arm (not shown), but I had to ditch it to stick with the theme I have going.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated Aug. 4)

Postby Maverick » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:26 pm

The mech-thing with the Loki helmet must be a pest to fight.
Also i love the armored cars.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated Aug. 4)

Postby pirateofmayhem » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:53 pm

if you could post your instructions on the cockpit with the dark grey clear pieces and then the turret to the left of it, along with maybe the engines, overall, its an awesome piece that i want to mimic and then modify for my own, if you don't mind :)
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated Aug. 4)

Postby aoffan23 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:36 am

Maverick wrote:The mech-thing with the Loki helmet must be a pest to fight.
Also i love the armored cars.

You're probably right about Bloodwing, but I haven't had the chance to use it in a battle yet, so :mystery: .

pirateofmayhem wrote:if you could post your instructions on the cockpit with the dark grey clear pieces and then the turret to the left of it, along with maybe the engines, overall, its an awesome piece that i want to mimic and then modify for my own, if you don't mind :)

Sure thing! The cockpit is actually pretty simple; the secret is this part.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated Aug. 4)

Postby aoffan23 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:45 pm

:necro: I finally have some new pictures of these forces, with some significant changes. The pictures aren't that great (a little too much lighting), so sorry about that.

New Unnamed Faction

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Hailing from the far reaches of a Savannah-like place, these guys hunt the lions that inhabit their territory. They wear the skins of the slain beasts partly as basic hide armour, and partly for the cultural significance and intimidation. The one at the middle left is their warlord, and the creature on the chain is the result of experiments with lion-minifig hybrids gone wrong.
(This was pretty much just an attempt to use the Chima lion parts.)

Updated Unnamed Faction

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Not much has changed with these guys. I removed the motorcycle due to lack of driver, and upgraded the armoured car with a cannon due to the previous lack of heavy firepower.

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I kind of liked the old armoured car better (dual wielding machine guns FTW), but they needed a heavy hitter.
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Arctic Expeditionary Force

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Featuring five standard workers (four with pickaxes and one to man the buddy's harpoon gun), a drvier for the transport, a driver for the hunting snowmobile (forgot to put him in the picture), a medic, a mining specialist and a ski-riding, dual icepick-wielding hero. They ride to battle in a halftrack transport, a hunting snowmobile, and a hunting buggy.
(Completely changed the vehicles, got rid of the helicopter and polar bear, and scrapped the whole Ursus idea. I'm missing a panel for the transport, so hopefully I can resolve that soon.)

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The transport has no weapons, but comfortably fits six passengers.

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And a driver.

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The buggy has no driver (no minifig to fit the part), but we can pretend.
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The hunting snowmobile has a twin harpoon gun and a spear.
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I was planning to have these guys as contracted soldiers to protect compounds, but I'm not super keen on them anymore. The sergeant is definitely getting scrapped, but I don't have any more of those goggles.


Updated Unnamed Force (formerly the Space Navy)

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From left to right: mekanik, fighter pilot, sergeant, three basic troopers, heavy gunner, dropship pilot, and IF trooper.

(Infantry is unchanged except for the addition of the dropship pilot, fighter is revamped, and dropship is finally finished!)

Dropship (yes I took pictures of a white ship on a white background like an idiot):
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Landing gear folds up.

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Bottom opens up.

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*KTSSSSHHHHH*

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The platform fits all of the ground infantry except the mekanik. Maybe he mans the rear guns. I don't know.

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Cockpit


Fighter:
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Completely changed the tail and wings.

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Landing gear folds up.

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ACTION SHOT


Infantry:
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Sergeant got considerably more angry, and a new BT axe.

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Changed the heavy BT gun to something way better.

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Mekanik harness is unchanged.

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I wish I had the parts to make a duplicate of the left pilot, but this works.




Comments on anything you like, dislike, or don't give a shit about are all welcome.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

Postby Vami IV » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:04 pm

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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

Postby RedRover » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:49 pm

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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

Postby Bluefog » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:03 pm

Holy shit dude. This stuff is blew my mind. You're builds are so polished. Honestly, I'd say even advanced builders could even learn a thing or two from you.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

Postby kingodacheez » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:54 pm

I really like the buggy.
Does a figure fit as a driver?
Can you show us how you built the chassis and wheel attachment?
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

Postby RedRover » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:37 pm

How does the dropping platform work?
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

Postby aoffan23 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:15 pm

Thanks everyone!

kingodacheez wrote:I really like the buggy.
Does a figure fit as a driver?
Can you show us how you built the chassis and wheel attachment?


It can fit a driver, but I don't have the parts for another driver. The rear wheels are just these and these, with the wheels attached with these (all attached to the core studs-out). The front wheel attachment is fragile and awful, and there are probably much better ways to do it. It's this connected to two of these, which are in turn connected to this.

RedRover wrote:How does the dropping platform work?


Just these two parts, used exactly as intended. It doesn't reach all the way down unfortunately, so it has to detach.

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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

Postby aoffan23 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:53 pm

Update time!

A couple of months ago I built a plane for the unnamed dark red guys, and didn't get around to taking photos before stowing away my Lego for the school year. I have some time off, so I figured I'd get some quick pictures and post them. The lighting's not great today, so this is the best I could get.

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I built this in case I ever got the chance to pit this force against my Cracker Jack Spacemen. Its only armaments are two nose-mounted machine guns.


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Features folding landing gear.


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Fits one (armless) pilot, though looking at the picture I'm not sure why the arms didn't fit.




Anyway, comments welcome as always.

I also discovered today that I've had the instructions I promised for the windshield on the dropship. Pirateofmayhem doesn't really come around anymore, but here they are anyway in case you were wondering.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 08/08/15)

Postby Blitzen » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:18 pm

Very cool. I like the shaping on the body and the way you used hinges to create the tail angles.
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