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Valiant's Tank Shop - Guides & Misc. Armour[Updated 5/21/17]

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:53 pm
by Valiant
From henceforth, this thread will contain the entirety of my armoured(or armored) vehicles that I create with the exception being the Leopard 2. So that you don't have to go through the trouble of digging through the comments, I will directly link the pages (and threads) with my photos below.
I will also make some guides that can assist you in your development of AFV's!

Vehicles:
The Leopard 2 Tank Thread
Type-14 Main Battle Tank
GA90E Gladiator Main Battle Tank
Champion 2 Main Battle Tank
Champion 1 Main Battle Tank

Abrams/Jackson Modification
Cougar APC Prototype and Jackson MBT
Sabre Light Tank
M8 Hellcat Self-Propelled Gun
Updated Cougar Armoured Car

Coyote Light AFV
Büffel 3 WIP
CVRT Scimitar
CVRT Series Update

Scenic Photographs
"On foreign soil..."
CVRT Scimitar in the rough

Building Guides:
How to build an excellent tank chassis (and much more!).
Simple ammunition designs and stowage solutions(WIP)

Rule Supplements (Trigger Warning - Text Heavy!):
To be added: Armoured Combat
Smoke Dischargers

BrikWars Wiki Pages:
Tank
AFV
ABS Defence Systems
Leopard 2A6
Champion 1
GA90E Gladiator


With that said, I present to you my first armoured vehicles in my second year on BrikWars!

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Our first contender is an all time classic, a revisioned M2A1 Jackson main battle tank (in other universes, it is known as the American M1A1 Abrams with TUSK).

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The next vehicle, although currently a prototype, is an light reconnaissance vehicle (based off of the French Panhard VBL).

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Size comparison between the two vehicles.
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Stay tuned; more armoured loveliness to come in the future!
Cheers,

Valiant

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:43 pm
by Steel_Valkyrie
:<3:
Love all your stuff.

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:15 pm
by bann154
can't wait to see the recon vehicle in combat! It also seems that the "Jackson" seems to be heavily lacking in secondary armament. Also is that a USA guy sticking out of the hatch?  :shock:

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:17 pm
by Valiant
bann154 wrote:can't wait to see the recon vehicle in combat! It also seems that the "Jackson" seems to be heavily lacking in secondary armament.


Still a WIP.

bann154 wrote: Is that a [REDACTED] guy sticking out of the hatch?  :shock:


Yes, that is a minifigure sticking out of the hatch.
Nothing to see here, move along...

move along...

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:00 pm
by Silent-sigfig
Lookin' good!

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:27 pm
by Silverdream
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What a good vehicles.

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:07 am
by Chicken Tenders
Every tank you build is an incredible and over the top piece of work! It's ridiculous.

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:40 pm
by bann154
Style -- 4
Substance -- 8
Photography -- 7

As I've said before not a real big fan of the more modern and realistic builds as they are not really creative in my opinion as they have already been built so its nothing really new but don't get me wrong they do look pretty damn good and as always your photography is great.

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:55 pm
by RedRover
bann154 wrote:As I've said before not a real big fan of the more modern and realistic builds as they are not really creative in my opinion as they have already been built so its nothing really new but don't get me wrong they do look pretty damn good and as always your photography is great.


I think that opinion is fine, but I think it is unfair if it factors in to how you score. If I didn't like steam-punk builds as much, it should effect wether or not a build is a good build just because I am not a fan of the aesthetic. If it didn't affect your scoring, than that is great, just some food for thought.

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:16 pm
by bann154
This is just my opinion it does not effect the score I gave. However the reason the style score is a bit lower is because I don't see muh creativity in building something from real life as it's not something that has not been seen and the concept itself seems a bit underwhelming having a tank with simply one gun when other vehicles in the brikverse are loaded to the brim with weaponry and he last reason is I can't give everything a perfect score now can I?  :wink:

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:29 pm
by RedRover
You can show creativity through technique though. Making something completely realistic out of LEGO is hard also. However, I am not a judge so you do you!

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:20 pm
by Valiant
Bann, the creativity of building something based on a real-life vehicle is in the technique and attention to detail. Anyone can make an "Abrams" model, but not everyone can do it well. If you searched up "lego abrams Ebay", you would find a Lego Abrams for sale that has six road wheels per side, odd dimensions and a few other peculiarities (when compared to the real vehicle). The challenge for those of us that is our builds on existing vehicles is in our attention to detail, and the techniques we invent and engage to make the model indistinguishable from the source material.

All in all, while I didn't create the vehicle in my imagination, I successfully translated a handful of photos into a physical model that looks and functions the same as it's counterpart. That in itself is a creative process, which many have found difficult to master.

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:52 pm
by bann154
Valiant wrote:Bann, the creativity of building something based on a real-life vehicle is in the technique and attention to detail. Anyone can make an "Abrams" model, but not everyone can do it well. If you searched up "lego abrams Ebay", you would find a Lego Abrams for sale that has six road wheels per side, odd dimensions and a few other peculiarities (when compared to the real vehicle). The challenge for those of us that is our builds on existing vehicles is in our attention to detail, and the techniques we invent and engage to make the model indistinguishable from the source material.

All in all, while I didn't create the vehicle in my imagination, I successfully translated a handful of photos into a physical model that looks and functions the same as it's counterpart. That in itself is a creative process, which many have found difficult to master.


That is simply technique the definition of creativity is "the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work" now that being said the Abrams is not an original design its simply to put it bluntly a recreation and thats it not to say that you have not done an amazing job you have done an outstanding job without parallel but the thing is to me this is not creative and by definition its not creative its not original its a recreation of a modern MBT. However that being said the creativity that you have put into it is how you have built it rather than the idea of the creation itself. (That falls under the Substance category of the judging "Substance-- Relating to the mechanics of the build, the viability and efficiency of its construction, the actual depth of the piece and the balance between what it conveys and the materials it uses to convey it.")

Now as for being able to go to google and find another Abrams recreation i can do so easily with a realistic version from brickmania that does not simply have six road wheels per side and look like a peculiar abomination its rather a relatively realistic representation that is represented in two different types. Its not hard at all (in my experience for me) to create something realistically from photos its actually rather the opposite but don't get me wrong you have put alot of hard work into this build but in my experience (this may not be true for others) its easier to build something from a photo than anything else.

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:00 pm
by Valiant
I meant this guy.
Missed that part on the substance of the model; thanks for the clarification!

Re: [BB16]Valiant's Armoured Fighting Vehicles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:15 pm
by bann154
Valiant wrote:I meant this guy.
Missed that part on the substance of the model; thanks for the clarification!

That is a terribly done tank and to think its being sold for that much. Yeah not to say anything bad about your building skills those are amazing it just lacks shenanigans and the likes that make it feel brikwarsy. But the build itself is great!