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Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby runnybabbit223 » Sat May 14, 2016 7:28 am

Decided it was about time for a photography afternoon, I had made a a lot changes from my last armoury post, the main one being a better camera and light setup.

Trans-Galactik Independence Alliance

The TGIA is a rising power who have rebuild themselves from the ashes of their long-gone home world Crosstinian II. The TGIA now strives for expansion and influence, when not bashing their arch-nemisis Zone Millitary Corps. (not to be confused with Zuppon Mining co.)

The TGIA military makes up for the lack in huge amount of cannon fodder units by creating many squads of specialists. This layout ensures that the right units are aways doing he best suited job. (In theory anyway)


Backstory
Spoiler: show
Part 1, The 1st age.

In the age of BR 2004, some fleeing refugees landed on a virgin class 14 world and made their home. Though many historians have attempted to find where these people came from, no one has of yet found sufficient evidence to say anything. Most people assume that their predecessors were trying to escape the immortal war, having has their home most likely destroyed or taken by one of the two sides.

The first people to settle Crosstinian (for that is what they named it) had already acquired slip-space travel. Nonetheless, without antimatter the dark-energy engines would not work. It was not until the discovery of a powerful fuel they called 'Nokiu' that space travel was achievable.
With the stars open, the Crosstinian Republik spread themselves onto many worlds, their seeds growing, and then producing, all planets exported their goods to the capital, and the CR grew into a powerful nation, completely unopposed.
But with power comes a cost, in this case, dissatisfaction in the outer colonies, rebellious and anti-government assertion slowly grew and spread. Then, in late BR 2006, civil war broke out. The mineral planet ‘Zone’ had finally broken off from the main Republik, and CR declared war within the hour.

Zone came fast and hard, their blitzkrieg tactics and overwhelming low-grade infantry completely overwhelmed and turned many already low-morale worlds to their side. Many people joined them because of the promise of a new galatik order, a new empire.
But CR wasn’t going to fall that easily, they quickly amassed a well-formed army, and by the time Zone had conquered half of CR controlled space, (4 worlds each) CR was ready to strike back. And strike back they did.
With Zone’s momentum gone, CR attacked the quickly built, but weak empire. CR’s high-grade military slowly crushing Zone’s fanatical militia. Now begins the slow war, lasting from early BR2006 all they way to mid BR2011. CR grinds back Zone, right to the planet Zone itself.
Now Zone gets desperate, its top scientists work furiously to create a weapon that will win them the war, at any cost. They finally found what the wanted, a world destroying bomb, the secret of witch is now lost.

The last days of BR2011 is also remembered as the last days of the Crosstinian Republik, as Zone is a last-ditch effort, fired off the bombs, committing suicide in the process, while destroying the entire CR in the process. Only a token effort on both sides was made to evacuate, the astronomical explosion was too fast, too disturctive.
The CR fell that day, it’s empire vaporized, and the survivors left and searched for a new home, just like their founders.


Part 2 and 3 to come!


So, onto the content!

Overwatch (Light tank is unfortunately partly cut out in this photo  :x )

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TGIA standard issue troopers.

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A trooper showing off his vest.

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Rangers go through intense physical training to achieve the maximum possible speed and distance covered by foot. These small squads usually patrol the TGIA borders on hostile worlds with only an Assault-cabine and two legs.

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Shock troopers are heavily armoured and moderately armed, they excel at close quarters in the hottest zones of fire.

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TGIA Hardsuit, armed with a Tazzie-Devil SMG and a shoulder mounted grenade launcher.

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Grenadiers and Sniper unit.

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Aqua Troopers, led by the newly promoted Major Jess Dashill, the highest ranking woman in the TGIA army.

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Commandos, these high-impact, incredibly versatile squads are famous for their adaptability and pure efficiency.

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The Emperor Markill III himself, (middle) still grieving for the loss of his son, he valiantly tries to stop the TGIA from collapsing in on itself due to massive territory gain over the last few months.
Behind him is the admiral of the army, Jack Faron. Flanking are General Flash (first name unknown) and Commander Tom Rush.

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Now onto the Vehicles!

"Emu" Light assault truck, built for patrols, small troop displacement, and fast assault on lightly defended positions.

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The Emu boasts 15" of speed and a fully-aoutomatic lazer machine cannon.

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Currently unnamed fast attack bike of suspected Polish design, the original model was "confiscated" off some wandering soviet marauders. There have been some adaptions to the base vehicle, but the frame and shape remain the same.

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The bike makes up in speed what it lacks in firepower.

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"Wallaby" Light tank (yes, I am aware my lego needs cleaning)

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The only plating it gets are some metal sheets welded to the side for protection of the crew.

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Speaking of crew, the tank can snugly fit a pilot and gunner, a fact I am quite proud of.  :D

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"Thylacoleo" MBT, the tank, it packs quite a punch with decent armour despite the relatively small size.

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Armament includes a 6" Heavy cannon, a size 2" mini-gun, a size 3" lazer and a Mk III TROPHY system.

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The pilot position, there are two more crew, a gunner in the mini-gun pit and a cannon officer in the turret.

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A field artillery which doubles as a portable AA unit, featured with a fairly vulnerable crew member.

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The "Wagtail" Gunship, fitted for aerial combat, ground bombardment, and troop transport.

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Two mounted machine guns, an anti-armour 3" mini-gun, a target-locking missile rack and two air-to-air, or air-to-ground, HEAT missiles.

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"Albatross" drop-ship, moderately armed but lightly armoured, and a troop-carring capacity of 16 men.

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Troops stand up on drop, being in the perfect position for a quick exodus of the ship, straight into battle.

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"Orca" Cruiser, is insanely quick and has a massive armament despite the small size and armour rating. (Most of the pics are pretty burry on this one, I got lazy towards the end of my camera session)

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Besides a standard issue crew of 3 and captain, the "Orca" often contains 6-10 troops inside the ship to repeal boarding parties.

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Inside the main engine room. However, the bridge is located at the front of the ship.

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And that's it! Comments criticism more than welcome!
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby Zupponn » Sat May 14, 2016 1:53 pm

If you can, try to beef up the hardsuit's legs a little.  They look too skinny to me.
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby RedRover » Sat May 14, 2016 2:09 pm

Wash your LEGO
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby Tzan » Sat May 14, 2016 2:26 pm

It looks like every brik you own has been chewed on and buried in the dirt for a year.
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby stubby » Sat May 14, 2016 5:17 pm

It's the gritty remake for the 2010s
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby runnybabbit223 » Sat May 14, 2016 6:44 pm

Tzan wrote:It looks like every brik you own has been chewed on and buried in the dirt for a year.

Most of it is second hand from garage sales, I'll try and wash it all (living in a house that is literally made of mud doesn't help!) and then retake the pictures.
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby RedRover » Sat May 14, 2016 6:59 pm

You live in a mud house?
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby lordintype » Sat May 14, 2016 7:16 pm

In the gritdarkness of the mud house there is only TGIA.
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby runnybabbit223 » Sun May 15, 2016 5:35 am

RedRover wrote:You live in a mud house?

Mud brick and straw bale with lime and mud render, the outback at it's best!  :D

Nonetheless I will attempt to wash the bricks, maybe replace some of the chewed-on ones (beginning to regret those garage sales...)

lordintype wrote:In the gritdarkness of the mud house there is only TGIA.


Hehe! lol!
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby Zahru II » Fri May 20, 2016 4:53 am

Oh hey, I'm glad you liked my patrol bike design!
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby Silverdream » Fri May 20, 2016 10:10 am

Those custom torsos are sick. Did you make them yourself?
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby runnybabbit223 » Mon May 23, 2016 4:15 am

Yes I did, most of them need re-making tho.

I use a bit of paper with the design and glue-stick it on, then put a cut-to-size piece of sticky-tape over the top for protection.

The glue-stick holds it on pretty well, but leaves the original torso print intact and can be taken off with a bit of water. Perfect for replacing  vests/taking the paper off for the original torso!


Thanks Zharu! Just between us, I completely forgot it was yours and thought Duerer made it (oops!  :x ) hence the reference to the Polish! I could edit the post to reference Codex Perwar instead.
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby TastySkippy123 » Wed May 25, 2016 11:25 pm

Most of the comments people left are about your TGIA were all about how dirty your Lego was. Silverdream was the only one who gave a comment on your cool torso.

I may as well leave a comment now. Your TGIA dorks are pretty decent looking, I like your vehicles though !
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby runnybabbit223 » Fri May 27, 2016 7:43 pm

TastySkippy123 wrote:Most of the comments people left are about your TGIA were all about how dirty your Lego was. Silverdream was the only one who gave a comment on your cool torso.

I may as well leave a comment now. Your TGIA dorks are pretty decent looking, I like your vehicles though !


Oh well, at lest they top the PLE dice-heads!  :P
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Re: Runnybabbit's Faction Overhaul!

Postby runnybabbit223 » Fri May 27, 2016 8:06 pm

I was going to show off my new clean army, but guess what? By lousy brother showed up bringing his entire army just to put me to shame with it's (admittedly) pure awesomeness! So I took photos of his lego instead, though most of them are already out-of-date.

Ladies, Gentlemen, little girls, I present...

Zone Millitary Corps

Backstory:
Spoiler: show
ZMC share the same backstory as TGIA! Read the TGIA story because I'm lazy!


Overwatch.

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Infantry:

Standard Zone trooper squad, containing marksmen, grenadiers, and close-combat units. Led by the venerated Major Slip.

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Commandos and general Cloud,

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Commandos without their dorky commander

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Siniper, medic, and support.

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General Keys, flanked by two interesting-looking Zone Troopers.

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Air-force battalion, with a heavy sniper unit covering them.

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Assorted specialists, heavy, two rocket troopers, a mortar unit, and an assassin. All behind a fairly random clone trooper who no longer exists, but has been "recycled" to become Commander Ihcee. (Imagine clone with Zone trooper helmet)

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Vehicles to come soon!
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