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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:59 am

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This is a bit blurry but it should show them(large images watch out)
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby TastySkippy123 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:34 am

AnnoyedZebra wrote:
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This is a bit blurry but it should show them(large images watch out)



Woah, these guys are actually really legit awesome!
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:53 am

The guy on the top is their leader. His heroic cliché is that he is Shimazu Toyohisa of drifters
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Captain-Camper » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:56 pm

Small Project to pass the time!
So I recently rewatched Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and i soon fell in love with the Tolmekian tank design! so I decided to build my own in lego.
Here are my reference pictures
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Good Front View
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The only side pic of these tanks i could find! they're down to the left of plane
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Pretty good action shot

And here's mine
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Comments and critiques welcome
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:58 pm

sloping is too cut up. Otherwise good start
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Steel_Valkyrie » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:31 pm

First of all, I fucking love that movie, and second, yeah, the sloping should probably be a bit more angles, that is, flatter, like in the pictures. Other than that, looking great!
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:27 am

Gun could be wider?
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Apollyon » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:02 am

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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:17 am

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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Captain-Camper » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:27 am

Looks good I like the flail on the back of that car!
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Captain-Camper » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:54 am

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Just a quick update on the tolmekian tank
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby bann154 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:01 pm

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I whipped up a pair of these for fun im thinking some form of immortal robot.
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby Captain-Camper » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:06 pm

reminds me of the Emeria turret would be funny if it was a experiment gone wrong
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby sahasrahla » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:38 pm

tank turret is significantly improved

robot looks like some sort of alien attack creature
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Re: Lego doodles POST THEM

Postby ikensall » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:48 pm

Late night lego ramble inbound...

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Captain-Camper wrote:Small Project to pass the time!
So I recently rewatched Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and i soon fell in love with the Tolmekian tank design! so I decided to build my own in lego.
Here are my reference pictures
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Good Front View
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The only side pic of these tanks i could find! they're down to the left of plane
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Pretty good action shot

And here's mine
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Comments and critiques welcome


The tank in the film looks a little like the Hungarian Zrinyi assault gun:
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In my opinion whilst the second revision has more slopeyness, the first casemate design is cleaner to look at.

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There are no holes here whatsoever which is good, the only point of contention is the 1x1 tiles not looking like a single sheet of metal as intended. However with lego, building up a surface to look like a single slanted piece/sheet of metal using lots of little plates and cheese wedges (as per the second revision) is normally a losing battle.

Even if you do get something that could look as if it's a single plate of armour (there will always be awkward overlaps/ steps between your plates that are not going to look smooth), getting the surfaces around it to sit flush and align nicely is now super hard to make work (which leads to holes as discussed before).

Now obviously the first version's tiled front doesn't look like it's made out of a single sheet of armour, but that's okay because it still looks intentional, as if the surface is supposed to have been put together from lots of overlaid smaller plates in the factory (with anime tanks you're allowed some artistic liscence I feel).

Take this* rendition of another Ghibli tank, where the turret quite obviously doesn't look like the rounded original. Here the turret (in contrast to the curved sides which were justabout doable in lego) is quite obviously not smoothly sloped. However it doesn't look like he's fucked up the turret because he's quite obviously (especially by using studs all over rather than tiles) gone for that look, and succeeded in getting it, rather than trying  to make it look like a smooth sphere - practically impossible to do seamlessly when you're building with bricks that all have 8 corners.

This is all just my opinion on the matter and you should build how you want to build but don't forget lego is primarily sticking cuboids together, and that sometimes calls for compromises.  :phil:

The two things about the first casemate that nag me are the gun (which you fixed in rendition 2, long barrels are for statpadders) and the 1x1 stud on the jumper plate by the gun; what does it do? IMO the empty hole with nothing on it looks better as a gunner's sight, or maybe a 1x1 lever base for a view port if you've got one in dark grey. The pith helmet as a gun mantlet works well I think, and I like the top & sides of the first casemate a lot... also interested to see how you try the lower glacis.

* I feel like if you're building in dark grey brown goes really well, you get quite a mean looking tank as well.
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