Some miniature forces (Updated 09/06/18)

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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 18/07/17)

Post by Tzan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:29 pm

I WIN !!!

It was a contest right?

I liked the third for exactly the reasons you mentioned, one handed with scope and shorter, chibi.
The scope could have a camera in it that the main computer has a view into.

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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 18/07/17)

Post by Captain-Camper » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 am

aoffan23 wrote:Snippity Snap.
Sci fi it up. Make it look like a space AK, firing gyrojets or railgun rounds. If you're having trouble with the top check out Soren or Carter on flickr their hardsuit weapons are on point. I think it looks fine with the scope though, you can just claim its another sensor or just state rule of cool! Anyhow great work good to see you active!
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 18/07/17)

Post by Captain-Camper » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 am

Also god damn man! Link your flickr, can't keep holding out on me!
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 18/07/17)

Post by RedRover » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:18 pm

The middle one is barely longer than the third one though

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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 18/07/17)

Post by TheCraigfulOne » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:30 pm

RedRover wrote:The middle one is barely longer than the third one though
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 18/07/17)

Post by aoffan23 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:41 pm

RedRover wrote:The middle one is barely longer than the third one though
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Not sure if that makes it more obvious, but it's definitely more noticeable IRL, especially when you're holding it in your hand and posing the mech while making "pew pew" noises to yourself. Unfortunately using the shorter barrel (a screwdriver) with the minifig hand causes some visual and structural issues, so the longer barrel (a 3L bar) has to stay on that version.

Length aside, the top bar makes the whole weapon feel thicker, despite the scope actually being thicker. Again, it might just be that I've spent so long looking at this thing that every millimetre makes a difference.

I'm not trying to shut you down by the way, I genuinely appreciate the input.
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Here you go. It's pretty sparse though, mainly because I used to have different standards for stuff I'd post here than on Flickr (both in terms of build quality and photo quality). Which is funny considering that almost nothing I've posted on Flickr has good photography anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It also means hardly anything I build gets posted on Flickr because I hold out for good pictures, but never take them. So I'm planning to ease up a little and focus more on actually photographing the stuff I've had built for months or even years.
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 18/07/17)

Post by Captain-Camper » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:08 am

Thank you! I love your work, you're an extremely talented builder and it's great to see you building again!
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 09/06/18)

Post by aoffan23 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:24 pm

More updates! A few new vehicles for the 45th Union (I need some more infantry for these guys).

Wombat Light Utility Vehicle

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Possibly the most versatile vehicle in the 45th Union's arsenal, the Wombat can be used as a transport for personnel or cargo, or outfitted with weapons for various attack roles.

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Seats four, including a driver. Since taking this picture I've made a way for all of their weapons to be stowed on the back fences.

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The space in the back can be used as a gunner seat, and the central rail provides a versatile mounting point for a variety of weapons.
Hound Gunship

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The Hound was once one of the most widely-used aircraft in the 45 Union's air force. Though now long outdated, this helicopter is still proving itself as a terrific aerial asset, and sees plenty of use in smaller combat engagements. Recent rumours have emerged of a plan to retrofit the remaining Hounds in service with more modern VTOL engines in order to lengthen their lifespan, and to provide a more cost-effective alternative to replacing them with a brand new aircraft.

The Hound shown here sports two high-powered cannons, two twin-linked machine guns, and a chin-mounted heavy machine gun.

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Seats a pilot and a gunner.

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Controls.

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Landing gear folded up.
It's pretty much just a Mi-24 Hind without transport capacity. It started as a helicopter, then I wanted to make a futuristic VTOL, but I struggled building the engines and when I found those intake parts I kind of had to go with the helicopter.

Also all of these pictures were taken in mid-April in my last apartment, I just haven't posted them until now.


Anyway, comments, criticism, or poetry you wrote in a coffee shop that you'd like to share are all appreciated!
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 09/06/18)

Post by Colette » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:56 pm

What the fuck is that
Saw gunship on the frontpage
Woah, quality MOC ("mock")

Regrettably not written in an actual coffee shop. Roc would be crying tears of pride right now.

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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 09/06/18)

Post by ninja_bait » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:32 pm

Also that wombat
Really is a boffo build
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Re: Some miniature forces (Updated 09/06/18)

Post by Tzan » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:03 pm

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