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Re: The MOCs That Made Us

Postby ReconMiner » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:57 pm

Funny enough, lego might be a bit cheaper in the long run, but not by much  :wink:
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Re: The MOCs That Made Us

Postby Scribonius » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:09 pm

ReconMiner wrote:Funny enough, lego might be a bit cheaper in the long run, but not by much  :wink:


Cheaper than playing Warhammer? 25 years ago, when I started playing, a Leman Russ battle tank was about $25. My latest army, "Zodoff's Grot-Tank Battallion," is mostly (about 80%) sheet plastic and bitz from my parts bins. 2000 points of Grot Tank army has cost me under $100 so far. Remind me to post pics one of these days. Although, given the amount of Lego I have currently, the Lego *IS* a little cheaper since I don't NEED to buy any to play Brikwars.

WANT, yes, but need?
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Re: The MOCs That Made Us

Postby Kastrenzo » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:19 am

I've never made anything grand, my thing has always been minifigs.

However,  My first proper Tank, I have kept in spirit for the last 15 or so years.  I built it when I was 11 or 12 years old. Compared to the pic you'll see below, it had corner slopes on the 4 corners of the turret, and it was completely grey.
I made a duplicate of it when I was young and gave it a different turret to differientiate,   the 2nd turret model would later become the basis for what came to be known as the Kodiak Tank.

I don't have any pictures of it's original appearance,  but when I joined Brikwars in 2011, I had an early version of the tank built,  you can see it off to the right in this old picture
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Years later when I started getting serious about making a cohesive faction,   I updated it and re-did the color scheme
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This didn't last for long,   as I ended up building a 2nd,   and then added extra armor to the 1st... liking it so much that I wanted to make it the standard, so I scrounged together the parts to make another armor set
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Then about half a year later,  I pulled a massive faction expansion out of my ass, I bought and built 2 more of the tanks,  and hundreds of minifig parts,  and the faction formerly known as Galacia turned into a lard-ass overnight. You can see by now that I had made 4 of them, at the time of this picture, this was around the same time I stopped adding on to that faction and started making other factions because, I ran out of white briks
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That one tank was a foundation for my later designs, I liked it so much that years later I still make vehicles built around the same basic chassis.
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Funnily enough,   when I made the white and black tanks,  it left me with shells of the old tanks,  for a while, I used them as setting props,   old rusted out tanks from ancient battles... however they were evnetually reborn as new vehicles, the Blue Tank you see in this picture,  That is many of the same briks as the original tank from 15 years ago.
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Re: The MOCs That Made Us

Postby Kaplan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:18 am

Apollyon's Briktopian SHDT was absolulety one of my major inspiration as a MOC to build an SHDT myself and I have built Hyperion.
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Also Roc77's 45th Union army played an important role to encourage me to build more tanks and collect more soldiers.
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And Invicta tank of mine was and always be special for me. I know that the design is not impressive and the idea behind Invicta is to make it easy and cheap to built so I could have multiples of it. It was probably the first vehicle that I build in LDD before collecting/purchasing parts :) My original goal was to build 10 or so tanks :)
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Here is the 2018 version of my army including the Hyperion and 18 Invicta Tanks
ImageM-Throne Army 2018 by Kaplan, on Flickr
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Re: The MOCs That Made Us

Postby Kommander Ken » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:56 pm

Lord Mercat's Mystic Order heavily inspired me to create Frostborne and some of my other Medivo stuff too.
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Re: The MOCs That Made Us

Postby sahasrahla » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:27 pm

Kommander Ken wrote:Lord Mercat's Mystic Order heavily inspired me to create Frostborne and some of my other Medivo stuff too.

oh my god, i'd never seen that before. thank you, it's one of the most beautiful things i've ever experienced
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Re: The MOCs That Made Us

Postby Maraxous » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:20 am

Those are some cool builds. Really dig those multi-layer capes.
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Re: The MOCs That Made Us

Postby Kommander Ken » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:27 am

Glad to unearth this gem for you guys.  :studgod:
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