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ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Kaplan » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:20 am

I built the ASE Main Battle Tank myself from the photos. The tanks original design is work of Natalya. I built it as close as I can.
Ref photos: http://imgur.com/GWSV7S5 http://imgur.com/pGbDhXg http://imgur.com/C5aE4fg http://imgur.com/Rzslo3h http://imgur.com/4pFwlRo http://imgur.com/VyqPx9O http://imgur.com/Si3xDut http://imgur.com/VTEiVPF http://imgur.com/qWAT1zT

I've chosen this tank to rebuild for my collection because first of all I like ASE very much and this tank is very cool. Also that the original version by Natalya was disassembled so I think this cool tank should countinue to exist in real bricks.
This tank is also featured in Rayhawk's painting "Four-Rums" http://brikwars.com/wiki/images/7/75/Fo ... terbox.jpg which is also a masterpiece.

I started building in the afternoon as soon as I received my package containing an BL order I made for the necessary parts. (There are also unrelated parts like torsos, plates etc on the table which came with the same BL order) As the building progress I also used many parts from my existing collection as well. I used tan color pins for the treads instead of blue ones for example.
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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Duerer » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:48 am

:man: That looks sick! Well done, m8 :tiger:
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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by The Shadowscythe » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:45 am

Hot dayum.

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Colette » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:52 pm

This is awesome.

I always thought Natalya should have found a way to keep at least one of her old, smaller tanks.
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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Whiteagle » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:49 pm

I am elated by your awesomeness, but intrigued by those little boxes of Lego in the first picture...

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Valiant » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:23 pm

Nice work mate!
Mine's an inch longer :D

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Natalya » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:15 am

Holy shit Kaplan nice job. The Mars is actually my favourite tank. The Vanquisher ushered in the Super Tank era on the BW Forums, but the Mars was much more useful IMO. I really miss it.
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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Natalya » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:25 am

Oh Man Kaplan, want to do the inside too? I found something you might like to see:

http://brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1598
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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Kaplan » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:08 am

Thanks folks. Mars the MBT will hit the battlegrounds again.
Natalya wrote:Holy shit Kaplan nice job. The Mars is actually my favourite tank. The Vanquisher ushered in the Super Tank era on the BW Forums, but the Mars was much more useful IMO. I really miss it.
I'm happy that you, as the creator of Mars, liked my version of the Mars MBT. Mars is my favourite too.
Natalya wrote:Oh Man Kaplan, want to do the inside too? I found something you might like to see:
http://brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1598
I really liked to see the interior. I checked out the armoury and battle sections but not the bricks section for my research prior building. I will give it a shot to rebuild the hull itself to match the original interior style when I have time.

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Kaplan » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:43 am

I photographed ASE MBT Mars and M-Throne MBT Invicta side by side. As you can see ASE MBT battletank is much more massive than the M-Throne MBT.
(And Yes! I built a gray version of the M-Throne Invicta Tank! :D )

Mars is larger and has probably heavier armor and also equipped with side armors as well however Invicta armed with considerable more weapons including anti-air missile racks and double barrel main gun which has a shorter barrel than the Mars main guns.

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Kommander Ken » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:03 am

Kaplan, you never cease to amaze us.

Did you rebuild Natalya's tank all by guesstimatimg? Because that thing looks totally spot-on.

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Kaplan » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:46 pm

Kommander Ken wrote:Kaplan, you never cease to amaze us.

Did you rebuild Natalya's tank all by guesstimatimg? Because that thing looks totally spot-on.
Yes I built the tank only by looking to the photos from battle reports that Natalya has shared. :) I havent seen the original interior prior building therefore the interior is not the same with the original (yet). I'm happy that you liked this topic. More of this type of topics will come soon.

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Whiteagle » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:15 pm

Kaplan, now if you buy a AAT, you shall forever earn the title of PANZER-OH; The King of Tanks!

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by stubby » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:15 pm

Whiteagle wrote:Kaplan, now if you buy a AAT, you shall forever earn the title of PANZER-OH; The King of Tanks!
I think he's already got that title nailed down with the Hyperion.

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Re: ASE Mars - Main Battle Tank

Post by Whiteagle » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:55 am

stubby wrote:
Whiteagle wrote:Kaplan, now if you buy a AAT, you shall forever earn the title of PANZER-OH; The King of Tanks!
I think he's already got that title nailed down with the Hyperion.
Yes I know, I just want to see the AAT get more love...

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