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Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Rat Patrol

     A few years when I was 10 or 11 and still in my WWII craze my mom brought to my attention a television series on Netflix called The Rat Patrol. It's not there anymore (Netflix has a way of taking things down) but while they were there it was an obsession. Imagine a bunch of mini war films and a 10 year old who's obsessed with WWII and that's pretty much how it was. It cooled down about the time I got into Legos but it was still there enough so that when I built that jeep I thought, "this would make a great rat patrol jeep". And so yesterday I built a second one, made up some minifigs, and here you go.
                                                                THE RAT PATROL

Sgt. Sam Troy a.k.a. Sarge

A tough no-nonsense kind of guy he is the team commander. Although smart enough to become an officer he declines the offer preferring to be able to remain in combat. Completely insensitive to anyone's feelings but his own he is not my favorite character.                                                                                                                                                                                    

Sgt. Jack Moffat 

A cheery British Sergeant, Moffat is the smart guy  on the team. He has college degrees in "odds and ends" as he puts and his knowledge of the desert enables him to get the team out of several hot spots. He has the dry humor of a Brit which is odd since he is the one who get's captured and tortured the most. I guess the script writers had something against the British.                                                                                                                                                                                

Pvt. Mark Hitchock a.k.a. Hitch

A real ladies man Hitch is the kind of kid who grew up in a 50 room mansion in the Beverly Hills.  He is nevertheless a good driver and Troy's closest friend and ally.                                                                                                                                
Pvt.  Tully Pettigrew
Once you get past the tough guy cliches of not talking much and firing big guns Tully is one of the most awesome things about this entire television show. He is deliciously random and says the most inane things at inappropriate times. He is also a extremely good driver having acquired his skills while moonshining in the south.                                                 

Capt.  Hans Dietrich 

The best thing about the entire show is Dietrich. His apparent invulnerability, cunning plans and calm demeanor even when captured makes him a villain on par with Ratigan And the Red Skull. Seen with him are two of his men who will more likely than not end up bleeding their guts into the sand while their vehicle burns behind them and Dietrich watches from a hill. (I'm not kidding that's how 95% of the episodes end up.                                                                                                      
     Overall the Rat Patrol is an awesome but underrated TV series that is well worth your time. I had a lot of fun writing this post and I hope you had fun reading it.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

WWII jeeps

     This jeep was made a few months ago after I made a WWII armored car (which I will be showcasing later). The odd construction (five studs instead of four or six) was difficult to pull off but I believe it makes it look more realistic. The machine gun is about version 6 or 7 Since I'm never happy with what I do.

Monday, 28 July 2014


      The Special Circumstances Direct Response Unit is a top commando force trained and fielded by the United States ad Canada. These specialized units are the elite of both nations military, and are a very closely guarded secret. Utilized during Hawaii's rebellion and Montreal's abdication these units quickly distinguished themselves as the best of the best. Here are all the known units and their roles.
These are the commanders. They wear heavy body armor
and carry a type 55 carbine for personal defense.  Highly
trained they make the perfect soldier                                      

These are the heavy support soldiers. They wield MK II
flamethrowers. These flamethrowers fire a mix of napalm
and gasoline that is kept in a highly pressurized container.
When the trigger is pulled it opens a valve in the tank which
allows the fuel to shoot through the hose at high speed.  
As it passes the nozzle a spark plug zaps it igniting the fuel.
    The flames then shoot out up to 150 feet.This weapon is  
highly dangerous and the operator needs several months
of training before he is able to use it.                                    

These are the scouts. They where lighter body armor than the
commanders and carry a lighter SMG.                                           

These are the medium support units. They wield a modified mini
gun which can fire at 6000 rounds a minute. A small cell of liquid
oxygen keeps the gun from overheating but sustained fire for several
minutes will still overheat the mechanism.                                        

This light speeder is used by the scouts to recon enemy territory.

The DAP (direct action penetrator) is the SCDRU's main dropship.
It can hold up to six troops, is heavily armored and can fly at
speeds of 200 mph.                                                                           

The two hellbringer missiles have a large enough blast radius
 to clear out a sizable dropzone.                                                      

Friday, 25 July 2014

Bounty hunters, speeders and guns

A little less than a year ago I quit my blog. I never made a conscious decision to do so it just happened. But  two or three days ago I decided to restart it. I believe my skill level has increased considerably since I quit but I have nothing fantastic enough for a come-back post so I'm going to give you several small builds that I've made in the past month.
          Bounty hunter. I made the guy first and the speeder later. The gun
     I made just yesterday. Before that he had had a sort of minigun.

His gun. I based it off the bruteshot.

His speeder. I really like how this turned out.
The main body is a bionicle foot

    This is not the minigun I was talking about earlier. I made this after watching
the lego movie and seeing that robot womans minigun.

This is my grunt the only thing I'm not happy with is the head.

This hardsuit fits a microfig. I also made a grey version.

A rogue robot/bounty hunter/post-apocalyptic marauder. Enough said.