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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Little Things.

   I was working on a hidden UAV base a few days ago that I scrapped about a third of the way through. I'd bitten off more than I could chew so I left it. I did save the UAV and a bit of the cliffside that I'm showing here. 
The bit of cliff. Yes, the rat can fit down the tunnel though it gets stuck at the bottom. I really like this for it's clean lines and simple but cool look.

The unsightly back.

The UAV loaded with chem rounds. Wasn't too difficult.

It even comes with folding landing gear.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

100th Post!

   This post will be listing my top ten builds I've posted on my blog. A lot of reading ahead so be ready. I'll be doing these roughly in chronological order.

This was the third or fourth incarnation of one of my favorite builds. When I first built this about 2 or 3 years ago I can say that it was the first build I'd actually felt really proud about.
My first good vehicle! This was a post apoc APC that was too small for a minifig to fit in. However it still represented a huge leap forward in my lego building skills and inspired me to build more cars.
Another vehicle! This one even better! Let me tell you that I would never have built this if I didn't think it would have turned out good. Too many fail Warthogs out there. But I think this turned out much better than 99% of the lego Warthogs online.
What can I say about this. This is one of my more awesome looking creations because it's so thin and clean and sleek. I think I went a bit overboard on that bent nose though.
To be honest I usually hate building anything out of lego especially buildings but this was different. I enjoyed the build process immensely and the end result looks great. So this is one of my more favourite builds in this post.
If I had to pick a favourite build out of these top ten I think this would be it. This beautiful beast went through modification after modification before it became this. Overall it's one of my most realistic builds. With a full minifig scale interior (minus driver's seat) it's very true to the real thing.
This is definitely my biggest build at just over 100 studs long (incuding the exhaust cone). While not my prettiest build it deserves a spot for it's awe inspiring immensity, at least among my other creations. It also has a full interior.
One of only two builds from this post that are still set up (the other being my Warthog) this dropship is probably the most detailed vehicle I have ever done. A few days ago I put two jet engines on the back as well.
This is the creation that started me building buildings again. It's quite simplistic and small but I like it since it's clean and neat.
And last but certainly not least, my biggest building build to date, my suburban town! I still can't believe the detail I was able to put in especially in the two apartments. Also how I was able to put good roofs on all the buildings.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Assault Mech

   This started as a scout mech 2.0 then morphed into a enclosed cockpit AT-RT and then turned into this. Since almost all my mechs turn out super fragile I reinforced this wherever possible.

It's nowhere near as fast as the Scout mech but way more durable.

Looking brutal in a side shot.

You pretty much pour the minifig into the cockpit.
View of the back.

I bulked up the legs as much as possible.

The right arm has two mounted miniguns.

The left arm has a powerful fist to smash through barriers. It is also an electromagnet to lift metal rubble out of the way.

Monday, 18 January 2016


   So I spent about 4 or 5 hours on this and I think it has some of my best building work.
I whipped up a small scene to showcase it, what's happening is a bunch of townspeople are being executed because the Coalition heard of an insurrection being planned in this area.

Why don't they just mow them down with the machinegun you ask? Because that would be a massacre. Giving them all one shot to the back of the head is an "execution".
Two guys clearing a house.
And a guy getting ready to bug out.

Now on to the build. I'll be doing this in the order of how I built it. To start off we have a modest downstairs apartment. It has a bed, computer and kitchenette. There's also more past the bed but I didn't build that.
The upstairs apartment. No bed in this one. It's in the back.

Coat rack, bench and computer.
That light fixture was my brothers idea.

On to the big house. This is the living room. It has a picture window behind the couch.
Different kind of coat rack, sink and stove.

The upstairs hall. I couldn't get a pic of the left room since the roof on this one is the only one that's hard to get off.

But there is this room with a very big bed. There's more to this house too, I just couldn't build it.

And the exterior.

And the last building of all. A very old fashioned church.
All in all this was a extremely satisfying build and I enjoyed every bit of it. I took inspiration from a 60s TV show called Combat! and a lego film I once saw. 

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Army Outpost

   I was never actually planning to put this up since I sort of slapped it together but I decided to since I have nothing else to do. The reason I built it was because I got 4 more of those cavalry soldiers last year so I wanted to make a base for them all.

The inner courtyard.

The cannon. If the enemy can destroy that they can just hop in.

The large watchtower.

The stables underneath the battlements. Those battlements were originally going to be covered over as a sort of barracks but I ran out of brown plates.

The sparsely furnished captains cabin. As I said I slapped this one together. 

And this is the total number of Indians I have. A motley crew if there ever was one.

And my little Heavy Canon from AoE III in Limber mode and...

in Bombard mode.