Colomor Pocket

This is Grant´s vision of a WW2 skirmish… And a really ravishing one! I like it!

“They are too many of them. I can see their boot and the ringing tracks on the Tigers. Me and my team are hiding out in a basement of a bombed-out inn. We weren’t expecting this when we landed. Quiet! I hear them coming down the stairs….”-Zebulon Vance Saunders

It has its own story… I highy recommend a visit to Grant´s Gallery.

I hope you liked it!

Lego QF 6 pounder

I am proud to present you the World War Two British Artillery QF 6 Pounder (Formally, Ordnance Quick Firing 6 Pounder)

“The Ordnance Quick-Firing 6-pounder 7 cwt, or just 6 pounder, was a British 57 mm gun, their primary anti-tank gun during the middle of World War II, as well as the main armament for a number of armoured fighting vehicles. It was first used in North Africa in April 1942, and quickly replaced the 2 pounderin the anti-tank role, allowing the 25 pounder to revert to its intended artillery role. The United States Army also adopted the 6 pdr as their primary anti-tank gun under the designation 57 mm Gun M1.”

The story of the creation of this MOC begins long ago. At Christmas, in my free time, I was doing several different vehicles designs of the World War II. Some came out, some not, but I generally did not want to recreate them. My main objective was to finish the M4A3 Lego Sherman.

Once the parts arrived and I had built the Sherman, I realised that with the leftover pieces and some of my other pieces it could be possible to recreate this model that I had already designed! What happy I was!

The Lego QF 6 Pounder consists of about 100 pieces, not counting the Willys Jeep that carries it, of course.

The soldiers are the minifigures of the rebels of Endor, the Lego Star Wars line. They are very useful to resemble allied soldiers of the 40s, and they are a lot cheaper than the custom minifigures that some shops sell … With one of the custom shops minifigures, I can buy six of these.

Logically the legs of the artillery can move from side to side. They can conect to the jeep to.

As final considerations I would like to acknowledge the work that Stijn Oom and Antonio Bellon do on FlickR. They are great inspirers. You can check his galleries here and here.

You may download the instructions (LDD file format .lxf) right here below. I hope you liked it!

Instructions here.

Lego M4A3 Sherman Instructions!

Hi all again!

 

The Lego M4A3 Sherman that we, YiharuaBlog, made some days ago has instructions (In LDD format .lxf). You can download them right now by clicking this link. I hope you like it!

Please note that if you recreate this Lego Sherman M4A3 I would love to be given some credits. One year of hard work require them! 😀

Lego M4 A3 Sherman

“The M4 Sherman, formally Medium Tank, M4, was the primary tank produced by the United States during World War II. Total production Sherman M4 exceeded 50,000 units and its chassis served as the basis for other designs, such as tank destroyers, recovery vehicles and self-propelled artillery. In the United Kingdom, the M4 were called “Sherman” becouse of the General W. Tecumseh Sherman. Later, the name started being used in the United States.”

I had two primary goals while redesigning my old M4 Sherman. I basically wanted this:

-Reduce the size to resemble the real scale.
-Keep the design of the entire hull. Redesigning the front and the tower.
-Increase gameplay. (I have child soul :D)

Although these were the main objectives, I also wanted to remake the suspension system, which I didn´t like, and build a detailed interior. Fortunately I was able to meet all my goals, including redoing the interior. Furthermore, it increases a lot the gameplay. You will see thorugh the post.

Lets start.

FRONTAL:

The front view shows that the sides and bottom of the front hull have maintained their style, with several curved slopes and lights. However, the front where the machine gun is has been modified so that it had the proper tilt, as the real M4 Sherman.

And we have another detail. There are chains in the front, as in many real tanks.

SIDE:

The side also keeps the look of the first version of my creation, as well as the Sherman, but there are a number of changes and improvements. We will not consider the turret, which is going to be seen later.

As we can see, the hull is the same, with a little change; there are two tiles on it. I just wanted the Sherman to look like the original, again.

The second noticeable change are the front wheels. While the original Sherman used 24 tooth gears, the new ones have 16 tooth.

I also change the suspension, reducing its size and adding those tires that seemed very appropriate. Size reduction has led me to save about 50 chains. The length was reduced from 24 to 21 and a half studs.

REAR:

On the back the most recognizable change is the size. The width of the new model is 10 studs, much more acceptable than the previous 12 studs. And better scaled.

The rest remains the same, except the central panel that protects the engine, which has been made ​​studless, and tiles have been put in that place. Even the rear hatch is the same.

TURRET:

The turret suffered a clean slate. . It was completely redesigned. Based on several network designs (See Bibliography at the end) and with a few more details, I got it to be more rounded. It was hard work, because the size was smaller than in the previous version.

Of course, the tower can be drawn from the tank. The gunner of the tower can be removed and is suited in very easily, and the gate closes or opens with the same simplicity.

It is completely built with the Studless technique. It was the easiest way to detail a small part. Here you can see the technique.

Even the barrel is SNOT.

I have to forgive me, I placed a yellow piece.

I’m very proud of how the new turret is. It is much more similar to the original Sherman turret.

Finally, and of course, the turret can go up and down.

INTERIOR DETAILS:

The Sherman that has been designed gave me the possibility to add interior details. It was not in the original plan, but I saw that it was possible and I asked myself wether or not to include. The result has been positive.

Everything starts by removing four pieces. They are very easy to remove, they are the top of the tank. Two slopes and two tiles.

Then you remove a bunch of bricks. All together.

And voila, we get inside. This includes a seat for the driver, some control pads, an armrest that can serve to hold a gun, and some cannon balls.

And this is my Lego M4 A3 Sherman. 😀

A final photo.

Thank you for reading this huge article. Of course, it is a YiharauBlog MOC. 😉

Oh! And the video:

SdKfz 1/6 from PanzerBricks

Legotron, admin of the famous SWW Blog PanzerBricks has posted his laste creation, a Lego SdKfz 1/6:

His sceneries are just wonderful. I really reccomend you to check his webpage for full info.

The Lego Moc gas 374 pieces and can transport a great group of minifigs. It is well recreated.

You can check his webpage here!

Lego P-61 Widow ariplane

P-61 'Black Widow' diorama (1)

This diorama, which was made by Ralph S (Mad Physicist) has really impressed me. It is holded in a 48×48 Lego baseplate, and represents a scene where some vehicles prepare a P-61 “Black Widow” to take off.P-61 'Black Widow' diorama (2)

This famous plane took part in the WW2, and was one of the most important for American forces. It was the first aircraft with the capability of carrying a radar system on it, giving precious advantage to Allied forces.

P-61 'Black Widow' diorama, v.2 (2)I hope you liked the article and the diorama! You can search for more photos about this plane at this gallery.

Have a nice Tuesday!

Peleliu battle, in Lego by Daniel Siskind

Peleliu Display 31

“Brickmania display at Brickfair NE. Can you spot the new BrickArms’ Japanese prototype weapons?”

Peleliu Display 33

How much money is put into the 1×1 round plates that cover the see? Wow!

Peleliu Display 34

The ability of Brickmania to make big and wonderful displays is admirable.

You can find more here.

Unique Lego M24 Chaffee

Daniel Siskind, the brickmania main designer, is the author of this Lego Tank MOC. I must admitt that he has done it quite well…

Green M24 Chaffee
We have to mention that there is a very limited variety of Lego green pieces out there, but he has done it with such small stock…

The green Lego Toy Story soldiers will be happy :D.

Lego Dodge WC54 Ambulance

I have always wanted to do one of this, and i have some ldd projects on my computer, but Daniel Siskind has made it faster than me!

WC54 Ambulance - 1

And it looks nice. The decal of the backdoor is something neccesary, as we couldnt do it with standard lego pieces.

WC54 Ambulance - 2

It has plenty of details. You will see.

WC54 Ambulance - 3

Isnt it nice? It will probably be a brickmania set this year. Hoping the price is not so high! :E

The Lego Walking Pillbox

Isn´t it outstanding?

Walking Pillbox - 01

I must say legohaulic is one of the greatest lego Mocers…

Walking Pillbox - 02You can view more photos here.

 

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