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:

Lego Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E

Lioco94, from Hispalug, has made a moc from the Second World War: The famous German Tiger.

3000 pieces, 300€ cost, pf motors, sensors and batteries, multiple details, huge size… This huge tank was one of the haviest at the second world war, fighting on the German side. Not so many of them were produced.

It is full of details. The front part has some tracks, and the rear part has realistic fuel cells.

You can see more pics of this glorious tank here. I hope you like it!

Nortebrick 2013March 23rd, 2012
The big day is here.