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Post by LazerBlade on Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:24 pm

On D Day, the allied forces used the Higgins Boat to get the soldiers to the beaches of Normandy. Many soldiers never made it.

My 7 year old brother helped out. And please excuse those figures. Embarassed

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Enjoy! Smile C&C Welcome!
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:00 pm

No. Please, no. Don't try to invent your own WWII stuff. The higgins boat is way too high and wide, and it didn't carry a Willys plus soldiers. I'm assuming it is a willys? Because it hardly looks like one.
You're a great builder when you make something you made up, but - I'm sorry to say this - you make horrible models where accuracy counts.
Size wise, this looks more like a LCV instead of a LCVP.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by Tac on Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:03 pm

See? This is why I hate WWII. You can make awesome creations, but if it's half a stud too wide people don't want to know.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:07 pm

Tac wrote:See? This is why I hate WWII. You can make awesome creations, but if it's half a stud too wide people don't want to know.

This is not about half a stud, go compare pictures with this and you see what I mean.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by LazerBlade on Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:10 pm

Waaa! I am going back to star wars! Doh!
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by PhiMa on Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:11 pm

Tac wrote:See? This is why I hate WWII. You can make awesome creations, but if it's half a stud too wide people don't want to know.

We're just perfectionists. If you're going to build WWII, do it right Wink Yes, I think these creations are lovely, yes I think they use great techniques, and yes, it's very nicely built.

But is it WWII? No. It's just the way it is. Sorry Lazer. Sad I remember when I started, I generally built from memory or other models I'd seen and modified little things that would've been nice or could've worked...but looked nothing like the real thing, i.e. my first Sherman Tank. Gotta keep on working on it until you get it exactly right. And I still don't have my Sherman Tank right, even though I'm on Model number 14 or so. Practice makes almost perfect, I suppose. Razz
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Post by LazerBlade on Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:14 pm

I am going to stick to SW. I guess I am not the one to build WWII. Roll Eyes
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Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:12 pm

LazerBlade wrote:I am going to stick to SW. I guess I am not the one to build WWII. Roll Eyes

Yup, as I said, you are a GREAT (really) imagination builder, but not a good accuracy builder.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by Gerrard on Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:53 pm

DP, there's no reason to call him horrible. This isn't a TERRIBLE model, but it could use a great deal of work. Keep trying Lazer. Wink
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by Zepher on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:06 pm

As someone who apprently doesn't know enough to judge it, I love it.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by -Aki- on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:21 pm

Despite it's apparent inaccuracy, it looks amazing. Just rework it a bit, and it could pass as a Near-Future Conflict vehicle.
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:40 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:You didn't make it akkerit so it sux.
A boat that carries a jeep and some dudes is better than a boat that just carries some dudes. I don't care about historical accuracy in LEGO models and I never will. As long as you don't have Winston Churchill battling Kaiser Wilhelm II atop a dragon encircling Stalin's antarctic fortress... you know what, forget what I was about to say, that would rock. And it would rock so much harder than Grey Vehicle #1138 (which is indistinguishable from Grey Vehicle #1 thru #10,000 because they're all accurate scale models).

Build whatever the hell you like, Lazer. The Higgins Boat, build-wise, is pretty good. True, it's not masterpiece - it's all a bit square and the interior is pretty rough - but it's nowhere near "horrible", as our resident anal fruit would have you believe. Just keep building the way you want to build, and maybe throw in Space General Patton for extra flavour.

Just imagine.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by Aerial Trooper Nitro on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:02 pm

I agree with Jinja on this one.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by bl*c on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:14 pm

LazerBlade wrote:I am going to stick to SW. I guess I am not the one to build WWII. Roll Eyes
Simple. WWIII! :-P

These are AMAZING builds, Lazer; even though their not accurate. I <3 that "army car!" Great job my friend! Smile
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by Rijulskywalker on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:28 pm

Lazer, you can build everything. Nobody ever picked up a few bricks and made a perfect, completely accurate model on their first try in a couple of days. DP and PhiMa have been working at their stuff for a while, and I'm sure if you keep up with this you'll eventually get accuracy down. Google reference pics of whatever you're building, use a ruler and protractor, and figure out your scale. You can do this Lazer, Keep up the good work. Wow this thing looks
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by LazerBlade on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:47 pm

Thanks guys. Wow this thing looks I think they where just jealous for some reason. Razz Yes I know how inaccurate this is. I did my best and I was lacking some "special" pieces. Roll Eyes And PhiMa and DP, I have only beee building WWII for 1 and a 1/2 weeks, so what do expect. Wink

LazerBlade from now on will stick to SW/Space. Consider yourself lucky if you see a WWII creation from me. Wink
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by Troopa Daisy on Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:39 pm

I like the flag, that's a pretty neat design. Smile
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by copperbricks on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:41 am

Nice flag, but I don't really like them. The jeep isn't accurate at all, and the Higgins is too high, and it should have bulges on the sides.
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AWESOME

Post by otiswolf on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:57 am

That is an awesome looking MOC. I wish that I could come up with a design like that.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by LazerBlade on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:17 am

Troopa Daisy wrote:I like the flag, that's a pretty neat design. Smile

Thanks Troopa. Your the best. Wink You know how to be nice even though everyone else is not. Roll Eyes Razz
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by bl*c on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:31 am

bl*c wrote:
LazerBlade wrote:I am going to stick to SW. I guess I am not the one to build WWII. Roll Eyes
Simple. WWIII! :-P

These are AMAZING builds, Lazer; even though their not accurate. I <3 that "army car!" Great job my friend! Smile

*Cough*

I beg to differ Lazer. ;P
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by Tac on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:17 am

Honestly Lazer, this is a great MOC! The folding door is awesome, so are the guns and car.
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by LazerBlade on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:13 pm

Thanks Tac. I knew you would like this creation. Razz Wink
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by PhiMa on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:01 pm

Hey, I was being nice! Razz I never doubted your skill or the awesome model, I love the way it's built and the techniques it incorporates, especially on the jeep...

...it's just not WWII. WWII Fantasy, if you will Wink
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Re: Higgins Boat (D Day)

Post by LazerBlade on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:04 pm

I thought I said WWII Fantasy. Doh! Well, off to build that Mother F***** PhiMa. Wink Razz
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