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The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

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The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by Tac on Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:17 pm



Backstory:

November 27th, 1943. The alien fleet has begun it's path of destruction. The fleet has been stationed over Mexico for the past 5 years, sending out huge dropships to the towns and cities. Mexico was destroyed in the first week of the war, every man woman and child was infected and turned into black skeleton-like aliens. The fleet was moving north, moving for the first time in the 5 years of war. If they weren't stopped America would fall. Texas, New Mexico and Arizona are crucial to our counter attack. New Mexico was gassed, Texas hosted a 2 year battle before falling and Arizona was bombed a year ago. Arizona, although bombed, was still inhabitable. Small conflicts raged across the state as the alien ground troops advanced. Today is the day we fight back. At the very bottom of the Arizona desert were two German outposts, LJ-42 and LJ-43. LJ-43 got hit by a plasma bomb, sending rubble everywhere. LJ-42 was subject to viscous attacks from the black beasts, and eventually failed. The Germans were killed and a AA gun was installed to destroy any of our helicopters reaching it. That was a year ago, it's now crawling with aliens and, if intel is right, Russians the alien scum has infected. We're weak, exhausted and tired, but we need to get it back. Our plan is rubbish, but it's the best we have. A small German force will be sent to sneak up and disable the AA gun. Once that's out the way I will lead my American soldiers and jeeps and begin the assault. The Germans will then send in a Kartoffelstampfer,, followed by the Chinese and their new hardsuits. Together we might just pull this thing off...

Notes:

I hate building dioramas. I struggle with anything over 2x2, so I'm surprised I'm still in one piece after building a 48x48. Scenes just aren't my thing. I like building minifigures or detailed grey vehicles that all look the same. That said, I've always wanted to do a big battle thingymabob. Everyone has been pestering me to build a Weird War II diorama and this contest was the inspiration I needed. I rounded up my troops, scrapped my 300 diorama and began building day and night. It's taken me about 50-60 hours to do this. Half was spent building/changing, a quarter was spent searching for a single frickin' piece and the last quarter was spent repairing it after the German Vertical Tank fell on top of everything. There's been ups and downs, but I think it's all been worth it.



More Pictures:




Anyone else like the dog decal on the helmet? :3



Inside the outpost.



The AA gun and the Germans.



CHARGE!!

(I apologize for the rubbish editing, this thing is huuuge!)


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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by Troopa Daisy on Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:42 pm

I really like that busted down building on the side and the turret on the rooftop. Nice work! Smile
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-47

Post by train 01 on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:08 pm

Awesome job Tac! I was wondering if we would see that German tank again. I like the AA gun on top of the building, too.
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by eclipsegrafx on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:37 pm

I thought Tac couldn't build scenes? Dude this looks nicer and nicer each time I see it.
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by Fithboy on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:53 pm

Hola Wow!
Why can't we just post smilies?
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by Jedi Joe on Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:51 pm

The ground lacks elevation, and it could use some detail. The building is plain, and the interior looks too "clean", especially seeing a skeleton in there.

Otherwise, though, it's amazing and I love the story behind it!
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by bl*c on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:00 pm

^ Have to agree with JJ about the inside, but I love the building on the other hand! Great job!
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by ^Ninja Trooper^ on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:22 pm

Yes, my agreement also lies with JJ on this one. But boy does this MOC have its shining points! It has the "Tac" written all over it. Simply amazing! Smile
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by Alpha Beta on Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:26 pm

Compared to the rest of the moc, the interior of the building is too plain. Wink Otherwise, the rest is amazing! Wow this thing looks
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by why on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:32 pm

bl*c wrote:^ Have to agree with JJ about the inside, but I love the building on the other hand! Great job!


Yes, I agree too.

You definitely need some details to the ground, maybe like "foxhole" type of areas, and some slight elevation. On the inside, nothing is there, and makes me feel like you only wanted to show details on vehicles and people. And, there are almost no aliens anywhere inside the building. Aren't they supposed to be taking this back from the aliens? Unless the people in there were with the aliens, but even that doesn't make sense...

Now for the pros! Razz

I got to say, you exterior greebs on the building FANTASTIC! I love how you made some studs coming out of the wall, to me it makes the whole building. Also, i do have to say your hard-suits are looking sexay. Wink Not to mention the other, smaller, almost gone building. Although it's lacking rubble inside, it still looks great.
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by Iceman792 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:46 am

Don't mess with Texas!
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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by Comrade Faie on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:29 am

While I ABHOR, ABHOR, weird war two I must LOVE, LOVE, this diorama.

The detail on the AA gun is painstakingly vivacious, yes it is just that. The German/Alien/Chinese are too gorram cool.

I comend you on an all around fabulous piece of tremendous, stupendous, prodigious, phenomenal, remarkable, exceptional; astounding, amazing, fantastic, breathtaking, staggering, unthinkable, unimaginable, incredible, unbelievable, unheard of, untold, undreamed of, beyond one's wildest dreams; informal mind-boggling, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, mythical, legendary, mythic, mythological, fabled, folkloric, fairy-tale; fictitious, imaginary, imagined, made up work. THIS IS WHAT DIOS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE!

I <3 Luke Lyons.

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Re: The Retaking of Outpost LJ-42

Post by SpIkEd Mace7 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:55 pm

This looks totally amazing!! This is probably one of the greatest mocs I ever seen in a while!
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