Customizers and Builders Guild
Welcome to the Customizers And Builders Guild Forums, remodeled from the Clone Army Builders Guild!
You are welcome to browse as a Guest, but we invite
you to take advantage of more abilities by registering
for our website, and applying to the Guild later on.

M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

View previous topic View next topic Go down

M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by PhiMa on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:57 pm

M3 Medium tank used by the British 7th Armored in Desert Camouflage during the North Africa Campaign. 6,258 were built during 1941 and 1942, weighing in at 27 tonnes and a crew of 6. The speciality of the Grant was the 75mm mounted in the hull (46 rounds) and the second gun, a 37mm mounted in the turret (178 rounds) as well as up to 4 Browning M1919s. It was powered by a Wright (Continental) R975 EC2.

Finally, it is finished. After atleast a good three months of building, modifying and collecting pieces it can join my collection of AFVs. The Model has numerous playability features, including 9 hatches, a rotating turret, two guns which can move up and down, a fully detailed engine and interior and moving tracks. This is probably my most expensive project to date due to the colour (Tan 24 tooth gears x4, 2x 2x4 left wedge plates, 1x1 plates with vertical clips (non-production) and several other rare pieces jacked up the price quite a bit.)

Big thanks to Ewokkers, who gave me helpful criticism, RumRunner for supplying several of the Tan pieces and the tracks, as well as designing the front (not completely accurate for this model-) slope and Brickmania for parts of the design.

So, I come to an end and say: Enjoy!

Front right view:


Front Left view:


Scale Comparison with Bren Gun Carrier and Rifleman:


Detailed interior and engine bay:


Side view with a total of 9 opening hatches:


Back view:


With crew:


And the crew in their designated hatches:


avatar
PhiMa
VIP Former Staff
VIP Former Staff

Age : 23
Location : A little east of boring and north of lame.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/phima/

Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by superstormtrooper on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:16 pm

Sweet this tank looks insane. but what's that lower cannon-looking thing
avatar
superstormtrooper
Non-Guild Member
Non-Guild Member

Age : 22
Location : Choking Lord Vader.


Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by Green Tee on Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:12 am

PhiMa, IMHO this is the greatest creation of yours I have ever seen. You greeble like no tomorrow, and pieces are used wisely as well as interestingly.

You sir, deserve a pat on the back.
avatar
Green Tee
Guild Member
Guild Member

Age : 20
Location : Ohio


http://www.flickr.com/photos/39281125@N02/

Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by Troopa Daisy on Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:09 am

Looks good. I like the use of the handlebars on the wheels area it makes it look more complete. Smile
avatar
Troopa Daisy
Halo Kitty
Halo Kitty

Age : 21
Location : Vancouver, BC Canada. GO CANUCKS GO!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43597477@N02/

Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by Rijulskywalker on Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:15 am

Troopa Daisy wrote:Looks good. I like the use of the handlebars on the wheels area it makes it look more complete. Smile
Yeah, NPU. I love the treads/tracks area as well as the seating. Great job!
avatar
Rijulskywalker
Guild Member
Guild Member

Location : In a galaxy far, far, away...


Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by Iceman792 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:06 am

I love it! Love I love the greebling, scale and attention to detail... But more than anything I love to see my your tan gears being used! Look out for a WIP pretty soon using those Wookies.
avatar
Iceman792
Guild Member
Guild Member

Age : 25
Location : Far away from you


http://www.flickr.com/photos/64828827@N04/

Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by pyro of the 19th on Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:31 am

Once again we have another 10/10 WWII MOC from PhiMa! I'm loving the sandy SNOT work! Wow this thing looks
avatar
pyro of the 19th
Non-Guild Member
Non-Guild Member

Age : 20
Location : An inner rim planet called Earth...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52972569@N05/

Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by PhiMa on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:29 pm

superstormtrooper wrote:Sweet this tank looks insane. but what's that lower cannon-looking thing

It's a gun. Razz If you'd read the description, you'd see I mentioned that the Grant had two guns - a 37mm in the turret and a 75mm in the hull.

Thanks everyone, I'm really pleased with this build Smile
avatar
PhiMa
VIP Former Staff
VIP Former Staff

Age : 23
Location : A little east of boring and north of lame.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/phima/

Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by Clonecommando007 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:41 am

Fantastic inside and out, simple as that. Historically acurate, smooth, a plastic modeler's dream. Honestly alot of your stuff when I come across it in my silent creeping I show to my dad (the WWII MOC's) because he is a model plane modeler. He is quite impressed with the caliber of the creations you make from the Lego medium!

Oh and also congrats on getting on TBB, I hit that up frequently and saw it on there.

________________________________________________________________
avatar
Clonecommando007
Kinda like a UFO
Kinda like a UFO

Location : Ohio


Back to top Go down

Re: M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" [WWII]

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum