Hoang Dang presented a set of medieval war machines form which I would like to highlight this functional trebuchet that uses a real counter weight and mechanism.
Posts Tagged ‘Army’
Today’s post focus on the Battle of Gettysburg that was fought in July 1–3, 1863, during the American Civil War, which happen to be the 150th anniversary. The battle between Union and Confederate forces, involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war’s turning point.
Eric Schmidt‘s MOC captured this historical moment of the third day of battle. The diorama depicts the fighting at “The Bloody Angle” within the assault known to history as “Pickett’s Charge.”
Check more pictures at Eric’s gallery.
Do you remember the post about WWII MOCs from Brincka 2013 and the great work of Luís Pedro?
Now he surprised us with a new version of his Sherman motorized with Power Functions.
MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!!!
Since 2008 I didn’t show up at an exhibition like Brincka 2013 and was a nice surprise to found a set of historical MOCs from WWII of high quality, specially after knowing that most of them were built by a TFOL with 15 years old!
The landing craft carrying the troops towards the beach is a classical scene, specially since the success of “Saving Private Ryan” movie. The above picture is my attempt to capture the emotion of that stressful moment! The MOC, however, is authored by Nuno Taborda and is a perfect replica of the Normandy’s landing crafts.
The infantry is well supported by an amazing army of vehicles and artillery built by Luís Pedro, the TFOL I mention earlier. Starting with this gorgeous Light M5 Stuart, Luís presented 25 highly detailed vehicles, including tanks, trucks, medical transport and cannons.
The soft top of the trucks were one of my favorite details. Luís get those from a vacuum cleaner bag. Great idea, I must say!
And finally, an overlook picture of the battalion:
It’s with great pleasure and satisfaction that I come to announce that History Bricks has a new author. Sérgio Antunes agreed to participate, and I have no doubt that his skills as an historian and his past as AFOL will be of great value in the growth and promotion of the blog.
Welcome to History Bricks, Sérgio. I look forward to read your posts
I came across this wonderful layout of a world war II battle in Normandy, made by Lugpol members Pit Mrutek Rasch Glaz Pimpur dmac Borys Misiek Axel Nexus 7 Matix Szarik Kris Kelvin and many other water helpers.
The amount of detail is incredibly vast that is difficult to enumerate and where to start. I will mention just a few details that caught my attention: the notion of movement in the water, the explosions, the detail of the studless vehicles and mainly the many scenes with minifigs that give life to this scenario.
Check more pictures at Brickshelf.
This Siege Tower built by Knight Eklund is a very interesting entry for the CCC IX Siege Weapon. The archers tower are in fact my favorite detail about the whole construction.