Thursday, March 24, 2016

MOC: Technic B-25 Mitchell

Hello everyone,

Well it's been over a year since I last posted here however I've finally finished my B-25 I've been working on for just over a year and a half. It's had several major rebuilds of certain sections since the WIP topic I posted but It's finally at a point where I can call it finished and start on something else.
Some basic info first, It's wingspan is roughly 3ft (around 92cm), Fuselage length is about 2ft 6in (around 76cm), It has a XL motor for each engine. so that makes two, It has two M motors powering the landing gear and it also has working flaps, ailerons, rudders and elevators (All controlled though the control column and gear wheel in the cockpit.). The top turret can rotate 360 degrees as well. As you may notice in the pictures below I ended up not being able to fit the battery box into the actual model as there just wasn't enough room for it, As it turned out though it came in handy as one of the annoying flaws with this model is it won't actually sit on it's landing gear, It just falls backwards so the battery box was just the right hight to prop it up. I spent a long time thinking about the problem but couldn't come up with a solution for this particular model so it's just something I'll have to keep in mind for future aircraft with tricycle landing gear. Anyway, on with the pictures.

More pictures can be found on Brickshelf:

And on Google Photos:

Finally a Video of it:

Thanks for reading and hopefully the next LEGO MOC will come a little quicker than this one did. ;)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The LEGO plan for 2015.

With it being the end of 2014 and tomorrow being 2015 I thought I'd talk about what I plan on doing next year so you all have an idea of what to expect on both of my blogs. This post is mainly going to be about my LEGO blog and I will do another post on my main blog talking about what I'm going to be doing over on that one as well.

As you may know I'm still in the process of building the B-25 that I started this year so that will be the main focus of the beginning of 2015 and hopefully I can get it finished in the first month or two. I will also be working on my Nebulon B Frigate on and off throughout next year but hopefully I can also get that finished first half of next year.

On to future projects the first MOC I plan on building after I finish my B-25 will be a Trophy Truck style vehicle that will be fully motorised and have all the usual functions on these sorts of vehicles. After that which shouldn't take to long (Hopefully...) I will be back building another aircraft. I haven't quite decided yet as to which particular aircraft to make but the two top candidates at the moment are either a P-47 Thunderbolt or a Tempest MKII.

One other small thing to mention is I do plan on adding more MOCs to the BrickLink MOC shop next year as well although I do need to actually come up with some ideas first but that's the plan at least.

Thats everything I have planned at the moment as the aircraft will probably be rather large and I may have to buy more pieces so that could slow progress down. On that subject I've been thinking about this for a while now and as you all may know one of the big reasons why it takes me so long to make these LEGO MOCs is that I find it difficult to afford the pieces to build them so if any of you would like to support me in the form of a donation then please do get in touch with me as it would help me out a lot. Anything would be very much appreciated and would help me build these MOCs faster and better.

I think that's everything I wanted to talk about so thanks for reading and have a happy New Year.

Thanks again. :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

MOC: Nebulon-B Frigate in LDD WIP part 11

Just a quick update today as I haven't managed to work on it much this week. I've just been adding a few more details here and there around the model.

LDD screenshot.

Pov-ray render.

Monday, November 10, 2014

MOC: Nebulon-B Frigate in LDD WIP part 10

Been working on the Nebulon B Frigate over the weekend so here what I've got done.

I've added some more colour to parts of it and I've also added a few small details here and there as well. What do you think?

LDD Screenshot.

Pov-ray render.

Monday, November 3, 2014

MOC: Nebulon-B Frigate in LDD WIP part 9

Just a quick update today. I've been working on the colours a bit since the last update as well as a few smaller details here and there. I've changed the plates where the red line is to be a bit smoother and I've also added a bit of colour to certain places as well.

The LDD screenshot.

The Pov-ray render.

Friday, October 31, 2014

MOC: Technic B-25 Mitchell WIP Part 13

As I haven't posted pictures of the actual model for a while I thought I'd do just that and show you what it's looking like now. I've built a possible design for the tail turrets canopy but I'm not 100% sure on how it looks at the moment but it's a start at least.

And a picture of the overall progress I've made with it.

Monday, October 27, 2014

MOC: Technic B-25 Mitchell WIP Part 12

I've been working on the engine design a bit more over the past few days and something I noticed was that the design I made before had 8 cylinders however the actual radial engine in the B-25 is a 14 cylinder twin row radial engine so there should actually be 7 cylinders at the front. I had to think about it for a while but I've come up with a possible design for 7 cylinders. I'm thinking this is going to be more or less the final design for the engines as I've got the look somewhere around where I want it and it lets the axle spin freely. What do you all think?