Alright so before we get started, the pictures didnt load properly, so they arent as big. To see the pictures best, you gotta click on them. Sorry for the inconvenience.
About this creation
A head on view. Pretty beast looking, eh?
A side profile, pretty self explanatory.
From behind. I love the back of the turret.
The turret, by far the toughest part of the tank. It is a weeee bit on the tall side, but thats because it actually fits soldiers. I almost see it as lazy to say "heres my minifig scale tank" and not have minifigs be able to fit inside. Youll see proof of this in the next shot. But lets go over the turret-mounted weapons. First off, we have the 80 mm cannon. It is loaded entirely by a loading mechanism, which is one less crew member as well. It also has 4 double-whammy armor piercing tank rockets (actually borrowed from Belkan weapons factories.) It also has an eight-barreled grenade launcher, which can carry various types of grenades. It has a 3,00 rpm minigun, which the gun-runner operates. It also has external communications arrays, and netting for use by infantry. Now lets open her up.
This is the turret all opened up. And theres our driver! Doesnt he look all nice and comfy? Well this is why the turret looks big. But as soon as I started I knew it had to fit a minifig. So there he is.
Now heres the other side. The non turret mounted weapons include two medium range SAM's, four smoke grenades, a mount for external weapons storage, and a battering ram. It also has the headlights, and two cameras. There is also an infrared sensor on the turret.
In the back you can see the engine exhaust ports, and under-belly cargo storage, and engine access for repairs.
the turret has up to 89 degree turn to both sides, as shown in this final shot.
Fourth Wallular Commentaries! This was a super fun build. The turret took forever, the rest was a breeze. So this is the main battle tank for the AOE now. I hope you guys enjoyed it.
Love it! It's perfect in every way. And just because the turret looks like that, doesn't take away from the creation. It actually adds to it; gives it a unique AOE look. And hey, if people say its blocky, then maybe that's what makes the AOE its own, unique, nation. Our own look... Great job as always!
I like the body a lot. Maybe the turret could use some work though. Its just that its a bit far back, and could be longer, and more roundish. The turret looks more like a wwii tank destroyer gun that a battle tank gun. I love everything else about this though. The body is perfectly shaped. Its still very good for a build, and a lot better than some other tanks. It still has amazing detail, but because of the turret it seems blocky.