Builds

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SH-60F Ocean Hawk Rework

By on November 17, 2017

George Lucas once said many of his films were never finished. From his perspective as a director/screenwriter, they were developed to the point where he had run out of time alotted and mercilessly abandoned. While I realize I will never possess the vision of George, I think I understand what he was talking about as I explore my own life’s work. Due to the sheer number of projects I’ve taken on over the years, it’s an unavoidable reality that many of my 3d projects are developed to a point where I feel I need to make an executive decision to stop the process and move on to the next subject. If I didn’t accept and act upon that realization, I know the result would be my being stuck on one model subject, super-detailing it to death, and getting absolutely nothing else done for the span of many months. While it […]

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LAV-AT USMC Desert Build

By on November 7, 2017

In an effort to fill out the LAV Piranha series of 3d models, here’s the build history on the new LAV-AT USMC desert variant. The “AT” variant is an Anti-Tank TOW missile equipped Piranha. Military.com states, “…The LAV-AT anti-tank missile carrier is a mobile system is capable of defeating main battle tanks and fixed fortifications…” After a bit of research, the subject I chose for this project was from the 1st Light Armor Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, United States Marine Corps (USMC) dubbed “Hammer of Gods” from Operation Desert Storm, 1991. Markings are Desert Sand (Federal Standard #33531) which was a new look for US armor at the time of Desert Storm. All LAVs were, at that time, painted in 3 color NATO camouflage primarily meant for deployment in a much “greener” Europe. Since I’ve already built an LAV-AT in NATO 3-color camouflage, I used that geometry as a base from which to […]