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It’s a good weekend for tanks

Christmas is in the air, colored lights and holiday shoppers everywhere… It just makes me want to jump into a 60 ton tracked vehicle and go defend Poland. Forget nativity scenes; all I want for Christmas is a massive diorama of the North African Campaign.

Marin Stipkovic posts this beefy Eastern Bloc design, based on a 1948 prototype;

IS-7

From the same time period but opposite weight class, Intense Potato shares this teensy M3 Stuart;

The East comes roaring back with Nick’s slightly futurized T-90;

T-90

But he runs headlong into Alex Zelov‘s Somers-style Abrams;

Abrams Update

And finally, a blast from the past, Jeffrey Mille shares this adorably twee FT 17 from the Great War;

Not just another spaceship

I love this latest by Alexander Safarik (Malydinar), the inaccurately titled Just Another Spaceship. It’s a densely textured greeblefest, with more guns than your average side scrolling shoot-em-up. I particularly like the wide variety of colors; using bright splashes sparingly on an otherwise grey-and-white ship has a fantastic effect.

Just Another Spaceship

Alex has been churning out awesome spaceships lately; here are a couple more that we missed.

Project X

It’s nice seeing some conscious use of studs in a subgenre that’s been inclined toward smooth-hulled ships lately. While some aren’t fans of the ‘Lego-y’ look, it still has a nice effect when used deliberately.

BAC Speeder

You can never have too many Canadarms

Jason Corlett has just shared this beefy Overseer mech, featuring arms large and small for any industrial work you might need.

Overseer Assault Mech (No Head)

While I’m partial to the headless variant shown above, Jason has whipped up a number of different designs to show what the mech looks like with a wide variety of heads.

We got nukes, we got knives, we got sharp sticks

The Sulaco is one of my all-time favorite spaceship designs, a big brutalist box with pointy bits coming out the front, reflecting the aesthetics of the Marine’s pulse rifles without overdoing the similarity. It’s a classic design and has been done skillfully by various builders quite a few times over the years, but this latest by Shannon Ocean might be the best yet.

USS SULACO

Tom Rex, Space Dinosaur

Adam Dodge shows us that the meteor didn’t annihilate the dinosaurs, it carried them to the stars. This build combines two of my favorite things, to the utter delight of my inner eight year old. I’m looking forward to seeing the new possibilities for remixing dinosaurs with the Jurassic World sets.

Major Tom Rex