After a long wait which was down to the process of making a new mold, Arealight have just released six new helmets. They are the Trooper helmet, Combat helmet, Comm helmet, Pilot helmet, Hunter helmet, and Merc helmet. As well as being available in white so you can paint your own details on them, they are also available in a range of colours including Blue, Dark Gray, and Black.
The Merc helmet features quite a bit of detail including an antenna which is molded onto the helmet, and the breather part of the face is also detailed quite well and would look great for those Old Republic Mercenaries.
The Combat helmet is based off the trooper helmet from the Old Republic Trailer. The helmet has a great design and really does look fantastic.
These will be available online soon from your official Arealight reseller.
BrickArms are taking LEGO compatible weapon making to the next level by overmolding the stock and handle in different colours. This StG44 looks amazing, however the process of making these is very time consuming to produce, with a defect rate higher than normal.
The mould is designed so that two colours can be injected one after the other. The plastic shrinks, so the entire gun would not fit into the second cavity. So you only include enough detail to “register” the gun to inject the grip and butt stock around. Since nothing is overmolded on the front of the gun, there is no need to cut a detailed cavity for it to sit into. This process saves lots of machine time.
Ever wondered how the soldiers evolved through history, well these excellent custom minifigures using official LEGO parts show the timeline for both the USA and England.
Here we see the LEGO English Soldier Timeline from the Normans, the Seven Years War, the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, World War I and World War II to the modern military soldier.
Here we see the LEGO American Soldier Timeline from the Red Indians, Continental Army, American Civil War, World War I and World War II, Vietnam and the modern military soldier which features the excellent Desert Strike Force Minifigure by eclipseGrafx.
Richard(R.Goff1) is well known for creating amazing sculpted custom minifigures, so we were really excited when he announced he would have a go and creating some custom guns by modifying existing ones.
This PKM Weapon is a heavily modded from BrickArms Combat LMG then painted to give it a worn used look. The added shoulder strap is a nice touch.
This PKP Pecheneg Weapon is our favourite of the two and modelled from the CombatBrick Combat LMG, and once again excellently painted to give it that used look.
This APRA(Arabian Peninsula Royal Army) Scuba Operative Custom Minifigure is put together really well with some very nice combinations including the torso and legs. The eclipseGrafx Breacher head works well with the classic space helmet, and the breathing apparatus and flippers look great.
Finally no military minifigure can leave on a mission without a BrickArms weapon.