2007 Movie Deep Desert Brawl

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    Here are some pics I worked up on Sunday (hope to attach or as a reply ***just in, the photos are up so enjoy!***) that feature the 2007 Movie Deep Desert Brawl Leader Class (Giga Class or Super Vehicle) figure among some Ancient Egyptian ruins. The bio for this re-paint of the 2007 Movie Brawl Leader Class is that he has been hiding out in the desert, striking out at random at unsuspecting targets and basically being an annihilation machine.


    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/DDBrawlShoot005.jpg

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/DDBrawlShoot014.jpg


    Deep Desert Brawl (“DD Brawl” from here on out) is a wonderful model, so I bought two of them which are in the pictures. Other than the obvious size issues as well as moving from woodland camouflage to standard desert colors, there has also been some Tech Spec revisions as well between the Deluxe Class version and this one.


    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/DDBrawlShoot028.jpg

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/NewDDBrawlPics014.jpg


    The Deluxe Class has these Tech Specs & DD Brawl’s variations in [brackets]:
    Strength: 8/Exceptional [9/Superb]
    Intelligence: 3/Average
    Speed: 3/Average [4/Good]
    Endurance: 9/Superb [10/Superb]
    Rank: 5/Good
    Courage: 9/Superb
    Fireblast: 9/Superb [10/Superb]
    Skill: 3/Average

    What can plainly be seen from above is this, where the two differ DD Brawl has higher Stats. A nice twist with this figure is that his Tech Specs have more contours than 2007 Movie Megatron (all “10/Superbs” with a sprinkling of “9/Superbs”) which essentially presents a boring plateau.


    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/DDBrawlShoot030.jpg

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/DDBrawlShoot037.jpg


    A few other points: I saw this fan signature featuring Brawl that listed his armaments and it said he had two mortar (40mm, I believe). I’d like to weigh in on this: I am an active duty USMC infantry veteran who was an “0341 – Infantry Mortarman.” That’s one reason I like this model – I’ve touched M1A2 Abrams before and this is what color they were when I had that opportunity.

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/DDBrawlShoot040.jpg


    Secondly, there’s no way this guy could have a mortar! After four years with that weapon system, let me begin by saying a 40mm (or “mike-mike”) is the underbelly grenade launcher on an M16 assault rifle called an M203. The smallest mortar we have in the US Armed Forces is a 60mm and it requires dropping the mortar shell down the tube, which then hits an exposed firing pin. The gasses build up from the mini-explosion in the tube and then expel the round out so that it lobs over any intervening terrain. Actually, mortar rounds are so slow that you can watch them come and go when firing at a close target. While there are ways to fire a mortar without the firing pin being exposed (i.e., trigger fire for “hand-held mode” on the 60mm or something similar for the US Army’s 120mm mortar), it requires muzzle-loading each round – usually by hand.

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/NewDDBrawlPics023.jpg


    Another point: indirect firing weapons require a “FO” (forward observer) to call in shots and adjust them to a fire control (FC) center who translates that data to the gun line (very complicated – I’ve done FO work, FC work, and been on the gun line) to adjust their aim. Actually, I went to an FO school while in and still it is no easy task to navigate indirect fire onto a target. While Brawl could do the gun line & FC work, who’s doing the FO work? Besides, who’s manually loading/dropping these rounds into his barrels?

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/DDBrawlShoot054.jpg

    In all likelihood the fan wanted Brawl’s two back guns to do some offensive (instead of being cosmetic) while in robot mode. It is highly unlikely they do anything of the sort. Most likely Brawl likes to do most of his shooting in vehicle/alt mode where he’s snug as a bug inside his thick hull and can really spit out some ordinance. When pesky Autobots (i.e., Jazz) charge him, then he has to morph to robot mode to use his razor-claw fist and close quarters weapons. However, in this mode his armor isn’t as compact and a well placed shot can…well, just remember what Bumblebee (Bumblebee's Skill: 10/Superb) did.

    This brings in another sobering point for Brawl-worshipers: he can’t hit the broad side of a barn! Brawl, in all his manifestations, has a Skill of “3/Average.” One of the reason he likes to unleash a big volley of munitions is that he’s counting on that quantity in order for some of it to actually connect with a target. As my TF Animated Leader Class Bulkhead didn’t come with Tech Specs, I think it would be warranted to simply give him DD Brawl’s. And as Bulkhead is always doing those klutzy things, well guess what DD Brawl would do in a more “Animated” setting? In short, he’s the Decepticons’ Bulkhead.

    Now, if we don’t make Brawl a god or a saint – or any being we offer prayers & worship – he is still a really great character and TF figure. He is unique in that he has lots of character through his contours in his Tech Specs by its heights and valleys. He is quite eye-catching and photogenic as my humble pics show. This is a really great figure for anyone’s collection!
     
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    Pic Problems...

    Hey All!

    I'm not sure what's going on here about the DD Brawl pics. I spent @ least 2 hours doing a shoot of him with a bunch of scenery I spent $$$ on w/ my new $$$ digital camera, so I've got to see what's going on. I'll see what I can do on my end and hopefully the administrators can make sure its just my end! ;) 

    I hope to have them up today as I think they really spot light this figure!
     
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    New Announcement - Pics of DD Brawl are in!!!

    Hey all!

    I found this great bit of tech advice on the boards down in tech support about "Photobucket," hyperlinks, and such, and VIOLA! I've got the pics I worked so hard for up now, so please enjoy and tell me what you think! Oh, BTW here's who made the scenery as I feel I owe him the credit for that!

    Terrain piece conceptualization, design, and construction by Terrain Engineer William Foreman. Bill has some exciting existing pieces in stock as well as being open to make custom/made to order pieces, from small odds and ends to complete dioramas minus your figures! Only your imagination is the limit!

    To see other pieces by Bill and/or to contact him, please visit: Miniatures Unlimited - Creator of War Game Scenery and Terrain. or at Photobucket: battletable pictures by scuzime - Photobucket or Youtube: YouTube - terrainaholic's Channel
     
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    Sir (sir, right?), I am honored! While I haven't got this good news on to Bill yet, I doubt he will be any less thrilled than me! Our bots, terrain, and shots in the resource section! How cool!:rock 

    When I first started getting back into TFs, this website and that location on it was the first place I went. Wow! Thanks so much!:bowdown: 
     
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    Additional Shots of DD Brawl in a "Sterile Field"

    Hey All!

    I have recently acquired a lighting cube for taking photo shots of Transformers in a way that neutralizes any external stimuli so persons can provide that background out of their own minds, such as their collection case! While not a huge fan of what I call "sterile field" shots, some of you are so I want to be a good team player and help you out. So I will go back and add these sterile field shots to existing shoots I have done and then make them a regular feature of future shoots.

    Here are a couple DD Brawl sterile field shots:

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/Portfolio/IMG_0738.jpg

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/Portfolio/IMG_0741.jpg

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/Portfolio/IMG_0755.jpg

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/Portfolio/IMG_0759.jpg

    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/StarscreamKills/Portfolio/IMG_0771.jpg
     

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