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Charyblantis

Postby SlyOwl » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:47 pm

"So thar we were, battlin' the mighty whirlpool for nigh on a full moon, when with a great plop we plunged twenty fathoms down into the depths. But nay, to our surprise we did not die (bar Cannonball Jack, who got etted by a shark), and found ourselves in a strange city full o' golden treasure. Took it all, we did, but pursued we were, by creatures, half men, half fish, half plant. But we fled away, to live and fight another day!"

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The name is derived from Charybdis, a whirlpool in Greek mythology, and Atlantis (obviously) :wink:

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Re: Charyblantis

Postby knight howdy » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:56 pm

a really nice moc.
i like how you made the half fish half man.
the builidng(temple) was very nice to.
great moc.
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Re: Charyblantis

Postby Brik Masta » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:49 pm

Great job on the whole thing, but three things definately stood out to me. The ripped sail, how you made the merpeoples tails, and the crabs.
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Re: Charyblantis

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:15 pm

Very cool Sly. Great alternative to the HP merpeople fins. How are those pirates breathing down there?

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Re: Charyblantis

Postby Evil Ben » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:37 pm

The temple structure is very nicely done; the proportions work really well.
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Re: Charyblantis

Postby kk634 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:54 pm

Great whirlpool effect, it really caught my attention!
This made more sense to me, considering I read The Sea of Monsters...
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Re: Charyblantis

Postby Crazylegoman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:13 am

I love how you used the new style skeleton arms and white horns to make sail tatters.

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Re: Charyblantis

Postby puddleglum » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:23 am

Those fish/plant people look fantastic.
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Re: Charyblantis

Postby dharmatoad » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:46 am

Really loving the temple - a good Greek Acropolis-style structure, really grounds the entire MOC.


The rest of it ain't too shabby either...
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Re: Charyblantis

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:24 pm

Nice work. Most have already picked them out but some nice ideas and designs. I really liked the ship and the whirlpool. The greek temple and merpeople are spiffy as well.

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Re: Charyblantis

Postby smcginnis » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:47 am

Another marvelous work, Sly. My favorite details are the mermaid tails, the statue, the sails, the boat body, and the whirlpool. The crabs are cool, but I'm having trouble picturing them as something other than minifigs hands and headpieces.... Ah well. Great job.

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Re: Charyblantis

Postby SlyOwl » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:37 pm

Thanks for the feedback, all! :D
smcginnis wrote:The crabs are cool, but I'm having trouble picturing them as something other than minifigs hands and headpieces.... Ah well. Great job.

I've never got around to getting an actual crab, so these'll have to do. I can't say I like the brown hair one that much, but I wanted some variety.
Bruce N H wrote:How are those pirates breathing down there?

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If it were to have really happened, I see it as the pirates were sucked into an abnormally strong maelstrom, or a storm that caused the waters to spin, and their ship wrecked. Then they were stung by jellyfish and began hallucinating, before being washed up onto a beach with the "Atlanteans' Treasure", only it was their own, but their memories had been damaged.
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Re: Charyblantis

Postby Karalora » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:27 pm

That's super-cool, SlyOwl. I love all the variations on sea life and the style of the sunken architecture.
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