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Lonely Keep ***NEW Time-Lapse Video***

Postby Busboy489 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:04 pm

This is my first moc on classic castle!(first creation in 7 years) Thanks for any feedback!

***NEW TIME-LAPSE VIDEO ON FLICKR*** :twitch:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43547163@N08/4012669332/?processed=1&cb=1255556493221

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43547163@N08/sets/72157622446837887/

More photos are being added as I edit them!

Sorry no interiors :( I promise there will be interiors on my next moc!

Thanks to "Aliencat" for some inspiration for this MOC http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=397679
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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby RichardAM » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:15 pm

I really like the shape and the angles you've used for the tower- certainly better than a square big ol' bore. I like the tan bricks in the stonework too, though i'm sure plenty here will say otherwise.

I'm not fond of the SNOT base. It's incredibly artificial and devoid of any realism- a few med-blue bricks or ripples or waves would've been better if you had to go down this route. I think it's definitely the weakest aspect of the moc.

Cant wait to see your 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc mocs though. Welcome aboard! :)
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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby Seikfreid » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:49 pm

RichardAM wrote:I'm not fond of the SNOT base. It's incredibly artificial and devoid of any realism- a few med-blue bricks or ripples or waves would've been better if you had to go down this route. I think it's definitely the weakest aspect of the moc.

I agree. The only time I've ever seen water that smooth is on the Gulf of Mexico once this summer. I do like the rest of the moc, however, and that small tower with the slanted sides is my favorite aspect.
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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby Lord Lego 436 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:04 pm

I love the tan bricks, and the angling is superb! I like the SNOT base, it's a lot more creative than just a baseplate. I don't get what's the problem with the SNOT, I've seen a million MOcs with smooth SNOT water!
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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby RichardAM » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:10 pm

Lord Lego 436 wrote:I don't get what's the problem with the SNOT, I've seen a million MOcs with smooth SNOT water!


Exactly! :roll:

(sorry for the thread derailment- there's a good debate thread regarding SNOT here)
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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby Busboy489 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:38 pm

Thanks for all the comments and criticism! I hear what you are all saying about the snot! This was my first attempt at snot so I will improve my technique on my next MOC!

MORE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN UPLOADED!!! :D
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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby DARKspawn » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:55 pm

Very nice angles and mottling. THe SNOT water really frames the piece well. Very attractive build!
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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby Rick-Ricks » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:46 am

Very good first moc, I like the use of the lime green in the wall, because I always thought it was a useless color. The circular bit in the corner looks really nice. I can't wait to see more. (After all, who likes a lonely keep, Make it some friends. :D )
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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby outcast » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:18 am

Its always nice to see a bit of colour in castles. I'm kinda sick of the typical grey.

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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:41 pm

Nice work. By keeping everything off the standard layout you have gotten a very nice look to this MOC. I love the life and aging of the walls you have done, just like how they look near the sea. Nice work!

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Re: Lonely Keep (first creation in 7 years)

Postby Garbageman13 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:30 pm

Very good for your first creation in 7 years. Like everyone else, I liked the angles and mottling too.

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Re: Lonely Keep ***NEW Time-Lapse Video***

Postby Sheen » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:46 pm

I just love the mottling on this! At first glance I thought I wasn't going to like the green, but once I got the pictures opened a bit bigger I could see how well it actually worked, very well done. The little rotunda is well done, I especially like the look of the base of it where it enters the water. It looks truly sturdy enough to be anchored down there somehow. I do think the arrow slit windows would have been strategically better higher up as far as shooting arrows out goes, but I suppose you can do that out of any sized window. At least they would work to keep the bad guys in their rowboats out :) I love the little red flowers on the climbing greenery. I also love how you did the multiple sections at different angles with the rooms at the top back of the MOC.
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