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Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:43 pm
by LegoLord.
My latest keep for the Crown.

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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:09 am
by elondisc
I love the round curtain wall( right term?). I think the foliage pieces give the base plates a nice "wild" look but I often feel like this method makes it look like they are walking through a jungle. Anybody have any comments about that method?

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:35 am
by Fingolfin
elondisc wrote: I think the foliage pieces give the base plates a nice "wild" look but I often feel like this method makes it look like they are walking through a jungle. Anybody have any comments about that method?


In some cases i think you are right, but here i think that putting all of the foilage there was the right thing to do, it gives this MOC a more real look... but thats just me

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:50 am
by Forestman Jon
Fingolfin wrote:
elondisc wrote: I think the foliage pieces give the base plates a nice "wild" look but I often feel like this method makes it look like they are walking through a jungle. Anybody have any comments about that method?


In some cases i think you are right, but here i think that putting all of the foilage there was the right thing to do, it gives this MOC a more real look... but thats just me


The foliage does give a realistic effect, however with the huge amount that there is, it might have been a bit overdone.

Other than that, the MOC is awesome. The timber-frame houses on the tower and on the side are great, and the river is excellent. :)

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:07 pm
by Frank_Lloyd_Knight
Very well done. How long did it take you to plan and build?

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:24 pm
by Tycho McKorley
As always, your landscaping looks spectacular. I also love the curved wall on your keep. I've tried curved walls before and I know they can be challenging.

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:45 pm
by porschecm2
That is a really nice castle. I love the clean lines and relatively simple geometry. I also really like the SNOT river, with the brown banks. I do think that the bridge would look better brick-built, instead of the prefab piece. As to the foliage; I think it works great here. It looks like an un-mowed or un-grazed field, which I think could be quite appropriate. You could, perhaps, try to put in a slightly worn path though from the front gate to the outbuilding, where the figs are walking. I think that would add a bit more realism to it.

Cm2

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:44 pm
by Seikfreid
I love it, it's an awesome looking keep with great landscaping. The only thing I would say is that, like Cm2 said, a slightly worn path would look great and add realism.

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:48 pm
by elondisc
About the grass, I'm not sure if it would look better done a different way, was just commenting on the method in general.

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:02 am
by quaraga
i like the main MOC but the plants need to be cleared a bit. the bridge would be fine as is but might look better brick built.And i couldn't tell, are the forestmen allies to the crownies, or invaders?
just my two cents.

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:43 am
by veevers24
very nice keep with good landscaping - I especially like the tree

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:49 pm
by mautara
I like it a lot: expecially all the vegetation and the wizard's stick!

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 am
by Lewa Rocks
Aww sweet! Very awesome! It's hard to comment on stuff this good because theirs too much too say! I'll just go with what struck me first: the environment is great! I really like the mud banks on the river! Of course the castle is splendid!

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:42 pm
by SevFalcon
I like the little details like the hollow cross on the wall above the gate.

Also, what is that little red house suppose to be?

Re: Dawn Feather Keep

PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:52 pm
by LegoLord.
The red house is supposed to be a peasent's house, but it can be what ever you want it to be.