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The Fortress of Cameria

Postby soccerkid6 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:38 pm

My second build of three for GoH Challenge VI, this was heavily inspired by Sirens-of-Titan's Vostok Fortress.
The fortress is being attacked by Mitgardian soldiers, the defenders are the evil Hand of Corruption:
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby Aeridian » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:07 pm

Totally cool stuff man! Nice use of log bricks, that's definitely a favorite piece of mine. Keep up the good work. :)
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby friskywhiskers » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:28 pm

This is absolutely amazing! Great work!
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby Caelan » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:44 pm

:o All I can say is "Wow!" The castle and water/terrain work are awesome. This is truly a wonderful castle build here! 8)
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby Justin M » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:27 pm

Still can't get over how amazing this is! :) Nice job on the angles of how the castle sits and the river is nice, too.
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby soccerkid6 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:41 pm

@Aeridian: Thanks, those are a favorite of mine too :)

@friskywhiskers: Thanks :D

@Caelan: Thank you, I'm going to be building the interiors of the keep seperate next :)

@Justin M: Thanks!
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby Mark of Falworth » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:00 am

Again, great work! The bridge is epic! :)
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby soccerkid6 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:14 pm

@Mark of Falworth: Thanks, I was pleasantly surprised that the half arch pieces and the curved bricks fit together so well :)
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby LettuceBrick » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:19 am

Crazy! The angling over the river is top notch.
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:35 am

Great job on this! It actually somehow has the feel of being much larger than it actually is.

You definitely are one of the up-and-coming MOC'ers on the CC forum, I'd say. Keep up this rate of improvement, and pretty soon you'll have the skills to be in the hunt for the CCC Master Builder award!

A few things to improve on:

Texture - this still seems to be a bit too busy in terms of all of the different textures you have going on. Maybe it's just a personal preference thing, but I think if you cleaned it up just a tad, it would help to accent the architectural features instead of hiding them. Maybe try to focus on 1-2 textural details instead of 3-4 (in this MOC you used log bricks, tiles on walls, plates on walls, rails above windows, multi-leveled black roof, etc.)

Scale/Proportion - Keep working on looking at the "big picture" with regards to how different parts of your MOC relate to each other. For example, do you really have room to comfortably fit the stained glass building AND a tower on top of your keep? Is the front door maybe a tad undersized? Does the bridge get a little lost due to the short span and height of the walls on it? Just a few things to keep in mind.

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Rocks/cliffs - They look great. Lots of variation and good "organic" feel. Great job.

Waterfall - Looks really good. Those are tough to pull off.

Building techniques - You've incorporated a lot of great techniques, and I really like your door design. The angle of the fortress is also really cool, and helped you to maximize your layout, in this case, since you went corner-to-corner on the baseplate. The curved bricks used on the bridge are also super cool, but unfortunately are not easily visible.

Color - You did a great job of using a very balanced color pallet on this MOC. The touches of red and tan along with the blue water and brown decking of the towers all help to break up the monotony of a large, gray structure. I also like that you've mottled in some old gray, though I know that's a personal preference thing. I do it myself all the time, and I think it helps the stone to look more natural.

I hope that helps. Keep up the good work! :mrgreen:
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby Ryclen » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:39 am

That's a really great build right there. :D
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Re: The Fortress of Cameria

Postby soccerkid6 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:25 am

@LettuceBrick: Thanks!

@AK_Brickster: Thanks for your input and praise! I really look forward to seeing your comments on my builds, you almost always bring up something I hadn't even thought of.
I agree with you on the texture now that you point it out, not sure if I'd have enough tiles to replace all the plates though.
I could probably have eliminated the stained glass building by making the tower bigger, but I rather like it this way.

@Ryclen: Thank you :)
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