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Postby ragnarok » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:37 pm

Great idea!
Great detail!
Superior skill!

One can possibly write a novel just by looking at this ..... (sorry, the other users just wrote all the compliments I know :D ). I have never spent such a long time looking just one creation in my life!
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Postby Sir Nelson » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:09 pm

Very nice work! Those 1x1 plates are very effective. 8)
At least the 2 factions had a common architect.
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Postby Romas » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:08 am

SavaTheAggie wrote:
Jacob C. wrote:Within a week or two after taking pictures, I usually take them apart.

Oh man... I can't wait till I'm in that position again...

Excellent work, I must say. I appreciate the unique-ness of the two gate houses, and how you went for the different styles of each of the factions. I also like how you connected the blue baseplates with blue plates, but took the extra step in making the seam stitch look like waves. The climbing vines are also a nice touch.

As a point of criticism, I think I would have done the arches slightly different. I think I would have started the inverted 33 degree slopes one brick lower, using only 2 inverted 45 degree slopes instead of 3. The arches look a bit too high and pinched, and I think if you were to lower the 33 degree slopes the arch would look more semi-circular.

That's just about the only thing I'd change though. Fantastic work all around.


Not to speak in name of the builder, but I think his idea was to make the arches look like Gothic pointed arches or ogives, which were quite common in the middle ages.
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Postby smcginnis » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:20 am

Fantastic bridge, Jacob C.! The towers are really well done, and as Bruce said (sorta), the inset arches are great. The arches of the bridge are very nice as well. I must say that I like the Black Falcons' tower better, although the Crusaders' is very cool too. I think it's the brown roof with the red that makes it the lesser in my eyes. The ripples in the water are a neat detail, and the raft is quite good. I love the ivy growing up all over, plants are something I really enjoy. The sort of marshy land on both sides is very cool, although it looks better on the Crusader side. The only thing I don't like about this is the pattern of the 1x1s on the bridge. It just looks too...well...patterned, I guess.

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Postby wunztwice » Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:35 am

Hey great work. I seem to have missed this one here on the forums, so pretty much I can only agree with what others have said.

I saw this on brickshelf and headed straight over to see if it was posted. Very nice work, I love the idea and the execution is superb. I can't wait for another one of your MOCs!
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Postby Remyth » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:52 pm

Awesome! I totally agree with everyone else. This is a great idea and you added a lot of detail to it.

Hope to see more of your MOCs!!!
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Postby CAI » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:02 pm

Excellent, good idea. Nothing new to add. It would be cool though, if you have enough figs from each faction to have a battle for the bridge. As long as the crusaders win, things will be fine. :D
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Postby Jacob C. » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:02 pm

Not to speak in name of the builder, but I think his idea was to make the arches look like Gothic pointed arches or ogives, which were quite common in the middle ages.

Yea, I prefer the higher pointed arches.

Thanks for the rest of the compliments.
I won't be taking this down anytime soon since my schedule is full, so I might end up doing that battle scene afterall.
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Postby Dunechaser » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:04 am

Okay, I'm joining this conversation a bit late, but I really do like this MOC a lot! Adding a ton of minifigs can only make a good MOC great! :D
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Postby Jim » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:17 am

Great job Jacob!

I can't add much more to the previous posts, the details are wonderful. I think that I like the views of the 'back' of each gatehouse from the land side, looking across the bridge to the opposing faction best.

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