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Postby architect » Sun Dec 07, 2003 4:01 am

Hi everyone,

I have embarked on a project that I have thought about for a long time. So I present to you a beginning of "The Story of King Arthur and his Knights"

http://www.ellermann.us/arthur/

This version is based on the book by Howard Pyle (which being published a hundred years ago, should be public domain).

Check out the prologue of Book One and let me know what you think.

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Postby Dragon Master » Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:26 am

Nice, I look foward to more. Nice to see you put your Majisto fig to good use.

thanks,

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Postby architect » Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:31 am

Nice, I look foward to more.


Thanks :wink:

Nice to see you put your Majisto fig to good use.


Actually, it is only the hat and beard, the torso is blank. I need to design a nice robe for Merlin. I should also acquire different colors for outfits. I am sure he wore a green or purple hat now or then, maybe even black :D
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Postby Devari » Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:48 am

Very nice! Looks a bit like the Brick Testament.
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Postby wlister » Sun Dec 07, 2003 6:36 am

Very nice work,

I love the old King Arthur tales. Very nice camera angles and clear photos. You get a surprising amount of the story covered in just a few pages. Well done.

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Postby architect » Sun Dec 07, 2003 6:59 am

Devari wrote:
Very nice! Looks a bit like the Brick Testament.


Thanks, yeah the Brick Testament was an influence to help me get started.

Will wrote:
Very nice work,

I love the old King Arthur tales. Very nice camera angles and clear photos. You get a surprising amount of the story covered in just a few pages. Well done.


Thanks! The Arthur tales have always been my favorites. I am glad you like the photos. They turned out well and seem to convey the story well.

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Re: King Arthur and his Knights

Postby JoshWedin » Sun Dec 07, 2003 1:27 pm

Hey Ben,

Very nice work! I have read Howard Pyle's book and loved it (I also lived on his version of the Robin Hood stories, when I was a kid). My favorite detail is Morgan La Fey, she looks sinister, just like she should. You have done a great job so far, keep up the good work!

Josh

PS. I like how you are telling story through quotes from the book.
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Postby architect » Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:01 pm

Very nice work! I have read Howard Pyle's book and loved it (I also lived on his version of the Robin Hood stories, when I was a kid). My favorite detail is Morgan La Fey, she looks sinister, just like she should. You have done a great job so far, keep up the good work!


Hi Josh!

I love all of Pyle's work just like you. I also like my Morgana le Fay. You never know about those stepkids :D

I like how you are telling story through quotes from the book.


Thanks. I thought that Pyle could tell it better than I could.

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Postby adm_matthew » Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:01 am

I like the story, but I like Anthony's format better.
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Postby architect » Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:34 pm

I like the story, but I like Anthony's format better.


Thanks Matt. I will have to check out Anthony's format. My site is definitely not in its final form and I will make changes sometime in the future.

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Postby Christopher McCleerey » Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:03 am

Finaly, someone is going all out on the King Arthur tales. So cool man! 8)

I don't much care about the format as long as I get to see it. Either way suits me just fine.

Now there's a fine crown. I wish lego would have done it this way. How'd ya do it? Knife? Grinder? Ax? Tortch? :shock: Did it take you more than one?

Can't wait to see more :D
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Postby architect » Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:39 pm

Hi Christopher,

Finaly, someone is going all out on the King Arthur tales. So cool man!


Thanks!

Now there's a fine crown. I wish lego would have done it this way. How'd ya do it? Knife? Grinder? Ax? Torch? Did it take you more than one?


First of all, the crown looks much better in the photos than in person. The real thing has a slightly jagged edge.

Now to the Lego surgery :wink: Lego abs plastic is very strong and this was very difficult to cut. I used an exacto knife over about a half an hour to cut off the bottom of the helmet. It was hard to do. (I only cut one Crown, hopefully I will not have to cut any more)

Be careful with the exacto knives so you dont slip and cut yourself. There must be an easier way to cut Lego. Any suggestions?

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Postby LEGOFREAK » Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:16 pm

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Postby JoshWedin » Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:32 am

architect wrote:
Now to the Lego surgery :wink: Lego abs plastic is very strong and this was very difficult to cut. I used an exacto knife over about a half an hour to cut off the bottom of the helmet. It was hard to do. (I only cut one Crown, hopefully I will not have to cut any more)

Be careful with the exacto knives so you dont slip and cut yourself. There must be an easier way to cut Lego. Any suggestions?

Ben


I have used an exacto knife to cut the wings off batlord helmets. But for other stuff, I use an abrasive blade on my air powered die grinder. A Dremel would work just as well.

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Postby Christopher McCleerey » Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:09 am

Yes, I feared it would be a delicate task.

And to think that I had misgivings about stickers!

To those brave souls who dare to alter their LEGO pieces with such deadly tools as blades and grinders; I salute you!

Seriously, great crown!
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