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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:54 pm

Yeah I think mixing would be good. I have plans for cow-mounted knights and pig-powered chariots, among other things. ;)
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:19 pm

Sorry for the double-post, but does anyone have any extra of Guy's Kickstarter pig and/or cow heads they'd be willing to sell (or even just loan for the duration of the convention)? I have 8 of each coming, but my plan has slowly evolved into wanting to have all of my evil knights sporting pig heads, and all of my bull knights sporting cow heads. I'm thinking around 12-20 figs for each army's side.

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If anyone would like to contribute to the armies:

PIGS: CMF "Evil Knight" figs and "New Dragon" figs with torsos turned backward (to hide dragon emblem) w/ Pig heads. All will have dark red arms to match the shield logo.

http://www.bricklink.com/ML/col110.jpg?2 and http://www.bricklink.com/ML/cas519a.jpg?1

(You could also use the old plate armor torso w/ dark red arms, if you don't have any of the above)

Pigs will be pulled into battle in pig-drawn chariots.

COWS: KK1 Bull knights, preferably w/ Bull emblem on torso. I'm undecided on arm color, but leaning toward yellow or black.

http://www.bricklink.com/ML/cas046.jpg?0 and http://www.bricklink.com/ML/cas044.jpg?0

Bulls can be riding cows as mighty battle steeds.
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby BiggerJim » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:25 am

I have more heads coming then I will need. You can certainly use whatever ones I have left over. Not sure on exact count until it gets closer.
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:17 pm

OK, excellent. Just got a quote for additional sets of heads, and it's $18/set, which seems considerably more than the Kickstarter price.
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby JoshWedin » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:06 pm

Just a quick update:

There will be four trophies awarded in Castle this year.

1. Best in Castle (will also receive a very substantial prize)
2. Best Castle Building. (Will go to best Medieval/Fantasy structure)
3. Best Pigification (Best use of pigs, in honor of the BrickCon theme, Pigs Vs. Cows)
4. Best Cowification (Best use of cows, in honor of the BrickCon theme, Pigs VS. Cows)

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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:57 pm

Excellent Josh. Do you need any volunteers for building trophies, or are you good with that?

I am working diligently on my big sigfig. I know AK_Brickster is working on his. I think we may get a black falcon also.
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:06 pm

My "Big-Fig" currently has his legs finished. I'm hoping my Lugbulk order will provide me with some parts to help do the torso with. Figuring it will have to be done mosaic-style, due to the design intricacy.

Also, got my PvC heads in yesterday. 3 sets + a bonus set! It's on like Donkey Kong!
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:26 pm

My "Big-Fig" currently has his legs finished. I'm hoping my Lugbulk order will provide me with some parts to help do the torso with. Figuring it will have to be done mosaic-style, due to the design intricacy.


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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:35 pm

The instructions are god-awful. Since I'm using parts from my own collection, I am just using whatever I have, meaning that I can't follow the steps as they are in the PDF. I wish I had a completed one that I could reference instead :?
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:30 pm

I completely agree. I'm using mostly 2x4's and this set is eating them up. The PDF is an okay reference, but if I don't build on a baseplate, I keep getting lost. Here I thought I would have the worst time with the wig I have to recreate, but honestly, I think I'm having a harder time with the instructions than I will when I do a wig on my own.
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:41 pm

I had to do the dark brown "apron" on the front of my fig's legs, meaning that I had to use all sorts of weird parts to do it. Talk about having trouble keeping track of how many layers you're supposed to do!
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby Tedward » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:00 pm

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I never realized how few black 2x bricks I have! The black side is mostly made up of 2x2 black bricks!

But at least I'm building early this year!

@Josh: I will be bringing my cloister (48x48) with pig/cow monks + some landscaping (48x32) to go beside it on one side.
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby AK_Brickster » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:03 pm

Looking good, Tedward!

I gave in and just grabbed a case of 2x4 brown bricks, so I'll be able to get my arms and hood done easily now, I think. I totally forgot to buy some yellow bricks for the head and hands though :oops:
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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby SEdmison » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:21 pm

JoshWedin wrote:I do need a headcount/show of hands as to how many people are doing something related to the Con Theme of Pigs Vs Cows.

I am planning a separate area in the collaborative layout for the PvC stuff. Epic battle!

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Re: BrickCon 2013 Castle Planning

Postby AK_Brickster » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:51 pm

Does anyone want to paint my PvC heads for me? I am afraid I won't have time to do it before the con :(

Nothing fancy required, particularly for the pigs, since they're already flesh colored. Cows could use some brown paint though, and all of them need eyes done. I can pay for paint and paintbrush as well as shipping, if not local to Seattle.
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