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Postby architect » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:24 am

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Edward Kohl gave the ultimate micro castle presentation at BrickFest 2006. Topics include scale, historic references, micro figs, converting measurements, layout planning, useful elements, micro trees, micro weapons, studless construction, texture, doors and windows, towers, angled walls, tower and wall connections, vehicles, micro tudor snot, and offset building.

You can check out the great micro medieval buildings that other fans have built. Remember, this year's micro castle contest is coming soon!

Download the 7 MB pdf presentation:
http://www.classic-castle.com/howto/art ... niques.pdf

Please give us your feedback on Ed's presentation. Thanks!
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Postby wunztwice » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:28 am

Maybe I missed something, but I can't access this presentation (404 error).

From the pic in the post these look awsome, some super uses of parts, I can't wait to see the rest!
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Postby Remyth » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:45 am

wunztwice wrote:Maybe I missed something, but I can't access this presentation (404 error).

From the pic in the post these look awsome, some super uses of parts, I can't wait to see the rest!


I had this proablem, too. I really like the look of it from the pick, too. Hope you can fix it for me.
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Postby smcginnis » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:25 am

This is a great presentation, I really like the way it's been done.

Remyth wrote:
wunztwice wrote:Maybe I missed something, but I can't access this presentation (404 error).

From the pic in the post these look awsome, some super uses of parts, I can't wait to see the rest!


I had this proablem, too. I really like the look of it from the pick, too. Hope you can fix it for me.

I had this problem as well, but here's a working link:

http://www.classic-castle.com/howto/art ... niques.pdf

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Postby footsteps » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:04 pm

Just looking at the sample pic above, my thought was: "oh, wow. oh, wow." Doing the population for a microfig setup was always the 'sticking point' for me not to look into it much. Now... I shall download that pdf and learn.

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Postby wunztwice » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:55 pm

Alright, the link from the homepage works!

WOW, some really amazing techniques and MOCs in here. I love the look of micro, and this will really help me along the way. Thanks for all the work put into this.

I have to say, though, the tudor "inn" is the most impressive to me.

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Postby Maedhros » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:35 pm

This was quite creepy... I logged in today to find the winners from the last micro contest because I needed some inspiration for a castle I would build today and then I stumbled upon this :P

A really good article, I´m afraid I didn´t make use of too many of the hints but it was a very interesting read. This is definitely a style of building that I have underestimated.
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Postby Gumby » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:09 pm

All I gotta say is - those horses look so cute! :)

And the "minifigs" holding the chrome silver knife & "tooth" piece as a shield? Ingenious!
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Postby Remyth » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:31 pm

Great ideas. I really like the Micro-figs, and the Tower of London is pretty amazing. I wish I had half that many small peices...*goes off into a daydream*

Thanks,
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Postby nazgul » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 pm

Remyth wrote:-typo deleted, Bruce-

Please tell me that wasn't intentional.
But besides the mistyping, the overall look of the microscale things are great. I eispecially like the use of the robot arms to create the horse heads. I think I'll build something micro when I get home.


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Postby Remyth » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:54 pm

nazgul wrote:
Remyth wrote:-typo deleted, Bruce-

Please tell me that wasn't intentional.

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:oops: Fixed. hope I never do that again... :roll:

Thanks for pointing it out.

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Postby kelderic » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:57 pm

I'm not much for micro-figs, although these are very nice, but I do love the castle techniques. The castle in the pictures looks incredibly realistic for the scale.

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