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Postby eggplant wizard » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:53 am

Presenting "Micro Castle"...

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/135407

. My first attempt at doing something small.
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby albero78 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:47 am

If this is your first attempt, you're a genius
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby architect » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:09 pm

The shades of blue water, beaches, and terrain are excellent in your moc. I also like the contrast of the whitewashed castle on the darker rocks.

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Re: Micro Castle

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:38 pm

Beautiful. I really like the movement of colors from the sea to the sand up to the rock and grass. Also the detailing - like filling in those arched gateways and the little black cheesewedges. Blogged.

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Re: Micro Castle

Postby Garbageman13 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:05 pm

Nicely done! I'm glad to see you put that island to good use!

God bless.

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Re: Micro Castle

Postby Aliencat » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:28 pm

Oh very nice! I especially love that wooden palisade part in front, but the whole thing is awesome.
That tree is pretty clever as well :) Good job!
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby Knight of Honor » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:47 pm

That's Awesome. The beach and the water look great, but the whole thing is amazing. If this is your first "attempt" then I can't wait till your second. :D
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby eggplant wizard » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:11 pm

Thanks for the mention over at MicroBricks Bruce. I was wondering who BrickTales was :)
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby LegoLord. » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:16 pm

Sweet little castle, I love the water. Blogged again
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby nanuck95 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:31 am

First thing I noticed were the different shades of blue going from sand to water, but I see everyone else already mentioned it as well. Regardless, it really looks good. Also enjoyed the great details on the castle, the lattice window as a portcullis also caught my eye. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby eggplant wizard » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:40 am

nanuck95 wrote:the lattice window as a portcullis
Well, hate to admit this, but I had to goto the dictionary to figure out what you were talking about :o A fancy middle english word for castle gate. It seems they have words for everything these days. Now that I know what you mean, thanks :D
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby Username » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:37 am

albero78 wrote:If this is your first attempt, you're a genius


"He is a wizard you know."

Nicely down. Love the color gradation of the water and the windows as gates is pretty clever.
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby eggplant wizard » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:24 am

I'm more of a quick study than either a wizard or genius. I used several cheats: 1) non-production trans lights - kelso idea 2) 2009 white round towers from echo base 3) 2009 dark brown pillars from medieval market for palm trees . These pieces happen to be on my desk when I was thinking about how to do small trees.
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Re: Micro Castle

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:36 am

That turned out great. The terrain and plant life really works nicely with your spiffy castle.

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Re: Micro Castle

Postby footsteps » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:56 pm

As others have said, this is great. A real gem. The landscaping is very pleasing.

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