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Dawn Feather Keep

Postby LegoLord. » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:43 pm

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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby elondisc » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:09 am

I love the round curtain wall( right term?). I think the foliage pieces give the base plates a nice "wild" look but I often feel like this method makes it look like they are walking through a jungle. Anybody have any comments about that method?
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby Fingolfin » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:35 am

elondisc wrote: I think the foliage pieces give the base plates a nice "wild" look but I often feel like this method makes it look like they are walking through a jungle. Anybody have any comments about that method?


In some cases i think you are right, but here i think that putting all of the foilage there was the right thing to do, it gives this MOC a more real look... but thats just me
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby Forestman Jon » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:50 am

Fingolfin wrote:
elondisc wrote: I think the foliage pieces give the base plates a nice "wild" look but I often feel like this method makes it look like they are walking through a jungle. Anybody have any comments about that method?


In some cases i think you are right, but here i think that putting all of the foilage there was the right thing to do, it gives this MOC a more real look... but thats just me


The foliage does give a realistic effect, however with the huge amount that there is, it might have been a bit overdone.

Other than that, the MOC is awesome. The timber-frame houses on the tower and on the side are great, and the river is excellent. :)
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:07 pm

Very well done. How long did it take you to plan and build?
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby Tycho McKorley » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:24 pm

As always, your landscaping looks spectacular. I also love the curved wall on your keep. I've tried curved walls before and I know they can be challenging.
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby porschecm2 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:45 pm

That is a really nice castle. I love the clean lines and relatively simple geometry. I also really like the SNOT river, with the brown banks. I do think that the bridge would look better brick-built, instead of the prefab piece. As to the foliage; I think it works great here. It looks like an un-mowed or un-grazed field, which I think could be quite appropriate. You could, perhaps, try to put in a slightly worn path though from the front gate to the outbuilding, where the figs are walking. I think that would add a bit more realism to it.

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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby Seikfreid » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:44 pm

I love it, it's an awesome looking keep with great landscaping. The only thing I would say is that, like Cm2 said, a slightly worn path would look great and add realism.
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby elondisc » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:48 pm

About the grass, I'm not sure if it would look better done a different way, was just commenting on the method in general.
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby quaraga » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:02 am

i like the main MOC but the plants need to be cleared a bit. the bridge would be fine as is but might look better brick built.And i couldn't tell, are the forestmen allies to the crownies, or invaders?
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby veevers24 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:43 am

very nice keep with good landscaping - I especially like the tree
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby mautara » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:49 pm

I like it a lot: expecially all the vegetation and the wizard's stick!
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby Lewa Rocks » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 am

Aww sweet! Very awesome! It's hard to comment on stuff this good because theirs too much too say! I'll just go with what struck me first: the environment is great! I really like the mud banks on the river! Of course the castle is splendid!
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby SevFalcon » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:42 pm

I like the little details like the hollow cross on the wall above the gate.

Also, what is that little red house suppose to be?
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Re: Dawn Feather Keep

Postby LegoLord. » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:52 pm

The red house is supposed to be a peasent's house, but it can be what ever you want it to be.
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