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LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby Eklund » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:29 pm

Out alone whaling in the northernmost regions of Garheim, Leif Thorstein saw that a massive blizzard was brewing up quick. Leif knew he was too far away from any towns to be able to escape the storm, so he decided to skirt the coastal glaciers hoping to find some sort of refuge. Luckily, he was quickly able to find an ice cave, and after securing his vessel to the glacier, he went in the cave and made a campfire…

The storm has now been raging for hours and Leif’s vessel is on the verge of sinking. He can only pray that the storm will stop soon, or it will be a long hike home.


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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby soccerkid6 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:16 pm

Nice job! I like your boat and water especially, the campfire also looks nice.
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby Mark of Falworth » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:39 pm

Brilliant scene!! I love the snow effects! Your water looks awesome with some blue and light blue mixed in. :wink:
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Postby Brother Steven » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:23 pm

Sweet! :D really like the boat!
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby Bentoft » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:21 pm

I love it ... good job.
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Postby mencot » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:34 pm

Cool, really great job. :D
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby Medieval Guy » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:19 pm

The listing ship is great, and I love the snowscape.
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby Sir Bragallot » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:25 am

Ah, the Garhims, men more busy with braving storms than they are fit to honourably face a foe on the battlefield :mrgreen:

j/k, this is really well done and I like how Garhim lends itself to more unconventional scenes like this.
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby Blego7 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:47 pm

Really digging that water!
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby AK_Brickster » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:54 pm

Nice job, Eklund. Nice story also. We definitely have some great entries for this first Local Challenge! :mrgreen:
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Postby Athalus » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:08 pm

I like the scene. The ship with the torn sails looks great, and the snow-cave looks, well, snowy :)
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby gurusql » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:21 pm

Great job all around. I really enjoyed the detail on the snow cave, the icicles and the rough water. :D
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby soccerkid6 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:04 am

Quick question: how many 1x1 rounds do you think you used? Do you think 100 would be enough to do something of similar size?
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:41 pm

Obviously, Eklund can answer that better than I, but I'd guess 100 is probably about what he used in this MOC, since he also mixed in some standard blue bits and some clear cheese slopes.
Keep in mind that 1x1's are usually pretty inexpensive though, so if you're going to order them from BL, it might be best to double or even triple the quantity, since a large percentage of the cost is going to be for shipping anyway :)

Congrats to Eklund on winning Garheim's LC1. There were a couple of others that we were considering, but the way you captured the feel of a boat tossing in rough seas helped to tip the scales in your favor. Nice job.
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Re: LCC - Garheim LC1- Toughing Out the Storm

Postby Eklund » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:23 pm

soccerkid6 wrote:Quick question: how many 1x1 rounds do you think you used? Do you think 100 would be enough to do something of similar size?

Luckily, I still had this together and was able to count the small rounds. I used 96 trans-light blue round plates and 98 trans clear cheese slopes. However, in builds like this and this, I used significantly more. 100 hundred should be fine for this size of this moc though.
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