Shurtugal wrote:Hmmm, nice MOC, I really like the windows that stick out, and the colour scheme, it really seems like something abandoned and desolate. This image, however is shunted askew by the presence of the bright flag and the colourful soldiers. I don't think the flag belongs on this MOC, and the minifigs look out-of-placedly joyful, contrary to the feeling of the building. You should build the tower with a little more "life", maybe a garden or cart or a few horses outside, maybe the tower should be a little less blocky.
It is a beach scene which was meant to be somewhat desolate. A fishing boat and some driftwood could be added but I think a garden wouldn't be appropriate. The figures actually were placed by my younger brother so I left them that way for his sake.
Back to the building. I like the door and window frames. L like hot they are not all pretty and even.
Thanks, I tried to make a few different variations of the window surrounds. I need to work a bit on the window placement to spread them out more vertically.
Very nice tower, Ben! The color scheme is quite nice and the corbel design is sweet. FrySlayer's flag is a very nice touch (I will be using one at NWBrickCon Smile) and I like the sea life at the edge of the water. The window and door design is also very cool. Overall, its a great MOC!
Thanks Josh. The corbels each stick out 1/5th of a stud. I will post my brickfest article about the technique in a few days. This year I was finally able to get more sea life which definitely adds to sea mocs.
Realistic look describes this tower...
Those windows are very nice, and water works really good in that light blue (more realistic again)... I think the wall will be much more intersting if you put one more color (some gray, even bley)...Landscape should remain like it is now, it's a seaside after all Wink
I was trying for a realistic look. Hopefully LEGO will release more light blue plates for mocs (or a 32x32 baseplate - how cool would that be?) Actually some of the grey in the moc is bley
(can you spot it?) I like the simplicity of the mostly two tone scheme over dark grey rocks below. Tower stone should match the local stone color. I would like to add texture to the plaster where rocks would stick out and be offset by 1/5, 2/5, or 1/2 stud widths. That was my original plan which I ran out of time to try before fest.
Absolutely stunning. The way the top comes out of the rest of the tower gives it a real feel to it as does the windows. I took a peek at your other MOCs and I was utterly stunned. Your attantion to detail is amazing.
Thank you for the compliments. Actually that folder has mocs by many people. My brickshelf folder is here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/galle ... =BenjaminE