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1001st Post Celebration

Postby Athos » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:34 pm

Yes, this is my 1001th... or is that 1001st post? At any rate, I consider it to be quite the milestone. As such, I have created three vignettes to celebrate, each depicting a scene occurring c. 1001 A.D.

First, Leif Erikson lands in America:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Vignettes/Historic/1001AD/vinland1.jpg

More info at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Ericson

Second, King Stephen I receives the Holy Crown from Pope Silvester:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Vignettes/Historic/1001AD/stepheni1.jpg

More info at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_I_of_Hungary

Lastly, the Chinese discover gunpowder:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Vignettes/Historic/1001AD/gunpowder1.jpg

More info at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder

All three together:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Vignettes/Historic/1001AD/1001.jpg

The whole millenial gallery:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=179709

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Postby E of Alshire » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:36 pm

That's quite good, especially Eriksson. Was his boat really that small? :wink:

Actually, you could probably have put this in Castle MOCs, rather than General. Looks great!
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Postby eNiGMa » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:10 am

As always, good work. My favorite is King Stephen; it looks solid and Dark Age-ish.

Congrats on your 1001st post! :D
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Postby JoshWedin » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:12 am

Excellent MOCs! All three are very well done. The Leif Erikson one made me laugh, the King and Pope is elegant, but the Chinese one is my favorite. But I was expecting an explosion before I clicked on the link. ;) I have a feeling that the "discovery" of gunpowder was quite a shock to the inventor...

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Postby Glencaer » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:41 am

I tend to agree with Josh - I don't think the discovery of gun power was done purposely - more like some saltpetre got mixed together and BOOM!

Also, I think the king would go before the pope to be crowned, but it doesn't matter all that much.

Excellent MOCs and a great theme!

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Re: 1001st Post Celebration

Postby smcginnis » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:04 am

I really like these, my favorite is the viking one (because it's outdoors), followed by the chinese (love the building), and then the king one.
Athos wrote:Yes, this is my 1001th... or is that 1001st post?

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Postby TheBohrok » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:23 am

Great vignettes Steve! I admit that when I first read what the second vig said, I had to look again as I thought it read "Stephen King receives the Holy Crown from Pope Silvester." :lol:
That one is probably my favourite; the steps and the stone artwork overhead look nice. I also like your little viking boat as well.
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Postby lord azreal » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:46 pm

i just thought of another way of making a discovering gunpowder moc...

anyway, congrats!
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Postby Athos » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:09 pm

Also, I think the king would go before the pope to be crowned, but it doesn't matter all that much.


Well according to wikipedia, the Pope sent him the crown. :)

But I was expecting an explosion before I clicked on the link. ;) I have a feeling that the "discovery" of gunpowder was quite a shock to the inventor...


I hadn't even thought about that. It probably would have made a better vignette, especially if you use that scared guy face.

1001st. ;)


How about post #1001

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