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Postby Wairnie » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:24 am

Hi all,

Well this is my first post and also my first (and in the short term last, it took too long!) post-dark ages MOC, Haidos Castle.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=187675

Some deeplinks:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ognom ... idos05.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ognom ... idos02.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ognom ... idos03.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ognom ... idos08.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ognom ... idos23.jpg


And for those who are interested, a few making-of shots:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=192772

Haidos took around 8 months to build, it's kind of a large scale combination of the King's Castle, the Black Falcon Fortress and the Black Knight's Castle (the King's castle was my first major castle, i must have been around 6 at the time so it obviously has a special place in my heart).

Thanks to everyone who's posted their MOCs - had a really great time going back over all the old posts and got some great ideas and inspiration in the process.

While i think of it, just a couple of things i discovered re. photographing a model like this:
1) outside on a cloudy but not too gloomy day worked the best for me, and
2) get a tripod!! not too expensive and it made life so much easier (not too mention you just can't get some types of shots without one)

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Postby Fry_slayer » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:18 am

Solid stuff!

People coming out from Dark ages seems to always build awesome MOC.
May be i should have one too since i cant really build.
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Postby The Blue Knight » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:57 am

Wow! What an achievement sir. This is large and very well detailed. I will need much more time to pour over it. A most impressive debut, what will you do to top it? No pressure :.)

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Postby Sir Nelson » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:04 am

Welcome to CC! That is one sweet castle - and with excellent details! 8)
Only 8 months to build it, huh? :P
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Postby ottoatm » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:46 am

Wow... This is amazing. The landscaping is great - I love how there is, realistically enough, very little flat space. Also, the castle architecture is wonderful. The black-peaked roofs are perfect - I like how they all meld together on the top. I also liked the statue on the walkway (by the king in the photo) and some of the flag poles you used by the window for a decoration... gives it a very medeval or somewhat gothic feel.

There is too much to really comment on, so I will just go back and look some more. Great work~
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Postby Norro » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:26 am

Great work! this MOC has a real 'feel' to it and creates an accompanying mood instantly which I regard as a mark of a great model. I love the cluttered feel, the roofs, and the almost fanciful combination of building details... For a debut this is absolutely superb! I also like the way old sets and old style knights blend in so seamlessly. Maybe it is just me but I am beginning to think even MOCs built out of the new KK2/bley materials don't readily compliment Lego's traditional knights/styles...I'll have to come back for a longer look...

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Postby The dark tide » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:07 pm

This is quite extraordinary! I have little patience when it comes to building MOCS and normally end up wrecking them before they are finished [thats if I dont have all the pieces I need]. Spending eight months on a MOC is mindboggling to me. Great job.
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Postby Bruce N H » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:31 pm

Hey Chris,

Welcome to CC - wow, now THAT's an impressive entrance. I really like the very detailed, almost baroque building style, and also the way that very few walls go straight across for very long, which makes it seem more fitted to the environment. The king caught up in the tree is really funny. The lighting gave some particularly interesting effects, like in [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ognome/Haidos/haidos06.jpg]this shot:
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That guy looks like he must be an impressive warrior, btw, is there any backstory about him? Or about the apple-obsessed king?

my first (and in the short term last, it took too long!) post-dark ages MOC


You know, you're not exactly required to do multi-baseplate, full-scale castles. It is okay to do small fortresses, town buildings, carts, catapults, etc - the sort of thing that could take an afternoon or a weekend. We won't get mad. :wink:

Great work, and I hope you stick around here and join in more of the fun.

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Postby Romas » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:08 pm

Absolutely fantastic!!!

The details are all really inspiring. And this castle is, above all, very original.
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Postby Mike Viper » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:31 pm

the sort of thing that could take an afternoon or a weekend. We won't get mad.


Trust me, they don't get mad, cause that's what all my stuff is lately (not enough lego to go serious).

Wow.......that's absolutly awsome to the core man! i can't even pic out critisizm cause you outwieghed any with coolness. You even put detail on the wall windows, your collection of stone minifigs is impressive. Welcome of this fair and cool place we call CC, hope you like it, and I look forward to seeing more.

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Postby eNiGMa » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:03 pm

This is incredible! :o When I first clicked the deeplink, I thought one side was part of a ruin because of the odd shape. But when I looked closer, I found that it was whole; seeing this has been a wonderful breath of fresh air from the castles we usually see. I sat here for a long time just letting everything sink in, and I'll definitely be going back to it once the folder is public.

Welcome to CC! :D
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Postby ragnarok » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:37 pm

First of all welcome to CC!

I don't know how to explain what I felt after looking at all the pictures. I'm not surprised building this took you 8 months. It's so beautiful, asemetric, lively, with wonderful scenery, a lot of GREAT detail (I'm a sucker for statues in MOCs), and yet creating quite a realistic feeling. And it's awesome that you paid so much attention to the pics. They've come fantastic.
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Postby ottoatm » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:46 pm

Bruce N H wrote:The lighting gave some particularly interesting effects, like in [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ognome/Haidos/haidos06.jpg]this shot:
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That guy looks like he must be an impressive warrior, btw, is there any backstory about him?


I agree... I actually missed this shot, but it's a beauty! Nice combination with the fig-head, helmet and especially sword... he looks very royal... but a bit sneaky. It seems like this castle is bustling with character (and characters).
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Postby Sibley » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:50 pm

Very cool, has a fantasy-type castle look to it but still seems realistic. I can't wait for the gallery to come public! Also, nice landscaping and action of figs.
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Postby Jacob C. » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:49 pm

This is an excellent fantasy type castle!
There's a lot going on in this castle and everything is wondefully detailed.
I love how the castle is just crammed with detail and landscaping.

I like how you made this corner tower:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ognome/Haidos/haidos11.jpg

This overhead shot is also great:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1880473

There's so much detail
I love it!

Great job on taking pictures too, all the pics look great.
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