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[MOC] The Colony

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This colony is supposed to be a former Spanish residence, now controlled by the British and set in the late 18th century. It is a small colony, there are neither shore batteries nor forts in this MOC. I tried to aim for a rundown look with houses that have been maintained rather than really well-kept. I also included four houses with lit windows.

As I suck at taking pictures and can lately only take them when it is already dark, the quality of the whole setting is poor - I'm still waiting for a friend to come over at the weekend to take some good pictures so please excuse the quality!

It features:

-sail patcher

-pawnbreaker

-rum distillery

-some small private houses

-a small chapel

-carriages

-blacksmith

-carpenter

-market

-harbour area

-tavern

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Main01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Streets04 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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outside01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Old01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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old04 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Night02 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Horry this is going to be good. :pir-classic:

You've got my attention, I really like the sephia style pictures too.

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I'm looking forward to see all the process in this MOC!

Great project Horry!

Greetz

Bjornu

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I like what I see here, especially that small house in the first picture, do I spot a man-of-war in the background ?

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Thank you all!

There's some small progress. I've started building the elevated section of the colony, including two new buildings. Additionally, the pawnbreaker now has got some interior. Not all building will have interior, but some are accessible from the rear. That will be all for the next few days, until my bricklink order hopefully arrives.

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Streets05 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Streets03 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Streets04 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Pawnbreaker von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

do I spot a man-of-war in the background ?

Yes, that's Centaur!

She looks alot like this, although the masts are far better, the rigging is complete and the stern section has been reworked:

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Masts 4.0 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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This is looking great already Horry! I've been considering starting up my own colony as a brickflick series once I finally complete Brickington. I'm fighting the same inward battle with myself however about time, money and space and my lack of all three!

This is looking superb however - the attention to detail is fantastic as ever and it all seems very well thought out! Keep it up! :pir-sweet:

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It's nice to actually see the HMS Centaur (if I'm not mistaken that hasn't been on the forum before?)and I can't wait for more updates. The colony looks great too- I like the representation of stones and masonry in the rustic colonies, and the design of the roofs. Looking great!

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I've been considering starting up my own colony as a brickflick series once I finally complete Brickington. I'm fighting the same inward battle with myself however about time, money and space and my lack of all three! :pir-sweet:

Yes, it's a pain in the swivel gun, so to speak! But it has one bright side: I am finally learning to properly use Bricklink :pir_laugh2:

It's nice to actually see the HMS Centaur (if I'm not mistaken that hasn't been on the forum before?)and I can't wait for more updates. The colony looks great too- I like the representation of stones and masonry in the rustic colonies, and the design of the roofs. Looking great!

Thanks! Actually, I am a bit saddened by the fact that I mostly have to use the old grey for the ground and the masonry - but I simply missed the time when the new greys came out and now I have buy my stock of these colours brick by brick....

Some more little updates: I've been adding some new structures and have begun to construct the backs of the houses you can enter. Additionally, I've been tinkering with some furniture for the governor's residence...

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Arch01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Arch02 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Streets06 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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furniture01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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This is looking amazing! I love the furniture!

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I agree the furniture is brilliant, I also love the style of the buildings with the over hangs, and balconies, if feels like a town that has grown over time into a metropolis, i would love to see the streets busy with LEGO figs.

Great Work

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Thank you both! The furniture was actually done in collaboration with my girlfriend who is getting slowly into MOCing as well :pir-cry_happy:

Just a small update today: The carpenter and the blacksmith finally got their houses. There are still things missing, of course. The coast will be made much more elaborate and the red-yellow basis of the black smith will vanish behind lower layers of street. Both are also missing a bunch of tools that I will have to build.

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BlackSmith01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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BlackSmith02 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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BlackSmith03 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Carpenter01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Carpenter04 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Almost there! I've finished the houses I will be able to build without exceeding my bugdet for this project. The only things that need to be done now are finishing the ground, doing some polishing on the details and add some more people. I've already done some tired testshots of the arrangement with minifigs. I really hope you enjoy this - and I'd love some feedback!

The tavern with a room for all those lonely sailors....

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Pleasures02 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Pleasures01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

The small chapel

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Chapel01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

The streets with some new houses and details added

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Streets01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Streets02 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

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Streets03 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr

And now I will go to bed and fall into a comatose sleep :dtired:

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This is a really cool project! I admire you for taking it on :thumbup: Looking forward to seeing it all together, I think the tavern is my favorite of your buildings so far. Hope you get a good rest :pir-sad2:

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This is a really cool project! I admire you for taking it on :thumbup: Looking forward to seeing it all together, I think the tavern is my favorite of your buildings so far. Hope you get a good rest :pir-sad2:

I did, thanks :pir-classic:

I'm not so satisfied with the roof of the tavern and I might add some more exterior, but otherwise I like it, too...

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UPDATE: I finished my building process! While I am still waiting for some good pictures to be taken, I can already proudly present some scenes in the first post! Would a shipyard member be so kind to take the "WIP" out of the title of the thread? :pir-classic:

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Awesome, only thing missing would be some blue (seawater), that doesn't have to be brick-built, a blue sheet serves well as background too.

I really love those in-street views :pir-sweet:

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beautiful work! And it really looks like what you where aiming for!

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I hope you'll get her some background for the photos, she surely deserves it!

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pirate_wubnew.gif My favourite, you've captured the style so well!

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Thank you for your kind replies :pir-sweet:

only thing missing would be some blue (seawater), that doesn't have to be brick-built, a blue sheet serves well as background too.

Yes, that's a very good idea, I'll do that :-)

I hope you'll get her some background for the photos, she surely deserves it!

I think that I'll add a digital background!

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I updated the first post with the best pictures I was able to make. It really annoys me that I cannot get myself to be satisfied with this MOC's documentation but it won't get any better. I'd appreciate comments and the removal of the WIP sub-header :pir-blush:

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I am sad to announce that a heavy storm crashed our windows while my girlfriend I I were gone over the weekend. The window shattered my entire MOC-collection apart from the Centaur... the colony has fallen victim to a storm - ironic, isn't it?

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