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  1. Hey guys, well after 7 months of filming I have finally finished my feature film Battle of Kerak. There's some new techniques I learned , chroma key, adding in special effects, this was a lot of fun and and it adds to the movie. Things I don't like are I filmed 24fps which on a lot of scenes I didn't take enough photos so the animation looks a little choppy and too fast. When I started filming back in Oct I started off using a logitech C-920 webcam and sony movie studio 9.0. and the capture mode. Then in Jan. of this year I upgraded to a Nikon d3300 which I then was using Digicam for about 70% of this film. By the end of the film I finally upgraded to Dragonframe which is great and helps out alot! I love how you have instant playback and onionskin to help out. The film battle of Kerak was inspired by Kingdom of heaven, and the show Arn. I decided to make my own story of the film and here it is. Please comment, like ,subscribe or just simply watch the film. Thanks guys and hope you enjoy Youtube Link Battle Of Kerak Film -Matt-
  2. Very great build! At first glance I didn't even think this was made out of Legos. Awesome though and good use of colors, the ground plates make the structure really pop.
  3. Great Review. Sadly the figure I wanted to see most is still kept secret. I wanna know what the big deal is with him? Since I love pirates so much this is the one figure in this series I'm most excited about.
  4. Hello fellow Eurobrickers, For the past 4 months now I've been working on a new Brickfilm. Its nearing its completion so I decided to throw some clips together and make a trailer. The film is about the great crusade, it follows a young Hospitaller Knight who is traveling to Kerak castle in search of a new life. When arriving trouble begins, war happens shortly after! heres the Trailer, Please like, Subscribe, and comment if you like what you see, and thanks for watching. YOUTUBE_LINK
  5. Very nice video! The animation looks great.
  6. Very awesome job man!! I loved all the effects you added and the camera style you did filming all the chase scenes. What kind of camera did you use?
  7. Now looking at armies, I feel like the old bluecoats with the red look like the Prussian army. The new bluecoats with the white now look more like French, although they fly the same flag.
  8. This is a great looking ship you have here. I like the rigging an sails. Also the whole overall design. Well done.
  9. Well I was hoping atleast for an 8-10 set theme! I mean if angry birds got a line and Potc doesn't.... I mean come on! Anyways a ship is always awesome, and Lego is smart to do so. Lego pirate ships are cash cows and double if not triple in sales, after they are retired on Ebay and other sites. Also if there testing the waters with a ship first to see if the line is worthy, well maybe we will see a line for potc. -Fingers crossed-
  10. Here are my custom crusaders I've been working on the last month. i made all the torsos myself, I did use the armor images from either , ED-209 or RAMINATOR'S from the black falcons torso. most of the lion, and some cross images I found online. I'm now working on a castle for them, I have made about 50 templers and about 10 of the rest you seen in the images. I plan to take some more pictures later. Anyways enjoy and let me know what you guys think?
  11. I just bought some Model Master spray paint to do some helmets, it had great results. I did 2 light coats with out using any primer and the paint held on great and dryed very nice.
  12. Well I can help here cause I've had the same problem as you. As far as all the steps you did are all correct. The problem, micro sol. I purchased the red bottle and applied before and after the decal was applied, However it didnt stick that well. I then bougt Mr. Mark softener. WOW, this stuff will literally melt the decals to the torso.I apply the same way before and after. When done applying I stick them under a hair dryer for about a min to melt/ dry it a bit more. The decal will still be able to come off but it will be, if you take your nail to a corner and try to rip it off. This stuff is awesome, I didnt like micro sol at all doesnt bond well to the lego plastic in my eyes. Of you are gonna invest in decals, seriously buy this solution. You will be happy.
  13. I've purchased my decal paper from They have different types of decal paper for inkjet as well as laser. So im not sure if the laser paper is made a certain way to withhold the heat maybe? Check out the site and see if there are user reviews who have used laser decal paper. Hope this helps.
  14. I have to agree with Cody. Decals are a better way to go. Plus its whatever your happy with. I used stickers long ago and will pry never use them again. This past year I just started using decals and they give off that true real minifigure look. I saw you said using micro-sol solution for decals. I have tryed that solution and was'nt happy with the results, the decal was folding in the corner spots, after handling the figure alot. However a guy at my local hobby shop suggested Mr.Marks softener, this stuff is awesome! It will almost melt the decal into the plastic. Decals are way more superior in my eyes, stickers will look fake and will have that white background around the edges of the sticker. Hope that put a little more insight for you.