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#1 oo7

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 02:16 AM

Ahoy there!
Here be my latest work in progress - a diorama inspired by the dubious prospect of a new official pirate line. I'm still debating over whether to include a railing around the gallery up top, laying tiles for shingles on the roof, or adding more vegetation in the cliff face. Also, the redcoat torso designs are custom decals, so don't be alarmed. :pir-tongue:

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 02:26 AM

What an awsome little MOC. Looks great!  :thumbup:

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 02:42 AM

WOW! Great WIP, oo7! As usual, your MOCs amaze me. I think that, as an Imperial Lighthouse, it shouldn't  have foliage on the side- that sort of thing belongs on a Pirate outpost, in my opinion. :pir-tongue:
I like the ship; I love the use of the flags on the side. Also, does the lighthouse's rock base have any interior?

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:44 AM

Awesome WIP oo7,

I just have a couple questions.  Is that a Brickarms M1 the soldier at the bottom is carrying?  Would they really put a cannon so close to the lighthouse?  Just seems like too easy of a target.  None the less, I really like it, thank for sharing.


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 11:02 AM

Really nice one oo7 :pir-wub:!
I´ve always loved lighthouses and I think yours to be very fine! Imo it doesn´t need railing!
Keep up the excellent work :thumbup:!

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 11:33 AM

Hello 007,

this is really a very beautiful model.
I like the palm also very much.

Have you made the uniforms of the figures yourself?


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 01:01 PM

Awesome WIP, oo7 - the SNOT-iness just adds to the awesomeness of the moc. :thumbup:
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Posted 10 August 2008 - 02:41 PM

Nice! But I think the glass top of that lighthouse looks kind of too modern

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 04:27 PM

Great work, like a real oo7 Masterpiece!

I love that rounded wall technique.
About the railing, I don't think you need it. Perhaps that would be a little overkill.
As for the vegetation, I think it would look very nice, and perhaps even more realistic. I'd give it a try!

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Also, the redcoat torso designs are custom decals, so don't be alarmed.  :pir-tongue:

They look fine!  :thumbup:   Care to give us a close up of the torso?

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 04:30 PM

View PostSwab, on Aug 9 2008, 09:26 PM, said:

What an awsome little MOC. Looks great!  :thumbup:

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Thank you!

View PostAdam, on Aug 9 2008, 09:42 PM, said:

WOW! Great WIP, oo7! As usual, your MOCs amaze me. I think that, as an Imperial Lighthouse, it shouldn't  have foliage on the side- that sort of thing belongs on a Pirate outpost, in my opinion. :pir-tongue:
I like the ship; I love the use of the flags on the side. Also, does the lighthouse's rock base have any interior?
Indeed it does, although it's fairly small and has remained empty. I doubt it matters since you really couldn't see it anyway without dismantling entire structure apart. Anyway, thanks for the compliments!

View PostGen. Knowledge, on Aug 10 2008, 01:44 AM, said:

Awesome WIP oo7,

I just have a couple questions.  Is that a Brickarms M1 the soldier at the bottom is carrying?  Would they really put a cannon so close to the lighthouse?  Just seems like too easy of a target.  None the less, I really like it, thank for sharing.


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Yes, Brickarms M1 indeed. It's a bit anachronistic, but perhaps a little less so than the flared musket produced by The LEGO Group. In regards to cannon, I believe it is plausible and I have found some similar reference on the web however sparingly. I think that if you had such a nice lighthouse, you'd want it protected as well, no? :pir-tongue:

View PostCopMike, on Aug 10 2008, 06:02 AM, said:

Really nice one oo7 :pir-wub:!
I´ve always loved lighthouses and I think yours to be very fine! Imo it doesn´t need railing!
Keep up the excellent work :thumbup:!

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Many thanks, Officer! I think I'll be sticking with your opinion about the railings.  :pir-classic:

View PostCaptain K., on Aug 10 2008, 06:33 AM, said:

Hello 007,

this is really a very beautiful model.
I like the palm also very much.

Have you made the uniforms of the figures yourself?
Yes, they're custom torso decals that I've designed myself for the most part, only using a preexisting one as a template for the bandoliers.

View PostLt. Col. Thok, on Aug 10 2008, 08:01 AM, said:

Awesome WIP, oo7 - the SNOT-iness just adds to the awesomeness of the moc. :thumbup:
Thank you, am glad you appreciate that.

View PostAntsa Antero, on Aug 10 2008, 09:41 AM, said:

Nice! But I think the glass top of that lighthouse looks kind of too modern
Thanks, but from the research I've done it stands authentic for the time period, early 19th century.

View PostMr Tiber, on Aug 10 2008, 11:27 AM, said:

Great work, like a real oo7 Masterpiece!

I love that rounded wall technique.
About the railing, I don't think you need it. Perhaps that would be a little overkill.
As for the vegetation, I think it would look very nice, and perhaps even more realistic. I'd give it a try!

They look fine!  :thumbup:   Care to give us a close up of the torso?
Thank you, Mr. Tiber! More realism can be added by more vegetation perhaps, but only for bits far up on the cliff face. I'll see what I can do in regards to the close up shot.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:23 AM

How did I miss this MOC?  This seems to be occurring all too frequently lately and I hope it's because you MOCers are building so many great MOCs I can't possibly keep up with them!

I'll flag this one as frontpage material as well - that's the third for today!


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:30 AM

oo7,

The torsos you used look a lot like the torsos used in the new Pirate sets.  Are your's custom decals or did you get a hold of some new Lego soldiers?


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:39 AM

Incredibly innovative and impressive! I really love the rounding technique you used to build the lighthouse by using assorted pieces instead of just cylinders alone. I also love the different colors, it makes the entire MOC more realistic. The wooden door plank is pretty ingenious, too. I agree that you should add some foliage, and maybe even a couple of more details such as a ladder.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:45 AM

Great MOC. I like the use of the large gat door for a dock. Very inventive. I also enjoyed the technique to make the lighthouse.

View Postoo7, on Aug 10 2008, 11:30 AM, said:

Yes, they're custom torso decals that I've designed myself for the most part, only using a preexisting one as a template for the bandoliers.

Could ye be persuaded to post it oo7? It would be good to do something with my extra red torsoes and shakos.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:14 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Aug 19 2008, 09:23 PM, said:

How did I miss this MOC?  This seems to be occurring all too frequently lately and I hope it's because you MOCers are building so many great MOCs I can't possibly keep up with them!

I'll flag this one as frontpage material as well - that's the third for today!
Not yet, Lord Admiral, it's only a WIP! :pir-tongue: I'll be posting some updated pictures later on featuring those roof shingles but I still need to figure out whether or not to somehow work in that small cutter.....

View PostGrimmClaw, on Aug 19 2008, 09:39 PM, said:

Incredibly innovative and impressive! I really love the rounding technique you used to build the lighthouse by using assorted pieces instead of just cylinders alone. I also love the different colors, it makes the entire MOC more realistic. The wooden door plank is pretty ingenious, too. I agree that you should add some foliage, and maybe even a couple of more details such as a ladder.
Ah, thanks very much for your feedback! :pir-classic:

View PostNorrington, on Aug 19 2008, 09:45 PM, said:

Great MOC. I like the use of the large gat door for a dock. Very inventive. I also enjoyed the technique to make the lighthouse.


Could ye be persuaded to post it oo7? It would be good to do something with my extra red torsoes and shakos.
Thank you, Commodore. I most certainly can get that up for you but be warned, I had to play with the size and the red hue to get it the best match. Somehow I found the red one of the toughest colors to work with and could only reach satisfaction with the use of glossy photo paper, unlike blue, black, or grey torsos that I've printed in the past on regular paper.....

And just to reiterate, I have designed this torso over another one made by one of our members (ImperialShawdows) only leaving the bandoliers and the center black buttons from the original. So, partial credit goes to him.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:40 AM

That torso is very good. I must say it is probably better than what LEGO will do. I've seen the torsos in catalog pictures on BS, so this is very close. Great work!
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:44 PM

Well, what to say about such a keen work?
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:26 PM

Well, having added the roof shingles and displayed it at Brickfair, I suppose this is now finished.  :pir-classic:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:36 PM

View Postoo7, on Sep 1 2008, 12:26 PM, said:

Well, having added the roof shingles and displayed it at Brickfair, I suppose this is now finished.  :pir-classic:

Oh, very nice. I must admit the shingles on the roof don't make much difference, I was thinking you might do a roof something like Cafe Corner. I notice you have that battle of Lexington Green MOC cannon there. The rebels going to tae the lighthouse so the fleet goes on the rocks?

Either way, great work!  :pir-classic:
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:45 PM

View Postoo7, on Sep 2 2008, 03:26 AM, said:

Well, having added the roof shingles and displayed it at Brickfair
What kind of reaction did it receive at Brickfair?


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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:47 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Aug 19 2008, 06:23 PM, said:

How did I miss this MOC?  This seems to be occurring all too frequently lately and I hope it's because you MOCers are building so many great MOCs I can't possibly keep up with them!

I'll flag this one as frontpage material as well - that's the third for today!
You MISSED this? How dare you! Such a fine MOC shouldn't go unnoticed for so long!

How did they appreciate it at Brickfair?

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:17 PM

very nice  :pir-classic:   with the cannon it look to me like a lighthouse thet showthe way into a harboiur area or something like that, then you could want  some first line of defence of the area :) the brown thing that stick out of the water infront, what is that?

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:30 PM

007:  I love your building style.  This is really another one of your outstanding MOCs.  I love the combination of a lighthouse and a soldier fortress.  I just got done posting a few pictures of Playmobil's Soldier Fortress.

I esp. like the small ship and how you added the colored flags. The sails are very nice as well.

Great job!

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:29 PM

View PostNorrington, on Sep 1 2008, 12:36 PM, said:

Oh, very nice. I must admit the shingles on the roof don't make much difference, I was thinking you might do a roof something like Cafe Corner. I notice you have that battle of Lexington Green MOC cannon there. The rebels going to tae the lighthouse so the fleet goes on the rocks?

Either way, great work!  :pir-classic:
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View PostMister Phes, on Sep 1 2008, 12:45 PM, said:

What kind of reaction did it receive at Brickfair?
Sitting next to my more intricate and respectively impressive Western Goldmine and Japanese Teahouse, it honestly didn't get as much attention from most of the visitors who came by the table, but I did get some nice compliments nonetheless from the castle/semi-ancient room coordinator Ben Ellerman and also Brickarms owner Will Champman who liked the use of his M1 Garand model both here and in some of the other pirate stuff my brother and I took along.
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View PostTordenskjold, on Sep 1 2008, 03:17 PM, said:

very nice  :pir-classic:   with the cannon it look to me like a lighthouse thet showthe way into a harboiur area or something like that, then you could want  some first line of defence of the area :) the brown thing that stick out of the water infront, what is that?
That;s actually a single door attached on it's side serving as a dock.

View PostTheBrickster, on Sep 1 2008, 03:30 PM, said:

007:  I love your building style.  This is really another one of your outstanding MOCs.  I love the combination of a lighthouse and a soldier fortress.  I just got done posting a few pictures of Playmobil's Soldier Fortress.

I esp. like the small ship and how you added the colored flags. The sails are very nice as well.

Great job!
I agree, the design of that playmobil set does look very well done. It's also a little similar to my model, which is also cool. :pir-blush: Thanks for sharing those photos (and also for the great compliments, as always).
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View Postoo7, on Sep 2 2008, 07:29 AM, said:

In some of the other pirate stuff my brother and I took along.
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WHOA!!! Hold on!  Do we have a thread for this?  That looks awesome!

If the LEGO Group were considering to release more Imperial Guard sets then I'd say go with that design!


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