The Outpost, 1700s
Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:24 PM
I acquired one of the newer Redcoat shakos at the BaM bar a couple months ago, but until now I'd never had a use for it. I don't own any Redcoat torsos, so I decided I'd use a Crusader torso. A later soldier of the faction. From there, I decided to do a 'part 2' version of my MOC, The Outpost.
I debated between making the lower level a storage area or a prison with a pirate in it. In the end, I opted to use the latter to continue the theme from my Castle version of the MOC of a peaceful scene with one minifig.
I love this thing. Really happy with how it turned out. I always thought that TLG's cannon were too big. Plus the black head-black fez combo worked beautifully here.
Originally I was going to have this guy holding his musket pointed up to the sky in a typical guard's pose, but I wanted to try out my flex tubing arm technique in conjunction with a musket. And it's another connection between this and the Castle version. (where the guard was aiming a crossbow over the wall.
I always love including brick-built birds. They always look better than the prefab ones, too me. I also tried to work more on my rockwork here. I always have trouble with that. The piece of grass is the perfect touch of green here, if I do say so myself.
I knew I wanted to have a lot of detail back here, but once I decided it would be a storage area, I went with all-brown items. I think it's a great addition of detailing that makes the scene more realistic, but being in one color, it blends nicely into the wooden portions of the outpost itself, allowing viewers to concentrate on the soldier and cannon. (which, of course, are the focal points of the MOC)
Fire in the hole!
I just had to say it.
More flex tubing comes into play here. Stuffing the flame piece into the end looks a lot better that the 4L bar and telescope combo that TLG uses, I think.
Finished August 2011. The SNOT wall technique I first saw used by Dan Church, and the cannon was inspired by SlyOwl. C&C welcome; thanks for looking!
Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:34 PM
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:21 PM
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:05 AM
Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:10 AM
the tube use for arms is also good, at first I didn't notice till you told us. Your small canon design is one of the better I have seen, great chose of bricks there.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 01:04 PM
Do you mind if I borrow your idea?
Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:56 PM
It contains many nice techniques, and I especially like the cannon design a lot.
Also good job on photographing. Somehow the flex tubing arms look a bit weird to me.
But still, nice job and a well deserved spot on the blog
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:21 AM
I don't like the tube arms though, and in terms of posability you can achieve relatively the same effect using regular arms.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:26 AM
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 03:50 PM
I also like your cannon design, hes made in the right proportions!
Edited by Bjornu, 08 September 2011 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:03 AM
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