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#1 kabel

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:24 AM

What holds true for live in general, holds also true for Valholl. If you don't really push yourself hard enough, you'll end up beneath the brigde, in this case a build up bridge though:
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As gentrifications drives out people from the city center, the brigde quarter is where the poor and the orcs end up. It's swampy, it's wet and get's flooded ocasionally.
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So it's a good place for more or lesse shady ventures,
like smuggling in Nocturnian Whiskey:
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or selling freshly caught rats to orcs:
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However, the city has set up a tower in order to keep an eye the area
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

This has a really nice feel to it. Great work on all of the buildings and on the fig posing. The smuggler is my favorite part.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

This is great! It just all works together so well, the picture of the guard in the tower looking at the rat selling made me laugh  :laugh:
I think  you conveyed the slums feeling beautifully  :thumbup:
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

The pictures look great!  Way to go man!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

Love the rat selling =)
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

niiiice :) the orks with rat and bottle are my favorite ;)
and the water stream! :)

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

Very nice job!  I think you captured the feel of the slums perfectly!  I think I recognize that guy from my old smuggling days; isn't that Anders Durtiratbreathsson? Good job on the buildings too.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

I really like how you made the bridge into a facade.  It makes for a really economical use of parts & space.  I may have to imitiate that.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

Thanks for all the comments: btw, the bs folder is public now. It has some more pics and also some wip pics!

@HT: thanks for the positive feedback. I also had a lot of fun building this, so much going on in the slum areas of Valholl ...
@SK: yeah, if there's a slum, you gotta have rats, and after the orcs got kicked out of the sod house, they now live in this moist cave!
@Z: I finally invested the 1,50 € to buy a large piece of white card board. Seems like it works now. I guess the lighting could still be a little better ...
@Cara: You know, somehow a man's gotta make a living, even if its selling rats to lazy orcs ...
@Angeli: it's the first time I tried to make SNOT water and I'm convinced now!
@NM: yeah, that might be Anders, but you never know, it's the wolf pack after all ...
@Jareth: I visited a friend in Erfurt the other day and saw this:
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I didn't have enough pieces to build the whole thing, so I came up with the idea to just make the facade and sure, go ahead and borrow!
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

View Postkabel, on 23 May 2012 - 06:55 PM, said:

I didn't have enough pieces to build the whole thing, so I came up with the idea to just make the facade and sure, go ahead and borrow!

I think it's a great solution to just build the front of the buildings, even more with the max size of 32x32. And also a great idea to build on a bridge.
It really feels like slums. The swamp feeling, with the foilage works great en the minifigs action with smuglers and ratsellers is also well thought off. And ofcourse there is a watchtower, nothing goes unseen in the capital :wink: And about that house, love the roof it looks old! :thumbup:

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:16 PM

That's one of my favourite "historical" scenes I've seen recently. It's just got loads of character in a fairly small scene. I really like it. Love the water effect, nice and simple.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

View PostEcclesiastes, on 24 May 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

I think it's a great solution to just build the front of the buildings, even more with the max size of 32x32. And also a great idea to build on a bridge.
At first I was a little sceptical about the size limitations, but then I found out that 32x32 actually makes one think about how to cope with limited size and therefore you come up with interesting solutions. I might go for more 32x32 mocs becaue so far those were my best ones

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It really feels like slums. The swamp feeling, with the foilage works great en the minifigs action with smuglers and ratsellers is also well thought off. And ofcourse there is a watchtower, nothing goes unseen in the capital :wink: And about that house, love the roof it looks old! :thumbup:
Yeah, the Jarl is watching you, hehe, couldn't leave those orcs uninspectd!!

View PostAsh, on 24 May 2012 - 05:16 PM, said:

That's one of my favourite "historical" scenes I've seen recently. It's just got loads of character in a fairly small scene. I really like it. Love the water effect, nice and simple.
Thank you very much for this compliment.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:46 AM

Cool scene! I really love the foliage and the snotted stream. Nice details and it looks very busy which is great.

I do would suggest to built the side of the facade a bit aswell. In the first picture you can clearly see that it is just the front, maybe you can close the two studs side, I think it would make it even better.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:10 PM

Nice one! Love all the details and all the different stories about the people in the slums!

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

View PostBlaze, on 25 May 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

I do would suggest to built the side of the facade a bit aswell. In the first picture you can clearly see that it is just the front, maybe you can close the two studs side, I think it would make it even better.
Thanks for the feedback. And yes, I thought about that too. And I guess it would have made sense. However, the brigde was meant as a crosscut, and so I ended up like this. But right, it does look kinda silly like this!

View Postde Gothia, on 25 May 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:

Nice one! Love all the details and all the different stories about the people in the slums!
Thank you DG. Looking at it, I even thought of more stories. The problem is that once I get done building I'm usually way too impatient to have it sitting at my desk another day before taking pictures :classic:
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:40 AM

Nice build!  I really like the whole scene along the river bank, and so much activity going on down there.  I also really like the way you've built the main building along the bank, and I agree that house-front is a great option to add a lot of character without taking up a lot of space.  

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