Aanchir, on 19 November 2010 - 11:08 PM, said:
Also, Zeya, I'm a bit curious about your set "6066 Camouflaged Outpost". You used a lot of modern-day colors in place of the older versions, which doesn't make sense now that Universe mode allows for pretty much any color besides some obscure glitter, metallic, and chrome colors. For instance, you could easily recolor the goblets from 297 Warm Gold to 24 Yellow, the light gray parts from 194 Medium Stone Grey to 2 Grey (old light grey), the dark gray parts from 199 Dark Stone Grey to 27 Dark Grey (old dark grey), and the brown parts from 192 Reddish Brown to 25 Earth Orange (old brown). With these changes, the set could overall be made a lot more authentic.
The color names on Bricklink don't match the color names in LDD, so I just kind of eyeball it. I had no idea what color the old gray would be, so I used the default light gray on the main color chart in LDD. And there are so many browns, I don't know which is which. How do you determine which colors to use when you make a set?
As for the goblets, I couldn't find the exact part number in LDD, so I used a different part number, and yellow didn't exist as a valid color for that replacement, so I just left it as its gold color. With things like that, I'm not sure if we're shooting to keep it close to the original set, or leaning more towards trying to make the set buyable. I guess now that I think about it, it's kind of pointless to make it buyable since there are so many errors anyway.
Any advice you want to give would be great. I'm more than happy to make another pass and correct some of these issues. (I'll be busy until week after next, however.) I'm just a little confused on the whole color thing in general.
P.S. My 6071 Forestmens Crossing will have similar color issues, and I'll make sure to fix it also once it's clear to me how to determine which colors to use.
Edited by Zeya, 19 November 2010 - 11:34 PM.