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#76 ZCerberus

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:57 PM

View PostRick, on Aug 14 2009, 01:55 AM, said:

Overall you've really kept it from looking as one giant white block.

This was a major concern, so that is good to hear.

I do, however, want the cathedral to tie in to the fortress section, but still remain independent... that is what I want to change the roof to bley... that way it will match the dome and look a little different from the tan/white/dark red colors of the fortress.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 06:27 PM

Such fantastic details!  That cathedral has always just made my jaw drop!
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:39 PM

Here is a dock section I am working on.  The cranes obviously aren't done as well as a few other things.  It is heavily inspired by the dock seen PotC:tCotBP.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:55 PM

Looks great Z! I love the cranes already!
I'm building docks as well, but this is just massive already! I also love the stairway up to the first floor. :thumbup:

Great job till now Z, I'm looking forward to see more! :pir-sweet:

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:05 PM

Impressive Z, the dock looks great. Now I'd really like to see a picture of the PotC dock. Or maybe I should just watch those movies.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

:pir-classic: Cool! can't wait to see the dock attached to the fort

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:01 PM

View PostCaptain Giant Haiku, on Aug 18 2009, 11:02 AM, said:

:pir-classic: Cool! can't wait to see the dock attached to the fort

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The docks are attached to a seawall that will border the village I will begin work on shortly.

Speaking of the village... what buildings should I be producing?

I considering the following- editions and suggestions welcome.

Light House
Blacksmith
Baker
Fishing hut/shack(s)
Pub/Inn
Stable
Carpenter
Gunsmith
Houses of various sizes
Barracks
Gov. Mansion
Butcher/general store type thing
Chapel (?)
"Shipping center" which would have an office for a shipping company and a supply shop for boats.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:36 PM

A shipping center is also called a Shipyard, which is an excellent idea to make. :thumbup:
I think it would be nice if there was an office of a trading company.
And a few warehouses of course. What is a large port without it?

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:32 PM

View PostCap'n Blackmoor, on Aug 18 2009, 12:36 PM, said:

A shipping center is also called a Shipyard, which is an excellent idea to make. :thumbup:

Yeah?  I have always thought of a shipyard as a place where they make ships... which is not what I wanted.  I was thinking more like the office of a trading company with a supply shop/warehouse.  Big ports need big business!

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:42 PM

I like the style of the docks. The stone foundations for the cranes really break up the brown of the docks. Maybe you could try to add some more color to break the brown here and there.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:49 PM

View PostBonaparte, on Aug 18 2009, 09:05 AM, said:

Impressive Z, the dock looks great. Now I'd really like to see a picture of the PotC dock. Or maybe I should just watch those movies.

Heh- Here is a *egablocks version that I found... I was doing a google image search to find a shot of the docks from the movie for you, but this came up in the results.  I didn't even know this was out there... I hope mine ends up looking better than this!

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Also, in the movie the whole thing is rotated 90 degrees and I am not exactly sure how one gets between the levels...

My version is certainly my own take on it- but you can see, as I said, I got alot of inspiration from the movie on the dock.

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I like the style of the docks. The stone foundations for the cranes really break up the brown of the docks. Maybe you could try to add some more color to break the brown here and there.

Good call my man.

Yes.  I tried to add some of the dark brown in there too, but it is still largely a hunk of rown.  I am considering adding some dark tan here and there and I am not done with all the railings.  

My camera also doesn't do too well in low light with the flash on... the flash just kinda removes some of the natural gaps between the bricks that give it a better look- I looks pretty nice in person (as does the Phantom which mostly looks like a black blob from my camera), so maybe I need to just open the shades, turn off the flash, and use a tripod to get a few good snaps.  I think maybe adding more on top of the docks will help too.  It is still in progress after all.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:59 PM

View PostZCerberus, on Aug 18 2009, 09:49 PM, said:

I think maybe adding more on top of the docks will help too.  It is still in progress after all.
Sure, it doesn't need to be in the construction per se, I think the details and accessories will take care of a lot of the color.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:34 PM

View PostZCerberus, on Aug 18 2009, 07:32 PM, said:

Yeah?  I have always thought of a shipyard as a place where they make ships... which is not what I wanted.  I was thinking more like the office of a trading company with a supply shop/warehouse.  Big ports need big business!
An office is part of the company right?
Mostly the office was on the shipyard site itself.
Of course you can make an office, but what is an office without the actual shipyard?

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:23 PM

Cranes have been worked on...

I Really wanted a tapered look, so these worked perfectly.  Plus. I have about 10 or so of them from the Vikings line.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

I see some great cranes there Z! They even look functional. :thumbup:
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

The cranes look Awesome!

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:52 PM

Wow those cranes look great! I also saw those in POTC and drew a quick sketch that I'm going to use in my port. This is great inspiration.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:24 PM

New updates...

Some old work got some attention...

Flag pole now has flag.

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Tiled top of fortress... I like it and it is tempting me to do more tiling.

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Added a sea wall below the fortress and a dock so I can start on a village.

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Couple of very "market village"-esque houses.

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They hinge open and are set up to be able to sit next to each other despite the hinge.  I do plan on adding more variety but I wanted to see how they look with this size and with the techniques I am employing to ensure they can sit next to each other.

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A shot of the work in progress over all.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:39 PM

Thats amazing!

But how does it stay upright?! Its hanging off the table!  :pir_laugh2:

How much roughly has this cost you? More than £1000 I am guessing?

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:20 PM

It looks amazing Z, i really like the houses as they bring some colour to the whole thing.
I agree on the tiling, it looks really nice.
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:26 PM

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on Aug 24 2009, 04:20 PM, said:

It looks amazing Z, i really like the houses as they bring some colour to the whole thing.
I agree on the tiling, it looks really nice.
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Did you print the flag on paper, or is it canvas?
Im guessing its Paper. The way the colours have turned out and the way it bends and creases. If it were canvas it would be drooping.

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View PostJoey Lock, on Aug 24 2009, 04:26 PM, said:

Im guessing its Paper. The way the colours have turned out and the way it bends and creases. If it were canvas it would be drooping.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on Aug 24 2009, 09:20 AM, said:

Did you print the flag on paper, or is it canvas?

It's paper.  I have some "outdoor canvas" but it is supposed to be used for the sails on the Phantom.

The houses are pretty generic- but with enough of them...

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how does it stay upright?! Its hanging off the table!  :pir_laugh2:

It is built on a 12 x 12 grid of light weight technic topped squares.  I think only 1/2 are hanging over the edge so it is holding up pretty well.  I think it would instantly collapse if there wasn't so much open, empty space in there keeping the weight down.

View PostAdmiral Joey Lock, on Aug 24 2009, 08:39 AM, said:

How much roughly has this cost you? More than £1000 I am guessing?

no idea- but pretty much every set and piece I have except for my pirate ships and a few UCS Star wars sets are being devoted to the harbor.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:26 PM

I really like how the MMV style houses blend in (now I'm considering buying MMV again  :pir-classic: ). The docks and wall are nice too. The tiling gives the top of the fort a really nice finish.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:06 PM

Excellent house. if i were a minifig i would live in this!
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