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22 replies to this topic  – Started by Tazmaniac , May 25 2011 11:06 PM

#1 Tazmaniac

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:06 PM

Oh it's not that sort of swinging party then......Posted Image


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#2 Cherno

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:22 AM

-1 for false advertising
+1 for the actual MOC, though  :pir_laugh2:

Needs another background, though. Maybe black, then play with some colored lightning?

All in all, a solid, lively, fun little MOC.
What exactly are the two sailors in the bottom left doing? Is the left one feeding fish to a drunkard who is lying on teh table?  :pir_wacko:

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:32 AM

Looks like a really fun party. I'll be heading over soon after work! Just hope I don't get whacked with a fish.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:34 AM

View PostCherno, on 26 May 2011 - 12:22 AM, said:

-1 for false advertising
+1 for the actual MOC, though  :pir_laugh2:

Needs another background, though.
Nice :pirate_skel1:



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#5 Tazmaniac

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:58 AM

View PostCherno, on 26 May 2011 - 12:22 AM, said:

-1 for false advertising
Your not the only one put out, just look at miss Swans expression of disappointment at the lame "swingers" party. Posted Image

View PostCherno, on 26 May 2011 - 12:22 AM, said:

What exactly are the two sailors in the bottom left doing? Is the left one feeding fish to a drunkard who is lying on teh table?  Posted Image
Not sure what's going on there.... looks a bit fishy to me.

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#6 Mister Phes

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:54 AM

TazManiac, you've certainly captured the rowdiness and mayhem of piratical feztivities in this creation of yours.

But I'm wondering about the lighting...  The upper right looks a bit washed out - did you use natural lighting?


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:07 AM

Excellent....no it's AWESOME 'Taz'.....I guess he's just hanging around ! :pir_laugh2:
Keep on drinking that RUM ! :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:51 AM

Cheers for the kind words guys. Posted Image

View PostMister Phes, on 26 May 2011 - 07:54 AM, said:

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But I'm wondering about the lighting...  The upper right looks a bit washed out - did you use natural lighting?

I've used both the flash and natural light, otherwise the photos come out grainy when using just one light source.
My camera is a point and click and the steps between exposure are huge, so it's a choice between under or over exposure. With studio lights or lamps I could do a lot better even with my lame camera but these are things I don't have access to.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:18 AM

Great color balance for the whole scene. Those fleshie heads go great on those vintage bodies! Nice touch  :pir-cry_happy:
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:10 AM

Just noticed how you used a dark blue plume to simulate a spilled drink below the table. Cool!

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:28 AM

Great little MOC :thumbup:  I like how you did the stairs, and there are enough things/details to look at.
I thought pirates mostly drank rum, but these guys seem to drink some very strange things :pir-classic:
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:39 AM

Man I got my hopes up! Then I realized its a little odd to want to see a LEGO swingers party  :pir_laugh2: Great job on a rowdy little scene packed with movement. The picture quality has already been commented on, so wont add to that.

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#13 Tazmaniac

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:47 PM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on 26 May 2011 - 11:28 AM, said:

snip I thought pirates mostly drank rum, but these guys seem to drink some very strange things Posted Image
Absinthe! not the most common pirate drink but a nice change. Nothing messes you up like absinthe.


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The picture quality has already been commented on, so wont add to that.
All my MOCs suffer this sad fate....if only you could see them in real life or through a good lens I'm sure they would be far more enjoyable to view......I might need to stop buying LEGO for a while and invest in a good DSLR. It's amazing how much depth of field you loose through a crap camera.Posted Image
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:10 AM

View PostTazManiac, on 26 May 2011 - 11:47 PM, said:

Absinthe! not the most common pirate drink but a nice change. Nothing messes you up like absinthe.

ha ha, great touch!

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:14 AM

View PostTazManiac, on 26 May 2011 - 11:47 PM, said:

All my MOCs suffer this sad fate....if only you could see them in real life or through a good lens I'm sure they would be far more enjoyable to view......I might need to stop buying LEGO for a while and invest in a good DSLR. It's amazing how much depth of field you loose through a crap camera.Posted Image
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There are a lot of things you can do to improve yr photography before you make the jump to a DSLR. Do you have a lightbox? Seriously, i can highly recommend them for photographing smaller MOC's, they help diffuse the light  evenly and get rid of harsh shadows and glare. You can make them out of an old cardboard box, some white paper and some thin white cloth, so it's not expensive at all. Also, a couple of extra lamps would be a good investment - nothing fancy, just a couple of $15 cheapies from kmart or similar do the job.  :pir-classic:

ps. Swinger's party! Oh you.  :pir_laugh2: It's a great little scene.
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#16 Tazmaniac

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:23 AM

@ Brig.Brick, A nine inch nails fan are we?

@ Gabe, I'll give it a shot (no pun intended). I did study photography a long time ago but that was with a real camera and a dark room, a lot more fun. I've got a really really good camera but it's not digital, So I won't need to buy new lenses when I get a DSLR.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:35 AM

View PostTazManiac, on 27 May 2011 - 06:23 AM, said:

@ Brig.Brick, A nine inch nails fan are we?


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:46 AM

Wow! That chandelier is really nice, big time! Your MOCs are getting better and better Taz.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:48 AM

Nice and funny MOC indeed!

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:26 AM

Cheers for the kind words Ratshot and for the blog Dreamweb my next pirate vig should be up in the next day or two.Posted Image

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:00 PM

If only you could buy european absinthe in america. We only have the non-trippin kind. You have to order the good kind here and it's around two-hundred dollars a bottle. That's without overseas shipping.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:10 PM

Great MOC! It looks like Jack is drinking some radioactive rum!  :pir-tongue:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:58 PM

View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 01 June 2011 - 03:00 PM, said:

If only you could buy european absinthe in america. We only have the non-trippin kind. You have to order the good kind here and it's around two-hundred dollars a bottle. That's without overseas shipping.

It was banned in Australia too for a while ( the stuff with "wormwood" in it ), but now you can get the good stuff here again. There is a guy in the blue mountains that brews to the legal maximum of Wormwood...... drink in moderation!! best served with sugar and flames!

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