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#1 Dr Rod

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:57 AM

Dr Rod has received word that construction has completed on his embassy located in the coastal town of Hykerbia, on the South Eastern border of Mitgardia.

Ths embassy is designed to reflect the moods and character of Nocturnus, as well as to fit in with the Architecture of Hykerbia.

Tomcat's description of Hykerbia is below:
Our climate is temperate with a sea port view on your porch, snow cap mountain in your backyard and expansive farmland just outside the walls. The city is a mix of old historical medieval style of wood,rock and mortar, Nordic and Dwarvish homesteads and a rapidly growing urbanised Victorian style with glass and bricks.

The embassy is available for all Nocturnians to visit, the Nocturnian vegetation, lava and swamp features should make any Nocturnians feel right at home.


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A couple of members of the North Rakath Mountains Trading Company are discussing a trade deal with a local Mitgardian dwarf, a couple of orcs have just entered and Lord Mocka the cat watches over all visitors.


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The embassy is particularly attractive after hours when the true beauty of the Nocturnian lava and swamp features can be appreciated.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:03 AM

Interesting roof design, and such a great quantity of tiles used.  :laugh:
I like the pics with light enhances the feeling of lava and polluting swamp.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:22 AM

Brilliant roof, and great job on the smaller details like the foliage and windows. Yet another excellent standard MOC  :thumbup:

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:06 AM

That is a great roof! You´ve managed to give the moc the right atmosphere.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:13 AM

Some really nice techniques Dr. The roof is quite nice. Lovely to see some tastes of home on offer as well  :thumbup:

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

Love the roof technique and the tile facade on the building.  I hope one day Ill have enough of those tiles without destroying all my modular houses to do something similar!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

I love it Dr Rod!!! This is most beautiful especially the night scene! How did you know we Hykerbians have Ballroom dining, fireworks and drinking parties till the late of night :x

The roof tiling and brickwork are what I like most.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:56 PM

Awesome, looks like a proper modern bungalow with a fantasy twist and I'm a big fan of those light bricks :drool:  I think the roof could have done with a chimney of sorts, mind you, if you have underfloor lava heating then you won't need one  :tongue:   The abundance of tiles and the roof bricks is great, it has a nice modular building style fealing to it.  :thumbup:
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

That is one very attractive building, I would go as far as saying it was almost "sexy". It is really eye catching, and I think one of the sharpest we have seen. The lights are a great touch, keep up the awesome work!

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

Thanks for all the comments folks!!

I have been wanting to make a roof with those bricks for a few months, glad I finally got my act together!!

The roof is made from these: http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=47457

Some thief has bought most of the dark red ones though!! :tongue: I have plans for a bigger building using the same roof tiling system (with about 1000 of these) for Dr Rod's lair. I actually built the entire rear of the roof too, but none of the photos show it!!

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

I am sure even the most fearsome Northmen will cross the street to pass by the house at the opposite side :tongue:

Like everyone else already said: great technic for the roof!! It really gives a nice result.


How you did the lighting of the lava and swamp?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

Interesting roof design indeed. I also like the red and grey tiles working together. Especially at the windows.

Always such a great addition when lights are added to a MOC.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

I love the roof, to bad that it is so shiny on that pictures  :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:09 PM

That roof is excellent! Which bricks are used?

The whole scene just breaths evil. The pits with the lights under is great! Lucky for us that it´s in Mitgardia and not Avalonia!  :wink:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

View Postde Gothia, on 17 February 2012 - 12:09 PM, said:

... Which bricks are used?

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I have 8 bricks of them in red or less, so its great to see that Dr Rod used them in this quantity of that building :thumbup:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

View PostHersbrucker, on 17 February 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:

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I have 8 bricks of them in red or less, so its great to see that Dr Rod used them in this quantity of that building :thumbup:

They are dark red and I used around 350 on the embassy. I did the rear too, even though it can't be seen in the photos!!  :wacko:  

I have 1000 of them, got a big roof coming for Dr Rod's Rakath Mtns lair some time  :devil:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

View PostDr Rod, on 17 February 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

I have 1000 of them...
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

Never seen this style roof used before but it looks awesome just like the walls!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

You've got some really nice building techniques here.  Using that roof piece is a great idea!  I love the tiling on the house though.  The use of 2x1s instead of larger tiles really gives it a bricks n mortar feel.  It really makes your embassy pop!  I also love your piece usage for the flowers/plant on the right side of the house.  And of course the lighting is awesome.  Great job!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:54 AM

This fits so well with the Hykerbia vibe, quite a brave and very successful idea go for this relatively "modern" style of building.  I really like the vegetation.  Brickwork around the windows especially is great, and of course the light bricks take it up another level.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:08 AM

View Postrobuko, on 18 February 2012 - 12:54 AM, said:

This fits so well with the Hykerbia vibe, quite a brave and very successful idea go for this relatively "modern" style of building.  I really like the vegetation.  Brickwork around the windows especially is great, and of course the light bricks take it up another level.
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Dr Rod decided to establish his embassy in the "rapidly growing urbanised Victorian style with glass and bricks" part of Hykerbia. I liked the idea of the "modernised" section of Hykerbia, it is a trading port and there would likely be a bit of money around...

Next door is a trade office for the North Rakath Trading Company (NRTC), a successful trading group of which Dr Rod is part owner. I have MOCS planned for the NRTC in the next few months...

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:16 AM

Lovely embassy Dr. Rod!  :thumbup: I think i like the nightime shot the best - so deliciously creepy. It looks like some of the interior light spills through the gaps in the roof tiles - is that so, or is it just reflections? Looks great anyway, like the house itself is mysteriously glowing.  :thumbup:
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

The roofing is really cool on this MOC. :classic:  It looks really authentic. I also really appreciate the red bricks around the windows and the windows themselves also look really good somehow. Good lighting effects!
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