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#1 Scouty

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:10 AM

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A find via Brickshelf.com. Don't you find it mighty fine?

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:47 AM

Why yes, mighty fine indeed. More pictures must be being added, as the folder isn't public, but so far I can see this is simply awesome! :laugh:
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:08 AM

View Postiamded, on Apr 27 2008, 12:47 AM, said:

Why yes, mighty fine indeed. More pictures must be being added, as the folder isn't public, but so far I can see this is simply awesome! :laugh:
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:55 AM

Looks great.  I can't wait to see more.
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:12 AM

I think it's not only mighty fine but mighty fantastic! Yes, more pics would be nice indeed! And I like the colour scheme. There are lots of soldier buildings that are white and that big building of the port is white as well. So this port goes with the soldier sets well.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:32 PM

Really good!  :thumbup:

I specially like the idea of doing in two levels, and all the "vegetal" structures are also well done. Good find, mr. Imperialshadows.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 02:59 PM

Great find ImperialScouts!
I especially like the crane and rocks that surround it. :thumbup:
My only advice to the builder would be to add some small details to make it look more lifely.
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:02 PM

View PostImperialScouts, on Apr 27 2008, 03:10 PM, said:

A find via Brickshelf.com. Don't you find it mighty fine?
Oh my word it is!

Do we know who the creator is?  They should know I'd like it frontpaged on Classic-Pirates.com since it's so brilliant!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:37 PM

A great find! I love that hamster wheel! Wonder if it works :pir-devil:

View PostCaptain green hair, on Apr 27 2008, 03:59 PM, said:

My only advice to the builder would be to add some small details to make it look more lifely.
I wholeheartedly agree; I think that this is one of the major problems with many Pirate MOCs - they go large to impress, resulting in large expanses of nothingness... :pir_bawling:

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Do we know who the creator is?  They should know I'd like it frontpaged on Classic-Pirates.com since it's so brilliant!
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:48 PM

Thanx for the find IS! :thumbup:

I like it even if others may think it's lacking M-F's :pir-tongue:

It has been added to the Index of Land-Based MOCs.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:42 PM

This is nothing short of fantastic! And I believe that it would go terribly with other soldier sets. It is too big and it has no cheap shortcuts such as large pieces to be a lego group compatible set. I saw this the other day and for all of you who havn't seen it, you're in for a treat. It is built in a bay sort of thing and has mountains on the other side. This is really cool.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 08:17 PM

Very nice moc . I like the landscaping :pir-wub:  :pir_yoda:
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 09:52 PM

It's a lovely port. I like the lots of details

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:25 AM

Mighty fine is what it is!

Great find IS! :pir-wub:
It's just great how he made those docks with the funny black lattice fences.
And the crane is just outstanding!

The ship could use some work and a custom sail though, and the setting would truly benefit of some more subtle details.

But despite that a tremendous MOC!

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:42 AM

This rather fine creation doesn't seem to be getting much discussion.  We better Newsletter it!

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:29 PM

Awsome detail on the crane

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:35 AM

Sorry to revive an old thread but I just checked my flickr account and had a couple messages, one of which led me here.

Thank you everyone for the comments and suggestions. I can't say how flattered I am, especially to get comments from folks like you. I lurk here extremely infrequently (dug up my ancient username/password to post for a change) but I know the quality work you guys do here. I wish I could build half as well as the folks on this forum.

Its odd that you all even found this since I never posted it anywhere (aside from brickshelf and flickr).

To make this post not entirely me babbling about how utterly honored to have my creation here, I suppose I can mention that I am actually working on adding to this port. I don't intend to add much if anything to what you've already seen. There were some suggestions about adding more detail but I am worried that adding more minifigs/scenery would overcrowd things a bit. Instead I am building an additional structure near the existing one, although I can't really say exactly what that will be yet (still working that out).

Anyway, I'll stop rambling (and probably go back to lurking) but I wanted to really thank you all for noticing this and again for your comments and suggestions.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:53 AM

We don't mind having old threads revived in the Pirate forum so long as the author has something worthwhile to say - and you most certainly have!

It is indeed an honour to have the creator of this fine MOC among us!  Ramble as much as you like - it's the good kind of rambling!

My suggestion is keep us updated when you add more to your port.  Create a Work In Progress thread if you like!

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 04:18 AM

View PostApocalypse, on Aug 23 2008, 09:35 PM, said:

Its odd that you all even found this since I never posted it anywhere (aside from brickshelf and flickr).
Oh don't worry Mr. Apocalypse; if it's on B-S or Flickr, we'll find it! :pir-skull:
(eventually :pir-laugh: )

Thanx for your comment and looking forward to seeing more of your work :thumbup:

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:58 AM

I have finally taken pictures of a new addition to the port. It's a house that I have slowly been working on for the past few months. It's still a WIP, as are a number of other additions/changes I've received as feedback.

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The picture is a link to the MOCpage (including a couple shots of the house as it sits in the rest of the port).

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:32 AM

Very nice! I must've missed this the first time around. I really love this, even without figs. I also like the brickwork on the house. Keep us posted!

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:08 AM

Nice build !!! But do not over-use bricks. It's a nice detail but it can easly create a chaotically and heavy look.
This is the feeling I get when I look at it… said with respect !!!

Constructive criticism:
A) When you use tiles to illustrate bricks it's all about where to place them and getting a balance between them (the composition). A simple trick is to devide your wall with a imaginary diagonal cross and only use tiles in the corners and the center. Like a playing card of 5. Sounds weird...  :pir-laugh:

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Now only put tiles/bricks where the spades are. Nothing can go wrong now. What ever Lego parts you already used in or on the wall (windows, doors, ect). The only thing you now have to look out for is the rows of brick you use. Best thing to see this is looking from a distance to your moc.

B) Try also to mix a few tiles of a different shade into a wall of primarily one color (for example: red, dark red).

C) Or use panels/walls. Here the stones are already printed on and in a good opposite & proportion of each other.
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But there is a fine article on Classic Castle over "Avoiding the Big Gray Wall Syndrome".

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:53 AM

I have a one of your pictures treated in Paint and I think that it will be better like this. For me even some other bricks here and there could go. Of course it's you MOC and you do what you want with it !!!

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:02 AM

View PostCapt. Kirk, on Feb 16 2009, 04:53 AM, said:

I have a one of your pictures treated in Paint and I think that it will be better like this. For me even some other bricks here and there could go. Of course it's you MOC and you do what you want with it !!!

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Thanks for the advice in this (and your previous) post. To be honest, I actually made a conscious effort to avoid designing the wall in the manner you described (that is, with sparser brick work); I can appreciate the points you made.

I actually have some justification for this. Essentially this has to do with the manner in which I imagined the structure was built - initially it would have been uniformly covered in bricks, but over time weathering/vandalism/etc would have led to missing bricks. The effect is most dramatic on the front of the structure as this is the side exposed to the port. The sides of the house retain more bricks because they are protected by adjacent structures. (The structure on one side has yet to be built.) At any rate, this is just what I imagined. My reasoning may be entirely flawed. And I want to stress I really appreciate your well-though out constructive criticism!

Anyway, I really like the idea of replacing some tiles with dark red, Since I still need to make Bricklink purchase(s) to complete the interior I'll go ahead and order some dark red 1x2 tiles.

Thanks again for the comments and consideration you've given my MOC.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:08 AM

View PostApocalypse, on Feb 17 2009, 09:02 AM, said:

Thanks for the advice in this (and your previous) post. To be honest, I actually made a conscious effort to avoid designing the wall in the manner you described (that is, with sparser brick work); I can appreciate the points you made.

I actually have some justification for this. Essentially this has to do with the manner in which I imagined the structure was built - initially it would have been uniformly covered in bricks, but over time weathering/vandalism/etc would have led to missing bricks. The effect is most dramatic on the front of the structure as this is the side exposed to the port. The sides of the house retain more bricks because they are protected by adjacent structures. (The structure on one side has yet to be built.) At any rate, this is just what I imagined. My reasoning may be entirely flawed. And I want to stress I really appreciate your well-though out constructive criticism!

Anyway, I really like the idea of replacing some tiles with dark red, Since I still need to make Bricklink purchase(s) to complete the interior I'll go ahead and order some dark red 1x2 tiles.

Thanks again for the comments and consideration you've given my MOC.

NP at all and I respect your opinion Apocalypse...
I didn't know you want to create an "old look"... my apologies.
Keep building and looking forward to see the finished result (such as the interior).

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