Jump to content


Fishing With Envy and Greed


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic  – Started by Nich Artri , Nov 14 2008 03:23 AM

#1 Nich Artri

Nich Artri

    Posts: 109
    Joined: 10-June 08
    Member: 3270
    Country: USA

Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:23 AM

Posted Image Vig. 42a
All my entries to the Pillage the Village Contest revolve around The Seven Deadly Sins pirate crew. This is my medium entry; of which I am quite proud (and even more surprised that I manages to pull it off with my paltry brick collection  :pir-blush:).

Mr. Dawson, the dock manager at Port Royale, thought he could cheat The Seven Deadly Sins pirate crew out of a king's ransom in dock space rent... Envy and Greed thought he was a prat and decided to show Mr. Dawson the joys of Kraken fishing!
Posted Image

The bait is not amused...
Posted Image

Gone Fishing...
Posted Image

Pirate Skellie's Treasure Trove
Posted Image

Imperial Skellie's Crow's Nest
Posted Image

Dramatis Personae
Posted Image
From Left to Right- Imperial Skellie, Greed, Mr. Dawson, Envy, Pirate Skellie

Hope you guys enjoy looking at it as much as I had making it! :pir-wub:

Edited by SlyOwl, 15 November 2009 - 09:34 PM.

Cry Ecky Ecky Potang and release the Saber-toothed limes of war!
________________________________________________________________________________

#2 Paul cantu

Paul cantu

    Posts: 257
    Joined: 02-November 08
    Member: 4274
    Country: U.S.A

Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:35 AM

And I love it. This is another very original idea. Not paying your dock rental fee is obviously a big deal, he should have known better. :pir_laugh2:

#3 Zorro

Zorro
  • Farewell Dieter!


    Posts: 5757
    Joined: 17-September 08
    Member: 3951
    Country: Belgium

Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:36 AM

My opinion:
Nice entry, Nich Artri, I really like those giant arms from the cave creature! Cruel enough as well as creative. I like it!

Possible improvements:
1) Add a second dead body to the ocean's ground, with lots of blood and parts that have already been eaten (next to the skeletons I mean)

2) Maybe a shark or other animal that swims around?

That's all for now, I just can't see much else about how to improve this MOC! It's so good already :thumbup: .

Edited by zorro3999, 14 November 2008 - 03:39 AM.


#4 Erdbeereis

Erdbeereis
  • Not short in real life


    Posts: 6879
    Joined: 31-January 08
    Member: 2630
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:39 AM

Oh, I like this a lot!
Really creative idea and also well executed. The tentacles give the effect of a squid perfectly and I love the "bait". :shark:

As for improvements, I like Zorro's ideas a lot, but other than that, saying to change something else would be an outright lie on my part.
This entry is that good!  :pir-skull:

So, improvements you could make:

1) Maybe add a shark.

2) Perhaps put a freshly eaten body with arms and hands laying around with some blood.

================================================

Absolutely fantastic work!
Good luck in the contest! :monkey:

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#5 Commander Red Hat

Commander Red Hat
  • Leader of the Redcoats!


    Posts: 5445
    Joined: 26-August 07
    Member: 1914
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:10 PM

Ha, a very nice and original idea and well executed! :thumbup:

Perhaps some plants and vegetation on the bottom would be nice, the ground should be really fertile with all those leftover bodyparts. :pir-grin:
Why do you need TLC to make sets for you, all you really need is parts...be creative!

The build a frigate tutorail!

New members please read the guidelines.
If you have any trouble in posting, deeplinking etc, please consult the
tutorials, or the help
section.
My Flickr

#6 Guss

Guss
  • One armed pirate


    Posts: 2649
    Joined: 05-September 08
    Member: 3895
    Country: Switzerland

Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:33 PM

ah ah really cool ! I love how you made the part supposed to be under the see, that's superb ^^ I also love how you put some meat attached to him to attract the kraken XD

that's a really nice entry , great work !  :thumbup: I wish you the best for the contest! ^^
Posted Image

#7 Legoking

Legoking
  • Classic-Pirates' cabin boy


    Posts: 1026
    Joined: 28-May 08
    Member: 3200
    Country: United States

Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:10 PM

Opinion
This is a very interesting MOC you have here Nich Artri. I like the idea of two evil pirates using a poor villager chained up and covered in chicken for kraken bait. How you made the kraken's nest by having a bone yard and a sunken ship really makes it look good.

Possible Improvements

1) The pirates face expression on the right looks too standard. It might look better if you were to give him a laughing, evil face.

2) On the sea floor, it would give your MOC a smoother effect if you were to put some black tiles down.

3) Have a treasure chest or some gold coins scattered on the sea floor.

4) Maybe you could add some crabs or sea life on the ocean floor.

5) You could possibly have a shark jumping out of the water, over the little boat.

Non-Brick Related

1) Three of your pictures have a glare. I would retake those that have the worst glare and try to get rid of it the best you can.

2) Some spelling/grammar mistakes. An example; I would not abbreviate Imp Skellie's. I would put Imperial Skeletons.

Overall- I think the kraken bait is a great idea. I like how you are continuing The Seven Deadly Sins pirate in your medium PTV entry. There are some minor improvements that can make you MOC even better. Other than that, your MOC is great. I wish you the best of luck!

LegoKing

My PTV Entry- Medium
My Brickshelf
My small PTV contest entry is coming soon!
My MOC page
My Brickshelf
My Brickset   
My Current Trades

Credit of my wonderful drawn avatar goes to Hound Knight. Posted Image
I am the Lego King of the World!

Support the Pirates forum, buy your LEGO here!


#8 Guss

Guss
  • One armed pirate


    Posts: 2649
    Joined: 05-September 08
    Member: 3895
    Country: Switzerland

Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:26 AM

I forgot to say , and I'm going to say it because of the mini contest :P

I think there is something to improve on it... the bottom of the sea, it miss some algae , some plants, ( coral , things like this ), and I also think that you can improve the rocks by not just posing these ugly parts on the bottom of your ocean,  but by adding some bricks to give it a little "shape" , of different colours ^^
Posted Image

#9 oDDerFisken

oDDerFisken

    Posts: 291
    Joined: 21-October 06
    Member: 1042
    Country: Denmark

Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:37 AM

That looks very unpleasant! prefect :thumbup:

the kraken is nice, and the cave is a good way to hide the body.

It's a funny idea, reminds me of a story in the norse mythology.

The presentation of the involved "persons" is nice. I always like when I can see all the minifigs in a good angle.

Possible improvements
Somekind of seaanimals would be good. even though the Kraken might be feared. A crab og a seasnake on the bottom of the ocean.

Some vegetation. Somekind of seaplants. That would make it more detailed and better IMO.

As legoking suggest adding a treasure, some goldcoins or even some gems would be a nice touch.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Looks nice. Keep up the good work.
And a good luck with the contest.

#10 Erdbeereis

Erdbeereis
  • Not short in real life


    Posts: 6879
    Joined: 31-January 08
    Member: 2630
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:38 PM

I also really like the idea of adding a treasure chest with some coins and jewels around it next to the pirate's skeleton. It would make the entry even more exciting and give it a little bit deeper story, "The greedy pirate held his treasure in triumph, that is, until the Kraken showed his ugly tentacles.... :pir-skull: "  :pir-grin:

Adding some seaweed around the rocks would also be a welcome addition.

One other thing that that you might still want to do is take a new first picture, because the current one is a bit grainy, maybe you need a bit more light?

But, even like it is now, your entry is wonderful! :thumbup:

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#11 Nich Artri

Nich Artri

    Posts: 109
    Joined: 10-June 08
    Member: 3270
    Country: USA

Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:06 AM

Okay! This entry has been added to (what little there was to do). I added a crab, gave the pirate skellie a new hat and a goblet, and I added a treasure chest.

No seaweed because I don't have any and no tiles because I think the studs make the ground look rocky.  :pir-classic:

Okay, once again, thanks for the comments, critiques, and suggestions! They were appreciated and helped to make this entry better!

Cheers!
-Nich
Cry Ecky Ecky Potang and release the Saber-toothed limes of war!
________________________________________________________________________________

#12 Erdbeereis

Erdbeereis
  • Not short in real life


    Posts: 6879
    Joined: 31-January 08
    Member: 2630
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:16 AM

Very nice small improvements Nich Atri!

The added details on the skeleton look good and the addition of the crab is a welcome change.

Great work and good luck! :pir-classic:

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links