A fine MOC!
Is that a lolly he's holding?
I actually like the juniorised palm tree here - it gives a nice texture, and the ugly base is hidden
The grey chains provide a nice contrast, and really stand out (I know it's basic, but I really like it for some reason).
We start to see the uses of that baseplate - how long can they be sustained, I wonder, without repetition?
Photographing it on a blue sheet/paper would give a good impression of a desert island
Brickvergnugen, on Jan 18 2009, 12:52 AM, said:
Alas, most of my building materials are over 20 years old, so bear with me as I update. These new gray and brown colors are going to be an issue for awhile. I've been messing around a bit with a few of the new sets inspired by some of the fantastic work on this site and would like to present....Corona Island....it is my kind of action packed playset.
I suffer from that problem too: I've a reasonably large stock of older sets, which - whilst very nostalgic and fun - don't have the MOCing parts I need. The BSB gives a huge number of grey, black and white plates, but the brown, tan and pearl gold in Brickbeard's Bounty make it much more useful to me (although I haven't got it - I'm just speculating
). The improved part selection and minifigs are also big bonuses.
I've had to swing my collection round by buying crucial MOCing parts of Bricklink (brown 1x1 rounds, cheese slopes, grey slopes, green plates), to allow me to MOC at the "current standard" (by which I mean lots of fancy parts, interesting and non-official techniques, plenty of minifig action; as opposed to what I call "Lugnet Standard", which is "bigger is better", only using certain themes like Blacktron and Crusaders, all studs-up, little detail; for which older sets are better).