Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:31 AM
Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:10 AM
All the facves are using the perfect expression, and the hillside is very nicely done. I love the theme too, its so much fun, pirates probably wouldn't do that in real life. But that makes it that much better.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:04 AM
Your subtle use of 1x1 round trans-clear plates to add the sense of action to this MOC is brilliant - especially combined with that priceless expression of the cabin boy who was heading the race before slipping up there... As Tereglith pointed out, the sheer amount of minifigs makes this one feel very real and it looks just as if it were an actual action-packed crazy event - which it is precisely . The additional elements you've added to the entry however also add a lot to it - both the simple yet brilliant-looking fence on the left (your right :P) and the curved flagpole. You also haven't failed to include the element of cheating, with one pirate captain trying to blow off a cabin boy's head - not sounding the violence bells there, I'm just noting that all those little detais you've included are indeed brilliant and _very_ noticable, which is great!
Regarding any addition ideas for this MOC - I'd just suggest adding a yellow 2 x 2 round tile to the cheese there in order to make it look even more "round". And the captains in the "stands" look like they could use some additional incentive to cheer on their cabin boys even more - how about adding a small betting scene in the background (most suitably, in the shades beneath the palm tree!) and having some coins exchanging ownership? That should look like a nice addition!
Even without those (or any!) additions though, this one is, as I said, a prime contender in my point of view. Best of luck in the competition and I hope to see more MOCs from you soon :] Enjoy your stay here on EB!
Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:27 AM
-The whole hillside is green, this looks somewhat unnatural. I think it would look better if you added some grey rocks made of plates and cheese slopes.
-You made some height differences in the green field, this could be done more to make it look more realistic.
-I think you only made one brown pole to suggest the field stretches out more on the right side, but I think it would look better if you made a second brown pole on the other side of the flags.
-I don’t like some of the running pirates. Especially the smiley face in the middle.
-I agree with the comment above about tiling up the cheese with a 2x2 round yellow tile.
Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:32 AM
Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:21 PM
Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:23 PM
All of the green slopes are delicious. I think I may need some more to try a nice steep hill like this. Although some of the grass elements use bother me a little. Especially the one right behind the cheese. Wouldn't it have run over that part of the hill making it at least a little flatter. The decals on the figures look great though.
Are they your own? They look fantastic.
The palm tree could maybe do with a few more palm fronds, but everything still looks great.
Great entry into the medium category.
Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:47 AM
It is great!
The idea, the spectators, the pirates running and falling down, their faces, the sloped grass, everything is beautiful!
Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:29 PM
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:53 PM
Edited by Swash Buckler, 01 November 2009 - 08:54 PM.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 09:57 PM
I really like new ideas and new building techniques and you have brough in both! Good job!
Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:35 AM
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:29 PM
This is one of the top entries by far, one thing thought, why is that captain shooting one of the cabin boys, violence is a no-no.
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:04 PM
"I am not having him flogged for fighting, Mr. Gerard." - Horatio Hornblower
Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:01 AM
I fully agree with your point there about this being one of the best entries!
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