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#1 NewRight

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:17 AM

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See it with additional details on Youtube. Along with the many functions is has in an additional video.

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Yes, Yes indeed this is for Pillage the Village II : Calm After the Storm large division. It is currently my largest creation to date over 3 feet by 3 feet and has more than tested my with a variety of ideas. It has been quite and experience. (Especially the photography)

Anyway I hope you enjoy 'The Reconstruction of Fort Oswald'

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:37 AM

I'm bad at naming ships but here's a list of some names that could work for you. http://www.ellipsis....ther/ships.html (I assume you need help naming the ship)

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:38 AM

WOW! This is looking great. I love the SNOT deck of the ship, and snaggletooth random dock that you have is great too. \

If I had a suggestion for the ship, it would be to play up the light blue even more and add more chrome silver like the two 1x1 rounds that you have there - light blue and silver would give the ship great personality when most are decorated with dark red and pearl gold accents.

For a name, I might put forward "The Rebirth of the Eagle", since, in the US at least, the Eagle can often be seen as a symbol for warlike times and actions, the opposite of the peaceful dove. If The Eagle were being reborn, it would symbolize the peacefullness and tranquility that this contest has brought about.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:03 AM

View PostTereglith, on Nov 12 2009, 02:38 AM, said:

...the Eagle can often be seen as a symbol for warlike times and actions, the opposite of the peaceful dove.
So wouldn't that mean having the eagle reborn would actually connote preparing for war? Just a thought... Not that I don't like the suggested name, or eagles in general ;) Speaking about that - I also enjoy the light blue elements on her hull and seeing as you've included a light blue stripe on the sides, I'd strongly suggest continuing that onto the stern and bow of the ship.

NewRight, coming from that "sailing in the port upon its completion" thing you said, I must ask - whose completion, the port's or the ship's? In any case, I was just wondering - have you considered turning this into a shipyard which is just launching a new flagship? Workers applying finishing works on her hull while the crew are anxiously awaiting for her to finally be ready to sail... Or celebrating her launch while the water from the launch creates a nice tidal wave? Have you considered anything in that sense or would you rather have a regular "ship entering port" scene?

If it's the latter, I would suggest adding a lighthouse there. Port lighthouses are usually not too prominent, so it does not have to be a huge structure. It would however liven up the surroundings and add a very unique touch to the whole scene.

I'm sorry I can't really help with the ship's name there, but unless we know what it is exactly you have in mind as a backstory, I don't think we can be of much use. Unless of course, you're going to tailor the story to the name, in which case I'd suggest "Rebirth of the Arawak". The Arawak were one of the tribes encountered in the New World, and also one of the first ones to face almost complete extinction. I don't suppose this sounds like a logical choice of name, but it could be seen as an implication of peace between the Spanish invaders and the Arawaks and recognition of the native's culture... especially if it's their ancestral land that the port is built on!
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:10 AM

I don't know about the name but ship is pretty cool- still deck looks awfully empty especially when it is snot- are they going to play ballgame or what real ships had their decks filled with goods and boats and crew  :pir-tongue:

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:35 AM

Wow! Looking forward to this MOC when it's finished! I love the tan deck on the ship. Might I suggest adding some dark red accents to the ship, I love the light blue/dark red color sheme ever since the durmstrang ship! The dock is looking good. I'm not to sure of the blue 2x3 tiles on the crates as it looks too much like the water. As for a name.... I suggest: The rebirth of the phoenix, since this is the only creature which can rebirth!

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:49 PM

View PostTereglith, on Nov 11 2009, 08:38 PM, said:

WOW! This is looking great. I love the SNOT deck of the ship, and snaggletooth random dock that you have is great too. \

If I had a suggestion for the ship, it would be to play up the light blue even more and add more chrome silver like the two 1x1 rounds that you have there - light blue and silver would give the ship great personality when most are decorated with dark red and pearl gold accents.

For a name, I might put forward "The Rebirth of the Eagle", since, in the US at least, the Eagle can often be seen as a symbol for warlike times and actions, the opposite of the peaceful dove. If The Eagle were being reborn, it would symbolize the peacefullness and tranquility that this contest has brought about.
I had all intentions to play up the light blue. I just need to find a few more bricks in that color. As for silver I'll see what I can find.

View PostTheOtters, on Nov 11 2009, 10:03 PM, said:

So wouldn't that mean having the eagle reborn would actually connote preparing for war? Just a thought... Not that I don't like the suggested name, or eagles in general ;) Speaking about that - I also enjoy the light blue elements on her hull and seeing as you've included a light blue stripe on the sides, I'd strongly suggest continuing that onto the stern and bow of the ship.

NewRight, coming from that "sailing in the port upon its completion" thing you said, I must ask - whose completion, the port's or the ship's? In any case, I was just wondering - have you considered turning this into a shipyard which is just launching a new flagship? Workers applying finishing works on her hull while the crew are anxiously awaiting for her to finally be ready to sail... Or celebrating her launch while the water from the launch creates a nice tidal wave? Have you considered anything in that sense or would you rather have a regular "ship entering port" scene?

If it's the latter, I would suggest adding a lighthouse there. Port lighthouses are usually not too prominent, so it does not have to be a huge structure. It would however liven up the surroundings and add a very unique touch to the whole scene.

I'm sorry I can't really help with the ship's name there, but unless we know what it is exactly you have in mind as a backstory, I don't think we can be of much use. Unless of course, you're going to tailor the story to the name, in which case I'd suggest "Rebirth of the Arawak". The Arawak were one of the tribes encountered in the New World, and also one of the first ones to face almost complete extinction. I don't suppose this sounds like a logical choice of name, but it could be seen as an implication of peace between the Spanish invaders and the Arawaks and recognition of the native's culture... especially if it's their ancestral land that the port is built on!
I was actually meant the rebirth of the port and not the ship itself. I had had plans to also add a light house, but I've instead replaced it with a small set of houses. I was thinking this would be a merchant town due to the two ports is has.

As for dark red accents I feel that if I bring another color into this it will become to congested and colorful. I was hoping to stick to Brown, Tan, Lt. Blue, and Silver, but I may add some regular blue. Maybe that will add a little more 'spice' to this.

As for the deck I plan on adding an upper deck and the picture I've shown is very prelim. There will be more to come. :pir-classic:

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:08 PM

View PostNewRight, on Nov 12 2009, 02:49 PM, said:

I was actually meant the rebirth of the port and not the ship itself.
Should have said so in the first place! Might I suggest "Rebirth of Roanoke" then? Roanoke Colony was the first settlement to be established by the Englishmen (Sir Raleigh, to be precise) in the New World... They tried to develop it a number of times, but it always ended up deserted with the local pollution presumed either dead or converted by the indigenous tribes, hence its name "The Lost Colony". Giving it a chance of a rebirth would work nicely here, at least for me :)

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I had had plans to also add a light house, but I've instead replaced it with a small set of houses. I was thinking this would be a merchant town due to the two ports is has.
Oh well, if it's a small merchant town, I guess that look would suit it really nicely, great idea. I do however think that those docks look a little too big for a 'small' town... Anyway, can't wait to see more pics! Enjoy your build :)
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:02 PM

Looking good so far. The port looks a nice size which is good as you dont want your ship to dwarf it. The ships looking interesting and has a great deck. I cant really say too much as i'll wait till its completed. Deffinitly looks like this entry will be one to watch :pir-classic:
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 06:52 PM

I've made a load of progress including many new buildings and a two new cobblestone paths. Anyway:
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 06:54 PM

Looks awesome, but can you please resize that picture a bit?
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:05 PM

My apologies. I didn't know WIP photos applied to contest rules. (I had just been using the Flickr default)
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View PostNewRight, on Nov 14 2009, 08:05 PM, said:

My apologies. I didn't know WIP photos applied to contest rules. (I had just been using the Flickr default)
Fixed. :pir-tongue:
Not to the contest rules, but to the Forum Rules (800x600) :pir-wink: .

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:10 PM

View PostZorro, on Nov 14 2009, 02:08 PM, said:

Not to the contest rules, but to the Forum Rules (800x600) :pir-wink: .
Right I knew that. (I did think it was lesser enforced. I guess I was mistaken there. Thanks for the help.) :pir-blush:

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:07 PM

Looking good NewRight! I noticed that you're in need of yellow arches and had a notion - have you considered using these in yellow? They really do stand out and I guess they'd look nice in the streets of such a town... Or is it just the buildings and not the pathways that you need the arches for?

Anyway - what's that treasure doing there unattended? You'd better take care of that!!! :pir-tongue:
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:26 PM

View PostTheOtters, on Nov 14 2009, 04:07 PM, said:

Looking good NewRight! I noticed that you're in need of yellow arches and had a notion - have you considered using these in yellow? They really do stand out and I guess they'd look nice in the streets of such a town... Or is it just the buildings and not the pathways that you need the arches for?

Anyway - what's that treasure doing there unattended? You'd better take care of that!!! :pir-tongue:
Well the arches are actually to go around the curved windows I'm using on the yellow building that can be seen, but I still think I may pick some of those up later on.
Will do for the treasure. :pir_laugh2:

An additional WIP shot. I know it doesn't give much away, but I still want to keep some secrecy with this project.
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:11 PM

Speak now or forever be silenced. I present the teaser for my PTV creation that should be here later today. :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:15 PM

I'd rather remain silent (than be silenced), but let me just say... hey where's the peace man! Not too much love between that pirate captain and the redcoats, eh? :kahuka:

Was just wondering earlier today whether you'd finally post that WIP of yours! Good thing you thought about it too :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:52 AM

Welcome to Fort Oswald!
Situated just near a small port town with surplus supplies and an abundant amount of natural culture. With the Governor approaching in his massive flagship with his beautiful daughter bringing even additional supplies to the lands of possibility.
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See it with additional details on Youtube. Along with the many functions is has in an additional video.

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I added this same material to the first post to make it easier to find as well.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:07 AM

I nearly didnt notice this, as it was right down the list. It might have been better to post a new topic with it. Anyways, my post will get it back up the top where it belongs.

Right, on to this awesome entry. Ive been following your wip pictures of this on flickr and have been looking forward to seeing this. Its such a great build allround, so vibrant with colours that it really stands out. I can see you've spent a long time on this and it shows in all the great details you've crammed in. The port is very quaint and has a nice joly feel to it. The different techniques on the houses are very well executed. The ship is awesome, great shape and colour choice and im a fan of brick built sails. Overall this is a top notch moc and one of the best ive seen from you and in the competition. Just love the bright colour effect that it gives off.  You've made it very difficult for the voters as its another great entry to add to the many there already is!
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:37 PM

Yes, this truly amazing. I love to browse through your pictures for details.

There are so many amazing entries this year, it's gonna be very hard to decide on a favourite, especially in the large category.

There's so much talent, and it's really nice to see that you've outdone yourself (that's what I guess you've done, by making your biggest MOC yet)

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:49 PM

as usual , you did a really nice job , this entry is excellent and your videos to show every details in it are nice !

I love this ship, except for the blue part at the front of it, I don't really know what it's supposed to be but I don't really like it, just a matter of taste! ^^


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:21 PM

Terrific Fort MOC.  I like the openess within the fort.  You didn't try to cram to much into it so the details and things you did include can really be appreciated.  The ship looks great also!
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:48 PM

Wow a very very lovely moc. It's just a shame you didn't finish it earlier so we could give somke feedback, and you could have changed some minor things. Ah who cares. It looks very lovely!

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:15 PM

This has got to be the best overall presentation in the entire contest. With so many pics, videos and even those teasers, you've nailed it down perfectly, NewRight! Marketing & advertising ftw  :pir_laugh2:

The MOC itself doesn't disappoint either - and what I love about it the most is its modularity and full range of functions. Who doesn't like a well-built, sturdy yet fully playable diorama! I don't think you would have needed too much "creative / constructive criticism", since you've obviously known what you want to build and how you want to build it all along :) The details are lovely and I've definitely enjoyed looking for more and more interesting stuff in your flickr gallery. It's a shame though that this has been entered so late and so becomes one of the many wonderful (and HUGE) last-minute entries... But at least you made sure to build up our anticipation!!

The only improvement I feel this one could have used is an increase in the size of buildings... It may just be me, but they seem a bit on the compact side, especially compared to the Governor's huge ship. I know it's a small colony in the process of rebuilding, but for some reason I feel the houses could have used an additional layer or two of bricks.

As to the ship - she's definitely a beauty, but it looks to me that her stern is a bit too high above the water... You haven't provided too many angles of her though, so I might as well be mistaken here. Not trying to be fussy, just mentioning  :pir-hmpf:

To sum it all up - I'm mighty glad I've finally seen this beauty of a MOC! Good luck in the contest NewRight!!!
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