Simple, yet nice and thoughtful - just what memorials are all about. Very nice entry, Ratshot!
My favourite aspects:
+ As usual with your MOCs - the minifigs. The woman laying the wreath and the veteran with his hat off are absolutely perfect.
+ The memorial fire blowing in the wind - very symbolic.
+ The uniform red colour you've chosen for all the flowers definitely works well here.
+ The "unknown soldier" type of bust statue incorporated into the main structure. A very subtle and nice touch.
- Have you tried actually tiling the base of the structure where the flowers / wreaths are laid? I think that would work better and provide contrast with the cobblestone street.
- I was thinking that you could perhaps try and come up with an actual "wreath" by using small pieces (e.g. hands, clips, etc.), since I really feel that would stand out among the flower bouquets.
- I'm not really sure about the kid's exp
ression... The smile seems appropriate for the woman despite her subdued grief, but I just don't feel that it works as well for the kid. Have you tried using other exp
Once again - good luck in the competition. I'm really happy that someone was inspired by LuxorV's wonderful MOC - it would have been a shame if that idea was not actually featured in the contest!
P.S.: And as to your photos - there's nothing really wrong with them. I can only recommend that you use some sort of white backdrop to help the MOC stand out - that way you'd also make sure that the viewer's attention is focused precisely where you want it. If you're unsure what you should use, might I suggest trying the back side of a larger poster? Its shiny finish should work perfectly.
Edited by TheOtters, 25 November 2009 - 04:10 AM.