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16 replies to this topic  – Started by General Armendariz , Nov 26 2009 02:47 AM

#1 General Armendariz

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:47 AM

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Hmm, what am I doing there? :pir-tongue:

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The front showing the Redcoat take flight! Oh no!

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All the diehard fans!
Captain Zuloo, Cpt. Blackmoor, Admiral Croissant, Rick (You cant see him, but hes there.), Ratshot,
Paul Cantu, Commodore Hornbricker, and Joey Lock.

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Close up, that Bluecoat seems happy...

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Front view.

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#2 Bricknave

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:48 AM

Bravo!  I think that this is an excellent MOC!  I really love the highly detailed rock wall, the 100% covered in smooth plates / tiles water, and the creative concept of cannon-powered jet skis!   :pir-classic:
Usually, I suggest for MOCs to be historically accurate at all times, but I think I will stop suggesting that.

However, there is but one teeny suggestion for this.  I suggestion for the handlebar railing to be made up of smooth plates, as no Minifig would want the railing to be bumpy.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:55 AM

This is a very good entry! I really like your idea, cannon + seat = jet-ski! Your rock face is nice, I might suggest possibly adding some greenery to it, but the space in a medium entry is limited so that could be difficult. You've done the water nicely too! I also really like the way you jet-ski's are designed - the colour white works really well here.

And it is nice to see the addition of some familiar faces as spectators!

Great work, and good luck! :thumbup:

#4 General Armendariz

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:12 PM

View PostBricknave, on Nov 25 2009, 08:48 PM, said:

Bravo!  I think that this is an excellent MOC!  I really love the highly detailed rock wall, the 100% covered in smooth plates / tiles water, and the creative concept of cannon-powered jet skis!   :pir-classic:
Usually, I suggest for MOCs to be historically accurate at all times, but I think I will stop suggesting that.

However, there is but one teeny suggestion for this.  I suggestion for the handlebar railing to be made up of smooth plates, as no Minifig would want the railing to be bumpy.


View PostCommander Laquiet, on Nov 25 2009, 09:55 PM, said:

This is a very good entry! I really like your idea, cannon + seat = jet-ski! Your rock face is nice, I might suggest possibly adding some greenery to it, but the space in a medium entry is limited so that could be difficult. You've done the water nicely too! I also really like the way you jet-ski's are designed - the colour white works really well here.

And it is nice to see the addition of some familiar faces as spectators!

Great work, and good luck! :thumbup:
Thanks :pir-blush: I tried to make it creative as possible, at first I thought of putting the hole cannon piece on it but I couldn't fit it :pir-tongue:

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:22 PM

The cliff is really nice!
I love it when people include sigfigs, it makes it so much more interesting :pir-laugh:
This entry has an awesome storyline behind it, which leads me to saaayyyy........................................................................
.....................you got my vote :thumbup:

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#6 Joey Lock

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:13 PM

Very Nice!

Yah! Im there!  :pir_laugh2:

I love the speeders, you should try them with the Space Police and make a MOC.  :thumbup:

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:24 PM

Very original idea and you build some nice speeders and scenery for it as well. Although I expected something involving barrels  :pir_laugh2:

View PostGeneral Armendariz, on Nov 26 2009, 02:47 AM, said:

Captain Zuloo, Cpt. Blackmoor, Admiral Croissant, Rick (You cant see him, but hes there.), Ratshot,
Paul Cantu, Commodore Hornbricker, and Joey Lock.
Good to see that peace between the factions is restored and I can confirm: I was there!

#8 General Armendariz

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:44 PM

I'm glad everyone likes this! And so far no creative critics.
Is mine too good? I don't think so. But if it is, thanks for being honest

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:46 PM

Very original idea. I like the idea of the pirates recycling their canon to make something cool like that! Great great MOC!

Good luck with the competition!

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:31 PM

Brilliant job General! I always love to see EB sigfigs used in MOCs, especially when I'm part of it. You made me happy. :pir_laugh2:
I love your idea, the cliff is excellent. Perhaps some better fences above it? They look a bit cheap. :pir-wink:

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:25 AM

View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on Nov 26 2009, 11:31 PM, said:

Perhaps some better fences above it? They look a bit cheap. :pir-wink:
Obviously Bluecoat Built.  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:41 AM

:pir_laugh2: that is a great concept!
I would so ride one!

I love your snotty rock facade, looks very nice!
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#13 General Armendariz

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:41 PM

View Postbadboytje88, on Nov 26 2009, 02:46 PM, said:

Very original idea. I like the idea of the pirates recycling their canon to make something cool like that! Great great MOC!

Good luck with the competition!

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View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on Nov 26 2009, 04:31 PM, said:

Brilliant job General! I always love to see EB sigfigs used in MOCs, especially when I'm part of it. You made me happy. :pir_laugh2:
I love your idea, the cliff is excellent. Perhaps some better fences above it? They look a bit cheap. :pir-wink:

Good luck in the contest! :monkey:
Yeah, I was a bit i a hurry, I wasnt the one who built them :pir-wink:

View PostJoey Lock, on Nov 26 2009, 05:25 PM, said:

Obviously Bluecoat Built.  :pir_laugh2:
Actually I captured Redcoat spies and made them build it :pir-devil:

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Nov 26 2009, 05:41 PM, said:

:pir_laugh2: that is a great concept!
I would so ride one!

I love your snotty rock facade, looks very nice!
If only someday they let us ride cannons off to the sunset... :pir-tongue:

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:44 PM

View PostGeneral Armendariz, on Nov 27 2009, 08:41 PM, said:

Actually I captured Redcoat spies and made them build it :pir-devil:
It's called Sabotage!  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:55 PM

I absolutely enjoyed seeing this entry, most of all - its creativity! The idea is very well implemented, great job!

I'd most definitely give you bonus points for:
+ your creativity (obviously!)
+ the wonderful SNOTty water & cliff (don't add any plants to it, it looks much more on the "raw" side that way!)
+ the flames look spot-on and so do the trans-clear round plates - perfect approach!
+ the inclusion of C-P members, funny as ever (hint hint: I'd love to ride one of these babies one day... perhaps CGH and I could go head to head if you lend us the jets :D)

What I'd suggest as possible improvements:
- the jets look a tad bit too modern, which is not bad -- but I feel that if you used brown pieces instead of white ones, those would look as if they were made of wood... which would make this whole thing even more absurd & funny!
- while I really like the small rock that the redcoat is jumping off of (and its outlines in the water!), I feel that if the jumper had been positioned at a slightly better angle (upwards, for example), that would have enhanced the sense of action.
- the photos!!! Please, even if you don't update this MOC in any way (it's a strong contender as it is already!), just upload those photos to a different website - photobucket and pict come to mind as good alternatives, if you're not a fan of flickr. MOCpages has resized and compressed your pics in a terrible manner and your entry looks far less appealing precisely because of the way the photos are displayed. Please please upload them someplace else - you'll instantly notice the difference yourself!

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:46 AM

You forgot Izzy, which is why Zuloo is not paying attention to the race...  :pir_laugh2:

Sorry Zuloo  :jollyroger:


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