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15 replies to this topic  – Started by Capt. Stabbin , Apr 07 2010 02:31 AM

#1 Capt. Stabbin

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:31 AM

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Hey everybody!

After reading an old National Geographic article about the bicentnial of the French Revolution, I was inspired to do this moc.  It was interesting to learn a little French history, considering I didn't learn much about that in the good ol' USA.  It's loosly based on a painting depicting the execution of Louis XVI.  Enjoy!

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"Turkey legs, get your turkey legs here!"
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And now for Robespierre, face up!
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Comments and criticism welcome.

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#2 Captain Becker

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:51 PM

It is nicely done but a bit too cruel at me. That was a horrible way to die, specially when they were usually have to wach when the blade came and cutted he`s/She`s head. But at me it is ok

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:17 PM

Good job! Nice work on the guillotine. I believe most soldiers were 'bluecoats' there but that's just a small detail.
For the rest it's a good MOC. Now I finally understand why Blackmoor changed his head, his previous one was cut off :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:39 PM

Very Nice!  I really like how well the guillotine worked out.  Does the blade actually go up and down?
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:50 PM

Hehe, that's indeed a very very nice guillotine you have there!

However the soldiers you have there are bloody Redcoats! British used to hang their victims during that time...
But that's only a minor nitpick since the Lego Bluecoats are quite old (From 1989 to 1993) and I can fully understand if not everybody has them.

The overall look of your creation seems very appealing to me.  :thumbup:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:49 PM

I would have used bluecoats but, I don't own any.  Maybe one day.  And unfortunatly the blade does not move up and down, Its just for looks.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:35 AM

nice MOC, very violent !

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:27 PM

Nice one, I especially like the guillotine design!  :thumbup:

I won't speak about all the historic errors and inconsistencies here, but there's something killing me every time I look at this topic's title, sorry  :pir-grin: It's "VivE la Révolution!" "Viva" is spanish or portuguese  :shark:

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:39 AM

View PostBlueBard, on Apr 10 2010, 12:27 PM, said:

Nice one, I especially like the guillotine design!  :thumbup:

I won't speak about all the historic errors and inconsistencies here, but there's something killing me every time I look at this topic's title, sorry  :pir-grin: It's "VivE la Révolution!" "Viva" is spanish or portuguese  :shark:



That's funny because I realized that a couple of minutes after I posted this!!  No way to change it now.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:58 PM

Nice moc.I love the guy selling turkey legs during a execution. :pir_laugh2: (oh and BlueBard it's spanish.)
In the begging there was only 3 men one liked the color red ,another liked the color blue,and the last one liked the color green.Then they found some coats and started hitting each other.That's how war was made.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:03 PM

A horrible way to die...
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:45 PM

View Posthawkrider, on Apr 11 2010, 07:58 PM, said:

(oh and BlueBard it's spanish.)
:pir-look: So?

Edit: Ok, I just realized you thought it was a question  :pir-laugh: What I tried to say that "viva" is actually a spanish or a portuguese word  :classic:

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:00 PM

Nice MOC.  I like the entire layout.  The redcoats look a little out of place to me but other than that it is nicely done.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:14 AM

View PostBlueBard, on Apr 13 2010, 01:45 PM, said:

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Ok, I just realized you thought it was a question  :pir-laugh: What I tried to say that "viva" is actually a spanish or a portuguese word  :classic:
Sorry my mistake.
In the begging there was only 3 men one liked the color red ,another liked the color blue,and the last one liked the color green.Then they found some coats and started hitting each other.That's how war was made.
I will only have respect for redcoats when they actually make a "General Redwater's amazing bleach!"

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:09 PM

View Posthawkrider, on Apr 14 2010, 03:14 AM, said:

Sorry my mistake.
Don't worry  :pir_laugh2: Actually I'm spanish, that's why I asked what was "wrong" with that  :pir-tongue:

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:10 PM

I like it alot
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