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15 replies to this topic  – Started by Duke , Apr 17 2010 02:42 PM

#1 Duke

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:42 PM

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Someone had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre stroke
Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred.


-Alfred Tennyson,


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#2 hawkrider

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:46 PM

A general yelling and a private keeping his cool,Just like a real battlefield :pir_laugh2: .Also I see someone's head about to pop off!
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#3 SlyOwl

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:00 PM

I was hoping to see one of this battle, a great start!

Are you planning on building up the sides of the valley and the Russian cannon batteries?

I agree about horses being very difficult to pose well.

To the barricades!
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#4 Captain Becker

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:10 PM

Nice MOC st me, i like the flying cannong balls
Keep it up

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#5 General Redwater

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:39 PM

Very good MOC.  I really like the cannon balls flying and the horses charging.   Someone`s about to lose their head! :laugh:
Keep up the great work. :pir-classic:
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:40 PM

Plenty of action going on here. I do hope you plan on adding a few soldiers, but other than that this is going to be a great entry.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:48 PM

Not bad, not bad 'Duke' - I never knew generals also carried the flag ?
I really like that flying cannon ball trick - very clever very COOL !
Keep on bricking ! :pir-sweet:

#8 Duke

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:30 PM

Thanks for the ideas guys, i'm thinking about elongating it and adding a cliff along one side at the moment. I don't think I can add the Russian batteries unless it becomes huge!
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#9 Commodore Hornbricker

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:44 PM

Looks good so far.  I also wish Lego made horses that could me put in different positions.  Keep it up!
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#10 Duke

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:44 AM

Decals applied (courtesy of the torso library), i'll hopefully post the finished product in the next day or two.

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#11 Captain Becker

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:02 PM

You have done those am,azingly, they looks absolutly same as in the painting (or i guess so) Anyway Great work keep it up

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:14 PM

That looks awesome, I may not know much about this event in History, but perhaps have some enemy soldiers running away from getting trampled?
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:28 PM

The Blackcoats look great.  I look froward to seeing the finished product.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:37 PM

Wow! I've never seen a Black Coat before. There looking really nice :thumbup:  :thumbup:

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:27 PM

Great job on the decals! They look professional!  Good luck on the contest.

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#16 Duke

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:03 PM

I'm glad you all like the torsos, I actually used a very simple technique of sticking the design to a piece of sellotape and then carefully trimming around to leave some overhanging tape to secure the design in place. The head and legs also help to anchor it down.

I've now updated the first post as a semi-final entry style. I've basically reached the end of the opportunity I have to work on it, though I may have a chance to make some quick changes in late May just before the deadline! Looking forward to seeing some more entries emerging over the next few weeks.

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