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22 replies to this topic  – Started by Tycho McKorley , Jun 23 2010 12:58 AM

#1 Tycho McKorley

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:58 AM

Hello Eurobricks/Classic-Pirates,

This is my first post on this message board so if I break any normal conventions typical to this site please forgive me.

I recently finished photographing a large fortress I made last summer.  I have named it Fortress Redband because of the red band that encompasses the fort just below its crenellations.  

Anyway, here are some pictures (note that the pictures are links to larger images):

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This is just a general front shot of the fortress.

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And here's a general picture from the back.

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One of my favorite rooms is the dining hall.

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I also like the kitchen (with the woman screaming because of a mouse).

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The prison is also a favorite of mine.

I tried to include a lot of details like pirates running from soldiers, monkeys in trees, and more.  Let me know what you think.  I'd love recommendations for improvement (although at this point I think I'll just tear the fort down and try harder next time).  Thanks for reading most post and expect to see much more of me soon.

Here are links to the fort's Brickshelf and Flickr folders:

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I recommend visiting the Flickr page because I went a little crazy with photographing this thing and it doesn't fit well on Brickshelf.

-Tycho McKorley

Edit:  Shoot, I posted this in the wrong forum.  Would and administrator or moderator please be kind enough to move it for me?

Edited by Tycho McKorley, 23 June 2010 - 01:00 AM.

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#2 Big Cam

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:32 AM

And add detials you did!  This is really really well done.

Your attention to detail inside makes this a joy to look at.

Keep ypour eye on www.classic-pirates.com you'll be seeing this there soon.

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#3 TheCrimsonTrooper

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:35 AM

Nice work!  I thik mty favorite part has to be the pirates getting chased in the tunnel. :pir-laugh:
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#4 Tycho McKorley

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:52 AM

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I thik mty favorite part has to be the pirates getting chased in the tunnel
That one is always a hit whenever I show my creation to somebody.  

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Keep ypour eye on www.classic-pirates.com you'll be seeing this there soon.

I really look forward to that!
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#5 Captain Blackmoor

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:19 AM

I see Big Cam has beaten me to blog it. :pir-tongue:
So all what's left for me is to move this topic to the MOC-forum.

This fort is amazing, it is very detailed and all round just a very good build!
I also like the studs I see everywhere, it gives the MOC that nice classic feeling. :thumbup:
This fort looks like it is solid as a rock, and hard, if not impossible, to conquer.
Good job and keep building! :pir-sweet:

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#6 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

Welcome to Eurobricks! Your MOC is awesome!
So large and with so many details :thumbup: I especially like the small cannons, the dining table and the ghosts :pir-classic:
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:19 AM

amazing awesomeness... i really dig this. thx for posting... massice moc but still ver detailed... :pir_yoda: the force was with you!

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:15 AM

I prefer the prison with the ghosts, nice work  :thumbup:

#9 Skalldyr

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:58 PM

Great at all!  :thumbup: I really like all those details packed in..... :pir-wub:
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:16 PM

Welcome to forums!
Amazing work! So detailed, looks like a real fortress from back then. Keep up!  :pir-wub:

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:25 PM

Welcome.  I love the fort!  The design style is very nice and the amount of details in this creation are awesome!  Are you a pirate fan or is this just a singular creation you had to make? Either way, it is most excellent! Posted Image
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#12 Tycho McKorley

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:27 PM

I am indeed a pirate fan although Castle is my first love (blasphemy, I know).  I figure that this fortress is a good hybridization between the two themes.
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#13 Dan the Brickman

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:01 AM

View PostTycho McKorley, on 23 June 2010 - 08:27 PM, said:

I am indeed a pirate fan although Castle is my first love (blasphemy, I know).  I figure that this fortress is a good hybridization between the two themes.

Hey, im a cross builder too. As long as no M#g@3l#*** garbage gets in there Im fine!

My main focus is on castle/pirate, which I often have integrated.(with a few ninjas in the background).
...and then i also do starwars. Those are the priority lego stuff for me... :pir_yoda:

Anyways, i like it!  :thumbup: My favorite is the dining room, and there's that hat sitting on a rack, or is it a candle/light-fixture?
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:47 AM

Ohh, and I forgot,....Another great fort, for us Redcoats. That makes it even better!  :thumbup:
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:12 AM

Really awesome from beginning to end, every bit of it is detailed. Looks awesome! Thanks for posting this up.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:25 AM

View PostSkalldyr, on 24 June 2010 - 11:47 AM, said:

Ohh, and I forgot,....Another great fort, for us Redcoats. That makes it even better!  :thumbup:

You know Skalldyr, I must agree with you there.  Perhaps Tycho Mckorley is a Redcoat under those blue wizard robes. :pir-laugh:
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:43 PM

This is indeed an excellent fortress, all the details in it really make it stand out.  :thumbup:  One of the many features that stood out to me was your technique for the partially submerged crocodile, I might have to borrow that sometime.  :pir-grin:

Your fort will also be a fun challenge when we Bluecoats decide to capture it.  :cannon:
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:43 AM

View PostTycho McKorley, on 23 June 2010 - 12:58 AM, said:

  I'd love recommendations for improvement

I could stay thousands of years looking at every detail of the MOC :pir-oh: , and I can bet that there is nothing else to improve :pir-cry_happy:

This MOC should staying in a museum, is completely amazing
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

Such....high...levels....of...detail...words...failing! But in all seriousness, excellent work on this mate, and the pirates in the tunnel about made em fall out of my chair laughing. Good work :thumbup:
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:51 PM

Excellent MOC Love The Fine Landscaping Design!

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:15 PM

:pir-oh:
Very nice work!
And it has a full interior this is just coolness!
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#22 Tycho McKorley

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:10 PM

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the pirates in the tunnel about made em fall out of my chair laughing.

Well thank you.  That part is always a hit when I display it in real life.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:42 AM

Great breathtaking MOC mate, 11/10! I'm truly impressed with the details, so I got to come back several times to this :)




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