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#1 Blake Baer

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:37 AM

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Hello all!

With the huge contest on MOCpages going on now, my first entry depicts the recent Hurricane Irene in the category of wind. Please feel free to check out the MOCpage/flickr for more pics. Pics link to MOCpages.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:50 AM

Wow. Some great details here - the damage to the house looks very realistic, and I love the trees and the waves crushing onto the shore. A very good idea to place the house at an angle, too. Very well done!

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:06 AM

The trees are just simply AWESOME, and the badly damaged house is very good too.....and a stop sign still standing....very real indeed. :thumbup:
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:01 AM

Top work, Blake.

You've captured the sense of movement and power of the storm really well.

Nice one.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:14 AM

The way you built the trees it´s incredible and gives this MOC a very dynamic impression ! :thumbup:
the waves reaching the shore are also great and the destroyed house completes this MOC.

Very good job and good luck for the contest :wink:

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:48 AM

Stunning work! Everything from the windswept palms to the waves crashing on the sides! Great work, very realistic! Well done!
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:27 AM

I can almost feel the wind looking at this one, thanks to the great posing of the trees. Good luck in the competion :sweet:.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:18 AM

Very nice moc!  :thumbup:
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:28 AM

View PostCecilie, on 12 September 2011 - 05:27 AM, said:

I can almost feel the wind looking at this one,
I have the same sentiments, this is the perfect example of capturing motion in stills. Excellent work! :thumbup:

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:29 AM

I also posted on flickr, but I just had to say more here! This is such a great creation in every way, and the technique you used on the palm trees is just genius. Blogged on Brick Town Talk! :classic:

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:21 PM

This is really a very well done detailed MOC 'Blake Baer'. You did a fantastic job recreating a scene of destruction. I love the rough water and the wind blown trees. Great job Posted Image
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:11 PM

GREAT, very cool idea the palms and the window's glass brocken!


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:03 PM

I am really impressed with this MOC, the waves crashing up look really good, I can't imagine the time it took stacking all those studs, but it really posts off as it gives a darker color to a clear piece, very realistic looking.  I also love how you did your palm trees, they look very accurate and proportionally, they look great.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:53 AM

Very nice job!
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:45 AM

Very nice :)
I love your palms.
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#16 Blake Baer

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:52 PM

Thank you all for your comments and encouragement!


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:53 PM

Wow I think this is probably the best 'action' scene I've seen ...

Really fantastic work at capturing the 'wind'  :laugh:

I also particularly like the layers of trans clear over the blue - makes it really look like surf.

Well done!  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:07 AM

Awesome work. Trees look amazing. Simply WOW !
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 11:19 AM

Very nice model.

Are the shifting colours on the roof a result of highlighted reflections in the ABS, or did you paint them?

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:06 PM

View PostAnton Ymer, on 15 September 2011 - 11:19 AM, said:

Very nice model.

Are the shifting colours on the roof a result of highlighted reflections in the ABS, or did you paint them?
They are the result of rather poor lighting and rather ineffective photoshop:).

Also does anybody know what the little "Indexed" title up on the original post means? I'm still sorta new here.,

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 11:50 PM

I thought I was actually in a hurricane when I saw this. Great work.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:48 AM

Absolutely brilliant. I can see everything move in your MOC
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 07:11 AM

View PostBlake Baer, on 15 September 2011 - 02:06 PM, said:

Also does anybody know what the little "Indexed" title up on the original post means? I'm still sorta new here.,

It means one of the moderators has added this thread to the Moc index, to allow it to be easily found in the future.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:06 AM

Blake, this is fascinating scene! I do not know where to start, unfortunately flickr currently gives me a timeout so I can't admire more pictures!

Where to start? ALright, the palm trees! they are simply great. How you achieved this dynamic look is stunning. The way the dry leaves are realized with the dark-tan bushes is wonderful!
The details on the power-supply!
... and of course the waves! ure movement!
I also like the fact that the seawall is not entirely closed, i.e. the tiles are not flush. So it gives an effect of the sheer power of the water!


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:20 PM

Those trees :wub: Nice job!

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