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27 replies to this topic  – Started by Captain BeerBeard , Oct 27 2011 08:06 AM

#1 Captain BeerBeard

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:06 AM

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Captain BeerBeard and Bjornu met at Pirate Cave a while ago. BeerBeard bought Bjornu a drink and they had an interesting conversation. Bjornu told his story to BeerBeard about how he became an owner of a sloop "Katarina" that was being worked on as they drink. BeerBeard was captured by Bluecoats about fifteen years ago and hid a map on the bluecoat sloop he was prisoner on. He wondered if this could be the same sloop. BeerBeard did get the young pirate to admit that he had found a map. Bjornu had some big plans cooking up. He wasn't just going to hand the map over to BeerBeard. BeerBeard made a deal for the map. He had to have this map. Bjornu wanted fire power. He has some serious plans. Captain BeerBeard and Bjornu agreed that fifteen muskets for the map was fair and that they stay neutral with each other and stay out of each other's way. So they agreed to make the deal at CannonBlast Island. It's not a place you want to be seen. :jollyroger:
The story credit goes to Classic-Pirates member Bjornu. Thanks!  It was fun. C&C welcome.

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Bjornu inspects the quality of the muskets. BeerBeard already celebrating his reunion with the old map.
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Bjornu's new fire power.
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#2 Bjornu

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:38 PM

Good to see the creation is done.
I really like how you did the island and and the water.

Glad I have my muskets, now im able to sail further in search for a homestead or a nice place to stay.

Thank you beerbeard for this great creation and the cooperation!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:26 PM

I really like the cabin. Looks very cannon blasted.

I'm not too huge a fan of the water technique though. I can't really say why, but its fairly distracting. I think some light blue plates surrounding the island would be less ambitious, but ultimately more aesthetically pleasing.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:43 PM

Looks great! I like the rowboat filled with muskets. :pir-classic:

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I can figure what Dey will say when he meets with Hiawatha.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:31 PM

I like the detail every portion of the MOC is active
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:31 AM

View PostBjornu, on 27 October 2011 - 05:38 PM, said:

Good to see the creation is done.
I really like how you did the island and and the water.

Glad I have my muskets, now im able to sail further in search for a homestead or a nice place to stay.

Thank you beerbeard for this great creation and the cooperation!

Greetz Bjornu
Thank you, for letting me use your character! We'll have to do something like this again in the future. I think it turned out better than what we talked about!
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:42 AM

That looks awesome!  :pir-wub:
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:48 AM

you are 1 very talented builder

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:08 AM

View Post2maxwell, on 27 October 2011 - 07:26 PM, said:

I really like the cabin. Looks very cannon blasted.

I'm not too huge a fan of the water technique though. I can't really say why, but its fairly distracting. I think some light blue plates surrounding the island would be less ambitious, but ultimately more aesthetically pleasing.
I will be getting thousands of those trans clear 1x2 plates and trans blue 1x1 round plates. I've started collecting blue boards to make huge scenes with that water style. You should expect it every single time you see a new topic by me. Sorry about that. I'm only about pleasing myself and if it pleases other pirates and ninja, then that's a bonus. Sometimes I do aim to please others, but not usually. I'm an evil pirate ghost. Remember? :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:55 PM

Like 2maxwell said, I'm not that big of a fan of your water technique, but its your MOC not mine!


Other than that, I like everything else about it!
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 11:54 PM

View PostCorweena, on 28 October 2011 - 05:55 PM, said:

Like 2maxwell said, I'm not that big of a fan of your water technique, but its your MOC not mine!


Other than that, I like everything else about it!
Why do you agree with him? Can you actually give me some constructive criticism instead of going along with someone who dosen't know why they don't like it? :pir-hmpf_bad:

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:16 AM

I always like small island and this one looks great !!!! Great work here !
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:51 AM

Okay, what can I say but AWESOME 'Captain BeerBeard' ! :excited:
Neat small island, choppy waters I see too and let me guess someone got careless and blew half the roof off eh ? :iamded_lol:
And that's a lot of rum bottles and Brown-Bess Musket's too ! :moar:
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:54 AM

View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 28 October 2011 - 11:54 PM, said:

Why do you agree with him? Can you actually give me some constructive criticism instead of going along with someone who dosen't know why they don't like it? :pir-hmpf_bad:

I can do that.  The water technique is distracting because the stacked clear plates stand out from the blue too much and look like a swarm of little transparent jelly worms rising out of the water to attack the island, instead of looking like water.  I understand you were going for a frothy sea breaking on the sand, and in some of the pictures it does work, but in others it's too busy and pulls the attention away from the main features of the work.

This might work better if you had different shades and colors in the water.  Then there wouldn't be such a sharp contrast between the blue baseplate and the trans clear plates.  But layering the water effectively would require building a couple more layers on your baseplate, in my opinion.

The island and especially the building are very nicely built.  I like them a lot.  The water technique is interesting, but not as good as the rest of it.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 05:02 AM

View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 28 October 2011 - 11:54 PM, said:

Why do you agree with him? Can you actually give me some constructive criticism instead of going along with someone who dosen't know why they don't like it? :pir-hmpf_bad:

ok....sorry I came across that way. I had just woken up, and I'm feeling sick, so I wasn't in the best of moods this morning  :pir-sceptic:



Here is what think. To me (personal opinion), the water is a bit distracting, and draws my eyes away from the cabin, and minifigs. I understand you are trying to give the water texture, instead of just making it flat. I think the blue base clashes with the clear too much. Maybe if you could use blue-clear pieces (if they make them) it might blend a bit better. So I guess I'm saying I like the technique, its just the color that clashes too much for me.

Otherwise, I love the rest of the MOC, especially the rock structure that the house sits on. Keep up the good work!



and can we still be friends matey?  :pir-blush:
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:40 AM

Corweena,  we are mate's. I will respond to your post later. Thank's for the honesty. Didn't want to leave you hanging.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:52 AM

Good MOC. The house looks nice (even though the roof is 'damaged'), and I like the palm tree, with coconuts!
All the plants also give it a realistic feeling.
I agree that the water looks a bit distracting this way. You could take a look here for inspiration.
Actually I think trans clear on blue plates could work but perhaps they should be used differently.
Good luck on that.

As a side note, I don't hope the map leads to a huge treasure cave. In that case it's worth more than 15 muskets :pir-classic:
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 11:21 PM

View PostCorweena, on 29 October 2011 - 05:02 AM, said:

ok....sorry I came across that way. I had just woken up, and I'm feeling sick, so I wasn't in the best of moods this morning  :pir-sceptic:



Here is what think. To me (personal opinion), the water is a bit distracting, and draws my eyes away from the cabin, and minifigs. I understand you are trying to give the water texture, instead of just making it flat. I think the blue base clashes with the clear too much. Maybe if you could use blue-clear pieces (if they make them) it might blend a bit better. So I guess I'm saying I like the technique, its just the color that clashes too much for me.

Otherwise, I love the rest of the MOC, especially the rock structure that the house sits on. Keep up the good work!



and can we still be friends matey?  :pir-blush:
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Now this is some great criticism. I never thought about using trans blue with the clear. I totally get what you mean. That's an awesome idea. I need to stock up on trans blue. Thank you,  Corweena!
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:29 PM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on 29 October 2011 - 10:52 AM, said:

Good MOC. The house looks nice (even though the roof is 'damaged'), and I like the palm tree, with coconuts!
All the plants also give it a realistic feeling.
I agree that the water looks a bit distracting this way. You could take a look here for inspiration.
Actually I think trans clear on blue plates could work but perhaps they should be used differently.
Good luck on that.

As a side note, I don't hope the map leads to a huge treasure cave. In that case it's worth more than 15 muskets :pir-classic:


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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:54 PM

A really well composed scene. I love everything, although I might've done the water differently.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:54 PM

Thanks, to everyone who commented. Make sure you checkout my next moc. I might try a new water style... :jollyroger:
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:24 PM

A nice little retreat. Just the perfect place to lie low and let things blow over for awhile.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:37 PM

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I love the water technique and the foliage, it's just a great little island that works.  I meant to blog this sooner, back when I indexed it, but I got busy and this MOC got pushed down the forum.  Hopefully this will bring some more life into the conversation.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:37 AM

I actually managed to miss this  :pir-look:,
but it looks great, also like that fact that your mocs always have a backstory, and that it works :)

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View PostBart, on 02 December 2011 - 12:37 AM, said:

I actually managed to miss this  :pir-look:,
but it looks great, also like that fact that your mocs always have a backstory, and that it works :)

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