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#626 Balthasar

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

View PostTazmaniac, on 06 April 2012 - 08:40 AM, said:

I've almost finished my entry for challenge 3...just a few more builds to go. Let me know what you think so far (there will be a story linking all those builds together of cause).

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Needless to say, that is fantastic work. You're going all-in on this challege!
I'f you really want critisism, perhaps uploading a bigger picture of the throneroom could be an improvement ;)

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#627 Hersbrucker

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

really cool Taz, you build a couple of fantastic MOC's  :thumbup:

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#628 Tazmaniac

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

Cheers guys, I'll try to get another shot of the throne room...maybe :look:.
The story and pics can be found here...still needs the final battle of the guardians to be added though...

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#629 Balthasar

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

View PostTazmaniac, on 06 April 2012 - 10:04 AM, said:

Cheers guys, I'll try to get another shot of the throne room...maybe :look:.
The story and pics can be found here...still needs the final battle of the guardians to be added though...

Did I miss your thread somehow? It looks like it was posted 2 days ago. Hmm, anyway, great story, very easy to read and interesting characters. Shall I add the builds to the nocturnus map?


I just had my first birhtday as a AFOL. It's pretty great. With 'normal' people, it's difficult to think of a decent present for them, so people give the usual wine of bestseller-book. But for an AFOL it's easy to come with something appropriate. Finally I got that Friends-set I've always wanted!  

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#630 Tazmaniac

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

View PostBalthasar, on 06 April 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

Did I miss your thread somehow? It looks like it was posted 2 days ago.
I'm oh so sneaky....

View PostBalthasar, on 06 April 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

Shall I add the builds to the nocturnus map?
Yes please...I'll leave the positioning up to you. :thumbup:

View PostBalthasar, on 06 April 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

I just had my first birhtday as a AFOL.
Happy Birthday ! :drunk:

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#631 Tazmaniac

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

Ooh naughty double poster...:blush:
But I've finished my entry for challenge III..the pic is a link.
Please let me know if you approve ...or not.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

Wow! All of the scenes are incredible and that dragon or serpent is stunning!

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#633 Angeli

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

looking good, Tazmaniac ;)

btw, Drow are not sleeping eather ;) check the thread ;)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:49 AM

So, the journey has begun

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#635 Tazmaniac

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Looks great mate but those first three pics are too big, could you resize them to 800x600 max..Cheers :thumbup:

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#636 Hersbrucker

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

I linked the pictures from MocPages now  :thumbup:

Edit:
I finished my challenge entry today, maybe this was my only change to do that.
Some bricks are missing, but I do not tell you which ones  :grin:

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#637 Tazmaniac

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:11 AM

I've added my last update to my entry...



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#638 Balthasar

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

View PostTazmaniac, on 13 April 2012 - 09:11 AM, said:

I've added my last update to my entry...


That building is looking awesome! I love it. Is there a background story to mountain pass keep?
Nice round shapes around the doors, quite interesting. Great how you experiment with that new wall-technique. That round tower technique works great next to the 2x1 plate technique.
I can imagine that it might cause some troubles as well. Problems with sturdiness, or adding battlement for example? Also, do u build a normal grey wall behind it, to cover the holes between the plates?

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#639 Tazmaniac

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

View PostBalthasar, on 13 April 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:

That building is looking awesome! I love it. Is there a background story to mountain pass keep?
Nice round shapes around the doors, quite interesting. Great how you experiment with that new wall-technique. That round tower technique works great next to the 2x1 plate technique.
I can imagine that it might cause some troubles as well. Problems with sturdiness, or adding battlement for example? Also, do u build a normal grey wall behind it, to cover the holes between the plates?

I've been wanting to build this for a while (or something big with this technique). Yes there is a grey wall behind it and that's what I've attached the battlements to, by placing tiles on the top row there is no need to get the studs lined up but still sits nice and flush , giving the appearance that they are connected. So stability is not really an issue, the tower on the other hand you might notice is a fair bit tighter than ones built with 1x1 round bricks and 1x2 bricks technique due to the fact the plates are at too great an angle to place the studs along side them. There for they are only connected in a couple of places and the majority of the plates are just resting on the corner of the one diagonally below.....if that makes sense...surprisingly sturdy once complete though.

I do plan to refine this technique though, looking at it now I sort of wish I'd added more mottling to it with dark bley and more dark tan....plenty of time for that though. :wink:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

Elesee moonkeep is growing ;) chechk the the thread
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

Dear People of Nocturnus!

I've built a little tribute for you guys. This is Rufus, a member of the Woodward Companion in Woodward Avalonia. He has his origins in Nocturnus and so have some other members of the Companion. I hope you like it.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

Wow, all of these builds are amazing!
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:59 AM

Attention Guild members!

Due to the scale and complexity of Challenge 3, and the great number of builders who need more time to finish their entrees, we are officially extending the deadline for Challenge 3 by 2 weeks.

This is a one-time only extension that we give because we want to see everyone at their best.

If you have already submitted, take this as an opportunity to refine your design, or focus on free builds instead; the choice is yours!


The new deadline is now May 12th 2012.


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#644 Balthasar

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

View PostSirens-Of-Titan, on 16 April 2012 - 12:59 AM, said:

SNIP

The new deadline is now May 12th 2012.


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That is a quite convenient. I had already given up on making the deadline. I wanted to train my landscaping-skills in a small freebuild before creating it in large scale for the challenge, but it didn't leave me enough time to finish the entry. Now I might actually make an entry for the challenge!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

Whew!  More time.  That's good, I was thinking of cutting a chapter, now I might add a chapter!

Thanks for the extension!
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

Hey fellow guild members I'm after your thoughts...concerning my entry, do you think I should remove the parchment background (like in the last pic) ?
Also with the extension would you like to see the story continue ? with a possible twist or do you think I should leave it as is?
I've rebuilt the first scene but have not yet taken any photos , I'll post it soon.
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

The Background is great, I have no time to do something like that.
And I like to see your story continued... but maybe with the next challenge.

This is perfect as it is now!

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#648 Hyler Talliwell

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:52 AM

Taz, I always love seeing your builds, but I agree with Hersbrucker that the story is fine as is.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:08 AM

View PostTazmaniac, on 16 April 2012 - 11:06 PM, said:

Hey fellow guild members I'm after your thoughts...concerning my entry, do you think I should remove the parchment background (like in the last pic) ?
Also with the extension would you like to see the story continue ? with a possible twist or do you think I should leave it as is?
I've rebuilt the first scene but have not yet taken any photos , I'll post it soon.
Thanks in advance.
The background is great, I think you should leave it. It makes it more of a "story" written down on pages. You could definitely add extra parts if you want, there's plenty of time left and room for more action in the quest even though I myself would be stoked with the effort so far as it is!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

View PostTazmaniac, on 16 April 2012 - 11:06 PM, said:

Hey fellow guild members I'm after your thoughts...concerning my entry, do you think I should remove the parchment background (like in the last pic) ?
Also with the extension would you like to see the story continue ? with a possible twist or do you think I should leave it as is?
I've rebuilt the first scene but have not yet taken any photos , I'll post it soon.
Thanks in advance.


Your parchment backgrounds are better than my parking lot backgrounds.

Speaking of which, I finally posted chapter II of challenge III

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