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#1 Sirens-of-Titan

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:33 AM

Hello all! I have been wondering whether to continue MOC'ing my ongoing project, or to create a few Mitgardian MOC's. In the end I decided to do both; as the story takes a turn into Mitgardia, allowing me to both keep telling it, and contribute to the Guild.  :wink:

This is my latest creation: My take on a unique watchtower, as far as I'm aware the brick technique is new. Enjoy, get inspired and see the full story here:
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#2 Belchher

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:07 AM

That's a lovely tower! You've captured the snowy mountainous look perfectly, and I believe you may be right, I don't think I've ever seen a round tower done that way before ( 1x2 thin technic is it? ).

The overall tower has a slightly middle eastern look to me, I think that's the top. Anyway, brilliant work, and I hope your fingers aren't too sore from shoving all those bars into the technic pieces  :tongue:

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#3 Si-MOCs

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:41 AM

I haven't seen a tower done like that - but I believe flat sides of buildings....

Fantastic build. I love the 'little things' you do to add such a great over all impression. And as always - love your story telling ;D
We could use someone of your linguistic talents over in the south... just say'n.

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#4 Tazmaniac

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:23 AM

That is a great technique SOT a huge castle in this style was Blogged on the Brothers Brick a few weeks ago, regardless it looks great and oozes your style!
I'm guessing the technic lift arms will shoot up in price now?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:31 AM

It's a great tower, and looks a pretty good template for building lighthouses. Interesting technique, unfortunately the shadow in the gaps detracts from the look. Perhaps in full light it looks a bit better.

The landscape is great, the camera view from low down side on is perfect forced perspective for the background mountains. Excellent strategic location for a watchtower, so much warning time afforded (except during a fierce blizzard - but who would advance during that?). The intelligence of the men in the North is indeed worthy of note.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:08 AM

An exceptional piece of work Sirens. Love the different techniques used and the land scape is nicely done and thought out. A great inspiring moc for your land. I have been messing around with dry ice on a tower I'm doing for the mystic isles, and I think it's something worth trying as the effect it gives would look great for Mitgardia.  Nice work :thumbup:   Oh and you should have named it 'Misty Mountain Hop'  :wink:
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:42 AM

I really love the technique used in the tower, I also love the landscaping, in particular the rock work around the tower.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

Really really nice! I like the sorrounding landscapre the most. The naked nature, snow on some of the rocks, the dark tan road.. Perfect! I have to get some of the plates in dark tan!!

The tower is also very nice! How is the bricks on top of the round part stuck?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:57 AM

Nice building trick with the Technic pin 2x1 thin links......I  :wub: it.....sorry, but this building style maybe borrowed by Avalonia and of course improved on too ! :grin:
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:51 PM

It somehow reminds me of the first Assassin's Creed game. Very nice atmosphere indeed!
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:26 PM

Great tower! :classic: Like the use of the technic-pieces. I'm gonna use the filled up saddle when there is no rider, nice touch!

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:07 PM

Excellent Build! That's a very nice technique you've used on the tower. I wouldn't be suprise to see it popping up more in other peoples mocs after seeing how well it works in yours! Great work!

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:00 PM

just a beautiful tower set in one of the smoothest rock terrain scenes i've ever seem!

Excellent work!
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#14 Sirens-of-Titan

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:20 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guy!  :blush:

@ Taz, yes I saw that technique a few weeks ago but I like to think mine is rather unique in the way that it uses a different technic parts, and actually wraps around a central cylinder made of a lot of these:
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:48 AM

Looking great "S-o-T."  :classic:

I love how you've created the illusion of a mountain overlook.  :thumbup:

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