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#1 J4ke

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:48 PM

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Built for the EB castlely community thingy. Fairly happy with it, but I can't pretend it was easy. But what kind of fool builds a castle around an octagonal SNOT core anyway...

The baseplate was a final touch, and by some twisted magic, the tower is at some really weird offset on the basplate. Like a quarter-stud to the left and back... I have no idea how it happened.

Finally, thanks to everyone for commenting and helping me finish what started off as a champagne bottle with a face. It's come a long way, so thanks for your suggestions and tips, even if I didn't use them all.

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#2 rucorder

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:38 AM

Whoa, that's too cool! I don't think I've ever seen a tower shaped quite like that before.
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#3 Dan Church

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:31 AM

Like nothing i've ever seen, that's why I love it so much!  The roughness is so appealing and fitting!


Excellent work.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:40 AM

Your work has definitely paid off.  :thumbup:
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#5 I Scream Clone

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:53 AM

This creation personifies what we hoped to achieve with the Guilds, help people build bigger and better creations. Love the shaping  :thumbup:

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#6 Waterbrick Down

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:04 AM

I really like the studs on the outside look, it allows you to give the tower some more variety in the stonework. Do you happen to have any flags? I think it would look better than the triangular pieces, but other than that, great job it's quite a unique build. :thumbup:

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:38 AM

Great Build!

I'm really glad you kept at it. and I TOLD YOU you could build a tower around a snot core ;)
Turned out great - and really unique.

The transitions from each 'section' really are smooth and work well together.


So... anyone else kinda think it looks now looks like a beer bottle ?  :laugh::head_back::rofl:
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#8 Christoph

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:55 AM

View PostJ4ke, on 22 November 2011 - 11:48 PM, said:

[...] what started off as a champagne bottle with a face.

View PostSI-mocs, on 23 November 2011 - 05:38 AM, said:

So... anyone else kinda think it looks now looks like a beer bottle ?  :laugh::head_back::rofl:
I like beer better than champagne :classic:.
J4ke, your tower turned out very nice. For me it has a very typical cartoon look you would find in computer games for example. The curves and roundness make your tower special, I like this. Kaliphlin is a special guild full of wonders.

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#9 J4ke

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:38 PM

Thanks all! Glad you all liked my touch of originality.

And yes, it is both beer bottle and Spaceship. Before I disassemble it, I will take a picture of myself swooshing it.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:41 PM

That tower is a real beauty! Fun to se some other techniques being used! Great work!

This guild thing have really been fun! So many more mocs these days!! :classic:

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:51 PM

Fantastic MOC!
I like that complex building technique!  :blush:
Nice colors scheme!  :thumbup:
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:30 PM

This is a really great moc! Has a very different look to it which gives it its charm. Great techniques with the way the walls are built. Nice one :thumbup:
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#13 Dr Rod

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:47 PM

As others have said, nice shape to this tower.

I'm going to get my dwarven allies to tunnel under it, plant some Blackpowder and launch it into orbit!!

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