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#1 Captain BeerBeard

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 05:45 PM

My tower is located near the end of the Avalonian Border Wall. It is not in Antyria. C&c welcome.

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Lord Tigerius, Zakon and de Gothia drinking in the ground level of the watch tower.
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Second level of watch tower
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 06:42 PM

The building and foliage is great!!! But was really strike me is the amount o detail and time you spent to pose your minifigs!!! Great job neighbour!!!!  :classic:

Love that I´m in the tower!! :laugh:

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:02 PM

Very nice!

The "tower side" of the photo is good, but the "cut-away side" is even better!  Love all the detailing.  I woud say this is more of an entire outpost than just a simple watch tower.

Only suggestion for future improvement is that a few of the photos are a little dark.  I have the same problem with my MOCs sometimes, so I hope a photo wizzard like Brickdoctor can straighten us out someday.

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#4 Captain BeerBeard

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

View Postde Gothia, on 09 December 2011 - 06:42 PM, said:

The building and foliage is great!!! But was really strike me is the amount o detail and time you spent to pose your minifigs!!! Great job neighbour!!!!  :classic:

Love that I´m in the tower!! :laugh:
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.

View PostZCerberus, on 09 December 2011 - 07:02 PM, said:

Very nice!

The "tower side" of the photo is good, but the "cut-away side" is even better!  Love all the detailing.  I woud say this is more of an entire outpost than just a simple watch tower.

Only suggestion for future improvement is that a few of the photos are a little dark.  I have the same problem with my MOCs sometimes, so I hope a photo wizzard like Brickdoctor can straighten us out someday.
Thanks! I actually have the ability to brighten the pictures as I have photoshop and many other programs. I chose not to because I did not want to take away the color I got from natural light.(natural light is pretty rare around this time in NW Indiana)

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

I very much like the detailed scene you have set up. Avalonia continues to grow. And I actually like the darker light in your first two pictures. This way the red flowers get a magical glow. I see a busy outpost in the early evening. :thumbup:
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

View PostChristoph, on 09 December 2011 - 07:46 PM, said:

I very much like the detailed scene you have set up. Avalonia continues to grow. And I actually like the darker light in your first two pictures. This way the red flowers get a magical glow. I see a busy outpost in the early evening. :thumbup:
I'm with you on that. I would lose that beautiful red if I made it brighter. The flowers  would look more orange.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:08 PM

Another great build Captain! This has a very 'mean' look to it which I like. Like others have said, it looks more than just a watchtower, which is good as it stands out more. Great details and colour use. I agree with your point about natural light. I have similar problems where making the picture lighter ruins colors. Good natural light is hard to find in the UK at this time of year.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:40 PM

Thank you. Sometimes it's better not mess with it. A few things a l learned in my short afol life is if you do brighten add a little contrast. I used some silver helmets instead of dark grey. This made those figures pop out more. They were camoflaged with the walls before I did that. Sometimes using different parts make photography easier. Those scoped crossbow turrets do look very unwelcoming don't they?! :devil:

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

It is definitely more than just a watchtower. With that said, my favorite part IS the tower. The roof and shape especially. But I do like the entire build with the "stone" work and detailing.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:44 PM

Good job on the tower.
I love the detail inside of it, and that road surrounded by plants is fantastic.
Well done.  :thumbup:

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:48 PM

So much to love here Captain Beerbeard! Grey use of both shades of grey (bley?) on the walls, nice interior (something I can rarely be bothered with  :laugh: ) and great foliage outside the walls.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:07 PM

View PostTheLegoDr, on 09 December 2011 - 09:42 PM, said:

It is definitely more than just a watchtower. With that said, my favorite part IS the tower. The roof and shape especially. But I do like the entire build with the "stone" work and detailing.


View PostNiku, on 09 December 2011 - 09:44 PM, said:

Good job on the tower.
I love the detail inside of it, and that road surrounded by plants is fantastic.
Well done.  :thumbup:


View PostBasiliscus, on 09 December 2011 - 09:48 PM, said:

So much to love here Captain Beerbeard! Grey use of both shades of grey (bley?) on the walls, nice interior (something I can rarely be bothered with  :laugh: ) and great foliage outside the walls.

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Thanks to all of you! I'm glad you like it. I chose to put my tower on th Avalonian wall so I could show daily life going on in Historica. Look's like it was a good choice! :thumbup:
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:29 PM

Captain Beerbeard. I love how you have put fellow guld members into your build. The landscaping is brilliant. I have nothing negative to say about it.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:15 AM

I love the wildflowers, that's a great touch. The round tile on the shield is a good detail that reflects your guild, and you have good photography too. Great job.



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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:42 AM

I  :wub: it, oh.....Tigerius likes his wine ! :iamded_lol:  :drunk:
Thank you ' Captain BeerBeard ', I needed that......plus an AWESOME watch tower !
I must say the best one of the lot.....or is that the drink talking again ?  :smug:
Excellent work and you didn't forget the chickens ! :rofl:
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 01:44 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on 10 December 2011 - 10:42 AM, said:

I  :wub: it, oh.....Tigerius likes his wine ! :iamded_lol:  :drunk:
Thank you ' Captain BeerBeard ', I needed that......plus an AWESOME watch tower !
I must say the best one of the lot.....or is that the drink talking again ?  :smug:
Excellent work and you didn't forget the chickens ! :rofl:
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Thank you. I hope it's not the wine! The chicken is slowly becoming one of my favorite elements. I wish I had a hundred of them.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:24 AM

This tower looks so clean and polished you should add little cleaners with mops. :thumbup: :tongue:
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:53 AM

I wasn't sure if I should start a new topic for this. I haven't been able to get myself to take apart my watchtower just yet. I added on another 32x32 to it. C&c welcome.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:51 AM

View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 19 December 2011 - 05:53 AM, said:

I wasn't sure if I should start a new topic for this. I haven't been able to get myself to take apart my watchtower just yet. I added on another 32x32 to it. C&c welcome.

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Ok, things have improved a lot more, I liked your tower, now I totally love it, and also great pictures too.  :thumbup:

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

It just became so much more beautiful! Really like that you extended your tower with the wall! Your colour scheme is spot on and the greenery is so nice!!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:05 AM

Thanks, Niku and de Gothia. I'm thinking if I should make a battle scene here before I take it apart. If anyone wants me to do a battle scene with photoshop blood let me know. I will only do it if a decent amount of people want me to. I won't do it if it's only like three or four people. I plan to take this down in the next few days so let me know.
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:31 PM

Megabloks, so detailed :o

I doubt if a battlescene is necessary as you must be a complete idiot to try to pass the border in this part of Avalonia :laugh:

And a great small marketplace where travellers can fill their energy again!

As everybody agreed it is more an outpost than a tower, would you like some embassies here for travellers or are you hostile like most other Avalonians? :classic:

(btw, Border Wall OUTPOST is added in the City Guide )

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

View PostDaMaximus, on 25 December 2011 - 10:31 PM, said:

Megabloks, so detailed :o

I doubt if a battlescene is necessary as you must be a complete idiot to try to pass the border in this part of Avalonia :laugh:

And a great small marketplace where travellers can fill their energy again!

As everybody agreed it is more an outpost than a tower, would you like some embassies here for travellers or are you hostile like most other Avalonians? :classic:

(btw, Border Wall OUTPOST is added in the City Guide )
Thanks! I already decided not to do the battle scene. The area is too tight. I don't see why there couldn't be an embassy in this area.
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