MOC: Mt Agnathka Lookout (Kaliphlin Watchtower)
Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:20 PM
This is no glamour posting. Built centuries ago, it very rustic, with just a simple hut for off-duty sentries to sleep, a small watchtower, and a pedestal for the signal fire. Norzah-Rakafu, the closest village, is eight miles away down a very rough path; one sentry a day makes the round-trip to bring back supplies. The defenses are minimal; their job is not to defend, but to signal an invasion and then escape into the mountains if threatened. Only the hardiest of guards are posted here, and after their two year tour of duty, they are usually rewarded with a posting to the Spice Islands.
Here we see our three sentries in a view looking south. Dabdar keeps a lookout on the tower, which doesn't need to be tall because it commands sweeping views to the north and west. Ardhazi is off-duty, sleeping in the hut; he must have the night-shift. And Morgbet is just coming back from a supply run to the valley. Looks like it's Rakath tirqui fowl legs and red bogifruit for dinner, and brook trinifish tomorrow.
Mt Agnathka Lookout - front
Here's the view to the northwest, showing the foothills of the Rakath, as well as the plains below the Great Escarpment. The log cabin look was a bit of a pain until I figured it out, but I think it turned out fairly well. Lining it up to mount onto the stone base was challenging.
Mt Agnathka Lookout - back
Right side, looking east.
Mt Agnathka Lookout - right
Left side, looking west.
Mt Agnathka Lookout - left
Trusty Dabdar keeping a lookout on the tower. Does he spot something down below the escarpment? Wait a minute; looks like he's posing. Let's see if we can catch him unawares and see what he's really up to...
Mt Agnathka Lookout - Sentry Duty
Aha! Look at that- boombox, cup of wine, binoculars, boy that really makes sentry duty a lot easier! And that walkie-talkie sure beats the old signal fire!
Mt Agnathka Lookout - Sentry Duty (lol)
A few more pics on the Flickr photostream; click on any of the photos to get there.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:37 PM
The SNOT work for the main tower walls is nice, as is the mix of colours on the roof. Keep up the good work!
Wahil Musca, slaver and entrepreneur of Kaliphlin, ambassador to the Emir of Gorr
Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:41 PM
Thanks! I've found that the hardest part of doing this is finding an appropriate photo that will match the MOC. Takes a lot more time than I thought. The blending and editing is a bit of a pain, but if you get the right photo it goes a lot easier.
Extra credit for anyone who can identify where the background photos portray!
Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:33 PM
Edited by mikey, 09 December 2011 - 11:33 PM.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:18 AM
P.S. Love the last pic, lol.
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