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#1 soccerkid6

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Here is my entry to the "defenses" minichallenge.

These walls are manned by soldiers from the lords and noblemen of Mitgardia, each owing a month of guarding some of the many fortifications around Valholl. All is quiet for now...
This is my first grey castle, and I love it  :wub:  It is a section of wall with a tower guarding a road to Valholl. It also has a dock to receive supplies brought up the river. I hope you like it as much as I do  :laugh:
I think the wall technique is new, I used mostly bley log bricks with some normal bricks mixed in. In my opinion it gives a nice texture.
I tried a tiled roof and don't think I will ever be able to go back to plates  :hmpf:


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#2 Alex the Great

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

Wow this is really good Soccerkid! I love the texturing on the walls and the waterfall. I'm excited to see you build more grey castles, it's briliant!  :drool:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

Really good indeed! So many things to like here, waterfall, river, wooden roofs, brickbuild doors, stonework.

Nice job man!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

Hands-down your best work to date!  :thumbup: :thumbup:  

Keep it up!
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

Your building skills are surely increasing fast!! This is great! LOve the waterfall and the whole layout!

Great job!

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#6 Hyler Talliwell

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:21 PM

This looks great! The stream and castle look great together. Nice work!

#7 soccerkid6

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

@Alex the Great: Thanks, I will definitely be doing more in the future.

@Balthasar: Thanks! I'm glad I'm not the only to think the walls work well

@Sirens-of-Titan: Thanks  :sweet:  I think you are absolutely right, hopefully I can beat this one soon  :laugh:

@de Gothia: Thank you, I aim to improve on at least one aspect of my building with every MOC

@Hyler Talliwell: Thank you, this is my second time using that technique for the stream and I think it works perfectly for Mitgardia.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:41 AM

Nice job! I love the waterfall effect.

Dang-it now I have to find a better idea than a war-cart. ;3
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#9 soccerkid6

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:07 AM

Thanks Gondabuggan  :classic:  And I'm glad it will push you to try harder  :laugh:
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:22 AM

Wow!!  *oh2* The way you crafted that tower is superb, and the snow, and the waterfall..  :look:  :laugh:

Everything is extremely well done.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:26 AM

Just wait till I post my stopmotion....
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:05 AM

Very nice!  Excellent work!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:58 AM

This is a really good build!  :thumbup:
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

View PostSirens-Of-Titan, on 27 April 2012 - 10:33 PM, said:

Hands-down your best work to date!  :thumbup: :thumbup:  

Keep it up!

Amen! This is stunning. The stonework, the river, the snow, the cart... I think to point out how much I like it, I will have to mention almost everything about it :tongue:

Looking forward to see more builds like this!

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#15 soccerkid6

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

@Nightshroud99: Thanks  :laugh:

@Jakon: I'm looking forward to it!

@zcerberus: Thank you  :classic:

@mephistopheles: Thanks

@Ecclesiastes: Thanks that means a lot  :sweet:  I am looking forward to making more like this.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Where to start? The walls are awesome, the roof is great and the waterfall might be the best part. Normally i hate water made like that, but here it is perfect.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

soccerkid, this definetely the best thing you have build so far. It's actually rather amazing to see how your skills have improved so far!!
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#18 soccerkid6

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

Thanks guys  :classic:

@kabel: I am actually rather surprised myself  :laugh:  I guess GoH is accomplishing its goal  :classic:
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

Great Job, Thinking of doing something like it once my challenge 3 has been posted. Just got to figure where the film goes in my new digital camera;)




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