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22 replies to this topic  – Started by Horry , May 12 2012 09:06 PM

#1 Horry

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:06 PM

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This colony is supposed to be a former Spanish residence, now controlled by the British and set in the late 18th century. It is a small colony, there are neither shore batteries nor forts in this MOC. I tried to aim for a rundown look with houses that have been maintained rather than really well-kept. I also included four houses with lit windows.

As I suck at taking pictures and can lately only take them when it is already dark, the quality of the whole setting is poor - I'm still waiting for a friend to come over at the weekend to take some good pictures so please excuse the quality!



It features:
-sail patcher
-pawnbreaker
-rum distillery
-some small private houses
-a small chapel
-carriages
-blacksmith
-carpenter
-market
-harbour area
-tavern

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:14 PM

Horry this is going to be good.  :pir-classic:

You've got my attention, I really like the sephia style pictures too.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

I'm looking forward to see all the process in this MOC!
Great project Horry!

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:56 PM

I like what I see here, especially that small house in the first picture, do I spot a man-of-war in the background ?

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

Thank you all!

There's some small progress. I've started building the elevated section of the colony, including two new buildings. Additionally, the pawnbreaker now has got some interior. Not all building will have interior, but some are accessible from the rear. That will be all for the next few days, until my bricklink order hopefully arrives.

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View PostSebeus Iniwum, on 13 May 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

do I spot a man-of-war in the background ?

Yes, that's Centaur!
She looks alot like this, although the masts are far better, the rigging is complete and the stern section has been reworked:
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

This is looking great already Horry! I've been considering starting up my own colony as a brickflick series once I finally complete Brickington. I'm fighting the same inward battle with myself however about time, money and space and my lack of all three!

This is looking superb however - the attention to detail is fantastic as ever and it all seems very well thought out! Keep it up!  :pir-sweet:

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:11 PM

It's nice to actually see the HMS Centaur (if I'm not mistaken that hasn't been on the forum before?)and I can't wait for more updates. The colony looks great too- I like the representation of stones and masonry in the rustic colonies, and the design of the roofs. Looking great!
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

View PostDuck, on 14 May 2012 - 01:31 PM, said:

I've been considering starting up my own colony as a brickflick series once I finally complete Brickington. I'm fighting the same inward battle with myself however about time, money and space and my lack of all three!  :pir-sweet:

Yes, it's a pain in the swivel gun, so to speak! But it has one bright side: I am finally learning to properly use Bricklink  :pir_laugh2:


View PostHoratio, on 14 May 2012 - 10:11 PM, said:

It's nice to actually see the HMS Centaur (if I'm not mistaken that hasn't been on the forum before?)and I can't wait for more updates. The colony looks great too- I like the representation of stones and masonry in the rustic colonies, and the design of the roofs. Looking great!

Thanks! Actually, I am a bit saddened by the fact that I mostly have to use the old grey for the ground and the masonry - but I simply missed the time when the new greys came out and now I have buy my stock of these colours brick by brick....

Some more little updates: I've been adding some new structures and have begun to construct the backs of the houses you can enter. Additionally, I've been tinkering with some furniture for the governor's residence...

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:58 PM

This is looking amazing! I love the furniture!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:16 PM

I agree the furniture is brilliant, I also love the style of the buildings with the over hangs, and balconies, if feels like a town that has grown over time into a metropolis, i would love to see the streets busy with LEGO figs.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:23 PM

Thank you both! The furniture was actually done in collaboration with my girlfriend who is getting slowly into MOCing as well  :pir-cry_happy:

Just a small update today: The carpenter and the blacksmith finally got their houses. There are still things missing, of course. The coast will be made much more elaborate and the red-yellow basis of the black smith will vanish behind lower layers of street. Both are also missing a bunch of tools that I will have to build.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:23 AM

Almost there! I've finished the houses I will be able to build without exceeding my bugdet for this project. The only things that need to be done now are finishing the ground, doing some polishing on the details and add some more people. I've already done some tired testshots of the arrangement with minifigs. I really hope you enjoy this - and I'd love some feedback!

The tavern with a room for all those lonely sailors....

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:49 AM

This is a really cool project! I admire you for taking it on  :thumbup:  Looking forward to seeing it all together, I think the tavern is my favorite of your buildings so far. Hope you get a good rest  :pir-sad2:
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

View Postsoccerkid6, on 24 May 2012 - 01:49 AM, said:

This is a really cool project! I admire you for taking it on  :thumbup:  Looking forward to seeing it all together, I think the tavern is my favorite of your buildings so far. Hope you get a good rest  :pir-sad2:

I did, thanks  :pir-classic:

I'm not so satisfied with the roof of the tavern and I might add some more exterior, but otherwise I like it, too...
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:50 AM

UPDATE: I finished my building process! While I am still waiting for some good pictures to be taken, I can already proudly present some scenes in the first post! Would a shipyard member be so kind to take the "WIP" out of the title of the thread?  :pir-classic:
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:08 AM

Awesome, only thing missing would be some blue (seawater), that doesn't have to be brick-built, a blue sheet serves well as background too.
I really love those in-street views  :pir-sweet:

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:15 AM

beautiful work! And it really looks like what you where aiming for!

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:45 AM

I hope you'll get her some background for the photos, she surely deserves it!

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

Thank you for your kind replies  :pir-sweet:


View PostSebeus I, on 20 June 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:

only thing missing would be some blue (seawater), that doesn't have to be brick-built, a blue sheet serves well as background too.

Yes, that's a very good idea, I'll do that :-)


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I hope you'll get her some background for the photos, she surely deserves it!

I think that I'll add a digital background!
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:06 PM

I updated the first post with the best pictures I was able to make. It really annoys me that I cannot get myself to be satisfied with this MOC's documentation but it won't get any better. I'd appreciate comments and the removal of the WIP sub-header  :pir-blush:
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

Really cool, that's a very big project  :pir-sweet:
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:01 PM

I am sad to announce that a heavy storm crashed our windows while my girlfriend I I were gone over the weekend. The window shattered my entire MOC-collection apart from the Centaur... the colony has fallen victim to a storm - ironic, isn't it?
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:03 PM

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