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#1 mephistopheles

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

Hi!

Here is the current state (15.09.2012) of Woodward:

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

Please, don't make the river like that. It looks way too crazy for your scene.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:23 AM

What part don't you like? The shape? The technique? I actually like it :)
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

Excellent start, I'm looking forward to seeing it progress  :classic:

I think Captain BeerBeard is referring to the technique
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:33 PM

View Postmephistopheles, on 28 July 2012 - 11:23 AM, said:

What part don't you like? The shape? The technique? I actually like it :)
The water effect looks too strong for such a narrow water way.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 28 July 2012 - 12:33 PM, said:

The water effect looks too strong for such a narrow water way.
Rapids?
looking good Meph, looking forward to seeing more :thumbup:

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:01 PM

View PostLegonardo Davidy, on 28 July 2012 - 12:38 PM, said:

Rapids?
looking good Meph, looking forward to seeing more :thumbup:
Rapids? He should probably lower the water level.He could get more use out of the trans plates that way .

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

I don't own any trans plates. My original plan was to build the river like shown in DC's guide. However the trans plates needed for that come at a ridiculously high price combined with low availability in Europe. Importing from the USA would be also too expensive because of the increased shipping cost and customs.

So this is the alternative and I actually like it a lot. I have seen pretty many fast streams in south Germany, which is a very inspiring area for me. At least this technique adds the feeling of "movement" to it. There will be elevations in the scene so it will make sense that the stream will be fast flowing.

Thanks for your honest criticism anyway Captain BB, it is very welcome. Just in this case we have a different taste of things. I am sure to keep this technique for the stream.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:31 PM

Looking very cool, I think the 64 x 64 size is a great size for a MOC of this nature, and the start you have looks good.  I keep thinking I'm going to start a 64x64 Castle/Keep for my sigfig.....but then a new challenge is announced and I get totally focused on that and the baseplates just sit there.  I really need to get motivated...this just might motivate me!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

View Postmephistopheles, on 28 July 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

I don't own any trans plates. My original plan was to build the river like shown in DC's guide. However the trans plates needed for that come at a ridiculously high price combined with low availability in Europe. Importing from the USA would be also too expensive because of the increased shipping cost and customs.
So this is the alternative and I actually like it a lot. I have seen pretty many fast streams in south Germany, which is a very inspiring area for me. At least this technique adds the feeling of "movement" to it. There will be elevations in the scene so it will make sense that the stream will be fast flowing.


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:37 AM

This looks like its gonna be great, can't wait for the finished product.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

This looks promissing! :thumbup:

I myself like that water technic, because small streams often contain rapid water. Maybe you could add some elevation in the stream?!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

View PostEcclesiastes, on 29 July 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:

This looks promissing! :thumbup:

I myself like that water technic, because small streams often contain rapid water. Maybe you could add some elevation in the stream?!

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:08 AM

Good luck landscaping with dark green plates. You have set yourself quite the challenge.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:35 AM

View Postmephistopheles, on 28 July 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

I don't own any trans plates. My original plan was to build the river like shown in DC's guide. However the trans plates needed for that come at a ridiculously high price combined with low availability in Europe. Importing from the USA would be also too expensive because of the increased shipping cost and customs.

So this is the alternative and I actually like it a lot. I have seen pretty many fast streams in south Germany, which is a very inspiring area for me. At least this technique adds the feeling of "movement" to it. There will be elevations in the scene so it will make sense that the stream will be fast flowing.

Thanks for your honest criticism anyway Captain BB, it is very welcome. Just in this case we have a different taste of things. I am sure to keep this technique for the stream.
Those are trans blue 1x1 round plates your using. You are misunderstanding me. I read through all the posts. I had no idea that there are very narrow rivers that go that fast through Germany! My question then is do they look like they're going to flood over the edge onto land?
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:35 AM

View Postmephistopheles, on 28 July 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

I don't own any trans plates. My original plan was to build the river like shown in DC's guide. However the trans plates needed for that come at a ridiculously high price combined with low availability in Europe. Importing from the USA would be also too expensive because of the increased shipping cost and customs.

So this is the alternative and I actually like it a lot. I have seen pretty many fast streams in south Germany, which is a very inspiring area for me. At least this technique adds the feeling of "movement" to it. There will be elevations in the scene so it will make sense that the stream will be fast flowing.

Thanks for your honest criticism anyway Captain BB, it is very welcome. Just in this case we have a different taste of things. I am sure to keep this technique for the stream.
Those are trans blue 1x1 round plates your using. You are misunderstanding me. I read through all the posts. I had no idea that there are very narrow rivers that go that fast through Germany! My question then is do they look like they're going to flood over the edge onto land?
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:03 AM

View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 31 July 2012 - 06:35 AM, said:

Those are trans blue 1x1 round plates your using. You are misunderstanding me. I read through all the posts. I had no idea that there are very narrow rivers that go that fast through Germany! My question then is do they look like they're going to flood over the edge onto land?
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:24 AM

View PostLegonardo Davidy, on 31 July 2012 - 07:03 AM, said:

Occasionally  :sweet: (I am German too)
Does anyone have some real life photo's they would care to share?
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:36 AM

View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 31 July 2012 - 08:24 AM, said:

Does anyone have some real life photo's they would care to share?

This is a quite famous surfing spot in Munich. You might want to check out this video to get a feeling for the speed. And of course, the farther up you go, the faster down the streams and rivers flow.  :classic:

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

View PosthohesC, on 31 July 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

This is a quite famous surfing spot in Munich. You might want to check out this video to get a feeling for the speed. And of course, the farther up you go, the faster down the streams and rivers flow.  :classic:

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OK well that is a great example, I come from Ahern in the Black forest so I have seen many fast narrow rivers,(narrower then our surfing example here) If I can find any without having to dive into my hard drive I'll post some Pics.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

although definetely a really cool spot, the eisbach is more of a channel than a real river. But wild rivers like that can be found all over Germany whereever you have mountains: like this one near my hometown
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:36 PM

Great start! Looks really promising!

Regarding the stream, I´ve worked in many streams that are narrow and with fast running water. Every time the river runs in to areas where the ground is more solid the river runs more rapidly. The video link above is not the greatest example though, as the whole section of the river is built by man. Not so naturally in other words  :classic:

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

Updated!

I'll be joining a Hungarian LEGO exhibition on October 5th-7th. For this event I want to finish this 2x3 baseplate build. I changed much of the original concept in order to hit the deadline. There will be a professional photographer at the scene, so stay tuned for some great pictures!  

Here are two teaser pictures I took with my phone:

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

This is an excellent start! I would love to go to the convention, but I'm not sure if I have time for it. The only thing I would change is the shape of the river; because of its shape, it looks like a swimming pool with a lot of plants in it to me. :grin:
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:14 AM

View PostBricktooth, on 15 September 2012 - 10:09 AM, said:

This is an excellent start! I would love to go to the convention, but I'm not sure if I have time for it. The only thing I would change is the shape of the river; because of its shape, it looks like a swimming pool with a lot of plants in it to me. :grin:

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It's not a river! This is supposed to be a lake  :tongue:
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