ZCerberus, on 06 August 2012 - 04:50 AM, said:
Really nice work with the micro scale(s). So much detail, and I like that it is micro but slightly bigger under the bridge.
The castle is very "romantic". Maybe that isn't the perfect word- it screams "fantasy". Maybe that is more like it.
The scene doesn't really scream "action to me" but it is really purty!
Thank you. Forcing the perspective change with the micro under the bridge being larger than the micro in the cliff side was important to me.
I really wanted to go all out and embrace that still-frame scene with microscale background of the challenge. A person so terrified they would leap in a river with the city being destroyed behind them. There is a shot on flickr of it from the perspective of the person with huge, out of focus, elemental in the background.
rogueang, on 06 August 2012 - 05:15 AM, said:
I also really like the way you built that bridge. Great techniques here - Amazing entry!
The evenings I started this build I put a few pictures up on flickr of how I built the bridge. I do that to encourage myself to keep going. I have to have progress I can see in a tangible way.
Captain Settle, on 06 August 2012 - 11:20 AM, said:
I love that pheonix, and it may be a little cruel, but I love that person drowning
. That second picture was how I imagined the still-frame scene, the terror and need to flee embodied by one person. (With all the other people - minifigure trophies - in the background rushing to the dock to do the same).
robuko, on 06 August 2012 - 11:33 AM, said:
What a gorgeous, exuberant, phoenix! The tails and snake pieces look wonderful. The micro lansdscape is extremely well realised, especially the disney castle, love that use of the drill. Great bridge too, it looks like it is angled towards us?
It was really fun finding normal size pieces that evoke the feeling of the micro scale. My other two favourite pieces were the Technic driving ring extension (32187)
for the smaller turrets because the peaks on the side of it copied the pattern of the peaks on the drill, one pin inside and a cone fits perfectly. And the hinge brick 1x2 top plate (3938)
that I used upside down for the crenellations on the top of the walls. This meant that I had to build all the walls upside down and connect them with 1x1 technics brick with holes (6541) so I had a stud to stud connection. Oh, and I guess the trash can for the turret wall. And there are some pieces I particularly enjoyed using in the Phoenix head too
The bridge is angled on each side, where the smaller arches are. Each end curves at about 35 degrees from the center so it all fits nicely inside the 48x48. This build is not built upon a baseplate. I first drew around a 48x48 plate onto my desk, then put down a pieces of slightly larger clear perspex so that I could see the build limits. I built modularly on that so that I could move around different elements of the build to get the composition. I later linked all of the landscaping together.
soccerkid6, on 06 August 2012 - 12:34 PM, said:
The city is gorgeous and I like how you did the water in trans-purple, it makes it look like there is a glare on it from the phoenix
That was the hope =) There are trans red->neon orange->orange cones in the water too.
The trans purple and the trans orange cheese slopes were on the brick wall a few months ago and it seemed so meant to be that I had to use them. But I used up every bit of flex tubing I have to string the cones upon! They are mixed with trans black and black for texture.
Angeli, on 06 August 2012 - 03:15 PM, said:
lovely, as always ;)
I would love to see some dark fantasy moc from you, a swamp, enchanted forest during the night, dark knight coming home, or similar :)
I would like to too! That evokes lots of great pictures. My problem is lack of time!
Edited by Cara, 07 August 2012 - 10:02 PM.