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#1 ZCerberus

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

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In all my travels I have never seen such a wonder as Heartlake Tower.  Located in the Mystic Isles on the Island of Friendsington near the heart-shaped lake sits the blue and white beauty and its fierce Amazonian (and Avalonian) inhabitants.

Throughout Historica's provinces, I have come across square, round, octagonal and even spikey towers, but this must be the first heart-shaped tower ever to be seen in all of Historica.  The unusual inhabitants, flying a rainbow guild standard, also have developed a new weapon of war, the CAT-apult.  Don't be fooled by the cuddle appearance of its projectiles, they are ferocious beasts than will tear your heart out in your sleep.  What's more, I am highly troubled by the lack of male figures on the island.  I fear they eat the men for food with their tea and keep their hats as trophies or inventory in their roadside hat store.

On thing is certain about the residents of Friendsington, they sure are industrious!

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This was fun, but after I decided to do it in medium blue, some of the options dried up.  Like the towers at Brickworld, this build is 24 x 24 on the base.  The wind was blowing when I tried to take these, so I ditch the nice clean background for the dirty stucco.  Oh well!  Heartlake Tower is taller than all the other towers in my Historica collection- save for Avalonia.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

That's just awesome. It really has the feel of the Guilds but then it's friendsified.

I also didn't know you had that much friends stuff.  Really great build though.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:27 PM

From the last picture: "EAT PIE or die" :)

Cute :) those are some fearsome kittens

My favorite part: the girl painting in blue. That is just awesome detail :))

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:21 AM

Great job!  Love all the light blue and the two covered windows stick out from the top of the tower look great.  :thumbup:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

View PostLegonardo, on 29 August 2012 - 11:14 PM, said:

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you take photos outdoors?

Well my next build will be more traditional.

I do take them outside.  It was TOO sunny and windy today, so the shots were a bit dark under my out door tin shed thingy, but I didn't want to wait on it.

Albion Vulcan Hall is up next!

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:48 AM

Excellent work Z!  I love the detail of the not-quite-finished painting of the tower  :thumbup:

The heart shape top is amazing :laugh:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:04 AM

Great stuff, launch the killer kitties!!

Gives me some ideas for some genetic kitty experiments over in Dr Rod's tower...  :devil:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:32 AM

Hahaha, oh wow.  :oh:  Nice work Z, that is one scary tower! Enemies must quake in fear before it's overwhelming pastelness and mewling catapults. But the real question is - did they mean it to paint it medium blue, or did they just buy an inferior brand of medium azure paint that dries duller? The warrior with the roller argues for the latter... :wink:
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:43 AM

View PostGabe, on 30 August 2012 - 03:32 AM, said:

Hahaha, oh wow.  :oh:  Nice work Z, that is one scary tower! Enemies must quake in fear before it's overwhelming pastelness and mewling catapults. But the real question is - did they mean it to paint it medium blue, or did they just buy an inferior brand of medium azure paint that dries duller? The warrior with the roller argues for the latter... :wink:

Paint almost ALWAYS dries to a lighter shade.  It is totally just wet.  The real question is where is her paint bucket?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:13 AM

View PostZClaude Van Damme, on 30 August 2012 - 04:43 AM, said:

Paint almost ALWAYS dries to a lighter shade.  It is totally just wet.  The real question is where is her paint bucket?

You do mean that paint dries darker, right? Otherwise i've been habitually overtinting my mixes for nothing for the past umpteen years. :wink: Anyway, it's clear to me that she's just using a magical +1 ever-replenishing roller with super fine edge control. You can find them in all the best Kaliphlin stores.  :tongue:
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:30 AM

Ah, yes, Heartlake Tower! I stayed there for a while in my younger, wilder, and more single days. Back then it was also known as Castle Anthrax. I remember particularly enjoying the company of an Amazonian there by the name of Zoot; just Zoot. I told her I was known as Sir Gex the Dallying. If only damn Lord Flagg hadn't come along and 'rescued' me so early, going on and on about some great peril and a chalice or whatnot...

Really love the heart-shape and CAT-apult. Very nicely done!
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:59 PM

Great work! The heart shape is top-notch and the color scheme works very well  :thumbup:
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

:laugh: Awesome, especially the CAT-apult is briljant!

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:59 PM

Awesome tower!  :classic:
the kitten launch is cool and the unfinished wall being panted is brilliant  :thumbup:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:26 AM

Wow! The Friend painting the wall with a roller brings back too many horrible memories....must have painted about 50 entire houses in and out in my lifetime. But you did this build so well!
Love the windows jutting out at the top....such a cute touch!
Your colors and design are wonderrrrrrrful!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:17 AM

The little pink bows on the helmets is the perfect final touch.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:45 AM

FIRE THE KITTENS! I love the moc! I am looking forward to your next creation!
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