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#1 NiceMarmot

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:32 AM

Guilds of Historica Advent Calendar

Dec 1st - Messahmuk Winemakers Guildhall (a classic building, now a major landmark in downtown Messahmuk)

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Dec 2nd - Windmill, southwestern Kaliphlin  (typical southwestern style, on the islands around the Inland Sea)

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Dec 3rd - Fortified Bridge over the Muk River

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An ancient fortified bridge over the Muk River, in south central Kaliphlin, with two sentry towers and a gate on the south end.


December 4th - Mitgardian Cottage (by Kai NRG)

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A guest build today, from Kaliphlin guildmember Kai NRG!  A cottage in a snowy Mitgardian scene.


December 5th - Kaliphlin Black Oil Worker

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GoH Advent Calendar - Dec 5 - Kaliphlin Black Oil Worker

Another guest build today, this time from Masa of Kaliphlin.  He's presented us with a Kaliphlin black oil worker.  It's a messy job, but he's up to it.


December 6th - Nocturnian Octosucker


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The bane of fishermen everywhere, this horrible creature is most commonly found in Butchers Bay.


December 7th - The Old Mill

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A small mill in western Kaliphlin, on the edge of the Wither Woods near Eastgate.


December 8th - Petraea University Student

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Built and photographed by Kai NRG!


December 9th - Avalonian Farm

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December 10th - Mitgardian Winter Scene

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December 11th - Kaliphlin Castle

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Another guest build from Kai NRG!


December 12th - Dwarven House Golem

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GoH Advent Calendar - Dec 12th - Dwarven House Golem

Dwarven mages of old built and magically animated these small golems out of clay to serve as butlers and valets in their households. Some can still be found in the households of the old Mitgardian nobility, patiently running the household.


December 13th - Kaliphlin Temple

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The temple of Amon-Jazreth, the god of shiny stones found on the beach, on the outskirts of Barqa.


December 14th - Larger Kaliphlin Mill

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A larger mill on the eastern Siccus coast, north of Peregrinus. I built this one first, and then decided to try to minimize the piece count, and so built the smaller mill displayed on Dec 7th.


December 15th - Kaliphlin Lighthouse

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GoH Advent Calendar - Dec 15 - Lighthouse

Built by Kai NRG.


December 16th - Kaliphlin Oil Rig

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A Kaliphlin pumpjack oil well. A captive magical imp inside the motorhouse turns the drive shaft which moves the 'donkeyhead' up and down, pumping precious Black Oil from the desert sands.


December 17th - Prickly Pookfruit Cactus


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Common around Petraea and in the south and southeast Siccus badlands.  Delicious leaves and fruit, but slightly hallucinogenic.  Favorite meal of desert womp-rats.


December 18th - Silo Cottage

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This is a guest build from Jareth, a micro version of his Silo Cottage build, in Scarborough in Northern Nocturnus.


December 19th - Thin Ice

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This Kaliphlin tourist to Mitgardia apparently couldn't read the Dwarvish signs that said "Thin Ice"!



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So today I was helping my son rebuild his 2011 Star Wars Advent Calendar, and then build some new random microscale starships of his own design to add to them, and I thought:  we should have a Guilds of Historica Advent Calendar build!

It could have GoH microscale builds of buildings, vignettes, vehicles, and creatures, as well as perhaps a few unusual, custom minifigures that fit with GoH. So I'm going to kick it off with two little builds he and I did today. I'll try to add some more, but everyone feel free to chip in and add your own, and I'll update the first post with everyone's pictures and short descriptions.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

Or maybe a 24 day contest? Anything to forcibly produce builds for our Guilds.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

Great idea!  I probably won't be able to do any this week (no camera, I had to rush this morning to take pictures of my Valaryio entry), but I'll try to get a few builds ready for next week!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

That's a nice idea for a community build. It would certainly help to improve building in microscale :thumbup:

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

Great idea! I'll see what I can come up with!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

It occurred to me that I should reveal these MOCs one by one, each day in December, just like all of GoH was opening an Advent calendar.  Then we can all check GoH each day and see a new build. So I will create some more of them, but won't start posting them until Dec 1.  If anyone else builds some, and would like me to post them, just PM me the link to the image and a short name & description, and I'll get it into the reveal schedule.  Hopefully a few of you will make some builds, otherwise I'll have to crank out 25 of them myself. Hope my imagination doesn't run out.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

that is a really cool idea, thanks NM!
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

Two (at least) things: I've already built one, but if I put it on my photostream (I won't be able to photograph it until the end of the week at least anyway, which means I'll have to live with anything I build on my desk or thereabouts until then :cry2: :laugh: ) then won't that spoil the surprise?  (Not sure there is anyway to get around that...)  Also, there's no reason to do only micro-scale builds right?  I could make (my build is microscale, but in case I do more :grin: ), for example, a generic Kaliphlin with a... um... weapon rack?  Or say a trader with a money-changing table?  Something like that (basically, a small minifigure size gadget with or without a minifigure, depending on size/piece count - about how much are we supposed to have?  Is under 50 pieces fine?)  Okay, sorry for all the questions, I'm (almost) always like that...  :laugh:

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

I will try to make one! Great idea! :thumbup:

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

View PostKai NRG, on 20 November 2012 - 04:49 PM, said:

Two (at least) things: I've already built one, but if I put it on my photostream (I won't be able to photograph it until the end of the week at least anyway, which means I'll have to live with anything I build on my desk or thereabouts until then :cry2: :laugh: ) then won't that spoil the surprise?  (Not sure there is anyway to get around that...)  
Yes, it will spoil the surprise for anyone who checks your photostream.  Not sure there's an easy way around that. Either we take that risk (not everyone will look at your photostream probably), or you can email me the photo, and I won't put it up on Flickr until the day I post it here.

View PostKai NRG, on 20 November 2012 - 04:49 PM, said:

Also, there's no reason to do only micro-scale builds right?  I could make (my build is microscale, but in case I do more :grin: ), for example, a generic Kaliphlin with a... um... weapon rack?  Or say a trader with a money-changing table?  Something like that (basically, a small minifigure size gadget with or without a minifigure, depending on size/piece count - about how much are we supposed to have?  Is under 50 pieces fine?)  Okay, sorry for all the questions, I'm (almost) always like that...  :laugh:
I think that's fine. Microscale or minfig scale are both OK; it's probably the size of the build and/or piece count that matters. I suppose most of the advent calendar builds I've seen are probably under 20 pieces.  Looks like the Star Wars and City Advent Calendars are about 10-16 pieces per day.  Use your judgement.

I wrote down a list of thirteen build ideas this morning, so that takes care of half the days (assuming I get them built). So with a little help from the rest of Historica, we should be fine. If we get more than twenty-five, I'll post two on some days.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Might be able to participate, sounds like a lot of fun :classic:
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

View PostNiceMarmot, on 20 November 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

Yes, it will spoil the surprise for anyone who checks your photostream.  Not sure there's an easy way around that. Either we take that risk (not everyone will look at your photostream probably), or you can email me the photo, and I won't put it up on Flickr until the day I post it here.
That's a good idea, only then it would be on your photostream (I'm picky :tongue: )... maybe you could PM me the date once you have a schedual and then I could upload it the day before?

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I think that's fine. Microscale or minfig scale are both OK; it's probably the size of the build and/or piece count that matters. I suppose most of the advent calendar builds I've seen are probably under 20 pieces.  Looks like the Star Wars and City Advent Calendars are about 10-16 pieces per day.  Use your judgement.
:look:  I hope 30 pieces is close enough (more like 34)?...  I'll keep it down lower in any future ones I do...

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

View PostKai NRG, on 20 November 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:

That's a good idea, only then it would be on your photostream (I'm picky :tongue: )... maybe you could PM me the date once you have a schedual and then I could upload it the day before?
That works. PM me what your build is (a few word description), and I'll schedule it, and PM you back a date.

View PostKai NRG, on 20 November 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:

:look:  I hope 30 pieces is close enough (more like 34)?...  I'll keep it down lower in any future ones I do...
I think that's fine. I just did another one, and it was 55 pieces. That's probably a bit big (although a lot of those pieces are very small), and I'll try to keep them smaller. But around 30 should be OK, as long as they're not all 4x6 panels!

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

OK, I've edited the first post so it has a format that will be a little better for showing all the Advent calendar builds. I left the first two builds in there (but put a spoiler on the Dec 2nd build), so the first new build will be on December 3rd.

I have two more builds done, and have received four builds from others, so we're currently good through Dec 8. I have about ten more build ideas after that so far, and will have to get busy building and photographing them. But I definitely want to encourage others to build for this also, so it's not totally my show.

I'll try to post each day's build the night before California time. Unfortunately that means that NZ/Oz/Asia folks won't see it until about noon or so.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

I forgot to mention, count me in! Just gotta build one first.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:26 AM

Hmm, I've been planning my own version of this for a while.  If I come up with an extra build, I'll let you know about it.

Just know that I'm not "snubbing" or trying to compete with you, I just planned my own before I knew this was happening.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

December 3rd -  Fortified Bridge over the Muk River
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:22 AM

December 4th - Mitgardian Cottage (by Kai NRG)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

Very nice little cottage :thumbup:  I'll have to try my hand at one of these :classic:
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Love the use of the buckets in the bridge-build!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

December 5th - Kaliphlin Black Oil Worker

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Very nice, looks just like something you would see in an official advent calendar :thumbup:
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

Looks great!  I think I have most of those pieces... might just have to build myself one! :grin:

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:28 AM

December 6th - Nocturnian Octosucker

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

:laugh: Looks great!  Love the way you did the eight arms especially, and the purple on top of his head looks quite appropriate! :thumbup:

Edit: guess I can't count so early in the morning... :tongue:

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