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#1 Kayne

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:39 AM

After the battle with Revolword's Elemental at Starbowl, Saladus and Kha return to The Citadel of the Moon in the Withered Woods.
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Though Starbowl was saved, Kha's sister and Saladus' wife Aran-Salath was lost...
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Saladus is inconsolable as expected and has sworn to become the Black Wind.  In the culture of the Aridesti Elves, when a lifemate is lost the men often become the Black Wind.  Their identity is gone, and the only purpose left to them is justice, often filled with vengeance.

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This build went on way too long!  I started in August, and shortly after my wife suffered some serious medical issues.  In that time, I spent almost 0 time building and that lasted for almost 2 months.  But now, she is on the mend and I could finish!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

You did a great job! It looks really detailed :classic: , my favourite part is the entrance, where those cool looking guards are and those awesome swords!
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

Simply beautiful. It is a perfect mixture of graceful elvish architecture and strong defensive measures. The tree is a fantastic touch, and the small rock outcrop looks great too. WOnderful work. :thumbup:

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:24 AM

Gorgeous! I absolutely love the curved side. All the water detailing is nice as well. Excellent job!
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:39 AM

Excellent MOC, great story. Worth the wait, and that wall flows so well. I like that the tower is in there seamlessly, really a master crafted fortress! Great job here.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

This is stunning, with a lot of excellent details! :wub:   I love how you have framed the windows, the tan highlights below them and the balcony on the large curved part of the building.  The tree looks great too.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

great job! also good to hear your wife is recovering!
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

This a great build. I like everything about it. My heart goes out to your wife's health. She can have a part of mine. Best wishes.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

A very impressive fortress! The curves, towers, and trees are my favorite bits :thumbup:  The plate roof looks a little messy compared to the slopes in my opinion but roofing angles is never easy.
Glad to hear your wife is getting better :classic:
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Wow, great work :thumbup: :thumbup:

I really like the roud shape of this MOC :wink:

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

Simply stunning! Love the water, curved wall, and pretty much everything!
Hope your wife continues to heal!
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Oh Wonderfull.  The curved wall is great in both large and small details, and the castel in general feels like it was built one battlement at a time.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

I'm really liking that tree!  Also, fun use of Frodo's 'Shelob' head!
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

Excellent job! I really like the curve of the wall and the accent colors. And that tree in the back is well done as well! :thumbup:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

Great job! I love the entrance to the bigger section of the castle especially, :thumbup: and the vines are a great touch! Love the smoothness of the water as well! Nice use for that viking sheild and good work with the detailing!
Great to hear that your wife is getting better too!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

Really, really like this. Great job on the curved wall especially; it's got a nice design, and I like that upper cloistered balcony a lot. I like the double facet brick look on the smaller tower's corners. Good rockwork too. It made me realize that too often I only vary my rockwork in one dimension instead of two, i.e. my slopes all run in the same direction. You've got most of them sloped away from the citadel, but also some are sloped across the the main fall line. It's a nice effect, and I'll have to remember it next time I do rockwork.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Thank you for all the comments, and well wishes!

View PostNiceMarmot, on 04 December 2012 - 07:56 AM, said:

It made me realize that too often I only vary my rockwork in one dimension instead of two, i.e. my slopes all run in the same direction. You've got most of them sloped away from the citadel, but also some are sloped across the the main fall line.
I think I usually do too, but the curve made me think more and adjust my style.  I agree that it worked, and I will also need to incorporate more!

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  The plate roof looks a little messy compared to the slopes in my opinion but roofing angles is never easy.
That stupid roof.....I built about 10 different roofs for that curved part and just could not settle on one in which I was happy.  I settled with that one, because it covered the best.  But, of course I had to deal with studs then :sceptic:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

View PostKayne, on 04 December 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:


That stupid roof.....I built about 10 different roofs for that curved part and just could not settle on one in which I was happy.  I settled with that one, because it covered the best.  But, of course I had to deal with studs then :sceptic:

I really like the roof, I know how hard it is going round! About the studs, they aren't bothering me at all. Sometimes I think it adds to the build, like in this case!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

First of all, glad to hear about your wife! :thumbup:

And now to the moc! I really like this! Love the curved wall with the archway above! The roof is very nice and I know how hard it is to make a nice looking roof on a curved section! The arrow slits combined with those high arches on the great tower is so good lokking and something that I have to borrow! :wub:

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

I was really looking forward to this build, since the first time I heard you talking about it :D

But then I had to much work myself and could not check EB properly, so I completely missed this :(

It's a really beautifull Citadel that is looking extremely powerfull! So excellent job :)

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