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#26 Norro

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:23 PM

Looking good! Almost good enough to be a castle  ;-) !

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:37 AM

I like the interior with the arches and the steps down towards the docking level (I guess you will have some small boats enter via this level?).
You seem to have a lot of bricks at your disposal to make all these great MOCs.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:57 PM

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No! No!  Those knights will never do.  You'll have to get tan knights I'm affraid because its the only colour that could possibly work.

By the way...   :-P


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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:21 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Mar 16 2007, 07:57 AM, said:

No! No!  Those knights will never do.  You'll have to get tan knights I'm affraid because its the only colour that could possibly work.

By the way...   :-P

Just because your name starts with an 'F' doesn't make you automatically 'F'unny!

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#30 Mister Phes

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:25 PM

Phes starts with P by the way...  And I wasn't trying to be funny, I was trying to be annoying - there's quite a difference there.

But seriously, the grey works much better than the black!   *y*


Here's someone who is trying to be funny:

View PostNorro, on Mar 16 2007, 09:23 AM, said:

Looking good! Almost good enough to be a castle  ;-) !

See, he's just trying too hard  X-D


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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:26 PM

View Postbonaparte, on Mar 16 2007, 03:37 AM, said:

I like the interior with the arches and the steps down towards the docking level (I guess you will have some small boats enter via this level?).

Yes.  The old fort had the boat structure on it too, plus there would be no good reason to fire from that side of the fortress as there will be a whole harbor there!!


View Postbonaparte, on Mar 16 2007, 03:37 AM, said:

You seem to have a lot of bricks at your disposal to make all these great MOCs.

I am running short now I am afraid.  It is hard to to have all the right white pieces.  The good news is that regular ol' bricks are fairly cheap to have on bricklink and I have a pick-a-brick in the Mall of America not too far from here.  Sometimes they have regular whit bricks.  last time I was there they had a ton of white 1 x 3, so I have a lot of those, but very few 1 x 4 and 1 x 2 lefts  :'-(

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#32 Mister Phes

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:28 PM

I notice you used some tiles rather than plates with studs..

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What are the benefits of doing this?


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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:34 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Mar 16 2007, 08:25 AM, said:

Phes starts with P by the way...  And I wasn't trying to be funny, I was trying to be annoying - there's quite a difference there.

Well it should start with an 'F'... for... well I can only think of inappropriate things that will get me in trouble... like Napoleon Dynamite saying you're a "Friggin' Idiot!", or "Fool" or such things... ohhh... I got it...

"Well it should start with 'F' for "Fantastic Moderator"... (or friggin' idiot, your choice   ;-) )


View PostMister Phes, on Mar 16 2007, 08:25 AM, said:

Here's someone who is trying to be funny:
See, he's just trying too hard  X-D

Well if it wasn't for the fact that Norro has mad building skills, maybe I would take issue, but if he meant it is almost good enough to be one of HIS Castles, I will take that as a very large compliment!



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I notice you used some tiles rather than plates with studs..

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What are the benefits of doing this?

The benefit is that I can take the second level off of it still!

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:30 PM

View PostZCerberus, on Mar 17 2007, 12:34 AM, said:

"Well it should start with 'F' for "Fantastic Moderator"... (or friggin' idiot, your choice   ;-) )
What are you trying to say about Mr Tiber and Bonaparte?  X-D


View PostZCerberus, on Mar 17 2007, 12:34 AM, said:

Well if it wasn't for the fact that Norro has mad building skills, maybe I would take issue, but if he meant it is almost good enough to be one of HIS Castles, I will take that as a very large compliment!
Indeed it would be a very large  compliment if he meant that, however he was implying that Pirate MOCs are sub-standard to those of Castle and yours was one of the few up to par.  How do I know this?  Nah, I don't.  I just made that up.

View PostZCerberus, on Mar 17 2007, 12:34 AM, said:

The benefit is that I can take the second level off of it still!
The second level you say?  And what will the second level structure consist of?


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Posted 16 March 2007 - 10:24 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Mar 16 2007, 10:30 AM, said:

The second level you say?  And what will the second level structure consist of?

What I was trying to say id that the ceiling of the first level... or the floor of the second level (which will be open to the air) come off to get to that first level there...

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 10:28 PM

Wow, I like this. I can't wait for the finished product, and the face of that soldier, was it in an official pirate set, coz I like it.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:12 AM

View Postexo attack, on Mar 16 2007, 05:28 PM, said:

Wow, I like this. I can't wait for the finished product, and the face of that soldier, was it in an official pirate set, coz I like it.

As for the face... I really have no idea... you have actually stumped me!!

Anyhow, minor update because I have to get back to some actual real world stuff...

A my mom and dad were visiting today so they brought the fortress section of the fort.

Here are two shots of the old fort (I am only replacing the front part) next to the new one!

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 06:43 AM

Now that you put the two side by side I see why you're undergoing this upgrade...  The new fort is far more awesome and its not even finished yet!

Do you have an estimation of how many pieces the new fort would be using?


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Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:22 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Mar 18 2007, 01:43 AM, said:

Now that you put the two side by side I see why you're undergoing this upgrade...  The new fort is far more awesome and its not even finished yet!

Do you have an estimation of how many pieces the new fort would be using?

No... but I can tell you it is heavy!

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:26 AM

That Imperial Guard flag is looking really small now!  

I think it needs a second flag to the left side to balance things up.


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Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:22 PM

Impressive!

Do I need to write more?
That 1 word says it all.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:27 PM

Now That I see the comparison, it looks much better.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:05 PM

HMMM... I think both forts are very nicly designed, so why don't you not destroy your all ready magnificant fort and just add the new one on. like in the first picture, just pernament? That way the fort would be twice as big!
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 04:32 AM

This new addition is looking quite impressive compared to the old section *y*

Hopefully my frigate can still over power your harbor still >8-)

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:41 AM

View Postphred, on Mar 18 2007, 11:32 PM, said:

This new addition is looking quite impressive compared to the old section *y*

Hopefully my frigate can still over power your harbor still >8-)

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Well I shall try to lure you before I spring my trap then! ;)

View PostNorrington, on Mar 18 2007, 10:05 AM, said:

HMMM... I think both forts are very nicly designed, so why don't you not destroy your all ready magnificant fort and just add the new one on. like in the first picture, just pernament? That way the fort would be twice as big!

Ah my good man, you are thinking what I am doing!  The old rear section, the armory part, is still going to remain intact.  I guess with how massive the new fortress is getting though, it is basically going to hide the whole armory section behind it... oh well!

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:27 AM

So a little more work.  I am not sold on the roofing yet, so we'll see hot it looks when the center tower and the section that connects the two pieces is complete!

Anyhow, what we've got going on!



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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:01 AM

This is getting very awsome! I like the big arches under it, and I would comment on this more, although it seems thumbnail 9 through 13 have the exact same picture as thumb 1.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:12 AM

Wow.  That looks awesome.

I do have one small problem with it though.
See the 1x3 bricks above the knights heads. They look a bit plain and "slabby".
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Could you add some more detail instead of those blocks, say something like the 1x1 clips or the 1x1 round plates in this photo. I know its only a small thing but I think it will make a lot of diference.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:20 AM

It just keeps looking more and more magnificent...  Its bringing tears to my eyes :'-)
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Only problem now is the new fort really foreshadows the original structure behind it.


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Posted 19 March 2007 - 10:14 AM

The new fortress look incredible. And it is not even finished...

View PostMister Phes, on Mar 19 2007, 09:20 AM, said:

Only problem now is the new fort really foreshadows the original structure behind it.
This is a valid remark indeed. The view of the governor standing on his balcony is a bit blocked by the big tower of the new fortress.

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