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#1 Kai NRG

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

Built long, long ago, the Siccus Aqueduct brings water from the Rakath Mountains right down to the heart of Kaliphlin, watering what is essentially a garden right in the middle of the desert!   All along this narrow strip vegetation grows luxuriantly.

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One of the greatest attractions are, of course, the numerous food vendors located at the most touristic spots along the strip:
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The aqueduct provides perfectly usable drinking water even in the middle of the desert!
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C&C are welcome!  The build didn't quite end up fitting the "wonder" title like I had wanted (and certainly not like SK's...), but hopefully you still enjoyed it!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

This reminds me of a work of Ska :sweet:

But also very nice executed!
I really like the white building!!

Only remark is that I am not such a huge fan of the water technique :sceptic:

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:01 PM

Wow, I like the building and the curves in the aqueduct! But I agree, the water is too blue and blocky.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:13 PM

Rather nice creation---it's always nice to see that Kalphlin needs its water more than other guilds do. :devil:

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:53 PM

This is a pretty sweet build!

I think if you added some transparent pieces to the water, it could bring it more to life.
It's great to see more Kaliphlin architecture!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

The white building is great, I especially like how you angled the 1x8 arch and the gold dots add some nice color :thumbup: The aqueduct itself looks very good too, I like the use of curved slopes on it.
And your sandscape is excellent. Thanks for getting the Wonders of Historica going :classic:
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:03 AM

Excellent aquaduct! :thumbup:

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:15 AM

Great build.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:46 AM

A great idea! This large and long aquaduct must be a sight!! Nice to see some green and lush vegetation on the side of it! It really adds a lot of realism.
The first pic is really dark though compared to the other ones!?

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#10 Kai NRG

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:53 PM

Thanks to everyone!

View PostDamaximus, on 02 September 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

...Only remark is that I am not such a huge fan of the water technique :sceptic:

View PostCaptain Settle, on 02 September 2013 - 09:01 PM, said:

Wow, I like the building and the curves in the aqueduct! But I agree, the water is too blue and blocky.
I actually kind of like the studded blue plate water, though there are some other techniques I prefer.  But there's not too much I could change it for in this instance anyways.

View Postsoccerkid6, on 02 September 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

The white building is great, I especially like how you angled the 1x8 arch and the gold dots add some nice color :thumbup: The aqueduct itself looks very good too, I like the use of curved slopes on it.
And your sandscape is excellent. Thanks for getting the Wonders of Historica going :classic:
Thanks SK!  I get to practice sand-scaping alot I guess! :tongue:

View Postde Gothia, on 03 September 2013 - 07:46 AM, said:

A great idea! This large and long aquaduct must be a sight!! Nice to see some green and lush vegetation on the side of it! It really adds a lot of realism.
The first pic is really dark though compared to the other ones!?
Thanks dG!  I was hoping to add a few twists and turns to the aqueduct but ran out way too soon... :blush:
Yes, for some reason the first picture didn't turn out very well, even though I took them all at the same time.  Every time I tried to brighten it it only looked worse, so I decided to leave it at that.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

Nice to see a part of this Kaliphlin wonder! It's sad to see that so much water is leaking out along the way, but I suppose that's how the people living along the aqueduct want it to be? :wink:

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:05 PM

hey kai, this is a eally great snot aqueduct and a nice temple and overall really cool to look at.
The only thing I'd change is the water with studs. That just doesn't look good. Tiles would be better1
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#13 Kai NRG

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:03 PM

View PostGideon, on 03 September 2013 - 04:55 PM, said:

Nice to see a part of this Kaliphlin wonder! It's sad to see that so much water is leaking out along the way, but I suppose that's how the people living along the aqueduct want it to be? :wink:
Thanks!  Yeah, the leaking water is very nice for those who live along the way!

View Postkabel, on 03 September 2013 - 05:05 PM, said:

hey kai, this is a eally great snot aqueduct and a nice temple and overall really cool to look at.
The only thing I'd change is the water with studs. That just doesn't look good. Tiles would be better1
Thanks!  I don't have enough to tile the water I'm pretty sure, but I will keep the idea in mind for next time!

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

This isn't what I had in mind when I talked about "wonders", but this is looking great and wonderful as well! And a great touch of having green near the aqueduct.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:21 PM

Good work! Glad to see more representations of aqueducts!
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:34 PM

Really nice work Kai :thumbup: :thumbup:   I like your style and the idea to represent an aqueduct :wink:

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