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13 replies to this topic  – Started by oo7 , Apr 01 2007 03:21 PM

#1 oo7

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:21 PM

Check it out. (Click um)

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I'm not sure how historically accurate the drawbridge and grate are for this time period, but it certainly adds some great originally and it looks nice too! But what I like best is the large round turrets, a great detail I've never seen a Imperial fort before. *y*

There seems to be a lot of peasants among them also. Enjoy!
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:28 PM

Nice moc, I like the turrets too, looks a bit like a citywall
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:31 PM

Well of all the awesomeness, but why is this thread titled "Spanish Port"?  I don't see any Imperial Armada mini-figures in this MOC, nor can I find any information in the Brickshelf folder specifying that it is Spanish.  

It looks more like a blue coat soldier creation to me...  We definitely couldn't add this to our upcoming Imperial Armada Index!


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:37 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Apr 1 2007, 09:31 AM, said:

nor can I find any information in the Brickshelf folder specifying that it is Spanish.
You really got to quit it with the rum, mate.

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=237979

The thread title is the exact word-for-word Brickshelf folder description.
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:42 PM

Yes, I badly need to retire.  Would you like to be the new Pirate Administrator Mr Oo7?


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:44 PM

I'd like that astounding honor very much! :-D

So, what do think of the MOC, Mr. Phes?
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:48 PM

I think I summed it up in my first post.  Its awesome but its just not Spanish.

There's no trace of any Spanishness to be seen!  If there was at least some attempt to incorporate some Spanish architecture into the design then perhaps the title would be justified.  But as it stands, it seems its just been titled "Spanish Fort" for the sake of titling it that.

Do we know who created this fort?


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:04 PM

Nice find! Not very historically accurate as indicated by oo7.
But it looks very good (especialy the front).

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It looks more like a blue coat soldier creation to me...  We definitely couldn't add this to our upcoming Imperial Armada Index!

Indeed, wouldn't be right.
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:29 PM

View Postbonaparte, on Apr 1 2007, 08:04 PM, said:

Not very historically accurate as indicated by oo7.

Great find!

Why would it not be historically accurate? Lots of castles in Europe today survived through all timeperiods after they were built. So the castles we see today are not historically accurate for our own (present) time, maybe that also was the point in the 1600/1700 period.
It is known that over the years respective owners of castles changed their habitat to adapt the buildings to have it live up to their standards. In 1600/1700 people did that as well. After all: what is the use in demolishing a good strong fortification if it can last another hundred years?

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 09:04 PM

View Postsimonwillems, on Apr 1 2007, 08:29 PM, said:

Why would it not be historically accurate? Lots of castles in Europe today survived through all timeperiods after they were built. So the castles we see today are not historically accurate for our own (present) time, maybe that also was the point in the 1600/1700 period.

Indeed, you're right about the fortress Simon.
But the defenders are a bit of all times  :-D
Some knights, ninja's, imperial soldiers using muskets, cannons, bows, catapults,  ...

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:31 PM

View Postbonaparte, on Apr 1 2007, 09:04 PM, said:

Indeed, you're right about the fortress Simon.
But the defenders are a bit of all times  :-D
Some knight, ninja's, imperial soldiers using muskets, cannons, bows, catapults,  ...

Hmmm.... good point, good point..... :-P

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:23 PM

View Postbonaparte, on Apr 2 2007, 07:04 AM, said:

Some knight, ninja's, imperial soldiers using muskets, cannons, bows, catapults,  ...
You all know about the Pirates vs Ninja phenomenon?  Obviously the Ninjas are forming an alliance with the Imperial Guards to strengthen their forces and thus thwart the Pirates forever!


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Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:42 PM

It looks like a castle to me.As for the different figs,theres nothing wrong with that.To me the early explorers looked a bit medievalish.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:09 AM

A "castle" you say Mr  Zouave?  I suppose you've got a good point there, but to me it looks like a decent fort - what Eldorado Fortress should have been.


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