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#1 Disco86

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:47 PM

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This model was built for the Store Showcase in Wiesbaden (Germany). I decided to build a new theme, and because I always favor to build themes from my childhood I think it was time for some Pirates. But I am also a castle builder and I found these blue-jacket soldiers in the stores figure box, so I wanted to build anything that was like the old Imperial Soldiers sets. I got my inspiration from the sets "Eldorado Fortress" (6276) and the "Armada Flagship" (6280).

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#2 emilstorm

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:53 PM

That is a really nice fort! I was actually just wondering the other day what a mix of masonry bricks and tiles would look like for old walls Posted Image Turns out it looks pretty great, thanks for clearing that up Posted Image It has a lot of nice details, i like the "filler" in the walls and under the floors, and the beams sticking out of the walls. Overall it looks really nice and smooth, and I like that it doesn't feel like you tried to squeeze too much in there. And the courtyard just looks nice Posted Image

#3 Kolonialbeamter

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:14 PM

Always a fan of a good fort, and yours is great. All these small details, your use of colors, the scenery... I really like it a lot. Posted Image Makes me want to travel to Wiesbaden to see it in real.
The ship could use a little work with the masts and sails, but that's just nitpicking Posted Image
I can only politely suggest to keep building 'Pirates', please please please!

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#4 Capt. Redblade

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:36 PM

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

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#5 Ltfalcon

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:50 PM

Cool on many levels literally, the dungeon complete with the villain in irons. This whole Dio is just outstanding, great work!
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#6 ManInATopHat

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:14 AM

Wow, that's fantastically detailed! Everything is perfect, from the minifigures to the ship. Very well done!

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#7 ummester

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:01 AM

Very nice - some great detail and a very 'neat' effect overall.

#8 chofus

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:00 AM

Great and deatiled fort!

#9 Bob De Quatre

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

I really like the walls technique. Hope to see something like that in official sets Posted Image
The water is great too. There is lots of details and nice touch! But we did get a closeup of the bare naked torso minifig upstair Posted Image

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#10 robjoh

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:43 AM

Great work!

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

Wow! Perfect work! I like how you made fort and ship!

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

Amazing MOC with many great details. I especially like the water and the beach.
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#13 TheBear

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:04 PM

This is a great MOC, I love all of it but my favourite bit is the water. What did you put under those trans-blue tiles to achieve that depth effect?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:48 PM

Very nice work!

I have to admit that this (although too many parts) is what I secretly hope for in the "New Pirate Theme" discussions. Posted Image
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#15 Bob De Quatre

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

View Posttedbeard, on 05 June 2014 - 03:48 PM, said:

I have to admit that this (although too many parts) is what I secretly hope for in the "New Pirate Theme" discussions. Posted Image
Me too... I really like that architecture style Posted Image

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#16 Captain Hannibal Joost

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:51 PM

The ship is quite strange for me (proportions), but the building is great ! Congrats !

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Great. If someone needs a reference on how to take the Eldorado Fortress to the 2010s then THIS IS IT!

Congratulations, this is outstanding.
The seagull, the waves, the beach, the rocks - and the fantastic fortress.

And the cross-section through the whole building is also very fine indeed!

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#18 Disco86

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:18 AM

Thanks a lot for this enourmous positive feedback, really appreciate that. Glad you like my model !

View PostKolonialbeamter, on 04 June 2014 - 11:14 PM, said:

Makes me want to travel to Wiesbaden to see it in real.The ship could use a little work with the masts and sails, but that's just nitpicking
Then gert on the road and come to Wiesbaden, going to display it after Tuesday the 10th of June. No problem about criticising the ship, it was build in a hurry and it did not come out perfect.

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Go to Classic-Pirates.com
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View PostBob De Quatre, on 05 June 2014 - 09:10 AM, said:

But we did get a closeup of the bare naked torso minifig upstair Posted Image
I just want to make sure that people under 18 could have a look at it Posted Image

View PostTheBear, on 05 June 2014 - 02:04 PM, said:

This is a great MOC, I love all of it but my favourite bit is the water. What did you put under those trans-blue tiles to achieve that depth effect?

Simple answer, I got a pic
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The ship is quite strange for me (proportions)
Yep, was a mistake to not work on it until it is perfect...

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:06 PM

View PostDisco86, on 06 June 2014 - 08:18 AM, said:

Simple answer, I got a pic

Thanks for that, I will give it a go some time as the effect is superb

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

I just noticed the depth effect, that's freaking genius! I'll have to use that... Posted Image

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

This is something extraordinary. It is all around perfection but I love the details you used on the walls. Very very well done, great job.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:49 AM

Cool! Yay, armada! :pir-grin:
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#23 Cousarmy0001

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:57 AM

Excellent job!  The fort especially is one of the best I've seen!

I've got a question, if you don't mind revealing a secret.  I've gotten a problem on my own town's construction, that the pieces that I need for one of my roofs are obnoxiously expensive (if I go that route, I'll be dropping about $300 on just one roof), so I was curious as to how you anchored the angled roof in this set, and if it's removeable.

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#24 Disco86

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:13 PM

Thanks for your positive feedback ! Seems like I have to build Pirates again :)

View PostCousarmy0001, on 10 June 2014 - 09:57 AM, said:

so I was curious as to how you anchored the angled roof in this set, and if it's removeable.
The roof is not anchored, it just holds in place by gravity, but it would be possible to angle it. Just need to enlarge one of the brown plates to the inside, then you can put somthin in there like hinge bricks or a technic construction for holding it in place.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:04 AM

Cool!  Thanks alot :-)

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