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On the outskirts of Shinmizu village...

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...Guy o' the Wynd plies his scythe as usual... 

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...not knowing that his life is soon to be turned upside down...

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Or not so soon.  Whenever I get around to the next build. :wink:

I tried a pink sky before deciding to go with the blue one... then I changed my mind.Terraces, Pink (2).jpg

C&C welcome!  Feels good to have a build for GoH again!  And if you're interested in seeing behind the scenes of this build, and a few more pictures with the pink sky, check out the post on my blog.

Edited by Kai NRG

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Nicely done, Kai, that rice looks great, and the winding terraces are excellent as well - the splitting one in particular! :classic:  I do agree that the blue is better, but the higher pictures of the pink on your blog look pretty nice too :thumbup:  Looking forward to more of your story whenever you get around to it :laugh:

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Fantastic forced perspective! The camera angle really embeds you into the scene.

A couple of photography points - the shot with the blue background could be doing with less depth of field, you can still make out detail in the background. You did a great job of getting the fig in focus though!

Secondly, I really love the pink background. But normally this sky appears at dawn or dusk, so I think having more subdued lighting here would help make this more believable.

Overall though it's a terrific build!

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Very good work, the pink background is well built, but yeah, the blue one is more convincing, and awesome! 

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Lovely pics! The ricefields and walls are beautiful, adding the mountains and clouds really makes this excellent 

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That is a really effective way of doing the rice paddies. The torso - is that the one from the goblin, with the green skin? If so, that's a nice way of covering up the green bit!

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Nice one Kai, I really like the pink alternative too :)

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Thanks everyone! 

On 5/18/2019 at 4:48 AM, Basiliscus said:

Fantastic forced perspective! The camera angle really embeds you into the scene.

A couple of photography points - the shot with the blue background could be doing with less depth of field, you can still make out detail in the background. You did a great job of getting the fig in focus though!

Secondly, I really love the pink background. But normally this sky appears at dawn or dusk, so I think having more subdued lighting here would help make this more believable.

Overall though it's a terrific build!

Thanks for the tips!  I'm not good at knowing how to tweak the depth of field, but I should probably learn better for moments like these!  The subdued lighting is a good idea that could definitely have helped with that, I'll keep it in mind for next time - I do have a quantity of pink bricks that I've been feeling bad about never using! :laugh:

9 hours ago, MAB said:

That is a really effective way of doing the rice paddies. The torso - is that the one from the goblin, with the green skin? If so, that's a nice way of covering up the green bit!

Thank you!  Yes, that's from the goblin - I really like the print, so I'm always looking out for ways to hide the green skin. :tongue:

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I think I can borrow and modify your technique when I build my own rice fields. :tongue:  This is such an effective way to make sweeping curves and enclosures for those rice paddy saplings.

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Excellent build!  I like the use of the out of focus background.  It looks really good.  The wall is outstanding, and the grass stalks are awesome.  I didn't even notice the light trans blue the first look, and yet it makes the grass seem very full.  Really well done.  I didn't know that Lego made a sickle.  Is that a new piece?  It's great for farming!

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That's such a beautiful MOC!

I love how watery the field is, and specially how the walls are carefully made, not following only one pattern, but having different pieces all the way through. It certainly adds a bunch to the aspect of the construction. 
The mountains in the background are splendid, and the clouds are really well done. Awesome forced perspective here. 
And I simply love the pinkish-afternoon alternative. It is very unusual to see those colors in use, but you nailed it perfectly. 

Awesome job! Very creative. 

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On 5/21/2019 at 8:44 PM, makoy said:

I think I can borrow and modify your technique when I build my own rice fields. :tongue:  This is such an effective way to make sweeping curves and enclosures for those rice paddy saplings.

Borrow away!  I love this low wall technique and it works great for rice paddies!

On 5/21/2019 at 11:15 PM, Grover said:

Excellent build!  I like the use of the out of focus background.  It looks really good.  The wall is outstanding, and the grass stalks are awesome.  I didn't even notice the light trans blue the first look, and yet it makes the grass seem very full.  Really well done.  I didn't know that Lego made a sickle.  Is that a new piece?  It's great for farming!

Thanks Grover!  The sickle is fairly new, it comes in a pack with several other weapons in several Ninjago sets, including some of the Dragon Hunter sets from last year and now in gold in the Legacy sets.

1 hour ago, Louis of Nutwood said:

That's such a beautiful MOC!

I love how watery the field is, and specially how the walls are carefully made, not following only one pattern, but having different pieces all the way through. It certainly adds a bunch to the aspect of the construction. 
The mountains in the background are splendid, and the clouds are really well done. Awesome forced perspective here. 
And I simply love the pinkish-afternoon alternative. It is very unusual to see those colors in use, but you nailed it perfectly. 

Awesome job! Very creative. 

Thank you!  I plan to keep experimenting with sunset backgrounds and hone my field scene skills...

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Really like this one, great perspective and love that you made the background brick-built as well :excited:

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On 5/31/2019 at 1:11 PM, adde51 said:

Really like this one, great perspective and love that you made the background brick-built as well :excited:

Thanks adde!  This is one of my best brickbuilt skies for sure, turned out better than I could have expected so maybe I'll do more in the future!

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