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  1. Gabe

    Beyond Borders

    Nice battle shots Niku! I personally feel that 200 a side is heaps for a decent battle scene, especially if you have cavalry, wagons, buildings etc. It's not just the figs and thier accessories, it's also the amount of ground that you have to landscape, and with a huge area (that you would need for 1000's of figs), that can end up looking a bit thin. I've seen a couple of battle scenes at conventions that i have felt could have been cut down to half the size and been more effective.
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    Dwalin's Blacksmith Helenia Task4

    There is an awful lot to like about this build - nice composition, the varied trees and foliage, the different pitches and textures of the roof and the ring as a door handle are all great. You might want to work a little on getting your walls and rooflines to meet up, there are a few gaps there. But you certainly have a flair for making engaging builds - i like this very much.
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    Helenia Seamstress Task 4

    A nice vibrant build Mlongworth! Blue is a bold colour choice but it really helps the house to pop against it's background. The house certainly has an interesting shape, with that protruding upper room. I feel like it would look better with some supports underneath it - maybe a couple of arches extending from the ground floor over to some freestanding pillars would work well? The landscaping around the house is nicely done and helps to set the scene. I would take some more time on your photography, as that is the main thing letting your build down right now. Natural light on a slightly overcast day is perfect for photographing lego. Try to avoid flash or full sunlight as it ends up reflecting off the bricks too much. Concentrate mainly on getting crisp focus and getting your images straight. Also, using a large sheet of paper or cardboard behind your model can really eliminate distraction and minimise the need for photoshopping. There is a lot to learn about photography but these tips will take you a fair way.
  4. Gabe

    The long road home

    Cheers BrickFit, glad you like it! No worries! If you are interested in building techniques, there might also be some on Swooshable that you haven't seen too.
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    Terraced Villa in Peregrinus

    Thanks so much Faladrin, Niku, LittleJohn, SK, Umbra-manis, Mike, x105black, Lazer, Henjin, Mlongworth and Leonardo da Bricki! I appreciate all your kind words. Oh right, yes! I'd forgotten about that. Good to see it's still going though. Those 1x2 modified bricks have been around for donkey's years and comes in a bunch of colours. See it's Bricklink element page for more info. Oh, really? Are you serious, has Ulandis been sunk again, or is that just a statement of intent from the desert king? I've been away from GoH for so long, it's hard to keep up with what's what. Thanks so much SK, for both your comment and for orginising such a fun comp! I really enjoyed taking part, even though i only came in at the end. If it happens again next year, i'd love to take part!
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    Free build: Avalonian watch tower

    Really nice build Maestro, there's a lot of detail going on here and the whole scene has a suitably ramshackle appearance. I have no problems with the amount of colours used, i think you harmonise them very well. There are a couple of small, specific things that would help refine your build though: (a) Open studs often look odd left exposed, unless they are there for a reason. Left on stonework or thatch the way you have here, it just looks a bit careless. (b) 2x2 tiles don't tend to work so well for facing stonework, especially when placed at the angles you have put them. 1x2 or 1x1 tiles are a much better choice. And of course presentation is an area you know you can improve in - just pulling the camera back and giving us some shots of the whole moc from different angles would be a great start.
  7. Nice little roundhouse, the fabric works well as an entrance screen. I agree with what others are saying about the roof being too flat. By building up the wall a brick or so on one side, you could probably get a decent slant on it that would look more natural.
  8. Gabe

    Dragon Taming

    Cool looking dragon, looks like it is quite posable. Interested to see more of it in the next installment of your story.
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    Benoic Watchtower

    Excellent and impressive tower SK! I really like the way you topped out the little gaurdhouse on the battlements, and the wall detailling looks a treat. I'm less convinced by the exterior of the hut next to the tower - the lack of overhanging eaves seems a bit odd. The interior is very cute though!
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    A Difficult Choice...

    Great little builds Titus, both very clean and polished. I like the good height you've given them. As for which guild to go for, follow your heart!
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    Dark Rider, Dungeon of Alaveria

    Wow, what a beauty! Great colours for a fantasy setting, and i really like the dino saddle and lantern designs. That's a sweet base as well.
  12. Nice clean build for your council chamber Windusky! I do like the off square pillars and the chair designs. You might to consider building at least one wall for further interior scenes, that does a lot to set the stage. Taller pillars and a back wall with mounted shields, for instance, would convey that this is an important and impressive council chamber. Congrats on your sigfig's new promotion!
  13. Excellent interior build Kayne! Really enjoying all the detail and different textures, and the scene has just the right amount of clutter to make it feel really inhabited. I especially like the exposed wooden beams, (even if they don't look like they are supporting anything) and the netting is a great touch too. Such a shame the lighting didn't work out, this is a scene that is crying out for some awesome atmospheric lighting! Great use of the bigfig too, looking forward to hearing how the story plays out!
  14. Gabe

    Nordheim Paddock

    Great build Soccerkid, nice use of the ladder pieces for fencing while still maintaining a realistic look overall. That's a wonderful byre design too! My fav part would have to be that small splash of lavender in the corner next to the snowdrift. Really adds a touch of subtlety to counterbalance the highly contrasting tones elsewhere in the model.