Captain Dee

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    Just call me "Goldfinger."

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  1. Captain Dee

    [AoM]: Patman's Stable

    Well this is different than what I expected... but still a good build, and certainly understandable with regards to the diorama. It looks like a properly dirty environment, even if some of the open areas are a bit plain. And the lady looks like she is, how you say, "put together well." Speaking of which, That printed slope dress piece is from the princess in 7093 Skeleton Tower (and maybe the Fantasy Era chess set?) The torso piece looks pretty good matched to it.
  2. Tournament of Retribution: BoBS edition!! (With 4 sides, instead of just Red vs Blue.)
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    Freebuild - Avalonian timber mill

    The swords as saw blades are nice. I have a few, and I need to try it out. Yes, those are my wheels. I meant to have each featured in a MOC by now, but real life prevented that from happening. The trick in building them is making a workable section, including the center spoke, and then replicating it... Technically the upper-left wheel is supposed to be easily converted to a treadwheel, with lots of room for minifigs to walk inside, which is why it looks so different. Your shipyard WIP is looking great, too.
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    A quick comment on spam

    NO!!!! Dirty mangy slimy spammers... Online traffic jammers... Can we hit them all with hammers? At least the forums have been mostly clean this past week. I was taken by surprise by the security question, but something needed to be done, for sure. They were replicating like chopped-up starfish. And they smell about as bad, too.
  5. Nice builds! And your "somewhat sketchy" story was a good read from my perspective. The snowscape is very nicely detailed throughout. I quite like the spikes on the tower - sure they're "orcish" but they really stand out to the point of being a defining characteristic that separates this from other similar snowy builds. They definitely fulfill their intended purpose! But that interior is absolutely exquisite. I would rank it amongst my favorite GoH interior builds, ever. Wow. The colors, patterns, everything... It's beautiful. I just want to keep looking at it! Keep it up - both the builds and the story.
  6. Captain Dee

    The Henri Sinks!

    Nicely detailed vignette, particularly the foamy water. It looks lovely. Of course what it represents has to be a little painful, but such is life on the Brick Seas, eh? The cannon atop the waves strikes me as, well, a little odd. Considering their density, they'd probably be the first things to sink once the ship was broken up... Kinda what I was thinking. And for some reason the classic monkeys always look like they're smiling/laughing!
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    Challenge I: Loss and rebuild

    This is a very creative entry, and extremely well done at that. It delivers a lot of emotion on a small build, and the muted color scheme is fitting. I believe the boy's head is from the recent HP sets; however I can't identify the source of the girl's crying face? I didn't know it existed, and now I need a few! I also think the photo might look better without the writing. Without reading anything, it seems obvious from the photo that they're mourning the loss of the father in the painting. But good work regardless.
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    Freebuild - Avalonian timber mill

    "Just a little freebuild..." Sure. We know you better than that! This is simply beautiful. That roof is incredible - the shields really top it off well - but the whole scene is very nicely detailed and textured. I love old mills, and this is one of the best. The structure is lovely to look at, and what we can see of the inner workings looks great. (Any chance of some close up interior pics? ) The base and building foundation are superb. You also did a fine job showing a log going in and sawn planks coming out. And I approve just about any Historic MOC featuring ladies in printed dresses! I'm also wondering what you used for saw blades; for a crank-style sawmill I always envisioned using long tiles. Zoomed in I can't quite tell the exact part, although they're obviously thinner than tiles. It looks very convincing at any rate, and the overall level of activity is just about perfect. My one point of criticism is the waterwheel. Overall it's a pretty good design, ie lots of parts , but it seems too small for the job, especially for an undershot application. (And I did read your comments concerning it.) If you're interested, check out the designs below. You could easily modify one to fit a build like this, and I recommend leaving the underwater portion out altogether. All-around good work, as always. Keep it up.
  9. You and your clouds... That is an excellent use of forced-perspective. The whole scene is nicely balanced, and the forest of micro-trees looks good around the pyramid. But... but... no monkeys?! Oh, wait, I forgot they're all busy mining bananarite. Or eating it, or whatever. The story is intriguing, as usual. Keep it up.
  10. Captain Dee

    Hello there Eurobricks!

    Yarrrr!! Welcome aboard matey!! And I agree with you totally on the Pirates theme. Looking forward to seeing your MOCs.
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    [TSotEP] 15 - The Grand Finale (2/2)

    "Monkeys in Black" - who ever would've guessed it? Which one is Will Simiath? And what will they make with the bananarite - weapons of mass construction? The whole story has been a fun read and had lots of cool builds, particularly the ships and shipwreck.
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    Sea Rats: Sign-up and Discussion, ERA II

    @Fraunces Welcome aboard BoBS, matey! Yarrr!! Great to see some "new hands on deck." I really like your intro. And you've done really well with the old classic parts and minifigs. Keep it up.
  13. "Pennsylvania" was obsolete before she was built (just look at her meaningless service record). "Santisima Trinidad" was heavily up-armed and modified from her original state, and not a purpose-built 130+ gun vessel. Her record is likewise not exactly astonishing. The similar-sized "Valmy" wound up being towed around by a steamship for shore bombardment if I remember correctly. Gun counts always amuse me. Broadside weight is a far better metric for measuring power. In the case of the "Santisima" the last of her added guns provided little more than a flashy total number. Agreed regarding the curve on the design in question. Again, an obsolete design. They were wise to scrap it. Of course, modern-day youngsters can salivate over what might have been: a big fat target for ironclads.
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    USS Poseidon - Minifig Scale First Rate Ship of the Line

    Wow, amazing to see this finished. Simply incredible, and a bit mind-boggling. The size doesn't really come through in the photos. I keep looking at the table for comparison. A tip of the (tricorne) hat to you sir, and a long list of superlatives to go with it. Oh, and you know you're doing something special when you get the "Ship Expert" tag while still building. Excellent work!!
  15. Captain Dee

    Who will be the next Mayor of Pontelli

    Wait... what? I'm confused. You mean, like, "DDDuplo"?