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    A Redcoat that operates in the Red
  • Birthday 12/29/1997

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  1. Not quite. I wrote one a while back, which essentially had a Rome-like "Ancient Empire" covering all of the Halosian Continent, followed by a "Madrician" Empire inspired by the Byzantines, which collapsed into Eslandola, Oleon, and Corrington. It wasn't accepted into canon though, and in all honesty it wouldn't need to be. I wouldn't be surprised if a few other builders had their own pieces on it. I like the idea that we have something where the past is mostly shrouded in mystery, so that builders can take it where they want to. I think an Atlantis setting south of New Oleon would be really cool, and it wouldn't need much reference to the prehistory, other than the mention of the "Ancient Empire" that the calendar starts after the collapse of.
  2. Location: Spudkirk Type: Small Commerce (18x32 studs) To the edge of Spudkirk, tall cliffs rose up from the sea, revealing small sea caves. The view was especially scenic, and several prominent citizens had built houses here, at no small cost. Darby Tyler strode down the footpath towards his employer's Spudkirk residence. Count Mesabi awaited. Darby knocked on the door, slightly hesitant. He was not bringing good news. "It's good to see you Darby!" Said the Count with his usual amount of disturbed cheer. "You're my favorite Accountant. You never fail to keep the WTC's numbers properly cooked." Darby gulped. "Count, I've finally gotten our numbers somewhat straightened out. After 2 years of auditing... I've come to the conclusion we're hemorrhaging money." The Count stood wordlessly, and walked to Darby. Darby handed him the finalized writeup. The Count skimmed the numbers. "Well then Darby, it's time we got back to work!" Said the Count excitedly. "Tell me, I heard a rumor about a nearby warzone" "The issues on Oleandia with the Lotii? Yes, the conflict-" Darby was cut off. "Say no more, Darby! The WTC's biggest market is the battlefield. Well, that and people who can't or don't read the ingredients on canned food." The Count stood, and yanked a rug off of the floor, revealing a trap door. I've got just the plan in mind, we should head there now! I've got a rowboat in the basement. [ Darby looked at the rickety ladder into the sea cave below. He sighed, as the Count immediately climbed down. The ladder exited into a damp sea cave. Boxes of goods were piled around, while a rowboat sat tethered to a small dock. "I had this built for quick exits. You know, in case my wife came back." Said the Count. "Count, any chance we could stop back in Spudkirk first? I'd love to grab-" "There's no time for us to go back up the ladder and into Taterspock! We need to make sure we get there before the violence is over!" The Count whistled, and a spare WTC marine hurried over, knocking Darby into the rowboat. Darby managed to sit upright as the boat was rowed out of the cave, and towards Count Mesabi's ship. "The real issue is, you don't resolve everything before telling me things!" said the Count, as they rowed into open water. FIN Thanks for viewing my build. It's good to get back on after another hiatus. I built this in late 2021, but I was a bit stumped on the story, so I took a break from it. Now, after 11 months and a move, it's finally up. I really liked the snippet about the sea caves on the Avestia island information, and it was a fun challenge to do a build with them as the primary influence. I ran out of bricks towards the end, so I wasn't able to put in stalagmites and stalactites, but I think it looks fine. I'm looking forward to getting back into BoBS, and I hope to get more up soon!
  3. aha! 7 teams making your team match ups unbalanced! The WTC continues to add chaos!
  4. While the WTC has taken a back seat to Brick Seas affairs since 619, they still managed to cobble a coherent team together for the 622 Soccer Football cup. 622 Soccer Tournament by North White, on Flickr A team of WTC marines arrived in Nola Mar with soccer football grade munitions, and a horse named "Second-Breakfast" as a mascot. (The Pile of TNT counts as a player, as does the horse) FIN I wanted to get a team in for this, but I was unable to get my bricks out of storage before the sun went down, so apologies for the poor photo quality. Glad to see BoBS is still going strong, and I can drop in and out as my life demands. Edit: I'm going Offensive of course!
  5. So, since I was 'counted' in a random circumstance some 4 years ago in the wild west days of the game, how does this affect Count Mesabi's noble standing? Also, if I do these builds, do I get like double-nobility?
  6. Excellent build evancelt! I really love the window design, and the greebling and roofs make an excellent scene. Great use of Ayrlego's tree design as well, and the scene is just excellent. I think you should put this up for the "Purser's Network" (task 4) of GOC.
  7. Nice use of the ikea boxes, and a fine addition to Mesabi Landing. The Ikea boxes work quite well here, making a clean, neat house. Great job!
  8. Mesabi

    [SR - FB] Galleon Habana

    Another powerful vessel from you. You're probably going to get some bribes to avoid being targeted... The curvature is done excellently here, though you can tell she's quite a heavy vessel. The blue and yellow looks great, and I like the 1x1 tiles turned on their side as an accent, it's a nice accent. I'm definitely a fan of the little dingy as well, the brick built nature makes it look perfectly in scale with the Habana proper. I really like the technique of the icecream cones in the 1x1 cones for the balcony on the back. I'll have to try that myself some time. Nice job, and you're going to be a terror next MCRA!
  9. Ooh, she looks excellent. I didn't comment earlier, since you put them all on one thread, but I'll add some thoughts on this one. She is a well put together ship, and rendered quite well too. To me, she looks like she sailed out of the scenes of PoTC and onto the Brick Seas. The curvature is well done, and the black highlights well against the white. 2 minor criticisms. The sails could be a bit more animated, and since you're already doing this digitally here, I think it would have been worth doing. Additionally, the black could use some breaking up here and there, it's a bit dark, just by nature of the piece colour, so I think it could have used some more accents. All together though, nice vessel, and I will rue the day my ships run into her.
  10. Mesabi

    [OL - FB -Ship] LBSF Demeter

    Great looking ship Cap, and she's an excellent mix of realistic and "playset" styling for ships. The colouring is done quite well, the sweeping blue, white, and brown make her well in tune for OL colours, and the gold accents look excellent. I like the windows on the captain's cabin, and the entire stern is well put together as well, with the gold highlighting everything. I also like the set of doors by the bow, it's another small, but nice touch. You've definitely got an excellent set of curves on her as well. From experience, it's far too easy to make a bulky, square ship that looks like a brick. I think my one minor criticism is the dingy could have used a line of these on the underside, to make it look more smooth. The understuds of the dingy detract a bit from the smoothness of the rest of the ship. That being said, that's not really a critique of the ship, more of the things on it. All in all, excellent build, and I look forwards to seeing what you do with your trade corporation!
  11. Just unearthing this to add my most recent entry: 32x39: 1248 studs added! ...only 5,700 to go....
  12. Thank you! I agree that Agnes's methods, while unorthodox, are often effective. Thank you Kai! I really liked doing the texturing with the gold bricks, I think it helped with the ornate look of the building. Thank you Evan! I have Photoshop CS6 (a decade old) and I will see what filters I have available there. Thank you Blackbird!
  13. Good fig posing, as usual. I especially like how you did the lamps on the back of the ship. My one critique for the vessel, is the blackness is pretty all consuming, it could use some breaking up with more yellow.
  14. Another great build, and good usage of tiling to create a realistic landscape. The tree looks really good as well. I will say though, the town of wullham has a lot of sheep, and military patrols!
  15. Mesabi

    [OL - FB] Iron Mine Tunnels

    great use of lighting, and an overall nice scene.