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  1. Grover

    [Wip] Classic Castle Diorama

    I believe your link meant to point to this.
  2. I've waited months before, with 'in warehouse' for most of it. Wait times for me have varied from 3 weeks (rarely) to 18 (usually between these two).
  3. Grover

    Castle lore

    If you're looking for inspiration, the Historican Settlements Index from the Guilds of Historica subforum (a larger, rough storyline over a bunch of independent ones with custom builds) has a lot of interesting MOCs, ranging in size, setting, and quality. If you're looking to pursue a storyline and not just building a number of historic MOCs, the Guilds may be a good place to go, with lots of good feedback.
  4. Grover

    Castle lore

    I was going to suggest posting some pictures, particularly of MOCs, to go with your story. Usually people on here are looking for MOCS and will skip all text posts. The story isn’t bad, and the Tudor style house looks pretty good. Putting a white or gray sheet behind the build and getting more light on it can help with pics, too. Overall nice little build!
  5. Grover

    [Wip] Classic Castle Diorama

    I always love seeing your builds. You do a great job incorporating new, more detailed building techniques into the older 'classic' style, while retaining the classic feel. First, all the good: The colors are amazing, the detail level is perfect, the castle looks great, and I love that you incorporated an interior to the castle ward. The inner ward of the castle has a Medieval Marketplace feel to me. The jousting is great and the colors are fantastic. It is reminiscent of the Knight's Challenge to me. The stone path is great, and the whole thing has a very much 1984 King's Castle vibe to me. Nothing bad here, but if you're looking for suggestions: the jousting lists should probably not have a bleachers at the end of the lists. They were typically on the sides, both for spectating, logistics, and safety. A few of these someone else mentioned, but there's a number of things that were important enough for most castles to include them within the walls: well, kitchen (sometimes with buttery), blacksmith shop, stables, barracks, and apartments. I assume most of what we see is apartments. Typically there was a great hall made of stone, and much of the lower towers were used as food storage in case of a siege (aka, a granary). The kitchens were sometimes made from stone and somewhat detached from the other buildings, like the blacksmith shop was, for fire danger. These are pretty detailed for what you have here, but maybe they can give you some ideas. Keep up the great work!
  6. Grover

    [MOC] Windmill

    This is a great creation! I particularly like the gradually decreasing diameter of the mill as it goes up--that must have taken quite a while to do! The rounded mill roof is well done, too. Is this a fairly sturdy build or are the walls delicate? It's a nice technique.
  7. Grover

    Guilds of Historica New Member Guide

    Ah! Gotcha! We should think of something interesting for having an HSS settlement in a region, like a small castle with relevant flag colors or something...
  8. Grover

    Guilds of Historica New Member Guide

    How does one earn one of the cool guild shield badges? Do you get one for building a qualifying HSS in that region or something? I think it would be cool to be able to earn an Avalonian badge.
  9. Grover

    [Custom CMF] Heroes of Mitgardia

    Amazing work! I love how you are so detailed with small items and have a great sense of coordination. You must also have a large library of minis to work with, as there’s a number of pieces I have never seen before in there!
  10. I understand that. I try to force myself to build, and I usually get 1-2 hours a month to actually build between work and the family. I wiped myself out with a build that ended Nov 1 and haven't spent a minute building since then. Look forward to seeing your Asian style town plan, please share it when you're done!
  11. They were available 20 April 2019 at $0.32 each USD. @Megbricks, so... what do you build with all these crazy piece orders you put through? Do you build a lot of MOCs or just collect the rare pieces? I tend to buy pieces with a purpose in mind (i.e., specific projects or pieces that are widely applicable to medieval builds), so I am curious what you're building!
  12. Grover

    With the hunters

    Great job! I love the whole scene. The brickbuilt bison/ox is superb. The way you built the snow with the water undercut is outstanding and looks very realistic, especially with the wedge pieces there. I like the tree with the upside down seaweed (a willow I assume) looks good, and I like the simple, yet effective snow you have placed on the trees. I would like to see a couple of shots with more light and from a lower angle, akin to where a minifigure's sightline would be. Parts of the tree trunks are obscured by the leaves from the current angle. I really like the story and the use of the downed tree as a blind to hunt from. Great work!
  13. Grover

    [AoM: House - Phase I] The Valley

    That’s a misquote of me, as I copied another. I never said mudded was not a word, merely pointing out the original poster could have meant a few different things with ‘leaning’ and was not necessarily incorrect in their usage. I would like to point out that this story was very well written and completely understood. I would hate for grammar sharpshooting to discourage people from writing, as these stories are great and I love seeing more of them. I have seen many native English speakers write far worse and much less intelligibly. Keep up the good work all!
  14. @Boindil Lego, I thought that dish would be great for mushrooms, too, but when I looked it up (the Lighthouse of Darkness set), it's one of the big dishes, so unless you grow 4x4 mushrooms, it's too big.
  15. Grover

    [AoM: House - Phase I] The Valley

    You could theoretically write it like this, with leaning: His eyes stopped at a hill, its rock wall leaning over the valley.