Elusys Ra Arwal

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  1. Elusys Ra Arwal

    Modding the Barracuda thread

    I am impressed and LOVE IT! I also love the little modifications in colour and I think they add even more diversity compared to what I did, especially the "wooden planks with nails", those are really cute and I should have added those in the model as well, but oh well! I like the mod to the sand pile, that looks indeed sturdier than what I did, so I might do that myself! About the roof, I am glad that it is sturdy and stable, that's great news, I only wish I could make it angled like the cabin and have more room, but that aside I love how it looks and that you actually built it, thank you for sharing the pictures!
  2. I love the castaway and the little crab is so cute! Also that singer's headpiece would be great for the natives, the violin and bow also is very cute and useful. The remainder of the figures are nice overall.
  3. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    Thank you! I've never heard of that game before you mentioned it and it's colours and style sort of reminds me of Sea of Thieves game, which is kind of where I was leaning towards. I love its style and colour-scheme and the bay does give me some of its vibes so I tried to make a mix of both worlds. Thank you and me too! I thought the little trail was coming up nice, also because from the front you wouldn't really see it, but I think I will make it from scratch and expand it a bit more. I don't understand this quote...
  4. Elusys Ra Arwal

    Modding the Barracuda thread

    This is the most flattering thing ever! It made me happy and smile so much. Thank you very much! I am glad that everything worked perfectly out and seeing it in picture is something else. Did you have to modify anything to make it work? For example the rooftop on the cabin, do you think it is stable enough? My point was, as you mentioned, the sturdiness of the additions and an easy removal process (which you can also see in the studio file), although you can't check it effectively in the program, even if I try to createit as "realistically buildable" as possible. I'm really, really thankful you shared these pictures and I NEED MORE! hahaha If and when (no hurry) you have time, I'd like a couple more angles and close-ups. You can just make a wetransfer link and send it privately if you don't want to share them here. Again, no hurry, no rush etc.
  5. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    This is all I did back in jan 2019... basically I made it the same size of the original base, but out of bricks, I was adding also a sort of "hidden" little stairs + trail to go up the hill, beside the slope on the side. although I wasn't completely happy with the result. The sand part was just at a very early stage, trying out colours and position and also I was trying to keep it at the minimum possible because my intention was to build it. I wanted to fuse into it also skull island, but the regular set, not a remake. It is very difficult to make it nicely detailed and keep the brick count down! Then I got busy with other things and it is sitting there for the time being. I think I will make it from scratch and in a different way, probably way larger so I can insert more details and keep it just digital because I wouldn't have the space to place it, let alone the money to make it!
  6. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    I'm really happy that you like this renewed version of the island. It was one of my first sets after BSB. I really liked it when I was little and I still find it somewhat more evocative of adventure compared to the bigger Rock Island Refuge set. Before they announced the bay, I was working on an improved RIR, I built just some parts of the baseplate out of bricks and I've made it more rocky. I also wanted create a proper dungeon etc, but I never finished it...
  7. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    Thanks and I know, I wish it could be built, but right now I don't have the finances to buy the pieces for this because it would cost me at least €2-300 and I am already saving up for the bay, plus it is a bit larger than the bay, so I wouldn't have enough space even if I had the money to buy them both! The sails are just for show, they're all overlapping flags. You could build it, but that would mean cutting and gluing to make them. If I had this built, I would use some old cloth, dye it with coffee or tea, stain it, shred it and then put in place. That's something I am going to do on the bay... @Mister Phes here you go: I have made two types of renders, one which is 1:1 = 1080x1080 and one that is 4:3 = 4096x3072. I think you should use this larger one because once posted on instagram you can cut the sizes down to square and not lose details, since the smaller one suffers from that, it is less crisp and you will see it in the following photos. 1080x1080 4096x3072 1080x1080 4096x3072
  8. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    Unfortunately what I have posted on here is what I got from studio rendering, so if you like this one in particular, I can make a new one and cut it square, but I think the image will be quite small. Anyway I'll post it here and you decide.
  9. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    Thank you very much! Thank you! I considered for a moment the LEGO Ideas submission, but then some other users on here published there some pirate-related ideas and they were not accepted because they were overlapping with the pirate bay, so that is why I didn't post it there. I should come up with a completely different idea to submit there, but I don't think this one is the right one. I'd be very happy and honored if and when that happens. Feel free to post on instagram or elsewhere my MOC! Thank you for considering it!
  10. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island 2020.

    I think you did a great job using mainly the bay pieces to recreate this wonderful set. It is lovely, well-balanced and interesting to look at.
  11. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    This is too good of a compliment, thank you! I'm really happy that you liked this creation. My first approach to the set was going to be similar to Piraten's outcome, as in updating the old set with new pieces and some small additions (which he did very, very well!), then I remembered I was not supposed to make a set that needs to be sold by LEGO, so I started seeing what I could do to improve it and what didn't make sense in the original set: we don't have stairs that go right in the water for no reason anymore. Also, what's the point of having stairs + bridge to go to the main building, when you can just have the stairs connected to the building itself, since you're on the same island. I know that it gives an exotic look and sense of adventure, but there's no logic to it. So I thought it would have been better to create two separate islands which are connected by a bridge, and also more palm trees! Thank you for stopping by! Thank you! It took a while to insert all the details, though it is also very relaxing to make it rich and interesting. Especially when everything tells a small story on its own and enriches the whole output.
  12. Elusys Ra Arwal

    Modding the Barracuda thread

    Thanks! The only problem is they can't be built because the small flags overlap to some degree, but yes, their rigidity helps in the shaping and plasticity of their movement
  13. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    I am happy you enjoyed every detail I put in. For the cannons, you can check my thread on the Renegade Runner here: If you scroll down there's a post where I illustrate the building process. Thank you! The coconut trees are of 4 different types and built using different techniques, so they give a more natural and less standardized look, even if they are homogenous. As per using Barracuda Bay pieces to build this, unfortunately you can't because this is all custom made and this set alone has 3k pieces which are not the ones included in that set, although on Facebook a guy posted recently some pictures of a forbidden Island almost identical to the original one, but with the parts of the island itself. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/the7sea/posts/189914326004371 I know about the railing. My idea was to put those studded strings on both sides of the bridge to make the railing, but any kind of string or tube etc. isn't well implemented in studio and it is PIA to move them around and make them work! I thought about adding some sort of clip on top, but I haven't found anything interesting or nice-looking. If you have any suggestion, feel free to share!
  14. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Forbidden Island

    Hello everybody, Here I present you my latest creation/recreation: forbidden Island. The first pirates cove released in 1989. Following the new pirates of Barracuda Bay style, with my own twist on the amount of details and techniques employed, I tried to update that set, restyle and expand it. I added some natives structures like in the bay, a bridge, lookout mast and a small cave where some chests are stashed. There's a prison with a bluecoat skeleton, some cannons and a shack, were pirates can plot their new plunder. Main overview: From here there's a clear view of the dock and the crew unloading their loot. On the right side, underneath the bridge, there's the wreck of a small dinghy. From this perspective, underneath the bridge, there's a small cave where a couple of chests are hidden away. This is the interior of the cave area. Here, front and center, you can see the wreck of a dinghy with its oars in the carcass of its hull. View of the back of the main island. On the left side, now overrun by plants one can still see the entrance and floor of the old temple, of which the scattered stones were collected and reused to build the prison and on top the wooden structure. 3 cannons protect the building. One can even still see the remnants of the old pier that gave access to this section of the island. View of the main structure with a prison underneath and a shack made out of reclaimed pieces of a shipwreck. Its main mast used as a lookout place, and 3 cannons guard the island and its inhabitants. Here you can better see the remains of the temple and its statue. For this purpose I chose the other style just because it looks more ancient, almost like Easter Island statues. Here there's some better view of the details of the temple's floor. View of the interior of the shack with weapons, table with map and lamps. Other side with a view over the fireplace. Interior of the prison, with bluecoat skeleton, wooden bed and chains.
  15. Elusys Ra Arwal

    [MOC] Imperial Academy

    Of course everything can be improved or modified, you just need some more time to change things. Sometimes when I build something that is, like yours, already complete and very well finalized that you don't need to change anything (and in this case you really don't), after several weeks my mind starts subconsciously working on the piece and then it gives me a new idea. This kind of input makes me slightly modify my creation, see new addition and make it even more perfect compared to before.