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    [SR-FB] Bru-HaHa Opens New Facilities

    Thanks for the compliment! Yeah my Blue render failed on my third picture, and refused there after for the rest of the pictures. I've noticed this in my bigger builds that even povray doesn't like them. I think it's the stock graphics of this laptop. just can't process it I guess. I built this with the idea to build in brick … there's only a hand full of elements that will change color to do so. Eventually my club is wanting to include "elevation" in its town layout so that was the thought behind this. it was a good month to be born lol I have to admit the dino is out there on the net. I modified the design enough from its original but kept the way they mounted the head as I liked the articulation. My idea was to give the eye a chance to wander and find things lol, Thank you and glad its inspiring.
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    [MOC] Automated side-loading garbage truck

    Simple and effective well designed for play. I would echo the cab could use some redesign however I love the changeable placards
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    [MOCs] Studio Fan Concept Sets

    They brought back the "movie maker" with the Lego movie but don't be discouraged you have a well thought out design however it won't take on ideas as they don't want multiple sets. I think if you found a way to include ALL the case scenes and crew into a set then if you make the "back lot" all a set you may get it through. Keep up the work
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    LNER A3 #2577 "Night Hawk"

    Very nice would love to see her in real brick. I will tell you that the current motor gear set up will cause you some issues. I reworked my Emerald to a similar setup and it has issues with uneven track. Quite simply the leading and trailing trucks will "lift" the center carriage allowing wheel spin. I've taken great measures to redesign to take care of this but I still run into it at shows every once and awhile. Basically I've allowed both the front and rear truck on the engine to also pivot front to back to allow the center of the engine some suspension to try and keep the drivers in contact in the low spots.
  5. Previously: Out of the Ashes -Roadmonkeytj To hell (and back?) -Keymonus Meanwhile in Acropolis -Keymonus Devastation of Charlatan Bay -Roadmonkeytj Waiting in the wasteland -Keymonus Those Damned Cannons -Keymonus Infero Pordejon, somewhere near to Northern Coast, 619 The new year had been a success so far - the retaking of the Hidden Battery allowed Gustaf to Direct ships to His Private Docks and also to the FTA docks. Both of which were out of reach of the main forts cannons, and well protected locations. Missives were sent out to begin smuggling supplies in under the cover of dark. Tristan and Gustaf had taken leave of the Patrols to do some hunting. Gustaf: Tristan do you see that up there? Gustaf: It never ceases to amaze me at how quickly Nature can restore order to her created chaos. The lava flows have recreated the territories and now the Males fight to reestablish their Positions in the Land. Gustaf: It seems we too fight to reestablish order, although it seems manmade chaos takes much longer to restore. However the work we have been doing has not gone unnoticed! I wanted to be the first to tell you that we have a new backer to our cause. As you know I'm a Member of the Board of the FTA. The decision was made Last night that the FTA will now finance Charlatan Bay back to its former glory with me as her Captain. I have it on good faith that with the Military supplies that your ship is bringing in combination with the goods that the FTA fleet is bringing next month we will be in great shape to continue our push into Low town. ______ OoC: This is a continuation of the Joint Story of Charlatan Bay Comments and Criticisms are welcomed Also this build is to Publicly declare Charlatan Bay is now Financed by the FTA with Gustaf VonBricktin [Roadmonkeytj] remaining as its Mayor. Currently the Port Still Remains Closed to Any Nations other Than Sea Rats without prior Approval (PM)
  6. I look forward to the progression of this story... Will we get to see her seeds grown under the glass houses? This does have a very good feel for Yemen
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    [SR-FB] Bru-HaHa Opens New Facilities

    I'm glad you like it... I tried to use similar features to the builds you have done before so it would fit the ascetics. There were a lot of parts that I wanted to use that got trimmed out because it looked to be too much. Thanks! I struggled to come up with underground scenes at first but it came together in the end. Haha you alright? Didn't bump your head? It was fun detailing this one... I tried to keep it clean and functional while making it look as if it's working factory. Thanks for the compliments!
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    [GOC] WTC Libertine

    So by far your best Ship to date! you should be proud of this one. it has curves and looks like a ship the masts are tall but a third mid section would help with this. the shrouds could be improved but it's not a deal breaker. you mentioned it was built as a "snow" a true snow would have a second smaller mast directly behind the current mast that the spanker attaches to. the storm has decent shaping but is mighty white... some accent would go a long way back there. I like the use of the shield on the stern as well however the half attached slope brick is off putting in its current presentation. but I really do like your creative method for hanging the yards
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    [MOC] Central Pacific 4-8-0 "Mastodon"

    I really like the use of the concrete mixer in this!
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    Custom train set

    Admittedly for a Diesel... I like it lol!
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    Layout: Planning multi-level, multi-theme setup.

    I can tell you from experience reaching across 5 base plates without knocking everything in the path over is difficult not impossible but difficult when trying to retail trains in a layout
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    [SR-FB] Restoring Order to Chaos

    Thanks! The birds are actually what prompted the whole build... As I wanted to try my hand at some exotic fowl. Originally I was just going to have the males the left with the females... But as I was playing around with parts usage I decided the one on the right looked like its chest was puffed up. So I sound parts to make it looked like his feathers were ruffled. Then added the cocked wings i'm glad they take center stage
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    MOC: The Great Sphinx

    I really love your version! It's still playable while good enough to be displayed as a "dig site". The minifig face is simply fantastic! I have taken great inspiration from the Egypt sets as well unfortunately they were being released as I was entering my dark period so I missed slot of them but did pick up quite a few of the firsts lol
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    [COR ML] The Devastation Of Oldtown

    Quite clever reproduction!
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    [COR - FB] Spudkirk Logging Camp

    Nice little scene! I think the only improvement I would have included would be a horse dragging a log to the camp.
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    [SR-FB] Restoring Order to Chaos

    Thanks that was the idea that they were further down the clearing I'm glad the lava translated. I looked at alot of pictures of the recent eruptions in Hawaii for inspiration on this one. Thanks for commenting! Thank you!
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    Stopping a train at an exact spot

    Connect your "switched side" to a free axle so the movement of the train causes the other half of the mechanism to rotate.
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    [SR-FB] Restoring Order to Chaos

    Thank you … fixed and updated Thanks!
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    [ESL-FB] A letter to the Colonial Council

    Firstly my eyes were abused by the most lovely wall treatment I have ever seen ( I as well NEED to know where those tiles come from) as I looked around the room the candelabra was my next oh ahh moment … but then I scrolled and the entire build was nothing because I was staring at the beautiful planked flooring. seriously well done - all of the furniture compliments the floor and wall treatment and really gives off the feeling of wealth … great build!
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    [SR-FB] Restoring Order to Chaos

    Thank you! The Birds resulted from several ideas scattered from places all over that I liked in brick built birds. This is how I accomplished the Kneeling pose - if using the sword holster the straight leg needs to be on that side and place a tile under the straight leg with the other leg on a stud top to get the gap right. Ive seen it done before with the arched piece but Ive never been happy with the straight leg so came up with my own lol. I will definitely have to give that design a try maybe there is a way to combine the two styles? Here is the way I did mine - in real Brick your able to push the trunk section further into the bush to hide the bar. I'm thinking the lower couple with my method do give the tree more width with the upper being done with the life ring should give a nice shape!
  21. @MKJoshA looking through the builds you have this listed as my build not Fraunces please correct!
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    [MOC] Boston & Maine wooden caboose

    I missed this one... Lovely indeed love all the detailing
  23. The words had all but been long forgotten. The phase hadn't been uttered since 443 when the great plague swept the nation's. Now in 619 we are hear the phrase again being shouted through the streets the sickening phrase. "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!" The body collector's cart rolls through a neighborhood in Mesabi Landing today. The earthquake was cold and emotionless harshness. It cared not for age or sex or class. As the building crumbled sending rubble crashing down it claimed many lives. Now as the Landings residents try to restore their town they will ever more be haunted by the phrase bring out your dead. OoC so the earthquake inspired a bit of Monty Python to ring through my head and this build resulted. Mesabi landing (if approved) is allowed to use it towards its stud total just let me know how / when to licence.
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    Settlement: The Sereen Cay

    And those that are don't know hat to do with it LMAO. Every year for at pat's I drink my Irish beer the proper Irish way... (piss warm) LMAO. I don't like American (save for Sam Adams or Lineys') and don't set a Budweiser in front of me ever lol
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    Settlement: The Sereen Cay

    I think it's an American thing... Most "yanks" can't handle real beer