Piglet

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  1. Hello : o) After some years I would like to share again with my latest MOC: Mission - San Escobar, 1715 01 Mission - San Escobar, 1715 by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr 02 Mission - San Escobar, 1715 by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr A monastery with a church in the Caribbean. It took 2 years to complete. It was my brick dream for a long time : o) Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72157690288853075 More photos on BS: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=572621 http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=572621&n=48 More photos of the HMS Falcon Brig: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/sets/72157673088544113 Church facade inspiration: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estancia_Jesuítica_Santa_Catalina 03 Mission - San Escobar, 1715 by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr 04 Mission - San Escobar, 1715 by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr Story: Island of San Escobar - Caribbean, 1715 Conquered by the Spaniards in the XVI century, due to its small strategic importance, it did not have much development. But for that a Jesuit mission was created here to convert the local Caribbean tribe. The monks managed to build a monastery, and later a new sanctuary of Our Lady of San Escobar. The second important building here is the old fort. At the moment we are watching an unusual move in this area. Recently English ship HMS 'Falcon', commanded by Captain Jack O'Brien, came with a special mission. The captain - violin enthusiast - along with his friend - Doctor Mauritius - is just entertaining his (not much busy at the moment) crew with a concert. On the Falcon came Governor Woodes Brickers, who under the Treaty of Utrecht has the mission to take over the island from the Spaniards. At this moment, together with Admiral Nathaniel Elson, they are handing on the relevant documents to a Spanish representative - Coronel Jose Arcadio Demorales. The colonel welcomes the delegation with his maxim - 'Viva la Biba!'. The enthusiasm of their chief is not shared by ordinary Spanish soldiers. On the other side of the island appeared 'Cauldron' - His Piracy's Ship of Captain Rustbeard. His band arrived here with the mission of finding the hidden treasure. They have just succeeded. Thanks to the fact that they previously captured a man named Felipe Bernardo - a man who has a special key - they will soon open the chest found in the cave. Well, they will or they will not make it - the sailor in the bow just discovered the presence of the English ship. Felipe is a companion of the famous Caribbean hero - Crimson Pirate. They planned to posses the treasure, but their mission was disturbed by the unexpected Crimson love affair with the beautiful Senorita Isaura. At this moment, he is duelling in the courtyard of the monastery with Don Alfonso, an oppressor who imprisoned Isaura on the island with the mission of giving her to a slave trader. Sir Lawrence A. Mistad - that evil one - has just arrived aboard the Falcon and is already looking at the wharf for a new supply of his business. In this critical situation, the fate of the Senorita is fading. Fortunately there is Brother Alforza, who has received from the Prior the mission of helping senorita in escaping from the monastery. In a moment Spanish lieutenant (Teniente), alarmed by the sound of crossed spades, will join the fight in the monastery. He had just visited Prior with the mission of obtaining another batch of liquors for his Comandante in the fort. Meanwhile, outside of great (well, maybe slightly smaller) politics, the ordinary life on the island takes place. There is Bible study at school in the village and in the yard a match of 'green coconut', initiated by the devotee and virtuoso of this game - Brother Lionel. Some natives catch fish by the shore, while others transport their trophies through the rocks to the settlement where the meal is prepared. It is worth paying attention to the small waterfall, above which brother Jeremio Irones devotes himself to the passion of the flutist. You can not miss the small but beautiful beach - La Playa. Robinson Boozoe has been living here for a few years now - he is cheerfully welcoming the colonist family, who (as the only one) has come aboard Falcon with the mission of settling in San Escobar ("A great, wonderful life awaits you", they said ...). What will happen next?
  2. Hello : o) I haven't been posting anything new recently, but I think now I have something that is worth it. The first one is the T-34 / 85 tank "T-34 / 85 Russian WW2 medium tank. The crew is a tribute to the polish 60/70's war/adventure tv series 'Four tank men and a dog'. The tank was named 'Rudy' - red-haired. Some of the model features: working tracks, rotating turret, hatches, engine, crew etc. " T-34 MOCpages folder The second one is a diorama of Berlin in the final days of WW2 in Europe. "The fall of Berlin - april / may 1945 The diorama features some destroyed architecture, the T-34 tank (check the separate gallery), some soldiers, Maxim machine-gun and a truck and a Tiger wrecks. " The diorama MOCpages folder I hope You will enjoy it : o)
  3. Hello I haven't been here for a while, but today I'd like to share with You my newest MOC and so far a greatest project of my life : o) Return to Schloss Ferkelstein XX century, mid 40's. World War II is bursting Europe. Alpine castle Ferkelstein, placed deeply in the Reich, seems to be a peaceful oasis for the soldiers quartering here. Duty in the garrison is not tough, and in the spare time you can visit the 'Wild Deer' inn, placed on the market square of the nearby town – Ferkelstadt. In the last days the peace of this area has been disturbed however. Specialists of the enigmatic and evil SS Paranormal Division had been delegated to the castle. They brought mysterious boxes and established a digging site on the cemetery. Apparently they are working on a new Wunderwaffe – the project Übersoldat. Their scientists want to create a supersoldier who would allow Nazi to take the ultimate victory in Europe. They must be close to the success, because new guests appear in the town last days, invited for a ceremonial banquet in the castle. Fortunately there is someone who can thwart Nazi plans – it is an American secret agent B.J. Blazkowitz (with Polish descendance of course). He is just on his way to the castle in a cable car, dealing with another opponent. For distraction British commando unit will attack the castle from the lake side. Meanwhile a small resistance team will make some sabotage act near the castle main gate. The diorama was being made for 2 years. Inspirations were taken mainly from the 'Where Eagles Dare' movie and the Wolfenstein game series. Some of the photos: Flickr set with some of the photos: All 99 photos: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=508217 I hope You will like it : o)
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    MOC: Return to Schloss Ferkelstein

    Don't know, still counting ; o) Yes, it's modular - here You can see how they are divided: Dimensions are: 232 studs long x 224 studs wide (185,6 cm x 179,2 cm) I really don't have idea how many bricks there are. I never count them when I build. Here are some WIP photos with approx. dates: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Piglet/Ferkelstein/99.jpg so You can have idea how the build precess looked. If You are in Krakow ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w ) You can see this diorama live in Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej ( http://www.mimk.com.pl/czytaj/informacje-praktyczne/14.html , http://goo.gl/maps/dvol ) There is Lugpol display until September 15th. Video from the opening weekend: Thanks for all comments! : o)
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    Celebrating Victory

    Hi again ; o) I was asked to post this MOC, although it's quite old (built for JRC). Anyway, here it is: Celebrating Victory Pirates are celebrating victory at home The party is on! Flickr: Brickshelf: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=424128 (detailed photos)
  6. Hello This is the MOC that I've made for this years CCC. I hope you will like it : o) Another one Arabian street - Aladdin, Jasmine and Abu are flying on the carpet. From the palace evil Jafar observes them. Jafar servants try to get them. Life goes on the street. Flickr set: More photos: http://www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00132 or http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=455292 Photos from Flickr set:
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    Celebrating Victory

    Thanks for the comments : o) Did you look at the linked brickshelf folder? There are many close-ups. It's a genuine part: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30374px1
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    MOC: Arabian Street 3: Aladdin

    Hi Thanks for all of your comments! I'm happy that you like this MOC. I really like it myself : oP In the lamp, of course! Thanks.
  9. Hi This is my latest creation - a village diorama. Medieval Market Village Diorama Diorama shows a medieval village during a trade day. Around the market following buildings can be found: blacksmith's shop, Bakery, church, town hall, inn and warehouse. The village is place near a forest, over a river that enters a lake. It has a modular construction. The whole building process took half a year. Four of the modules were made for the Colossal Castle Contest VII and are shown or separate pages. The whole thing took 6 months to complete. My homepage: http://www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00119 (all 90 photos, with some descriptions) BS folder: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=428577 (all 90 photos) Flickr Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/...57623766166583/ (only 12 photos) Photos from Flickr:
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    Fort Royal

    Hello. This is my second MOC for the JRC. I would like to present: Fort Royal Royal fort in the Caribbean Fort with an observation tower, a small haven with a lift, armed with cannons. I was inspired by the hole in a wall made by Evildead: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/evildead...yale_port01.jpg but I used the 'valentine's technique' for the brick: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Piglet/m...entynki2009.jpg and tried to make a little thinner plaster. This work was also inpired by Kris Kelvins Eldorado Fortress 2009: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kris_kelvin/s...57622723483606/ Enjoy: Brickshelf folder - Full gallery (already available) My homepage - Full gallery (there are some notes under the photos) Flickr - only first 3 photos
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    MOC: Medieval Market Village Diorama

    Whoa! It's not just another Jester, it's my avatar! And it was present long before the Lego Jester came out! : o) I'm not sure how would it look like, but feel free to use the photo, as long as you don't make anything evil with it ; o) Thanks to all for the feedback. I'm happy that you like it, as I felt a little tired with this MOC : o)
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    Fort Royal

    Thanks... but I'm not new here, I'm just not a very active user : o) I don't know, but I'm quite happy with that ; o) Thanks, I'll be famous! ; o) What do you mean? Maybe you have some recalls with my last year's MOC - Spaniards Bay: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29730 I use here the same white bricks and the tower is similar ; o) I just wanted to use my new pirate sets minifigs. If they were blue I would use them the same way ; o) From the original series I prefer blue coats over the red ones. Thank you for all the comments.
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    Spaniards' Bay

    Vig. 81b Hello I have just been suggested to post my newest diorama - the Spaniards' Bay. So I'm doing this : o) The story is simple: XVII century. The great discoverer and adventurer, Herman Coldres, after a successful colonization, managed to build a small trading post in the bay. On the left you can find two small warehouses with a small crane. In the middle is the Governor's (Herman Coldres') house and next to it is the inn / bakery. On the rocky island stands a lighthouse / watchtower. Herman Coldres' men are greeting a delegation from Spain - a duke, a priest (or maybe an inquisitor) and a lord. You can see all of the pictures on: my homepage (there are some descriptions) or on Brickshelf Part of them you can find on MOCpages Some of the pictures for the lazy ones : o)
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    Spaniards' Bay

    Yes. I know - it's quite strange : o) Well, the main reason is that I have jumper plates and don't have tiles : o) On the other hand, I think that jumper plates give some convexity of the roof tiles feeling. Thanks again for the comments! EDIT: Thanks for the 'MOC expert' tag. I'm not familiar with it yet - I tried to find some information about this, but i haven't succeeded.
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    Spaniards' Bay

    Thanks to all for the positive comments : o) Well... it could be a prison also. (Don't tell anyone, but those buildings don't have interiors ; o) ) I like study water also. But maybe I just can't properly use SNOT is why I make water this way : oP Well, for now, after 5 Spanish themed MOCs in a row, I have finished with them I think : o) At least in 2009 (You can see them here if You like: http://www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00092 http://www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00093 http://www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00094 http://www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00096 ) Thanks for encouraging me to post here ; o)
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    Small Harbour

    About a month I think. So long because I've been making other MOCs the same time.
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    Small Harbour

    Hello I was generally a little inspired by the MOC that Landlubber showed and also by an another one harbour - but I can't find the gallery now : o/ (That's why it could be similar - fort on the right, houses on the left). My harbour ought to be a very simple construction, but still with some details. Id doesn't use SNOT (maybe except the shutters) or tiles. The cellar floor is under water because it's inflow now ; o) Otherwise there are no prisoners.
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    Small Harbour

    Oops... I didn't check the forum if someone had mentioned it earlier. I'm very happy that there are so many positive comments there. Thanks : o) I always like to put some life into MOCs, by making minifigs alive.
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    Small Harbour

    Hello I had finished it nearly 2 months ago (so You might have seen it already), but I haven't post it here, so i'm doing it now : o) (mocpages) (Brickshelf) It's just a small harbor. From right You can find a small fort with defence cannons, house of the governor and a little tavern. Check the pictures to find situational details.
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    The Golden Lady by Piglet

    Yes, about a year ago Well... I don't know what it supposed to be earlier. I just found this piece of cloth in wardrobe : o)
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    The Golden Lady by Piglet

    Because of the galion: I have to point out that It's gold - in case You could think it's yellow ; o) Onboard Ladies can be found here: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Piglet/B...nicles/02en.jpg http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Piglet/B...nicles/03en.jpg ; o)
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    The Golden Lady by Piglet

    Hello again : o) Translation of my comic stucked as I don't have as much time as I had when I was studying. Now I have a job and my free time is devoted to building rather than translation : o( (and that's also why i'm not active here) I've just read the invitation mail - thanks Bonaparte : o) Golden Lady was built in April/May 2004. The colors were mixed up as I really wanted to make a 'big ship' and hadn't have enough bricks. The doors were a little small, but I really wanted the look of shutters there. The capstain mechanism really worked - while rotating it you could pull the anchors (both simultaneously : o) ). Thank you for your interest, I hope I'll can answer Your other questions.
  23. It's not the lack of intelligence - It must be overgrowth of excitement ; o) I will - but the new ones only (and the ones that will deserve posting : o) ) I'ts great (like your other guns) and far more accurate than mine ; o) Mine was just an addition to the T-34 model - just like the whole diorama. Thanks for all of your replies :o)
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    The Bomb Ketch Bloviator

    I find it very 'fresh' construction. I've never seen such a ship MOC yet. I love the trash-cans You have used here. I like the colors also. Very nice idea and a very good MOC : o)
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    world cup vignettes by Maciej Koszyka

    World Cup is over : o) ...vignettes also