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The other thread got a little long, so I opened a new one.

Again, no whining or complaining about reviews of your creations that you post here. What anyone says is their opinion and remember, by posting your moc here, you're asking for it. If someone has nothing nice to say about your moc... you asked for it. On the flip side, if someone has nothing BUT nice things to say...

Putting your link in this thread is NOT a promise that it will be reviewed by anyone. We do what we can.

~Chris.
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| January 16, 2010, 9:25 pm
I want to get good at vignettes, and here are two I made. I'd like to know what improvements I can make (besides put hats on the gnomes, Dr Jones already covered that for me ;D)

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/171467
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/168274
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| January 16, 2010, 9:29 pm
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And rule number 7. One moc only please. Those that have already posted, don't sweat it, but from now on please.
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| January 16, 2010, 10:17 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
And rule number 7. One moc only please. Those that have already posted, don't sweat it, but from now on please.

Oh noez! Sorry about that.
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| January 16, 2010, 10:20 pm
I'll give it a shot.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/179511
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| January 16, 2010, 10:30 pm
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Quoting Doctor Sushi
I want to get good at vignettes, and here are two I made. I'd like to know what improvements I can make (besides put hats on the gnomes, Dr Jones already covered that for me ;D)

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/171467
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/168274


While I did look at both, I'm not going to get into specific commentary on either in particular. Rather, I'm going to give you an overall view here.

First, let's talk picture quality. Blurriness and messy backgrounds are the BANE of so many mocs posted here on MOCpages... this of course is something you DON'T have to worry about. Congratulations on taking your time, lighting the moc properly, and making sure there's a clean background! Hats off to you there.

Second, Build Technique. Already incorporating SNOT designs in your floors?... Impressive. Most impressive (he said in his best Vader impersonation).

Now is the time to start working on the smaller details of your mocs. Play with different pieces and see how different elements work together. Start looking around at things in the real world and try to find the "Lego shapes" that are hiding in them. You've got the basics down, now's the time to start branching out and finding your niche in this hobby.

Just keep doing what you're doing kid. Good luck!

~Chris.

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| January 16, 2010, 10:30 pm
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Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor
I'll give it a shot.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/179511


Get your (bleep) back to the chat room will ya!??! HAHAHAHA
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| January 16, 2010, 10:31 pm
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Quoting Tr3v0r W.
here sorry about blurry pictures
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/178209


I apologize and retract my earlier statment. Man, what kind of camera are you using? Is it the old Flintstones kind with the bird inside chiseling the pictures on a stone slate?


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| January 16, 2010, 10:37 pm
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I checked out both of them and I'm going to tell you what I've told so many others in the past...

PLEASE use something to steady the camera on when taking your pics AND use a clean background!

Nothing kills a moc more than blurry pics and a messy background. No one wants to strain to make out what you built only to have their eye focus on the wrong part of the pic and see dirty underwear on the floor...

(before you all go clicking on his page looking for dirty underwear... it's not there, I was using that as an example. But that would be funny wouldn't it?)

Your builds are coming along, work on your picure quality. As a matter of fact... check out Sushi's mocs that I commented on. He's only 13 and has a pretty good handle on how to do it.

Good luck! ~ Chris.
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| January 16, 2010, 10:42 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

I've told you this before and I'll tell you again young friend. You're trying to build too big for your collection. Don't get me wrong, there's a couple of good points to this moc that I'll get to in a second, but this, like your last build that I looked at, are just too spread out with too many mixed colors.

First, my overall suggestion for you and your building style. If I were you, with the limited number of bricks, I would concentrate on building on a much smaller scale. No bigger than say 16x16 studs at the most. You've got some basic skill so I say nurture that with working on asthetics on a smaller scale before you try to go "epic."

A couple of things that I did like where the cobblestone path. Nicely done with the round studs alternating colors. Then, there was the dirt path and the pond. For those two features however, I'd like you to think about how they look in real life. A pond/river is on a lower level than the ground surrounding it. I know you're using a baseplate under it, but how about either building a higer ground around it that tapers down, or putting the river along the side and placing the baseplate next to it? Same with the pathway. A dirt pathway is trodden down by people passing over it and therefore would be lower than the ground surrounding it.

Don't get discouraged though, I see where you're trying to go with these things. Just don't try to get there overnight. Take a step back and try smaller. One must learn to walk before you can fly. You can't fly into flying.

Good luck! ~ Chris.


Thanks once again Chris! I do agree about the size. It is a contest entry so I was trying to be good. But as you pointed out try a smaller scale. Also same for the path and pond. BTW I just got set number 5891 Apple Tree House, and I will have a lot more same colored bricks now. Once again thanks!
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| January 16, 2010, 10:45 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

While I did look at both, I'm not going to get into specific commentary on either in particular. Rather, I'm going to give you an overall view here.

First, let's talk picture quality. Blurriness and messy backgrounds are the BANE of so many mocs posted here on MOCpages... this of course is something you DON'T have to worry about. Congratulations on taking your time, lighting the moc properly, and making sure there's a clean background! Hats off to you there.

Second, Build Technique. Already incorporating SNOT designs in your floors?... Impressive. Most impressive (he said in his best Vader impersonation).

Now is the time to start working on the smaller details of your mocs. Play with different pieces and see how different elements work together. Start looking around at things in the real world and try to find the "Lego shapes" that are hiding in them. You've got the basics down, now's the time to start branching out and finding your niche in this hobby.

Just keep doing what you're doing kid. Good luck!

~Chris.

Yay! Thank you for the tips. I never really come up with any detail parts, but I'll just keep trying and eventually I'll find something.

In response to your other comment, I wanna see you make dirty underwear out of lego!
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| January 17, 2010, 7:38 am
Quoting Tr3v0r W.
as funny as that sounds sadly no, but im getting a new computer and my camera will work in it but for now its my phone that takes pictures I use shadowing and. Lighting to make it look better

Try uploading the pictures to Flickr and then Picknicking them.
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| January 17, 2010, 10:14 am
I worked a very long time on this- http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/179334
If you can, please leave a review.
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| January 17, 2010, 3:40 pm
I know once I got a comment from you on my ski lodge and yes, it DID have atrocious photography. My microcity which is now getting quite large has some improved photos.... PS: You don't have to read the full thing, because it is LONG. Like these periods.....
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| January 17, 2010, 6:50 pm
Quoting Ryan T.
I know once I got a comment from you on my ski lodge and yes, it DID have atrocious photography. My microcity which is now getting quite large has some improved photos.... PS: You don't have to read the full thing, because it is LONG. Like these periods.....

Oh wait, the link. Silly me. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/177323
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| January 17, 2010, 6:53 pm
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Quoting Ryan T.
Oh wait, the link. Silly me. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/177323


Well Ryan, you've got a great start on this. A paper company that doesn't use it's own paper... typical. hahaha

My only advice would be to try not to start off on a baseplate for creations like this. You want your water line lower than the surrounding land. I'm kinda being a stickler on this becuase I recently made the same mistake myself on my current project and am kicking myself over and over for building on a baseplate when I KNEW it was going to be attached to water... *slaps forehead*

Other than that, you've got a great start here! Good luck!
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| January 17, 2010, 7:02 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson


It's just my sigfig, but advice on it would be appreciated:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/169043


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| January 17, 2010, 8:09 pm
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Quoting Brick Freak
It's just my sigfig, but advice on it would be appreciated:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/169043



Not really much to say about a sig-fig. If you like it and you think it's a good representation of you, then it's all good. Your photo and lighting skills are good though so keep it up there.

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| January 17, 2010, 8:22 pm
Ok, here goes:
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/178834
and
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/179480
The last link is done while taking previous advice about making 'humorous' Mocs.
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| January 17, 2010, 9:53 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=179832&id=/user_images/25596/12638230991
I spent a VERY long time taking the pictures, building, and editing the pictures, and I only got one review, if anyone has the time, please take a look at it.
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| January 18, 2010, 5:08 pm
Anyone what to see this? Any changes I need to make? Please see it!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/175204
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| January 19, 2010, 5:06 pm
Quoting Joe P.
Anyone what to see this? Any changes I need to make? Please see it!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/175204

Had a gander at it, left my comment on the MOC
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| January 19, 2010, 5:10 pm
Anyone want to critique this? http://new.mocpages.com/moc.php/180050
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| January 19, 2010, 6:39 pm
Quoting 000 000
Anyone want to critique this? http://new.mocpages.com/moc.php/180050

Sure will.
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| January 21, 2010, 10:30 am
Quoting E.K.O BUILDER
30th comment!


I know you have problems understanding this, but this isn't youtube.

Shouting out that you got the nth comment won't get you anything but contempt.
Which, I should add, you already have a surplus of.

When you hit bedrock, you're supposed to stop digging.
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| January 21, 2010, 8:11 pm
Here I go: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/180526
I think its good and its my first Mech-ish thing.
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| January 21, 2010, 8:13 pm
Not exactly an epic MOC, but here's my Sig Figgy http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/180642
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| January 22, 2010, 5:08 pm
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J
Not exactly an epic MOC, but here's my Sig Figgy http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/180642

Saw it, laughed uproariously, commented in kind. Thus I bid you adieu....
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| January 22, 2010, 5:24 pm
If you don't mind, why not check this out!

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/180657
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| January 22, 2010, 7:08 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
The other thread got a little long, so I opened a new one.

Again, no whining or complaining about reviews of your creations that you post here. What anyone says is their opinion and remember, by posting your moc here, you're asking for it. If someone has nothing nice to say about your moc... you asked for it. On the flip side, if someone has nothing BUT nice things to say...

Putting your link in this thread is NOT a promise that it will be reviewed by anyone. We do what we can.

~Chris.

Am I allowed to post?
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| January 22, 2010, 7:40 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/180546
I have no shame.
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| January 22, 2010, 10:04 pm
Well, I may as well pawn what's left of my dignity for more comments:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/180257

I think she turned out great.
/Baits mouse trap

Just a little added insurance...
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| January 23, 2010, 12:31 am
Here is a really good one if I do say so myself.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/180803

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| January 23, 2010, 6:45 pm
Here is one of my personal favorites: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/177905
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| January 25, 2010, 2:26 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/181658#reviews
Some pretty good lighting ... I think.
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| January 26, 2010, 7:37 pm
Would favors from the Dolphin Mafia be an acceptable substitute for dignity?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/181730

I mean, you have to trade something for comments, right?
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| January 27, 2010, 6:51 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182006
It's my newest moc. I think it turned out pretty well, But you will be the judge of that.
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| January 29, 2010, 9:23 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/159471

I'll give you nothing if you comment!
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| January 29, 2010, 9:53 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
The other thread got a little long, so I opened a new one.

Again, no whining or complaining about reviews of your creations that you post here. What anyone says is their opinion and remember, by posting your moc here, you're asking for it. If someone has nothing nice to say about your moc... you asked for it. On the flip side, if someone has nothing BUT nice things to say...

Putting your link in this thread is NOT a promise that it will be reviewed by anyone. We do what we can.

~Chris.

I got two this time... http://mocpages.com/moc.php/145067 and http://mocpages.com/moc.php/157713. I would like it most if you said something that you liked about them, and then something I could improve on them.
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| January 29, 2010, 11:06 pm
Well, my first architectural Moc. Hope ya like it: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182447 And please, please tell me what to improve.
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| January 30, 2010, 5:43 pm
Humor me on this one, please:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/144353

It's several months old and all, but it's a sentimental favorite (Ha, who am I kidding, I sold my emotions for comments). In all seriousness, I consider it my best Mech.
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| January 31, 2010, 12:30 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182751
Looking for some input. NOT soliciting for smileys.
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| January 31, 2010, 4:24 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/183273

LINK TO MY NEW CONSTRUCTION JOURNAL FOR MY ALL NEW INVISIBLE HAND PROJECT DUE THIS JULY! ITS GOING TO BE 8 FOOT! CHECK IT OUT AND COMMENT ON IT PLEASE! I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT IM NOT GIVING UP!!! WOOH!!!!!
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| February 3, 2010, 7:23 am
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/183273

LINK TO MY NEW CONSTRUCTION JOURNAL FOR MY ALL NEW INVISIBLE HAND PROJECT DUE THIS JULY! ITS GOING TO BE 8 FOOT! CHECK IT OUT AND COMMENT ON IT PLEASE! I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT IM NOT GIVING UP!!! WOOH!!!!!
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| February 3, 2010, 3:31 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/183273

INVISIBLE HAND Journal Entry 1! CHECK IT OUT! Finished product will be 8 feet long with details and everything!! COMMENT AND RATE! :D
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| February 4, 2010, 3:55 pm
/forks over remains of dignity
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/191124

I managed to get some dignity back by not posting for awhile, so I'd like to trade that in for some possible comments.
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| March 10, 2010, 7:25 pm
Albino Dawg

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/192182

This MOC missed the MOC-athalon deadline because of that evil switch to Daylight Saving Time...
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| March 16, 2010, 8:58 pm
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/189331
I was watchin a movie when i made this.No irony intended.
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| March 17, 2010, 12:54 pm
Could you check this out: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/192324? I would really appreciate it.
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| March 23, 2010, 7:24 pm
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