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Ask Kelso, Infinities...
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Quoting Brady G
100th comment! :D Beatcha to it, Phipson.
You can start the new topic. I know you would just 1up mine T_T


You're right, I would.

And Flare... MY GROUP so HA!
hehehe
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| April 28, 2010, 8:30 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

You're right, I would.

And Flare... MY GROUP so HA!
hehehe


Kurse you!
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| April 28, 2010, 8:35 pm
May Kelso torture you in the eternal Lee Jones Christmas MOCathon!
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| April 28, 2010, 8:38 pm
Whats the craziest Comment you have ever gotten?
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| April 29, 2010, 2:07 am
Quoting Brady G
Kelso, what is the least amount of bricks you'd use in a MOC posted on the interent?


That would be an easy question for Phipson...
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| April 29, 2010, 8:57 am
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Quoting Brady G
Kelso, what is the least amount of bricks you'd use in a MOC posted on the interent?


http://mocpages.com/moc.php/187393

Although it was hardly MY choice. I'd say a vig with 200 or so parts would be a possibility...but, yeah...mostly 30,000 or so is good for me! ;-)

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| April 29, 2010, 9:03 am
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Quoting Mech Man
Whats the craziest Comment you have ever gotten?


After seeing the Invisible Hand, Phipson offered to bare my children...does that count?





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| April 29, 2010, 9:06 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

After seeing the Invisible Hand, Phipson offered to bare my children...does that count?







Yea... Now Excuse me while I go to the psychiatrist...
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| April 29, 2010, 9:08 am
Quoting Brady G
Kelso, what is the least amount of bricks you'd use in a MOC posted on the interent?

mine is this http://mocpages.com/moc.php/189736
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| April 29, 2010, 9:33 am
(Moving question over from previous thread that was locked)

Kelso,

Does this mech have the proper 'Secret Wu Master Pukalan Kick of Death' form?

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=199455&id=/user_images/13947/12721657616

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=199455&id=/user_images/13947/12721657627
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| April 29, 2010, 1:21 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

After seeing the Invisible Hand, Phipson offered to bare my children...does that count?



If the hand is invisible, um…how did he see it? Did he feel it, I bet he did.
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| April 29, 2010, 3:10 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
If the hand is invisible, um…how did he see it? Did he feel it, I bet he did.


By the size of that thing, he probably bumped into it.
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| April 29, 2010, 4:48 pm
Quoting Flare .

By the size of that thing, he probably bumped into it.

No, it bumped into him.
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| April 29, 2010, 5:17 pm
Quoting Juan .
No, it bumped into him.


>.>
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| April 29, 2010, 5:31 pm
Quoting Brady G
Huh. I didn't know you were named Kelso.


XD Thats exactly what I was thinking.
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| April 29, 2010, 5:36 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

My God, man..."Images and Words"...A-MAZ-ING!!!!!

Yes, yes it is. Have you heard their later stuff? WOW. Check out Systematic Chaos. http://www.dreamtheater.net/disco_dreamtheater.php?s=systematic_chaos_special_edition Will blow you away. They are also on tour with Iron Maiden right now. Get your rock on! Or is that rocks off.....hmmm

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| April 29, 2010, 6:11 pm
What do you think is your best moc? And what is the best moc you've seen so far?
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| April 30, 2010, 8:49 pm
Quoting Lt. John Harland
What do you think is your best moc? And what is the best moc you've seen so far?


All of mine : P
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| April 30, 2010, 8:58 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Quoting Brady G
Kelso, what is the least amount of bricks you'd use in a MOC posted on the interent?


http://mocpages.com/moc.php/187393

Although it was hardly MY choice. I'd say a vig with 200 or so parts would be a possibility...but, yeah...mostly 30,000 or so is good for me! ;-)

Hey, Mark, want to be in a comic?
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| May 1, 2010, 12:15 am
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Quoting Master Shifu Leo J
(Moving question over from previous thread that was locked)

Kelso,

Does this mech have the proper 'Secret Wu Master Pukalan Kick of Death' form?

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=199455&id=/user_images/13947/12721657616

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=199455&id=/user_images/13947/12721657627


Ahhh...Pendekar say "when you have achieved perfect Wu master Pukalan Kick of Death form, only you will know, grasshopper. (Well...you and the poor sap you just gutted and left for dead in a slimy, blood-soaked, pile of intestines on the floor). Anyway...

I would like to congratulate you for also achieving the proper proportions with that "hose" eminating from between the figures legs. Finally, somebody got it right.

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| May 1, 2010, 8:59 am
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
What do you think is your best moc? And what is the best moc you've seen so far?


Oh, yeah...now THAT's a good question.

Personal fav of my own: Apocalypsis (and I'm counting both as a single entity)

Best I've ever seen from anyone: Not possible to say...there is no best. I'll explain...

When you get into the rarefied air of the greatest builders, you can no longer simply look at one and go "that one's better than that one over there because..." When at that level, it's more about what speaks to you personally.

I could say my favorite MOC of all time might be Erik Varszegi's Venator, or Keith Goldman's Hebi Metaru. But that doesn't mean they're the best creations out there. It just means that they somehow spoke to me personally (Keith's piece in particular). How do you determine whether Allianz Arena (Legoland, Germany) is better than Sean Kenney's recent zoo project? I mean, when you get to works on that level, they're all just stunning, mind-blasting works. I don't think I could ever pick a true favorite, or one that's better than all of the others.

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| May 1, 2010, 9:18 am
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Quoting Commander Fox .
Hey, Mark, want to be in a comic?


Bring it on!

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| May 1, 2010, 9:20 am
Hey Mark! How's it going? To the question...

I haven't been on in a while because of nice weather, Modern Warfare 2, and trying to think of something to make out of LEGOz. What do you think I should build???
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| May 1, 2010, 9:22 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Bring it on!

Sweet, thanks! You want to be a Black Hawk pilot or a tank gunner?
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| May 1, 2010, 12:36 pm
Here is a buddy that I would like you to meet: his name is ad-vertis-MOCer. http://mocpages.com/home.php/50843

His first "MOC" was an ad.

DELETE 'EM!
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| May 1, 2010, 2:12 pm
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Quoting Joe P.
Hey Mark! How's it going? To the question...

I haven't been on in a while because of nice weather, Modern Warfare 2, and trying to think of something to make out of LEGOz. What do you think I should build???


Unfortunately that's not a question I can easily answer...I mean, I don't know what kind of subjects you're into. Space? Town? Train? Microscale?, etc.?

And then I don't know what your parts collection is like, or if you have more of this color or that?

So I'd say, look for what inspires you, and then YOU decide. Look for things like favorite movie scenes, favorite ships from war or sci-fi movies or games. Or look around at what someone else has built, and try something similar with your own twist...a Vic Viper like nnenn was so well known for would be particularly appropriate right now. (in case you don't know about nnenn see my home page).

I get stuck all of the time for what to build, but if you think about what inspires you, then usually something will come to mind.

Good luck!
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| May 2, 2010, 8:31 am
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Quoting Flare .
Here is a buddy that I would like you to meet: his name is ad-vertis-MOCer. http://mocpages.com/home.php/50843

His first "MOC" was an ad.

DELETE 'EM!


Thanks Flare. Chris may have already got him in some capacity, or he's deleted his ads. Right now he just has a blank page, which isn't illegal...help us keep an eye on him, though!

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| May 2, 2010, 8:34 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Thanks Flare. Chris may have already got him in some capacity, or he's deleted his ads. Right now he just has a blank page, which isn't illegal...help us keep an eye on him, though!


OK, Chris must have deleted it.
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| May 2, 2010, 9:34 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Unfortunately that's not a question I can easily answer...I mean, I don't know what kind of subjects you're into. Space? Town? Train? Microscale?, etc.?

And then I don't know what your parts collection is like, or if you have more of this color or that?

So I'd say, look for what inspires you, and then YOU decide. Look for things like favorite movie scenes, favorite ships from war or sci-fi movies or games. Or look around at what someone else has built, and try something similar with your own twist...a Vic Viper like nnenn was so well known for would be particularly appropriate right now. (in case you don't know about nnenn see my home page).

I get stuck all of the time for what to build, but if you think about what inspires you, then usually something will come to mind.

Good luck!

Thanks, now I have an idea of what I can build.
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| May 2, 2010, 10:01 am
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Quoting Mark Kelso

Thanks Flare. Chris may have already got him in some capacity, or he's deleted his ads. Right now he just has a blank page, which isn't illegal...help us keep an eye on him, though!


yeap, I got his "post" and sent the info to Sean who should be taking care of the homepage soon.

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| May 2, 2010, 4:31 pm
How bout' the next MOC Olympics, eh? (My Southern/Canadian accent... even though that's not my accent. I mean, I could go on about this all day... Oh. Right. I should get to the point. [That's what she said!]---)
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| May 2, 2010, 5:47 pm
Quoting Brady G
Huh. I didn't know you were named Kelso.


Strange things happen...
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| May 2, 2010, 5:48 pm
Quoting Joe P.

Strange things happen...


EKO Kelso... naw...
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| May 2, 2010, 6:53 pm
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Quoting Brady G
Mark, what do you do if you run into a seemingly impossible section at the beginning or a MOC? Ditch it and try to build something else? What if it was an idea you really wanted to build?


Lego is all about compromises, and this is often where a builder has to make a decision. I don't think ANY subject or portion of a subject is impossible, it's just that you may not be able to make it look the way you want. So do you compromise, and do the best you can, or do you scrap the entire project because the one section you're dealing with is just not good enough to work for you?

Personally speaking, I'll ditch the whole thing. I've wanted to do a Serenity ship for YEARS now, but I'm just not satisfied with any of my solutions for the aft section yet. Maybe someday I'll figure it out, but until then, I'll keep looking towards other projects.

Of course, it's completely up to you...can you make it look good enough to live with, or is the solution still going to ruin the entire MOC for you? That's the call you have to make, and only YOU can decide.

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| May 3, 2010, 7:40 pm
A question for one of the "big three" Sean, chris, and mark (and what used to be kieth) is it "against the rules" to post advertisements? like for a bricklink account or something? Just wondering because you guys were talking about someone violating the rules because of advertising. Advertising what? What is the limit on advertising?
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| May 3, 2010, 11:57 pm
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Quoting Brady G
No, I think I'll try again. THEN I'll scratch it. Trust me, if I don't get it right, the whole thing will turn out lopsided. I'll tell ya when it's done. :I


Yeah, you've got me very curious...keep me posted!

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| May 4, 2010, 8:38 am
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Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
A question for one of the "big three" Sean, chris, and mark (and what used to be kieth) is it "against the rules" to post advertisements? like for a bricklink account or something? Just wondering because you guys were talking about someone violating the rules because of advertising. Advertising what? What is the limit on advertising?


It's my understanding that if you've got a Bricklink account, or selling a MOC or instructions, that posting a page for it isn't against the rules per say. If it's a Lego related topic and legitimately yours then you should be alright. I should say, however, that we're talking about a single post. Now if you were to create new posts once a week with a new ad each time, or something like that, then it might become an issue. Just keep in mind what's at the core of MOCpages...it's a free space to showcase your Lego creations.

By the way, the ads that we often refer to are those that have nothing to do with Lego, and are posted not by enthusiasts of the hobby, but by random individuals only looking to sell something...those get deleted and banned immediately.

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| May 4, 2010, 8:47 am
yeah, some people are just looking for ways to advertise non lego products... good thing they're deleted.
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| May 4, 2010, 8:55 am
To whom/how do I report a stolen moc?
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| May 4, 2010, 5:37 pm
Quoting Lt. John Harland
To whom/how do I report a stolen moc?


I'd just say here.

But there is also a group called "Brick~Busters" which takes care of this sorta stuff.
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| May 4, 2010, 5:48 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
To whom/how do I report a stolen moc?


Someone else in Brick-Busters mentioned one of your MOCs being swiped...as soon as I can confirm it from your site, I'll delete the stolen post, and that builder will go on a list of offenders.

For future reference, any stolen images can be reported to the Brick-Busters Group.

Thanks for letting us know!

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| May 4, 2010, 7:59 pm
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Quoting Brady G
Tlida, not a hyphen.


Oh, gimme a #*"& break. God I hate nit-picky crap like that. Besides...it's "tilde" not "Tlida."


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| May 5, 2010, 10:14 am
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Quoting Brady G
Tlida, not a hyphen.


Nice try, Brady, but it's "tilde" not "Tlida."

You see, if you're going to nit-pick someone, you need to do it properly to avoid embarrassing yourself like this.

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| May 5, 2010, 10:27 am
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Quoting Brendan Dore
Oh great Kelso, why have you switched to a pig instead of a sheep?


Variety is the spice of life...oh look, an aardvaark!

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| May 5, 2010, 10:30 am
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Quoting Mark Kelso

Variety is the spice of life...oh look, an aardvaark!


Hey, I was wondering where my aardvark had gone?!!?
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| May 6, 2010, 9:25 am
does anyone know of a camera thats not on the expensive side but can still take great pictures? my camera (borrowed from my mom) was modern in like 2003. Amy camera suggestions?
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| May 6, 2010, 9:38 am
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Quoting ODST serial 142-761
does anyone know of a camera thats not on the expensive side but can still take great pictures? my camera (borrowed from my mom) was modern in like 2003. Amy camera suggestions?


Do you want it for more than just snapshots and recording your Lego creations, or are you looking to only do those things? I ask because it can make a big difference in how much you end up spending. Let me know, and I'll try to help you out.

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| May 6, 2010, 1:06 pm
Quoting ODST serial 142-761
does anyone know of a camera thats not on the expensive side but can still take great pictures? my camera (borrowed from my mom) was modern in like 2003. Amy camera suggestions?

What country do you live in? USA? Try Costco, they have some great camera deals.
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| May 6, 2010, 1:06 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Do you want it for more than just snapshots and recording your Lego creations, or are you looking to only do those things? I ask because it can make a big difference in how much you end up spending. Let me know, and I'll try to help you out.


I want to take LEGO pictures and have a camera for trips, I don't own one currently.
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| May 6, 2010, 2:29 pm
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Quoting ODST serial 142-761

I want to take LEGO pictures and have a camera for trips, I don't own one currently.


Most digital pocket cameras will work well for most Lego situations and for general photography. The resolution these days, combined with standard features, like zooms and steady shot, make them ideal. They can run from as little as $75.00 US to $300.00 US. They're light weight, compact (thus easy to carry around), and simple to learn to use.

If you want something with more "muscle," Then I would recommend a Cannon brand SLR camera. They're more expensive, but you get what you pay for. These have the capacity to photograph fully automatically, fully manually, and everything in between. They'll all have features that the smaller hand-helds won't, and they can offer a change of lens, which can be very handy. Also, they tend to be MUCH more durable. The down side, aside from price, can be their size and weight, complexity to learn, and there's a greater danger of them being stolen when you travel (because they're worth more to begin with).

I don't know about hand-helds, but SLR's also work nicely on tripods, which is INVALUABLE for photographing in low light (night time, rain forests, indoors, etc.), and for shooting MOCs (I ALWAYS use a tripod with my MOCs). Prices for SLR's can run from $300.00 US all the way up to $10,000.00 US (if you count buying special lenses as part of the expense).

Personally speaking, I LOVE my Cannon SLR. I paid about $2,000.00 US for it, and it was completely worth every penny. But...your needs may be different.

Anyway, there's my .02. Hope it helped.

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| May 6, 2010, 3:25 pm
I've recently built a medium sized ship, I was wondering if you could give me some advise on how to improve this ship: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/201480 Thank you for your help!
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| May 6, 2010, 6:57 pm
Quoting Brady G
You get asked a lot of camera questions already, huh?
Well, could you tell me what you think of my video? I tried doing a 360 on one of my models, but I'm wondering if you know any way to decrease the contrast on the yellow accents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAHADzNKohE&annotation_id=annotation_724351&feature=iv

Would altering the light level help in any way?
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| May 7, 2010, 1:51 am
Quoting ODST serial 142-761

I want to take LEGO pictures and have a camera for trips, I don't own one currently.

My parents are photographers, and their skill has passed on to me. You can get great deals for cameras at Costco (Yes, they exist in Wales as well.) Never actually been there.
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| May 7, 2010, 2:03 am
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Quoting Juan .
I've recently built a medium sized ship, I was wondering if you could give me some advise on how to improve this ship: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/201480 Thank you for your help!


For starters, Juan, some really nice work. You managed to make very good use of the parts given the scale you were working in, and the build is pretty clean, so most of what I'll mention here is very much MY aesthetic tastes coming into play and less about you having done anything right or wrong with the build. So...

The design is great - very unique. My only nit would be what appears to be a structurally weak point in the ship if this were an actual vessel cruising out there in space. If you look at the ship from the side, it's where the front and aft section meet (just in front of the sensor array). I might have thickened up that area just a bit in some capacity.

Also, the front section, with the use of bricks and several 2 x 2 slopes has a very blocky feel to it - which isn't bad by any means. However, the aft section has a sleeker, more layered look to it, and the two sections might be looked at as inconsistent with one another to some degree. I think if you had made the same guns in the front portion as the aft, that might help to tie them together. But, look at the shapes (particularly from the front three-quarters view) and hopefully you can see what I mean by the front and rear sections looking somewhat different in design.

Finally, if you mess with it much, a few decals might really spice this up. They wouldn't need to be huge or placed everywhere, but just a couple in strategic spots might really be a nice touch.

Anyway, there ya go - my thoughts on it. Regardless of those nit-picks, though, it's a really nicely executed MOC!

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| May 7, 2010, 9:00 am
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Quoting Brady G
You get asked a lot of camera questions already, huh?
Well, could you tell me what you think of my video? I tried doing a 360 on one of my models, but I'm wondering if you know any way to decrease the contrast on the yellow accents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAHADzNKohE&annotation_id=annotation_724351&feature=iv


LOL...So should you guys be worried that I actually choreographed a dance to that song many moons ago? Rick Astley...my MAN!!! (although I have to say "Together Forever" is his best.)

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| May 7, 2010, 9:04 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
The design is great - very unique. My only nit would be what appears to be a structurally weak point in the ship if this were an actual vessel cruising out there in space. If you look at the ship from the side, it's where the front and aft section meet (just in front of the sensor array). I might have thickened up that area just a bit in some capacity.


I agree, that area looks a bit flimsy, I'll see if I can make it thicker.
Quoting Mark Kelso
Also, the front section, with the use of bricks and several 2 x 2 slopes has a very blocky feel to it - which isn't bad by any means. However, the aft section has a sleeker, more layered look to it, and the two sections might be looked at as inconsistent with one another to some degree. I think if you had made the same guns in the front portion as the aft, that might help to tie them together. But, look at the shapes (particularly from the front three-quarters view) and hopefully you can see what I mean by the front and rear sections looking somewhat different in design.

I actually seperated the ship, and thought the same thing. The front section is a more C.O.Pish type of ship, if you've seen some of Awesome-o-saurus' or Ian Macdonald's ships you'll see the style is fairly blocky. I'm not sure how to add "wings" at the front like on the back....

Well thank you for your advice, Mark!
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| May 7, 2010, 4:11 pm
Hey, Kelso, I was on your page and went to your art site. You are an extremely talented painter. I must say, I was surprised. I expected something more abstract, though. Anyhow, you got skills. Nice Kimodo dragon.
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| May 7, 2010, 8:09 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Reminds me of a certain joke (warning: Not that I have anything against Catholics in general, but this is one of those "priest" jokes. Stop reading now if you're easily offended. ).



Dude... Archy... WRONG GROUP MAN! Funny though... I moved it for ya to the "correct" group.

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| May 8, 2010, 5:05 pm
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Quoting Tyler Halliwell .
Hey, Kelso, I was on your page and went to your art site. You are an extremely talented painter. I must say, I was surprised. I expected something more abstract, though. Anyhow, you got skills. Nice Kimodo dragon.


Very nice of you to say, Thanks! Too bad I can't make a living doing Lego art like Kenney, Sawaya, and a few others...but then building would just feel too much like "work," so it's all good.

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| May 9, 2010, 8:01 am
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

I'm sorry, was that too brazen for the unwashed masses? Well, you are the mod though, and I trust your discretion.


Wait, wait. You...TRUST his descretion? Okay...step into my office for a second, we need to talk.

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| May 9, 2010, 8:03 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

LOL...So should you guys be worried that I actually choreographed a dance to that song many moons ago? Rick Astley...my MAN!!! (although I have to say "Together Forever" is his best.)


Yes, we should be VERY worried.
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| May 9, 2010, 8:11 am
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Quoting Mark Kelso

Wait, wait. You...TRUST his descretion? Okay...step into my office for a second, we need to talk.


No, no, no! Don't go in to HIS office! In the immortal words of Admiral Akbar, "It's a TRAP!"
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| May 9, 2010, 4:38 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
I don't think I could ever pick a true favorite, or one that's better than all of the others.
Commander sir, could you tell me your favorite theme and a moc that you have really liked out of that theme.

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| May 9, 2010, 5:05 pm
Quoting Architect of Vonthako

...cushions upholstered with human hair (and not from the head...


Underarm hair is NOT supposed to be used on furniture. That's just WRONG!

Quoting Architect of Vonthako
...a life-size stuffed octopus...


Is he going through a "japanese period"?

Quoting Architect of Vonthako

...and a cactus mounted on a paint-shaker machine hardly qualifies as an "office"...


While it may not seem true at first, it's far less difficult to just water your cactus by hand.
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| May 10, 2010, 4:12 am
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

I pretend to humbly trust him, he pretends to be a wise and responsible moderator.

"A pleasant fiction, isn't it?"
- Lucilla ("Gladiator")


LOL!
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| May 10, 2010, 8:23 am
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Yeah, it seems that a room containing a strap-down bed, a suspiciously oily pogo stick, a mini-fridge containing only cucumbers, a wind-up anteater (with extending tongue), a "way too happy to see me" coat rack, literal sheep's clothing (made from one of Kelso's "old flames"), cushions upholstered with human hair (and not from the head), a life-size stuffed octopus, and a cactus mounted on a paint-shaker machine hardly qualifies as an "office".


Crud...are you telling me all that stuff isn't tax deductable after all?

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| May 10, 2010, 8:43 am
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
Commander sir, could you tell me your favorite theme and a moc that you have really liked out of that theme.


Absolutely...Sci-fi, hands down (although castle is my second fav). This one will always be a winner:

http://www.fbtb.net/features/interview-erik-varszegi/

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| May 10, 2010, 8:58 am
General sir, where do you get your inspiration sir? And is it okay with you if I call you General?
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| May 10, 2010, 5:50 pm
Quoting Lt. John Harland
General sir, where do you get your inspiration sir? And is it okay with you if I call you General?

He doesnt get inpiration, he makes inspiration although i wonder what got him started with legos? would you mind answering that "general"?

Also how old where you when you first started?
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| May 11, 2010, 12:43 am
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
General sir, where do you get your inspiration sir? And is it okay with you if I call you General?


For starters, General is fine. You can also call me the space cowboy, Maurice, or the Gangsta of Love. Also, you are required to call Phipson "Private Snowball" from now on. That's an order. Now on to your question...

My favorite topics of interest for inspiration with Lego would be Natural History and Biology, Cosmology, Phsychology as pertaining to human spirituality, Fantasy films and literature, and for humor; Bugs Bunny cartoons, The Far Side, and Calvin and Hobbes.

That's a fun question...I'd be interested to hear other's sources for inspiration.

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| May 11, 2010, 1:43 pm
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Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
He doesnt get inpiration, he makes inspiration although i wonder what got him started with legos? would you mind answering that "general"?

Also how old where you when you first started?


When I was a kid my grandmother got me a small set one day. I cracked that sucker open and it was AAAAALLLLL over, baby! Bet she rued the day! And I was probably about 8 or so.

MOCpages was what brought me out of my dark age, though. So I gues you could say it was the source of my second "start." And now that I buy my own Legos, I rue the day!

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| May 11, 2010, 1:47 pm
Well, you asked.....I find an equal proportion of black coffee and martinis to be an excellent source of inspiration. OK, seriously, I usually get my ideas from things I think it would be funny to see an undead skeleton doing, like hosting a history show where something always goes wrong, or showing up in real world places like a tourist in the Road Trip series. Like Kelso, movies and TV give me ideas and music lyrics give me a lot of ideas as well, especially Goth metal and Prog metal. Right now I have been watching too much "Chowder" on Cartoon Network, which is evidenced by that crazy birthday MOC I did for Shifu. The one I did for Leda was actually influenced more by some of Lee Jones and Phipson's creations. So there you are you ol gangsta of love, now I have to go do real work. (I have not listened to Steve Miller in ages…)
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| May 11, 2010, 2:03 pm
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Quoting Mister Bones
Well, you asked.....I find an equal proportion of black coffee and martinis to be an excellent source of inspiration. OK, seriously, I usually get my ideas from things I think it would be funny to see an undead skeleton doing, like hosting a history show where something always goes wrong, or showing up in real world places like a tourist in the Road Trip series. Like Kelso, movies and TV give me ideas and music lyrics give me a lot of ideas as well, especially Goth metal and Prog metal. Right now I have been watching too much "Chowder" on Cartoon Network, which is evidenced by that crazy birthday MOC I did for Shifu. The one I did for Leda was actually influenced more by some of Lee Jones and Phipson's creations. So there you are you ol gangsta of love, now I have to go do real work. (I have not listened to Steve Miller in ages…)


The whole "undead amidst the living" thing cracks me up. That was the initial idea with the "Death Warmed Over" series I started, but it somehow ended up being just the dead.


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| May 12, 2010, 8:46 am
Quoting Mark Kelso The Far Side
Such an amazingly talented and funny man that Gary Larson is. He's the inspiration for all of the comics I draw.

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| May 12, 2010, 10:28 am
General sir Which sir inspires a newer question! What is your favorite thing to build? And what sir is a "dream project" for you? Something that you would love to build but will probably never get the chance(e.g. too expensive). Or do you not have one b/c yer too cool?
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| May 12, 2010, 7:25 pm
"General Sir" What might be some of your hobbies "sir" Do you just sit down and build lego's your whole life "sir"? or do you have other hobbies "sir" like painting "sir" RC planes "Sir" Shooting "sir" Painting "Sir"
Do you also have another job "sir"? Like working at walmart "sir"? Or At burger king "sir"

Tell me if "sir" is getting to you..
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| May 12, 2010, 7:55 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
General sir Which sir inspires a newer question! What is your favorite thing to build? And what sir is a "dream project" for you? Something that you would love to build but will probably never get the chance(e.g. too expensive). Or do you not have one b/c yer too cool?


Favorite thing to build? SHIPs to be sure!

My dream project? This might come as a surprise to many, given what I normally build, but...a minifig scale Minas Tirith. It would have to be somewhere around 8 feet deep by 12 feet wide, and probably around 6 to 8 feet high to satisfy me. It would take years and countless pieces, and it'll never happen...but oh, that would be my masterpiece!

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| May 13, 2010, 2:03 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Favorite thing to build? SHIPs to be sure!

My dream project? This might come as a surprise to many, given what I normally build, but...a minifig scale Minas Tirith. It would have to be somewhere around 8 feet deep by 12 feet wide, and probably around 6 to 8 feet high to satisfy me. It would take years and countless pieces, and it'll never happen...but oh, that would be my masterpiece!

Oh, THAT would be sweet! DO IT!
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| May 13, 2010, 2:08 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Favorite thing to build? SHIPs to be sure!

My dream project? This might come as a surprise to many, given what I normally build, but...a minifig scale Minas Tirith. It would have to be somewhere around 8 feet deep by 12 feet wide, and probably around 6 to 8 feet high to satisfy me. It would take years and countless pieces, and it'll never happen...but oh, that would be my masterpiece!


Do it, Do it! (chant)



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| May 13, 2010, 2:09 pm
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Don't count on it guys. He's been talking about this project since about the second phone conversation I had with him.

But yeah... Mark... DO IT DO IT DO IT!
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| May 13, 2010, 2:28 pm
D-D-D-Doooo it!
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| May 13, 2010, 2:31 pm
It’s not a choice he has, he must build it. If he builds it, we will come, wait....that is not very much incentive…..(I have more to say, but this is not the group for such shenanigans!)
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| May 13, 2010, 3:01 pm
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Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
"General Sir" What might be some of your hobbies "sir" Do you just sit down and build lego's your whole life "sir"? or do you have other hobbies "sir" like painting "sir" RC planes "Sir" Shooting "sir" Painting "Sir"
Do you also have another job "sir"? Like working at walmart "sir"? Or At burger king "sir"


Other hobbies...Martial arts (Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara), dance (tap and modern these days), voice (don't ever ask me to sing...cause I WILL, and THEN you'll be sorry!)pissing off my wife, and annoying Phipson.

I work full time with my art (and then some...evenings, weekends, holidays, in my sleep!), and some day I hope to get a real job with a maximum of forty hours and steady paycheck! I was thinking about maybe a job in dispatch or something...I hear they don't do jack and still collect a check.

Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
Tell me if "sir" is getting to you.


Better than what most call me!


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| May 13, 2010, 3:05 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
"General Sir" What might be some of your hobbies "sir" Do you just sit down and build lego's your whole life "sir"? or do you have other hobbies "sir" like painting "sir" RC planes "Sir" Shooting "sir" Painting "Sir"
Do you also have another job "sir"? Like working at walmart "sir"? Or At burger king "sir"


Other hobbies...Martial arts (Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara), dance (tap and modern these days), voice (don't ever ask me to sing...cause I WILL, and THEN you'll be sorry!)pissing off my wife, and annoying Phipson.

I work full time with my art (and then some...evenings, weekends, holidays, in my sleep!), and some day I hope to get a real job with a maximum of forty hours and steady paycheck! I was thinking about maybe a job in dispatch or something...I hear they don't do jack and still collect a check.

Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
Tell me if "sir" is getting to you.


Better than what most call me!


Cool, so are you like some type of ninja master? i used to do Wing Chung. But thats when i was little.

And by dispatch you mean Cops right? man that would be awesome, A ninja cop! lol, you would like jump off walls and then your speech would be slower than your mouth moving.

Also "Sir" what state (if any) do you live in?

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| May 13, 2010, 4:47 pm
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Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
Also "Sir" what state (if any) do you live in?


Madness.
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| May 13, 2010, 4:53 pm
Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
Cool, so are you like some type of ninja master? i used to do Wing Chung. But thats when i was little.


Everybody Wing Chung tonight! Sorry...80's flashback
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| May 13, 2010, 4:57 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Madness.

Commander sir, I believe you mean "denial"
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| May 13, 2010, 11:32 pm
Quoting Architect of Vonthako
~Kicks Phipson down a deep well~
~Waits for the inevitable innuendo that will come~

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| May 13, 2010, 11:35 pm
Any dream projects that you do have the time and money for and you will be doing soon?
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| May 14, 2010, 2:08 am
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Quoting Mech Man
Any dream projects that you do have the time and money for and you will be doing soon?


Actually, yes. It'll be a couple years, but an historically significant collaborative is being considered. If...IF, I say...it pans out, you'll need a change of shorts when viewing the post. But there's a lot of ifs and maybes between now and it actually getting done...we'll see.

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| May 14, 2010, 7:57 am
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Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
Cool, so are you like some type of ninja master? i used to do Wing Chung. But thats when i was little.


I've been studying for close to twenty years (13 years in this art), and know just enough to realize I have barely scratched the surface. So ninja master? Not quite. But I'm adept at harse language.

Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
Also "Sir" what state (if any) do you live in?


Confusion.

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| May 14, 2010, 8:03 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Actually, yes. It'll be a couple years, but an historically significant collaborative is being considered. If...IF, I say...it pans out, you'll need a change of shorts when viewing the post. But there's a lot of ifs and maybes between now and it actually getting done...we'll see.


Awesome, I will definitely come one maybe every moth to see if its up by then ;)

And this song reminded me of your work to stay on top here



Work It
Make It
Do It
Makes Us
Harder
Better
Faster
Stronger
More Than
Hour
Our
Never
Ever
After
Work is
Over [x2]

Work It Harder Make It Better
Do It Faster, Makes Us stronger
More Than Ever Hour After
Our Work Is Never Over

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| May 14, 2010, 8:27 am
Hey, Mark, I found this kid has a few non-LEGO postings and wanted to bring it to your attention. Here is his homepage http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/24303. Sorry if this isn't the place to bring this up...~H
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| May 14, 2010, 9:35 am
Quoting Hans Dendauw
Hey, Mark, I found this kid has a few non-LEGO postings and wanted to bring it to your attention. Here is his homepage http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/24303. Sorry if this isn't the place to bring this up...~H

those non lego creations has already been reported in MP help http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=2600&topicid=49312
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| May 14, 2010, 9:42 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

After seeing the Invisible Hand, Phipson offered to bare my children...does that count?





Wait... BARE or BEAR?

*shudders*

I'm also very surprised no one noticed that.
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| May 14, 2010, 10:26 am
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Quoting Hans Dendauw
Hey, Mark, I found this kid has a few non-LEGO postings and wanted to bring it to your attention. Here is his homepage http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/24303. Sorry if this isn't the place to bring this up...~H


I got it. Thanks Hans!
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| May 14, 2010, 7:39 pm
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