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OK friends, I'm back from my mates wedding and I can finally upload this MOC!!! As I said I did a bit of experimenting with water effects and texturing, also playing around with foliage from my last BL order - and this little beauty is what I've managed to produce. In hind sight I think next order I make I might swap my quantities of Tr Blue wedges and Clear wedges. Overall I am very happy with the options I now have in MOCing.
About this creation






Some people don't like the use of a flash when taking pictures, but I think given the right application it can be very useful. In the first 3 photos the flash has given the water a glistening effect - I stumbled across this purely by chance but its a note well worth remembering.





















ODST if your reading this:
I use Light Blue, Standard Blue and Dark Blue under the tiles and wedges. The dark blue is used for deep water or water beside a cliff where there would commonly be shadow. I use the light blue for rapids and general texturing, also shore lines make a good use of this. The standard blue - well this just fills in everything else.

For Gradation of water colour you can follow this: (Undertone - Transparent Tone)
Dark Blue - TR.Dark Blue Tile
Standard Blue - TR.Dark Blue Tile
Standard Blue - TR.Clear Tile
Light Blue - Tr.Clear Tile
Tan(Beach) - Tr.Clear Tile
For the wedges I just place them randomly to give the desired effect. Hope this helps :)

Well I hope you have enjoyed this, please feel free to leave any comments/suggestions. I am about to start work on a larger 96x64 scene with hopefully some ruins and a taller waterfall. Watch this space! ~Thoy



Comments

  October 30, 2013
this is pretty cool, thanks for sharing it.
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  October 14, 2013
Just epic, dude
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  February 26, 2013
AWESOME BUILDING I LOVE IT! The water looks so cool! The trees are cool to!
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  November 25, 2011
I love water and banks with foliage. Only trees looks to fat against branches/leafs. But hey, who says it is copy of reality? Perfect sceene.
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  October 21, 2011
I just want to become a minifig and stroll around this
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  May 31, 2011
Thats wicked cool, I love the waterfall and the effect you used o make it.
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  April 18, 2011
wow amazing mind voting on this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/264026
Thoy Bradley
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Dominick S
  January 8, 2011
Really awesome job Thoy! Love the trees and water effects used in this. Any chance of giving this a looksy? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/241785
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  January 4, 2011
Quoting Mister Bones Odd, I recall commenting on this, but I do not see my comment. Let's have another go. I love how you used the trans blue and the clear, really gives the water that natural sparkle (The flash helped a bit too). A very nice looking bit of landscape!
Haha shot Bones, Thanks. I had to copy paste my comment to Kelso's Frame Job because it wouldn't post properly... ~Thoy
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  January 4, 2011
Odd, I recall commenting on this, but I do not see my comment. Let's have another go. I love how you used the trans blue and the clear, really gives the water that natural sparkle (The flash helped a bit too). A very nice looking bit of landscape!
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  December 9, 2010
Quoting Espen Stålder Mah boi, this moc is what all aspiring landscapers strive for. Actually, it is. I really want to build something up to par with this, but extreme lack of trans-blue tiles slows me down. Experimenting with water and undertones is fun! After my date with Bricklink I might be able do something this size, but not nearly as good. No, no. Amazing work!
Go to 'Specialist-in-bricks' shop on BL, the dude just put up 5000 TR Dark Blue Tiles at 7c each. I got myself another 2200. Cheers for the comment! ~Thoy
Thoy Bradley
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Espen Stålder
  December 8, 2010
Mah boi, this moc is what all aspiring landscapers strive for. Actually, it is. I really want to build something up to par with this, but extreme lack of trans-blue tiles slows me down. Experimenting with water and undertones is fun! After my date with Bricklink I might be able do something this size, but not nearly as good. No, no. Amazing work!
Thoy Bradley
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Eric C
  December 4, 2010
Wow! You've got a nice touch for modeling water. If it's ok, I might use some of your techniques.
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  December 4, 2010
Quoting Eric C Wow! You've got a nice touch for modeling water. If it's ok, I might use some of your techniques.
Hey Eric, thanks and feel free :)
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  November 17, 2010
Wow, very cool and much larger than I expected. Really nice job at building one of the most challenging things in Lego.
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  November 12, 2010
Quoting amanda F. your 1x1 clear wedges in the river are all facing the water fall have you thought of turning them around. I think they look a bit like little waves.
Hey Amanda,this was the intention I had in mind, but rather then looking like aggresive forceful waves I wanted to get the effect of ripples in the water. So trying to avoid the vertical slope of the wedges :) Thanks for the comment. ~Thoy
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  November 11, 2010
I really like the way you did your waterfall. The only thing I noticed is that your 1x1 clear wedges in the river are all facing the water fall have you thought of turning them around. I think they look a bit like little waves. :) just a thought
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  November 9, 2010
Pretty~H
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  November 8, 2010
This is a really great waterfall! I like the cheese slopes!
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  November 8, 2010
To everyone else, thanks for the wonderful comments, they are very encouraging! I would like to reply to you all individually but quite frankly thats a lot of typing! Thanks again! ~Thoy
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  November 8, 2010
Quoting Allan Hall exellent water effect, I'v been working on water effect for my hogwarts moc, this gives me plenty to think about. great work.
All good man, I look forward to seeing what you come up with :) Glad I could be of inspiration. ~Thoy
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  November 8, 2010
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Wow! Beautiful stuff! This is truly realistic. Wedge pieces are fun aren't they! Looking forward to the next one with some ruins.
Yes I think my next MOC wont be ready for about 4 weeks. I'm thinking of making another order of foliage, and perhaps some Light Bley. Will be my first attempt at ruins so I wanna take my time with it. Thanks Mate. ~Thoy
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  November 8, 2010
Quoting Mark Kelso Very nice water! The sloping elements in particular, create shimmering effect that looks terrific.
Thanks for the comment Mark, its great to have a builder of your stature to post :) Glad you liked it! ~Thoy
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  November 7, 2010
Beautiful! The waterfall is nice, the fooliage is nice and the size is beyond my capabilities. Still inpiring me though.
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  November 7, 2010
Majestic falls! So serene!
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  November 7, 2010
Wow! Beautiful stuff! This is truly realistic. Wedge pieces are fun aren't they! Looking forward to the next one with some ruins.
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  November 7, 2010
exellent water effect, I'v been working on water effect for my hogwarts moc, this gives me plenty to think about. great work.
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  November 7, 2010
Very nice, I like the glinstering effect on the waterfall, great job
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  November 7, 2010
Great piece of work here! If it weren't for that side shot, I never would have thought there'd be such a step down. Looks great!
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  November 7, 2010
Excellent work!
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  November 7, 2010
We are not worthy! We are not worthy! Hail thee, O Lord of Landscaping.
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  November 7, 2010
Wonderful creation truly awesome..bravo
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  November 7, 2010
WOW! Thanks for the tips, I really appreciate it. Better save that to a Word Document...
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  November 7, 2010
Wonderful landscape!
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  November 7, 2010
Beautiful! I love the drops of water hanging down from the tree!
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  November 7, 2010
This landscape is just beautifully done!
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  November 7, 2010
Very nice water! The sloping elements in particular, create shimmering effect that looks terrific.
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  November 7, 2010
awesome detailing ;) !!!
  November 7, 2010
To use the flash was definetely a good idea, makes the waterfall very lively.
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  November 7, 2010
Quoting John Moffatt Dang that's some nice work. I may have to get rid of you and steal your trans bricks.
Haha cheers! Unless you live in NZ though it may cost more to get rid of me than to just get your own :P. Thanks for the comment John!
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  November 7, 2010
OMG!!! This is awesome! I've been trying to make a waterfall and this is great inspiration! Nice job!
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  November 7, 2010
Dang that's some nice work. I may have to get rid of you and steal your trans bricks.
 
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