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About this creation
Ever since I saw Dan Church's The Outer Wall, I've been wanting to try out the SNOT wall technique. I really love the fact that the tiles' edges are more rounded off than those of bricks, so you get more definition between pieces and a more 'stony' look. Once I had the wall, I just had to try out a corner - with no spaces between the tiles on the corner. A lot of times builders use a brick studs-up with studs on its sides to attach tiles for this, but then you end up with half-plate gaps.

And I decided to make it an outpost because I wanted to fit everything into an 8x8 vig. That and I was running out of spare 1 x 1 tiles in light bley.
The Outpost - Back
So here's a view of the back, a cutaway view of the tower. One of the things I really wanted was a wooden roof for this remote fortification, and since I was going for a non-violent scene, I added a couple animals. You can see a yellow bird in the rafters here. Originally, he was supposed to be outside, but I can't seem to find the right pieces in my collection to make him in any other color, and as a yellow bird on the grass he would have stood out too much and stolen attention from the Crusader.

The Outpost - Lone Defender
Another pneumatic tubing pose. Really didn't think the brown went well with the Crusader uniform, but I only own the tubing in that color. This was actually one of the tougher poses I've done. The tubing wants to spring upward and outward of this position, so I had to wedge the 'string' of the crossbow under the helmet's chin guard.

The Outpost - Landscaping
There's a frog hiding in the grass here. Totally out of place, I know. Pretend there's a pond a few studs out of sight.

The Outpost - Interior
I struggled with this area, because the sci-fi greeblist in me wanted to cover it in weapons and gear. In the end, I settled for a simple torch, ladder, and barrel; and I'm quite happy with it.

Hopefully the MOCpages staff won't mind, but I deeplinked my pictures (other than the main one) from flickr. Check out that quality!
Thanks for looking, C&C welcome.



Comments

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  December 22, 2011
this is awsome i love it the detail is awsome for such a small vig
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  March 16, 2011
Excellent work!~Swift
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  March 12, 2011
Awesome job!
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  March 11, 2011
lookin' good mate! love it
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  March 11, 2011
lookin' good mate! love it
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  March 10, 2011
Cool little build.
Brickdoctor -
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The Lego Man ...
  March 7, 2011
Love it! I love those shingles, as well as the pose! Sounds fun ;) And i agree; metal color would have looked better, but whatever works! Must...find...dang..frog!
Brickdoctor -
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August Russ
  March 7, 2011
Nice love the crosbowman!
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  March 7, 2011
Simple but sure looks like a masterpiece to me!!! Great job bud!!!
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  March 7, 2011
Awesome! I really like all the detail!
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  March 7, 2011
Wow! Excellent! Awesome techniques all around! I really, extremely like this creation! Very well built! Wow...
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  March 7, 2011
nice build! the stonework and the wooden roof look great! the whole thing looks spiffy! 5/5!
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  March 7, 2011
Very cool, I like the way the archer is holding the crossbow:)
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  March 7, 2011
great job like the ladder
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  March 7, 2011
Really nice work. I like the creative way you did the ladder. While examining it, though, I noticed the torch and realized that is a fire hazard (kidding).
 
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