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MocOlympics - round 1: New Holland Honeyeater
About this creation
So this is my entry for the 1st round of the 2011 MocOlympics. I ran with the theme of "Spring", which seemed appropriate since Spring has arrived early here in Melbourne. I am a keen birdwatcher and one of the joys of spring is seeing the local honeyeaters enjoying the early blossoms. My Moc is of a New Holland Honeyeater, quite a common bird in Melbourne, often seen and heard in native parkland.







The tail is a little bit short still, but otherwise the colouring is accurate. The hardest part was trying to get the damn thing to stand up under it's own steam! It took quite a bit of fiddling (and quite a lot of cursing) to arrive at this point.



Comments

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  December 9, 2014
Very nice bird! I've never seen this bird, but really like birdwatching myself.
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  February 18, 2013
How did you catch it, and moreover, how did you get it to sit still for that long! ;)
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  June 30, 2012
Stunning.
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  June 30, 2012
Excellent work!
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  January 6, 2012
So accurate and beautiful!!! Stunning!
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  January 6, 2012
This was one of my favourite entries of the MOC O's It's beautifully created!
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  November 12, 2011
Absoloutly magnificient! Great job!
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  September 20, 2011
Organic is such a difficult theme to represent in this medium, and you've done it to perfection here. Excellent work!
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  September 20, 2011
Super great! Just amazing work!
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  September 20, 2011
Very impressive creation, and it captures the theme perfectly. Just extraordinary- Congrats!
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  September 19, 2011
Quoting Nick Barrett Wonderful. I'm sure I'll see more of you in the MOC Olympics. I just hope I don't come up against you...
Thanks! I hope so too, although i really can't see myself getting out of my group. I see you have Stormbringer and Thoy Bradley in your half of your group - good luck, that's a tough draw!
Quoting Quad ????? Saw this on TheBrothersBrick!
Ikr??! Crazy! :D
Quoting Bob ŝe inconceivably invincible Amazing...
Thankyou! :)
Quoting The Timinater ! great design!
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
Quoting Wes Pitter Beautiful work, mate! (I should clarify - I'm not Australian; I just like writing like one!)
Thankyou! Yr accent is bang on, btw, it's almost like Crocodile Dundee taught you to type! ;)
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  September 19, 2011
Beautiful work, mate! (I should clarify - I'm not Australian; I just like writing like one!)
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  September 19, 2011
great design!
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  September 18, 2011
Amazing...
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  September 18, 2011
Saw this on TheBrothersBrick!
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  September 17, 2011
Wonderful. I'm sure I'll see more of you in the MOC Olympics. I just hope I don't come up against you...
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting Chris Phipson You received a score of 55. Congratulations, you have made the top 64! Your will receive your opponent and category on Wednesday, September 21st. Good luck!
Woohoo! Thanks Chris, i'm stoked to make the cut! My thanks also to the whole judging panel for getting the scores out to everyone so quickly, it must have been tough work. :)
Quoting Stuart Delahay Super build. Love the shaping of the bird, but i'm really drawn to the little blossom too. Congrats on the coverage on TBB and the monster score here - your certainly one of the top seeds for R2. Good luck!
Thanks, i'm stoked the judges liked my build and i'm really happy to be moving through to the next round. Can't wait to see what the next catagory to build to will be!
Quoting Thoy Bradley Hey Gabriel, this was the 3rd highest score given out, and a very well deserved one! You will be a threat to the best of Mocpages!
Thanks Thoy, it certainly was a surprise to score so highly, but hey, i'll take it! Congrats on making the cut yourself - best of luck in round 2 also. :)
Quoting Blake Baer Those feet really make this for me! See you in Round 2!
Yeah, those modified plates with the triple bar hands are so useful - this build rests almost entirely on them. Cheers and congrats on your high seeding also btw! Hopefully this means we won't meet up too soon, i don't want to get trounced too early on in the comp...! ;)
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy The idea of creating a bird alone is brilliant, but your style is even better. This sculpture is a wonderful piece of art.
Thank you! Your kind words are very much appreciated. :)
 I like it 
  September 17, 2011
The idea of creating a bird alone is brilliant, but your style is even better. This sculpture is a wonderful piece of art.
Gabriel Thomson
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Thoy Bradley
  September 16, 2011
Hey Gabriel, this was the 3rd highest score given out, and a very well deserved one! You will be a threat to the best of Mocpages!
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  September 16, 2011
Those feet really make this for me! See you in Round 2!
 I like it 
  September 16, 2011
Super build. Love the shaping of the bird, but i'm really drawn to the little blossom too. Congrats on the coverage on TBB and the monster score here - your certainly one of the top seeds for R2. Good luck!
 I like it 
  September 16, 2011
You received a score of 55. Congratulations, you have made the top 64! Your will receive your opponent and category on Wednesday, September 21st. Good luck!
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  September 16, 2011
Quoting Flare . Wow, I love this build... you are going to do well in the MOC-Olympics if all your entries are like this! ;)
One can only hope, right? ;) Good luck with your entry btw! :)
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve It's almost too good to be true! What an amazing MOC! (writing this down for next MOCies) Good luck with your judges!
Thankyou! And best of luck to you as well! :)
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Wow this is just a stunning piece of art.
Aw, thanks! Best of luck with your entry btw - good to see more Aussies and Kiwis in the comp. :)
Quoting Mister Bones Great build, the details are extraordinary! Best of luck in the games.
Thanks, i'm glad you like it! Best of luck to you as well. :)
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor This is a gorgeous build! Oh, look at that....you've just been added to my favorites. Now I'm keeping an eye on you! Creeped out yet?! :P We'll def see you in round 2! Bravo!
Ooh, definitely?? Do you have some inside knowledge on the judging panel then? :o That's pretty exciting. :)) Plus i've got my first internet stalker - hooray! ps. Best of luck for the comp btw!
 I like it 
  September 15, 2011
This is a gorgeous build! Oh, look at that....you've just been added to my favorites. Now I'm keeping an eye on you! Creeped out yet?! :P We'll def see you in round 2! Bravo!
 I like it 
  September 15, 2011
Great build, the details are extraordinary! Best of luck in the games.
 I like it 
  September 15, 2011
Wow this is just a stunning piece of art.
 I like it 
  September 14, 2011
It's almost too good to be true! What an amazing MOC! (writing this down for next MOCies) Good luck with your judges!
 I like it 
  September 14, 2011
Wow, I love this build... you are going to do well in the MOC-Olympics if all your entries are like this! ;)
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  September 14, 2011
Quoting Connor Simpson I now have three favorite entries, and this is one of them! The shaping on this is amazing, and the branch looks really good– I love the way you did the flower, it looks very extremely real. Excellent work and good luck!
Aw, thanks! You know, i actually found the branch and flower to be one of the hardest parts - partly due to part restriction, but also cause i felt quite "creatively tired" after finishing the bird. This 10 day deadline is a killer, for sure! :P
Quoting David . Dude that's a great moc you could go far in this. keep it up and good luck
Yeah, i'll be going all the way to my computer to put in another Bricklink order, if that's what you mean. ;) Thanks, and best of luck yrself!
Quoting Paul Romano Fantastic work! Congrats on being featured by The Brother Brick!
Thankyou! That was quite a shock, i must say! I'm pretty stoked about it. :)
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Stunning. very life like. Love the feet and claws. Happy twitching :)
Haha, thanks! Certainly i'll be recharging my batteries down by the local treatment pond. :) Thanks also to everyone else who has posted lovely comments - best of luck to all of you with entries. :)
Gabriel Thomson
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Thoy Bradley
  September 13, 2011
This is one of the more epic birds I've seen on the pages, really good work here! ~Thoy
Gabriel Thomson
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Dave Sterling
  September 13, 2011
Awesome build! I love the feather detail and the concept is fantastic. You really captured the shape of the bird well. Nice work!
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  September 13, 2011
Stunning. very life like. Love the feet and claws. Happy twitching :)
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  September 13, 2011
Great!
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  September 13, 2011
Wow, impressive!
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  September 13, 2011
Man, this is Great!
 I like it 
  September 13, 2011
sweet!
 I like it 
  September 13, 2011
Fantastic work! Congrats on being featured by The Brother Brick!
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  September 13, 2011
It looks so real!! I love the talons!
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  September 13, 2011
Dude that's a great moc you could go far in this. keep it up and good luck
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  September 13, 2011
That is so cute!
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  September 13, 2011
Stunning creation! One of the best so far... Very nicely sculpted! Good luck!~Jelle
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  September 13, 2011
The way you sculpted this is simply amazing.
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  September 13, 2011
I now have three favorite entries, and this is one of them! The shaping on this is amazing, and the branch looks really good– I love the way you did the flower, it looks very extremely real. Excellent work and good luck!
 I like it 
  September 13, 2011
great what a pretty bird i makes me want to hold my bird could you look at this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/286584
 I made it 
  September 13, 2011
Thankyou all, i really appreciate your kind comments. :)
 I like it 
  September 13, 2011
great MOC!
 I like it 
  September 13, 2011
Fantastic work here mate! Congratz!
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  September 13, 2011
That's some crazy sculpting skillz!
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  September 13, 2011
Really, really, really, really good.
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  September 13, 2011
Beautiful! Sterling job!
 I like it 
  September 13, 2011
A keen bird watcher and fantastic bird sculptor! Beautiful work, good luck!~H
 
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