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MocOlympics Round 2: John Moffatt vs. Dan Church
It's not the ultimate question, but it's pretty darn close.
About this creation
To Begin:
A link to the one, the only, MocOlympics Home Page!

Since The Illustrious Dan Church has yet to grace the internet his entry, the included link has been provided for your viewing pleasure.

And now, I suggest you click This Link for some context.

Without further ado, I bring you my entry for MocOlympics Round Two: The Hyborian Age!


Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?



The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.



Pictured: The open steppe, a fleet horse, a falcon at his wrist, and wind in his hair.



Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?



Zoom to Conan



To crush your enemies,



see them driven before you,



and to hear the lamentation of their women.




If the men in the tent are in fact the Mongols IMDB says they are, then the technical term for the structure is a Yurt. This is the whole of Build 1. I know I used the Samurai outfit. Humor me, okay? Good.



Build 2 without the figures. I tried for a bit of forced perspective with the horse, to a limited degree of success. The mountain range in the background was an after-thought, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.



Regrettably I couldn't find a good way to replicate the guy's awesome mustache in Miniland scale, but I think he turned out okay. That bloody falcon though.... I probably wasted an hour and a half trying to build a bird I didn't hate. I didn't succeed.



Another angle. It also took me about ten minutes to balance the thing on his arm. Interestingly enough, due to some twist of physics, it doesn't fall but explode off of the arm and fly five feet.



Here is the full diorama of the barbarian attack. I'm pretty happy with it, but I realized shortly after the point of no return that I left myself no good way to capture most of the action in one photograph.



Here's an enemy being crushed.



This picture is a little over-exposed, but it's dark in the hut and I wanted to capture the kid's expression as a shirtless, 6'3", axe-wielding maniac charges him.



I don't get the impression this poor fellow is going to be spared. Also, the one barbarian who remembered to put on a shirt before looting, killing, and burning.



The diorama without figs. Again, the spears were an after-thought but I like them sticking out of the ground as if they had been thrown at innocent children playing in the field right as the horde showed up. Hordes always ruin play-time.



Some razed maize.


Okay, that was terrible.





The enemies. Not really too much to say.




A shot of Conan and some generic barbarians. Fortunately for us, the sight of a band of shirtless lunatics covered in spikes has not struck fear in to the hearts of men for eons. Seriously, probably not since the early 1990's.


Regrettably I wasn't sure which judge to bribe this year, so I guess it will actually come down to legitimate competition. Best of luck Dan! (just not quite enough to beat me)



Comments

 I like it 
  October 4, 2011
As much as I do love the Conan books, you've got the BEST line in the movie here for me. I can just here Arnult delivering "And hear the lamentation of there vimmin" right now. Great idea to mix scales, and nice builds too. Congrats on advancing!
  October 2, 2011
Nice work!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2011
Mr. Moffatt, What an epic match-up! Both you and Dan really brought it for this round. I really liked the way you mixed scales, very well done. You've already advanced to the next round, but my vote went to your opponent. ~Dave
 I like it 
  October 2, 2011
Oh, nice! You've got my vote. It was a close one as Dan put up a terrific entry as well. But not only were the multiple sets a great touch, but you did an excellent job of bringing the movie into this - which, for me, really puts it over the top. Great job throughout!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2011
Great from top to bottom. I think your forced perspective was quite effective and I love the figure you built. The burning crops was another favorite little gem. Best of luck with the judges!~H
 I like it 
  October 1, 2011
A solid and mature build - well done. Lee.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2011
It's like watching the whole movie again, and I think your write up has more lines in it! But seriously, this has it all, excellent work. You've got my vote!
 I like it 
  October 1, 2011
Nice build! I think your forced perspective came out very well. :) Best of luck with your judges!
 I made it 
  September 29, 2011
Quoting Dan Church Excellently done! Illustrious? Thank you for the complement, but i'm not sure I live up to such an adjective. My entry is coming along, but you'll probably have to wait until late Saturday to see it. Good luck, and may the best builder win!
You mean the tension is going to keep building until Saturday? My head might explode by then. ;)
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Wow what a great moc. I love the minifigs but my favourite is the large figure. Good luck :)
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Excellently done! Illustrious? Thank you for the complement, but i'm not sure I live up to such an adjective. My entry is coming along, but you'll probably have to wait until late Saturday to see it. Good luck, and may the best builder win!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
great job!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
:0! Really awesome! I love the figs. Sweet Yurt and photos. The village raid segment is my favorite. Good luck in the competition!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Amazing build and presentation! Wonderful details all over! Good luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
If only you could give him the accent...
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
A very well built entry. Some great detail work and landscaping. Best of luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
The build is incredible! Well done!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Bravo! Excellent entry! All of the builds are spot on.
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
You know, I actually use that line from time to time in life... Great build and good luck with your judges! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Some great smaller scenes. Best of luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Really nice! You really depicted the feel very well! Good luck!~Jelle
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
good luck
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
I really like the battle scene. The hut in it looks very cool. 5/5 good luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Th write up here is great. really nice job on the story and on the builds. Good luck.
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Awesome. I like the mountain scene best. Good luck and all that :)
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
I love it! Good luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Hey... I like this little story! Oh... and the moc too! Good Luck! :)
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Perfect! The barbarian fight scene is great. Awesome presentation and sweet builds. Best of luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
The figure came out gorgeous. I hereby ask for the permission to use that tremendous design some day... Thumb up!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
I like it! Good luck.
 
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