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Darksylvania WIP Journal Entry 1: Edelsteine Mountain
Hello everyone! Some of you may have been wondering why we here at Dem Bones have not been posting creations too often, well the reason is that we are working on a large scale project. The construction of Darksylvania, a city where Bones and other undead live. When completed, the city and outskirts will measure roughly 22 feet by 14 feet. We will try to post WIP posts periodically, and here is the first!
About this creation

When Mister Bones first proposed the idea of building a city where the undead and supernatural could live, the first question was “Where to build the city?” Bones and company searched long and hard, far and wide, near and not so near, ….well, you get the picture. Finally, they found the perfect spot; a seaside location that would support a harbor, a nice flat plain surrounded by a forest, and two large mountains. This first entry will show the smaller of those mountains, Edelsteine Mountain.

When Bones and his brothers, Basil and Abaddon, found the mountain, they discovered it was full of gold and gems. Being a shrewd businessman, Basil, the eldest brother, informed Bones and Abaddon that he could get some dwarves to move to the city and mine the mountain. No, not the dwarves that hang out with that goth chick who likes apples, real dwarves. Basil will then set up a bank in the city and use the wealth of the mine to help kick-start Darksylvania.

The glow of the many gems can be seen emanating from the mountain.

We see some dwarves have already arrived to both mine and protect the treasure.

OK, other mountain stuff; The very top of the mountain comes off as a sort of playability feature. What is inside you ask?

GOLD! Out of focus gold, but gold nonetheless.

Part of the deal to get the dwarves to move to the area was that they have their own village. Dwarves are recluses and do not like city life, so Bones agreed and laid out land on the outskirts of the city, next to the two mountains, for the dwarves to build a village. The first building they constructed was a weapons shop…….go figure.

Here we see the back of the shop with a dwarf behind the counter. What? This building looks oddly similar to something you have seen before? Well good for you! It is a slightly modified version of the Winter Bakery. We basically changed the colors and some of the design.

Well that is one of the first areas of what will eventually become the dwarf village on the outskirts of Darksylvania. Below are a few additional shots.

Extra shots because I am not arrogant enough to think a photo is worth 1,000,000,000,000,000 words.





Dem Notes: OK, so there is the first entry of the Darksylvania Journal. Next to this mountain will be the taller mountain, named Yeti Mountain because Bones had his two Yeti friends move there to keep an eye on the treasure in Edelsteine Mountain. The dwarf village will be nestled between these two mountains and the train tracks will run past as well so that the gems can be transported to the bank. We hope to have enough of Darksylvania completed to display at Bricks By The Bay in 2013. Cheers all.







Comments

 I like it 
  April 10, 2012
I like that, what a project, 14x22, cybercity is 14x9, and it s quite big, wow! can t wait to see that, I also find the theme extremely interesting, as lego s collectible figs can provide many surprises as I found myself, it definitively has to be one to watch for in the future! wonderful bones!!!
 I like it 
  April 10, 2012
Fantastic job Bones!
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  March 27, 2012
Quoting Brick Engineer Awesome,I'm gonna try to make something like this with a freind.
Good luck! Let me know if you do it so I can have a look.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
***Begin Transmission*** Soon after looking at this, I realized that I hadn't favorited you. What the ***transmission interrupted*** was I thinking? Anyway, great job, and sorry for that guy below being a ***transmission interrupted***. Can't wait to see more of this town! ***transmission ended***
 I like it 
  March 25, 2012
Awesome,I'm gonna try to make something like this with a freind.
 I made it 
  March 23, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist That comment by Chris Melby seemed a bit un-called for. (Don't worry Bones, I've got your back! ;) Anyway, sucking up aside, hurry up with Yeti Mountain won't you?
Thanks Luke, but it is not necessary. Based on his comments and his home page, he strikes me as your typical introvert who is trying to make himself feel better by displaying unwarranted arrogance on a website. If he does not like the way I build, I don’t care. As for the other mountain, I finished that before I ever built this one, but I am too lazy to take pictures and post it.
Mister Bones
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Chris Melby
  March 15, 2012
"nudging you with my elbow", I'd give that response a solid 3 ;)
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  March 15, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby "nudging you with my elbow", I'd give that response a solid 3 ;)
HA! You should have joined the MOC A's, you could have greatly helped the smack thread..it is somewhat lacking.
Mister Bones
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Chris Melby
  March 14, 2012
I've noticed what a brutal judge you've been in the MOCatholan this year, so I decided to check out your stuff. Judging by what I've seen here, I am confused. Oh well, another mystery of the universe I guess.
 I like it 
  March 14, 2012
That comment by Chris Melby seemed a bit un-called for. (Don't worry Bones, I've got your back! ;) Anyway, sucking up aside, hurry up with Yeti Mountain won't you?
 I made it 
  March 14, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby I've noticed what a brutal judge you've been in the MOCatholan this year, so I decided to check out your stuff. Judging by what I've seen here, I am confused. Oh well, another mystery of the universe I guess.
HAHAHA, real classy.
 I like it 
  March 8, 2012
This looks as if it might turn out to be an epic build. The curvature on the snow in contrast to the rocks is very nice.
 I made it 
  March 7, 2012
Thanks again for the comments, if I stop being lazy, I will take the pics of Yeti mountain (which was built prior to this mountain) and post them.
 I like it 
  March 4, 2012
Nice! I like how you did the moutain! 5/5 :-)
 I like it 
  February 24, 2012
Amazing moc!!!!!
 I like it 
  February 8, 2012
Love the mountain build. The shape of the peaks is very eye catching and so different than the typical stuff I have scene!
 I like it 
  February 8, 2012
Love the mountain build. The shape of the peaks is very eye catching and so different than the typical stuff I have scene!
 I like it 
  January 31, 2012
Well handled Dan!
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  January 31, 2012
Quoting Flare .
Quoting Sebeus 1 Hahaha, this is brilliant, way to go Flare :P
Thank you; sorry Bones... anyways, I'm looking forward to seeing the next WIP Entry...
No problem Ben, just a misunderstanding. I assume you must have said something along those lines as well or you would not have thought it was aimed at you. Cheers.
 I like it 
  January 21, 2012
Quoting Sebeus 1 Hahaha, this is brilliant, way to go Flare :P
Thank you; sorry Bones... anyways, I'm looking forward to seeing the next WIP Entry...
 I like it 
  January 20, 2012
The lightings, details and colours are already great! Awesome work!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2012
Quoting Mister Bones
Quoting Flare . Nice build, Bones. I will ignore that subtle line about me being arrogant, though I just wanted to let you know that I noticed it, and don't appreciate it.
Actually, it was directed at Dave Shaddix. Have a nice day.
Hahaha, this is brilliant, way to go Flare :P
 I made it 
  January 20, 2012
Quoting Flare . Nice build, Bones. I will ignore that subtle line about me being arrogant, though I just wanted to let you know that I noticed it, and don't appreciate it.
Actually, it was directed at Dave Shaddix. Have a nice day.
 I like it 
  January 20, 2012
Nice build, Bones. I will ignore that subtle line about me being arrogant, though I just wanted to let you know that I noticed it, and don't appreciate it.
 I like it 
  January 3, 2012
Whoa! Amazing rock work and detailing. Although, as awesome as this is I just can't help but wish that I could see some WIP pics of that mega build!
 I made it 
  December 23, 2011
Quoting Matt David Holey Moley, Bones - this is fantastic! I agree with those who've already commented - that cave is quite impressive!
Gracias Mister Matt! Where the heck have you been?
 I like it 
  December 22, 2011
Holey Moley, Bones - this is fantastic! I agree with those who've already commented - that cave is quite impressive!
 I like it 
  December 3, 2011
This reminds me of the Matterhorn at Disneyland. Great rock-work!
 I like it 
  November 19, 2011
Among many other things here, I especially like the irregular shaped mine entrance. Very realistic.
 I made it 
  November 9, 2011
Thanks again everyone for the comments and advice! We have a long weekend coming up here in the states, so I will try and get some pics of Yeti Mountain to post next week.
 I like it 
  November 8, 2011
About Dem rates, 5/5. About Dem comments, this really got me worked up. Great weapons shop, it's my fav. part, but Edelsteine looks great too!
 I like it 
  November 8, 2011
Looking great, this is going to be awesome!
 I like it 
  November 7, 2011
this looks great!
  November 6, 2011
@Mr. Bones: Sweet! Maybe if I made my sigfig in skeleton form, you could slip him in there...
 I like it 
  November 4, 2011
This looks great, especially the mountain, which appears to be sporting your trademark UV. I can't wait to see it complete!
 I made it 
  November 4, 2011
Thanks everyone!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2011
Cool!
 I like it 
  November 3, 2011
Really nice looking! I liked the '1,000,000 words' comment. :) I hope to see this get to 14x22.... That will be massive.
 I like it 
  November 3, 2011
great build. I agree with your comment about the mountain ( rock work ) when I build rocks they either look great first time or I spend ages fixing bits I don't like. I like your mountain.
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  November 3, 2011
Quoting Yapdap The Elite I would love it there. Perfect place for the undead. Maybe I can get some mummies to come along.
Funny you say that, Bones' friend, Pharoah Rami II will have an entire compound within the city. Also planned is a large tree where the elves will reside and a castle compound for the Vampires. The entire city is planned out already and there are all sorts of places for pirates, ghosts, zombies, etc.
 I made it 
  November 3, 2011
Quoting Tyler Halliwell Very nice. Although I am not sure if the mountain is tall enough to be classified as such. I think it should be classified as Edelsteine Pile o' Rocks.
Pile O rocks.....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 I like it 
  November 3, 2011
yeah!
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  November 3, 2011
hehe, awesome, this has the feel of an ongoing story, and love that Bones lighting FX...
Mister Bones
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Thoy Bradley
  November 2, 2011
Wow 308 baseplates??? That by itself is $3000 worth in kiwiland! Mate it looks good so far, can't wait to see how this whole dio comes together. Excellent start anyway! ~Thoy
Mister Bones
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White Knight
  November 2, 2011
Gold !!>.....my secret Lair.....very fun.....
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Nice work
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Them dwarves sure do like their mines well guarded. I love when people go for huge landscape designs and I know they aren't cheap. Love the lighting within it and how the crystals are made. Any chance that mine cart rails will go through a mountain as a tunnel?
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
I would love it there. Perfect place for the undead. Maybe I can get some mummies to come along.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Woah! An undead city?! Consider me sold! You have a massive undertaking ahead of you, dude. Based off of this first little tid bit of undead-y goodness im sure that this whole project is going to rock. I will definately be tuning in...
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Very nice. Although I am not sure if the mountain is tall enough to be classified as such. I think it should be classified as Edelsteine Pile o' Rocks.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Wow this gonna be awesome...I can't wait for more!!!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Sorry, never made it past the first picture. It seems it says 1000 and one words.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
This is going to be amazing :D. How is Bones anyhow? I've haven't been around the pages in a while.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Wow.. this'll end up being a tiny part of a HUGE project. I salute your ambition, sir!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Mr. Mister Bones, I see what you're doing here, and I like it. ~Dave
 I made it 
  November 2, 2011
Quoting Zac . This build I would say has certain attributes but really is not the best thing you have built. Your rock work is fantastic but your hut is poor and while your texturing is good it is slightly unnatural. Just my honest opinion and I say it as I see it, you could disregard it thinking I know nothing but alternatively you could try and change some features to make it more natural.
Your comments are valid. Rock is never an easy thing and this mountain goes through changes almost weekly as I see something I do not like or that looks unnatural. Funny comment about the hut, it is not my design, it is Legos. I took the idea from the winter bakery, just changed the colors to brown and altered a few bits, but 90% is Lego's design.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Nicely done! I agree with Gio and Yuri, but overall very well done!
  November 2, 2011
This build I would say has certain attributes but really is not the best thing you have built. Your rock work is fantastic but your hut is poor and while your texturing is good it is slightly unnatural. Just my honest opinion and I say it as I see it, you could disregard it thinking I know nothing but alternatively you could try and change some features to make it more natural.
 I made it 
  November 2, 2011
Yuri and Gio, good ideas there. The base it is on is temporary until I see how the two mountains will sit on the display. They may still end up being "flat" as the train tracks go through Yeti Mountain and they need to be relatively flat.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
The ground is a bit too shallow, like it often happens to me, but overall it's very nicely done. Welcome back :)
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Not bad, Bones! Love the shop and the display window. You might want to make the entrance to the mountain higher, like it's actually in the mountainwall, the inside looks to flat. That way you can make a climb to the cave; dwarves need ladders!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Are those pieces in the mountain from the Deathstar? XD
 I made it 
  November 2, 2011
Quoting Quad ????? Cool mountain, but the photography...
The title says WIP, I did not spend time getting good lighting and cleaning up the photos, so sorry it did not live up to your rather questionable standards.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Great start to what sounds to be a fantastic project. I really look forward to seeing the future journals and of course the final build.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
A truly ambitious project my friend! Can't wait to see the finished lay out (and the journal entries that go with it)! Good luck man! ~ Chris.
 I made it 
  November 2, 2011
Quoting StoveTop Creator Glad to know there is someone out there looking after the undead! Hey that mt. top that comes off... for the 'playablity' feature/factor... I was wondering... I can't help myself... did you borrow that from Derek? Hee, hee... I'm sure you know why I ask that!!! Anywho, it's a delight to the eye. :)
HAHAHAHA, thanks!
 I made it 
  November 2, 2011
Quoting Wes Pitter Nice! Question: Are you using the editorial "we" to indicate your multiple personalities or is this a collaborative project?
Not a collab.....I am just odd like that.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Glad to know there is someone out there looking after the undead! Hey that mt. top that comes off... for the 'playablity' feature/factor... I was wondering... I can't help myself... did you borrow that from Derek? Hee, hee... I'm sure you know why I ask that!!! Anywho, it's a delight to the eye. :)
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
22x14? A normal person would be joking if they said that. I can't wait to see the end result, it's looking great so far!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Nice! Question: Are you using the editorial "we" to indicate your multiple personalities or is this a collaborative project?
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Cool mountain, but the photography...
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  November 2, 2011
Wow Bonesey! This is quite the creation! I am loving the size, shape, and texture of the mountains. The lighting in the cave is top notch. Always something special from Dem Bones! Can't wait to see the final version!!!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
The city of the undead! Brilliant idea, I love those mountains too. ~Ryan
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Very nice, I like the mine, actually reminds me of snowhite :P
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  November 2, 2011
Great mine...
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  November 2, 2011
I'm impressed! Quite a project you've started, and it's looking great, Dude! Keep us posted, and take LOTS of pictures.
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  November 2, 2011
The rock work on that mountain is edible, as is the lit up mine. Great to see Darksylvania coming to life. Hopefully you build a hotel where the gang can come stay.
 I made it 
  November 2, 2011
Gracias everyone. In case anyone is wondering, the light effect is done with a blue and green LifeLite. The battery pack is behind the mountain, it will be hidden in some fashion for the actual display.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Wow! 22 by 14 foot of cool it will be! I can't wait to see it completed. The small mountain and token weapons shop have me anticipating what's to follow. ~cheers
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  November 2, 2011
Can't wait to see it in person. =) ~H
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  November 2, 2011
Ooh!Out of focus gold!My favorite!Anyways,this is awesome!
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  November 2, 2011
Lovely rockwork mate!
 
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