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2012 MocAthalon: The each uisge and the blacksmith
About this creation
An entry for Team ANZAC in the 2012 MocAthalon

Catagory: Myths and Legends.

The Each Uisge is a variation on the Scottish legend of the Kelpie, or water horse. They are dangerous, shape-shifting water spirits that appear to people as either a magnificent white horse, or a very handsome man. In horse-shape, they will entice riders onto thier backs. However once mounted, their skin becomes adhesive and the rider cannot escape - the Each uisge will then carry thier victim into the water, drown them and eat their flesh. A popular scottish myth concerns a blacksmith who lost his daughter in this way and vowed revenge. He and his son fashioned huge hooks which they then embedded in a sheep carcass. They then chained the carcass to the ground near the waters edge, and roasted the meat over a fire, heating the embedded hooks red hot. Drawn to the smell of the roasting meat, the Each uisge appeared and took the bait, and was in this way was caught and ambushed by the men. After a battle that raged throughout the night, the blacksmith killed the water spirit, which melted into a puddle of pink slime by daybreak.



I have chosen to show the moment when the each uisge, drawn by the smell of the roasting sheep, charges out of the water. The hunters wait behind the rocks, ready to spring!







Building this beastie was challenging, i'll not lie. :P



The trap is set...



And the each uisge heads towards the bait - wave eye view!


Thanks for looking peeps! :)



Comments

  May 26, 2012
Cool
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  May 23, 2012
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments, sorry i'm so late in responding but i've been crazy-busy these last couple of months. My thanks also go out to the MocAthalon judges for all their hard work during the comp, and for my ANZAC teammates for covering for my paltry 3 entries. Cheers! :)
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  March 28, 2012
Beautiful scene!
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  March 23, 2012
Another amazing build my good man :D Some amazing effects :D Good luck and great work :)
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  March 20, 2012
Excellent and beautiful!
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  March 18, 2012
The story you chose is very interesting, and you built it well.
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  March 17, 2012
Nice! Score = 4
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  March 15, 2012
Does Kevin J. Walter and Mister Bones EVER give out fives? Anyway, nice build!
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  March 15, 2012
Amazing work of art!
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  March 15, 2012
Fabulous!
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  March 15, 2012
Woah, excellant! Especially cool tail.
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  March 15, 2012
Absolutely beautiful. I'd love to have this on my mantelpiece.
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  March 15, 2012
Gorgeous! Excellent presentation, and flawless build! Score= 5
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  March 15, 2012
The build is just beautiful and the horse is stunning. 5 points ~ Chris.
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  March 14, 2012
Very, VERY artistic!
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  March 14, 2012
Impressive!
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  March 14, 2012
Wow this is an epic build. Congratulations!
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  March 14, 2012
Your score = 4
  March 14, 2012
Score = 4
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  March 14, 2012
You have certainly captured an instantaneous moment of ACTION! And... that water technique is Magnificant! Loadsa points should be coming your way! :)
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  March 14, 2012
Great sense of action here! Well built!
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  March 14, 2012
you leave me speechless because of the amazingness!!!!!
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  March 14, 2012
That's a lot of clear bricks...
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  March 14, 2012
Great build! Heh, so the handsome men are adhesive too, a slightly strange thought.
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  March 14, 2012
Nice!
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  March 14, 2012
Brilliant! This MOC has a truly mythical feel to it, great work!
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  March 14, 2012
Wow, exceptional work on the water and the horse. Score: scraping up a 5
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  March 14, 2012
thats cool i like the water horse best
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  March 14, 2012
WOW!
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  March 14, 2012
This myth was new to me, but I like the MOC.
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  March 14, 2012
Wow, I already thought I knew this myth... perfectly demonstrated, love the bait!
  March 14, 2012
NP mate ;).
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  March 14, 2012
Quoting LWC guy Brilliant entry! This is really awesome, the horse-spirit is very well carried out, and the waterwork is amazing! Love it!
Thanks LWC, i appreciate your kind words! EB and yourself have been carrying the ANZACS so far, so i'm glad to be finally chipping in with my bit. :)
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  March 14, 2012
Quoting E. B. That's amazing! A 5 for sure! Go the ANZACs!
Thanks buddy! I know i'm late out of the blocks with my first entry, but i'll be posting a bit quicker from now on. :)
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  March 14, 2012
Brilliant entry! This is really awesome, the horse-spirit is very well carried out, and the waterwork is amazing! Love it!
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  March 14, 2012
That's amazing! A 5 for sure! Go the ANZACs!
 
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