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MELO R2: Martin Geistefeldt vs. Josh Walter: Battle At The Gates Of Durin
About this creation
Bracket: Barad-dur
Opponent: The talented Josh Walter and his creation
Category: The Gates Of Durin

Well, here is my entry for the 2nd round of the Middle Earth Olympics. Definitely one of the best scenes in „The Fellowship Of The Ring“, and definitely a hard one to build (I think I'm pretty much the only one on MOCpages who had the nerve to build a movie-based Watcher in the Water that big). But in my opinion the result is worth the hours of searching for the pieces (and all the disregarded homework ;D). I proudly present the scene „Battle At the Gates Of Durin“!








The base is curved because of the better perspective.











In the Lego LotR video game (which is awesome), Legolas shot Gimli's axe in this scene, and Pippin always carried a carrot, so I put it in here, too :D








Some Orcs chillin' around.




And now to...wait, what is this? Looks like Gollum wants his fish back!




Yup, he got it back.








One last artistic shot. 'Pedo mellon a minno!'

Hope you enjoyed! And good luck to my opponent Josh!



Comments

 I like it 
  October 9, 2013
That's soooo cool! I love the watcher!
 I made it 
  February 2, 2013
Quoting Justin Knelsen My build is basically finished its a large layout and im just putting some finishing touches on it. Im just hoping the uploader problem will be fixed before the deadline.
Hope so, too, don't have a Flickr account D:
  February 1, 2013
My build is basically finished its a large layout and im just putting some finishing touches on it. Im just hoping the uploader problem will be fixed before the deadline.
 I made it 
  February 1, 2013
Quoting Justin Knelsen This is a great entry! I love the creature and your gates are excellent as well. Looks like I will have some tough competition in round 3. Good luck to you! Oh, just wondering hows your round 3 build going?
I'm still building ^^ warg and it's rider are ready, just working on the background now. I think everybody will be pretty surprised about it ;D And your entry? Very excited about it!
 I like it 
  February 1, 2013
This is a great entry! I love the creature and your gates are excellent as well. Looks like I will have some tough competition in round 3. Good luck to you! Oh, just wondering hows your round 3 build going?
 I like it 
  January 25, 2013
Congratulations! As you're probably aware, you've made it to Round 3 of the MELO: http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=18639&topicid=87351
 I like it 
  January 21, 2013
Martin, Thanks for your kind words. I commented on your first build before we were assigned to face each other that I liked the clean lines and elegance; round two continued that trend for you. I am glad to have had such a worthy opponent and that you have made it to round three. I look forward to seeing what challenge you have next- what ever it is, I'm sure you will be more than a match for it:) Congrats, Josh
 I made it 
  January 21, 2013
I really thank the three judges for their comments. I'm very happy that I got the possibility to continue building for this great competition. :D
 I like it 
  January 21, 2013
As the others have said this was a close call. However, because you actually did the battle, and because of your clean build, I have chosen your entry.
 I like it 
  January 20, 2013
The closest call I've had to make...it'll be a shame to see either of you two go. Yet even though your opponent's interior was better, you gave us a well, presented, well thought out artistic masterpiece, with wickedly difficult angles, SNOT, and a creature (which in my opinion is harder than just 'brick on brick' work. So, with that in mind (although the vastness of your opponent's creation and stellar foliage we enormously impressive) your refined MOC won my vote. And at a 1-1 tie...the third judge prepares...
 I made it 
  January 20, 2013
Quoting Josh Walter Martin, you have outdone yourself! Excellent build, best of luck to you! ...updated my link to your Round 2 entry :)
Hehe ok ^^ thanks
 I like it 
  January 20, 2013
Wow! The watcher is instantly recognisable, and i how you curved the base! Good luck in the contest! :)
 I like it 
  January 20, 2013
Awesome! The monster is really nice, and I liked the columns on the interior.
 I made it 
  January 20, 2013
Quoting Ryan "Ronin" Dragonslayer Excellent! I've seen a few takes on this scene on MOCpages and I think you're right; the most I've seen of the Watcher is tentacles. This is great! The battle is well done (I wondered what Legolas and Gimli were doing) and the curved base is ingenious. The mountain and the doors are great and the Goblin cameo in the back is hilarious. "Whatcha readin?" "Goblin Monthly...some article on the plight of the Goblins back in the Second Age and the repercussions of their actions during the Nirnaeth Arnodiad." "Pshaw! You and I both know you can't read!" "I CAN READSES!!! GIVE US OUR FISH!!!" Great job and good luck in the contest!
Haha yeah :D thx for the nice comment Ryan!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2013
Bahaha, the carrot and axe, I thought those might be from the game ;) Great work, the monster is, well, monstrous!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
Clever base and I got a kick out of the orcs chillin'! :)
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
Great job! I like the creature!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
This was a very difficult call to make. I went back and forth between the two builds numerous times. While I like your rock-work a tad better, appreciate your clearer pictures, and am intrigued by your angled base and monster, Josh managed to win my vote by a narrow margin. I like all his foliage better, his Moria interior, and the spaciousness of his entry (yours was just a little too cluttered for my liking). But hold your head high! This was a very tough decision for me and things could still turn in your favor. Good luck with the other two judges!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
Excellent! I've seen a few takes on this scene on MOCpages and I think you're right; the most I've seen of the Watcher is tentacles. This is great! The battle is well done (I wondered what Legolas and Gimli were doing) and the curved base is ingenious. The mountain and the doors are great and the Goblin cameo in the back is hilarious. "Whatcha readin?" "Goblin Monthly...some article on the plight of the Goblins back in the Second Age and the repercussions of their actions during the Nirnaeth Arnodiad." "Pshaw! You and I both know you can't read!" "I CAN READSES!!! GIVE US OUR FISH!!!" Great job and good luck in the contest!
  January 19, 2013
Martin, you have outdone yourself! Excellent build, best of luck to you! ...updated my link to your Round 2 entry :)
 
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