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LOM: A Battle at Sea
For my city defense moc-off against Gilbert Despathens
About this creation

The Cast

Captain Gilroy: Large, intimidating, and fierce captain of the ship.
Batkin: Cold and mysterious first mate.
Melchior: Confused and troubled sailor.
Eridor: Friendly, energetic sailor.
Two other unnamed sailors
Mythronian fisherman




The ship gently rocked back and forth as the large Rainosian shouted at his men.

"Eridor, are the swords ready!?"

"They are indeed, Captain Gilroy," sighed the exhausted worker. They had been sailing for almost a day now; he was beginning to get a bit seasick.

"Well, then, you're off. Time to sleep. We'll slaughter those Mythronians in the morning."




"Slaughter?" came the disturbed reply from a sailor. "I thought it was going to be a peaceful duel."

"Peaceful?!" roared Gilroy. "Boy, how long've you been a Rainosian for? We don't do 'peaceful' here."

The sailor seemed worried as Gilroy spoke, but he forced himself to keep a straight face. "As you will, Cap'n."




The men retreated to their quarters below the deck and flopped onto the hammocks, relieved to be able to relax after a hard day's work. The sailor who had spoken out against Gilroy, however, sat in his bed, unable to fall asleep.

"Is somethin' the matter?" came the concerned voice of Eridor. "This's my first time on a ship, too. If you're seasick, you're not the only one." He winked and smiled at the sailor.

"No, it's not that. It's just...nothing. I'm fine, nothing to worry about. I just...don't like all this violence. It seems a bit unfair. I mean, if we're going to invade Mythron, shouldn't we show that we're better than them by playing by the rules instead of cheating?"

"Eh, don't worry about it. It's only gonna be a dozen or so Mythronians we kill. You must be familiar with them Mythronians - there's boatloads of 'em out there! Heck, we'd be doin' them a favor by gettin' rid of a a few of 'em!" Eridor sounded excited, but at the same time his face showed a look of resignation, as if he didn't really believe what he was saying. "Say, what's yer name? I don't think I remember you."

"The name is Melchior. You're Eridor, right? I think I remember the captain calling you by that name."

"Ah yes, the cap'n. Sure is one heckuva tough guy, isn't he? I sure feel sorry for the poor souls facin' him tomorrow."

Melchior was confused. "You feel sorry for them? I thought you said they were useless, meaningless."

"Well, that too. Heck, seems like I always see both sides of an argument. Maybe that's why I've never been good at arguin' with folks - half the time I'm against 'em, half I'm agreein' with 'em!"




Melchior nodded and decided to try to sleep again.

* * *





Gilroy went into his cabin as soon as he had seen the others go into their quarters. He was unsurprised to see the first mate, a man named Batkin, waiting for him in there.

"The Boss is pleased with your tactics."

"Well of course! I'm doing exactly what he told me to," replied the captain.

"However -"

"What's all this now? I done exactly what he asked!"

"Following one command does not make up for disobeying him once."

"Hey, wouldn't they cancel each other out?"




Batkin's face was static and cold; the captain could not read him. "The Boss is not so simple...as you should know if you are as close to him as you like to pretend."

"What do you mean?"

"I mean that he is very displeased by your failure to attack Falmor two months ago. Attacking a different city, two months later? Unacceptable."

"Well, tell him I'm sorry, but I don't really care what he thinks. It's my life, I do what I do, whether he approves or not. In fact - why're we all following his orders anyway? Who's he to tell us what to do?"

Batkin retained the cold look on his face. "You have gone too far!”

“I-!”

“I’ve had enough of you! No one defies The Boss and lives!




Under the shocked gaze of the Gilroy, Batkin pulled out a sword and stabbed the captain before Gilroy could react.

"One target down, hundreds to go."

* * *





It was morning when Melchior was woken by the sound of people walking about. Time to get up, he figured. He had eventually managed to get some sleep that night.




As the men lined up on the deck, they were greeted not by their captain, but by the first mate, Batkin. They were confused - Batkin rarely left his cabin. They knew little about him other than that he was known to be cold and impassive. He wasn't as physically intimidating as Gilroy, but he was more mysterious and frightening in that regard.

"Attention!" he shouted. "I'm afraid I have some very bad news today. Your captain has been murdered.

"You know what this means - we have a traitor onboard. If I find out who's murdered him, I'll personally kill the fool."

The men murmured among each other, frightened. Suddenly, Eridor broke the tense moment.




"Mythronians in the horizon! Get ready for battle!"

The others talked confusedly.

"Mythronians?"

"That be a mighty small ship for them Mythronians - they think they can fight us on that?"



As the ship approached, it became clear that the ship was not a warship at all.



Instead, it was a tiny boat, barely large enough to fit one person. The fisherman inside looked surprised to see the Rainosians.



Batkin's voice was filled with frustration. "Where are the Mythronians? They said they'd meet us in this area for battle!"



Melchior stepped forward. "I believe I have the answer to both of your questions.
"I did not murder Captain Gilroy. However, I claim no loyalty to the man."

Eridor was shocked. "Melchior, get back here and -"

"Secondly, my name isn't Melchior. I am a Mythronian soldier named Reghof, and I am here to fight Rainos's representative. Since the captain has been disposed of, I assume that I will be fighting you, Batkin."



Under the others' astonished eyes, Regof and Batkin drew their swords and began to fight.





Fourth Wall

That was a long MOC! I put a lot of work into it - over 3 weeks and 3 scenes.
Hopefully this ship makes up for my previous one. This time, I focused on lots of clever shaping and techniques.




I don’t usually showcase the minifigures much, but they have a few new techniques, so I thought they deserved a mention. Captain Gilroy has two methods of making a taller figure: first, a rubber band is double looped around his leg pegs, and second, he has a neck bracket on his neck. Both techniques are keepers, I think.




Batkin has a modified version of the first technique which allows for him to hold a sword at his waist.





Now I’ll go over the scenes (in reverse order). First is the captain’s cabin. Getting all the angles and offsets here was tricky.




Furniture removed for better view of the walls. You may notice that each of the side panels is 7 studs wide, so that the snake details could fit into the 5 stud space. But then…I needed to center the windows. Easier said than done. Luckily, I learned a lot about offsets from here, so I managed to get everything right in the end.

Other than that, the tooth details on the middle pattern were really fiddly and difficult to get in place.





The other interior scene may look simple at first glance, but it actually has several noteworthy techniques. First is the tilted boards, attached with jumper plates.
Next is the use of whips as some wall detail. Alone, I’m not sure how they’d look, but I like their look next to the portraits.
Other than that, I decided to fit in a roof (upside down tiles) to give it a cramped atmosphere.



And now, a look at the first scene: the ships.




The fishing boat was the first part I made of the MOC. The shaping is a new technique, I think. It consists of a row of brown tiles connected by clips to some tubing. Blue hinge plates are connected in a similar method. The base is made with a column of 1x1 round bricks, slightly bent.




I really like the shaping of the waves around the boat - all those trans-clear bricks finally came in handy.




The front. This shot is mainly to show off the angled 1x4 slopes.




Speaking of the dark brown slopes, notice how they work so well in transitioning from the black details at the top to the plain brown section? Anyway, here’s another shot of the whole ship. For those who didn’t notice, the sails have the Rainosian dragon on them.

The hull was the hardest part of the ship by far. The bottom layer is a bunch of 1x2 slopes slowly curving up and out. Next is a thin black stripe with some half plate offsets to follow the slopes closely. The red stripes are hinged outward, and at the top are some black details.




The cabin has a lot of angles and offsets. Aside from just my signature half plate offset technique, it’s also a hexagonal shape…




The curved lower stern was tricky to get right, but I like the overall effect.




Here’s a WIP picture showing how I did it. It revolves around 2 wagon wheels, some 1x1 clips, 1x1 bricks, and technic pins (to reverse the direction of the studs).

Well, that MOC was a lot of fun and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for viewing.

PS: Excluding the face, there’s one clue as to Reghof’s identity before he reveals himself. Can you find it?



Comments

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  August 13, 2014
Wow that is fantastic. Your storytelling is amazing. I really like how you made the characters seem so human. The build is amazing.
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  June 26, 2014
Quoting Talek Fire toa Are the pictures Of the inside separate or inside
Separate. Thanks for the comment!
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  June 25, 2014
Are the pictures Of the inside separate or inside
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  June 24, 2014
Awesome sails! Nice interior #1 (with the hammocks) too.
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  June 20, 2014
this is awesome great story p.s. can u please look at my stuff :D
  June 9, 2014
Quoting David FNJ What's up with people not liking illegal connections?! I love illegal connections. I use them in just about every MOC I do. But it is like you mentioned sometime ago that if it looks good, then by all means what is stopping you? :D
Yeah, I quite agree. I think of them as a way to go even beyond what LEGO allows you to do, in brilliant and, at times, refreshing ways. :)
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  June 9, 2014
Quoting David FNJ What's up with people not liking illegal connections?! I love illegal connections. I use them in just about every MOC I do. But it is like you mentioned sometime ago that if it looks good, then by all means what is stopping you? :D
Yeah, I agree - I'm fine with illegal/flimsy/overly complex techniques as long as they produce a good look. Although the flimsy ones can be frustrating - my UC WIP completely exploded once and partially fell apart several more times, all while trying to wedge the roof panels in...
  June 8, 2014
What's up with people not liking illegal connections?! I love illegal connections. I use them in just about every MOC I do. But it is like you mentioned sometime ago that if it looks good, then by all means what is stopping you? :D
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  June 7, 2014
Nice looking ship, mate! The interior scenes are done very well and the canoe/small boat is very creative. Realistically I think the ship might sit a bit lower into the water, but I realize that can be hard to do. Also, I'm assuming the wagon wheel technique uses illegal connections?
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  June 6, 2014
Holy psychokinetic flying bananas that wagon wheel technique is Awe-hahaha-some. Might use that sometime =).
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  June 6, 2014
I like the whole thing, especially the tall guy. you should do that to a guy in armor. he would be epic.
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  June 5, 2014
Wow! Stunning ship and techniques. The hammocks are my favorite.
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  June 5, 2014
I KNOW WHAT'S WRONG!!! The masts!! The masts are too short!! A ship, to be proportionate, should have masts higher than the ship is longer. :) Plus, the sails are so low the guys half to lay down to get around them. Now that I'm done with finding something wrong with this, and getting a bunch of hate for it, I will proceed to say....: The moc is fantastic, and if I wasn't doing research on the black pearl to get a good picture of it, I would never have known about the proportions dilemma. :) (which isn't really a biggie :P ) My only other problem with the moc is, as MC stated, the illegal connections. *shudder* All aside, it looks fabulous, and the hull is so good it looks almost pre-made. :) Well done!!
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  June 3, 2014
You know that feeling, when your moc has a number ending in 9, and you're just like, "Someone like it! Someone like it!" .....It's gone.
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  June 3, 2014
This is one of the best small ships I have ever seen. I really like the rounded back and I have no problem with the overall shaping. The size is of course a problem, but limitations on bricks cannot be overcome. Great job!
  June 1, 2014
After thinking about it for a few days, I finally decided to give you my vote. Tere was nothing bland anywhere on your boat - yet was always something neat to look at. Gilbert also had some pretty nifty techniques, but you matched that and just managed to impress me more. Well done!
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  June 1, 2014
Interesting hull-building techniques, nicely done, the interior scenes do look like they actually take place in the ship.
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  May 30, 2014
Outstanding job! This is easily the best brick-built ship I've seen.
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  May 29, 2014
Amazing!! I like the way you made the sail and the ship!!
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  May 29, 2014
Those ships are very well designed/built and look even better! Love the way you built the back (of the larger ship, not the rowboat) around a wheel.
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  May 28, 2014
This was difficult. You both have excellent builds. Here is the breakdown. I'm going to do one comment for the both of you, since it's going to be long. Halhi, you have a stunningly detailed ship. Everywhere you look, the details are there. The sail was superb. The interiors were all beautiful and creative. You also captured it all with very sharp photography. The color scheme is also wonderful, and I loved how you managed to incorporate it on the ship, the sail, and the interior. However, your ship is relatively small, and the bow is much too small for the rest of the boat. Gilbert, you have two much larger ships. When I was looking at it, I was thinking, oh this boat is a little bit smaller than Halhi's, but then I saw the BIG boat, and I was impressed. The shaping of both boats was perfect. The oars were very cool, and all of your figures were perfect (as always). The black and white boat is just stunning. The colors are so perfectly balanced, and there are just two of them. I loved it. Based on these things, I have to say that Gilbert gets my vote. You guys went different ways with this: Halhi has a smaller, slightly more detailed boat, and Gilbert had larger, slightly less detailed interior. The big thing for me was the shaping. Gilbert nailed it on both ships, whereas Halhi didn't fair so well. Excellent effort from both of you!
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  May 28, 2014
Excellent shaping on both boats, I especially love the blue coloring on the small one. The wheel technique in the back of the ship is genius, as well. Great below-decks scene, too! The whips and nets work really great, and you captured the cramped atmosphere very nicely.
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  May 28, 2014
Excellent job!! It looks more than fantastic!! The details are really great! I love it! 5/5 8-)
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  May 28, 2014
Wow! I didn't read it all but it looks amazing. There is so much detail on deck and inside. I love the hammocks and the sail is absolutly amazing. The technique for he back of the ship is real neat aswell. All in all this model is amazing, great job! =)
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  May 28, 2014
excellent curve techniques and half-plate offsets! That wheel technique... im speechless
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting White Hawk Great Build! Your skills are amazing.
Thanks White Hawk.
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus You saw this comming... Blogged by TFOL World! http://tfolworld.webs.com/apps/blog/show/42314591-groundbraking
Wow, thanks!
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus I know this creation will not get enough attention to be called groundbraking in a broader community, but the techniques here are pretty new for me and I think the technical aspect of this MOC is amazing.
Thanks! Right now I'm trying to work on innovation - especially in terms of stonework and curves.
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting David FNJ That right there is quite impressive. Fabulous work man! Really nice detailing on the side of the ship, and how you made the curved part with the wheel was genius! Great extra scenes too - I definitely liked the cramped feel with the (great) hammocks!
Thanks - glad I spent the time on the last two days making the interior. I make the main part over 3 weeks and make the extras over 2 days, Gilbert makes the main part over 3 days and makes the extras (and deleted scenes) in 3 weeks - funny how we work differently, isn't it?
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick Very nice work Halhi! The Rainosian ship is absolutely amazing, but it seems a bit small to be self sustaining. Still, the ship has some amazing details! I'm still amazed by that western wheel technique though! The Mythronian ship was very neat, but really it was a joke. It was way to small to be out that far in the ocean. Also, the story felt a bit filler. Nothing that interesting happened. The story doesn't really matter, but I just thought I'd point it out. Best of luck in the defense of the city though, all of Mythron is depending on you!
Sure the Rainosian ship is small, but I ran out of brown even despite the size, so my collection isn't large enough. Like I said earlier, the Mythronian ship was a joke. As to the story - the captain gets murdered, the Boss shows his influence for a second time in a more intense matter, the loyalty of the Boss's devotees is shown, Reghof starts a soon-to-come career of spying - that's enough in my eyes since I had planned out my entire LOM storyline planning to use Halbert for the attack. Anyway, thanks for the comment.
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  May 27, 2014
Great Build! Your skills are amazing.
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Awesome. I love the water and the sails are amazing.
Thanks! People seem to like the mosaics I do, at least on sails - maybe I should do them more often!
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Zach Lucia Greetings Halhi! Wow, I was completely blown away by these ships, wow. The small ship is really darn cool, and looks AMAZING, and the Rainosian ship? Perfect. Wow. My only gripe would be that your interiors are slightly gappy, but, wow. ~Zach
Thanks! And ugh...the gaps..I forgot to put a solid wall of bricks behind the panels - I usually do that since my offset techniques end up with the gaps you noticed.
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode Well, I don't see how you could have packed more detail into this bad boy. Phenomenal stuff!
Thanks Alex!
  May 27, 2014
You saw this comming... Blogged by TFOL World! http://tfolworld.webs.com/apps/blog/show/42314591-groundbraking
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  May 27, 2014
I know this creation will not get enough attention to be called groundbraking in a broader community, but the techniques here are pretty new for me and I think the technical aspect of this MOC is amazing.
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  May 27, 2014
That right there is quite impressive. Fabulous work man! Really nice detailing on the side of the ship, and how you made the curved part with the wheel was genius! Great extra scenes too - I definitely liked the cramped feel with the (great) hammocks!
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  May 27, 2014
Very nice work Halhi! The Rainosian ship is absolutely amazing, but it seems a bit small to be self sustaining. Still, the ship has some amazing details! I'm still amazed by that western wheel technique though! The Mythronian ship was very neat, but really it was a joke. It was way to small to be out that far in the ocean. Also, the story felt a bit filler. Nothing that interesting happened. The story doesn't really matter, but I just thought I'd point it out. Best of luck in the defense of the city though, all of Mythron is depending on you!
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  May 27, 2014
Awesome. I love the water and the sails are amazing.
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  May 27, 2014
Greetings Halhi! Wow, I was completely blown away by these ships, wow. The small ship is really darn cool, and looks AMAZING, and the Rainosian ship? Perfect. Wow. My only gripe would be that your interiors are slightly gappy, but, wow. ~Zach
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  May 27, 2014
Well, I don't see how you could have packed more detail into this bad boy. Phenomenal stuff!
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Asad . Those hammocks!! :D
That comment!! :D
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Gilbert Despathens Nice build - it truly deserves a full commentary, but I'll wait until the judges are finished before writing it. In the meantime --- You murdered me in effigy for accepting your pleas to wait until after the Mocathlon? As I recall, I lost a couple key advantages by doing so - you learned how to do buildings, and the city changed hands from one builder to another... Also, does the story sound a little biased to anyone? We Rainosians are peace-loving liberators risking their lives in an attempt to free Meids from the brutal, power-crazed, corrupt rule of Sir Kindle and his verminous ilk!
Thanks. That first part was a joke - also, the guy who murdered him was more of a villain than the original captain was, so... And no it's not biased, I told it as it is. I can't hide the truth that Mythron is superior :D
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  May 27, 2014
Those hammocks!! :D
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  May 27, 2014
Nice build - it truly deserves a full commentary, but I'll wait until the judges are finished before writing it. In the meantime --- You murdered me in effigy for accepting your pleas to wait until after the Mocathlon? As I recall, I lost a couple key advantages by doing so - you learned how to do buildings, and the city changed hands from one builder to another... Also, does the story sound a little biased to anyone? We Rainosians are peace-loving liberators risking their lives in an attempt to free Meids from the brutal, power-crazed, corrupt rule of Sir Kindle and his verminous ilk!
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Jozsef Venczel Wow! Great Job!
Thanks Jozsef!
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  May 27, 2014
Wow! Great Job!
  May 26, 2014
It's funny because Sherlock and Merlin look like they could be related. :P
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Stephen Boe Excellent...gosh I'm so tired. I went to a swim party and then watched a few episodes of Sherlock and Merlin at m' friend's house, and nearly fell asleep there...so, yeah, excellence. The bo - SHIP, is absolutely marvelous, still amazed by the wagon wheel technique. The boat is also pretty nice too....
At first I read Sherlock and Merlin as if it were one show :P That would be an interesting mash-up :P Thanks!
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  May 26, 2014
Excellent...gosh I'm so tired. I went to a swim party and then watched a few episodes of Sherlock and Merlin at m' friend's house, and nearly fell asleep there...so, yeah, excellence. The bo - SHIP, is absolutely marvelous, still amazed by the wagon wheel technique. The boat is also pretty nice too....
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Professor B. Well, I did notice the portrait beside his hammock... was that it? EDIT: Didn't even see Kai's comment.
Yep :P
  May 26, 2014
Well, I did notice the portrait beside his hammock... was that it? EDIT: Didn't even see Kai's comment.
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein Clue: Lucy. I was going to mention that and then read that last bit. :P
See, like I said, I knew you'd get it instantly :P Good job finding that!
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  May 26, 2014
Clue: Lucy. I was going to mention that and then read that last bit. :P
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting El Barto ! Great work on this, inside and out!
Thanks!
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Professor B. Ah, nope can't find it... Excellent MOC Halhi! I think this boat is much better than your other one. I love the curves on the Mythronian ship (even if there are a couple of cracks in it). The use of the wheels are ingenious, as are the whips. I'll have to try those designs some time. The flags are very cool too (recognized the dragon instantly). @Freeling: Dude seriously?! Go and build something!
Thanks! And glad you agree that it's way better than the last one :P yeah, I think the challenge is probably pretty hard unless you've been following my story obsessively...which means that Kai will get it :P
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Freeling ++ Wow nice! The whole thing is perfect! Well... Pretty much anyways. I'm glad that you've kept building. Unlike me, I've lost interest.
Thanks! And that's too bad :/
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Julia LeeP Wow...This is a really amazing build, Halhi, and much better than I could have ever dreamed it would have come out. The overall shaping and the impressive wagon-wheel technique that you implemented for the hull really makes it stand out, especially when you compare it to your latest ship. The cabin on the top is excellent. The dragon design on the sails are cool, and those whips really look amazing. I don't really like the red tooth pieces in the second interior, but it's such a small part of the build I don't really think having or not having them would really make much of a difference. The small fishing boat and the technique you used to string it together is cool, but IMO I think it may be a little too unpolished for a Mythronian, even a fisher... it looks as if it was carved out of a fallen tree in a messy fashion, but I don't think it really matters in the end, either. My only real nit-pick is the waves-- not the waves themselves but where they are placed--the story (at least to me), seems to imply that the boat is anchored, or at least not actively moving, and then, if it was moving, the biggest waves would be at the front. But, overall, I think you outdid yourself here, and I also think that you have a really good chance of beating Gilbert. Good luck!
Thanks Julia! Yeah...I kinda agree about the teeth. I tried to replace the square 1x1s with rounds, but with the rounds, the teeth wouldn't stay in. Perhaps they would have looked better with the rounds... As to the canoe, I'm not entirely sure I agree - it's certainly more polished than many of the Mythronian buildings I've made in the past :P Hm, the waves...didn't really think about that. I'll have to keep that in mind next time. Thanks for the advice!
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Ranger Elegost Brilliant, just stunning, those waves around the ship are superb work, not to mention those details inside, some spectactular building there, Great Work -Ranger-
Thanks!
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Evan Botkin Nice! I like the ship and the interiors. The thing I really don't like is the blue atop the canoe. I guess it makes it look a bit more Mythronian but it looks a little odd to me. Otherwise great work! The snakes look great on the inside of the cabin.
Thanks. Yeah, looking back at it a layer of brown over the blue might look better. Glad to know that the snakes worked well :)
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Fraser Robinson As I said in the faction group this is absolutely stunning. All around beautiful build, everything is perfect. You have now proved that without a doubt you can overcome any technical challenge you face and can invent brilliant and unique technics for no matter what the category. Well done Halhi, well done.
Thanks Fraser! Currently I'm in the process of finding some other new techniques, mainly for stonework and ground texturing.
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Mark McPeek Fantastic work! So many great details! I really like the mast design and the shape of the ship. One of your best MOCs, in my opinion.
Thanks, and I agree.
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting MCLegoboy ! While I am never a fan of illegal connections, the aesthetics of this ship are worth overlooking how they are achieved. It looks awesome. I really like the details in the sails and the interior.
Yeah, I'm fine with illegal connections as long as they look good. Thanks!
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Okay... wow. Fantastic work, my friend! Lot to love here! :)
Thanks Graham!
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Michael K. Very tidy!
Thanks Michael!
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  May 26, 2014
Great work on this, inside and out!
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  May 26, 2014
Ah, nope can't find it... Excellent MOC Halhi! I think this boat is much better than your other one. I love the curves on the Mythronian ship (even if there are a couple of cracks in it). The use of the wheels are ingenious, as are the whips. I'll have to try those designs some time. The flags are very cool too (recognized the dragon instantly). @Freeling: Dude seriously?! Go and build something!
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  May 26, 2014
Wow nice! The whole thing is perfect! Well... Pretty much anyways. I'm glad that you've kept building. Unlike me, I've lost interest.
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  May 26, 2014
Wow...This is a really amazing build, Halhi, and much better than I could have ever dreamed it would have come out. The overall shaping and the impressive wagon-wheel technique that you implemented for the hull really makes it stand out, especially when you compare it to your latest ship. The cabin on the top is excellent. The dragon design on the sails are cool, and those whips really look amazing. I don't really like the red tooth pieces in the second interior, but it's such a small part of the build I don't really think having or not having them would really make much of a difference. The small fishing boat and the technique you used to string it together is cool, but IMO I think it may be a little too unpolished for a Mythronian, even a fisher... it looks as if it was carved out of a fallen tree in a messy fashion, but I don't think it really matters in the end, either. My only real nit-pick is the waves-- not the waves themselves but where they are placed--the story (at least to me), seems to imply that the boat is anchored, or at least not actively moving, and then, if it was moving, the biggest waves would be at the front. But, overall, I think you outdid yourself here, and I also think that you have a really good chance of beating Gilbert. Good luck!
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  May 26, 2014
Brilliant, just stunning, those waves around the ship are superb work, not to mention those details inside, some spectactular building there, Great Work -Ranger-
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  May 26, 2014
Nice! I like the ship and the interiors. The thing I really don't like is the blue atop the canoe. I guess it makes it look a bit more Mythronian but it looks a little odd to me. Otherwise great work! The snakes look great on the inside of the cabin.
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Toa Infernum Epic! Lots of great techniques! Love all the shaping and angles, great work! Sorry I haven't read the story yet, I promise I'll read it later. The one thing I'm not a big fan of is the design on the sails. I thought it was the Mythronian-bird-symbol until you explained it... I still don't see the dragon. Anyway, this MOC is awesome! This match is gonna be close... EDIT: I also kinda wish the rails on the back of the ship are a little low. I can just see someone falling off. :P
Thanks! Yeah, I agree - I was having trouble with that and I was running out of red and black. Oh yeah, didn't think about the rails. Those Rainosians are so bad at building safe ships :P
  May 26, 2014
Epic! Lots of great techniques! Love all the shaping and angles, great work! Sorry I haven't read the story yet, I promise I'll read it later. The one thing I'm not a big fan of is the design on the sails. I thought it was the Mythronian-bird-symbol until you explained it... I still don't see the dragon. Anyway, this MOC is awesome! This match is gonna be close... EDIT: I also kinda wish the rails on the back of the ship are a little low. I can just see someone falling off. :P
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  May 26, 2014
As I said in the faction group this is absolutely stunning. All around beautiful build, everything is perfect. You have now proved that without a doubt you can overcome any technical challenge you face and can invent brilliant and unique technics for no matter what the category. Well done Halhi, well done.
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Mr. Cab Awesome! That technique with the wheels is really nice... I think you could successfully use that for a round tower, as well. The rainosian dragons in the sails are an awesome detail. I like the floor of the second scene as well, and you generally got a lot of details over the whole build. I would say this is up the the standard of your tavern build (the exterior one). Nice job.
Thanks!
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  May 26, 2014
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga Get over the change in cities already! There has never been anything in the rules that your enemy has to attack the city you pick, and it's a little unsportsmanlike, IMO, to accuse the Rainosian side of cheating because Gil switched cities and waited for Mythronians to finish the MA.
That was a joke :P Thanks
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  May 26, 2014
Get over the change in cities already! There has never been anything in the rules that your enemy has to attack the city you pick, and it's a little unsportsmanlike, IMO, to accuse the Rainosian side of cheating because Gil switched cities and waited for Mythronians to finish the MA.
Quoting The Build
The scenes, overall, look very nice. I can tell the cabin interior was subconsciously inspired by Gil's first ship cabin he built, whether you meant it or not. Both interiors look just a bit flimsy, to me, because in a few shots I can see gaps and spaces between some of the angles. The whip technique is definitely a good idea, though, and the hammocks are flawless. I can see you spent a lot of time on the warship's angles, and most of the time the angles look really great. There are a few places, though, such as underneath the stern and in the very front of the prow (by the 4x1 slopes) where the angles seem a tad off. You did a nice job integrating brown, dk brown, and black pieces smoothly into the hull. However, I feel like the center section relys too much on the different colors, and doesn't have enough shaping or decoration on the main hull. Maybe adding a few studs for texture, or some other type of decoration, would really set that area off. Aside from this giant critique, though, keep in mind that this ship is better than I could do, and that I'll be critiquing Gil's just as much ;) Good luck!
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  May 26, 2014
Awesome! That technique with the wheels is really nice... I think you could successfully use that for a round tower, as well. The rainosian dragons in the sails are an awesome detail. I like the floor of the second scene as well, and you generally got a lot of details over the whole build. I would say this is up the the standard of your tavern build (the exterior one). Nice job.
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  May 26, 2014
Fantastic work! So many great details! I really like the mast design and the shape of the ship. One of your best MOCs, in my opinion.
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  May 26, 2014
While I am never a fan of illegal connections, the aesthetics of this ship are worth overlooking how they are achieved. It looks awesome. I really like the details in the sails and the interior.
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  May 26, 2014
Okay... wow. Fantastic work, my friend! Lot to love here! :)
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  May 26, 2014
Very tidy!
 
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