A scene built from the game ‘Splinter Cell: Conviction’.
Sam Fisher is surrounded by Third Echelon troops; his only defenses are his Heckler & Koch MK 23 handgun and the cover offered by a Café and its several verandas.
On the Xbox 360 the game has a very simple control system for ease of use, so you can focus more on playing the game, than remembering the controls. So, like many games “B” is the Melee button, or in game lingo the “Hand-to-Hand kill” button, and when pressed Sam Fisher pulls some neat move which kills his opponent. So in this MOC I tried to capture Sam mid-move.
Sam smackin’ down from the game’s signature third-person view.
A second soldier having detected Sam is hurling bullets and strong profanities his way, which by the way is the game biggest if not only problem, the amount of strong language in the game.
Two more troops investigate the gun fire. (Yes, I know you can only see one…)
Close up of the third soldier.
Now you can see both… And a flower bed.
An overview of the MOC, the second veranda seems bland, I know. I was going to build the side of the Café that stands there, but the lack of light grey bricks prevented it.
The first veranda is only half the size it is in game, also because of the lack bricks, but I made the flower beds as close to their in-game position and look. Oh, and you can see the rubbish-bin in this picture too! Which is also game accurate… Also the railing on the far right may seem to end abruptly but, in-game, there as a gently sloping hill leading down toward a high-way, but that was cut from production as well.
The stairs that lead to the high-way, originally I was going to have that too, but I couldn’t build the side walk… Yeah, you guessed it… out of pieces. I also spent the most time on them, trying to get them just right. I tried several techniques but I eventually went with the stacked plates. The amount of steps is also game accurate, sixteen.
The smaller staircase, I was going to make it snot like the verandas but making it studs-up kept it together better. So, if you hadn’t noticed the verandas are snot simply placed over a structural skeleton. Best way to save pieces. Also this staircase is not game accurate, it only has six steps instead of eight, but to give the rest of the MOC the right height I had to make this one smaller.
Notes about the Mini-figs: No, they are not quite game accurate, the troops are supposed to be dark-blue instead of black and Sam should be wearing a dark green long-sleeve, but hey I like them the way they are…