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TTR1: The Blacksmith
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About this creation
Contest: The Tourney 2015

Guild: The Royal Bucket Heads(Idk why I'm providing a link, but whatever :P)

Category: Armories
Last year, the Tourney wasn't always a friendly competition, so most of the guilds this year are looking for secure places to stay or at least safely keep their equipment out of malicious hands, and both the city and region of Guaire are full of fortified houses, derelict castles, sturdy inns, vaults, banks and even (although they don't always see that much use) some sewers. Scout out or set up shop in one of these locations. The buildings are primarily made of stone, so entries will be judged most strongly on stonework. Other than that, you have free license in designing this scene/structure.



The journey to Guaire and his rendezvous with the Royal Bucket Heads had been a blur of excitement. The RBH members had gotten off to a shaky start, but they were learning to trust each other as if they were of the same faction. Well, thankfully, the leader of the RBH was in the same faction as he was.
Right now he'd been tasked with looking for a place to stock their weapons and armor.
This looks like a strong, safe building. Leonard thought as he strolled beside it. I'd better ask around.



He walked up to a nearby Rainosian. "Excuse me kind sir, do you own this building?"
"Sure do. A beauty isn't it? Had it built just a few months ago. I'd make a bargain and say it's the strongest blacksmith shop in Guaire."
"Just what we need!" Leonard exclaimed. "I am Leonard Regalis of Enalica, here to compete in the Tourney, and my guild and I are searching for the right place to store our royal equipment—"



"Royal?" The Blacksmith's eyes shined. "Say no more, my friend. I'll be happy to loot—er—look after your things! You've come to the right place."
"Oh, what a relief." Leonard sighed. "I was sure some theiving pirates might come and steal our equipment before we had the chance to settle in."
"Uhhh . . . you sure you're Enalican?"



"Of course I am! Why does everyone ask me that?" Leonard frowned.
The Blacksmith coughed. "Haven't the slightest idea."



A passerby suddenly stopped and scowled at the Blacksmith. "Strange . . . that ax looks a bit like the one I used to have."
"They're fairly common around here." The Blacksmith muttered uncomfortably.
"And that spear remarkably resembles one that was passed down by my father!"
The Blacksmith looked defiant. "It's an antique."



The passerby was getting more agitated. "Both weapons were stolen from my cottage just this week! THEIF! HAND THEM OVER!"
"Now, now," The Blacksmith laughed nervously. "Let's not get hasty with accusations."



The man pounced on the Blacksmith. "FILTHY VERMIN! STEALING WEAPONS WHEN YOU MAKE THEM YOURSELF!"
"OW! HEY! METAL ISN'T CHEAP YOU KNOW!"



Leonard walked away awkwardly. "Well, so much for safe. I'd better keep looking."



Bonus pics. A shot of the entire building.



A close-up of the little porch-thingy. :P I really do like the way the loose plates look for this.



The chimney. I think I got just the right angle. ;)



Porchless. By the way, those windows are something I tried on my last build. But forgot to mention them. :P I wanted to get away from using the usual windows and try some without any panes. I think they look pretty good.



The roof, which uses the same style as the porch. Ehhh it would've looked better with some other patches of colors, and the transition from the side to the front should be smoother(I was up till five in the morning working on it, sue me :P). But it turned out ok, methinks.



The landscape. Flat . . . again . . . but I was way occupied with the building.



And that's how I held it up. It got a little frustrating at times to set up. Especially since it was late(or early morning however you want to put it :P)and I was tired.



A nice shot of the stonework. Which, of course, is the main focus of the MOC. ;) As you can see, I deviated from the usual stonework(the kind with lots of masonry bricks and plates sticking out :P). I like stonework smaller and more compact. There are a lot more details that way for me. And yeah, I just had to add the bits of dark red in. I know, I know, it's in the walls of the city, not the buildings. But I kinda like the splash of color. I guess you could say it was inspired by Mr. Cab.



And here's a better look at that porch. I'm honestly not sure if anyone's used this technique for roofs. I thought of it just the other day, but people have probably come up with it before me, since it's so simple.

Author's Note:
My first(technically) build for the Tourney and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I hope to see everyone in round two!

Thanks for reading!

Soli Deo Gloria



Comments

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  January 17, 2015
Quoting Gabor Horvath Wow! The roof is realy cool!
Thanks!
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  January 17, 2015
Wow! The roof is realy cool!
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  January 14, 2015
Quoting Justin Knelsen I love the way you built the roof!
Thank you!
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  January 14, 2015
I love the way you built the roof!
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  January 12, 2015
Quoting Jacob Pennington I agree, very interesting roof technique. Well done! :)
Thanks, Jacob!
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  January 12, 2015
I agree, very interesting roof technique. Well done! :)
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  January 12, 2015
Quoting Stephen Boe I approve of the roof. :D
Whoa, thanks! ;D
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  January 12, 2015
I approve of the roof. :D
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  January 12, 2015
Quoting Rosalyn Crown Fantastically original. ~Phoenix Rose
Thank you!
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  January 12, 2015
Fantastically original. ~Phoenix Rose
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  January 12, 2015
Quoting Calvin . Great build.
Thanks Calvin!
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  January 12, 2015
Great build.
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  January 11, 2015
Quoting Justin M My favorite from you yet! :)
Thanks Justin!
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  January 11, 2015
Quoting Julia LeeP The textures/colors are a little odd IMO, and the roof a bit akw., but the windows, the wooden framing, and the story are all wonderful. Good luck! :)
Yes, I was trying a ton of new things at once with this build. Some didn't turn out that well, but thanks, and you too. ;)
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  January 11, 2015
Quoting Joe McGill Your builds just get better and better :)
Thanks Joe! ;D
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  January 11, 2015
Quoting Reese Hawthorne Wonderful roof design! BTW, I think you need to state your bracket: the bear bracket. You just called it "armories". Try to fix it soon!
It's fine. Stating the bracket wasn't a requirement. Thanks, Reese!
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  January 11, 2015
Quoting bombin ben I love the roof design! Definitely a unique build!
Thank you!
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  January 11, 2015
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga The awnings/roofs are rather strange. Also, I would have taken out at least one of the colors in the stonework, it looks kinda messy to me. The windows and wood frames are very nicely built, though.
Yes, it seems lots of people have mixed feelings about this entry. :P Thanks, though.
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  January 11, 2015
My favorite from you yet! :)
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  January 11, 2015
The textures/colors are a little odd IMO, and the roof a bit akw., but the windows, the wooden framing, and the story are all wonderful. Good luck! :)
 I like it 
  January 11, 2015
Your builds just get better and better :)
Armon Russ
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John Smith
  January 10, 2015
Though simple, the roof technique looks good. Nice build!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2015
Wonderful roof design! BTW, I think you need to state your bracket: the bear bracket. You just called it "armories". Try to fix it soon!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2015
I love the roof design! Definitely a unique build!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2015
The awnings/roofs are rather strange. Also, I would have taken out at least one of the colors in the stonework, it looks kinda messy to me. The windows and wood frames are very nicely built, though.
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Halhi 141 The texture of the roof is pretty interesting. Not a fan of the edges of the roof, though. Good luck!
Yeah, I'll have to experiment with it a lot more in the future to get the right look. Thanks.
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Mariner 1000 Fantastic work, Armon! Good luck and FOR THE ROYAL BUCKET HEADS!!!
Thanks Mariner! :D
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Reynolds . Nice!
Thanks!
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Dr. Monster Nice roof work. Thanks for the WIP pics
Thanks, but those weren't WIP pics. They were just pics of the build without the roof. :P
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting ~ Brick That pile of dirt is really unnecessary, but the build as a whole is unique. While some of the elements, such as the h0rribly square window aren't too great, the overall feel is very nice and original. Particularly the roof, which was at a quite ambitious angle! Well done!
It used to be a patch of dirt. But then I thought it needed more layers, and it seems I added too many. You don't like my windows? D: Yeah, I guess I was just trying to be original. :P Thanks!
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  January 10, 2015
The texture of the roof is pretty interesting. Not a fan of the edges of the roof, though. Good luck!
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Matt W. Awesome job bro! The building looks pretty sweet. I wish you luck in the tourney.
Thanks Matt!
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  January 10, 2015
Fantastic work, Armon! Good luck and FOR THE ROYAL BUCKET HEADS!!!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2015
Nice!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2015
Nice roof work. Thanks for the WIP pics
 I like it 
  January 10, 2015
That pile of dirt is really unnecessary, but the build as a whole is unique. While some of the elements, such as the h0rribly square window aren't too great, the overall feel is very nice and original. Particularly the roof, which was at a quite ambitious angle! Well done!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2015
Awesome job bro! The building looks pretty sweet. I wish you luck in the tourney.
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Joseph Olson Why is everyone good in my Bracket!!! Oh well. Good build, not so nice blacksmith (:P), hope to compete with you in R2!
Lol :P Thanks!
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  January 10, 2015
Why is everyone good in my Bracket!!! Oh well. Good build, not so nice blacksmith (:P), hope to compete with you in R2!
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head Great looking blacksmith shop, enjoyed the crooked blacksmith too. The roof technique is cool, although for some reason it makes me a bit queasy seeing all of those loosely connected plates...I want to click them all together!
Haha, I know what you mean. :P Thanks!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2015
Great looking blacksmith shop, enjoyed the crooked blacksmith too. The roof technique is cool, although for some reason it makes me a bit queasy seeing all of those loosely connected plates...I want to click them all together!
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Freeling ++ Nice roof.
Thanks Freeling!
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  January 10, 2015
Nice roof.
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting John Smith Though simple, the roof technique looks good. Nice build!
Yep, thanks!
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting The Object of Legend You've done a great job here! Some of interesting techniques brought together for a wonderful result! Good luck!
Thanks, you too!
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  January 10, 2015
You've done a great job here! Some of interesting techniques brought together for a wonderful result! Good luck!
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  January 10, 2015
Quoting Gabe French Haha! Great build! I love the story! Hehe, perfect!!!
Thanks Gabe!
  January 10, 2015
Haha! Great build! I love the story! Hehe, perfect!!!
 
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