For my MOC-off against Graeme Straughn. Good luck!
FYI Judges, please judge the jungle MOC.
About this creation
I apologize for the bad pictures. It was sunny yesterday so I had to take them inside.
After the success of the Flame, Henry, Everard, and Joseph (the homeless man who had become their companion) had left Santuario and had been sailing for 10 days with Mythron as their destination. On this day they had sighted another ship which gradually drew near. We raised our Enalican colors and in reply they raised a Neurogian flag, and we received a hail of crossbow bolts.
One of them struck the Joseph to the deck. Everard stood there stupefied. He had experienced death before, but never someone so close to him since… his mother. Everard stared down at Joseph. They had cared for and gotten to know each other. Joseph had even saved his life once...
They had been traveling with members of the Flame when they had been ambushed in the jungle. A man with a had run at Everard, Henry had been distracted by an archer, and Joseph had rushed forward unarmed and pushed Everard aside into the waterfall at great risk to his life. He had then grabbed the knife-man and tripped him.
And here Everard was, watching his friend die. Joseph spoke,”Everard,” he choked, spitting up blood,”I want you to go and find someone else like me. Help him.”
“Yes,” Everard replied, tears running down his cheeks,”I will.”
So the only new thing that I tried out was paneled rock work. Nothing too fancy, but I think think it turned out pretty well (you can see it better in the WiP pic).
To cut to the chase, I give my vote to Graeme. Noel, your build certainly had some good traits and perhaps a better composition, but the transitions between studs-up and studs-sideways building were fairly rough, resulting in an odd mish-mash of appearances. I really like the fighting-in-shallow-water setup, with is both novel and visually attractive in terms of colors and layout. Graeme, you won on the consistent, solid feel of your build. Panel rockwork might be more complex, but I your studs-up landscaping blended far better from section to section and had a smoother, more-natural feel, and all of the glorious offsets and other techniques employed in the house more than made up for any simplicity in the landscaping. However, I do have a few nitpicks, particularly the grey studs mixed into the landscaping (some of which looked almost white in the photos, and very distracting); the presence of one bare, grey patch of ground that has no counterpart elsewhere; and the blockiness of the cross-section on the side between dirt and rock. Good work to both of you, though!
Sorry I'm so late but this is fantastic! I love that waterfall! I tried and tried to get one built for mine but it didn't work out- but you're looks perfect! You can go ahead and start the judging if you want, I've got pics of my build but I think I'll just re-upload it later for a freebuild. :) (Don't worry- I won't count it for points.) I'll try to get the pics up some time soon but I hate making promises because I can never keep them. :)