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Dawn Conquest: Behind the Scenes
The making of Dawn Conquest: Homecoming and Dawn Conquest II: The Turn of Power.
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A behind the scenes look at that making of Dawn Conquest: Homecoming and Dawn Conquest II: The Turn of Power.

Here is the set to Dawn Conquest: Homecoming. This set was rather easy to build and it was made to be one of Marcus's homes as a child. He runs to it in the beginning scenes of the story. The tower is a little plain but the fountain is pretty good. I tried to simulate a marble fountain by using yellow pieces in the making of it. The total set size is 32x32.


Here is a picture of Marcus from Dawn Conquest: Homecoming. This is the original image, no photoshop has been added. The pictures on this set were taken outside in the shade, if you check closely on both DC and DC II you will see that the pictures from the original Dawn Conquest are a heck of a lot clearer. A word of advice, if you can get your set outside, then take your pictures outside. That is assuming it is a sunny day outside, and in California, when isn't it?


The same image photoshopped. I got photoshop a few months ago and you will see my skills improving.


Now moving on to Dawn Conquest II: The Turn of Power. I made two sets for this build. The first is the inside of the church set which measures 48x48 studs. This is a place where survivors of the onslaught are taking cover. The idea behind this set was to have a dark church and at the end of the story have an all out fight with flames spreading throughout the whole church.


The outside of the church, this set measures 96x48 studs, the biggest thing I have ever build so far. The whole idea was to have a church built into a cliff. There is a guard tower to the right and a study room to the left.


Some of the details of the set. I finally got my hands on some greenery through P.A.B and Bricklink. I made sure to incorporate that in this build.


Here is the entire set. At first it was suppose to be a church on top of a large cliff, but I didn't want to tackle something that big. I really wanted to have a lot of ground detail. You can see how the path winds around the church. It was a good idea but a pain in the @#$ to carry out. The entire ground is made up of 1x1 bricks. Try and place 2,000 1x1 bricks one by one on the ground and you will see how fun it is!


Credits

The round tower design was made from the original technique thought of by
Professor Eggplant. The cliff design came from Mark Kelso who had the original idea to build rocks sideways.

Inspiration

So what inspired me to make this series?
I saw a great deal of castle designs by people like JD Luse, Professor Eggplant, and Matija Grguric, etc. I also saw a lot of really cools stories/comics like Hero's Peril by C Blanchet, Glomshire Knights by Dennis Price, and Apocalypsis by Mark Kelso. I wanted to combine the two, make a story while I can incorporate different castle designs too.

Random Facts

Dawn Conquest: Homecoming is made up of about 1,000 bricks
Dawn Conquest II: The Turn of Power is made up of about 7,500 bricks.

Dawn Conquest: Homecoming took about 15 hours to make and compete.
Dawn Conquest II: The Turn of Power took about 45 hours to make and complete.

Castle is my new favorite subject of building now!

And now, what I think the the awe factor of both MOCs, this picture right here. My decision to make a storm made it a little harder, but I have never seen a storm scene been done before and I think this came out very good.


Well that is it, hope you have enjoyed both stories, and look for further installments sometime in the Fall, after the MocOlympics.

Until then,
-Dylan



Comments

 I like it 
  September 26, 2011
cool castle
  March 10, 2011
love it mate
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  January 26, 2011
that last picture is epic. i saved a copy of it to use as a desktop background, hope you dont mind, and i wont take credit for it if anyone asks :)
  July 24, 2009
Hey Dylan i recntly just got Photoshop CS4 so can you check this out tell me how i did on my first picture? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/138610
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  July 23, 2009
Quoting Stuart Delahay re: the MOColympics by the way, but i'm building for a battle contest at the moment, and with a newborn and a toddler to look after I couldn't do an entry justice. Maybe next year!
Sounds good, I completely understand and good luck with your contest! -Dylan
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  July 23, 2009
This behind the scenes is really cool. I never thought about doing a behind the scenes. Its very creative!!! :) -Kaylee
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  July 23, 2009
This looks great. Itīs cheer size is impresive, and the building tecniches you emploied are also great. Bruno
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  July 23, 2009
This looks great. Itīs cheer size is impresive, and the building tecnichs you emploied are also great. Bruno
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  July 23, 2009
Nice to see some 'extras' to the story Dylan, and the un-shopped photos show what a good build you've made. Thanks for your kind comments re: the MOColympics by the way, but i'm building for a battle contest at the moment, and with a newborn and a toddler to look after I couldn't do an entry justice. Maybe next year!
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  July 22, 2009
Wow, you put alot of effort into this. Wow, it took so long for just two series, and good two series. Some much great details you put into. Fanatastic work. ~ Ghostman :)
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  July 22, 2009
You are great with your photoshop! Rain effect looks absolutely amazing, and I love that last picture!
Dylan B
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masterchief 1
  July 21, 2009
Nice castle, keep up the good work!
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  July 21, 2009
Brilliantly done, Dylan. Your Photoshop is great.
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  July 21, 2009
The rickety bridge is a nice touch. Great Castle scape!
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  July 21, 2009
Hey a really great build. I'm a big fan of the modern lego diorama so this is right up my alley. Nice plantwork, and the path is very effective. Maybe some slight undulations in the flatter brown areas to sculpt around the path and water details. V. Nice
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  July 21, 2009
WOW! This is very beautiful, goog job !!
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  July 21, 2009
WOW! This is very beautiful, goog job !!
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  July 21, 2009
Brilliant build!
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  July 21, 2009
Great job! This is a great castle scene!
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  July 21, 2009
Excellent presentation. Thanks for the look!
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  July 21, 2009
That last photo with the rain is awesome. Great job with the build. not bad at all for only 15 hours.
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  July 21, 2009
Excellent. I love looking at ruined castles, and I believe this is the first I've ever seen built from bricks. Top notch work, and the final picture with the rain and lightning is beautiful.
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  July 21, 2009
Really stunning!! Love your work, keep it up.
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  July 21, 2009
No we lost a military Mocer no!!! Anyways this is great and i see your photoshop skills have improved great job on evreything!
 
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