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Journey to Camelot
This little creation was made for a contest over at Classic Castle. This is my very very first attempt at Microscale and not going to lie I love the way it turned out.
About this creation
Camelot 1

This creation is a microscale creation of King Arthur's court at Camelot. Just for a heads up, there are no figs in this so don't be looking or criticizing about how empty it looks. Putting microfigs would completely ruin the atmosphere of the Microscale I was trying to achieve. I hope you enjoy it.



Following legend these ruins are where the wizard Merlin studied astrology and astronomy. The causeway out to the island is destroyed and crumbling. The ships design was rather hard to think of. I wanted the sails and I wanted the general shape of a ship and I think I did rather well.



This angle was mainly for the water coloring. This is a creation that is better seen in real life.



This village is pretty cozy. Perhaps one of the more frustrating parts because of the roofs this was kind of hard to set up. The Church was a big pain because of the steeple.



The dock is one of my favorite parts to this MOC. I just love the symmetry of the rods as logs.



The use of those dark green trees is kind of quirky. But Hey! If it is legit for Adam Tucker it works for me. You can also see the other parts of the ruins.



On the right we can see a flock of sheep in pasture.



The dead tree idea was a fairly experimental process. I had wanted a space filler without it having to be the standard Green tree. This musket pistol and hands gave me the perfect palette to use.



I couldn't resist throwing in a little beach. I tried to take as much shots from fig eye view as possible.




Here is the main inspiration for the model, the rare, the elusive, the novel, 1/6 of a stud offset! This was derived from some table scraps experiments.







Not sure what the pearl gold stud is. Perhaps it is just a little fountain/statue. The cypress trees were a little last minute addition.




Here is a shot of the multilevel madness of Camelot. It is fairly weak due to the 1/6th stud offset but it held for pics so that is good.



I love the use of the hands as chairs. This model is not built to the standard microscale scale, namely a cylinder would be a minifigure.




Thankfully due to my creators block on the title this table idea brought forth the Legend of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. This is probably the biggest pain second to the Church. All the chairs kept coming loose.



This cathedral was a last minute addition. I had actually planned on creating a cathedral but when I got the design of the table I knew my idea. Still I threw in the cathedral just for kicks and giggles.



Not altogether certain what caused the use of short legs as pews. But I don't not like it. I suppose in some abstract way the essence of the pews are there. Also I dedicate the window at the end to a good friend of my Katie Walker. If you want crazy art with cheesers go check her out.



I purposely put a band of old grey into the bley mix just to throw a little design into it. Very subtle detail.



Here is a shot of the 1/6 stud offset. Hardcore in a nutshell.

Well fellas there she is. As I said before this is my first attempt at Microscale. I had a blast and learned a lot. Thanks to the chaps over in CC for hosting the contest.

God Bless,
Blake



Comments

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  November 11, 2011
Brilliant! Truly a masterpiece!
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  November 11, 2011
Brilliant! Truly a masterpiece!
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  September 30, 2011
Very original ideas for miniature building. Excellent woodland.
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  August 17, 2011
Amazing! Great idea for the micro ship! Love the lego legs that made up the cathedral!
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  February 3, 2011
Excellent craftsmanship
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  December 31, 2010
the trees, the water, and the offset on the wall are awsome!
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  November 10, 2010
Its always cool to see micro scale stuff and this castle is no exception. I think my favorite part is the ship.
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  November 7, 2010
brilliant vegetation! and a great offset!
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  November 7, 2010
brilliant vegetation! and a great offset!
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  November 2, 2010
Never seen anything like this--Well done!
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  November 2, 2010
Wow....excellent microscale work and perfect details. I really love how you used hair and hats as folliage.
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  November 1, 2010
i love the whole thing! especially the trees and the off set stuff.
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  November 1, 2010
This is just awesome! I need to start making micro's of my own.
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  October 31, 2010
Great! For a first time it's really a successful attempt
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  October 31, 2010
Magnificent!
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  October 30, 2010
Nuts. I like the dead tree, I like the village, I like the dock. Great job for your first micro-scale Blake! The 1/6 stud offset is surely rare, but fitting here. It adds well, and finishes off this great build.
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  October 30, 2010
NICE! I had that Idea with the 1/6th offset before :/ but still, nice, I had no Idea on how to use it, but you found a way easily.
  October 30, 2010
Just want to clear up that when I said, "It's only a model" I was quoting Monty Python and The Holy Grail, not saying it as in your model isn't a big deal. The quote just fit so well at this time!
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  October 30, 2010
Now this is crazy awesome micro-scale building! Sweet techniques!
Blake Baer
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Tristan Amaya
  October 29, 2010
I got to say it Blake, you are becoming a GREAT builder every creation is better than the last ;) And the pews look great! And I know what you mean when they look bad, I always think that my stuff does not come out good, but people say its awesome? P.S The ships rock!
Blake Baer
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That LDD Guy
  October 29, 2010
Hardcore in a nutshell, very nice!
Blake Baer
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Captain Connor Patterson
  October 29, 2010
If I did not know otherwise, I would have thought that you have been building microscale for years! Fantastic man, fantastic!
Blake Baer
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Pony Lord7
  October 29, 2010
I'm not going to lie when I saw your name on this I wasn't expecting much but once I clicked on it I was very impressed.
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  October 29, 2010
"No, on second thought let's not go to Camelot. Tis a silly place."
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  October 29, 2010
It's very interesting that the water tiles are translucent. The 1/6th stud offset is amazing!
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  October 29, 2010
Quoting Chuke Lapman oh man! but why aren't your "i like it" showing? that offset technique is spesh, although maybe not strictly all that "pure" or whatever (i can't talk)
Yeah Luke I know right? But other people are having that prob so I'm hoping Sean will get on it.
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  October 29, 2010
oh man! but why aren't your "i like it" showing? that offset technique is spesh, although maybe not strictly all that "pure" or whatever (i can't talk)
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  October 29, 2010
NPU all over the place! Excellent!
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  October 29, 2010
Back for a second look. The 1/6 stud offset and the short legs for pews are genius!
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  October 29, 2010
That is... Just... BEAUTIFUL! -Jan
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  October 29, 2010
Excellently done, I love all the clever design ideas. >Eric
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  October 29, 2010
Quoting Tom Simon You can generate any offset you're lusting after if you use a free slider behind the scenes (say a bar and 2 headlight bricks).
Yeah but unfortunately with limited space I was only able to afford the 1/6th offset. Clever idea though!
  October 29, 2010
You can generate any offset you're lusting after if you use a free slider behind the scenes (say a bar and 2 headlight bricks).
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  October 29, 2010
A 1/6 stud offset? You are a genius!
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  October 29, 2010
Quoting Tom Simon Not just you Blake. Mine is busted. I also had trouble logging in today.
Yeah me too. Hey thanks Tom. You made me feel just a little better today;)
  October 29, 2010
Not just you Blake. Mine is busted. I also had trouble logging in today.
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  October 29, 2010
Quoting Tom Simon Lovely micro. Or is it nano at this point?
Haha most likely it is. Hey just a question but can any one see the total count of the "I like its" up at the top? Mine appears to not be working.
  October 29, 2010
Wow. This is epic. Where to begin, I wonder? The ship is awesome, the castle looks incredible, the dead tree was a stroke of genius, and...well, everything is great! Keep 'em coming!
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  October 29, 2010
Impressive work! I like the techniques throwed in.
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  October 29, 2010
Nice work, this is great! So much detail in such a small area!
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  October 29, 2010
Lovely micro. Or is it nano at this point?
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  October 29, 2010
Quoting Thoy Bradley Though I may point out that its a 1/5th offset.
Well lets take a look at the 1/2 stud offset. 2 of them go into the design to make it flush with the second stud. For this 6 of them go into the design to get it flush with the second stud. I did use 5 of those modified tiles though but then had a brick behind them to support them. So it is a 1/6th stud offset.
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  October 29, 2010
simply beautiful
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  October 29, 2010
This is amazing, I love those microscale boats!
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  October 29, 2010
Hey, Blake, I'm not going to lie, I love the way it turned out, too! I don't think I've ever seen so much detail packed into a microscale creation so successfully. It's really sweet! I also really perked up when I saw the stained glass window, and then laughed when I saw your comment about it. Yay, cheese slopes! ;-)
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  October 29, 2010
Ive never really been into micro-style, but this is great.
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  October 29, 2010
It's only a model... ;) Great work on this micro-scale castle. You used a lot of unique techniques that really sets it apart!
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  October 29, 2010
I like this, its very detailed and has a large variety of micro techniques. Though I may point out that its a 1/5th offset. Still a very useful technique which I hope pulled the desired result for you - works for me. ~Thoy
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  October 29, 2010
i will have to speak in writing until my jaw comes k from the floor can you check this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/233599
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  October 29, 2010
Absolutely fabulous! Such a tribute to the olden days, rather magnificent. Great job all around, keep it up! -Ultra
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  October 29, 2010
Holy micro castle! That's a lot of detail packed in there!
 
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