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The Mother Lode
Back again with another landscape test.
About this creation

Old man Jenkins has finally discovered the mother lode of all gold finds.



Here we see the old boy standing in front of a huge vein of gold surrounded by crystal clear quartz in a remote and rugged hill.

Not much to say, so enjoy some rare quiet from us as you peruse the pictures.













Dem Notes: Another landscape we made in January to test out some rock work. After seeing the beard on the collectible fisherman, we just had to add the miner to this scene. We are pleased with how it turned out. Cheers!




Comments

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  November 7, 2011
Wow very impressive Mister Bones;) Thanks for commenting on my lego creation Mount Doom!!!
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  August 29, 2011
Thanks again for the comments folks!
Mister Bones
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Soap MacTavish
  April 11, 2011
I have dem baseplates! Awsome work!~Soap
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  April 9, 2011
You sound like Gollum saying we all the time. Nice job on this. the miner looks like an old fuddy duddy.
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  March 16, 2011
HAHA, thanks, but yes, I do stop. This was posted 2/6/11. I do have three other creations sitting in my studio at home, but I have time to snap the photos and post them, maybe April. Cheers!
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  March 16, 2011
Cool MOC, Mister Bones, don't you never stop with legos? ^^
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  March 16, 2011
Thanks Bob, the baseplate is from the old 1996 Western mine set. Set number: 6761: Bandit's Secret Hide-out: http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=6761-1
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  March 5, 2011
Awesome! I love the rockwork in the back! Where did you get the baseplate?
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  February 28, 2011
Gold. It's all for the MOC. ~Ryan
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  February 23, 2011
You're like a ninja, the way you sneak these MOC's in without me seeing! Great Work! One of my favorite landscapes yet!
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  February 23, 2011
Quoting Giovanni Seynhaeve I missed this? Really?! Nice one, Bones, it really (uhm) rocks. Now, if only he had a ladder...
It rocks? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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  February 18, 2011
I missed this? Really?! Nice one, Bones, it really (uhm) rocks. Now, if only he had a ladder...
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  February 18, 2011
that is some lucky guy with all that gold x]
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  February 18, 2011
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 very original, lighting experiments always light a smile on me, i also loved the theme, western, you did a great job on this landscape! i keep practicing to do as good, not easy! i would have loved if you d try the gold deep in a dark cavern, the effect sould be fantastic there as well, good show bones!
Funny you should say that, the original plans were for the gold vein to be in a cave, I have two of the light bricks in there that I was going to use to light it up, but....I forgot to build the cave. Smart of me huh?
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  February 18, 2011
very original, lighting experiments always light a smile on me, i also loved the theme, western, you did a great job on this landscape! i keep practicing to do as good, not easy! i would have loved if you d try the gold deep in a dark cavern, the effect sould be fantastic there as well, good show bones!
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  February 14, 2011
Quoting Jelle Heijne Your landscaping is really improving!! I like the rockwork as well as the huge sh#tload of gold! And I have seen a MOC today I just HAVE to show you, it's amazing! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/252630#reviews (No, it's not my own) Kind of strange though there is the #reviews behind it... Greets, Jelle
You are right, that is quite a great castle build.
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  February 14, 2011
Quoting The Green Hood Hey Mister Bones check out my page.I made something for you and I want to know what you think of it.
I will go have a look. Thanks
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  February 13, 2011
Your landscaping is really improving!! I like the rockwork as well as the huge sh#tload of gold! And I have seen a MOC today I just HAVE to show you, it's amazing! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/252630#reviews (No, it's not my own) Kind of strange though there is the #reviews behind it... Greets, Jelle
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  February 12, 2011
Excellent Dio great detail.
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  February 12, 2011
Hey Mister Bones check out my page.I made something for you and I want to know what you think of it.
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  February 12, 2011
I know what you mean I've built some dios which have seemed one way in reality but when posted look totally different.
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  February 11, 2011
Quoting Lt. John Harland You've given me a lot of superb advice of how to improve on my own builds, I like to think I've taken that to heart (or in this case to the brick) I like to return the favor. I like how you built the gold into the rock but one that kinda bothers me is just how busy the environment looks. With so much going on there is no one point that the eye can focus and be happy, instead its moving around so much that it notices few details. Maybe this is how these places looks for real, but it seems like there are way to many plants for the location. If you cut down on them I think this would look incredible.
John, I must agree with you on the busy aspect. It is funny how I looked over these pictures and thought the same thing, yet when I looked at the build in person, it did not strike me so. I think a bit less going on and better camera work would have helped. Thanks!
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  February 11, 2011
You've given me a lot of superb advice of how to improve on my own builds, I like to think I've taken that to heart (or in this case to the brick) I like to return the favor. I like how you built the gold into the rock but one that kinda bothers me is just how busy the environment looks. With so much going on there is no one point that the eye can focus and be happy, instead its moving around so much that it notices few details. Maybe this is how these places looks for real, but it seems like there are way to many plants for the location. If you cut down on them I think this would look incredible.
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  February 10, 2011
Quoting Captain McCoy™ load, not lode. nice, otherwise!
Check your facts before you try to correct. Mother lode is a principal vein or zone of veins of gold or silver ore. Look it up, but thank you for the comment all the same.
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  February 10, 2011
load, not lode. nice, otherwise!
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  February 10, 2011
Thank you for the comments everyone, quite nice.
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  February 9, 2011
If you were "testing" the rockwork, I think you passed, dude! Love all the detailing, especially the "gold" parts.
Mister Bones
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Dominick S
  February 8, 2011
Hey, I was wondering, could you please check this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/251526 Thanks!
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  February 8, 2011
Awesome!
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  February 7, 2011
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor Great rock work, and I definitely love the gold vein. The only suggestion would be to try and cover up the hollow studs, as they tend to steal your eye's attention.
I agree on the holes. I need more small 1x1 snot and practice.
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  February 7, 2011
Great rock work, and I definitely love the gold vein. The only suggestion would be to try and cover up the hollow studs, as they tend to steal your eye's attention.
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  February 7, 2011
I was waiting for an ewok to pop out from the crevices ... Excellent rock work!
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  February 7, 2011
A landscape test ? I think we can safely say you've passed..
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  February 7, 2011
excellent rock work and landscaping but the only thing, is that i found it a little hard to focus on some stuff because of the pictures.
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  February 7, 2011
Nice scenery. I like how you built the cliffs. Great job!
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  February 7, 2011
Quoting A Monkey A little crowded if you ask me...
You should have seen it BEFORE I removed a bunch of plants, rocks, etc. A valid point though.
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  February 7, 2011
Great. Love the vein of gold. That beard is perfect for a miner too.
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  February 7, 2011
A little crowded if you ask me...
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  February 7, 2011
What a beauty. I too like that beard. Nice rocks and all that gold...yahoo! see ya. garth
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  February 7, 2011
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy This is so rich in details, like the little streamlet for example. The lightning in the first pic is great, but my favourite is the one under your sentence "Not much to say...". This is pure gold, hehehe.
Thanks, that was also my favorite picture. I experimented with photo editing on a few pics as well, some are too bright, oh well.
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  February 7, 2011
Quoting Chris Phipson From the first shot I thought there was going to be a golden shower joke in this moc... It's sad that I've sunk this low, really it is. Great work on the landscape! Lots of little details in there like the cheese slope work and what not. Nice one! ~ Chris.
OK, that did cross my mind, but then I decided to do a regular build with no innuendo.....we need help for even thinking about that!
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  February 7, 2011
Quoting Outer Rim Emperor Wow the landscaping in this moc is very impressive! The rocks and plants go very well together and I really like your gold stream. Great job!
So glad someone noticed the gold nuggets in the stream, I realized I did not very good pictures of that.
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  February 7, 2011
Quoting Tom Simon I'll quickly dispose of a pet peeve of not liking painted base thingies, and move on to this: you no longer get to claim you are just getting your feet wet with a category you are not good at. This rocks! Landsacpe duly added to Bones' portfolio.
Thank you kindly Sir.
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  February 7, 2011
Quoting Dominick S First visitor, first comment! Cookie please. What's not to like on this! The gold is fantastical. Where dd you get that sand thing?
Thanks! The base plate, or sand thing, is from an old Wild West set, the mine I believe.
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  February 7, 2011
This is so rich in details, like the little streamlet for example. The lightning in the first pic is great, but my favourite is the one under your sentence "Not much to say...". This is pure gold, hehehe.
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  February 7, 2011
der be gold in dem darn hills...
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  February 7, 2011
Nice work man!!! This is really sweet. Top notch work in fact. I love the landscaping, I am envious of all who can landscape like that. The gold section is cool and I really like that little cart.
Mister Bones
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Sidewinder The Critic
  February 6, 2011
Beautiful work as usual, is that a new series minifigure I see?
Mister Bones
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Dominick S
  February 6, 2011
First visitor, first comment! Cookie please. What's not to like on this! The gold is fantastical. Where dd you get that sand thing?
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  February 6, 2011
From the first shot I thought there was going to be a golden shower joke in this moc... It's sad that I've sunk this low, really it is. Great work on the landscape! Lots of little details in there like the cheese slope work and what not. Nice one! ~ Chris.
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  February 6, 2011
Ok, Boony, you are definitely making progress by leaps when it comes to your landscaping. I dig the campfire ring.~H
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  February 6, 2011
Wow the landscaping in this moc is very impressive! The rocks and plants go very well together and I really like your gold stream. Great job!
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  February 6, 2011
There be gold in them there hills. Great scene and use of the beard.
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  February 6, 2011
Nice work. I wonder how rich that guy just got... >Eric
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  February 6, 2011
I'll quickly dispose of a pet peeve of not liking painted base thingies, and move on to this: you no longer get to claim you are just getting your feet wet with a category you are not good at. This rocks! Landsacpe duly added to Bones' portfolio.
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  February 6, 2011
$core!
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  February 6, 2011
Nice work Bones, the landscaping is very good looking. Cheers!~Swift
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  February 6, 2011
You said, "Huge vein." Looks great, especially that first pic!
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  February 6, 2011
Wow! very impressive rock work! Nicely done!
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  February 6, 2011
Nice, I like the use of trans. bricks for gold, looks like paradise :P
 
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