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MO Round 2 - James McKinnon VS. P. Voranc
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My Category: Wild West; Give us a scene from the old west. It could be a shootout at high noon, a prospector in the woods by the river, a saloon complete with a drunken brawl... your choice, just set it in the old American western style.
About this creation
Wow, round 2. This is first time I've made it on to the next round out of all two years I've entered. I'm quite amazed honestly that I did so well the last round. This round was a challenge. First off I'm terrible at building outside my comfort zone and am immensely grateful for getting a chance to do just that. Secondly I'm terrible at building trains, trains are my figurative kryptonite. At first I was quite pleased with my category, seems quite simple enough. The wild west, takes me back to my childhood (all of those ten years ago) in kindergarten when the one game we played was cowboys and indians and would spend recess shooting each other with our fingers whooping and madly. I soon realized that this was indeed going to be a huge challenge. There are so many different options to choose from: a saloon, complete with bar fight; a gold mine, being robbed with local sheriff in hot pursuit; a tired cowboy collapsing in the desert, with vultures circling overhead, waiting for a fresh meal. I decided to go with a train, with two bandits in chasing it, trying desperately to hijack it, and the poor engineer doing all he can to change the laws of physics. I had a tight schedule for this build as I had camp the first weekend (and spent my Saturday falling out of trees and almost busting my tailbone or spine) and am currently in White Rock as I write this and had barely enough time to finish everything before heading out to school this morning as I went straight to the airport after school. So armed with almost no knowledge, one reference picture, a tight building schedule, a good collection of bricks, some pride from the first round and a slight bit of hope after researching my opponents build strengths; I started to build.



A cactus calmly looking on wondering what all the fuss is about.



The cow catcher, it was a stroke of genius that led to the creation of this thing last night. I had been mulling over in my brain how to build this thing for the past hour when I picked up a gun and suddenly realized it had potential. After a quick five minutes I had this thing assembled and looking spiff on the train. An hour later I accidentally kicked the train over and spent the next twenty minutes remaking it.



A tumble weed, also calmly looking on wondering what all the fuss is about. I'm also quite proud of this because it took a while to build this and shows that battle droid heads have another use other than, well, battle droid heads.



The engineer who, as previously mentioned, is doing all he can to change the laws of physics, to escape from the dynamic duo of desperate desperadoes daringly darting directly towards him (I tried).



The aforementioned dynamic duo.



The wicked leader, purveyor of crimes, with a posted bounty of $2,500, wanted for stealing horses, disturbing the peace, killing the odd sheriff here and there, and jumping the line at the bank. And his horse who is also wondering what all the fuss is about but is so used to it that he doesn't really care.




Well this was a fun build and commentary. Thanks to those of you who actually bothered to read all this, all three of you, that is. Good luck to my opponent and before I go I will leave you with two links one the the home page of the MocOlympics and the other to the home page of my rival . Good luck to my opponent P. Voranc, and good luck to everyone else in the second round of the 2012 MocOlympics.



Comments

 I like it 
  October 20, 2012
A very inspiring MOC James. This will sure help me with my MOC Off against Halhi. :)
 I made it 
  October 8, 2012
Quoting P. Voranc Well, apparently better luck next time... It's been nice competing with you. Keep on having fun building your MOCs!
I have to admit that when I saw I was against you I was fairly certain this is how it would end up. Well good luck to you in the next rounds, and I hope that sometime soon we'll be able to have a rematch.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Well, apparently better luck next time... It's been nice competing with you. Keep on having fun building your MOCs!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
The train is excellent, and I love the tumbleweed! Sorry you didn't make it to the next round, but your build is still amazing!
  October 8, 2012
Nice work on this, a little more detail and you would have gotten my vote. Sorry, but I voted for your opponent.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Great scene and build!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
this is a beautiful steam engine - but your opponents entry has a lot more building going on. My votes going to him.... good luck with the rest of the judges!
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  October 7, 2012
The whole build was great but the tumbleweed was genius! Good luck with your judges! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Great work! The train design is fantastic, and the tumbleweed is well shaped too!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Tumble weed perfection! Best of Luck! :)
 I made it 
  October 6, 2012
Quoting The Timinater ! very cool, yet somewhat plain (there just is too much open space)
I do agree that there is too much open space bu that's the idea I wanted to give. Personally I feel that it would be quite boring to have so much empty space with nothing to do as a train engineer back in the mid 19th century in the desert. That is the feel I was going for, so I take it as a compliment even if it was not meant as such.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
The train is incredible! The tumble-weed really add's to it too;)
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Great train design and that tumble-weed is perfect!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Very nice train, the tumbleweed is brilliant, i love it!!! good luck!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
very cool, yet somewhat plain (there just is too much open space)
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Nice cow-catcher design!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Nice job! Great looking train. --Blast--
 I made it 
  October 6, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett A really excellent locomotive with some great details. Good luck - don't forget to put both your and your opponent's names in the title.
Thanks I'm now quite glad I waited to add it to the group.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
A really excellent locomotive with some great details. Good luck - don't forget to put both your and your opponent's names in the title.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Cool tumbleweed.
 
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