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Tracer Bullet
15. Brick Noir. Foggy streets and mysterious figures, trench coats and fedoras, and cigarette smoke that seems to have a life of its own. Build a scene based on the dark crime films from the 1940's.
About this creation
Built for Team Puzzle in the 2013 MocAthalon in the category "Brick Noir."

I was waiting and waiting for inspiration to hit me for this one. I watched all of the Star Trek episodes where Captain Picard plays Dixon Hill, private eye, in the holodeck. I was tempted to build a scene from Star Trek: First Contact, when Picard and Sloane are hunting Borg in Picard's Dixon Hill holodeck program... but I didn't.

I was flipping through my immense Calvin and Hobbes collection, rereading them all for the umpteenth time. Inspirational stuff. I came upon the Tracer Bullet storyline, when Calvin wears a fedora to hide the haircut Hobbes had given him. I built this mosaic:


I'm really liking mosaics like this. I shall be dwelling in this medium for quite some time.

Here's the reference image I used:


Please rate and comment!
Thank you, judges!



Comments

 I like it 
  October 4, 2013
Nice! :D Only thing I don't like is that there are no connections :/ But Calvin And Hobbes is my favorite comic... so yeah!
  April 16, 2013
Neat idea! -LB Senior
 I like it 
  April 12, 2013
3 points. I'm not a fan of connectionless builds either, tracing really doesn't take a whole lot of skill. ~Thoy
  April 11, 2013
Not really a fan of connectionless builds like this and it took quite a while to see the picture. 2 points
 I like it 
  April 8, 2013
At first I had no clue what was going on here, but then I saw the picture. Dude, that's nice. A very strong 4
  April 8, 2013
Score = 4
 I made it 
  April 6, 2013
Quoting Wes Pitter Being a big fan of the series, and having read the title, I knew immediately what you built, but some of the clarity from the cartoon was lost a bit in your build. I'm not sure what advice to give, but my score is a 4.
Yeah... I see some things here and there where I could've smoothed it out or covered it up, or even left out. I will be experimenting more with this style, so it will get better... hopefully. Thanks, Wes!
 I like it 
  April 6, 2013
Being a big fan of the series, and having read the title, I knew immediately what you built, but some of the clarity from the cartoon was lost a bit in your build. I'm not sure what advice to give, but my score is a 4.
 I made it 
  April 3, 2013
Thanks for the comments guys! And the score, Chris. :D I now realize that I should not have chosen the "large" option for my picture size, but stuck with "center" for this MOC. Ahhh well.
 I like it 
  April 3, 2013
Good thing you included that ref pic, the main image was hard to figure out. Nice work, 4 points ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  April 2, 2013
Unfortunately I had to see the source image to figure out what your mosaic was, but it's much easier to recognize. Brilliant work, though I'd love to see this polished up a bit more - this has potential to be magnificent.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2013
This is incredible.
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
HAHA I was just looking at that the other day and thought it would be great... This is epic. Well done sir!
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
YES. When I did this category I read through all the Tracer Bullet strips. I'm really glad someone got around to making Tracer in the Brick. :D Well done!
 
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