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A White Cliff Of Dover
Just the one, with a bit of Dover Castle on top...
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Decisive Action.

TERRITORIAL DEFENSIVE POWER: SEA



As the enemy navigates our strangely built water (let me know what you really think of that - I could use some tips), and prepares to attack....



... and wonders how to get over that cliff...



Surprise!!



Slightly based on fact: Accessible from Dover Castle, the famous cliffs hide a vast network of underground rooms and corridors, mostly put there during WWII to enable communications with shipping in the North Sea. Shouldn't be much of a stretch to put some artillery in there behind a hinged bit of rock face...



If you visit the castle now, you can walk around some of this labyrinth - and it's fascinating. Someone had the bright idea to use them as a nuclear shelter for local government in the 1960s, but it turned out the chalk of the cliffs is the wrong stuff to shield you from radiation.



Dover Castle itself is the largest in England, having been massively expanded during the Napoleonic wars. This is just a tiny bit of it.



Anybody who points out that Dover is a very long way from any of the CCCP's territory will be shot.



Comments

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  September 15, 2013
The water's edge, the waves, the white cliffs... all are wonderful! :)
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  September 8, 2013
Once again awesome work! I love the waves coming in nice touch . The hidden gun emplacements are fantastic. Love the castle but aren't the white cliffs out of your ter bang! Ohhh you shot me! Great job!
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  September 2, 2013
Awesome design on this, looks a lot like the blockhauses on the cliffs in Normandy. I like how most of it is historical, overall nice job!
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  August 27, 2013
Excellent dio!! Love the idea and the design.
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  August 22, 2013
I love the waves!. nice job. ;)
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  August 20, 2013
I love that castle; the gentle curve of the wall is just perfect. Very nice diorama!
Nick Barrett
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Emerald Knight
  August 18, 2013
Nicely done !>....
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  August 18, 2013
Where's Eric Johnson? lol
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  August 18, 2013
Great work. I really like the work with the waves. Well done!
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  August 17, 2013
Nice idea! I like guns!
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  August 17, 2013
Nifty!
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  August 17, 2013
Good!
Nick Barrett
Keith Goldman
  August 16, 2013
Another spectacular build General Barrett, and specifications accurate as well. Good luck in the final weeks!
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  August 16, 2013
Attack is the best form of defence!
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  August 15, 2013
Now that's how you do rockwork ... with guns!
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  August 15, 2013
Great build Nick full of surprise. I really like the water technique especially the waves, I think DAS is right a few extra 'splashes' of colour would really add to it.
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  August 15, 2013
I like the contrast betweej the smooth, sandy beach and the rough chalk cliff. Nice bit of castle up there too. It should really have a minifigure climbing the soft chalk cliff with ice axes to finish it off :P
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  August 15, 2013
The facade is great. Waves need to have some green in them, if my memory of swimming in the sea off the south coast has any truth to it. It is the imposing nature of the cliffs, and the simple castle that really works. Nice composition.
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  August 15, 2013
Fantastic work Nick!
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  August 15, 2013
Awesome, the waves on the water seem good enough, but I think you could really cram more guns into the rocks, or at least make them a bit more detailed :D
Nick Barrett
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Dr. Monster
  August 14, 2013
Looks great! I checked out some real wave pics and saw that there are undulations before and after the main body of the wave. Given the scale you are working in that may not be appropriate with this MOC, but it would be cool to see water that dips and dives around a wave.
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  August 14, 2013
So the Guns of Navarone has no monopoly over this idea? As far as your waves go, you might use some white caps to up the dramatic energy. Those cliffs are impressive. Does Dover draw rock climbers from around the world?
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  August 14, 2013
Fantastic MOC!!
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  August 14, 2013
Quoting Achintya Prasad Dover is a long ways away from the CCCP. And I'm sitting on board me carrier; now come and get :-) Anyways, not bad. I was originally going to recommend to reframe from using the bar and clip plates; but then I saw what was inside..... I didn't see that coming! Only think that I feel you could've done would be to add more detail in those bunkers. You have a massive cliff wall; why not use the beautiful facade to cover up more of this secret tunnel and base? Would look pretty cool :-) Still though, the mini castle gives it a 5/5.....
Thanks Achintya :-) With more time, I probably would have built more of a network in there. As for coming to get you... I'm gonna need a bigger boat!
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  August 14, 2013
Lovely work, I was genuinely surprised to see the weapons pop out!
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  August 14, 2013
lol, I never expected this, to me, it already looked hard enough as it was to conquer, but, now, it d take quite an arsenal to reach the castle, I love the cannon contraption, cool bit of historical info too, the water looks nice, I ve been thinking lately about a technique that involves many tiny blue wedges like you used on the beach for waves, I d mix trans, with opaques, obviously, it would take a lot, and they re not easy to come by, for what you had on hand, I guess this is the best result you can expect, and it looks convincing enough for me, bravo Nick!
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  August 14, 2013
Dover is a long ways away from the CCCP. And I'm sitting on board me carrier; now come and get :-) Anyways, not bad. I was originally going to recommend to reframe from using the bar and clip plates; but then I saw what was inside..... I didn't see that coming! Only think that I feel you could've done would be to add more detail in those bunkers. You have a massive cliff wall; why not use the beautiful facade to cover up more of this secret tunnel and base? Would look pretty cool :-) Still though, the mini castle gives it a 5/5.....
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  August 14, 2013
Quoting Nick Pascale "The Forces' Sweetheart" is an English singer, songwriter and actress whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War.
WWII was brutal but sometimes the soundtrack was pretty good, thanks to her.
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  August 14, 2013
Quoting matt rowntRee Looks like I'll need to call in Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn to take care of this little installation. Nice one Nick, but Navarone even fell. ;) BTW isn't Dover a long way away from the... BLAM! Okay, okay. Just kidding. Jeesh.
Too late.. your brains are all over the wall now :-)
  August 14, 2013
General Barrett. It's obvious that the arms race is back on in earnest! This MOC is hilarious. The quaint castle overlooking the channel. Classic. And then... Navarone! I never saw it coming. Yellow heads do not lie. MOCs like this quite literally build military power. Excellent!
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  August 14, 2013
Quite interesting! I heard the song "White Cliffs of Dover" as I went through this! There'll be bluebirds over The white cliffs of Dover, Tomorrow, just you wait and see. I'll never forget the people I met braving those angry sky's I remember well as the shadows fell the light of hope in thier eyes and though I'm far away I still can hear them say Sun's up for when the dawn comes up There'll be bluebirds over The white cliffs of Dover, Tomorrow, just you wait and see. There'll be love and laughter And peace ever after. Tomorrow, when the world is free The shepherd will tend his sheep. The valley will bloom again. And Jimmy will go to sleep In his own little room again. There'll be bluebirds over The white cliffs of Dover, Tomorrow, just you wait and see. and to hear it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IW42Wju75A It was a powerful WWII song. It was made popular by: VERA LYNN in 1942! Dame Vera Lynn, DBE (born Vera Margaret Welch on 20 March 1917),[1] widely known as "The Forces' Sweetheart" is an English singer, songwriter and actress whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War.
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  August 14, 2013
The working functions are quite impressive.
  August 14, 2013
Looks like I'll need to call in Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn to take care of this little installation. Nice one Nick, but Navarone even fell. ;) BTW isn't Dover a long way away from the... BLAM! Okay, okay. Just kidding. Jeesh.
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  August 14, 2013
Nice placement of pieces! The waves make it more alive.
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  August 14, 2013
Very nice! I like how you built the section of Dover Castle, and the artillery emplacements are a nice hidden feature.
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  August 14, 2013
Nice model! I love the castle on the top! Here's an interesting article on the White Cliffs: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/wog/white-cliffs-dover.
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  August 14, 2013
Awesome work man! I really like the castle and the cliffs. The artillery idea is fascinating! Great work!
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  August 14, 2013
Nice cliffwork, although I spotted those hinges almost immediately! And the water works rather well, even if it's not translucent. Nice waves, though! Very natural looking.
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  August 14, 2013
That's pretty sweet! Keep on building.
  August 14, 2013
Nice!
 
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