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MOCOlympics Round 6: Blake Baer vs. Nick Barrett
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2013 MOCOlympics Round 6:
Blake Baer (me) vs. Nick Barrett

Category: "DON'T PANIC - Build something from Douglas Adams classic Scifi comedy, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy."

Hey all,

Another entry for the MO here, this one from Douglas Adam's famous Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series. I originally wasn't sure if I was gonna put out an entry for this round just based on my time and piece, but I managed to throw this entry out. For those who are unfamiliar with this classic sketch from the movie, Vogons are arguably the third worst poets in all of the universe: "Vogon poetry is of course the third worst in the Universe. The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their Poet Master Grunthos the Flatulent of his poem "Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning" four of his audience members died of internal haemorrhaging, and the President of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council, survived by gnawing one of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been "disappointed" by the poem's reception, and was about to embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles when his own major intestine, in a desperate attempt to save life and civilization, leaped straight up through his neck and throttled his brain. The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator, Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England, in the destruction of the planet Earth."

This is just a representation of a cartoonish vogon from the movie. I wanted to stretch out and challenge myself, so I decided to go for something different this round. I wasn't really used to building faces and sculptured bodies like this, so this definitely stretched me in a good way.

Nick, you are a fantastic builder and it is an honor to have made it this far and to be placed against a builder of your caliber. It has been a pleasure. Good luck with the judges!

Thank you judges for all the effort and work that you guys do for the community. It is such a gift and sacrifice.

Anyhow, hope yall like it.

SOLI DEO GLORIA!
-Blake


































A picture for reference.
Vogon Poetry



Comments

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  March 16, 2014
Great work!
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  December 10, 2013
This is just masterful! Brilliant work!
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  December 3, 2013
Looks just like the movie! killer!
Blake Baer
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Thoy Bradley
  November 29, 2013
Really nice work Blake, I'm gutted that you missed out on the final round, I honestly would have loved to see you take it out this year. Congrats on all the fantastic builds mate! ~Thoy
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  November 29, 2013
Suitably disgusting work.
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  November 28, 2013
Sorry for the delay, Blake - I just checked emails to find Chris asking if I could jump in for a tie-breaker vote. You guys both did some terrific work, and the form on this one was well done. It took a lot of switching back and forth between your pages, as these are really close in so many ways. I finally decided to give my vote to Nick, based mostly on the scale of his build being a bit larger and (IMHO) just a bit more ambitious. Nevertheless, you've done another really nice piece here, and the decision was obscenely difficult. Nice work, bro!
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  November 27, 2013
This is by far the toughest matchup of the games so far. This was one of my categories so I was very pleased to see such wonderful creations come out of it. you both did an incredible job, there are things I like better about each build making it almost impossible to pick a favorite. That being said, I think yours was cleaner and really had the feel down, therefore you get my vote. I think this ties it up, so it could easily go either way. Best of luck!
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  November 27, 2013
I would guess it comes to a tie, and well deserved for both. I really like the style of Nick, but I must say I am also more familiar to his builds.Your build is geniuous, and really truly extremely well looking, Nick's build has something more of a scene in it. I wouldn't be able to pick 'the best', lucky me I'm not in the jury. I wish you both all the best!!
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  November 27, 2013
Really nice Vogon sculpting, especially the eyebrows and wig. One vote still to come in, will it push this to a tie-break? Well done żn any case!
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  November 26, 2013
I'm sorry for the short comment, but I'm a bit in a hurry and buried in work. Blake, great character design - faces are very hard to build - but in the end, Nick got my vote. Good luck nevertheless.
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  November 25, 2013
How fun that you both got to build to a D. Adams theme! About a month ago I finished reading his 2 Dirk Gently books. After seeing both you and Nickís entries, I am certainly going to have to read the Hitchhikers series too! It appears Adamís Hitchhiker series are just as wacky as his D. Gentlyís books, allowing you both to take your own unique routes in following the theme! Best of luck with the other judges. :)
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  November 25, 2013
Wow, this is an excellent entry. I love the film and you captured the scene very well. Good luck mate :)
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  November 25, 2013
Wow Blake! This is so creepily accurate! Fabulous work!
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  November 25, 2013
Best on the contest!
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  November 25, 2013
Super build Blake, is there anything with the brick that you can't turn your hand to? I find the construction of the fig really satisfying here, and the clean base with the crab and rod are perfect detail touches to frame him nicely. Excellent stuff and balanced nicely at 2-2, so good luck to you!
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  November 25, 2013
Oh, how I LOVE that you've done this , Blake. And such a superb rendering of the Freeman-era HGTTG-concept, too. Spot-on! 5/5 and my profound compliments! Cheers =)
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  November 25, 2013
I woke up this morning to some superb builds. Thanks for giving me such a tough job all round. This is a beautiful build, the Vogon is full of life and the base exceptionally well executed. Unfortunately Nick's build recalls for me the iconic spirit of the book, and the scope of his build, vehicles, characters and architecture meant he edged my vote. Still I love this and you certainly made little judge's head work.
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  November 25, 2013
Excellent job here, Blake, you've captured the Vogon look superbly well. Win or lose, it's been a great pleasure competing against you. Good luck to us both!
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  November 25, 2013
Fantastic work Blake! The sculpting on the Vogon and the little details are incredible! Great show mate and good luck to you! It was a blast competing against you last round! :)
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  November 24, 2013
This probably sounds trite by now, but you semi-finalists have blown my mind! Utterly brilliant performances all around! Having played in the MOs before, I know how tedious Round after Round can begin to feel. The fact that you chaps are going stronger than everóIíd go so far as to say that this Round has produced the best in show thus faróis a testament to each of your masterful abilities with the brick. Bravo! But as you're well aware, I unfortunately have to pick between you and your opponent. When all is said and done, you've got my vote Blake. Congratulations!
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  November 24, 2013
I can honestly say at this point in the contest that there ARE only winners. Truly a spectacular build Blake but I think Nick just eeked past ya on this one. He got my vote. Good luck with the other judges! ~Chris.
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  November 24, 2013
Hold on a sec, just picking up my jaw. But seriously . . . the face is absolutely and totally mind-blowing. Perfect job and good luck!
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  November 24, 2013
Well sculpted/built Blake! Love the texture and detail involved and best of luck with the other judges!
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  November 24, 2013
Excellent entry, I'm glad you found time to post. You and Nick both brought some great interpretations, in very different styles. It's a really tough call for me - I think Nick has the edge (by a hair) in building finesse, though your entry appeals to my aesthetic vision more. It's a tight margin, but you have my vote. Best of luck with the other judges.
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  November 24, 2013
Very well done! I personally like your piece usage for the eye brows. ingenuous.
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  November 24, 2013
Wow, just looking at this MOC creeps me out, which means you've done a very good job. The crab is pretty neat, too. Good luck!
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  November 24, 2013
Amazing Job!!!
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  November 24, 2013
Wow! Awesome!!! The details of the face are just amazing!!! (Also, I noticed you don't have a link to your opponent's homepage or creation... You might want to add that) :)
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  November 24, 2013
Awesome Blake! You really captured the revolting qualities of the Vogon. (That's a good thing. =]) I'd say that you have successfully stretched into the realm of sculpted face and body. Amazingly well done for a first time. Impressive and good luck to you!
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  November 24, 2013
Awesomely freaky face design!
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  November 24, 2013
That is sweet man! The texture on the face is amazing! The crab (crab right?) is so cool and so real! Good luck man!
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  November 24, 2013
Impressive entry there , Chief! Freaky character, but great detailing. Good luck!
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  November 24, 2013
Awesome! Good luck! ~Bill
  November 24, 2013
One of my favorite book series of all time. Excellent work, sir!
 I like it 
  November 24, 2013
great detail on the face! Good luck with the judges!
 
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