In celebration of passing the 2000 members milestone and becoming the largest group on MOCpages, the Fellowship of the Brick invites the entire MOCpages community to share in a fantastical undertaking! The objective is for the community to collaboratively produce an impressive archive of 2000 8x8 and/or 16x16 Middle Earth themed vignettes over the next year! Ridiculous? Yes. Unrealistic? Absolutely. But the same was said of Frodo's quest to destroy the Ring, so come and join the fun!
Here's a contribution to the Fellowship of the Brick's 2000 vignette challenge. It's the scene in which Gandalf visits Minas Tirith and reads the scroll of Isildur. The inspiration behind this was the floor tile technique.
Quoting Nathan Pownell
The floor is really cool, but this is probably not up to your standard. Good work anyway! :D
Thank you! I agree. Like I said, this was just to try out the floor technique. I rushed on the rest because I've got other things that I would rather work on. Gotta use all of that olive cheese, after all! :P
Quoting Mark McPeek
Fantastic work, Kevin! The bookshelf and floor are great!
I've seen this flooring technique several times, but I've never bothered to figure out how it's done. How did you do yours?
Thank you! It's done with 2x2 tiles (duh :P) with 1x1 rounds in the center hole on the bottom. You put them on every other stud (at a 45 degree angle) for one row, and for the next row, you put them in the center of four studs. Once you get the first row, it's really easy to figure out where the rest go.
Quoting Mark McPeek again
Oh, would you mind adding a comment on the 2000 vigs thread with a link to this? Thanks!
Quoting Noel Peterson
I suppose you got the floor technique from "The Brick Show"?
Actually, no. I've never heard of "The Brick Show." I saw the technique on Ian Spacek's (I think it was his) Princess Bride MOC on Beyond the Brick.
Quoting Graeme Straughn
Wow!!! LOVE That floor!! Amazing man!! Great book shelf too! VERY glad you're back... Oh yea! Though of you as I did a PAB at Disney today. :) I'll post pictures with my Jr. LOTR contest entry. :D
Thanks very much! Looking forward to seeing what you got!