The MOC with No Name . . Round 2 Entry for the MOCOlympics.
Blake Baer(me) vs. Josh B
CATEGORY: "The MOC with No Name" - In the spirit of the Spaghetti Western film genre, build a scene or story inspired by the time period of the late 19th century in the American West.
"We hang 'em high in North River!"
Nice day, ain't it, and a whole lot better for the posse catching that outlaw. You haven't heard? We sent a posse out a couple days ago to track down Jake Sullivan, that outlaw you've probably been hearing about for the past couple o' months, and they finally caught him!" *pauses to spit out tobacco juice "The whole towns turnin' out to see ol' Jake trussed up on the gallows. He's caused more th'n enough damage here, and we're glad to see him go. I'll tell ye, the country sure would be a lot safer if there weren't bandits like him lurking around. Well partner, I am gonna go get a whiskey in the Ol' Gold Mine Saloon. Be sure to take a stroll through the town. Godspeed, pilgrim."
I thought that would be a fun intro to set the mood for the creation. I am gonna do this about the same way as Irene. I am just gonna speak my piece and then let the bricks do the rest. I will interject once in a while but for the most part, I'll shutup because you obviously are not here to hear me speak.
This was my first time doing the wild wild west. I really enjoyed trying something new (My main reason for joining this contest) and I learned a ton. I always try to specialize in History, so this category just seemed built for me. Not my best build perhaps, but I am content with it. I was running out of time and I needed to get this up. Right so, it took approx 7 hours and about 3000 pieces perhaps. I was largely inspired by the Eurobricks spaghetti western contest and you can see tons of not-so-unique bits that came from the EB forum. Once again, I tried my hand at angling, and with a bit better results. I tried to capture the adobe feel of the architecture, but I am afraid my style is rather inconsistent. This town is set in the 19th century and I tried my best to remain in that time period without having too many anachronisms but I know there is probably 1 or 2. Also, none of the buildings are provided with interiors unfortunately. I foolishly designed the buildings to be rather weak and had to add supports on the inside so the interior was abandoned. I also spent a good bit of time on the minifigs. They are normally lacking for me, but this is the first time I've managed to produce some semi-decent figs.
Somebody had better comment on my pump!
I am so glad I remembered about my Sheriff decal. Whenever I am done with my decals, I just put them on the side of my bins so I can reuse them. So glad I did it with this one.
I wasn't particularly happy with the Jail sign, but I needed to put something there. I suppose it fits the western, rundown look but it doesn't reflect the thought or time put into it.
The travois is an original design by me. I may include it in another creation so we can get a better look at it. Also notice the papous in the back.
The plume for a cloth was a pretty unique idea IMO. Also, the siding for the saloon was an inspired technique using inverted panels.
I had to include Mr. Eastwood somewhere. The poncho and hat are the classic styles for the mysterious "Man with no name" about whom this category was inspired.
Well gents, there she be! Hope you enjoyed it. I will probably be adding some more text a little later. Lunchtime now.
As always, thank you for visiting. A hearty good-luck to my fellow contender.
C&C welcomed and very much appreciated.
Soli Deo Gloria!