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Post  D_Runyon on Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:49 am

I'm working on a microscale WW2-era destroyer escort. I'm looking for any feedback or suggestions you folks have to offer, both on the boat itself and the water. Pictures aren't great (I took them before leaving for work this morning). Thanks! (Let me know if you can't access the images- they're set to private.)




More photos at the links:
port bow
overhead
port stern
port bow 3/4

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Re: Destroyer Escort WIP

Post  P_Thorne on Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:31 pm

Since water doesn't usually have a regular square grid, the standard approach is to go SNOT and use the smooth lateral surface of the bricks. Then you can use mosaic techniques and embed a white wake for the ship.

With either SNOT-bricks or tiles, you could layer them for a sense of depth: clear (except those don't exist as tiles), trans-blue, then opaque blue.

Instead of a clich├ęd blue ocean, you could go for stormy grey, green or brown.

If you have a lot of cheese slopes, you can build wave crests. But since this is microscale, the scale might be too large -- unless it's a stormy sea. Then you need whitecaps. And the ship needs to be at a dramatic angle -- listing to one side, or bow-up cresting over a wave.

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Re: Destroyer Escort WIP

Post  D_Runyon on Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:11 am

The format of the base (studs-up, blue, 16n x 16n) is restricted through standard limitations (TwinLUG's Micropolis standard). The ship is intended to be portrayed as stationary.

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Re: Destroyer Escort WIP

Post  Cale on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:01 am

Micropolis eh? Cool! Looks realy nice so far.

Nate and I have a Micropolis train layout in the works. Maybe we can get a little PennLUG Micropolis layout going. Roy and Alice (former DelVaLUG members) want to expand the Brickworld Micropolis layout for next year.

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Re: Destroyer Escort WIP

Post  Brickadier General on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:09 am

I do not build in microscale, so I'm probably not much use when it comes to constructive criticism. That being said, I think that what you have here looks pretty great and is instantly recognizable.

I think it would be cool to have some microscale aircraft flying alongside of it.

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Re: Destroyer Escort WIP

Post  D_Runyon on Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:07 am

Thanks for the feedback! By the way, to scale, an Avro Lancaster bomber would be about 10 studs wide and 9 studs long.

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Re: Destroyer Escort WIP

Post  D_Runyon on Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:53 am

Check it out! Thanks for all your help & feedback!

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Re: Destroyer Escort WIP

Post  LEGO Dog on Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:44 pm

Nice job SuperDave! I expect to see this on our MOC tables Very Happy

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