[BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins [Update]

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Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

Postby Cakeman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:15 am

stubby wrote:These guys should team up with the Chosen of Solek.


It made so much sense I created a little backstory. So now they are firmly rooted on Medivo it seems, and affiliated with Solek.
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Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

Postby Cakeman » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:02 am

Update

So I managed to scrounge up parts for another dinosaur. Chant with me: "Solek! Solek! (ey äy ftagn!)"
I was very much inspired by Zahrus fantastic Enigma of Sol in trying to craft a better look for this one.

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It features an elevated platform for archers, and a large backmounted catapult for hurling canisters of explosive fire at the enemies of Solek.

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Side view

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The dinosaurs back rear end ass is protected by extra plating and we can see the two engineers/gunners who load, aim and fire the catapult.

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The firebombs are stored somewhat unprotected, but then again inventory space is scarce in a ride like this. To avoid painful accidents (though hilarious), it's best to fire them all at the enemy before anyone is close enough to throw in a torch or anything similarly disrupting.

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The warbeasts of King Kroc! Now to be honest, I'm not as fond of this new one as I am of King Krocs personal ride. Ofcourse this is due to a lack of skulls and spikes, but I somehow thought I could pull off a more polished look. Not so. Is it just me, or what do you say? Is it the general shaping, should I have the platform in the back or at the sides and the catapult mor to the front for a better more menacing look?
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Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins [Update]

Postby TheVengefulOne » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:21 pm

Style: 8.5
Substance: 8.5
Photography: 9.5
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Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins [Update]

Postby Kommander Ken » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:59 pm

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Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins [Update]

Postby aoffan23 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Style: 9.5
Substance: 8
Photography: 7.5

A lot more to take into account than most of the builds. Overall great, really cohesive force. The points I would have deducted for using the Prince of Persia bolt thrower are more than made up for by the extra bits like the hut and swamp scenery.
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Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins [Update]

Postby Cakeman » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:28 pm

aoffan23 wrote:The points I would have deducted for using the Prince of Persia bolt thrower


Well spotted, I bow to your superior lego recognition. Actually, I picked it from the shelf to arrange a siege-unit, and it looked pretty ok so I kept it. Also, I was lazy. Now that my secret has been found out, I guess I have to do something about that.
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Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins [Update]

Postby aoffan23 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:13 pm

Cakeman wrote:
aoffan23 wrote:The points I would have deducted for using the Prince of Persia bolt thrower


Well spotted, I bow to your superior lego recognition. Actually, I picked it from the shelf to arrange a siege-unit, and it looked pretty ok so I kept it. Also, I was lazy. Now that my secret has been found out, I guess I have to do something about that.


Hey, there's nothing wrong with using official Lego builds in your army. Don't let me noticing it change your mind.

Also the only reason I recognized it is because I own the set and remember building it. :P
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