Tag Archive for water tecnique

The Falcon’s Nest

High above the river, deep in the tree crown, there’s a lookout post for the brave Lenfel rangers. What makes ‘Sergeant Chipmunk’s creation stand out is the lively foliage. A wooden footbridge connects the high trees on both rivers banks with a high tower in the middle. Another interesting detail is the river, slowly flowing beneath the lookout post, then splashing over the rapids, and calming down again.

Beautiful waterfalls

Creating a realistic looking waterfall with bricks is not an easy task. Here are two approaches, in a way similar, but the water techniques differ. First, the Linvale Falls by aardwolf_83 is made mostly with transparent bricks and plates. The trans-clear parts create a nice splash of water, and the blueish still water is a great contrast to the falling water of the falls. The landscaping of Linvale Falls is amazing, the SNOTed rocks and the lush greenery provide a nice contrast to the stone bridge.

Microscale castles

Building in microscale is always a challenge, especially if you consider including various details in the landscape and architecture. I found these nice models of microscale castle, and they each have something unique. The first one catching my eye today was the stronghold made by Karf Oohlu. The stronghold is pretty simple looking, and has a feel of something really old, before the advanced building techniques were known. It’s surrounded by a vast meadow, and it’s actually the wedge plates used for the base that got my attention. Overlying them creates a nice landscaping.

Extravagant luxus

If you wish to spend a week in a exquisitely architected family home, enjoying an infinity edge pool or a private beach, or simply endulging yourself in this distinctively extravagant luxury lifestyle, you should contact C├ęsar Soares, and ask him for more details. His Point Dume Residence really is special in every way. I’m not sure what I like better, the interesting style of the building or the lush palm trees, but for sure, the infinity pool is my favourite.

Cheese Island

Not to be cheesy, but this island is built from a large number of cheese slopes in different colours. I got to say, Grant Davis is not only a great builder, but also a person with steady nervous and lots of patience.

Hyrule Castle

I’m not familiar with the Hyrule Castle from the Legend of Zelda, however this MOC by Joseph Zawada is nevertheless outstanding. Formost it’s the whole scene with bright colours that caught my attention – the blue spires contrasted by the grey walls, lush greenery around and on the walls, and clear blue waters surrounding the castle. Closer inspection revealed much more interesting details, the most prominent are the round towers built with different variants of SNOT.

Time to cool

What’s better than to cool down from the high summer temperatures by having a swim in the cool waters of a secluded lake with crystal clear blue waters, and shaded by a high rock wall and green lush trees. Apart from that, this lovely scene made by Joshua also serves as an inspirational for landscaping, so it’s worth checking the high-res image.

The docks of Isil Oro

Built for the Lands of Roawia role play adventure, this MOC by aardwolf_83 stands out for an interesting water technique, SNOTed rocks and diverse, yet similarly styled cottages. In addition, the mighty grey wall is interestingly textured, and one can only guess what’s hidden behind those high walls.

Green paradise

The lush greenery initially caught my attention, however soon the bright blue water refreshed my memory of all summer vacations. Gentle breezes, the sound of waves hitting the rocks, and lots of green shadows – a perfect place to relax after days and nights of sorting bricks (or whatever equally stressful). Mar Vei‘s mini island is also a inspirational for landscaping.

3D book illustration of Robin Hood

What I like about this duel between Robin Hood and Little John is first of all the book-like base of the scene. It’s a an interesting and unique way for a display stand, but it also makes sense to use it as a base for a scene from the Robin Hood’s adventures as described in a book. In addition, Paul Vermeesch also showed his skills creating Robin Hood and Little John using variety of bricks. My favourite detail though, is the little stream spilling out from the pages.