As a final hurrah to a great (if sickness induced) weekend of bricking, I decided to put together a more significant landscape creation for y'all. This is one of the largest landscapes that I've done in recent months and was wanting to try out something a little more unique than the last dozen of my landscape themed builds. So I incorporated a dark gray border for the build as I've seen other builders do on here and also tried a slightly different technique with the trees (giving them uplifted branches rather than drooping ones). This is the first time that I went so detailed into ruins as well. I went so far as to put a couple of boulders which may have been hurled via catapults during the siege of this fortress. But my boulder bricking skills are still pretty kaput, so at least I tried...
I also tossed Nolan and Patrick in there because the scene really needed some life and a feeling of animation. True, my froggie pal helped with that, but I needed something a bit more substantial ;)
One of them boulders. Do y'all have any tips or how-tos for improving my skills in that area?
I've heard grumblings about there being such an emphasis on one-view creations. As such (while it will not always be my habit or within my ability), I have decided to make this build fully viewable from all sides and angles. True, the back doesn't look nearly as glamorous as the rest of the build, but I did fill in the holes and added a bit of landscaping to make it match what's going on in the entirety. Don't believe me? Check it out! ->
And the frog ;)
As for the purpose behind this creation (other than a time user while I wait to get wholly better), I wanted to again reiterate how all earthly kingdoms, no matter how great and mighty, will someday pass. Kings are deposed, nations shall come to ruin, memories will fade. But the ruins of the past serve as powerful reminders to our present day and to the future to come...
This is why I have such a hope, joy, and peace, knowing that the Kingdom of my great God and Savior Jesus Christ will stand for all eternity. Nothing can or ever will prevail against it. So whatever goes on in my country or in the nations of the world, I can rest assured knowing that my eternity is secure and sure in Him. God will never leave us, nor forsake us... (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Very nice. I really like your attention to detailing this model, like the boulders. I would give some tips on how to improve them, but I'm just about as bad as you are. :-D Anyway, awesome model and looking forward to more!