Welcome! This is my custom build for Roast Mutton, where Bilbo and the Dwarves find The Three Trolls! By Roanoke Handybuck! :D
About this creation
Hello! This is my second of 19 builds I will be doing, where I will be building my way through the Hobbit story, one chapter per build, I will do this over the course of the year...
Anyways, about the build, this is one of the bigger Roast Mutton scenes I have seen, and is on a 52 x 53 quarter irregular base.
Here are some more pics:
"Where are my pants?" :D
Here are some WIP pics:
And here is the entire build again:
Also, be looking out for MELO coming this April! :D
This project started out pretty quickly, then kinda slowed down... I also had to clean my lego room, which surprising or not, took me about a week and a half to do... Another issue I faced, is the trolls themselves, as you can see, I am pretty bad with making brick-built creatures... :P I really struggle with that, and these (Which isn't great...) are my best brick-built creatures yet, otherwise, this IMO is a pretty good, and detailed moc...
Thanks guys! @Reese, yeah, I already got complaints about my pictures being to dark by Hild-y, Rhino and Classical... :P I was trying to get a darker scene, because it was a night scene, so I shut out all the natural light... *sigh*, guess I won't try that again... :P
Nice work! The trolls look pretty nice, and the base is also great. The only big problem I have is the lighting. I would recommend either getting brighter, white lights or editing the photos and messing with the brightness levels. If you want help, you can reach me in Google hangouts. :)
Thanks guys! @Rhino no problem m8, I definitely didn't take it as bashing, I said that I wanted C&C, and rockwork suggestions from the rockwork master is most definitely welcome! :D I actually ran out of pieces for trees... :P And, I was getting low on pieces for good rockwork pieces, so my cave turned out bad... And, that is why I didn't put an individual picture for the cave... :D Again, thanks everyone for the comments! :D
Hey hadden! This is great! Roast mutton has to be one of my most favorite chapters in the Hobbit! I think you did an excellent job portraying the trolls (action figure technique), as well as the landscape and such... i would reccommend two things, first, adding more foliage to the ground as well as two or 4 more trees... second, making the cave in the back less of a flat top... i did this on one of my builds, and just remember not being to pleased with the look...maybe having it come up to more of a point, going with the corner shape, or ending the rockwork at uneven levels, and continueing the slop with grass and earth colored plates... again, awesome work m8! Love seeing a build from you again!
Very nice! I really like the trolls, their whole design is simple yet effective.
Though I do agree with Hildigrim Took, there may be one too many colours in the landscape, just in my opinion. Anyway, looking forward to seeing all of the models. :D