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lostatsea
01-24-2012, 10:04 PM
Sorry Guys but I found the time and couldn't resist entering this one !!

Let's see we got the old wall clock, some paint, Watercolors, airbrush, Bucket of clay , box of plaster, Fishing lures?, Gelatin??, Flashing lights, Moto-tool.
Yep should be all there! This is the U.F.O. Photography Forum Right? Wait a minute ....Damn!!!

Wait a second here...January mapping challenge Yadda Yadda
January 30th Yadda Yadda Mapping Diorama...Yeah Let's do that !!
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Upon the Incantation of the mystic words I will transform this Pile of Drek into a Masterpiece of art.
"Clatto Verata Nnn" ...Necktie, necturn, nickle, noodle. It's an 'N' word. It's definitely an 'N' word

tilt
01-25-2012, 08:28 AM
looks interesting... can't wait to see what you cook up... you are cooking right? ;)

anstett
01-25-2012, 08:39 AM
This will be interesting.

dangerdog15
01-25-2012, 12:49 PM
Yay! More entries are better. Can't wait to see what you make lostatsea!

lostatsea
01-25-2012, 09:56 PM
This is not a WIP, Well sort of ?? This is a proof of concept. This will hopefully be recreated with embellishments inside the compass in 3-D !! And not (I HOPE!!) the cheesy quality you are used to seeing on TV !! ;)41557

Background:
In 2496 AT the Taurian Sorcerer Magus Meridious ( self proclaimed Greatest seer of all times) created an artifact appropriately named THE Meridian Compass. The user of the compass could input a location into the compass and look down upon it in real time as if flying overhead. The compass was created using Blood magic so it was tied to Meridious and only usable by its creator in this case him. While spying on the nearby kingdom of Koedalon. He zoomed in marveling at the greatness of his achievement. However the Captain of the watch at the castle in shear panic of seeing a giant eye in the sky shot a flaming ballista bolt into the sky; out of the compass blinding the great Magus Meridious. In retaliation Meridious poured flaming lamp oil into the compass. As fired rained from the sky The castle at Koedalon was consumed. However the flaming oil also damaged the compass which exploded. The resulting magic backlash destroyed the compass' Meridious and most of his manor-house. His Apprentice did however escape.
The Taurian High council realized immediately the military potential .New compasses were created. These were Designated T.T.O.C. Taurian Tele Optic Compass. However any attempt to attack through a compass was more disastrous to the user/creator than to the intended target! .Besides anti- scrying charms could block the compass. And selling these secretly to neighbors was much more time efficient, profitable and more importantly SAFER than sitting around spying on peasant kings. Subsequent Models had charms put in place to protect the user but the protection worked both ways . Also if a map was inserted if did overcome the protection of anti-srying charms to some extent depending the quality of the map. Still other methods were more efficient and very few Compasses remain.

CAUTION: NEVER EVER Leave a Activated T.T.O.C. Unattended !!!

dangerdog15
01-26-2012, 01:46 PM
Nice story! I'm excited to see the results.8)

lostatsea
01-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Hi guys. Had to take some time off of creation to snake out the sewer then clean up the mess in the basement But I did get some work done on the T.T.O.C.

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Anyone know When the Exact deadline is Say Midnight EST Sunday the 29th ?? Or Midnight EST Monday the 30th ?? OR What ?? I will probably finish in the 11th hour ;)

Jaxilon
01-28-2012, 03:19 PM
hehe, I'm remembering Close Encounters of the third kind.

lostatsea
01-28-2012, 07:36 PM
Yeah that crossed my own mind too !! ;)

dangerdog15
01-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Mashed potatoes anyone?

Lookin cool man!

tilt
01-30-2012, 04:16 AM
you get a full 30th to finish up - I'll be closing the contest at some point tomorrow morning (CET+1) after kids are of to school.

lostatsea
01-30-2012, 05:54 PM
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Wanted to post something have 4 1/2 hrs to finish the compass. The heat is on !! Just A thousand more things to do !!

lostatsea
01-30-2012, 08:27 PM
Well I took some really cool pics with the dome on and the smoke billowing out through the dome but with out daylight they came out like crap. So this is the best I could do under the circumstances :( It is my own fault should have started sooner !!!
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Bogie
01-30-2012, 11:59 PM
Very Interesting, Creative, great colors.

Lukc
01-31-2012, 02:40 AM
Cool! I especially like the sea monster :)