2014-08-15

MOC: There's no accounting for taste

 This is my entry for this year's summer building competition on Palikkatakomo, the Finnish LUG. The theme of the contest was to build something based on a traditional Finnish proverb. I chose "Makuasioista ei voi kiistellä" which translates neatly into "there's no accounting for taste" and fortunately makes it possible to understand the MOC in English too. It's simple - A geezer's having his dinner in a restaurant, but the dinner appears to be something complete nonsense. Tee hee hee. Such fun!

There were no limits on scale or technique, so I went with figures quite near to Miniland scale. Basically they are similar to my steampunk ladies posted in March this year. I had two tablescraps lying around, the heads of the figures - One with beard built using Technic cams and one with that waitress-style head thing, what ever it is called. I browsed though Finnish proverbs on Wikipedia and ended up with this one.

I hadn't build scenes with larger figures for some time, so I had to pay extra attention on posing of the figures. Granddad with the cam beard looked rather stunned already, and I gave him a little hunched pose to enhance the effect. The waitress had to have a smart posing as she is giving the cheeky comment. 4x4 studless wedges gave nice shape to her dress, and I'm especially pleased with the pigtail hair.

The set-up is quite basic restaurant stuff. Building tricks include whips as the back rest on chair and leaves embedded into 3x3x3 cone. The table is 100% SNOT and yes, that's an alive ostrich head on the menu.

-Pate-keetongu

PS. The educational period of my civil service begins on Monday and it takes four weeks. I'm able to reach Internet, but I can't build except on the weekends that I spend at home.



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