November is almost gone, and I hadn’t yet done anything for Novvember! Honestly, since the failure of the Tenenbaums House I’ve been in a bit of a Lego funk, not really inspired to build much of anything. I’d had some ideas for Vic Vipers, but they were a bit beyond my skills and even further beyond my motivation. Yesterday, though, I sat down and set to work, heading in the opposite direction. Instead of doing something grand and experimental, I was going to go by the book, which is fine, since I’m not that well-read in the book.
Here, then, is my Vic Viper for Novvember 2010:
(There are a few more images you can see here.)
In addition to just making a standard VV, I wanted to try improving my color blocking (a term I picked up simultaneously from Lego discussions AND Project Runway.) Many of my creations are monochrome, or at least may as well be, with another color added more as an accent color than fully integrated. I wanted to do a build in which the color was more natural, and less of just a big blob of the same color parts.
The idea here was that the red was a sort of carapace over the dark gray (and yeah, unfortunately there are both types of dark gray in there, and not really by design), but with the dark gray also bleeding through to the red. I’m pleased with the results.
I could do better, though. Instead of one monochrome item, I have two, joined together. I still need some more practice with this, but it’s a nice start. Who knows, maybe I’ll try another one before Wednesday?