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Minas Tirith by BuckarooJoe Minas Tirith by BuckarooJoe
Sand sculpture of Minas Tirith.
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ZimmyRose Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazingly good 

Do they have to bring in their own sand, or use the sand that's there? I know some sculptures need special sand 
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BuckarooJoe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just regular sand.
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ZimmyRose Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, all right. 
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AutumnLeaf1230 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it has a world of magic :)
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Spiffer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :) How tall is it?
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BuckarooJoe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
7' ft to the top of the rock spur, 11' to the tip of the tower.
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Shit, I just have buckets to use.
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flyingnautilus Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Most impressive.
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Turin-of-Howerdom Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet Jeebus that's amazing!! And to think I've ever gotten accolades for my meager castles... I bow to a master.
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DrCharliebear Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My god. *-*
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Sabbrielle Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Holy crap! Just so you know, this photo currently has 10,209 likes and 2907 shares on facebook.

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Fathommyeyes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
This is incredible. So incredible.
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SeerWalker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
SWEET ELBERETH.
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EternalFrame Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WHAT THE FUCK?!
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pagangirl1986 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NICE
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Aihin13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best thing. Ever.
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Fantastic job.
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Wulfzinger Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You, sir, are highly tasteful with your avatars.
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thank you very much.
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marinsuslic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!!!!!
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Nadine2390 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
WOOOW
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Csudi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Wow!
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Grayda Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Two summers? Either you've got some way to keep sand sculptures up for two years, or you've spent the first summer planning, designing and testing, and the second building, or something else I'm not seeing here.

Well done! This is very impressive, and even more so when you realise it's actual size.
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BuckarooJoe Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your right that sand sculptures don't usually last very long. I use a sandy loam which vary's from traditional beach sand in that it forms mud, which when dry is relatively strong. For example the city was strong enough that I could stand on top of it without it breaking.

It took me one summer just build the stepped mass of the city, which I then covered with a tarp to protect from the winter. And a second summer to do all of the detail work.
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Grayda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
That's even more impressive. Thanks for sharing :)
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Cilaynia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Wow, just wow!
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BunnyMoon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Amazing!
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vapor-in-the-wind Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Woah. How big is it? The angle makes it look near "life"-size (nice job there), which completes the experience for us viewers. ^_^ Thanks for sharing!
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BuckarooJoe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was pretty big, about ten feet tall and twelve wide. Shooting from the ground gives it perspective making it seem more life like.
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vapor-in-the-wind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa again. O.O I am even more impressed. Nicely done! :)
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highlandheart1968 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Magnificient!
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BWByars Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Freaking. Awesome.
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KKayla2313 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous.
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x-GingerLeaf-x Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
o.O
You have serious talent. My gosh, that's just... wow.
That is the most amazing thing I have seen all day.
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that is impressive!
How did it take you to make this? It looks amazingly real, well done!
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BuckarooJoe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I worked on it for about two summers, it took one to just get the main mass built and another to do all the detail.
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UpVice Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
O.O That is so boss! Really really amazing work. Looks crazy epic from this POV too.
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