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Black Falcons Fortress redux

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Mon Jun 28, 2004 4:02 pm

Hey gang, back in February I was going to get the BFF for my birthday but my wife accidentally got me the Guarded Inn. After a bit of pouting I decided to make my own version. I see this as less of a castle and maybe more like a manor house? It was important to capture the look (I hope I did) than to really detail the inside since what I mostly build are shelf models, not play sets. I'd love to do some more things in the 'bowels' of it but I don't have any idea what to put down there. Maybe an armoury? A barracks? PLMKWYT. Thanks.

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Sorry for the quality of some of the pics, I'm still playing with the settings of my mother-in-laws camera.
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Postby jamitjames » Mon Jun 28, 2004 4:25 pm

Looks nice, good to see you got over it :wink: And I really like armourys, just to tell you.
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Postby Formendacil » Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:59 pm

Maybe that is more of a manor house, but it still looks very defendable.

It looks well-designed, I like the coloration, and the size is nice. I say, GOOD JOB!
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Postby Bruce N H » Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:21 pm

Hey OR, great work. I especially like your solution for the front towers.

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Awesome!

Postby Magnus » Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:52 pm

Love it!

This looks great! I like how you were able to improvise and make those 45 degree corners on the front towers. I'll have to try that out myself.

You've definetely kept the color scheme and overal "feel" of the BFF but added a lot more!

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Postby Daimyo » Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:06 pm

Whooo-Hooo!
That looks awesome! Very cozy, too! Good job on making those Falcons a nice place to stay. After what Dave O'Hare did... :lol:
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Postby wlister » Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:54 pm

It looks even better in real life. You still need to replace the silly black monarch shield with a falcon. :D I'd say more, but I've said all I needed to about this MOC in person.

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Postby Ye Olde Republic » Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:40 pm

I remember that I wanted to call this to everyone's attention. I don't know if anyone has done this technique on their dormers or not but it's a great way to finish the ends and lock together the 2x4 slopes.
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=808451
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Postby Brickboy » Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:53 am

I really like what you have done! Looks real cozy!
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Postby Snoopy » Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:26 am

If you're building a manor house, you could add a storeroom, kitchen, and dining room. If you want a castle, you could build a dungeon, an armory, and a small throne room. Looks really great!
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Postby Mr. D » Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:36 am

This MOC is great! I love it! I really like the way you did the edge of your dormers and the way you finished the top row of roof slopes at the edges. The interior looks very nice. The stable makes good use of the Dragon Fortress pillars.

A couple problems I have with this MOC, two of which can be seen in this picture: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=808439: The first (minor) one is the wooden bar on the door; I don't think it is very affective on the outside. You would have trouble fastening it from the inside, and the enemy would have an easy time breaking it. Two, the fireplace needs much more foundation; as heavy as it is. It would needs some pretty heft beams under it since it doesn't go all the way the the ground. The only others I have are that you should use some more black and yellow in the from to go with the door and the arch. But still great MOC! Keep it up.
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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:48 pm

If you want the BFF I think we can make a trade. :twisted:
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Postby legodude101 » Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:48 am

Great castle i'm still building mine just got to some more pieces :(
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Postby Darth Duck » Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:09 am

Golly gee-wizz, that's a bang up manor house. I like the technique on the dormers, I don't think I've seen it used before. Neat.
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Postby Tycho McKorley » Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:33 pm

Maybe that is more of a manor house, but it still looks very defendable.


Let's not forget that the entire idea behind a castle was to combine a fortress with a noble's home. :wink:

Anyway, I love your creation OR. I was a bit skeptical of the gray roof at first, but it has grown on me.
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