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[WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Stephle59 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:25 pm

Hello all,

I wish you to present my lastest WIP creation, Archenval.

Archenval is a medieval town built in the early 12th century, at the time of the Templars. These are the first two modules of twelves, presented at the Fanabriques french convention. The gatehouse is inspired by the Tower of Riquewihr in Alsace, France. The Templar Commandery, or rather the chapel is an inspiration to that of Coulommiers, near Paris, France.

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You can see all photos at my Flickr Gallery :

Archenval at Fanabriques

And the WIP here




Enjoy ;)

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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Tedward » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:55 pm

Wow, I did enjoy that. The "Easter eggs" in the Commandery crypts were fun and I cannot wait to see more modules.

I have to say that the use of the partisans in the tall windows is brilliant. I don't recall seeing that before and it really gives a good representation of tracery windows.
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Rick-Ricks » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:01 pm

Looking good so far, I look forward to more from you.
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:29 pm

This is good stuff. I assume the turret top is meant to be "unfinished" in the tradition of French castles? (Or at least, that's what I was once told their tradition was. Something about avoiding taxes because the building wasn't complete.) Anyway, I really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work!
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Stephle59 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:30 am

AK_Brickster wrote:I assume the turret top is meant to be "unfinished" in the tradition of French castles? (Or at least, that's what I was once told their tradition was. Something about avoiding taxes because the building wasn't complete.)


For me, the turret will be finished. I choose to leave the turret unfinished for the exhibition ;)
But it was a very good remark, AK_Brickster ;)

Thanks you for your messages :)
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Athalus » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:24 am

It looks great so far. I love the masonry of the chapel!
Tedward wrote:I have to say that the use of the partisans in the tall windows is brilliant.

I agree!
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Fraslund » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:44 pm

Wow this was fun to look at. So many great features and good use of colors. great job!
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby K3G » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:45 pm

Salut, excellent travail !
Je voudrais t'inviter à faire partie de The Froggies' Community, un groupe sur MOCPages réservé aux frenchies... je t'ai envoyé une invitation, j'espère que tu l'accepteras, nous sommes un petit groupe et nous avons besoin que d'autres AFOLs se joignent à nous.
Bravo encore!

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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Shadowviking » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:28 am

I am really liking what I see here. :)
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Blego7 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:16 pm

Some of the styles in this really echo some of my early castle MOCs. Some great new techniques though and tons of details.
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Busboy489 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:39 am

Very well done! I thoroughly enjoyed looking through the many fine details! Keep it up! :D
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Stephle59 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:21 am

Thank you. I started thinking about the third module (always in 48x48 studs), and after visiting the French Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, I decided to build the guarded house. It will be a sort of small castle or fortified building where the gentry can live, sleep and feast. Construction will begin in the coming weeks.
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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Stephle59 » Wed May 16, 2012 11:23 am

Hi everybody,

After a long time, I'm back with the extension in WIP.
Here is the South gatehouse with fortified wall et octogonal tower. Minor changes are planned, but you have now an idea about it. I'll present other things later.

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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Stephle59 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:09 am

Archenval's Chronicles - Lord Baeron

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Oye Oye good people,
Let me tell you the story of Lord of Baeron from Archenval, a knight who repeatedly saved our great city from the yoke of his assailants. At service of our beloved sovereign, he led many wars with our soldiers. It is said that his scar come from a fierce battle against a man as big as a mountain of incredible strength, he will then struck with his trusty blade.
This great victory earned him take the head of the army that now protects our homes, our peasants, our widows and orphans ...
The peacetime is installed in our countries, but for how long?
Lord Baeron goes on and the training of our brave soldiers ...


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Re: [WIP] Archenval, medieval town

Postby Jesperallen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:22 pm

A really nice build, many great and beautiful details. I like the south gate and its tower very much.
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