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Yellow Gatehouse Finished Update 9-3-11

Postby soccerkid6 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:40 pm

This is the outer Gatehouse I'm going to be using for my castle. The back of the towers opens, and you can raise the portcullis with a winch.
This is my first try at landscaping, from the side pictures you can see the technic bricks I hid in the hills, I will be using this to connect it to other segments.
There is a full interior, with beds, weapon racks, and ladders.

I looked around on the forums for awhile and that is where I found most of the building techniques I used. Also thanks for the inspiration to build a detailed Lego castle.

Pretty much got the whole second story done, will finish it soon.

Here is the gallery (when moderated) http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=478214
And some deeplinks front http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/socce ... ra_005.jpg
back http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/socce ... ra_008.jpg
side http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/socce ... ra_007.jpg
inside http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/socce ... os_004.jpg
landscaping http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/socce ... ra_010.jpg

Please comment and feel free to offer suggestions.
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby Eklund » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:46 pm

What a cool first Moc. There are lots of really nice details, especially the cobblestone road, doors on the back of the towers and portcullis. The variation of white on the yellow also adds a nice texture to the walls.
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:12 pm

Looks like your first MOC is off to a good start! I really like the road and the well, and the way you made the gate is something, albeit in my limited exposure, I haven't seen before. Keep up the good work, and keep us updated on the progress! :D
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby soccerkid6 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:35 pm

Thanks for the encouragement!

I found the idea for the portcullis on this forum, there are trapdoors above the ladders as well, they are kind of hard to see.

I was going to make the well circular, but the way I was going to do it the well was way too big. I intend to put a rope on the crank, just haven't found it yet.

Thanks again for the opinions.
Any ideas on how to improve it are welcome.
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:28 am

It almost brought a tear to my eye to see someone go with yellow. This looks like a fun little castle. Welcome to the forum!
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby soccerkid6 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:28 pm

Thanks, I didn't want to go with grey or black and I thought yellow with white would look pretty cool but still be kind of realistic. Still waiting for my order to arrive but as soon as it does I will start work on the second story. Have not quite decided on how I'm going to do the archer slits, but I have a couple ideas to choose from. I'm trying to make it very easy to play with as well as realistic. It's a little bigger than I realized when I started it, makes me wonder how big the castle to go with it is going to be.

Advice or comments always appreciated!
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby Blego7 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:58 pm

What a great first MOC! I love the pathway and the castle itself. Really brings back the feel of Classic yellow Castle.
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby soccerkid6 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:39 pm

The path is another technique I found on this forum. Glad you all think it is off to a good start, now I've just got to finish it the same way.

I'm changing the bottom windows slightly, I'll try to get some pictures up in a little bit.

As always comments, advice, and questions are welcome.
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby Webrain » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:41 am

Way to go, nice work:)
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Re: My first MOC, Yellow Gatehouse WIP

Postby soccerkid6 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:13 pm

Thanks.
Tomorrow I might be able to get some more pictures up, I changed the windows, and am working on some walls. Which is the most I can do til my pieces get here.

It's finished :D Pics are in first post.

Comments and advice always welcome.
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