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CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby GillesGaer » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:01 am

Dear all

Here's a castle I have been building since my holidays in Ireland (back in May... I'm a very slow builder) and incidentally finished for CCCX :D. It's inspired by Trim castle, a very large anglo-norman castle in county Meath.

In late 1330 after the downfall of the Mortimer, trusted men of the young king Edward the Third peacefully take over the forfeited castle.

As everyone knows, the Mortimer colours were green and gold (with a dragon) whereas those of the crown were gold and red :?

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Complete set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63898620@N04/sets/72157632390768571/

Hoping you do like it.

Cheers

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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby Medieval Guy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:13 pm

I like the realistic approach to this castle. The angled sections look very good, and the landscape is also great.
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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby LettuceBrick » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:02 pm

Very nice castle! I particularly like the wooden hoardings.
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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby Justin M » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:32 pm

The landscape and the angled walls are top-notch.
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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby friskywhiskers » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:29 am

This is a great one!
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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby athronieth » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:02 am

I like this build. I'll second the earlier praise for the angled walls and rock work, but I especially like the little fortification protecting the entrance to the keep itself. Nice detail.
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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby richardanthonyc » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:33 am

I think you have actually done Trim castle justice with this MOC. :) (I have visited it several times) It is a more condensed version you have built but it has all the features and also it has that touch of realism to it which I love. In particular I think the river next to the wall looks fantastic along with the keep (the wooden part of the keep is also a nice extra piece of detail you added on)

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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby mrcp6d » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:19 pm

I like how clean this looks. We've seen a lot of super detailed, SNOT brick intensive walls this year--which look great--but the contrast you get between all the studs in the landscaping and the smooth walls looks really good. The wood sections and all the angles really polish this off.
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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby Aeridian » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:52 am

I really shape of it, and the almost simple layout it has. The little added bits of coloring, angled walls and uneven landscape really makes it look fresh. Great work! :D
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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby Sir Bragallot » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:27 pm

Pwhoar, that's quite the castle. My favourite bits are the rocky slopes.
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Re: CCCX Casileàn Bhaile Atha Troim

Postby Mark of Falworth » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:34 pm

Realistic and totally cool! Superb Castle! :D
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