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Curved Slope Stairways

Postby ACPin » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:13 pm

Added winding stairway.
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I honestly don't know if anybody has done these before but they're similar designs used for my latest SW MOC.

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Looks like they can be used also for castle, what do you think of them?

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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby Justin M » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:20 pm

To be honest, I have not seen them done by someone else before. All I know is their a little stroke of genius and would look great incorporated into a Castle build.
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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby Fraslund » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:39 am

That is a great look. I can see many applications for that. I also love the Hagrid Statues in the background. I have like 10 of those guys and I hadn't a clue what to do with them... :D
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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby Eklund » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:11 am

These are very nice, and definitely applicable to castle creations.
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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby Bruce N H » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:54 pm

Hey AC,
Those look really nice. I also really like the giant statues on either side of the right-hand pictures. Actually, if you'd just change the figs, these MOCs would be perfect as castle settings.

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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby Sir Bragallot » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:06 pm

The staircases looked nice, but what caught my eye mos were those statues on either side of them :shock:
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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby Aeridian » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:08 pm

Those are pretty cool, and would look amazing in a great hall or in front of a gate or something. Yeah, I don't think I've seen them made around either, so neat idea! :)
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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby ACPin » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:20 pm

Justin M wrote:To be honest, I have not seen them done by someone else before. All I know is their a little stroke of genius and would look great incorporated into a Castle build.
I started with the regular 1 stud width brown bricks on their sides capped with tiles. Then ran out of them and all I had in the brown bricks box was a Ziploc full of curved sloped 1x6 bricks, the rest is history or an accidental stroke of genius! :roflol:

Fraslund wrote:That is a great look. I can see many applications for that. I also love the Hagrid Statues in the background. I have like 10 of those guys and I hadn't a clue what to do with them... :D
The Hagrid statues have been used in an old MOC before.

Eklund wrote:These are very nice, and definitely applicable to castle creations.
That's what I thought as well.
Bruce N H wrote:Hey AC,
Those look really nice. I also really like the giant statues on either side of the right-hand pictures. Actually, if you'd just change the figs, these MOCs would be perfect as castle settings.

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The statues are actually modded from another SW MOC done a couple of years back. Now that would've been too easy, but I do plan on building a castle MOC using these curved slope stairways.

Sir Bragallot wrote:The staircases looked nice, but what caught my eye mos were those statues on either side of them :shock:
There are two more statues on both sides ground level. Better yet, go view the MOC thread for full details.

Aeridian wrote:Those are pretty cool, and would look amazing in a great hall or in front of a gate or something. Yeah, I don't think I've seen them made around either, so neat idea! :)
As I've mentioned I'll definitely incorporate these designs in some future MOCs.

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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby footsteps » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:48 am

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This stairway feels incomplete. The 'wings' on the ends need to have a 1x2 or 1x3 brick under them (or should I say 'behind them' for the SNOT technique) to fill out each step. For me, the empty space at the ends of each step detracts from the enjoyment of the whole creation.
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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:51 am

I would tend to agree with you on that. Also, obviously size is a constraint, but I'd like to see the tread of each step be just a tad deeper as well.

Great technique though. Ideas in their infancy almost always benefit from a little bit of tweaking :)
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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby ACPin » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:56 pm

footsteps wrote:This stairway feels incomplete. The 'wings' on the ends need to have a 1x2 or 1x3 brick under them (or should I say 'behind them' for the SNOT technique) to fill out each step. For me, the empty space at the ends of each step detracts from the enjoyment of the whole creation.
I see what you mean but this MOC is done for.
AK_Brickster wrote:I would tend to agree with you on that. Also, obviously size is a constraint, but I'd like to see the tread of each step be just a tad deeper as well.

Great technique though. Ideas in their infancy almost always benefit from a little bit of tweaking :)
Talking about tweaks, just added a winding stairway.

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Re: Curved Slope Stairways

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:37 pm

That winding staircase is fantastic. Great job!
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