Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

technique request

Discussion of personal LEGO Castle creations

technique request

Postby Badbriancool » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:04 pm

what is the best way to make a dome about the size of a baseplate? i am more concerned how it looks on the inside that the out. the concave part not the convex
Badbriancool
Serf
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:58 am

Re: technique request

Postby friskywhiskers » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:30 am

I assume you mean a 16x16 baseplate, correct? Well, the simplest way would just be to stack bricks and try to create as symetrical a shape as possible. Remember to stack the bricks in such a fashion where, for example, the first 4 layers move inward by one stud, the next two by two studs, and so on. This creates a rounded shape. If you moved inward by the same amount each layer, you would simply end up with a pyramid. See what I'm saying? I could whip up a visual if you really want it. :)
User avatar
friskywhiskers
Landlord
 
Posts: 900
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:46 pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Re: technique request

Postby Elephant Knight » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:54 am

One of the members of my lug (SALUG) has a great tool on his website for making spheres.

Here it is.

eKnight
Don't ask about something: Just do it.

Flickr, Colour it Blacktron, A Pirate's Life

The theory of Ketchup: With enough Ketchup, everything tastes the same.
User avatar
Elephant Knight
CC Spriggan
 
Posts: 804
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:34 am
Location: Hiding.

Re: technique request

Postby jediknight219 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:14 pm

I spotted this a few days ago. This is too big, and looks better on the outside than the inside, but i'm posting it anyway. It might give you some ideas.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/redcokid/8514256675/
jediknight219
Freeman
 
Posts: 98
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:26 pm


Return to Castle MOCs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Tedward and 4 guests