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Postby Toltomeja » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:43 pm

Built for this year's Mini Castle Contest. Finally got me a cause to build microscale, and finally the contest returned. Once again it makes me realise that microscale is what I like building the most, no doubt about it.

The contest's scale was game-fig, but I took the liberty of making my own miniminifigures instead. For some reason I don't really like the look of game figs, so it was a fine challenge to think of something new.

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Re: Avell Castle

Postby mpoh98 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:17 pm

Wow.... :twitch: One of the best entries yet! I am digging that castle, well done!
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Re: Avell Castle

Postby Gavin of Lockwood » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:28 pm

Wow, probably my favorite entry.
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Re: Avell Castle

Postby Justin M » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:12 pm

For a minute I thought this was minifigure-scale, not micro. The detailing is insane.
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Re: Avell Castle

Postby Aeridian » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:17 am

Justin M wrote:For a minute I thought this was minifigure-scale, not micro. The detailing is insane.

Yeah same here! Fantastic work!
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Re: Avell Castle

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:27 am

Well done, very nice design and the figs are great.
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Re: Avell Castle

Postby soccerkid6 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:46 am

Superb micro-castle. Some of my favorite sections are: the round towers made from macaroni bricks, the roofs on the square towers, and the bridge ( nice use of that panel technique).
It looks like you used log (or palisade, whichever name you prefer) bricks in the wall sections instead of 1x1 round bricks, is that the case? Neat texture there. The layout of the build is quite attractive and you detailed everything well. Neat micro portcullis, but the middle of the gatehouse should be taller so that the portcullis could actually be pulled up. I think that's my only critique, lovely entry :)
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Re: Avell Castle

Postby Toltomeja » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:46 pm

soccerkid6 wrote:It looks like you used log (or palisade, whichever name you prefer) bricks in the wall sections instead of 1x1 round bricks, is that the case? Neat texture there.


Yes, these are palisade bricks. I like using them, because the texture they give is more even than of the round bricks. The only drawback is that they stick out of the wall from the other side, but here I managed to hide them behind the portcullis. Glad you like it :)

soccerkid6 wrote:but the middle of the gatehouse should be taller so that the portcullis could actually be pulled up.


Yeah, it actually doesn't make much sense as it is. But sadly there was no space to squeeze a taller gate in.
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Re: Avell Castle

Postby renagrade » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:00 pm

Excellent job! You have a good chance of winning!
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