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Modular castle WIP

Postby Teddy » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:47 pm

Dear all,

today I registered on this forum. I'm currently building a modular castle.
Although not finished I would like to share my progress.
The scenery is modular in a sense that I can split it up in several base plates.
The castle itself is entirely modular, the walls are seperable and so are its towers. I made the construction modular, because I wanted to experiment with modularity. Currently I'm collecting bricks to build the back side of the castle. The layout is loosely based on the Muiderslot.
Currently, though the castle only fits the scenery in one way.
Since this is my first castle and scenery MOC any feedback and constructive comments are highly appriciated.
I have been posting some photos on eurobricks. For convenience, I've made a simular format here to show my progress, starting with the latest photos.
Kind regards,

Teddy

Update December 2008
All current wall sections combined with the landscape.
Fourth and final version of the Keep, updated courtyard buildings and scenery:

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Current windows:
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Third version of the Keep design WIP which goes at the "right back" corner.
A redesign version 2 was after usefull comments of blueandwhite.
After a chat session with Captain Green Hair I desided to redo the windows
:)
The windows:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/keepconstruction/thirdversio/27-11-08_1324nr3.jpg
The keep:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/keepconstruction/thirdversio/27-11-08_1314nr3.jpg
With a wall section:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/keepconstruction/thirdversio/27-11-08_1315nr3.jpg
Other side
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/keepconstruction/thirdversio/27-11-08_1316nr3.jpg
With a wall section:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/keepconstruction/thirdversio/27-11-08_1318nr3.jpg
Nice empty space for a throne room.
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/keepconstruction/thirdversio/27-11-08_1321nr3.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/keepconstruction/thirdversio/27-11-08_1320nr3.jpg

Pictures updated on 30 October:
new (Updated scenery and additional dark bley plates in the walls):
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update30okt2008/30-10-08_1547nr4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update30okt2008/30-10-08_1553nr4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update30okt2008/30-10-08_1550nr4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update30okt2008/30-10-08_1549nr4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update30okt2008/30-10-08_1556nr4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update30okt2008/30-10-08_1559nr4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update30okt2008/30-10-08_1600nr4.jpg

Pictures updated on 17 October:

new (New courtyard buildings interior and stables(Inspired by 10193)):

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update12okt2008/12-10-08_1312nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update17okt2008/17-10-08_1137nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update17okt2008/17-10-08_1136nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update11okt2008/11-10-08_2003nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update11okt2008/11-10-08_2001nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update17okt2008/17-10-08_1138nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update17okt2008/17-10-08_1142nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update17okt2008/17-10-08_1144nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update17okt2008/17-10-08_1145nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update17okt2008/17-10-08_1147nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update17okt2008/17-10-08_1148nr2.jpg



Pictures updated on 5 October:

new (additional texture to the walls):
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update5okt2008/05-10-08_1256nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update5okt2008/05-10-08_1250nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/update5okt2008/05-10-08_1251nr2.jpg





Pictures updated on 1 October:

new (Hoist update):
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1417nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1408nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1409nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1410nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1412nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1414nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1415nr2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1416nr2.jpg
For ease of controle I made exterior nobs for us humans next to the two brown ones operated by the soldiers on the top level.
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Johanvande/WIP-castle/fotos1okt2008/01-10-08_1417nr22.jpg
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Postby CastleLord » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:16 pm

I LOVE this castle. But could you take some better pictures of the hoist
mechanism?
If you wonder why i ask...I would just love to try to build it and try it out myself.

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Postby DNL » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:10 pm

Welcome to classic Castle!
Your castle is very nice! My favorite part is the portcullis. The castle really improved a lot since the first pictures.

The size of the pictures you post in this forum shouldn't exeed 400x400 pixels, so you should scale your pictures down, use thumbnails or post a link to the brickshelf folder :)

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Postby Aliencat » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:03 pm

Awesome! Your first castle MOC, eh? That's definitely 1290x better than my first castle MOC (which was also based on the Muiderslot) Here it is if you're interested... link.
This really is a great creation, both the castle itself and the terrain!

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Your creation has already been spotted discussed on our Lowlug forum here ;)

And lastly, welcome to Classic-Castle, it's always good to have another Dutchman around. You should tell us a little more, and introduce yourself over in the Announcements forum, if you want.
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Postby legokilt » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:33 pm

Amazing! The details you have are incredible. The most impressive detail though are the colored "leaves" on the trees. It is the first time I have seen someone do that. Great job.
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Postby MaceyWindu » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:23 pm

This is great. In fact, it's apparently so good that it's been found. I'd love to know how the portcullis is made and operated.
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Postby TriUmp » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:37 am

Congrats on a great moc, and welcome to the CC forums.
I love the interior. :)
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Postby medieval_total_lego » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:10 am

really really good job!!!
i like the imitation of the new castle set (market village)
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Postby Teddy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:44 pm

Dear all,

thanks for the kind replies! :D
I wasn't aware my MOCs were being discussed on Lowlug...
I will check it out later today.
Recently, I've made some updates to the scenery and made some new photos.
I've editted the first post to show the new photos in the correct size. :)
Kind regards,

Teddy
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Postby Muskey15 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:32 pm

Great job! Everything is done well- the scenery, the water, the castle itself. It's one of the, if not the best castle I have seen so far, which isn't to say much :wink:
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Postby Teddy » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:16 pm

Dear all,

thanks for all the great compliments!
I've been building a Keep and got some usefull comments from Blueandwhite. I updated some photos in the first post.
furthermore the courtyard buildings now have a wooden floor.
Any comments and feedback is highly appriciated.
Kind regards,

Teddy


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Postby medieval_total_lego » Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:24 pm

i love it!
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Postby Garbageman13 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:22 pm

Great Castle! Great Interiors! I like all the little details you have!
Only Nitpick is the windows using the 2 fence pieces would look better sideways in my opinion.

Overall a great MOC!
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Postby Teddy » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:03 pm

Dear all,

after a chat session with Captain Green Hair from EuroBricks I decided to redo the windows of the Keep entirely.
Hopefully you like the "Keep" I'be designed.
Any comments and feedback is highly appriciated.
Kind regards,

Teddy


All current wall sections combined without the landscape:Image

Third version of the Keep design WIP which goes at the "right back" corner.
A redesign version 2 was after usefull comments of blueandwhite.
After a chat session with Captain Green Hair I desided to redo the windows
:)
The windows:
Image
The keep:
Image
With a wall section:
Image
Other side
Image
With a wall section:
Image
Nice empty space for a throne room.
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Postby Hob Took » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:06 pm

...stares dumstruck at the castle...

This is truely amazing work here. I can't even begin to think how many pounds of bricks are there or how many hours went into this thing. Everyone is going to be talking about the castle so I'll focus on the other things. The trees are some of the few I've seen that actually look like autumn trees. The mixture of light, dark, and plain green in the grass is wonderful. I can't wait to see how you continue to improve upon this.

I'm going to have to try that stained glass window design sometime...

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