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Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Karrde » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:25 pm

Hello Classic Castle! I present to you my latest creation:

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Historically accurate - ish

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Quite dull perhaps, but something I really wanted to make.
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby OverLoad » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:28 pm

As I was going to say on Flickr, this house is amazing. Really nice all around. What I'm glad you added is the peaceful scenes of daily life, fishers, gardening, etc etc. Very creative.
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Kevin1990 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:14 pm

Dark Pearl Fishes?

very nice moc love the fenches
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Busboy489 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:49 pm

Lovely Build! I really like the fact that it is historically accurate(ish). The roof design is awesome, and the color choice for the entire house is good. The roundish base really frames the MOC well. I've come really close to running out of green plates before too, those are just pieces I always forget to pick when I have the chance. Great Job, I always enjoy your builds! :D
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:42 pm

Very cool. I love historic buildings. I got to visit a few sites where they had originals. Not much left now but they had some good recreations of them that some people had been living in. I think you got the look and feel of it very well. Now we just need to get some people together and make an Anglo-Saxon village... maybe with a viking attack going on. :shock:

Nice work Karrde!

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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby LegoLord. » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:21 pm

Looks good.
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Karrde » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:47 pm

OverLoad wrote:As I was going to say on Flickr, this house is amazing. Really nice all around. What I'm glad you added is the peaceful scenes of daily life, fishers, gardening, etc etc. Very creative.


Thanks very much - peaceful civilian life is always nice :)

Kevin1990 wrote:Dark Pearl Fishes?

very nice moc love the fenches


Thanks, but no, they're just in shadow.

Busboy489 wrote:Lovely Build! I really like the fact that it is historically accurate(ish). The roof design is awesome, and the color choice for the entire house is good. The roundish base really frames the MOC well. I've come really close to running out of green plates before too, those are just pieces I always forget to pick when I have the chance. Great Job, I always enjoy your builds! :D


thanks :D

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:Very cool. I love historic buildings. I got to visit a few sites where they had originals. Not much left now but they had some good recreations of them that some people had been living in. I think you got the look and feel of it very well. Now we just need to get some people together and make an Anglo-Saxon village... maybe with a viking attack going on. :shock:

Nice work Karrde!

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Well, now that you mention it, ideally I was going to make a village - but I didn't have enough pieces for more than one house :cry:

LegoLord. wrote:Looks good.


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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:20 am

Boring? Whatever. I love this as it's right up my alley! Peasantry and medieval life that isn't so overbuilt that it borders on the hilarious. I like the fences a lot, I noticed that TLG used something pretty similar to that in The Ostrich Race and thought it would be a wonderful starting point to making something you did. The colouring is so nice. I like how you did not do any mottling ie: the grass is green, the path is dark tan and the house has it's own colours making it pop right off the base. I also like the timbers on the side and how there is just a hint of stone foundation to be seen. One, very small thing that I don't like is the shape of the base. More specifically, how the lowest corner [in the picture above] is more squarish than the rest of it. See? Small thing.

Oh, and the black around the bottom edge is a really nice way to finish it!
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby architect » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:40 am

I love to see historic mocs of building types rarely covered by other builders. Your building and landscape create a very successful moc.

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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Black_Walnut » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:59 pm

This is a great MOC, not dull at all. I really like the irregular shaped base. Great subject and well executed!
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Blego7 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:33 am

Love the sloping green. I also noticed dark pearl fishes. (shadow?) I like the idea as well. Obviously out in the country where there is not many others. I can just imagine this sitting on top of a hill about 3 miles from the nearest village. ahhhh...
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:08 am

...not dull at all. Or at least no further than actual Anglo-peasant life might have been on the farm. Your placement of fence posts looks as accurate as any archaeological reports I might have read. Was this merely your artistic license, or were you following the findings from an actual excavation?
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Karrde » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:58 pm

Thanks everyone for all the kind comments.

Frank_Lloyd_Knight wrote:...not dull at all. Or at least no further than actual Anglo-peasant life might have been on the farm. Your placement of fence posts looks as accurate as any archaeological reports I might have read. Was this merely your artistic license, or were you following the findings from an actual excavation?


I just put 'em where they felt right :)
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby Tycho McKorley » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:40 pm

Like I said on Flikr, this is not a dull MOC. Instead it amply illustrates just how dull life was for the poor folks of yesteryear. ;-)
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Pit House

Postby quaraga » Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:06 am

how on earth do people do that type of roof? i've wondered for like 2 years. :?
anyway looks great. i like the guy with fish.
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