First of all: Bienvenue sur la Classic-castle! Sorry, my francais is mucho rusty, in fact I probably don't know much more than I just tried
I'd like to count Dr. Carney as a huge source of inspiration as well...if I only built more castles.
I'm a big fan of Krak and had planned to attempt it myself soon, just not at this astounding scale! I wouldn't worry too much about the lack of landscape taking away from the 'life' of this MOC, there really isn't a lot of nice features around this fortress but I bet building it on some tan baseplates would certainly have helped a lot. I fear that on a creation of this size an interior would be a hopeless project as quite a lot of the buildings are pretty inaccessible anyway but some things in the courtyard may have helped, even if it were a barrel or two (hundred
) placed around.
K3G wrote:1) since I was a child, I collected a lot (thousands) of white bricks who "yellowed" naturally along the years
2) I think that this colour is the one who looks the best to the real look of the Krak, tan bricks would have been too dark
1) I love the old white and have also been collecting it for a long time. I used it in my latest MOC to, hopefully
, the same effect. They can have my yellowed white when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
2) I hadn't really considered building Krak in white before. When I see a white castle my mind immediately goes to the square white-washed Norman Keeps. I suppose if you built this in tan, it could certainly be washed out if you added a tan and grey landscape around it.
Nice work and I look forward to seeing more from you!