Dragon Master wrote:Oh my!
I love how the walls are not symettrial! That makes it look even more realistic! I would really love to see some shots of the castle with less figs, they take away from that awsome landscape!
Thank you. This castle was originally based on a sketch I was working on in law school (as you can imagine, lectures can be quite dull).
Dragon Master, the Asymetrical wall was actually part of my original sketch! My original plan was to build a large-scale version of the BFF (6074). The problem of course was that the front D-tower would look absurd at that scale. To give the castle character, I decided to offset the gatehouse to the right and run a wall diagonally to the rear of the castle.
I really like the small rural castle feel (without bashing the size of your MOC) of this. Just enough to make it a bustling area without any danger of a royal visit (except the odd hunt). I also like the sand red? sprinkled in sparingly and of course the moat...
Great job and God Bless,
Thank you. I'm actually a big fan of Sand Red! It has such a warm feeling to it. Its too bad that you can't get a proper selection of roof bricks in Sand red. It would make for a great roof on an Italian castle.
xiblal wrote:I saw this castle on the CCCII entries and was hoping to see more photos of it. It looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love all the detail and the landscaping is also great!!!
Again, I must compliment you on your "Clawdess" Castle. It is truly impressive. The landscaping was actually an afterthought. When I first finished the castle, it seemed somewhat lacking in character. I decided that it needed an environment to place it in context, and give it a better sense of scale.
Sir Drake wrote:Nice MOC, I like the entire thing. The coolest thing are those forestmen climbing down that tunnel. The way that you mixed those different bricks, it gives the castle a more realistic look
Would you believe that the tunnel you are referring to actually started out as an entry for the Outlaw Fortress category? I wasn't all that pleased with the results so I incorporated the passageway into the bottom of the Castle!
Snicker wrote:Wow that's extremely cool. The structure in total is plain awesome. I must have taken a loooo...ooong time to finish. I aslo built a river passage that may go along with your castle, I'll post the pics soon.Anyways, it's beauty is in extreme dosage.
Actually, the whole thing came together quite quickly. I would say that I only spent about 40-50 Hours constructing the castle, and the landscape. It's the photography that was the nightmare!
Jojo wrote:That's a great castle! It's so full of life. There are so many nice details in it, and I like that it is not rectangular. You did a very good job with the landscaping, too. Keep on building!
Thank you very much. This is high praise indeed!
Again thank you to everyone for your compliments,