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Antique Bed

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Hi all!

Some of you might have already noticed that I am obsessed with building furniture. Here is another one. C&C is welcome, especially since I am not 100% satisfied with it yet.

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I love using headlight bricks with bars :sweet:

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Looks great! I would add a blanket or something for a bit of color away from brown.

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Looks good, but yes some blankets and pillows would finalize it :classic:

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Looks great! I would add a blanket or something for a bit of color away from brown.

Looks good, but yes some blankets and pillows would finalize it :classic:

Thanks guys!

So here you go, I added some blankets and pillows to add some color.

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I like it a lot, but the head of the bed looks a bit too thick to me. The foot of the bed looks great. I also like the headlights with the 1x1 round plates on them; nice look.

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I have to agree with NiceMarmot, I think the proportions are slightly wrong if you're building it to Minifig scale. If you think of a stud as being 1ft (30cm) then a single bed would be 6studs by 3studs, a double bed 6studs by 5studs. You need to squeeze the detail into that sort of space for it to look right.

Try lying a minifig on it. How does the model look in proportion to the minifig?

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I did lay a minifig in there and the length and width of the bed are totally fine. I agree that the head of the bed is a too thick though. Unfortunately it is not as simple as just removing a layer. I will try to rebuild that part and make the head of the bed more thin.

Thank you guys for your constructive criticism as it helps me becoming a better builder. I am always open to suggestions to improve my works!

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I made some modifications based on your comments:

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You can see Lord Mephisto of Woodward, Avalonia (my soon to be sigfig for GoH) using that bed.

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I made some modifications based on your comments:

Much better, the proportions are getting there. Personally I think the body of the bed is half a stud too long and I think with a bit of the ingenuity that you've already demonstrated you could loose that 2x4 plate in the headboard. The couple the loss of the that plate with the loss of a stud from the length of the bed and the length will be about right.

If you're going to put the white/green sheets on then I think you should dispense with the upper layer of brown tiles. It's all getting a bit too thick with both the brown tiles and the two layers of sheets.

Finally I think the proportions are wrong on the footboard. The use of telescopes is taking the footboard to shoulder height which is the equivalent of 4' or 1.3m tall. I appreciate that they achieve a nice spindle effect but they're making it too tall.

Good luck! I personally find trying to get detail into the interiors one of the trickiest parts of building MOC's, despite all my comments I think you're doing a good job of getting a lot of detail into such a small space.

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Good luck! I personally find trying to get detail into the interiors one of the trickiest parts of building MOC's, despite all my comments I think you're doing a good job of getting a lot of detail into such a small space.

Thanks!

I really appreciate your honest criticism. It helps a lot to get things done better.

I totally agree with you on the difficulty of building detailed interiors. I often wish that the normal minifigs would be 20-30% larger, that would make it much easier. Then on the other hand I am currently trying to add a interior to a WIP MOC House and even when I try to keep things as small as possible I still feel like I have no space for it.

Building a MOC House that looks good from the outside and has a nice, detailed interior seems to be one of the biggest challenges to me. On the other hand it is much fun to mess around with different approaches and ideas.

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ur bed is very "poisonous" to someone who is still working. moreover it has just rained here (in Singapore)! makes me want to sleep... :laugh:

nice bed. i thought the adding of some colours i.e. the blanket and pillows has soften the wooden bed which is good.

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