Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:12 AM
A redoubt is an independent fortification without bastions that supports a larger fortification. This type of structure was used in European and North American forts.
One example is a pair of redoubts built by the British at Fort Niagara in 1764. Small cannon mounted on the upper level could fire grape shot at advancing Indian warriors who lacked cannon. These strong points housed soldiers, stored weapons and powder, and provided a last point of defense. This was needed as the original earthen fort walls with wooden palisades, originally built by the French, were extremely large and continually prone to erosion.
Images of the Fort Niagara Redoubts:
Redoubts are transitional structures from medieval to colonial fortifications. This tradition would continue in blockhouses built for various western forts on the great lakes and great plains. As long as the opponent lacked heavy artillery, this type of tower was effective.
The lower walls of my moc of the South Redoubt needed to be tapered to match the original building. I accomplished this by using snot construction and studs turned on their sides. Certain details such as windows, wooden shutters on upper level, and the brick chimney were not completed in time for the BrickWorld display, but I hope to complete these as well.
Please let me know what you think. Thanks!
Edit by Phred: Added thumbs-pics to links and full-sized the main pic.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:44 AM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:59 AM
Unfortunately I can not have the redoubt hinged in half to reveal the interior. Originally this was my plan but the snot construction prevents it. I may be able to make the upper level lift off to view a second floor barracks. Personally, I prefer structures that hinge in half over floors that are lifted off.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:55 AM
Was this the pic you were looking for?
It's great to see ppl make creations outside the norm.
Before Brickworld, i had never even heard of a Redoubt.
There's even a Wiki Article about them.
But i see that this link is already in our Wiki Index.
I was real happy to see ellerb bring a Pirate MOC to Brickworld.
There were only a few pirate MOCs there.
But that's going to change next year!
I took a couple of my own pics of this MOC too:
Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:00 AM
I love your redoubt. It's the first time I've seen one of these built in LEGO. Excellent SNOT technique! I really like the way you did the doors as well. Is that triangle above the door called a hanging gable? Either way, it's a nice way to tackle that LEGO conundrum. I'd like to see a sturdier structure supporting the roof, but that's just a small nitpick. Maybe more detailed or just more solid columns. It's still really unique and well built. I really like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:10 AM
I hope that it was ok to enlarge the main pic and add thumbs?
Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:37 AM
Was this the pic you were looking for?
Yes. Thank you.
Indeed we did.
In general, I like to build structures that other fans do not often build. I am glad you like the snot technique. The triangle is a gable roof. This pediment is a small Georgian detail on an otherwise Mediterranean military tower. The columns supporting the roof and trusses are to scale. Adding the gun port shutters would improve the look of the upper tower.
Yes. I do not mind ;)
Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:07 PM
I'm thinking you were right about the lack of strucures and structure variety amongst us piratey types.
Maybe i should try to build a structure soon.
But ships will always be my first love.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:29 PM
History fascinates me and I love to learn new aspects when possible! I'm not very familiar with redoubts so I'm curious to see the Fort Niagara Redoubts that you've linked in your first post, but unfortunately the links are broken. Could you please fix them for us? I suppose I could do a Google Image search but I might not find the pictures you intend to show us.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:52 PM
These are uploaded onto the pirate forum's photobucket account.
If you copy the link location onto a separate window these are the images that show up.
Posted 29 June 2008 - 03:39 PM
I utterly failed but it seems like you have made out very nicely! Oh, and I really like the door design and the mixing of old and new grey as well, it gives the structure a very authentic weathered look. Outstanding work!
Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:19 PM
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