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#1 lightningtiger

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:20 AM

Well, here's my watchtower.....

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Though I do need to make a hillside with defensive ditch in front of the tower yet. :wink:
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:36 AM

Short, solid, and to the point!  Excellent usage of your guild color.  My only concern...that guard is way too happy to be on guard duty!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:48 AM

How doth one get inside the tower?! Though I think a splash of green or dark green would be nice - maybe swap out sand green at the bottom with a line of dark green bricks?
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:00 AM

View PostStash2Sixx, on 14 November 2011 - 05:36 AM, said:

Short, solid, and to the point!  Excellent usage of your guild color.  My only concern...that guard is way too happy to be on guard duty!
maybe his not alone in there :)

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:09 AM

I never saw such adorable tower!
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:28 AM

Looks very solid and I like the use of one of the guild colours.  I think that it could use some foliage, perhaps the dark green parts to match our other guild colour.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:08 AM

Methinks I like it.  :classic:  Happy Tigerius sitting there with some beer and a sword, what else could a man ask for?  :tongue: :classic:

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:57 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments so far, it's actually a W-I-P....well the tower is complete but the hillside for it sit on and trench in front of it will be tomorrow's job....oh, and there is a ladder to climb up and also the figure you see is Lord Tigerius himself. He will joined by at least two crossbow archers from his home country at kind bequest from his Queen to the people of Avalonia.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:16 AM

Great work, guildsman!
Can't wait to see it finished!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:11 AM

Looks promising!! I like the fact that you used sand green in your tower! Do you have more bricks in that colour? Maybe you could increase the height of the tower...?

Look forward to see your update with landscaping!!  :classic:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

Thanks for the comments 'Jason Cicchini' and 'de Gothia', yes I still have some sand green left, but I don't need a higher tower do I.....

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I still have to finish the ditch and hillside too....might put a gateway along side it yet...I haven't decided ? :wink:
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:45 AM

Great update, the small tower greatly benefits from placing it on a small hill and adding some landscape :thumbup:
It probably wouldn't hold its own against an enemy raid, but from the looks of it it is meant to watch the borders and secure early sightings instead of slowing the opposing troops down. After all, watchtowers that could defend themselves over a span of several days or even weeks are the minority.

I can imagine a bunch of those being placed at distinctive/strategic locations near the borders while being supervised by something like Silver.Smiths' small fort.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:20 PM

Thanks 'Abu Dun' for your feedback, actually my design is inspired in way by this.....

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:40 PM

Wow! Huge improvement by just adding landscape!  :classic: Some foligae to it and it´s done!!  :sweet:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:59 PM

You are right 'de Gothia' more foliage.....though I still must complete the small hill it sits on plus something to one side perhaps a small forge and anvil belonging to Tigerius....he likes to make his own weapons ! :wink:
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:09 PM

nice, sturdy tower indeed, only thing I'd consider would be to form the hill using green slopes
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:14 PM

View Postkabel, on 15 November 2011 - 01:09 PM, said:

nice, sturdy tower indeed, only thing I'd consider would be to form the hill using green slopes
Well, thank you....though I stick with the plates....money reasons which is the reason for the sand green stonework.....you gotta love paying those water and power bills eh ? :laugh:
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:46 PM

Well done sir! The tower really benefits from being perched on a hill. I like the use of sand green and even though its a small tower, it still looks strong and able to defend. A small moat round it would look good and some foliage. Other than that, great job, you do your kingdom proud :thumbup:

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:34 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on 15 November 2011 - 12:20 PM, said:

Thanks 'Abu Dun' for your feedback, actually my design is inspired in way by this.....

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Wow! I love your replica of this fantastic tower!
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:59 PM

View PostLEGO Train 12 Volts, on 16 November 2011 - 08:34 PM, said:

Wow! I love your replica of this fantastic tower!
Thanks 'LT12V', I'll be working on the rest of the hillside today....plus a gap fill of Roman-ish ruins next to the tower....keep watching.....be on guard so we can defend our kingdom of Avalonia ! :sweet:
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:19 AM

I have made some additions to this creation.....

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Yes, Lord Tigerius is also a smith, likes to make and repair his own weapons....if it fails he only has himself to blame....not as yet though ! :laugh:
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:35 AM

Very nice - looks great on the hillside there. I do like your custom banner as well!  :thumbup:
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:34 PM

Thanks 'gabe' for your comments, it's a man-made hill next to old Roman ruins where Tigerius is able to play with his hobby....smithing. :wink:
This hill has Roman walls under it as it's foundation that's why the tower doesn't sink into the ground or fall over......clever Tigerius ! :laugh:
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:40 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on 15 November 2011 - 12:20 PM, said:

Thanks 'Abu Dun' for your feedback, actually my design is inspired in way by this.....

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Which tower is this and where is it located?
I don't recognise this architecture.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:57 PM

View PostWout, on 11 December 2011 - 04:40 PM, said:

Which tower is this and where is it located?
I don't recognise this architecture.
Cyprus is where this structure is.....I though my tower was forgotten about. :classic:
Which reminds me to finish filling the gap in the front of the defensive ditch, oops. :blush:




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