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#1 Legonardo

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:16 AM

Hey guys, here si my latest freebuild, one of Albions massive wall towers.
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In this build I tried to create a more traditional large castle tower, I think I did OK :sweet:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:38 AM

I think you've done well. The rock effects is interesting. I like the water at the base with some vegetations and fig' legs!! The top is also impressive because it is a bit huge (effective then) and that door is really special, I want to see more of it.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

I smell Albion Wall Community Build! A very simple yet heavily fortified looking tower. Now I wonder what's inside? Well done Susan Jr.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

I want one!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

looks great and massive! I like the big battlements. A few tiles on the wall where the two caped knights are walking, might be a nice addition

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

Nice job!  Like the water technique and you have just the right amount of detail on the wall! :thumbup:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Very impressive tower :thumbup: The arrow slits and crenelations are both excellent and I like your fig combos :classic:
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

I agree that the arrow slits are well done. I also like the brick pieces interspersed throughout the wall. Nice classic look!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

Fantastic work :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

Excellent build! Actually might be my favorite of yours... everything is just right! :thumbup:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

This is great LD! Looks very history accurate without the arches, curves and everything else we build into our walls and towers! :grin: The brick brick makes it even more realistic!  Well done and great to see some Albion builds again!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

very nice tower Legonardo, Albion seems to be defended really well. However, Valholl's walls are somewhat higher :tongue:
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#13 Legonardo

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:01 AM

somewhat...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

Great tower, I really like the strong feeling it has. Also the foilage on it and the dirt path on the inside are excellent. One minor thing, I think it could use more arrow slits!

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However, Valholl's walls are somewhat higher :tongue:

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somewhat...

I think it´s a bit of Avalonian arrogance, they assume the city can never be taken, so it doesn´t matter how high the walls are on the inside. Untill.... there are enemy men inside.... :devil:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

Great tower Susan Jr.
I like how you used the gray pieces, new and old ones it makes a good contrast.
The folliage is used smartly too.
And yes is a good defense to our formidable capital.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

You did much better than OK!

Such a massive, powerful tower.

As others have said, the rocks, vegetation and water re all very nice as well.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

Great build! Keep it up!
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:00 AM

I love how imposing this is, but a tad bit more detail on the tower would have been good in my opinion.  As Ecclesiastes said, another row of arrow slits or perhaps these:
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A small thing though, again, the beefiness is great.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

I really like this one. Looks more realistic than some of the highly ornamental ones we've seen (which have their place...).  I think the brick-bricks and the slight color variations add all the texture you need to the walls.  This looks like it was built to defend something, and not just ornamental. But I don't think it needs more arrow slits.  

The base of the battlements could be one brick higher though; they don't seem quite high enough. I don't think you could usually see over the top of the merlon; kinda defeats the purpose. But that's a minor point.

I do think that the wall section is a bit low. It looks to be only about 10 bricks high to the walkway, which is probably about 12 feet or so. I imagine a city or castle wall would normally be 20 feet or higher, otherwise it would be too easy to scale.
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