Jump to content


Paddles' Inn


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic  – Started by MetroiD , Mar 15 2010 03:21 PM

#1 MetroiD

MetroiD
  • Lost in the forest of life


    Posts: 2660
    Joined: 22-February 09
    Member: 5374
    Country: Bulgaria

Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:21 PM

#33 in the Community Build: Paddles' Inn.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Paddles' Inn was one of the first buildings to be erected in the Pirates' Town. After a successful stint at sea, Jim Paddles decided to return to his landlubbing habits and invest his earnings, rather than squander them. That also gave him a nice opportunity to put his interesting surname to good use and even implement it in his Inn's design. He was only given a small piece of land by the Town Council for his guest house, but he still managed to fit 2 bedrooms on the second floor, and a nice master bedroom on the first one - with an outhouse conveniently placed in the yard of the inn. During the annual Pirates fair, Jim would move out of the master bedroom, even though his wife was never too happy about having to sleep in the reception hall - but that big bedroom is definitely a nice place to stay the night and gives plenty of reason to charge the customer obscene amounts of money... Who says being a landlubber can't be lucrative!?

Posted Image

Right now however, the town's pretty quiet, no ships are docked and no captains have returned with a seizable loot to squander. The only visitor in Paddles' Inn is the aging self-proclaimed Terror of the Seas, Captain Doublebeard. Unfortunately, the only thing that's terrible about him is the amount of bread crumbles his beard is capable of storing after dinner - other than that, ol' Doublebeard hasn't really managed to win any significant battles, or find any great treasures. That's all about to change though - or at least that's what Doublebeard thinks after having found a treasure map in the drawer of his bedroom. Little does he know that such maps are included in the drawers of every single bedroom and this tradition would later on evolve into inns and hostels all over the world placing certain books in their visitors' drawers.

If there's one single person (?) who's really enjoying this lazy, quiet day at the inn, that's Yumkee the Monkey who, unlike his owner, does enjoy a glass of good rum. Or a bottle. Whichever comes first. Jim says all that drinking does is waste your hard-earned money, but seeing as that's the only kind of remuneration Yumkee requires for his labour (related to the outhouse, but better left unexplained), Mr. Paddles sees this as a justified expense.

Posted Image

Busy humming her favourite pirate tune (which she heard on 'Behind the Helm'), Lora Paddles hasn't noticed that her cleaning is not very effective and is actually helping drive away one of the few potential visitors of the inn...

Posted Image

Last but not least - the overhead shot:
Posted Image

You can find our other Community Building - the Town Square - here


More photos available @ flickr and Brickshelf (when moderated).
Currently trimming bangs and slicing scalps in TrumpetKing's CMF Mafia 2 as Melinda Dugan.
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#2 the Inventor

the Inventor
  • Lures the Redcoat staff to ToR's boiling point!


    Posts: 442
    Joined: 10-June 09
    Member: 6351
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:23 PM

Great entry, MetroiD.  :thumbup:
I really like your Inn, it has a nice roof of treasure chest lits.
Although I like those stairs, I think they are a bit to small.


the Inventor

Lord Edzerd, Hersir of the Northern Legion and Dwarves from Mitgardia

Posted Image  -   Posted Image

Visit my Flickr or Brickshelf Gallery


#3 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3029
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:55 PM

Good MOC :pir-classic:  Of course the treasure chests on the roof are very great.
I also like the window in the roof and the wall around the building.
One thing: maybe something like a 'signboard' would be a good addition since it's not very clear that it's an inn now.
But the MOC itself is still very nice :pir-sweet:
Got questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages


#4 MetroiD

MetroiD
  • Lost in the forest of life


    Posts: 2660
    Joined: 22-February 09
    Member: 5374
    Country: Bulgaria

Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:19 PM

Thanks for the comments guys :) It's my first Pirates MOC (if it could be called a "Pirates MOC" actually), so I'd be happy to get as much feedback as I can. I've implented a few techniques I've seen here on EB - most notably, the chest lid roof was something I'd been wanting to use for some time now; credit to SlyOwl for that.

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on Mar 15 2010, 06:55 PM, said:

One thing: maybe something like a 'signboard' would be a good addition since it's not very clear that it's an inn now.
Thanks for the tip Croissant - as a matter of fact, I did have a sign just outside the wall (attached to the outhouse), but I didn't really like how it made the whole building look. A bit too stereotypical, which is not what I was going for. Besides, I specifically wanted this one to have a Pirates look and feel to it - we've seen way too many Castle Inns and I wanted to refrain from using typical Medieval European Architecture and too many other common things you'd expect to see in/around an inn.

As to the staircases - I know they're both too small for a regular minifig, but anything bigger would look pointless given the limited space. :pir-sceptic: I like the way the outer staircase turned out, and I've tried many different variations for the one leading to the storage room under the roof, but this one still worked best. I'll definitely be recycling this design in my future Pirates Town, so I can assure you I'll try to get spacier stairs :pir_laugh2:
Currently trimming bangs and slicing scalps in TrumpetKing's CMF Mafia 2 as Melinda Dugan.
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#5 Rick

Rick
  • Wants to be important too! (but already is)


    Posts: 7735
    Joined: 11-February 09
    Member: 5261
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:45 PM

Great entry, especially for a first Pirates MOC. I'm really impressed at what you managed to squeeze on a 16 x 16 footprint. Mr. Yumkee in the attic is hilarious and I'm pretty sure I've seen Mr. Paddles before, he sure looks familiar. I like the folded back sheet idea in the 'master bedroom'

#6 Ratshot

Ratshot
  • Thank you for your contributions!


    Posts: 3156
    Joined: 24-December 08
    Member: 4799
    Country: Canada

Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:13 PM

I'll be quite frank with you, this is one of the top 3 entries yet.

Good Luck :pir-classic:

My flickr

Posted Image
1969 Dodge Charger RT


#7 L-space

L-space

    Posts: 951
    Joined: 25-November 08
    Member: 4504
    Country: the Netherlands

Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:09 PM

Great work.
My favorites are the waal and the roofing.
Looks like only the monkey has got what it takes in this tavern.  :pir_laugh2:
the Turtle moves...

clicky:

Posted Image
L-space | Brickshelf | Brickset | flickr


#8 lightningtiger

lightningtiger
  • Doing the Chicken Dance


    Posts: 19069
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:26 PM

Okay, how do I say this.........easy..........AWESOME ! :pir-laugh:
16x16 mega detail without overcrowding it - excellent !
That small frontage with loo (outhouse) and stone wall plus roughly made gate - is very period and again excellent !
The interiors are simple, but effective - I really like how the beds are made - what no hospital corners ? :pir-laugh:
Fantastic design work you have done here 'MetroiD' and keep on bricking !! :pir-sweet:

P.S. Love the monkey on the turps....... on the roof ........banana liqueur .......eh ? :pir-laugh:

#9 JimBee

JimBee
  • Bubbler


    Posts: 9576
    Joined: 07-January 08
    Member: 2436
    Country: USA

Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:35 PM

Nice entry to the PCB. I just wanted to drop in to say that the use of treasure chest lids for roof panels is genius- very authentic-looking. The stone wall and greenery add some nice details to the outside.

I like what you did with the monkey there.  :pir_laugh2:

Posted ImagePosted Image
Currently playing Hybros, 53-year-old male imp Chi Monk in the Heroica RPG

Currently playing Jerry Bergeron in Red Menace Mafia
Stats | Bio


#10 MetroiD

MetroiD
  • Lost in the forest of life


    Posts: 2660
    Joined: 22-February 09
    Member: 5374
    Country: Bulgaria

Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:17 PM

@ Ratshot and lightningtiger - Thanks a mill guys, this means a lot to me!

View PostRick, on Mar 15 2010, 09:45 PM, said:

Mr. Yumkee in the attic is hilarious and I'm pretty sure I've seen Mr. Paddles before, he sure looks familiar. I like the folded back sheet idea in the 'master bedroom'
I really laughed out once I saw how that photo of Mr. Yumkee turned out... I might be using him as an avatar soon, replacing the (mini)figure which seems to have gotten way too familiar. :pir_laugh2:
Oh, and I'm glad you actually saw the folded sheet - I was a bit worried that the interior photos weren't very well taken

View PostL-space, on Mar 15 2010, 11:09 PM, said:

Looks like only the monkey has got what it takes in this tavern.  :pir_laugh2:
But it's not a tavern matey! It's an inn, and Mr. Paddles likes to keep things calm for his customers :pir-classic:

View PostJimButcher, on Mar 15 2010, 11:35 PM, said:

I just wanted to drop in to say that the use of treasure chest lids for roof panels is genius- very authentic-looking. The stone wall and greenery add some nice details to the outside.
Thanks Jim. I came up with the idea of using treasure chest lids because I really wanted to have a roof structure that looks interesting from up above. Credit goes to SlyOwl for that, I think I first saw him use that technique here.
Currently trimming bangs and slicing scalps in TrumpetKing's CMF Mafia 2 as Melinda Dugan.
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#11 Waterbrick Down

Waterbrick Down
  • Typer-of-faces


    Posts: 4834
    Joined: 16-January 09
    Member: 5025
    Country: U.S.

Posted 20 March 2010 - 08:40 PM

Wonderful job of fitting so much in to such a small space. Excellent inclusion of the wall surrounded courtyard. Also as previously commented a good use of the treasure chest lides for the roof, I'm going to have to try that technique at some point.

Currently questing in Sandy's Heroica RPG as:


Posted Image                                  Posted Image

Skrall, Lv. 36 Ogre, Hunter   Polly & Mr. Sanders, Lv. 1 Human, Mage


#12 Captainkiwi

Captainkiwi

    Posts: 61
    Joined: 04-March 10
    Member: 9793
    Country: CANADA

Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:05 PM

I can't explain how amazing this is!!! As the picture loaded down my screen it got more and more amazing!!!  I absolutely how you did the roof!!  This is very well one of the best smaller land mocs on EB!

#13 Admiral William

Admiral William

    Posts: 77
    Joined: 20-March 10
    Member: 9987
    Country: Croatia

Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:48 PM

I absolutely love this creation! It has everything in so little space! Very nice, a lot of small but very cool details.  :pir-classic:
Retreating? Hell, we're advancing in a different direction! - Oliver P. Smith


Posted Image - Thanks Joey!

#14 Captain Becker

Captain Becker
  • Pirate Pig


    Posts: 1547
    Joined: 30-December 09
    Member: 8823
    Country: Finland

Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:34 PM

i love all the details and the story :pir-blush:  Good job, keep it up

Captain Becker

Edited by Captain Becker, 20 March 2010 - 10:35 PM.

My LEGO collection

"An Admiral a day, keeps the Doctor away" General Skalldyr in ToR II

Posted Image Posted Image <---- Thank you so much joey Bluecoats FTW
Thank you Jebediahs

#15 MetroiD

MetroiD
  • Lost in the forest of life


    Posts: 2660
    Joined: 22-February 09
    Member: 5374
    Country: Bulgaria

Posted 21 March 2010 - 06:06 PM

Once again, thanks a lot guys :) While building this, I sampled a lot of different techniques I'd seen used by Pirate MOCcers here on EB and so I can only express my gratitude towards this great community!
Currently trimming bangs and slicing scalps in TrumpetKing's CMF Mafia 2 as Melinda Dugan.
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#16 Skulls_Eye_Schooner_Sailor

Skulls_Eye_Schooner_Sailor

    Posts: 138
    Joined: 03-March 10
    Member: 9790
    Country: USA

Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:14 PM

Oooh, very original design elements here, definitely looks like a rundown in the Pirates would frequent!  I like it! :pir-classic:

#17 Dreamweb

Dreamweb
  • Thanks for your contributions!


    Posts: 1581
    Joined: 28-June 05
    Member: 396
    Country: Poland

Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:36 AM

I like this MOC a lot. Especially the roof and the yard with very good looking walls and gate. Expect it to be

Posted Image

soon  :pir-classic:

#18 ikensall

ikensall

    Posts: 26
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 8000
    Country: england

Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:05 PM

Nice roof idea still not sure about the bicorn banister??? :shark: random :pir-oh:

Edited by ikensall, 04 April 2010 - 09:32 AM.

brikwars,pirates and explosives are all you need for a perfect day.Commander of the Sakota amoured division (a brikwars force)BRIK WARS it's brik not brickI'm the 8,000th.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links