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#1 TinyPiesRUs

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:49 AM

Welcome to The Aventine, a Roman-Mediterranean themed restaurant in the heart of the city. I've made this to go alongside my Hawk's Diner MOC in my 1950's town. The Aventine is still a work in progress, so hopefully I can improve it based on your feedback

Starting with the front of the restaurant:
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I'll try on a better decal later on, but I quite like the look of the old weathered sign:
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A view of the left side. The right side is the same, only it has two latticed windows instead of a door. I'm thinking that the sides may benefit from windows on the top.
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Inside the restaurant. It's a little cluttered, I'm thinking of removing something. The floor will most likely end up being tiled dark tan:
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One of the tables, complete with Roman legionary statue:
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Above the doorway is a large statue of a Roman emperor:
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The chef's kitchen exterior, featuring a gladiator statue and some Roman pottery:
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And the kitchen interior. It's a little cramped, but the chef can live with it.
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A couple more shots of the interior:
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Thanks for visiting!
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Enjoy! Feedback is much appreciated. :classic:

Edited by TinyPiesRUs, 18 May 2009 - 04:59 AM.


#2 Guss

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:54 AM

that's a really cool restaurant^^ I love it, looks like a restaurant you can put in the middle of the Pompeii's ruins ^^
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#3 TLV

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:33 AM

thats is some pretty cool build you've got there. the interior is so intricately detailed, the hanging lights, statues, palm leaves... it really captures the Roman-Mediterranean feel really well.

#4 BlueBard

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:48 AM

Pretty design! Love all the "typical" details like the candles, the palms and that wonderful lamp  :sweet:

View PostGuss, on May 17 2009, 10:54 AM, said:

I love it, looks like a restaurant you can put in the middle of the Pompeii's ruins ^^

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#5 TheBrickster

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:26 PM

Very nice TinyPieGuy!  I love all the interior detailing, esp. the bar and the chandelier. :wub:

Great job! :thumbup:

#6 Guss

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:25 PM

Bluebard, I meant that it have a "roman looks" that can fit an antique roman city, from the outside^^ ( well almost ! )
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#7 BlueBard

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:52 PM

View PostGuss, on May 17 2009, 11:25 PM, said:

Bluebard, I meant that it have a "roman looks" that can fit an antique roman city, from the outside^^ ( well almost ! )

I know, sorry  :tongue: I was only pretending to do my typical historic reflexion  :grin:

#8 Captain Zuloo

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:04 PM

This is looking awesome already. You just need some wait staff wearing Roman outfits. I could also suggest you maybe add a double door to the front, but otherwise this MOC is looking great and I look foward to seeing complete with tiling etc. :pir-wink:

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#9 Bartram

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:17 AM

Good work! I have a suggestion, however.

I think it would look a lot better if you removed the long, tan, (2x5?) pieces you used for the walls. Why not add details or architectural designs?

Just my thoughts, but overall good job.

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#10 Ricecracker

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:37 AM

This is looking great TPRU! I really love all of the distinctly roman aspects you've included, especially the many statues and hanging chandelier! I can't wait to see how this progresses. By the way, how's your fifties diner coming along? Any chance of more pictures? Please?

#11 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:52 PM

That's an awesome MOC, TinyPiesRUs! :oh:

I must admit that when I saw firstly the first pic I thought: "Oh well, another CC styled MOC. :hmpf: "
But this wasn't the case when looking at all the other pics.

I really  :wub: your MOC!

The interior of your restaurant is simply awesome and very realistic and charming! :oh:
The most I like the bar, the gladiator statue and the crown lamp.

Very, very well done! :thumbup: :thumbup:  


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:39 PM

Good use of the gold pieces for the sign, love the detail on the inside

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:32 PM

Beautiful.  The interior is amazing and I love the architectural style of the building.  Really nice MOC.
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