MOC: Abbey of Saint Rumare
Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:22 PM
Almost immediately after pacifying the area, the conquering crusaders decided a rock sticking out of a lake would be the perfect location to build a church and show their faith. Not long after they finished their house of God though, they found the need for fortifications around it became more and more urgent, with increasing attacks from heretic and blasphemous cults that were still active in the area.
With funds from the Vatican fortifications were built up around the church, and the crusaders garisoned in the fort fought off countless attacks and sieges. But even now the heretics of the area are still building up blasphemous tokens to their false gods.
So the Crusaders called in a fellow religious fanatic cult, the Hand of God, who didn't hesitate to send in a small strike force to raid the somewhat unsuspecting cultists' lands.
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The size is 128x112 studs.
Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:31 PM
"I am not having him flogged for fighting, Mr. Gerard." - Horatio Hornblower
Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:35 PM
The old look of the walls, the many angles the walls are placed in down to every little detail in the landscaping...truly amazing!
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:25 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:29 AM
The size and detail make it so awesome.
The castle walls are very detailed, the ground is colorful and bumpy, the rocks on the castle are nicely done, and just about everything else is amazing.
How long did it take to make this fine castle?
Edited by ILikePi, 21 July 2009 - 12:29 AM.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:43 AM
The landscaping is so beautiful with the SNOT water and the trees. It's such a fun scene. As for the building, absolutely fantastic. So many details, and the sheer size is mind-blowing.
Did you build the building by itself and then plunk it on the of the water? Or are there some studs in the middle of the water?
Top-notch work Aliencat.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:13 AM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:50 AM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:46 AM
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 11:49 AM
The angled walls truly lend this castle towards its landscape and help to shake the boxiness that can so often pervade a castle MOC. Lots of nice action too, but its beauty is really in the architecture. Well done and thanks for sharing this beauty, I look forward to consulting it when building my next creation.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:54 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:36 PM
Neither, there's a few 2x2 bricks in the SNOT water that stick up, and fall into the "framework" of the bottom of the castle. This because I built this for a Castle display and had to be sure to assemble it all correctly at the scene, on repeated occasions.
Wow Aliencat thats a beautyfull castle MOC!
There is so much to like.
That display you showed in Oss is great too, too bad I didn't know about it (probably my own falt). (I'm born in Oss, and my family still lives there).
I surely would have loved to see it in person.
Seeing the evolution from your previous MOC to this; you're one step closer to mont saint michel.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:47 PM
I still stand in awe. The details.
This makes me feel so small. How long did it take you to build it. And how often did you re-build?
Your creation is saved in my "great MOCs" folder.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:59 PM
I surely would have loved to see it in person.
I do admit it is a style that (subconsciously) keeps coming back though, this is the third castle that reminds people of Mont Saint Michel ;)
Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:06 PM
I really it!
It looks absolutely realistic and the architecture and the details are stunning!
What I don't like are that ugly creatures and the bad landscape against the knights from the abbey fight against.
Otherwise it's perfect!
The most I like the so much detailed and realistic architecture of the abbey and the bucklers and armour of the abbey's knights (something different than always only lions, wolfs and dragons! )!
Very, very well done!
Edited by Klaus-Dieter, 22 July 2009 - 08:07 PM.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:28 PM
That is a true masterpiece, a Wonder Of the MOC World! It is very majestic and a good color combo
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 05:46 PM
...this is one makes me go "Awesome!........"
I feel great reverence for this creation.
thanks for posting.
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