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16 replies to this topic  – Started by z_zadar , Aug 16 2009 11:20 PM

#1 z_zadar

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:20 PM

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I've started a work on historical project, to show history of one of famous buildings in my hometown - Coastal gates, Porta terraferma at ZAdar, Croatia

phase 1 at year 1537 - before the construction of the new gates and walls:
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phase 2 at year 1540
- building in progress.
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At the end of the story there should be as much as 9 stages, but after phase 3 (construction finished) there will not be many changes on the gates itself.

Thanks for your comments.

#2 FlyChicken

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:32 AM

I have just returned from Croatia from a small villige 60km away from Zadar, which I visited too. So I'll keep watching your stages of coastal gates.
It looks really interesting right now....keep working ;-)

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#3 z_zadar

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:10 AM

I've just finished the model of Coastal Gates, Zadar, Croatia.  They still need to be included in the MOC, showing them in historical ambient.

frontal view:
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sideview:
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sideview with a fool:
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st. Marco's lion:
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heraldics:
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birdview:
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Coastal Gates generations:
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Real life photo:
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#4 SlyOwl

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:34 PM

You've got a really nice series of MOCs there, and the construction is consistently top-of-the-range. In particular, the white stone detailing is fantastic. The painted parts don't show up unless you know what you're looking for  :thumbup:
What is the purpose of the smaller scale gates?

This probably belongs best in the Pirate MOC forum, given its nautical theme and time period :wink:

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 05:13 PM

This is amazing. It really looks like all the details were carved in a block of LEGO :pir-tongue:
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#6 z_zadar

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:57 AM

View PostSlyOwl, on Aug 29 2009, 06:34 PM, said:

This probably belongs best in the Pirate MOC forum, given its nautical theme and time period :wink:

I'm happy for being obducted by Pirate theme I love pirates :pir-blush: , but the building hardly ever saw pirates because it's 2000 miles and hundreds of years away from golden pirate Caribbean era. Also the time span I'm trying to reproduce with these series of MOC's varies from 16th century to modern times.

Nut never mind, I will put a pirate or two to future Coastal gates MOC's, I enjoy in this theme  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:34 AM

This is really impressive. Great detail on the gate and its always a nice topic to build something from your hometown. I look forward to seeing the completed moc :thumbup:
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:47 AM

I really like your MOC's, the white bow is really impressive and very detailled. Keep working!  :thumbup:
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:47 AM

This is a very nice creation z-zadar.
Those stages are looking really good. And as for the gate, normally I would like to see some darker coloured bricks amongst all of that white but this looks great nevertheless. The lion is my favorite detail. What part did you use for the wing? I don't recognise it and it looks really useful for one of my ideas for my own project.
I will be keeping an eye on this project :pir-wink:
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#10 z_zadar

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:04 PM

View PostErrorist, on Aug 30 2009, 01:47 PM, said:

What part did you use for the wing? I don't recognise it and it looks really useful for one of my ideas for my own project.

Unfortunately, wing had t o be customized. There are no white wing or white snakes in LEGO offer. This is the wign:
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:14 PM

Amazing! This looks very good :pir-classic:  Great work on the winged-lion (or something like that) have you also made something on the other side of this building? And is there a reason for that joker standing there? :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:58 PM

View PostImperialScouts, on Aug 29 2009, 05:13 PM, said:

It really looks like all the details were carved in a block of LEGO :pir-tongue:
Exactly what I was planning to say. :pir_laugh2:
Great creation, it reminds me on the roman empire somehow...

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 05:08 PM

Finally! More Croatians!

Bravo! 1st rate! I was at this gate in July. Very well done!

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:14 PM

Two very nice creations you have there!
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:29 PM

It must be wonderful to live in a historical town like Zadar. I think it's the logical choice for you to recreate parts of your city with Lego. I very much like the gates and especially the ornaments you've added.

This brings back some good memories because I've spend the entire month of July in Croatia and stayed on week in Trogir (which is pretty close to Zadar).

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#16 Paul cantu

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:05 PM

Woah, those gates look extremely realistic. GREAT JOB!

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 08:59 PM

What a brilliant design.  There are too many cool ideas to count.  I am partial to those white snakes.  Not sure if I have ever seen any before.  It's a really amazing MOC!
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