Balthasar, on 13 April 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:
That building is looking awesome! I love it. Is there a background story to mountain pass keep?
Nice round shapes around the doors, quite interesting. Great how you experiment with that new wall-technique. That round tower technique works great next to the 2x1 plate technique.
I can imagine that it might cause some troubles as well. Problems with sturdiness, or adding battlement for example? Also, do u build a normal grey wall behind it, to cover the holes between the plates?
I've been wanting to build this for a while (or something big with this technique). Yes there is a grey wall behind it and that's what I've attached the battlements to, by placing tiles on the top row there is no need to get the studs lined up but still sits nice and flush , giving the appearance that they are connected. So stability is not really an issue, the tower on the other hand you might notice is a fair bit tighter than ones built with 1x1 round bricks and 1x2 bricks technique due to the fact the plates are at too great an angle to place the studs along side them. There for they are only connected in a couple of places and the majority of the plates are just resting on the corner of the one diagonally below.....if that makes sense...surprisingly sturdy once complete though.
I do plan to refine this technique though, looking at it now I sort of wish I'd added more mottling to it with dark bley and more dark tan....plenty of time for that though.