Wow! Thanks for all the great responses. I didn't expect so many ideas so quickly.
Kayne, on 03 February 2012 - 12:53 AM, said:
Well, in the small spot in between each section you could use torches. That would add something that is not too flashy, but also fills in the gap.
Thanks. That's definitely a good possibility. I think I've got extra torch handles and flames; not sure I have enough of the clips to hold them, but they're cheap.
Odins Son Fred said:
In A for every other row (or every row if you wanted and had the parts) you could put 2 4070 1 x 1 with headlight bricks and on the studs facing out put a 4073 round 1 x 1 with straight side. Not overly fancy or uncommon but something simple that will still ad some texture to those parts.
Yes, good idea. I also thought about using 1x1 brick with stud on the side, and attaching a 1x plate with 4073s on top of the plate. I'll try both and see how they look.
Are you still planning market stalls beneath the arches? B would be ideal for canopies, either the MMV type or the canvas one.
No market stalls on this side; it's the side facing the wharf. So I'll probably not do canopies here. But I will definitely check them out on the other sides where there are market stalls. Good idea.
you could make the supports at A alternately red/dark blue and green/yellow? Axes for Mitgardia, scimitars for Kaliphlin? Lion shield to match our uniform? The orient expedition round shields which are dark blue and red? Torches set into the wall?
Weapons in clips was definitely one of my ideas; I like the alternating axes and scimitars twist. I don't have a lot of shields, but might be able to scrounge enough of them, or place a last minute order. Those Orient Expedition shields are nice; I haven't seen them before, but they're a bit pricey. But hey, I'm already like $200 into BrickLink for this darn embassy...
You could try horizontal bars or spears etc w 1x1 plates w clips to hold them along the bottom of the 2nd floor.
You could also take 1X2 technic bricks (1 hole) with technic 1 1/3 connector pins in the existing wall, and then use 2 1x3 curved slope pieces with a 1X2 plate holding them for each vertical pillar. The technic brick/pin combo does tend to swivel freely though, so you'd have to use 2 per pillar or something similar.
Those are good ideas; I'll check them out. I like the bars running along the bottom especially. I've got a lot of modified plates with handles (2540 and 48336), so I could use them too.
Import some of the famed Oasis Ivy, with the signature wildflowers?
Good idea; hadn't thought of that. I don't really have any of that ivy stuff though. Will look into it. Do you mean like the Bionicle appendages?
Don't have many of those, but it looks like they're cheap.