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9 replies to this topic  – Started by Hiawatha , Feb 25 2012 06:01 AM

#1 Hiawatha

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:01 AM

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Fort Nassau

The Royal Navy has built a stronghold in the Bahamian Crown Colony. With the aura of war with the French in the West Indies, this base is being loaded with new recruits and weapons.

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The front of the fort.

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This is a picture I took while making it. I think it really shows a good view of the fort.

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The back of the fort.

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The fishermen.

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The beach.

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Aerial view.

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The palm forest and road.

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Living quarters.

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Entrance to the fort.

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A West Indian soldier keeps an eye on the gate.

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Closeup of soldier and statue.

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The supplies and a doctor are coming down the road. Who is that in the background? :jollyroger:

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The inside of the fort.

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The men at the mess table.

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The storage of powder and food.

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Soldiers line up for a drill. The bottom of the gun floor is a stable.

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The man in charge of the stable and the prison cells.

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Inside the barracks.

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The gun floor.

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Full side.

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Officers discuss their plans.

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A guard asleep on duty and the water well.  

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Ladder to the tower and flag.

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Top of the tower.

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Does anyone know what this resembles? :pir-sweet:

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A snapshot of the building process.

I hope you enjoyed this creation and thanks for reading! :pir-classic:  

There was a real Fort Nassau in the Bahamas, but it is since been destoryed. Fort Charlotte is the largest fort there today. This build was not really based off of the design, I just liked the name and wanted to put the fort in the Bahamas.

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View Postefullner, on 06 October 2011 - 12:28 AM, said:

I can figure what Dey will say when he meets with Hiawatha.

Hiya, Watha!

#2 SirSven7

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

A redcoats my old friends, this is a really nice build, I love how soild it feels (try to get through that BSB) and I love the way the sea is lapping the shore, its so simple but so effective. Oddly enought the only thing I am not a fan of is the cannon in the tower (how did it get up there?) but thats a minor niggle on a brilliant build.

Well done sir  :thumbup:
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#3 Hiawatha

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:58 PM

View PostSirSven7, on 25 February 2012 - 10:36 AM, said:

A redcoats my old friends, this is a really nice build, I love how soild it feels (try to get through that BSB) and I love the way the sea is lapping the shore, its so simple but so effective. Oddly enought the only thing I am not a fan of is the cannon in the tower (how did it get up there?) but thats a minor niggle on a brilliant build.

Well done sir  :thumbup:

Thank you for the reply. :pir-classic: I have wondered that myself and I came to the conclusion that during the building process they had a very strong crane mechanism. :pir-sweet:

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View Postefullner, on 06 October 2011 - 12:28 AM, said:

I can figure what Dey will say when he meets with Hiawatha.

Hiya, Watha!

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

Nice fort! The height and monochrome of the walls are very intimidating, and there's plenty of cannon. But I don't like the inside, the platforms look too thin to support such heavy cannons or accomodate the recoil, and in any case it just looks too square and compartmentalized to me.  Still, it's a great fort. Redcoats are back in business!  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:58 PM

View PostSkipper, on 25 February 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

Nice fort! The height and monochrome of the walls are very intimidating, and there's plenty of cannon. But I don't like the inside, the platforms look too thin to support such heavy cannons or accomodate the recoil, and in any case it just looks too square and compartmentalized to me.  Still, it's a great fort. Redcoats are back in business!  :pir_laugh2:

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :pir-classic: I made the platforms like that mainly becuase of space for what I could build on the side of the walls.  I actually had it orginally shorter, but then had to make it longer as I noticed the problem.

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View Postefullner, on 06 October 2011 - 12:28 AM, said:

I can figure what Dey will say when he meets with Hiawatha.

Hiya, Watha!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

View PostHiawatha, on 25 February 2012 - 04:58 PM, said:

Thank you for the reply. :pir-classic: I have wondered that myself and I came to the conclusion that during the building process they had a very strong crane mechanism. :pir-sweet:

ha, thats funny, it made me smile, I forgot to say I also like how you made the trees, its again simple yet effective.

brilliant build  :thumbup:
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

What an excellent fort! I have to say, it is very similar to other Georgian forts in the Caribbean, like the fort at Kingston, Jamaica.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

impresive fort,

you should think twice if you wanna attack it

I like the etnical mix :thumbup:, Aborigins and Black people were fundamental in the colonial era
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

Very nice! Only a fool and his army would dare attack such a fortress! However, with so many men taking up the space, is there room to store enough food to survive a siege?  :bonaparte:

Lovely fortress!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

View PostSirSven7, on 29 February 2012 - 03:55 PM, said:

ha, thats funny, it made me smile, I forgot to say I also like how you made the trees, its again simple yet effective.

brilliant build  :thumbup:

Thanks, I really like using that method to help build large forests with many tall tress. I agree, it is really simple, but looks really good. :pir-wink:  


View Postefullner, on 29 February 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

What an excellent fort! I have to say, it is very similar to other Georgian forts in the Caribbean, like the fort at Kingston, Jamaica.

Thank you for the reply. I was inspired by the English forts I saw in the Caribbean to make this. :pir-wink:  


View PostBrig. Brick, on 29 February 2012 - 09:35 PM, said:

impresive fort,

you should think twice if you wanna attack it

I like the etnical mix :thumbup:, Aborigins and Black people were fundamental in the colonial era

Thanks, the West Indian Soldiers played a crucial part in the Colonial Bahamas since the British government had a large slave base there and even when they abolsihed the slave trade and the practice of slavery all together, many of the blacks on slave ships seized by the Royal Navy settled in the Bahamas since they were then free.

View PostDuck, on 01 March 2012 - 01:36 PM, said:

Very nice! Only a fool and his army would dare attack such a fortress! However, with so many men taking up the space, is there room to store enough food to survive a siege?  :bonaparte:

Lovely fortress!

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Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed!

They have packed much food and supplies to last weeks and the cover of the forset can allow them to sneak back into town under enemy bombardment. :cannon:

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View Postefullner, on 06 October 2011 - 12:28 AM, said:

I can figure what Dey will say when he meets with Hiawatha.

Hiya, Watha!




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