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#1 Durins Bane

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:48 AM

Been wanting to do this for years... I don't think I'll be done with this until January! I'm just testing out a few ideas on the Keep

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#2 Napoleon53

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:02 AM

Helm's Deep.  :cry_happy: If you have enough bricks for this, this'll be flap-jackin' awesome.

Likin' the windows! I shall have to make something "similar."  :devil_laugh:
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#3 Durins Bane

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:20 AM

View PostNapoleon53, on 26 April 2012 - 04:02 AM, said:

Helm's Deep.  :cry_happy: If you have enough bricks for this, this'll be flap-jackin' awesome.

Likin' the windows! I shall have to make something "similar."  :devil_laugh:

Yea I'm just seeing what I like. I figured this was the easiest part of the whole castle.

#4 Legonardo

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:57 AM

looking good so far! I am really looking forward to how this is going to turn out. looking forward for new updates!
EDIT: thats lots of lookings!

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#5 Teh Stud

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:27 AM

I know, I know!

You are starting a new thread?   :wink:

#6 JackJonespaw

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

Wow! I can't wait to see this finished! If you have enough bricks, it will be spectacular!

#7 Durins Bane

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

A test to see if i like this version of the deeping wall. It's tall enough, it bends... but it'll be 250 studs long x2(front and back. Then probably 10-studs wide. I'm not sure if I counted right, but I think there are 20 crenelations...

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#8 Abu Dun

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

Looking great and I like how you recreate it following the description in the books. The wall being so smooth may not allow for a lot of texture, but it's true to the original, where the small gap for the little waterflow was the only point it could be attacked at. The size is also great and gives the whole thing even more of a feeling of it being a true and effective defense :thumbup:

Can't wait to see it develop further and, once its finished, to watch it in all its glory :classic:

Do you plan to inhabitate it with an army of Eorlingas (i.e.) according to the book or to the movies? The first one may be more expensive (there were ~2000 of them, after all, not counting the reinforcements brought in by Gandalf) but it would certainly look more impressive than the measly ~300 troops they supposedly had during the siege in the movie.

#9 Durins Bane

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

View PostAbu Dun, on 27 April 2012 - 10:27 AM, said:

Looking great and I like how you recreate it following the description in the books. The wall being so smooth may not allow for a lot of texture, but it's true to the original, where the small gap for the little waterflow was the only point it could be attacked at. The size is also great and gives the whole thing even more of a feeling of it being a true and effective defense :thumbup:

Can't wait to see it develop further and, once its finished, to watch it in all its glory :classic:

Do you plan to inhabitate it with an army of Eorlingas (i.e.) according to the book or to the movies? The first one may be more expensive (there were ~2000 of them, after all, not counting the reinforcements brought in by Gandalf) but it would certainly look more impressive than the measly ~300 troops they supposedly had during the siege in the movie.

We will see lol...  there were no elves there in the book, I think... I hate the middle arch of the keep but I am stumped on how to do a perfect arch so wide...Posted Image

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

View PostDurins Bane, on 27 April 2012 - 10:45 AM, said:

I am stumped on how to do a perfect arch so wide...Posted Image

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That method is pretty good for extended arches. Good luck on the project, looking good so far!

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#11 J.V.D.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:39 AM

... of course, I forgot that the LoTR fever is spreading. :classic:

Though the first thing that came to my mind seeing those first 2 pictures was :the roman Porta Nigra in Trier , Germany.

I cant help but to see some resemblance.

Good luck with the build!
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

View PostDurins Bane, on 26 April 2012 - 03:48 AM, said:

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This project will be exciting, this bit already looks great, would be nice for background when displaying the LOTR minifigs!

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#13 TheDarkness

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

Off to a fantastic start. I am already pondering just how I am going to do this. It will be a pipe dream though, along with the dreams of a giant Star wars diorama. Still, collecting for it will be fun :D
Good stuff!

#14 General Magma

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

Starting to look neat so far, but it could use some more detailing, unless you're mainly aiming for a large Helm's Deep..
Right now it's all light grey, but still starting to come along nicely.

Now hopefully soon it'll be my turn to start the Helm's Deep project I've been planning.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

I'm going to try and build Meduseld >:D
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#16 Durins Bane

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:09 AM

View PostJakon, on 27 April 2012 - 10:31 PM, said:

I'm going to try and build Meduseld >:D

So is one of my freinds...

#17 Durins Bane

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

Now don't get excited this is just a test...

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#18 Princess Muttonchops

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

Wow, it's going to look awesome if you can pull it off at that scale, especially with loads of minifigs battling it out as such.

#19 Legonardo

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

Looking good. I am exited, can't help it.
in the final wall I would suggest putting in some texture, maybe some 2x4 tiles scattered around the wall.
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#20 Durins Bane

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

View PostLegonardo Davidy, on 28 April 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

Looking good. I am exited, can't help it.
in the final wall I would suggest putting in some texture, maybe some 2x4 tiles scattered around the wall.
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#21 Teh Stud

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

How many Uruks do you plan to collect for the siege?

#22 Durins Bane

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

View PostTeh Stud, on 28 April 2012 - 04:18 PM, said:

How many Uruks do you plan to collect for the siege?

As many as possible!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Will be a very impressive MOC if you manage to collect the pieces to finish it  :classic:  I admire you for trying something so large  :thumbup:
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#24 Durins Bane

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

View Postsoccerkid6, on 30 April 2012 - 01:32 PM, said:

Will be a very impressive MOC if you manage to collect the pieces to finish it  :classic:  I admire you for trying something so large  :thumbup:

I have the bricks, but there are some crazy shapes in this...

#25 Durins Bane

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

Tiny update:

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