The gates of Gothia Castle
Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:04 PM
A free build for Avalonia showing a part of my sigfigs castle. More to come on the castle. Planning to do megablocks Ecc have done with his city.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:31 PM
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:17 PM
I expected a bit more detail at the back of the gate, especially the ground looks a little bit bare if you compare it with the richly detailed gatehouse.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:21 PM
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:11 PM
Looking forward to the next section of your castle
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:30 PM
Great use of figures and Love the wall and gate house!
If I were to critic anything it would be the inside the gate house base plate. It just looks like a base plate. no cobble stone or tiles left? But don't get me wrong, this looks fantastic!
Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:46 PM
Are you planning on building all of the city, or just a few select bits? Either way, it's already an impressive build!
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:03 AM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:51 AM
I have to agree with Mikey though, the baseplate looks plain and the back of the wall, not any stonework?
your wooden tower is superb!
Great MOC once again and I hope to see Gothia castle expand
Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:49 AM
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:48 PM
Ecc: Thanks, this is my fav as well! Had a lot of fun while building it! You are of course an inspiration with your Ondylion mocs!
Z: Thanks, yes I got inspiration from him with one tower as wood.
Cpt Blackmoor: Thanks, yes I know, the ground is a bit plain. To be honest I started to set out the cheering crwod and then I just forgot the ground until I read about it!
Penkid: Thanks, I hope to assemble as much of the sigfigs around Historica as possible!
Soccerkid: Thanks, I tried first with stone stairs but they just melted toghteter with the wall so wood was much better!
Mikey: Thanks, yes the ground is far to plain and cobblestone will be included in my next Gothia Castle part!
Jason: Thanks! Well I´m not buidling a city like Ecc is doing. Gothia Castle is just a castle. Benoic don´t have any cities just villages. Outside the walls of Gothia Castle lies one of the villages. And yes, I´m planning on building the whole castle layout including the Keep. So four more mocs of Gothia castle should be built!
CptBB: Glad to hear you like it! Thanks!
LD: Thanks. Well this is not all of my civilians figs... Have a lot more!
Kai: Thanks, happy to hear you like it!
Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:09 PM
leads to really strange doorways, if you intersect the one or the other piece they are not curved enough anymore to be realistic
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:05 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:19 AM
The front of the gate is my very favorite part, the mixing of the cheese slopes, modified plates and jumper plates gives it so much detail without being overpowering.
While I agree that I think the ground in the back needs a little decoration, it is a very easily fixed. The only thing that sorta bothered me was the one printed tile on the front of the wood tower. To me it stands out a little too much, maybe adding one or two dark brown tiles would break it up more.
Great work on it!
Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:38 AM
And I love the statues and the atmosphere created with all those cheering people :D
I hope to finish my gate before Friday
Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:19 PM
Kabel: Maybe you are right about the gate and arches. But how do we solve bigger gates like this one? I want to have a rounded opening and not the ones with inverted slopses... Hm have to think about that and I appriciate your thoughts!
Erynlasgalen: Now when the moc have been on the shelf a few days I have to agree with you regarding the printed tiles. They looked so good in CptBB moc when he used it as floor but here it doesn´t have the same effet! Have to think about that in my coming mocs!
Z: No, no titles for this one. This is just a ordinary freebuild for Benoic and Avalonia. I will build de Gothias keep soon and hope to earn the title then!
Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:14 AM
I do agree with what has been said about the main arch though - i think a more rounded arch would look better. (The interior side actually reminds me a little of a clown face, like the entrance to an amusement park) Have you thought perhaps of snotting in built up plates or slopes to achieve the curve you want? Or you could use bricks or plates attached to flex tubes, or even just plates half-stacked (attached more one side than the other) to bend the structure. Just a few ideas!
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