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  1. snaillad

    MOC: Bank

    Thank you very much! Cheers! The interior was one of the hardest things to do as there are very few pictures I could find of a bank from this era on a smaller scale. Sure is! I wanted to do something a little 'darker' as most of my builds recently have been quite bright and happy by comparison. Suppose banks tend to be quite formal and lack flair! Yeah grey can be overwhelming but I've tried to mix it up with some colour here and there where appropriate. I find buildings from this era tend to mostly one colour on the stonework, I've used white and tan quite a lot recently so figured grey deserved its time. The examples from round where I live tend to be grey now as the whiter limestone on the facade has turned a dirty grey with age! I'm glad you like the interior, I deliberately picked a brighter scheme for a contrast!
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    MOC: Bank

    Hello all. I've just recently completed a new bank as its been over a decade since my last one - hopefully it shows I've improved - at least in my photography skills! Its still of an art-deco style like the former but with some more geometric touches and a sharper finish. It was inspired by the Bank of Ireland building in Belfast which was built in the late 1920s and still stands today; I've also included an interior for the ground floor which is not based on any bank interior in particular as the material from that time is very hard to come by for a smaller bank. There is an elevator, patterned floor, teller booths and a relief on the wall to capture the period. As usual you can find them on my flickr stream here: Regards!
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    [MOC] Grand Hotel Kudelma

    Very impressive work. The architecture style is unique I've not seen it anywhere else other than Finland! I really like like the variety of heights, window shapes and the mix of turrets. The original hotel reminds me a bit of Neuschwanstein, whereas this a lot shorter in height I feel it's grown 'outover' in an organic sort of way. The archways and stairs compliment the lowest floor very nicely. Great job! Bet it was a pain to move for photgraphs!
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    MOC: Village Grocers

    Thank you! Cheers @lightningtiger I'm glad you noticed. I've looked at a LOT of Lemax building prior to and whilst building this. They were a big inspiration. Thank you! Yeah, a lot of the Lemax buildings have high pitched roofs so I guess that is what I was going for here. I think it works well on a narrow building but would end up being huge on anything wider!
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    MOC: Village Grocers

    Thanks guys, appreciated!
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    [MOC] Modular Antique Shop

    Very nice use of colour! Really like the antique furniture and those radiators!
  7. snaillad

    [MOC] The Hills Patchworks Gallery

    Very cool design. I hope I can get some of those rounded tops too!
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    [MOC] New York-ish corner house with fire escape

    Nice job, I particularly like the variety in the window details between floors. Well done!
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    [MOC] Somewhere over the french streets

    Really nice street scene, the building with the angled corner is my favorite. Keep up the good work!
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    MOC: Village Grocers

    Hello all! I've made my own grocery store after being inspired by the real Lego modular version and also small display holiday village models that are usually exaggerated in colours/shapes/signage and more. In this case I chose not to light it but in the future maybe! I've tried a couple of techniques that were new to me here, such as the windows made up of trans plates and also a deep sloped roof. Anyway, a couple of pictures this time; They can also be viewed at different resolution and all my other creations on my flickr page here: Cheers!
  11. snaillad

    [MOC] Modular Post Office

    Great job! A very polished facade. I really like the interior details especially the photocopier and the design studio is also very well done!
  12. snaillad

    MOC: Riad

    Maybe thats something TLG should do in the future! I've found it hard to use, 5 years since I last did, but I really like it. Thanks guys! Thank you very much, I spend too long blending colours together! Cheers @peedeejay
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    MOC: Riad

    Thank you @Stuartn! It pleases me you've spotted many of the details. I experiment a lot with colour and I think this kind of architecture is great for bright colours and geometric patterns. I've learned after so long not to make huge swathes of walls without interesting and varied details to fill in the gaps. I'm quite happy with the way the doors turned out but I agree its hard to see them clearly on the main image. Thanks again! Thanks! Thank you, it was nice to work with a sand and water colour palette, suppose it'd make sense they'd go together! Glad you like @Captain Dee! Thanks! Thank you @EVE Thanks @blackdeathgr I started with the floor, I guess you could say everything else was an afterthought!
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    MOC: Riad

    Hi all, my latest project is inspired by Moroccan riad courtyards. I've done a variety of tilework both on the ground and on the walls much like you would find in a real riad. It would usually be fully enclosed as a square or rectangle so the curved balcony is just for show! I went through quite a bit of source material, most courtyards have balconies, columns and a water fountain or pool. I have incorporated all of these things here. It was nice to experiment with the nougat colour as I seldom have before. Anyway just a couple of shots shown below; You can find the same pics also on my flickr here: Any questions on construction or comments, I'll do my best to answer! Cheers
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    [MOC] Morspoort (city gate)

    Welcome to EB! You've done a pretty good job recreating the scene. Well done on the dome especially!