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Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby Dubbadgrim » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:26 am

A castle for Gilbert the Bad (from the KK1 era). Includes a portcullis driven by gears, for fast operation.

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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby Adolfo » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:55 am

Compact and complete. Good! Does it build over only one baseplate of 32x32?
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby Brickninja » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:16 pm

Awesome work. Very clean and impenetrable looking.
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby AardWolf » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:29 pm

Very aesthetically pleasing but personally my favorite part is your flawless portcullis mechanism. You seem to have a great talent for hidden moving parts. Is it a secret or may I ask for a picture or description of your methods?
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby Dubbadgrim » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:06 pm

Thanks for the comments guys!

Adolfo wrote:Compact and complete. Good! Does it build over only one baseplate of 32x32?


It's actually a single 48x48, but even then it felt like it was JUST big enough.

AardWolf wrote:Very aesthetically pleasing but personally my favorite part is your flawless portcullis mechanism. You seem to have a great talent for hidden moving parts. Is it a secret or may I ask for a picture or description of your methods?


It's made using some old gears, etc. from one of my technic sets, and was pretty hard to get right. I probably won't be tearing it down for a while but I'll try to put a picture up when I do. Unfortunately I think I would have a lot of trouble explaining in words.
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby soccerkid6 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:45 am

Very cool castle, I like the rather square layout and the wooden section is well integrated.
Sweet landscape as well, the stepping of the reddish brown underneath the green gives a very cool effect :)
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby AardWolf » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:17 am

Dubbadgrim wrote:It's made using some old gears, etc. from one of my technic sets, and was pretty hard to get right. I probably won't be tearing it down for a while but I'll try to put a picture up when I do. Unfortunately I think I would have a lot of trouble explaining in words.


Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to do that :)
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby Justin M » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:41 pm

Hmm, I thought I've already commented here, but I guess not. This is wonderful! It really has a nice vibe to it. :)
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby Dubbadgrim » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:11 am

AardWolf wrote:
Dubbadgrim wrote:It's made using some old gears, etc. from one of my technic sets, and was pretty hard to get right. I probably won't be tearing it down for a while but I'll try to put a picture up when I do. Unfortunately I think I would have a lot of trouble explaining in words.


Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to do that :)


I took a (rather unglamorous) shot of the insides here. The gate has two 1x1 clip tiles attached to slide consistently between the bricks.
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby bps7772000 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:18 am

Very cool! I'm really impressed by the technic gearwork!
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby AardWolf » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:05 am

Dubbadgrim wrote:I took a (rather unglamorous) shot of the insides here. The gate has two 1x1 clip tiles attached to slide consistently between the bricks.


Awesome, thanks again for doing that! That's a very clever mechanism. I like it! :)
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Re: Gilbert's Stronghold

Postby Another_Brick_Wall » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:50 pm

A very nice MOC! I enjoyed the wall texture and detail. The modified brick facet 2x2 that you used in the corners really gave it a nice effect. As mentioned by others the grass and dirt touch also made it more interesting to look at. Keep up the good work.
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