Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

User avatar
Rabbit Burner
Minotaur Lord
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2520
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:14 am
Location: Flaming bunny Warren, Valoria

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:09 pm

Great memories of seeing Laws, Talistrans and patransoms fabulous builds from last year.
So much creativity in this forum as Arcarius2001 and realarete show us again - great jobs :)

Need to look at home to see GDMs dropbox pictures.

Castles were and still are our favourite KS, as we knew from day 0 of the KS what we wanted to build. It made life so much easier deciding what we needed, which as it turned out, was a lot!

Image

But we also got parapets, bridges and double thick walls and so we built some more

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

We cant add much to what already been said :)
We love our castles and have so many more builds we want to make incorporating CBS and now DoD, just finding the time to make them and get the kids to trash them :D
Mythrassian Lagomorph Hivemind Minion of the Flaming Bunny Clan

Talistran
Ogre
Ogre
Posts: 695
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:52 pm

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by Talistran » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:05 pm

realarete wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:22 am
Holy cow Talistran! That is unreal. The causeways and options to manuever and adventure in there are off the charts.

Are we going to see this surrounded by Forests in a year? :D :D
Hahaha.

I don't have plans to buy THAT much forest.

User avatar
Vegomatic
Minotaur
Minotaur
Posts: 1330
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:18 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by Vegomatic » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:42 am

Excellent! Thank you!

patransom
Orc
Orc
Posts: 144
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:10 am
Location: Arlington, Virginia

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by patransom » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:41 am

Vegomatic wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:52 pm
What are the clear green tanks in the distillery? I have been looking for something like those.
The tanks are from here: http://deathraydesigns.com/product/cryo-tank-3-pack/

I turned mine green with this: https://www.amazon.com/Design-Master-Tr ... pray+paint

They are really just sample jars with some MDF bits to make them look more scifi. Pretty ingenious design, really. I've been meaning to figure out where they got the jars from so I could make different colored tanks on the same base...

realarete
Orc
Orc
Posts: 214
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by realarete » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:22 am

Holy cow Talistran! That is unreal. The causeways and options to manuever and adventure in there are off the charts.

Are we going to see this surrounded by Forests in a year? :D :D

Law
Minotaur Lord
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 4693
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:26 am

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by Law » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:17 am

I remember when you first posted these, Talistran. I kept a few and have always planned to go back and copy this build, or at least parts of it. Sadly, I had just put away my Castles when these came up and I haven’t had the energy since. But I absolutely love the way you did this. It feels like exactly the kind of castle I wanted to make - a “not a big square” funky thing full of interesting angles. Great use of the parapets and cathedral roof (and the gargoyle posts!). I have to try this.

User avatar
dice4hire
Minotaur Lord
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 3992
Joined: Thu May 02, 2013 7:13 pm
Location: Nagoya Japan

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by dice4hire » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:22 am

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A pretty decent Docent of Valoria

User avatar
GardenDM
Minotaur
Minotaur
Posts: 1035
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:27 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by GardenDM » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:28 am

@Talistran - Wow, the scale of those city/castle builds are so impressive! I love the crenelated bridge, the inner keep with the war camp - it's all so cool!

I can only dream that someday I'll have the budget and space to do something similar...oh yeah, and the time for setup and tear down. ;)

Frankly lack of time is one of the biggest challenges for fully enjoying the DF I already have.

Talistran
Ogre
Ogre
Posts: 695
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:52 pm

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by Talistran » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:19 pm

I really like how a change of accessories make for a very scary castle...

Image

I like creating multiple level, no square/rectangle keeps. I used two advanced builder 2x4 floors and half roofs from CBS to offset this one.

Image

Broader view of the keep, as attached to the castle/curtain wall.

Image

I love using the bridges with crenellations to make guard walkways.

Image

Top down view.

Image

Image

And I love how adding something as simple as a single wall all away around a village creates a sense of grandeur.

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Vegomatic
Minotaur
Minotaur
Posts: 1330
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:18 pm
Location: Kansas City, MO

Re: Castle Creativity - Post your discoveries here!

Post by Vegomatic » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:52 pm

patransom wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:47 pm
I find castles to be very versatile.

...

Or a tequila distillery...
Image

What are the clear green tanks in the distillery? I have been looking for something like those.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests