Harlech Castle - Gatehouse Build

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Re: Harlech Castle - Gatehouse Build

Post by lostpict » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:56 pm

What a pile of granite!!! I remember your intentions from last year. Most impressive. I bought stuff to build the Outlander Castle (or Castle Anthrax). Now I gotta build it.
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Re: Harlech Castle - Gatehouse Build

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:26 pm

Imposing doesn't even begin to describe those walls!!! Wow. Just, wow.
Please keep us posted on any more progress. This is fantastic.

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Re: Harlech Castle - Gatehouse Build

Post by Vegomatic » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:20 pm

:shock:
OMG
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That is amazing!
Do you really plan to build the whole thing?

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Re: Harlech Castle - Gatehouse Build

Post by bernyleung » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:38 pm

Wow! 60-100' curtain walls and towers? Look at that scale!

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Harlech Castle - Gatehouse Build

Post by Rabbit Burner » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:02 pm

So my goal with KS4 was to build the local Castle to where I grew up Harlech castle - so this build follows on from putting together my 2 GCs:
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So I am trying to reproduce this castle in Dwarvenite!
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So I started putting together the Gatehouse with the following:
5 Square Towers
3 stone advanced builder sets
2 gatehouses from the 2 GCs
1 motorised Drawbridge
5 4" Small Tower sets
3 6" Large Tower sets
1 Roof Platform set
2 4" Tower Crenellations
1 6" Tower Crenellations
and a whole bunch of CBS stone posts and floors - dual posts were very useful to tighten up a number of floors that make up a single large floor - just needed more.

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so got the Square Towers and advanced builder sets and CBS extras used up and now for the front 6 inch large towers
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Then added some Roof platforms - which are so useful
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Then added Large Tower crenellations and some CBS crenellations
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Then added two tall 4" Towers at the rear of the gatehouse
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Added two sets of 4" tower crenellations. Had some issues with the towers being a floor tile width too short for the last level being a full circle with a door.
Added 3/4 roof platforms but did not have enough so used 2 1/2 roof platforms which causes a different issue.
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All in All quite satisfied with how it turned out - its a bit of a monster!
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Added the front wall either side and two front corner towers
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There are a number of things I'd change:
Use double posts on the external walls, so need to get some more or use Tudor ones internally
Add at least one more Advanced building set
Get at least 2 more 3/4 4" Tower platforms, though could maybe cut a 1/2 platform into 1/4's
Change some of the rear facing walls to windows or arches.
Next need to put together the side and rear walls and sort the two rear Towers
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