Wednesday, 26 February 2014

gatehouse WIP

a bit of a build for February... a gatehouse to go alongside the manor house to help vary it up a bit and as a start to a coaching inn type courtyard... I had hoped to be further along with this one, but a bug swept the office and I've been playing alot of Fallout: New Vegas...

anyhoo, the side piece is designed to slot on over the chimney at the end of the manor house like so:


it's a bit more fanciful than the main house, but I've tried to give it a bit of character to match the vague idea of phases of build (with the manor house having a newer wing attached to an older converted hall), so they've used the remains of an old watch tower and added a timber frame on top - once the timbering is done, there should be sense of stone work trimmed and patched to fit the frame in places... in time, with additional pieces I can have a decent coaching inn yard with stables and maybe even a fortified manor house, depending on bits made and used...


I'd toyed with several uses for the new building, but space restricted any stairway, so I had to use a ladder which changed it a little bit in my mind... so I could still make the most of the thinner room over the gate, I figured a loft door would look nice enough and the whole top floor can be just used as storage, which will make furnishing easy, with maybe a merchants desk on the raised ground floor.
 

the front has an overhang on the older stone base, figuring if you could get a little more floor space you would... as I said, a little more fantasy perhaps, but I'm quite happy with it so far...

7 comments:

Sam Wise said...

Wonderful !!
it will be an impressive building !
I like that work ...

Scott Bowman said...

Great start, looking forward to seeing more.

Dr. Willett's Workshop said...

Looks nicely detailed, looking forward to see how this progress.

Allison M. said...

I have that same "stonework" texture plasticard... somewhere. I wish I could find it, it's insanely useful!

David Wood said...

Looking really good. Now get some more pics up!

DAVE DOCHERTY said...

Looks good.

Michael Mills said...

Seriously impressive build sir! Looking forward to seeing where you take this.