How many boards would the Mongols hoard if the Mongol hoards got board?
About this creation
It seems like I have endless pieces now that Luseville is gone...*sniff*
The title "The Bandit's Mission" does not mean that the bandits have mission, but rather that the bandits have a Spanish Mission on the coast of old Florida.
Beginning in the sixteenth century, the Kingdom of Spain established a number of missions throughout la Florida in order to convert the Indians to Christianity, to facilitate control of the area and to prevent its colonization by other countries, in particular, England and France. The first Spanish missions to the Indians of la Florida began soon after the founding of St. Augustine in 1565.
In this case, the Spanish Mission has been long abandoned and re-claimed by a pair of poor bandits, who have turned it into a hideout/armory. The sea cave serves as a perfect lookout with carved stairs from the Spanish.
At first I was going to put 1x2s all along the top of all the walls like regular castles, but then I did some research on Spanish Missions, and I found that most of the stone ones had the top of the walls completely flat and smooth. (Thus the tiles)
As seen through the back...
...the bottom floor is grass, as it is somewhat of a courtyard.
The bell tower and the long balcony have been long closed off from ground access to keep anything - or anyone - from ringing there bell, thereby ruining the hideout.
Here's a nice shot of the courtyard from above...
Nice front shot...
Nice side shot...
And now...The cave!
Please ignore the poor quality pictures and lighting. Where's Alex Eylar when you need him?
All of the inside of the cave is SNOT...Actually, I built the rock first THEN the building, both of which I built on the same weekend.
The carved stairs...
Here's a really bad picture of the inside. Sorry I didn't have many of the interior, this was one of those projects that you start out wanting to make a DARKspawn inside, but end up making it really cramped. *Sigh*
We're having a massive snow storm right now...that's why I'm posting. =)
I kinda wish I lived in...Florida? Then I could get away from all the snow AND look at some Spanish Missions.
...and this one, were taken with my brothers brand new camera. I didn't know how to work it. =)
Well, thanks for looking! The next time I'll post at all will probably be after Christmas, unless something good pops into my head, so don't be expecting something huge anytime soon. =)
You always comment on my stuff, but my pics suck, unlike most other castle builders, my foundational collection is immense (the gray brick, black roof, arches, and windows) but I seriously lack architectural detail and the knowledge of taking good pics. Do you use a light box? What kind of camera? How do you do the lighting??? Thanks JD
I love the Calvin and Hobbes line. (Bill Watterson is so clever) The build is great too! I will be posting a MOC on christmas with some of pieces from the sets I know I am getting and hopefully your photoshop help will show on it! thanks for everything
Nice looking MOC here. Kind of reminds me of a spanish mission.. Oh wait, the title is Bandits mission, so that actually makes sense now. DNL has a tutorial on how to make the small arrow slits if you're interested: brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=304754
Nice looking MOC here. Kind of reminds me of a spanish mission.. Oh wait, the title is Bandits mission, so that actually makes sense now. DNL has a tutorial on how to make the small arrow slits if you're interested:
You really have a unique style in your MOCs! when I first saw it at the thumbs I knew that it was yours.. any way great creation you've made over here, I agree with the guys about the crosses.. keep it up my friend >>> peace.. Fofo :)
This is very nice! I think it would be better if you put some more landscaping or something in the open space between the building and the cave. But that's no big deal, this is great anyway. And thanks for a good history lesson.