Jump to content


Photo

Brickfair Virginia 2021: Super Exclusive Show?


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 06 May 2021 - 08:17 AM

Hey folks!

 

Once more, it's getting close to that time again! Well... maybe... 

 

As of right now, BFVA2021 is being declared a private show to exhibitors only. That may change in the future. Truth be told, my attendance may chance depending on how the world is by August. That aside, I am working on a build! Nothing super special, but I'll keep you all posted.

 

Tavern_01.PNG

 

Currently a WIP, but I'm working on a nice, little tavern. Just got the walls up today, and I'll deal with the insides tomorrow. Once the inside has a layout, I'll go back and add special little details. Right now, the plan is to make it two floors. If I stay on schedule, the digital building will be done by the end of the month. This leaves all of June to order pieces and July to assemble it plus the base. I've got a name in mind for the tavern, but that'll be a little surprise for later.

 

Oh, and expect to see various SSLF cameo figs in the place when it's done... because... you know... it always is fun to set them up doing things!

 

Anywho, that's all for now!

- Nick :)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#2 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 10 May 2021 - 09:51 AM

Still making progress!

 

Tavern_02.PNG

Tavern_03.PNG

 

Tomorrow, I'll take care of all of the seating and tables.

 

With any luck, I'll have all of the little details on the walls and other small things done on Wednesday.

 

Hope you all enjoy!

- Nick :)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#3 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 11 May 2021 - 07:42 AM

Almost done with the first floor!

 

Tavern_04.PNG

Tavern_05.PNG

 

Details along the outer walls such as mixing in some dark bley, masonry bricks, lanterns, and etc. will be done tomorrow. I'll also finalize whatever other little decorations as well.

 

More on that tomorrow!

Have an awesome day!

 

- Nick :)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#4 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 12 May 2021 - 08:36 AM

Details... details... details...

 

Tavern_06.PNG

Tavern_07.PNG

Tavern_08.PNG

Tavern_09.PNG

Tavern_10.PNG

Tavern_11.PNG

 

Added in masonry bricks, plenty of lighting, redid the landing on the stairs, added additional jumper plates for minifig posing, and added the dark bley corners to break up BGW syndrome. The total pieces now comes out to 1668 pieces.

 

Next week, the construction of the second floor will begin.

 

Till next week folks!

 

- Nick :)

 


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#5 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 19 May 2021 - 08:12 AM

Small setback due to second vaccination, but still on track to finish this floor this week (I hope)...

 

Tavern_12.PNG

Tavern_13.PNG

 

Food prep area, storage, and a room for the owner will all be on this floor. I'll probably add a few other things as well.

 

Until tomorrow!

- Nick :)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#6 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 20 May 2021 - 09:59 AM

Well, didn't quite finish up the 2nd floor, but that'll get done tomorrow. Might have to get the details done next week. Yes, I'm slightly behind to no one's surprise hahaha!

 

Tavern_14.PNG

 

Added a sign post and extended the chimney.

 

Tavern_15.PNG

 

Storage area for goods.

 

Tavern_16.PNG

 

Meat prep area and a bit of the bread prep area. You can also see where cheese is stored too.

 

Tavern_17.PNG

 

Bread prep area and fruit/veggies/cheese prep area.

 

Still have the bedroom area for the 3 prominent workers. I'll get on that tomorrow. Afterwards, I need to go back and add lights and other knick-knacks. I really should add a stool seeing as how one of those three is kinda short...

 

That's all for now!

- Nick :)

 

 


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#7 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 23 May 2021 - 08:40 AM

And out of nowhere, I finished the second floor. Just in time before the 3rd and final week of digital designing.

 

Tavern_18.PNG

Tavern_19.PNG

Tavern_20.PNG

 

And with the second floor done, the roof is all that is left. I'll be knocking that out this week! Once that is done, it'll be June, which means time to start ordering. Total pieces are 3659 (F1=1668, F2=1991).

 

Hope you all enjoyed!

- Nick :)

 


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#8 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 24 May 2021 - 11:20 AM

Capture.PNG

 

Ayyy... roof progress has begun. Not gonna lie, took me a bit to get the initial outline.

 

Now it's just a matter of building up!

 

Hope you enjoyed!

- Nick :)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#9 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 25 May 2021 - 03:10 AM

Tavern_21.PNG

 

The digital build is done!

 

----------

| Parts |

----------

F1=1668

F2=1991

Roof = 658

Total = 4317

 

Estimated BL Value: $796 USD (not including shipping) 

 

So it's done! With the design phase down. It's time to start ordering next month. I've got a decent amount of stuff to do, including getting the base up and ready to go! Got a lot of work to do, but hey, it should look pretty good!

 

Hope you enjoyed!

- Nick :)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#10 Kampfer

Kampfer

    Hard Core Kiwi

  • Nova Member
  • 159 posts

Posted 06 June 2021 - 08:49 PM

Looks good. Will be interesting to see it in real space.


To become old and wise, You must first be young and stupid.

 


#11 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 09 June 2021 - 09:08 AM

No longer a super secret show! That's right the normal show is on. Still don't know how I feel about it, but hey we'll see. Orders have already gone out for parts.


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#12 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 16 June 2021 - 11:53 AM

7 orders remain (had to place like +20 orders).

 

Not going to BFVA2021, but hey, this design will be going to the next one. Not much to show for now. Oh, and one last thing! Apparently digital designer can ready the wrong color from digital instructions. Make sure to double check your colors before using Easy Buy! I now have 100 1x4 green tiles when I actually needed reddish brown ones.

 

- Nick


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#13 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 23 June 2021 - 01:08 PM

Waiting on one final order. Once it's received, I'll commence building.


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#14 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 22 July 2021 - 09:38 AM

20210722_123607.jpg

 

Final order got in a while back, but I finally have the time to start!

 

Here's the roof!

 

I'll be building from top to bottom. Stay tuned for more!

 

- Nick

:)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#15 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 26 July 2021 - 07:13 AM

20210726_100716.jpg

 

2nd floor is done!

 

Took a bit, but this floor does have the highest amount of details.

 

One floor left to go then I'm all done!

 

Stay tuned!

- Nick

:)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#16 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 27 July 2021 - 10:19 AM

20210727_130127.jpg

 

Final floor done!

 

20210727_131314.jpg

 

And here's the entire thing together! Not going to lie, might need to less the number of studs connecting to each floor! It's kind of a pain to attach everything. And yes, part of the roof fell in. It will be recovered next year haha!

 

That's another project down. Minus some loose items that will go in for BFVA2022, and a decal for the place, everything is done!

 

As for this tavern's name. I decided to name it the Gilded Axe! It's a nod at Seph's Rusty Axe Tavern, and it's even run by the same three. Just like the idea of a group of characters that maintain a tavern. Anywho, that is actually all for now. Thanks for tuning in! 

 

Until next project!

- Nick

:)


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image

#17 Saber-Scorpion

Saber-Scorpion

    Death is such a small impediment.

  • Webmaster
  • 8,017 posts

Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:55 AM

That is truly awesome. Very impressive build. Makes me want to build one of my own, though I doubt mine would be as thoroughly polished as yours. Reminds me of one of my all-time favorite inns (for nostalgia reasons, lol) - the Candlekeep Inn where you first start in Baldur's Gate.

Spoiler


-Scorp

latest_comic.png

tinyicon_facebook.pngtinyicon_twitter.pngtinyicon_flickr.pngtinyicon_deviantart.pngtinyicon_tumblr.pngtinyicon_pinterest.pngtinyicon_instagram.pngtinyicon_patreon.png

"Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all..."


#18 Dalton Westmoore

Dalton Westmoore

    That was Dramatic

  • Nova Member
  • 3,277 posts

Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:15 PM

Emerging from hiding to say that this is a really impressive build! I especially love the detailing on the roof.

 

Are you thinking about building a base for it to sit on?



#19 Nightstalker

Nightstalker

    Highlord of Aurora

  • Nova Member
  • 1,403 posts

Posted 30 July 2021 - 06:15 AM

There will be a base for this. It'll get designed later, as I still need to deconstruct last year's build to get my baseplates back.


Local SSLF Builder
Blade of the Darkmoon - A Spirit of Vengeance has Invaded!
Warrior of the Sun - Praise the Sun!
Posted Image
Posted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

,