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Castle gatehouse
The entrance to my castle.
About this creation
Here is my attempt at a large section of a castle. I find gatehouse to be very important in the appearance of a castle, so I made mine first. I re-worked it a couple of times and this is the best version so far. I plan on making it part of a smaller castle; more or less a keep with a wall surrounding a courtyard.

It is made to be classic-castle city compatible. This sort of modular design allows easy transport and reworking of the castle's layout.

I hope to finish the rest of the castle over summer break.

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   I am pleased with this side, however I have not been able to aquire any grey lions-head bricks, so tan has to do for now.

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   The center gargoyle is removable to allow hot tar to be poured onto attackers.

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   I know the arrowslits are backwards, but you can see them this way.

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   Mottled roadway

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   Notice the technic pin holes for the CCC standard

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   The rear side

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   Not only do the sides/back swing out, but the roof sections are removable for access to the fairly detailed inside.

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   The winch mechanism raises and lowers the portcullis. There is a ratchet which holds it up in place till the bar is lifted, and the portcullis falls down.

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   This small section of flooring is even removable for access tothe lowest portion.


 I like it 
  October 19, 2006
Wow, Chris, I finally made it to your MOC gallery & I must say I'm impressed. Great gatehouse with cool details - I want your cypress trees !
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  June 3, 2006
Nice work. Love the detail.
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  June 2, 2006
Wow. That is really neat. I love the work on the stone path, the stone walls, the outside details, the color scheme, the fact that it opens to show a beautifully done interior, the archway, the gargoyles... Let's just say that I like it. Super job, dude. I wish I was that creative.
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  June 1, 2006
A gorgeous work of art. Great job.
By Chris Wunz
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