Saturday, January 29, 2011

This is a unique castle, and a mine to boot

Hard Luck Mine Castle.  An owner built castle and a mine with a slightly industrial look, lots of metal fixtures.  For sale too.

Not much about this one...

A residence being converted to a castle.  I couldn't find anything else about it on the web, so here it is.

Stone Gate Castle, er... Manor I mean.

Had some spare time today while the kid was taking a nap to peruse the web to see if any new castles had come out of the closet and into the light of the web, sure enough I found one.  I must admit that the site calls it a "manor" and not a castle, but I figure it looks like a little castle to me. The site needs some work (or at least it displays poorly on Chrome), but the owners apparently hold classes that teach stonework and stained glass amongst other things.  I really like the interior, especially the great hall.

Photo from Stone Gate Manor site.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Add some renders for fun, added "car port"

EDIT: Removed and replaced car port pic.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Design

One thing that has become abundantly clear with the arrival of our child is that any time at all that I had for hobbies has been pitched out the window with force.  I have unfinished stained glass windows that I get to look at in passing on the way to other tasks, CGI ideas that never even make it past my imagination, and the ones that do actually get rendered take 3 times as long to get modeled.  That means nothing terribly original is going to come about, but I can still tweak and modify some of the things I already have.  So that's what's happened here, I'm sure you'll recognize the resemblance to the preceding models.