I didn't get a ton of work done on this over the weekend, but I did manage to cobble most of one base plate (the one shown in the pic), including removing the 2x2 jumper plates and replacing with more 1x1 plates/tiles. I also built out the storage area and prison cells a little bit, adding some shelves to the storage area, anchoring the laid-down barrels to the wall so they won't fall over when moving the MOC, and adding a small bed to the largest prison cell that I'm considering to be for higher-class political prisoners. Each prison cell also got a "honey-bucket".
My goal is to get all of the furnishings and floor tiling/cobbling done before the walls get tall enough to make placing those items prohibitive. I also have a small BrickLink order coming in with some light bley prison door frames so that I can use those in place of the black ones that are placeholders in the most recent photo. More photos coming soon
Are you making the shelves in the storage area stand alone or anchored/part of the wall?
Btw, from the perspective of practicality something just hit me - prison area next to the storage area?
I can't believe the gall you have ; building something for yourself instead of devoting yourself wholly to the forum for our benefit.
It's really wonderful to see you are getting some time for your own big project. I think the cobbling looks much better without the jumper plates and am feeling a little sheepish for not putting the effort into planning my bigger projects the way you are. Furnishing rooms before finishing the walls seems like such an obvious thing to do that is absolutely contrary to my nature. I look forward to watching this take shape and learning a thing or two.
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2015 19:03:14 GMT -8 by str0ngbad