I wanted to add some background (or foreground if you will) so i added a bit of road and some traffic: A couple of new cars i built, and the local chapter of a biker club driving off to their annual cross-country ride. The bikes are slightly modified from this design by the way.
Eventually, this house will sit between the town house-set and my (to be rebuilt) mediterranean town house. It would have taken a couple of hours to dig them out and prepare them though, so i left them out of this post.
The house alone. It was originally not supposed to be this tall but between the narrow base and the interior setup i chose i had to add an extra floor to build all the rooms i wanted.
Close ups of the garden:
With a house like this you really need a nice car in the driveway. Well maybe not, but i thought it would look nice, so..
And now, the interior: As you will notice in several places, i had to stretch my collection - just a bit - to finish the house.
First floor: Kitchen, dining room and bathroom.
Second floor: Living room. Dad's entertaining the family and a guest. And the family's two cats, though they would probably flee if he really worked that sax!
Third floor: Master bedroom. DON'T notice the missing grey part on top of the exterior wall. It's stuck to the underside of the floor above it, i just didn't see that until i was loading the photos into the computer.
Fourth floor: The kid's bedroom. A Star Wars-fan :-)
A quick look at the cars:
Bonus: The bikers and their follow-car. I made an exception to my purist principles here and used glued on printed patches for the vests, since the patches are such an important part of the bikers culture. And for those who think they recognize the patches: Yes, you are right! Though i deliberately chose to print them in black/white, so that they wouldn't be too recognizable. They were never meant to advertise, i just needed some patches for the bikers i built.
Quoting cyberfrank 2010
encore! encore! post another city scene with your houses please Al! he, he, perhaps you could include our ninja challenge friends while at it, lol. for old times s sake.
Thanks Frank :-) Hehe well i'll see what i can do, but i can't promise anything or even say when it will happen, as my collection is heavily packed & stacked - That goes for our friends as well, i can't even remember which bin they are in :-D I'll try to upload a photo of my storage on my work page soon, along with an update on my situation regarding time & budget. I'll find a way to give you a discrete heads up when it's done :-)
Quoting cyberfrank 2010
ha, ha! fantastic house design! and my wish was granted to see your cars in a city context, I did nt expect to see those awesome bikes though, wow, I love it, great work Al!
Thanks Frank! Yeah i decided to use this post as a way to also present the latest car designs i made - and those bikes of course :-) How i got the idea to build a biker gang in the first place is a rather long story, but later when i searched MOCpages i found that noone had made a post with a "proper" biker gang, so i decided i'd use this post for the gang i built.
Quoting Stephan Schumann
Brilliant town house! Very welldone real life capture! I most like the third floor, and the different helmets in the staircases!
The cars and bikes are a pleasure to look at!
Thanks Stephan! One of the helmets sits on a buste, i was out of grey hair-pieces :-D The other one i figured would fit in a room belonging to a star wars-fan :-)
Quoting Topsy Creatori
It is the exterior that I find most fascinating. It is modern and minimalistic yet... the colors of the stripes almost lend a Victorian/Gothic/Italianate feel to the structure! :)
Thanks Topsy! I attempted to make the exterior look somewhat like most typical houses here. The wider sand stripe was added mostly to strech my dark red brick supply though :-D
Quoting Admiral Varkov
Very nice architecture and detail. Excellent color scheme use to create a brick effect.
Thanks Admiral! Then it worked, that was my intention :-) The horizontal dark & regular sand-colored lines were meant to break up the plain look it would otherwise have had - and to stretch my supply of dark red bricks :-D