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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #875 on: April 03, 2011, 07:17:32 AM »
First, I rarely comment on this page cause I bored my self with all the wow's, and same old comments. I'm really not good in spotting anything and can only say my impressions which are almost always: wow. Amazing work everyone! Shenice, Danefaith, Samoht and everyone else!

Now, I'm all wrapped up in CAW, got my inspiration back. So, after several sketches deleted, I finally shaped it, put some roads and bridges, zoned several lots, placed most of the rabbitholes and did a little landscaping. Now, I'm trying to stay with tropical feeling, but little modernized (no other explanation for all those rabbithole buildings other than modernisation). So I made something like a park but it's more like a plaza, and game recognized it as Art Gallery, I'll have to change that. Now on to question, I placed only 8 large palms, and strangely it seem enough. And I placed ton's of fountains, since I can't get enough of them. So I wonder, too little plants/flowers/trees, too much fountains? What about general feel, is something missing (toilets are in basement)? Any comment/critic/suggestion will be good, thanks! ( I just saw I need to center one of the lamps :))








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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #876 on: April 03, 2011, 07:47:59 AM »
Anushka that park is really great. I wouldn't add anything - it works well the way it is, trees, fountains, and all :)



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #877 on: April 03, 2011, 10:11:34 AM »
Wow Anushka! That park is magnificent. I have been trying to get into CAW but every time I try I end up confusing myself. :P

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« Reply #878 on: April 03, 2011, 10:41:57 AM »
Thank you Pallyndrome and Shenice! I was thinking about maybe adding some floral pattern on grass, and couldn't find pigeon spawner so far, but will skip flowers in this one. I'm having a blast with this, so I'm glad you like it.
Shenice, what are you confused about? You can ask anything in CAW topic, and me and other members who are successfully using it will help you if we can.

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« Reply #879 on: April 03, 2011, 11:49:07 AM »
I guess it would have to be road building. I bet if I could just get past that then CAW would be so much easier.   :-\

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« Reply #880 on: April 03, 2011, 03:47:44 PM »
Anushka, your water park is gorgeous! It has a fabulous airy open feel from lack of vegetation that allows the fountains to be the main feature. I bet, with all the little lights you put in along the walkways, it's absolutely stunning at night (I'll bet you don't even need the street lamps in the middle).

Personally, I would move the stairs onto the grass area just next to where they are because the green hedge surrounding the stairs takes away from the aerial lines of the walkways (does that make sense?) - put green on green. Or change the hedge to a recoloured fence/railing.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #881 on: April 03, 2011, 05:37:13 PM »
My WIP is past the halfway point now. Just have to finish the rest of the residential area and add some things to the public spaces and then some little landscaping things then I can call it done.



I added some stone and brick work on the garage and some rocks on the house in general though I think I might replace it with the white.



I've decided that brick would be better that the stone.  :-\



The pool area is complete and ready for a public space maker.



On the inside, I finished the kitchen/dining/living room of the residence. This is just the first floor of it. There's still the second and penthouse/master bedroom to do.



The "hallways" turned out really nice. I love the color. I've said that a lot. :D






and then there was the public laundry/music room. With this now complete the first floor is completely done. :D Now I can take a nap.



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #882 on: April 03, 2011, 11:34:40 PM »
Anushka - I really like your park.  It looks like a great place to spend a warm, sunny weekend.  I think the number of trees is just right.  Too much foliage would ruin the clean lines, which is what I like about it.  Maybe add some terrain paint at the base of the trees to make them look a little more natural, though?  And I agree with moving the stairs to the grassy area to keep the crisp, straight lines you've got going.  Other than that, it looks great.  :)

Shenice - Your laundry/music room has a very beachy, open feel to it.  I really like it.  And I love the deep, rich reds in the kitchen/dining/living area.  It is one of my favorite shades of red.  Your driveway looks a little out of place, though.  Have you thought about trying the asphalt or gravel terrain paint?  They may fit in more with the modern style of the apartment.  :-\


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #883 on: April 04, 2011, 12:53:59 AM »
I'm so glad I asked ;D

I had trouble with stairs. First I was in trouble where to put toilets cause in area there are none, on ground it ruin the symmetry, and I end up going in basement. Then, stairs ruin the symmetry too. If I cover them with vegetation then I need to put more of it for balance. I didn't like big stone fence and I tried almost every available. Then I end up with this greenand gave up! You are so right, now it belong in green area! Even if I wanted to keep grass out of route! I deleted the green this is how it looks now:

I also added a little dirty ground texture, but I don't like it that much:-\

And lily, I love it at night. I placed street lamps over the gnubb/chess area and then to other areas too, again looking to balance things, now it look too bright. So here is without them, at night. I'm shore Sims won't mind:



(Now I'll move recycling can down to basement and have all clean and neat. I also love that you inspire me to look for other options for lights, and now tables have both umbrellas for day and light for the night!)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #884 on: April 04, 2011, 03:09:58 AM »
Just as I thought, Anushka, it's absolutely stunning at night with all the little lights!
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« Reply #885 on: April 04, 2011, 03:12:44 AM »
Wow Anushka! That looks... it looks... I'm lost for words. I guess... It looks fantastic! I love it at night.
I've never seen a better fountain!

Shenice, that is great! Personally, my favourite part is the infinity pool!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #886 on: April 04, 2011, 05:04:56 AM »
Anushka - the stairs look much better now, and the night view is stunning.

Shenice - I particularly love the hallway with the squares outside the doors -the effect is lovely.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #887 on: April 05, 2011, 01:44:38 PM »
Night lighting is such a labor of love.  Tedious, yet with such powerful effect.  8)

So I took a breather on building, but finally got back and finished my last work!

Need to make a pretty covershot and its good... but decisions decisions!




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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #888 on: April 05, 2011, 06:44:18 PM »
Wow Danefaith! It looks spectacular! I think you should do a night shot for the cover shot. It will look beautiful, I'm sure.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #889 on: April 06, 2011, 01:42:16 PM »
W'uh oh, Ausette challenged me to tackle something I've never tackled before...

thrifty!  :-X




My shell and pre-CAS interior, just to get a grip on the budget.  Successfully in starter home range, at 15,999!

Note: car added for effect... most certainly NOT included in the overall price.  ;D


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #890 on: April 06, 2011, 03:20:40 PM »
Well I said I was going to post this and this is the first lot I am showing here. I love what all of you have done so far.

So here is Bridgeport Nectary:



Food and Nectar registers (look me a while but I got the nectar one to work right):



Nectary Bar and stares to the basement:



Public Bathrooms:



The Basement:





I am happy how it turned out over all. Was a great thing to have when I was playing a firefighter. Has been a good place to run over to grab a meal then take the subway to help go to work.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #891 on: April 06, 2011, 03:49:21 PM »
That's a nice nectary Redlaw. Did you upload it to the swap shop or exchange? I would love to download it if you did.

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« Reply #892 on: April 06, 2011, 03:51:45 PM »
I have it put up my the exchange. (My Sims account name is the as my one here to help you find it.) I have two versions up the complete one is this one. I even state where it should be placed.

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« Reply #893 on: April 06, 2011, 08:28:31 PM »
Nice nectary, Redlaw! Does it function properly though? I put a nectar register in my brewery and I couldn't get it to sell nectar. Still, I like the look of the layout and the exterior's rather nice.  :)

danefaith: I knew you could do it  :D! That definitely doesn't look like a starter home. You've squeezed in a lot of furniture that I usually go without at the start of the game, like the dresser and living room. A decent bed is always the first thing I buy, so it's good to see you've already included one. I can't wait to see the patterns in the finished project (perhaps a wooden floor?). Hey, and it'd look great in Anushka's world!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #894 on: April 06, 2011, 10:31:34 PM »
danefaith --

I might have to snag that house when you finish it!  I do love me some one-story, basement-free homes...  ;)

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« Reply #895 on: April 06, 2011, 11:23:06 PM »
Yes it sells nector normally Ausette it took me a week to find out how. Ill send you a PM on how to get it to work.

Right now I am almost done with my next building. Outsides are looking ok but the inside is very nice. I hope to be posting some pics of my vampire club soon.

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« Reply #896 on: April 06, 2011, 11:44:37 PM »


And wham!  I moved in my play tester and just like that, value depreciation!  Yay!  It gave me the chance to upgrade the chairs and fridge, although I did end up sacrificing the MP3 player.  Ultimately pretty confident about it.   This one's pretty much done!


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #897 on: April 06, 2011, 11:52:13 PM »
danefaith - I love your starter. The decor is lovely, as is the architecture.  It doesn't look like a cheap starter home at all with the clean lines and upgraded furnishings.  Very nice.

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« Reply #898 on: April 07, 2011, 12:03:51 AM »
This is my latest WIP.  It is roughly based on a house I saw a few weeks ago.  It is pretty much done aside from some final tweaking and details.  Any suggestions?






The backyard--It doesn't have much landscaping but many of the houses where I live don't, so I was going with that.  It may need a few more bushes/flowers, though.  I'm not sure yet.

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« Reply #899 on: April 07, 2011, 12:12:50 AM »
Lynley, that's gorgeous! I just adore the front of the house, and I'd definitely download it if you put it on the Swap Shop. Could you perhaps post some closer shots of the interior?

dane, I really like the colours you've used, especially the green. The wardrobe and dresser look a little bare though, do you have enough money left to place a cheap little pot plant? Other than that I'd say you're done. It's so bright and fresh-looking. :D