Parks Discovery Docks park build

Well, here goes. . . for my first foray into the weekend's building, i'm taking inspiration from this image:




I am particularly interested in the layering of the buildings - the bits that overhang the lower levels.

I'll start with a facade for a storage building.




Decorate the lane as stairs, and get the building across the lane happening, fill the storage unit with supplies:






Add a bridge over the lane.




And lastly in this sitting, take advantage of the 'embedded balconies' that provided the detailing between the buildings to make a storeroom accessible from the rear of the building.

 
The build continues. I like the buildings that span the dock and project out over the water. Makes me think of a control tower, like a harbor master's offices or some such. . .






That took ages.

That's most of the Pirate Cove facades completed (will have to add all the shops etc behind the facades).
I'm pretty happy with the overall look of it.



 
So I got an urge to tidy up the back of the facades, so that it'll look clean when I plan the shops and rides. . . and I added a couple of shops to get the guests roaming about.






And then I went slightly mad, and added a castle facade lol . . .








This facade is supposed to be something like the big boss's house. I moved it to a flat spot on the opposite side of the Cove and I'm returning to the castle area.




Now, a challenge.

I found another pirate village image online that tickled me. It's got a multi-level look as well. With limited pieces and limited patience I won't be able to reproduce it accurately, but I'll draw on it for inspiration to make a few more facades.

First, the piles, sunk into the water. . .



And then up we go . . .












I cannot believe how long all this takes, and how little sleep I'm getting.

I think that will do for the weekend. See you guys again next weekend. [happy][yesnod][happy][yesnod][happy]
 
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Absolutely Amazing James, How many hours have you already invested in this project?. I am so looking forward to a blue print of this . [yesnod]
 
I'd say between 50 and 100 hours so far. I will check it more accurately later based on the original screenshot timestamps.

Happy to share the game file, maybe next weekend. Tried Win+G to make video but it doesn't seem to be working.

Edit: The total so far is about 80 hours.
 
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I'm loving this park James. That last structure with the support posts is excellent.[up] The only concern for me is the second image. The loos are so close to the Cosmic Cow shop that I'd think twice before buying a chocolate milkshake or lemonade from there. [hehe]
On the video front, if you have a Nvidia graphics card, it has an excellent video recorder built in that's dead easy to use. It's called Shadowplay. I'd love to see a video of this park.
 
I'm loving this park James. That last structure with the support posts is excellent.[up] The only concern for me is the second image. The loos are so close to the Cosmic Cow shop that I'd think twice before buying a chocolate milkshake or lemonade from there. [hehe]
On the video front, if you have a Nvidia graphics card, it has an excellent video recorder built in that's dead easy to use. It's called Shadowplay. I'd love to see a video of this park.
Thanks again for the kind feedback folks.
Nemmie; I'll check out Shadowplay thanks for that. I'll have to install some high speed extractor fans in those toilets lol.
 
I have connected the new facade to the castle with a restaurant seating area.




Added some interior stairs - rather a fiddly exercise...






Complete the join:


 
That interior with the stairs is absolutely beautiful. Good job there! And excellent park, im liking a lot what you are doing with the multi layered pirate zone.
 
Thanks again for the feedback.
I'm starting to feel a bit of a grind here in Pirate Cove, so i'm going to tidy up and go make a start on a different themed area.

Tidying up the back of the facades. . .





Checking all the lighting. . .






Top level / roof i haven't decided yet. . .




I want to add a couple of rides before leaving the Cove. The first will be behind the castle facade.






And extending the layered area, plus shops. . .








Another ride . . .




And now Pirate Cove is good enough for a while. Next weekend i'll have a go at some Asian themes.





One last thing - a couple of you asked for videos of the coaster . . . here you go:

[video=youtube_share;Qn4Yfg2eSrQ]https://youtu.be/Qn4Yfg2eSrQ[/video] [video=youtube_share;BUuk6UAfj68]https://youtu.be/BUuk6UAfj68[/video]
 
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