View Full Version : (Mangogh's) Freeport Public Pool (Blades house-Image heavy!)

11-20-2011, 08:05 PM
<p>The moment I toured The Blades House on Test, I decided that if ever I was lucky enough to get one, I'd make a public pool. My idea here was that since the Overlord is planning renovation, he would try to spruce up the city with a public pool. What a swell Overlord, opening a pool for the citzens! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" /> I was shocked when I got it when opening my first pack of LoN cards when the latest packs were launched. Yippie!</p><p>I will say that this project looks deceptively simple. The floors and walls are a nightmare for placing simple things. Tiles, paitings, and more are uneven when placed or even partially eaten due to random hieght/depth issues. In other words, this took a heck of a lot more work than I expected going in! I wanted to work enhance the standard design since I like the look of the house, rather than completely covering it.</p><p>Working on this gave me a lot of confidence for future projects though, since it took a lot of extra tweaking to do much of it. Who knows? A full free-form building might be in my future?</p><p>I had started a list of Homeshow channel people to thank for inspiration and suggestions when I got stuck, but I lost it. I hope you know who you are and thanks! I still have a few things to tweak, but will publish this on the Leader Boards soon.</p><p>At the entry, you see a very smexy troll waiting to take your payment for coming in to swim.</p><p><img src="http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9813/1fppentrytroll1web.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>This is the view looking at the Men's Locker Rooms (signs label the doors) from her viewpoint.</p><p><img src="http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3605/2fppentrycashregmensloc.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>Let's take a look at one of the locker rooms. Both are identical for equality. First the entry and sinks.</p><p><img src="http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4598/3fpplockerroomentryweb.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>The lockers/dressing area:</p><p><img src="http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6916/4fpplockerroomlockerswe.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>Pool showers:</p><p><img src="http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8355/5fpplockerroomshowerswe.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>There are only 2 toilets in each locker room, so you might have to wait in line! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" /></p><p><img src="http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5018/6fpplockerroomtioletweb.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>From there, you head up the stairs to the left.</p><p><img src="http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4739/7fppstairflowersweb.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>A view of the pool from the lifegaurd's spot:</p><p><img src="http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3456/8fpplifegaurdviewweb.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>If you need a snack, there's a concession stand.</p><p><img src="http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9675/9fppconcessionstandfarw.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>The next two are closer looks at the concession stand. I had fun making an Icee machine and the equivelant of a gas-station hotdog roller for fish. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p><img src="http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8124/10fppconcessionstandice.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p><img src="http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/8504/11fppconcessionstandfis.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>Though the concession stand offers some light fare, there's an industrial style kitchen, should you care to order more hardy food. Here's the troll cook at the flat-top restaurant style stove/grill. Looks like he's a bit spaced out and has left his spatula just sitting on the grill!</p><p><img src="http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6271/12fppktichengrillweb.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>To keep things running smoothly, there's a restaurant style industrial dishwasher. Gods bless tinkering! In one side, out the other stacked and ready to go!</p><p><img src="http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/87/13fppkitchendishwasherc.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>A look back at the freezer. I wonder if the top of the blender is dishwasher safe?</p><p><img src="http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7500/14fppkitchenfreezerweb.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>And Mmmm what's that baking in the industrial oven?</p><p><img src="http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/1812/15fppkitchenovenviewweb.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>Leaving the cook to get back to his work, we exit and can see the tables and the door on the opposite side. It's the Office and employee break room. Please drop your trash in the cans on the left and right. It's our civic duty to keep the pool looking nice!</p><p><img src="http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5578/16fppconcessionstandpoo.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>Before entering the break room, let's stop to look at the view of the pool from the table area.</p><p><img src="http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1558/17fppconcessionstandpoo.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>And should you be so inclined, you can relax to piano music while you swim (he takes requests) or while you are drying off by the fire.</p><p><img src="http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9880/18fppconcessionstandfir.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>Hey! This is a pretty swanky break room for a gov't run biz!</p><p><img src="http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5464/19fppbreakroomentry1web.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>The office area, filing cabinets and whatnot look pretty simple though. Form over function I suppose. /shrug</p><p><img src="http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/2218/20fppbreakroomofficesid.png" /></p><p>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>Looks like the manager's lunch was interrupted.</p><p><img src="http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/732/21fppbreakroomdeskclose.png" /></p><p>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>The empolyee lunch table is pretty untilitarian. At least they have a closet to store their things in though and some books to peruse while they relax.</p><p><img src="http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6257/22fppbreakroomfoodweb.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>Ooops! Looks like somone esle had their lunch interrupted too!</p><p><img src="http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7681/23fppbreakroomlunchtabl.png" />By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/nejij" target="_new">nejij</a> at 2011-11-20</p><p>I'm still super sad that we don't have swimable water. I opted to use the watery platform though, rather than risk anyone getting stuck at the bottom of the pool! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /> I hope you enjoyed the tour!</p>

11-20-2011, 08:07 PM
<p>Not showing any pics...and can't click on the links =(</p>

11-20-2011, 08:09 PM
<p>It should work now. Everytime I make the initial post they don't load. I have to click edit and allow them to load before they show up.</p>

11-20-2011, 08:42 PM
<p>I love it!  Good work.  The details are great!</p><p>~Kamoj Oakcleaver~</p>

11-20-2011, 09:17 PM
<p>Ahh! Too cute! I love the concession stand, very creative! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" /></p>

11-20-2011, 09:30 PM
<p>Really nice job! I loved the lockers and had to giggle at your "gas station hot-dog roller" equivalent. Not sure I trust those fish anymore than I trust the hot dogs though :p The whole thing was great!</p>

11-20-2011, 09:41 PM
<p>Thanks everyone! <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>It's on AB and now published under Large Homes!</p>

11-21-2011, 12:58 AM
<p>You just have to love those incredible gnomes for their inventions such as that dishwasher!  Great job on the whole thing.  I love the blades house more than any house I've ever decorated - so many possibilities!</p>

11-21-2011, 05:22 AM
<p>Fantastic work.  I love the locker rooms and all the little details you've put in.  </p><p>My current project is in a Blades house and I know exactly what you mean about the uneveness of the walls and floors, you've done a great job of dealing with that.</p><p><img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" /></p>

11-21-2011, 12:23 PM
<p>This place is definately worth the walk through, and the color blending is superb.  Clever use of the inkwells!</p><p>And all the comments in channel from people that clicked the Guildhouse door by accident made me giggle, but I was one of those that kept trying to open the other door in the front room.</p><p>Keep up the good work!</p>

11-21-2011, 12:30 PM
<p>Wonderful job, love it. <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

11-21-2011, 07:24 PM
<p>Great job and nice use of that middle space in the Blades Residence. I love this particular house and you did a great job of using it to it's fullest extent.  Well done!</p><p>Kudos,</p><p>Cloudrat</p>