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Bombardiere's London, British and Other BATs

Started by bombardiere, February 15, 2016, 10:08:43 AM

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The texturing looks absolutely lovely! And I love the subject!

I do like the yellow-clay London stock bricks...it really gives that sense of place. In photoshop/gimp you could use a burn tinted slightly ochre to emulate 'cleaner' areas where the pollution hasn't really stuck.

Here is an up-close image of bricks from Bedford square: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_stock_brick#/media/File:London_stock_brick.jpg


Great job on the dirt streaks and textures in general :thumbsup:


Fantastic work there. The modelling looks terrific and you did a great job on the textures. Except, I have to second vortext, the facade could use one or another slight traces of age. Other than that, all I can do is repeat myself. Fantastic work. &apls

JP Schriefer


Looks outstanding  &apls  Can't wait to try it out!


Matt's Harrods has prompted me to show update on my London project. It has been delayed because I keep adding variations of the main building.

Here is one with back extensions and mews.

Another one is a row of Bedford Square buildings. Loosely based on numbers 3 to 5, next to number 6 on the middle. I have tried Matt's suggestion and added some ochre to brown brick. I think I need to desaturate and tone it down, but at least on the front the effect is interesting.


Great to see an update from you buddy :)

These are looking like they will be your best creations yet. As always, hungry for more residentials like this.


Wonderful work.  :thumbsup: I'd suggest adding a railing attached to the wall for the court's stairs and maybe even on top of the parapet.


Your texturing and modeling is wonderful!  I can't believe how much you have improved since your first foray into BATing (and it wasn't even that long ago).   &apls


Beautiful!  :satisfied: The texturing is sublime.

I love the little underground courtyards.


O my holy.... those are just beautiful  :o  &apls &apls &apls

I love your work on the details  :thumbsup: and textures are great too  &apls

I must say I'm tempted to persuade you to model a bit of interior, those big windows are just asking for it ;)


Meticulous details and crisp renders... very nice  &apls &apls
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Really beautiful work on these  &apls  Definitely looking forward to getting my hands on them :)



Thank you. When the best batters and modders give such high complements, I feel elevated.   ()stsfd()  I am a slow worker, but this keeps me pushing onwards. :)

@  MGB204 One day we will be able to do a virtual British city in SC4. It may take 20 years, but I am heading to it. :D

@ Praiodan Yes, I guess it could use a railing or fence, but as it is not very noticeable, I think I am done with the modelling.

@ Simcoug. Thank you, but when one starts from zero, there is only one way to go. :D  Inexperience makes me slow and I perhaps need more time to finish a Bat than others who have more skills with 3D modelling. And it seems that I have more ideas than I have time or energy to materialise, but perhaps one day we could have a talk to see if there would be anything I could do for the Historic Harbour.

@ Seraf Sure, but I am not tempted. :) Nightlights are not my forte and interior would be calling a spectacular lighting and I am not yet ready open that Pandora's Box. May be later. :)

To prove that I could actually fin(n)ish something, I have uploaded my Post House model.


A simple house model, but it has been laying around for a long time, because I have wanted to BAT a few other houses from the same street. That has been inactive for so long that I think it is best just to share the model and continue another day with a new upload. This way I can at least finish something.

I am quite satisfied with the yellow stucco. I feel that is my best texture so far. I tried a number of yellow whitish stucco textures, but none really worked. So I made the texture myself. I wanted this faded sunburnt light shade, but same time to give an instant impression of yellowness. I think this proves Madhatter's saying that "good textures are made, not found" ;)


More of the Bedford Square. I also wanted some corners, so I did so. :) I have done the most of the lots and still need to do the nightlights. Then I should be ready to share this and finally move on to another project.

JP Schriefer

Very beautiful work! It's great to have more London buildings in game :)