In the far North, a forge can be found. Owned by Balig the Blacksmith whose fame spreads throughout the land. Throughout the harsh bitter cold climate, Balig works hard at his trade and produces only the most finest of weapons, truely dedicated to his work!
I've been building this during Iron Builder and was tempted to use the mystery part so I could have this as a IB entry as well, but I chose not to.
I discovered many new techniques while building this, as it was a headache to get every piece of wood panalling to fit perfectly together. The stone work is also a combination of 3 techniques including literally leaving an open hole and then filling it with different bricks so that they are only connected by the shear force of being wedged in together.
I'm feeling really pumped for CCC this year, so I have decided to once again compete for Master Builder....only if time permits!
Exhilarating awesome work! Looks very authentic, and with the excellent photos and background, it seems like an real building. Most i like the high level design of every detail as well as on the bigger areas.
A beautiful build with wonderful textures and use of colours in both the woodwork and brick work. I love half-timbered effect. The mini-fig characters are great fun, especially the well and the people clearing the snow. Great work!