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The Scriptorium
After finishing my history (Middle-Ages) last year, I felt that I had to build something that related to it. I chose to build a scriptorium, as it was used for one of the greatest feats of the Middle-Ages - recording, and not just history.
About this creation
A monk working on his pedestal writing desk...




...about to start writing on a fresh sheet of vellum.



Side view. A small table holds the dyes used for the capital letters.


The monasteries in the Middle Ages were regarded as the centers of learning. Here is a bookshelf with some of the rare and valuable books. Some old parchments are stacked on the side, waiting to be catalogued.


My attempt at a "recessed" archway. Didn't turn out that well...


Another view of the writing desk.


Annnndddd.....'cause I'm such a LotR nerd, I just had to add in Gandalf! This photo depicts him reading the Account of Isildur in the Great Library of Minas Tirith. It is also the best picture I have ever taken, in my opinion.


Well, thanks a lot for viewing! I had a lot of fun building this MOC, and I hope you enjoyed it!

Until next time,

~Mark

Edit: My apologies for the poor lighting on the pics. I wanted it to look more like a dark monastery, but it kinda looks funny.



Comments

 I like it 
  December 29, 2013
Very well done! I love all the details!
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  December 5, 2013
Wow! This is great, very eye catching and also you packed a lot of intensity, detail and perfection in to a quit small creation (by the way is very hard for most builders) Great job :D
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  September 20, 2013
oh wow! such attention to details in this piece! such atmosphere, it s one of the best I have seen in the genre, it s 'la coche'! the finest! congrats Mark!
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  September 8, 2013
Nice job!
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  September 3, 2013
Quoting Alex Rode Ah, 30 likes, Mark. You're ahead of me by 3 . . . then again, you are a bit older than me. . . oh well, my age disadvantage will not hold me back :D I will gain 40 likes soon!
And I will gain 50!!! XD :P I'm sure you'll beat that soon too! Keep on rocking, mate!
 I made it 
  September 3, 2013
Thanks a lot guys!
 I like it 
  September 3, 2013
Ah, 30 likes, Mark. You're ahead of me by 3 . . . then again, you are a bit older than me. . . oh well, my age disadvantage will not hold me back :D I will gain 40 likes soon!
 I like it 
  September 2, 2013
Amazing. I love the medieval theme and everything else, the armour on the wall is the best detail :D
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  September 1, 2013
Nice work! Very detailed, I like the desk and the arches!
 I like it 
  August 29, 2013
I like those arches of descending height.
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  August 29, 2013
I like the idea on this one. It looks great!
 I made it 
  August 29, 2013
Thanks guys!
Mark McPeek
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Dr. Monster
  August 28, 2013
Wow! Everything in the room, and the room, looks great! Nicely done.
Mark McPeek
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Emerald Knight
  August 28, 2013
beautifully done !>.....
Mark McPeek
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C N
  August 28, 2013
That's a pretty good floor... And bookcase. BTW, did I mention the desk was nice? :D
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Fantastic! I love the detail. I also love Gandalf. ;)
 I made it 
  August 28, 2013
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L. Yet another amazing creation Mark! The detailing is amazing! Keep it up!
Thanks Zach!
Quoting Brick Savage Very cool I like the curved staircase, even though its mostly blocked from view it adds that little bit extra
Thanks Brick! You are a real Brick! :D
 I made it 
  August 28, 2013
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Great build mate!
Thanks a lot Luke!
 I made it 
  August 28, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) And I'm sure he is writing with iron gall black ink! Very nice! :)
Too true! But it could be Soot mixed with water. ;) Thanks!
 I made it 
  August 28, 2013
Quoting Thatch Gears Nice historical MOC! I love the detail... and.. GANDALF!
Thanks Thatch! Yeah....GANDALF! :D
 I made it 
  August 28, 2013
Thank you everyone for the kind comments!
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi A lot of detail everywhere in this MOC! Nice work!
Thanks David!
 I made it 
  August 28, 2013
Quoting Alex Rode Excellent creation. Great work in SNOT. Wow, when I signed up for the MO, I didn't realize just how daunting they are. With school coming up, I am not sure if my entered creations will be very good quality. I'll have to bring my best in the time I have, and if I don't advance then I'll still be happy that I did my best. But next up just for fun: The Cherno Alpha.
Thanks a ton, man! Don't worry, You will do great! Can't wait!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Nice! I love that scene with Gandalf.
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  August 28, 2013
Yet another amazing creation Mark! The detailing is amazing! Keep it up!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Very good! Nice work!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Very cool I like the curved staircase, even though its mostly blocked from view it adds that little bit extra
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Great build mate!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
AWESOME.
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
And I'm sure he is writing with iron gall black ink! Very nice! :)
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Nice historical MOC! I love the detail... and.. GANDALF!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
A lot of detail everywhere in this MOC! Nice work!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Nice job with the interior!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Excellent creation. Great work in SNOT. Wow, when I signed up for the MO, I didn't realize just how daunting they are. With school coming up, I am not sure if my entered creations will be very good quality. I'll have to bring my best in the time I have, and if I don't advance then I'll still be happy that I did my best. But next up just for fun: The Cherno Alpha.
 I made it 
  August 28, 2013
Thanks Subix and Jake!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Definitely one of your best works! I love the book shelves! Great build!
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  August 28, 2013
Very smart usage of microfigs as support statues.
 
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