Chucking prims together: the Victorian skybox

I’ve had this sitting on my main building platform for weeks now, but I finally got the inspiration to finish it yesterday. It still needs a few tweaks, and I have to go through all the rigmarole of getting it out for sale in various arenas, but it’s just about finished.

The Victorians were renowned for cramming together stuff willy-nilly, including patterns and textures. There was nary a Victorian parlour that wasn’t jammed with objects, so in furnishing the main room I bore that fact in mind. Above is one view, and this is looking the other way:

I’ve left the hallway relatively bare, except for some wall lighting, a sideboard, and an old settle. I may add some more bits and pieces here, maybe not. I love  this wall texture, though. Again, completely OTT and crazy on the patterns, just as was done back then:

Lastly, the study. I am so  pleased with how the curved bookcases came out. Slightly less pleased with the desk texture (I can’t find one that works to my liking, so I’ll still be fiddling with that for a while, methinks).

Incidentally, at the beginning of the post I mentioned ‘all the rigmarole’ of getting a build like this out for sale. This is my own personal rigmarole:

– Rex Faux the build & test-rez to make sure it works
– Pack into a box
– Take high-res snapshots
– Create ad images & upload
– Load boxed build into Caspervend dropbox
– Set up Caspervend vendor
– Set rezzed version out as ‘rezzed build of the week’
– Change teleports etc in store to new rezzed build
– Load into holovendor (not yet fully in use, but loading everything new for now)
– Write group notice & send to update group & Subscribe-O-Matic
– Send build etc to Marketplace
– Write up Marketplace listing

Welcome to GB City, please drive carefully

I’ve been working on it for almost two weeks now, and it’s finally ready. GB City is the new home for the Gentlemen Bastards group of builders (me, Daros, and our dear friend Rannon). We were running out of room in our old stores, so I decided to build a new store, and it just got… bigger.

Here’s your landmark to the new landing area: GB City Landing Area

Click the blue ‘info’ prim for a notecard all about the build, containing LMs to the various stores, then head out of the door into the city itself.

I built it to be as much of a photo opportunity (and roleplay, if that’s your thing) place as it is a series of stores, and to that end there are lots of hidden areas and little treats for you to find.

Hunt down the trailer park (no furniture inside the trailers as yet, because I still have to take down the old stores, which should free up hundreds more prims for me to furnish them), and keep an eye skinned for various sitting areas, like benches, bins, and construction site leftovers.

Check out the ATM, and the cigarette and condom machines while you’re at it. Oh, and please don’t mind the drunks; the cops are dealing with those ;-)

You’ll find our guestbook in the landing area, together with the lucky boards, midnight mania, gatchas, etc. Please do let us know what you think!

To get into/out of the stores, simply walk through the doors. No clicking required. I wanted to make it as simple as possible. The only door you’ll need to click is that of the candy store, if someone else has closed it.

Skell takes a breather to contemplate his handiwork.

Goddamn machine! Bet that little bastard down there broke it last night. *rattles handle* Gimme my ciggies or my money back!

“Zzzzzz…”

 

Chucking prims together: Steampill

Remember that Daft Punk-inspired skybox? (I wish I could forget it…)

It’s turned into this:

Yeah, that’s an improvement. It’s now a three-floor steampunk skybox with teleporters and sliding doors. That pic ^ is the lower deck. This is the main deck:

I did mention it was BIG, didn’t I? Yeah, there’s more behind the camera. And here’s that ‘more’:

Upper deck. Not sure if it’s a bit hard on the eyeballs with that grid texture:

Now I need a name for it, and all I can think of is ‘Steampill’. Why? Um, well, this is what it looks like on the build platform:

I guess I could always call it ‘Steam Suppository’, but I might have trouble fitting that on the ad ;-)