Euro Reptarland

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Euro Reptarland
« on: August 25, 2018, 01:54 PM »
Just a little project I started working on recently...


Ever since seeing Rugrats in Paris the same year I actually went to Disneyland Paris, I have been enthralled by the idea of Euro Reptarland and it's lurid, over the top Japanese / almost Vegas-like theming in the middle of Paris.



Pardon the tacky American tourist wearing the tie-dye Pokemon shirt, sandals, and a Dolfi fanny pack from Novotel. :whistling:

At one point in time I considered recreating the park in Google Sketchup, but now that we have Planet Coaster I think it lends itself as a better medium for the park. Anyway, stay tuned for future updates! Or follow the progress as I post it on the BroNation discord!
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 04:06 PM »
My first attempt at creating something organic from art shapes. I think it turned out pretty alright.



It's times like this when I wish the entertainers were recolorable though.
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 05:39 PM »
Wow, that's an awesome specimen of Gulpisaurus bordewykii :up:.  Seriously, excellent work!  If this is your 1st such sculpture, I recommend doing more as you obviously have a knack for it.
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 12:49 PM »
I can't wait to see this park take off. The sculptures are bloody brilliant and it all seems completely bonkers and chaotic. I love it.

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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 11:02 PM »
Wow. For your first attempt, that's really good. I hope you continue with this project because it sounds awesome.
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 11:00 PM »
Thanks! I can't wait to show you more, but for now, here's a small preview of the Reptar Theatre.



Shot of "Mt. Fuji" and main entrance to the theatre.



Takes a big garage to get Reptar in and out for parades and stage shows. ;D
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 01:58 PM »
Wow, that theater is bigger than most entire parks  :o  Anybody want to bet on the number of parts?  I'm going to guess at least 7000 :)
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2018, 02:50 PM »
wow.  I can't even imagine the process to build that.

BUT can it be easily recolored?  :P

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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 03:35 PM »
Hahaha. It's actually not too hard to recolor, I've done it once already. As for part count, the shell of the theatre is surprisingly only about 4500 parts. I tried to keep part count as low as possible. :D
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 06:46 PM »
BUT can it be easily recolored?  :P

Hehehe, I myself also thought of Expo City when I saw this :).  I also thought of a cooling tower for a power plant, what with the hyperboloid profile.

As for part count the shell of the theatre is actually only about 4500 parts. I tried to keep part count as low as possible. :D

Wow, that makes the incredible freehand compound curves even more impressive.

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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 02:51 PM »




Clock tower / princess' keep, complete. ✔
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2018, 08:28 PM »
Those are 2 things that are individually excellent but I don't really think they go well together :)
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2018, 10:43 PM »
I think you and 89James89 should team up and work together. You both have very bizarre ideas. (And I mean that in a good way)
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2018, 01:13 PM »
Those are 2 things that are individually excellent but I don't really think they go well together :)

But that's the point! ;D



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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2018, 08:43 PM »
That last overview shot is GENIUS!!!
I think like I live like I work like I love.....voluminous and disjointed. Get used to it.

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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2018, 05:27 AM »
Ah, OK, now I get it.  I had never heard of this whole story/series.  I'd thought you were making it all up yourself so was offering some constructive criticism.  Now I see you're basing it off ....  well, not a physically real thing, but an intangible real thing.  And doing quite an accurate job of it.  Very nice ;)
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2018, 04:48 PM »
Thanks! You wouldn't be able to tell it, but a couple hours has been put into the making of this 30 second firework/light show so far... :wacko:

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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 08:01 AM »
I'm unfamiliar as well, but you're really nailing the source material.  I'm enjoying learning how extensive your talents are and looking forward to where this goes.  Congrats on your front page spotlight, well deserved.  People really need to see this.

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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 02:19 AM »
Your work is ... unique. And awesome. I like the tower, but especially the japanese clockhouse. Hope you'll upload it some day soon as Workshop object. Would like to see and learn how you have build this all.

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 11:33 AM »
Still bonkers and super cool.
And as someone who has recently built a big weird round shaped building, I can really appreciate that big blue structure.

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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2018, 02:31 PM »
This really brings me back to my childhood. Awesome job!

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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 12:39 PM »
WELP. It looks like I'll be redoing a few things... Thanks Frontier! ;D

And thanks guys! I appreciate it.
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2018, 02:11 PM »
Ha ha!  It's almost like they made the new pack just for your park.  ha ha!

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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2018, 08:36 PM »
Out with the old, in with the new...


Before.


After.

I feel bad deleting the 2500+ piece roof I spent so long making. But when I see that the new one is only 65 pieces, I don't feel as bad. :sweat:
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Re: Euro Reptarland
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2018, 08:12 PM »
The old custom roof had the advantage of not looking like what everybody else's Oriental roofs will now look like since Frontier handed us the easy out.  You could feel the effort involved oozing out of the pics.  But yeah, for a savings of 2100 parts, I'd have replaced it, too.  Still, there are a number of configurations where the new stock Oriental roofs don't fit, so remember how you used to do it to fill such gaps ;).
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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2018, 05:41 AM »
I know, but it will be worth it in the end. I just look at it this way, if the pack had came out before I started on this would I have custom built the roofs or used Frontier's? And I know I would have used theirs, so this was inevitable. However the clock tower will retain its custom roof! Partially because Frontier's are too big for it and partially because I can better achieve the shape having it custom. But I have improved it using a few of the new pieces!


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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2018, 10:24 AM »
Definitely looks good!

I myself am working on a pagoda where the stories get smaller as you go up so I know the sort of problems you've got here.  Fortunately for me, it's a Nepali pagoda so the roofs are all flat, no up-turned corners.  Thus, I'm able to use the Frontier roof "cap" pieces for the entire thing, no custom roof required.  I am, however, having to build a bunch of custom walls as, from the top down, the walls of the various stories are 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, and 6m wide ;).
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