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Hansa Park | Kärnan | Gerstlauer Hyper Coaster

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by ECG, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

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    That's ridiculous! From an enthusiast point of view, I'm glad they are finally theming it, and to a high standard. But bricking the front of the whole structure is going to cost a small fortune surely? Such an odd decision from the park.

    Perhaps I'm just too used to Merlin who clearly would have just left it bare rather than spend any money.
     
  2. Lofty

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    They've gotta be using brick veneers for that, for the weight alone!
     
  3. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    They are insane to theme that entire tower. I'm very excited to see how it turns out!
     
  4. Mysterious Sue

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    Ha! Veneer makes so much has more sense. Actually, looking back at the photos, the bricks do look very uniform.
     
  5. Ben

    Ben Best SM Team Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Oh finally!

    But yes this thing is HUGE. It's weird I got the cred like a year ago and it's still being done haha.
     
  6. Lofty

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    They look like brick veneers to me, you can usually tell with the corner of the building.
     
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    Not to mention that you normally lay real bricks from the ground up, rather than top down like this! :p
     
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    get ready for your closeup
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  9. Lofty

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    That looks :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing brilliant.
     
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    EDIT: Moved these posts from the "New for 2017" topic - Hixee

    I dont know if this has been posted anywhere but yay for the Karnan tower being themed!
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    So ugly! It's better than the plain grey tower but it's still a massive eyesore!


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  12. Hixee

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    Karnan is brilliant, but that tower looks :emoji_poop:.

    I'm sure the low level stuff and all the internal theming will be excellent, but the tower just looks so daft. Shame...
     
  13. jayjay

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    Looks like they've gone for the "realistic but scaled up" version. Apart from the octagonal tower (staircase persumably), it's not far off, but doesn't quite work at this scale

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    I don't think the beige patches are cute, but I'm thankful they actually made the effort to theme it!
     
  15. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Horrible. Hopefully they can get some paint on there or something to even it all out a bit. I can totally see what they were going for, but it hasn't worked.
     
  16. Lofty

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    It looks like the tower has vitiligo.
     
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    If only the roof of the tower was more interesting, they might have gotten away with it. Some interesting cornices, crenellations, little spires... just anything to add a sort of "crown" to the tower and break up the silhouette, it would have gone a long way. Right now, it looks too monolithic and too monotonous to work properly.
     
  18. Lofty

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    But the point of the tower is to portray height and foreboding, the best way to do that is by harsh vertical lines into the sky and this is why it works perfectly. The sooner you start to add different shapes at the top, you start to create a focus point in which the height looks smaller. I completely get why they did this, not that I like it, but it makes a lot of sense.
     
  19. davidm

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    Must be me, but I think it looks just fine - really don't see what hasn't worked? :confused:
    Vast improvement on the concrete tower anyway.
     
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    It's the patches of different colours which clearly show that the whole thing is new and fake. Yeah, it IS new and fake, but by blending those colours more, it would look miles better.
     

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