Besides being 1/2 Brazilian, I am also 1/2 German (and the other 1/2
American, go figure). So, in keeping with my Wurst-guzzling heritage, I
bring you the Wurstburg tileset, loosely modeled on Frankfurt (home of
everybody's favorite wurst) and Hamburg (which has some culinary fame of
Holy Leiderhosen, Batman! I've actually managed to finish this
tileset! Every tile, except for power and a few industrials, is original!
I'll have to admit that it was all thanks to heavy use of Steve
McGlen's Hamburg Tileset (and a few other odds and ends), with some
editing and fusing on my part. Thank you Steve! The end result is a tileset
with a nice, "germanic" look and feel. It is not an exact replica
of any particular place, although there are a lot of Frankfurt buildings.
Real german cities, of course, do not have so many cutesy half-timbered
houses and have more mid- and high-rise buildings. The real Frankfurt
has a ton of very modern, very exciting buildings in it, and I'd love to
model them.... I still plan to do a few Frankfurt mega-structures for this
set (probably replace the power tiles with them), otherwise I'm happy with
this one until BAT comes out.....
My own tiles (sort of..)
|| Base Size
SCURK Hall of Fame Winner - January, 98
(OK, so I'm not modest...)
Trade fairs are a big deal in Germany. Located
at the crossroads of Europe, Frankfurt is home to the immense Messe Frankfurt
GmbH - Frankfurt Trade Fair Center - consisiting of dozens of exhibition
halls and office towers. The main tower, the tallest office block in Europe,
is the MesseTurm, situated right next to the ultra-modern MesseHalle. *Note*
The MesseTurm itself and the water fountains in front of the Halle are
heavily retouched from a tile
in James Griffin's Northern European tileset. Thanks for the inspiration!
|These are supposed to be various apartment buildings on a city block.
I'm using this tile as the "Fusion Power" tile in my set becuase it is
made from parts of three different Steve McGlen tiles fused together. The
part that took the most work to do is the wavy building in the foreground,
it was stretched out from Steve's wonderful rendition
of a famous office building in Hamburg (of which I forget the name!).
|More fusion... I used five different Steve McGlenn tiles to make this
one, it's supposed to be a university. Hey, I needed something to
fill up the college tile!
|Hmmm..I think this tile qualifies as outright piracy. I just choopped
the steeple off one London Church and jammed it onto the tower of another,
all from Steve's London tileset. Once again, I need something to replace
an Arco tile until I draw something original. Sorry Steve!
|This is the Waldstadion in Frankfurt. Not bad considering this is the
only picture that I had to work off of:
Anyway, I think that this is the first REAL FOOTBALL (read soccer) stadium
|Sometimes, creativity has nothing
to do with pixel-pushing. You just have to know what tile to place where:
|Firestation - nothing at all to do with a real German firestation,
but at least it's red! I added the firetrucks to the front, that's all.
|Police station - nothing at all to do with a real German police station,
but at least it's blue! Here I did even less work..I added the German flag
to the roof. ;-)
|A subway station. I have no idea what subway stations look like in
Germany, so I just made this up.
|Here's a screenshot, just so you
can see how the whole tileset works together:
SCURK Tips SCURK
- for Windoze (zipped).
||Coming soon: Wurstburg.pcx - for loading into a DOS .til file