FarmVille Pic of the Day: Joelr's Fourth of July Flying Fortress

joelr 4th of july farmville featured farm
joelr 4th of july farmville featured farm

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Holy Toledo! FarmVille player, Joelr's, Fourth of July flying farm fortress can only be described with one word: epic. In this case, the design is so awesome, the fact that it also celebrates the Fourth of July is almost too much! But at the same time, I can't think of a better farm to feature on the day of America's Independence.

Joelr's farm features red white and blue decorations, a hay bale star, hordes of colorful barnyard animals, an incredible hill illusion, and of course, a massive floating castle (in case you missed it). Not only is there an optical illusion creating a sloped hill, there is even retaining walls made out of fences to further the appearance of an incline. Even more innovative is the shadow cast by the flying castle, which is created entirely out of black hay bales; another expert illusion. With both technical skill and creativity, Joelr has quite a talent for farm design.

Continue reading to see what Joelr had to say about her flying Fourth of July fortress:

What inspired your creative farm design?
Got interested in 3d farming, hay bale/fence stacking and it grew from there. Got some great ideas by looking at the forum pics.

Do you have any awesome decorating tips to share?
Search YouTube for how-to videos and check the Zynga Forums. Also Google different types of designs (i.e. FV fence stacking)

How did you create the wonderful crop and hay bale art? Was it difficult to create the floating castle illusion?
It was more fun than difficult, the hard part was dealing with storage limits and continuously working around other objects. Takes a bit of planning.

How long did it take you to complete the design?
Not sure how many hours, I worked on it over a 2 or 3 day period, it gets easier the more you do it though.

Check out the rest of our July 4th coverage right here.

What do you think of Joelr's festive flying Fourth of July fortress farm design?

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