Tuesday, 29 August 2017

A Scottish castle - part one

This is a wip post but it's not far off from being done now.

I think I'll be doing more wip posts in the future, the reason being is that Photobucket stopped third party hosting unless an extortionate fee is paid. I won't be and seeing as I don't frequent the LAF as often now I thought it would be good to have a place where most of my projects get some recording.

The castle was commissioned by David Imrie who is a splendid painter and jolly nice chap :-)

The brief was to have a Scottish borders tower castle similar to Portencross Castle as shown below.



A stables block was also requested which is still very wip at the moment. It had to be separate but also butt up against the castle base, there will be some magnets in some removable walls top allow the two to be joined together.

The main body was formed from foamcore and the quoins were styrene strip of varying sizes. David decided that rendered walls would be best so a suitable mixture was concocted and applied over the blank sections of the walls.

The merlons were made from a material called chemiwood which is a resin compound and is very machinable. These were stuck on in fairly regular intervals and the render was applied up to them.

The main part of the roof was flat using Wills sheets but there was also a small pitched roof on top to allow access. David bases his figures on 20 rounds so there was enough room around the pitch to allow figures.

It has now been primed and painting will commence this week along with making a proper start on he stables.






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11 comments:

  1. Impressive!

    Why aren't you using forums so much? I personally found they took up too much of my time and I get better bang for my buck by following blogs through the Wordpress app, and I've just started using twitter and instagram to good effect too.

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    1. Thanks 😊

      It was sapping too much time and there's another couple of reasons I won't go into, suffice to say I'm happy blogging and have more time to make stuff 😊

      cheers

      James

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  2. Here is a fix for Photo bucket.
    Some direct links to get extensions for Firefox and Chrome browsers to delete the PB ransom demand and restore the original image:

    Firefox extension https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

    Chrome extensionhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

    This is a painless exercise, it simply adds an extension to the browser and doesn't alter anything in your account or computer registry. Thanks to rubenandres77 on the RevellAtions forum for the heads up to this fix.

    Now it may be a copy/paste to your addy bar if the links don't work direct.
    Hope this helps.

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    1. Thank you very much for the help and links but I've already deleted my account with them. It was only LAF where the pictures were linked to, no where else.

      cheers

      James

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  3. Lovely castle, waiting for next step!

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    1. Thanks Phil, probably tonight 😊

      cheers

      James

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  4. Wow. You do take these buildings to the next level. I love this.

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    1. Thanks, the painted version gets posted tonight :-)

      cheers

      James

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  5. Lovely castle building!
    Best Iain

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