Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Fortified Manor House - Part One

I’ve been asked by Dave Imrie to make him a small fortified manor house that he can use in his War of the Roses games (which I’m sure you’ve seen photos of on various platforms).

The basic layout and initial wip photos are below. I’ve been given a fairly free reign with the design and have used various elements from numerous such houses across the country.

The main hall is supposed to be originally Norman with a few changes (windows and such) and then there’s a timber framed addition. The gatehouse will be timberframed as well in the style of Stoksey Castle (Dave’s particular request).

For now it’s all been cut by hand from mounting card and the various block work parts are sheet styrene. The timbering has been started and the whole thing will be painted once it’s done.

Roof tiles are the cards ones I sell on my website and they are a blessing as they save so much time (I used to stick tiles on individually).

I’m going to be 3D printing most of the stone windows but there’ll be a post on that specifically in a week or so.














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11 comments:

  1. I'm sitting here viewing the screen on drooling. Another amazing work of art. Wish I had a tiny bit of your talent. Waiting for part 2...

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    1. Thanks :-)

      Part two later in the week hopefully. Should be three parts on total.

      cheers

      James

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  2. I'm struck. You make it look easy, but it isn't at all! Amazing, sir, amazing as always.

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    1. Thank you :-)

      I still make mistakes, I'm just good at hiding them lol

      cheers

      James

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  3. Looking quite good! Would a retrofit chimney like the one in your Norman vintage keep come through the roof, or would they have placed it on the outside of the building?

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    1. Thanks.

      I suppose it would depend on the internals of the hall. Would need some thought that I haven't had a chance to do yet.

      cheers

      James

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  4. That is a smashing effort! Looking forward to seeing more on this.

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  5. Excellent--this should be awesome when done!

    Say now I think of it it would be great if someone made good window frames, doors, etc for 28mm and sold them at a not unreasonable price...!

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    1. Thank you kindly :-)

      Windows and doors for this period have been mentioned by others so there is a distinct possibility ;-)

      cheers

      James

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    2. Excellent--I've found it quite hard to find anything except the old Mordheim ones at outrageous prices, so anything like that would be on the to buy list for sure.

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