2016-01-31

Castlegates finished

One of my projects are to build a castle to
form a stronghold when playing medieval
skirmishes and sieges.
I have read the rules to Warhammer ancient
battles and I am planing to start a campaign
that will occur between the danes and the
swedes during the middle ages.
I find the history during this period very 
interessting and it was also indeed very bloody
and with those two ingrediences I have a perfect
inspiration for my campaign.
I will use mainly Deus vult figures but I will mix
them with bits and figures from Games workshop,
WHFB-The Empire.
I got two gates in present manufactured by GW and
they were in not good shape but I have fixed them
both and updated them with gates.
I think these gates will look good with some paint
and they are the first two buildings that will
be sections in my castle-build.
I will also build 4 towers and 2-3 wall-sections
and finally a mainbuilding with a chapel on the top.
The main idea with this build is that it will be
playable also when the soldiers have stormed it
and not so static. With this I mean that the fight
can take place on the walls, on the stairs and 
inside the buildings and towers.
I hope that my pictures will give som inspiration
to others out there.







And some pictures of the scratchbuilt gates:




How to make ringhandles for the gate


Some pictures showing the items before and after




My plans and sketches to build my castle








16 kommentarer:

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    1. Merci beaucup mon ami! Not bad to get this rating from the master of wargaming himself.:)

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    1. Tackar och bugar ödmjukast.Thankyou for making this comment.

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  3. What a fabulous project this is going to be! Already a wonderful start, the new doors are awesome.

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    1. Indeed Michael.I feel very excited starting my next step in thismproject.Thankyou very much. :)

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  4. Very Nice, I like the stones you have added in front of the gate. This will be a cool project!

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    1. Tack så mycket Galdar.Det är de små detaljerna som framhäver helheten. Att arbeta med polystyrene är dessutom både roligt och ger bra resultat.Thankyou for making this comment.

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  5. What an excellent start to a very difficult project - very impressive indeed.
    Are the castle gates openable or static ?

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    1. Not difficult my friend, it feels like a fun challenge.I get amazed everytime I finish one of my projects because they all come out well and it also gives me a lot of joy.The gates are static but eventhough this simplified version I think they will function well on the gaming table.Thankyou.:)

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