And now something from that nice Mr. Knight, one of our Regular Readers, from hios comment over on Google+:
Tim Knight Yesterday 3:12 PM
One day I'll build (or probably buy from someone else) a castle like this for our games - for the players to either storm or defend. Thank you, as always, for the wonderful inspiration.
We aim to please, here at The Workbench...
|This is the 25mm plan, scaled up from the original plan that Phil did for me from when we played this out in his campaign back in Ye Olden Dayes|
|I made cardboard templates from the plans, and then cut the pink extruded insulation foam from those. One of The Tekumel Project's superb figures for size...|
|The wall parapets are made from individual clay blocks, sold by a Spanish company for making castles and other buildings with. I brushed a thinned mix of acrylic wood filler over these for that 'mud-brick' look.|
|The brass beam clamps are holding the wooden trim on the keep while the glue dries. Ordinary wood glue works just fine for this kind of work, by the way.|
|And ordinary white glue works just fine to stick the bricks onto each other. I cut recesses into the foam for all the doors; these are made of wood sheet, and are removable for when the players knock them down.|
|The brick walls, from the besiegers' eye view.|
|The brick walls, from the inside, with an officer from the Legion of Serqu, Sword of the Empire - probably thinking about a transfer, at this point. On the other hand, the photo may be from an incoming rock's point of view...|
|The walls are now all up, and we're starting the battlements. The merlons are all made from the same bricks as the walls. I got several thousand in the set I bought...|
|The battlements, from an approaching player's point of view, as they peek over the wall from the top of their ladder.|
|More of the battlements and adobe finish, and again showing the incredibly complicated set of tools required to make this little castle.|
There are more pictures of the finished castle on my Photobucket page - if there aren't, there will be this weekend. I need to make sure that I have all of our games up on there... :)