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posted 06-27-2000 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stooge   Click Here to Email stooge     Edit/Delete Message
The castle needs to include all towers, rooms, bridges, gates, etc. All I have so far come across are small castles - 1 courtyard, two towers, etc. Also needs to be historically accurate.

Any ideas?

posted 06-27-2000 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
There are a number of links in the old messages in this discussion group to sites that sell castle kits. However, it's my impression that most kits are more orientated towards fantasy castles - it is likely you will need to construct your castle from scratch if you want it to be historically accurate. Again, there are lots of sites with good plans and elevations from which you could scale to suit your purposes. I guess my own inclination would be to model a castle like Beaumaris in wales:

To what kind of scale do you intend to work?
There are a number of excellent cardboard models of some large castles such as Caernarfon and Conwy:

Cut and Assemble a Medieval Castle by A. G. Smith ISBN: 0486246639


posted 06-27-2000 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stooge   Click Here to Email stooge     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for the help.

I would also like to have a look at some Fantasy castles. Please let me know of a few web addresses.

Regarding the scale: haven't decided yet, but the castle should probably about 1 meter square, maybe a bit smaller.

posted 08-04-2000 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cthulhu     Edit/Delete Message
Dear Stooge,

I have been looking into doign the very same thing, and I have a few links to send you. The first one I literally JUST found, and it looks like just the thing:

It is a site that sells molds that you can use to make plaster of paris blocks of various shapes and sizes, and make castles from them. I think that this is the way I am goign to go.

For an alternate view, check this page:


This is the web site of a guy who makes some of the best model castles I have ver seen. In his Links area, you can buy a how-to book from him. It looks like he starts with 1/4 plywood, coats it with paper-mache for textures, and paints. I am not sure how he gets paper-mached to look just like brick, but he does a great job.

You may also want to check out Exin Castles. They are supposedly "architecturally accurate" and it looks like you could make quite a castle with a large set. They go together like legos, though you come out with fewer of the little circles actually showing. Online resources are hard to find--I have seen pictures in eBay auctions, and I know they can be ordered through hobby shops. I can't find anywhere to order them online except in the occasional auction.

I am still looking for any reasources that will be helpful in building a castle siege diorama in 1/72nd scale.

Good luck!



posted 08-04-2000 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cthulhu     Edit/Delete Message
Someday I will also learn to spell the word "going." Argh! Sorry about that!


posted 08-12-2005 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cmm383   Click Here to Email cmm383     Edit/Delete Message
I can be of assistance as far as exin castles go if you have any questions, I've been building one for over a year. Feel free to email me with any questions at all.

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