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posted 03-27-2005 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stone-silver   Click Here to Email stone-silver     Edit/Delete Message
I have to build a castle for school [World History, 10th grade], and am wondering what materials I should use [within financial reason].
I've been into European castles before, and sort of know what I'm going for, but I'd like it to have a real and authentic feel to it.

Are there stamps you can use to mold clay, or should I make little bricks and just build it from there? ...What would you recommend?
Are there certain paints that look better? What works well for the roof? Are there any common misconceptions [structurally, etc] that I should be aware of? Or any problems you encounter when you build [with certain materials or just in general]?

Everything and anything would be very helpful and appreciated!

posted 03-29-2005 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
Try looking at some of the older postings in this topic - there's lots of advice on materials to use.

As far as getting an authentic finish, and what paints to use, I find railway modelling books and sites to be one of the best sources of information.


posted 04-13-2005 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Northumbria     Edit/Delete Message
I made one out of blocks of clay that I cut... It took three weeks to complete but it was very satisfying. If you use clay, things like furniature can be added if you make it so that the roof can come off...

I intend to view them all by my 18th, and I'm already almost half way through it.

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