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The Steward
posted 01-01-2006 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Steward   Click Here to Email The Steward     Edit/Delete Message
This guys has been building one for his personal use for some time now.

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posted 01-04-2006 05:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
And what an ugly one! It should be forbidden to build such things (my point of view).

posted 01-04-2006 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
That is supposed to look like a castle!
Bring back the Victorians.

posted 01-21-2006 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Busboom     Edit/Delete Message
What do you think of this one?

posted 01-22-2006 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gizmoraleon   Click Here to Email gizmoraleon     Edit/Delete Message
the dupont castle is one of the best I have seen for making the architecture period. start with a keep and build out, thats just what the ancients did. it may be too practical for some people, but what were castles if not inventions of neccesity and a practical solution to violent and impractiacl times. kudos to the dupont castle team!

posted 01-22-2006 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gizmoraleon   Click Here to Email gizmoraleon     Edit/Delete Message
not to leave out the accomplisments of the busboom team. though the overall design is not my preference, I love the attention to detail and the quality craftsmanship present in the castle. I thing your drawbridge is great, and I give you full marks for your interior decor and styling. I would love to see larger pictures on your site though. great job. though I must warn you that if yours is the only working drawbridge now it shan't be for long. great job, and thanks.

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posted 01-23-2006 05:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
I don't know if any of you guys have ever seen a real medieval castle, its materials, functions and architectural design. These ones look like their builders would only have seen some bad drawn fairytale-books. What's the point in building such things???

posted 01-23-2006 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Busboom     Edit/Delete Message
No, I've never seen a real Medieval castle. Someday I hope to be able to afford to visit Europe. My original design was more true to the original architecture, but I couldn't afford that (real stone, open courtyard, walls 16 feet thick, etc.). So I had to scale back, scale back, keep scaling back until it was within my reach. That is why the towers ended up being square instead of round or octagonal, and why there's only two, for example.
I also didn't want the roof to leak, and I wanted it to be warm and cozy, unlike the originals.
Why build it? 1. Because it wasn't there 2. Because it is strong and safe 3. Because the architectural style has been around 1500 years and is still popular (unlike 'fad' housing) 4. Because the kids like it 5. Because it is unique in our part of the world 6. Because it is ostentatious 7. Because I want to live happily ever after 8. Because I could - thank God I live in the USA, where hard work pays off and we have the freedom to do such things. I probably wouldn't have been able to accomplish this in any other country based on my (lack of) education and pay scale.

posted 01-23-2006 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Busboom     Edit/Delete Message
To Gizmoraleon - thank you for the compliments. If anyone else builds a working drawbridge, I might have to declare war upon their castle!

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