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Motte (lower Rhine area)

Posted by andi on 22 Oct 2016, 11:07

I finally started a long desired project.

A motte of this kind stood on the area of my home-village. It was used as a border-defence on the triangle-border of the domions of the duke of juelich, the duke of geldern and the archbishop of cologne, which all met here.

So, a load of "palisading" had to be done. Good that I could use my own product for that ...
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Gate with drawbridge ready
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First scetch of the tower.
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Let's see, where this leeds to :)

Cheers,
Andi
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Posted by sberry on 22 Oct 2016, 11:31

I think it's pretty obvious where this leads to:
First, a horrible amount of work.
Second, a really beautiful diorama when the work is completed!
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Posted by KenzoSato on 23 Oct 2016, 15:03

Great w.i.p. great job
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Posted by santifernandez on 23 Oct 2016, 16:57

very interesting job.
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Posted by Peter on 23 Oct 2016, 19:25

sberry wrote:I think it's pretty obvious where this leads to:
First, a horrible amount of work.
Second, a really beautiful diorama when the work is completed!

I can only agree with these words! :-D :thumbup:
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Posted by andi on 24 Oct 2016, 08:29

Thanks guys. I had some progress with tower this weekend.

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Posted by sberry on 24 Oct 2016, 08:48

Great!
I am very grateful that there so many manufacturers of fine buildings in 1/72 today that one can just buy and use. But sometimes, in particular when you want something special that is not available on the market, you still have to make your own construction. I’m quite interested to see the progress of this project.
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Posted by andi on 24 Oct 2016, 10:34

I second that. There are beautiful Motte-Towers done by Fredericus Rex (for eyample), but those unfortunately are too big for my needs.
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 24 Oct 2016, 10:55

Andi this is a great new project. First you delight us with several sets of the most well sculpted and well painted early medieval figures and now you come up with this! I love it.
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Posted by Ben90 on 24 Oct 2016, 19:16

Nice progress. I love this project and will follow it!
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 24 Oct 2016, 19:54

Hello Andi, very big project! :yeah:

Bring it to Dioramica?

Will it be finished by then? ;-)
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Posted by andi on 25 Oct 2016, 07:34

Thx Wolfgang.

Perhaps it will be ready... for the following Dioramica ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Oct 2016, 01:17

It looks like a fine scratch building project. BB
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Posted by andi on 24 May 2017, 09:09

Small progress on the Motte-Project.
I did some primary paint job on the groundwork, the gate and palisades (KAMAR-production) and started "greening", using Busch Modellbau, Faller and Army Painter products. Also did some "muddy ground" in the river bed.

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Andi
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Posted by sberry on 24 May 2017, 09:31

Nice progress so far!
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Posted by Wiking on 24 May 2017, 15:54

It look to me you put much work into the green on the - beach.
I like it. it is not homogeneous down to the real looking mud. Different plant in different high and color.
:yeah:
Go on!
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Posted by Kekso on 25 May 2017, 12:34

Lovely... why can't I see older pictures? :eh:
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Posted by bilsonius on 25 May 2017, 14:05

I can't see the original pix either :(
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 26 May 2017, 09:32

Andi this is, no doubt, becoming great. :yeah:

Remember this request made last year:

Wolfgang Meyer wrote:Bring it to Dioramica?
Will it be finished by then?


Glad you said no :P
I wish you much fun and succes in the development of this great historic diorama all at your own speed.
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