Favorite Castles And Chateouz's

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by Bionic Modeler, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. I though it might be nice to see what you all like when it comes to castles. Include build pics. Here are a few of my wanna-builds

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  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Kinda partial to chambord :)
  4. redhorse

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    Chambord's nice. I also like Chateau de Chenonceau with all of the bridge work.
  5. RINGMASTER

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    I'm saving this USBORNE Wizard's Castle for Halloween.

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  6. Longshaor

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    Castles

    I built Caelaverock & Doune from Bellerophon Books and they went together pretty nicely. I'd love to find models of Bamburgh, Dover, Dunnottar or Urquhart castles though...

    Cheers
  7. mike.stamper

    mike.stamper New Member

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    One of the consequences of making the castles is that I want to visit the real castles.

    My wife and I have done two separate trips. Living in England means driving on the "wrong" side of the road, so we go to a central point - train of fly then hire a car.
    A great place to start for the French Chateau is Tours - get a guide book and start driving ! The other place is the Czech Republic there are more than 400 castles to visit.
    I appreciate this is not strictly modelling so I'll leave it at that - but if any one is interested in more info - lease let me know ... it may be a while befor I answer --- too many models to make ;-)
  8. black knight

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    where can i acquire the pattern for castles ?
  9. mike.stamper

    mike.stamper New Member

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    That's a short question with a long answer !

    All the internet shops will have many castles. You can try some specific publishers like Betexa.com for czech of Instante durable for french castles. canon creative park have a few free castles.

    I hope this helps
    MikeS
  10. NULLMOON

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    most of my favorite castles are ruins i scratch built models of rochester,tintagel and the lion tower which was once part of the tower of london from greybord ages ago
    failing that i like Chateau de Chenonceau looks a bit different:thumb:
  11. Bengt F

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    Châteu de Chenonceau

    Hi Tim,

    If you like the looks of the Châteu de Chenonceau, check out this thread by modeler Jens, at our sister forum in Germany: http://www.kartonbau.de/wbb2/thread.php?threadid=821&hilight=Ch%E2teux+de+Chenonceau

    He has very skillfully cut out 'wave-like' plastic sheets of plexi-glass, which he has placed over suitable colored sheets of card. Looks VERY authentic, don´t you think? A masterpiece, IMHO.

    Best,
    Bengt :thumb: