Saturday, 10 June 2017

The former day-glo castle completes its transformation

After some deliberation I decided to follow the advice I had been given by various people ... and removed the central turret. After painting the affected area and flocking the courtyard with natural cork granules, the castle looked like this:

The completed castle ... garrisoned by a unit of French Veteran Infantry.
In my opinion the whole thing looks a lot better than it did before I started work on this project ...


... and I can now envisage using it on the tabletop in some way.

24 comments:

  1. Just goes to show the benefits of looking beyond the surface of things.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ... just as long as they can see through the day-glo paint work!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. The Good Soldier Svjek,

      All I need now is an excuse to use it!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      Much better ... I hope!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Bob,
    A huge transformation that works very well indeed. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson,

      I am very pleased with the results of my labours.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Tim Gow,

      There's always one awkward s*d!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Chris Kemp,

      How very, very true!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. I think the transformation looks fantastic. While the central turret/tower could have been useful, I did not like the shingling on it. Speaking of shingles, it might look even better if the towers had rust red or brown shingles. Never the less, nice find and good looking paint job.

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    1. John,

      I resisted getting rid of the central turret for a long time, but in the end I removed it ... and the model looks a lot better as a result.

      I may well change the colour of the tiles on the two remaining turrets ... but not quite yet!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  7. A very useful piece of kit. I think I would have kept the central turret in place, but I suggest you keep it by - you might yet find a use for it...

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      Cheers!

      Quite a few people suggested removing the turret so that I could get troops on the roof. In the end I sawed it off, and it is now sitting in my spares box waiting to be used ... probable as part of the defences of another castle.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  8. Nice. Let's hope it doesn't burn down, fall over and sink into the swamp.

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    1. Stephen Briddon,

      I am hoping that it doesn't get an infestation of Vampires at the same time! I don't have any painted peasants with pitchforks and scythes in my collection ... yet.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  9. Much improved!
    I agree with John about the shingles, both on the central tower, and on painting the side towers' shingles another color (although I might go with a bluer shade).
    Still, it looks good and useful now.

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    1. Fitz-Badger,

      Blue tiles would make it look like something from the Loire Valley, whilst white walls and red/terracotta tiles would make it look Bavarian.

      If I find another castle like this one, I may well try a different colour scheme. For the meantime it is going to stay two shades of grey, which makes it look very Scottish Baronial in style.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Ah, yes, that makes sense (about the roof tile colors).

      I just saw a news article about a mother bear and 3 cubs who are keeping tourists away from Dracula's castle in Romania.

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    3. Fitz-Badger,

      For some reason it seems appropriate that a bear should be 'protecting' Dracula's castle.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  10. Bob
    Yesterday's Man of TIN blog post title said it all - thanks for sharing this project with us all, it made last week much more interesting and inspired to tackle an equally odd building ... all the best, Mark. https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/inspired-by-bob-corderys-dayglo-castle/

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    1. MIN ManofTin,

      I am pleased that you found these blog entries inspiring ... and I thought that the uses you have found for your model were truly amazing.

      All the best,

      Bob

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