Thursday, 26 March 2009

Fortified Watchtower




















































This is the piece-de-resistance for my medieval collections to date, which has been made to use with both my HYW and Burgundian-Swiss War collections.

The core structure is a Hudson and Allen resin keep, which has been beautifully enhanced by John Boadle of 'Architectual Miniatures'. The brief to John was to 'modernise' and further fortify the casting to represent a structure as it would be in the fifteenth century. So John's exquisite craftmanship has added wooden pallisade around the main tower, breteche over the doorway, extra loopholes for handguns, a wooden boulevard (which is seperate) to protect the rather exposed entrance and the high gothic windowed room at the top of the heightened tower. John also painted the model.

I was frankly stunned when i saw the finished item, after providing him with an outline of what I wanted to achieve; after all the basic H&A casting is a very nice piece as it stands. John's also added on lots of other lovely details. I now have ambitions to enhance the H&A castle gate and walls to the same standard, but that will have to be a 2010 project. More immediately I'm looking forward to making some artillery seigeworks, and perhaps a terrain base with a moat, as well as using the tower as a centrepiece for some gaming scenarios.














7 comments:

Bluewillow said...

That is simply bloody awesome, a real centre piece, I bow to the modeller totally.

cheers
Matt

Mike Siggins said...

Excellent. Mr Boadle is the best.

painterman said...

Yes, John's work is second-to-none IMHO; it's a pity that there's such a waiting list - but always worth it...

WABit said...

Still can't get over how beautifull a piece the tower is matey.

Cheers,

Darrell.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

OMG!That tower is simply stunning!

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