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Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:05 am
by An Absent Humphrey
Whilst watching the thunderstorm yesterday I managed to finish this - a late Saxon watch tower and brazier, for keeping a lookout against those pesky Viking or Norman invaders.

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All completely scratch built, not using any pre-made bits. Did some WIP pictures as well:

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And here's some close-up shots and different angle views:

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Right, chaps, I'm going to have to love you and leave you now.
Tomorrow I'm off for 10 days walking all 156 miles of the North Downs Way. A chance to get away from wretched society and re-charge the batteries. Can't wait.

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:10 am
by countersunk81
Very nice.
Enjoy the walk!

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:19 am
by ---
That's great 8| Is the top design authentic? Logic says to me crenellations but I know fuck all about medeweevil architecture...

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:16 pm
by Skipp
nice work Humphrey - bit jealous of the walk you have planned, hope the weather treats you well.

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:03 pm
by Badger Loving Fluffster
Bloody hell Humph, that's a bit nice

I'll be nicking some ideas off you for towers I think. Top work there old boy

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:47 pm
by Passer by
That is wicked nice :)

Seeing all this stuff is making me sooo tempted to do some medieval gaming.

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:09 pm
by Duff
Lovely work. Hope the weather is good to you.

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:53 pm
by Kes
Lovely, what did you use to rough up the walls?

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:28 am
by ballistic_bro
Great stuff. :)

Re: Oi! Lookout!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:40 am
by KingSkin
Bloody hell, Humph. That's lovely. :froth:

The straw in the watch fire is a cracking touch.

EDIT: Just noticed the dowels used for logs. For some reason I've never thought of using them and I've got bloody hundreds from Ikea around here somewhere. Also, you can get them for free in Ikea if you just go straight to the spare bits centre. In fact you can take lots of interesting little bits and pieces from there and they don't seem to care. :dodgy: