Here is a castle I started while I worked as a master Carpenter for a theater. PLenty of access to lots of free scrap. Most of the castle is built out of 2" foam, I cut the crenellations using a band saw. The main keep is made from foam, plywood, cardboard tubes, and bendy-board. I intend to make a main hinged type gate that will actually open… eventually. I also will put on some detail work as it looks rather drab. I have 2 different kinds of tower, a second main (rear) gate and over 8 feet of wall! I made corner pieces which I did not photo, and several different stair units for the insides, as well as smaller wall sections, and ruined wall sections. This is a non-denominational castle… I didn’t make it with any specific race in mind…
Here is a close up of the main keep
Here is the back of the main keep… overlooking the inside of the castle. I imagine the throne room to be here, and a giant metal plate would slide in place to cover the window in the event of a breach in the castle wall to help maintain defense!
Here is a pic of a ruined wall section replacing a wall… once a seige is underway and it has been destroyed!
Here is the smaller main gate with the portcullis detail… this came out pretty good. My plan is to create a giant skull with an open mouth. The top of the tower has a whole cut into it where defenders can pour boiling oil and it would pour out of the skull’s mouth onto anyone attempting to break into the rear door.
The only thing to criticize are the windows ... they look much too "unrealistic".
I cannot describe it better in english ... damn!
Yeah the windows have always bothered me, but like I said it is unfinished, I do have several carved stone sections that I haven't finished that will be attached to the bottom of the wall sections. I want to add some dimension to the windows, to give them depth... the "t" shaped ones anyway. Not sure how yet... maybe some green stuff now that I am working with that... that way I can shape it the way I want and add individual stone definition... but that is a project for another day! I haven't played with it in a game yet... just played with it with my kids!
Yeah, I used a stone spraypaint, that didn’t really come out well in the pics, I first based the foam with jaxsan to allow it to be sprayed, which gave it a pebble-like look to it… but it is not really castle-y… I should have carved stones into it first… but I was trying to rush as I was leaving the job… I made carved stone parts out of 2" high MDF with a dremmel drill, I just haven’t painted them up and glued them to the main portions of the walls yet… It will make a huge difference… I agree though more textures/colors… and I think I’m going to ad shields to the exteriors of the battlements… and maybe some flags or something…