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Predjama Castle

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:31 pm

Hey all,

Check out Neven Cintauer's rendition of Predjama Castle.
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Predjama is a castle in southwestern Slovenia that has a really unique natural fortification:
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Re: Predjama Castle

Postby annie2200 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:32 pm

Wow
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Re: Predjama Castle

Postby Forestboy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:54 pm

Wow, gotta' love all these awesome creations coming out of Slovenia. I love the little details all over the Castle. Very accurate to the real thing as well. But I'm wondering what the little brown fence-like things near the Castle are...Anyway, very nice job Neven!
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Re: Predjama Castle

Postby Bruce N H » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:11 pm

Forestboy wrote:I'm wondering what the little brown fence-like things near the Castle...Anyway, very nice job Neven!


Looking at pics of the real thing, I think the one platform set some steps down from the main platform is a place for tourists to go to take pictures. You can see it here (and notice it does have a brown railing).

Then in this picture you can see there is a little fenced-in region in the grass down the slope from the main approach. Not sure what's going on there. Perhaps this is, again, to protect tourists, as below that the slope gets steeper, or maybe they stage exhibition jousts there or something.

BTW, in going back and forth from real pics to the LEGO pics, you can see that he has a really good match to the source. The placement and relative size of the windows, for instance, is spot on. Also that bit of red where the crest used to be painted on the wall but has since faded.

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Re: Predjama Castle

Postby Forestboy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:24 pm

Bruce N H wrote:
Forestboy wrote:I'm wondering what the little brown fence-like things near the Castle...Anyway, very nice job Neven!


Looking at pics of the real thing, I think the one platform set some steps down from the main platform is a place for tourists to go to take pictures. You can see it here (and notice it does have a brown railing).

Then in this picture you can see there is a little fenced-in region in the grass down the slope from the main approach. Not sure what's going on there. Perhaps this is, again, to protect tourists, as below that the slope gets steeper, or maybe they stage exhibition jousts there or something.


Ok, thanks.

Also, the Castle kind of reminds me of Helm's Deep how there are caves inside the Castle. :tasty: Very cool design of the Castle itself too. Good job medieval architects!
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Re: Predjama Castle

Postby Seikfreid » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:38 pm

Forestboy wrote:Also, the Castle kind of reminds me of Helm's Deep how there are caves inside the Castle. :tasty: Very cool design of the Castle itself too. Good job medieval architects!

That's exactly what I was thinking!

Great recreation of the castle.
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Re: Predjama Castle

Postby Athalus » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:21 pm

I love it. It's a wonderfull castle, and the small one really looks like it!
I also really like the rockscaping, the use of jumper plates (?) make it look really good.
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