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Norman Keep

Postby HenrytheV » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:36 pm

Following their victory at Hastings, the Normans needed a way to hold on to their new lands. At first, motte and bailey castles were proposed as a short-term solution. But soon, these temporary wooden structures needed replacement. They were replaced by the Norman Keep:


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The complete Norman Keep model stands at over 17 inches high. The front guardhouse/entrance with a working portcullis pulls off, allowing access to its interior. Each level also pulls off, including four successive floors linked by a brick-built spiral staircase. The second floor is furnished, including beds in the guard room. The basement is unfinished (as all good basements are), I just never got around to finishing it.

I had a lot of fun building this, it was more of a "What do I want to build, now let me go buy what I need". I more forced my collection to grow into this model.

*This is a reposting of my For Sale topic. All public discussion can take place here. First off, I apologize for the lifelessness, but given that I am selling most of my collection I ask for a bit of mercy in that department.* :wink:

God Bless,

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Re: Norman Keep

Postby soccerkid6 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:43 pm

Nice model! The grey corner accents add some nice contrast and the interiors are excellent, especially the circular staircases :)
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Re: Norman Keep

Postby Medieval Guy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:54 am

Neat color scheme, and I love the realism in this build. I also like the way you did the thinner arrow loops - the use of jumper plates was clever.
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Re: Norman Keep

Postby OverLoad » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:33 am

It's got a classic feel to it, but it's very historically accurate as far as I can tell. The color scheme is great, and all around it's a fantastic MOC.

Will be looking forward to seeing more, no doubt fantastic, creations from you in the future. :)
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