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Castle Floorplans

PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:01 am
by caesar2164
Do any of you know where I can get floorplans of real castles?

How do you guys build your castles without floorplans?
Thanks!

Re: Castle Floorplans

PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:48 pm
by Jojo
Ave Caesar!


caesar2164 wrote:Do any of you know where I can get floorplans of real castles?

Bob Carney has some floor plans on his site (to the respective castles):
LEGO Castles by Robert Carney

How do you guys build your castles without floorplans?

Now, I just build :-)


Bye
Jojo

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castle floorplans

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:05 am
by caesar2164
Ave yourself Jojo :D

Thanks for the URL...

Re: Castle Floorplans

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:20 pm
by g2
caesar2164 wrote: Do any of you know where I can get floorplans of real castles?


I am glad that I am not the only one who needs and requires floor plans to work out a castle design. I feel without the castle floor plans, I will build something that is structurally wrong, and prone to an easy siege attack.

caesar2164 wrote: How do you guys build your castles without floorplans?


These other castle builders have GREAT skill in the way of castle construction. Some of these builders should have been born in medieval times and worked as architects. :)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:29 pm
by Legendary_Corsair
I look at pictures and things like that after I cant think of anything but back in mid-evil days I think they had some really good Architects. :D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:03 am
by LEGOFREAK
Carney even has tips on where to find the floor plans. Having searched for some of these, I can say its not easy. You have to search and search and search. :D
a better bet is to go to your local library or bookstore (if you prefer to keep them instead of returning them) and get books on castles. Quite often there are floor plans in the books.
Plus they will give you good ideas of what to add to your castles!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:57 pm
by Shadowviking
The Compendium of Weapons, Armour and Castles has a number of floorplans, and very cool ones at that. It also has roleplaying stats for everything, which is why I got it. Made by Palladium Books, if you're interested. It's out of print, though, so it's expensive...

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:47 am
by Jansen
Do what LEGOFreak said to do, thats what I do. Some good inspiring books are DK Eyewiteness books. They have excellent pictures in them :D !

Re: Castle Floorplans

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:06 am
by kelderic
caesar2164 wrote:How do you guys build your castles without floorplans?


It's a proccess. I built something. Then change it. Then move on to another part, and then go back and change. My castle has been under construction for the last 6 years.

Kelderic

Re: Castle Floorplans

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:40 am
by DNL
caesar2164 wrote:Do any of you know where I can get floorplans of real castles?

How do you guys build your castles without floorplans?
Thanks!


I start building without any plan and just see how it will turn out!
(most time nice)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:55 pm
by LEGOFREAK
you know, I completely missed the "how do you build question"

here's what I do -
1 get an idea what sort of castle I want to build. Concentric, fantasy, just a keep, that sort of thing.
2 build a landscape - I like to put my castles on 'scaping for realism, and because its a lot of fun to incorporate features into the castle (just like real life!) a river for a moat, a sheer cliff for one side, again.. that sort of thing.
3 lay out a foundation. I change this until it looks right
4 build build build
5 tear down bits and rebuild rebuild rebuild
6 add figures for "life"
7 take pics and show the community
8 explain why I did what I did.. optional