Thursday, 11 August 2011

Horseshoe tower 1/72nd

A horseshoetower, in german a Backofenturm, Schanzturm, Schalen  oder Halbschalenturm. A combination of a round tower with a square one.. to qoute wikipedia; 

The horseshoe-shaped (or D-shaped) tower is a compromise that gives the best of a round and a square tower. The semicircular side (the one facing the attacker) could resist siege engines, while the rectangular part at the back gives internal space and a large fighting platform on top

This model is designed, made and available from  Fredericus-rex and painted by Conny´s wife, Petra.
A beautifull  looking model..
Here the tower is combinred with the portcullis gate

11 comments:

  1. Very nice indeed!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  2. Stunning. It looks almost real for the detail and painting, and it seems it would be easy to play over too. Makes me want to build a castle, or at the very least design one.

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  3. Gorgeous. In both sculpt & painting.

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  4. wow excellent! You can also see horseshoe tower at the fortress of Salses:
    http://histoireduroussillon.free.fr/Thematiques/Batiments/Histoire/ChateauDeSalses.php

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  5. That's a pretty cool tower.

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