Monday, 5 September 2011

Zvezda Siege tower

This is one BIG model!!! 20cm´s tall, 9cm´s wide and 11 cm´s deep!!
Tons of brown paint and hours of drybrushing involved.
Fitted easily together...a small gap between the front and side panels (below the drawbridge) but strapping it up with rubberbands as it glued closed it.
Here´s another example of the tower over at Peter´s Cave Blog 
I gave the cow hides one general colour and used a bit of middle gloss to give them a wet look  (they used to tip water over them to stop fires being started on the bare wood by the defender)
One of the good things about this kit is the working draw bridge. The fit is tight enough so that when the bridge is hoisted up it stays put.
The woodwork on the kit is very neatly done ..which doesn´t really look quite right somehow...a bit like it was made using power tools, so I hacked the planks up like here on the drawbridge......
....and here on the tower. 

18 comments:

  1. Paul:

    Nice work! I agree it is a large model. In fact, I added some height to the one I have and use it for 28mm! Best, Dean

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  2. Very nice and big too, lovely job.

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  3. Very nice PAul. Would it work with 28mm?

    Simon

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  4. Hey Paul. You finally built it. That took ages man :-D

    Very nice work on the wood. A bit pale for my taste, but good choice of the colors. And yours is working as well.

    Reminds me on the one I've builded (http://peterscave.blogspot.com/2011/05/zvezda-siege-tower.html) ;-)

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

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  5. Thanks :-d
    @Simon...yep it looks fine with 28mm
    @Peter..I only bought it last week :-D my photos seem to have a way of making everything look lighter...like the saxon houses...:-/
    I looked for the tower on your blog...I was going to link it up as I can´t think of seeing another anywhere else apart from yours..I´ll do it now.
    Cheers
    paul

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  6. looks great Paul might get one myself!

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  7. A great build, but it is massive.The wood grain is a cracking touch.

    Cheers Rich.

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  8. So those are Perry's? Clearly it would work! Could make a fine Heliopolis, that.

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  9. Thanks Paul! And if you want some more examples, there are more on Benno's.

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

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  10. That's a whopper. Very nice paint job.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  11. Wonderful!!! Great model nicely finished off. The Lord of Styro on the Fome wont be quite as cocky now :-)

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  12. Nice model (I always wanted to buy it)!
    Great work Paul.
    T.

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  13. A lot of advanced ingenuity went into these infernal machines. It was a good call to roughen up the wood. Over on Gataskog from Sweden, a Bennos man, there is a rickety staircase on a house that looks very much like you are describing.
    Hey it looks like the Angry Lurker up on top there with his Arrow.

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  14. Stunning, love a bit of seige work, reminded me of Kingdom of Heaven movie.

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  15. Very nice model Paul. Nice work on the painting and drybrushing.

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  16. Bloomin nice. Great detailing!

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