Saturday, 5 January 2013

Medieval Gibbet

Gibbet (Gibbeting) is a bit of a cover all word as it basically means  "a gallows-type structure from which the dead or dying bodies of executed criminals were hung on public display to deter other existing or potential criminals."
There were quite a few methods and types, ranging from just dangling the excecuted /dying person from a rope to the specially constructed cages. Sometimes they were also used to punish the victim for a small crime.
In this case,  the person would only spend a couple of days in the cage, although depending on the time of year (weather) and the health of the person, this could lead to death.
A couple of pics against another background.
The construction of the cage (thin card) wasn´t as difficult as I thought it would be. If  anyone´s interested I can make an "how to"

25 comments:

  1. Excellent Paul, I would never have guessed the cage was scratch made. And the tombstones in the background of your first pic are just... eerie

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  2. Another great scratch built item of yours with lots of detail to make it special

    Ian

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  3. Damn nice gibbet, working on a gallows myself at the moment.

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  4. Great gibbet, unusual and very nice looking cage!
    Phil.

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  5. Swell modeling job on the Gibbet. I know this guy, and he told me he was framed.

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    1. "he was framed" That´s a dreadfull pun :-D
      He got punished for hanging around in bars.

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  6. Fantastic work once again, your painting effect of wood and metal is very realistic.
    Yes please, would like to see how you make the cage.
    Pat.

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  7. Hola
    Muy buena la jaula de los condenados
    un saludo

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  8. I've been thinking on doing something like this, but wasn't thinking on card...

    Please, show us "how to"!

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  9. Nice piece and paintjob! Thanks for sharing these unusual scratchbuild models.

    Cheers

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  10. HI, it is a good work, specially the cage. An interesting scene

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  11. Excellent work again! And yes we want a tutorial!

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

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  12. One of the neatest scratch builds I've seen in a long time. And I want to know how you got that figure into the cage. Kind of like a ship in a bottle thing.

    Please do the how to on this Paul :)

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    1. Thanks Anne.
      How to get the bod in the cage? He was threatened with being used as a conversion :-D
      it didn´t work out 100% as I wanted. Both his arms were supposed to be sticking through the bars. To get him in...all I did was slightly squash the cage to make it oval..slid him in using tweezers to hold him by the head, then reshaped the cage into a circle. The bottom of the cage was then sealed up.
      I´ll make another..I need one for Bodstonia and those pesky Pirates

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  13. You are a clever sod Paul! That's an excellent model! I think we all need the "how to" please!

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  14. very good Paul! Realistic and proportionate. Greetings

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  15. Very nice work indeed Paul - I find that pieces like this which are scratch built are the most satisfying to complete. Would love to see a 'How To'

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  16. Very good scratchbuild gibet!
    and I like the background!

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  17. that is very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now just put some naughty bods in there whenever they mis-behave

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  18. Hi Paul,

    This one I like very very much! Another one of your excellent creation.

    Warm regards and happy new year!

    Ben

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  19. Fantastic work as always, Paul. Sorry for not visiting more often, but your blog is one of the few that doesn't open up when I'm a "work" - any way, best wishes to you for 2013. Dean

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  20. Great looking piece really like the scratch built cage!

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