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