in Medieval scenery and accessories
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:41 am
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Hi All, our last buildind project "Tower House" 1:72 is finished :cheers: Dimensions: Width = 150 mm Depth = 100 mm Height = 250 mm Material: Resin, Dental Plaster and Cardboard
Served as pattern the "Tower House" Smailholm Tower.
The tower House Irish caisleán appeared in Britain and Ireland starting from the "High Middle Ages".
Such buildings were constructed in the wilder parts of Britain and Ireland, particularly in Scotland, and throughout Ireland, until at least up to the 17th century. The remains of such structures are dotted around the Irish and Scottish countryside, with a particular concentration in the Scottish Borders where they include peel towers and bastle houses. Some are still intact and even inhabited today, while others stand as ruined shells.
Tower houses are often called castles, and despite their characteristic compact footprint size, they are formidable habitations and there is no clear distinction between a castle and a tower house. In Scotland a classification system has been widely accepted based on ground plan, such as the L Plan Castle style, one example being the original layout (prior to enlargement) of Muchalls Castle in Scotland.