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    Berserk's Medieval Castle Log.

    Hi guys,

    I'd like to share my current project with all of you. It is a Medieval Castle for 28-35mm scale ideally. For the whole thing I am using XPS (extruded styrofoam), polystyrene, white foam board and balsa wood sticks.

    It is work in progress which I've started video recording some time after I kicked off with this project so first few steps are missing (I am trying my best to somehow backtrack most of the steps).

    I also do not have to many pictures from before when I started with the video recording but I do have few decent quality tutorials uploaded on YouTube already.

    Please be mindful that I am a fresh starter on a YouTube my adventure with video tutorials just started so that my skills on this are not the greatest as of yet

    With your criticism I hope I will improve in time as well.

    The way how I will guide you through the process of building is rather simple. I will post a short description of video content next to the video link so that you know what to expect (CB, I hope you'll like it mate )

    Part1: Introduction.
    Brief explanation of what tools and materials I am using for this project. Also contains initial progress of the castle itself.

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    This is a Castle pic. shortly after I started documenting the progress.

    Part2&3: How to make a wooden floor.
    This is 2 videos of making a wooden floor out of the wooden sticks, I am explaining how to prep the bits and pieces. Going through few different shapes of floor, like single square shape and irregular shape for pavements, towers or other rooms.
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    Part4: How to make a walls and the towers.
    This video is a backtrack of how I've built existing walls/towers (before I started video recording). Explaining how to work with XPS and also adding simple battle damages.

    Part5: Finishing touches to the walls and the towers.
    Here I am explaining how to easy finish up the top of the towers and walls to cover styrofoam and also add nice stone pattern to the whole thing.

    Part6: Building a main gate for the castle.
    This one is about making a simple wooden gate as a centre piece for the front of the castle. Creating a template and working with wooden sticks. Simple and effective.

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    Pic. of the finished main gate with a stone reinforcements around it.

    Part7: Building a tower and dungeon doors.
    Showing how to create different types of doors made of wooden sticks. Again, working with cardboard templates and some wooden pieces. Also contains details how to create a stone reinforcements around the doors for better effect.
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    Pics. of the finished doors and some reinforcements around them already attached to the tower wall.

    Part8: Building a roof and rooftop tiles (edit. 11.06.2018).
    Step by step guide on how to create a roof for any medieval building out of foam board and cardboard.
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    Pic. of finished roof with some Frostgrave minis for a scale ref.

    Part9: Building a courtyard ground floor by using a simple tile pattern (edit. 28.06.2018)
    Quick explanation of an easy way to create realistic looking ground floor for our terrain piece.

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    Pics. showing work in progress and finished floor ready for sealing.

    Part10: Basing, sealing and priming using a basic and simple techniques (edit. 11.07.2018)
    Explaining how to in a simply way seal, base and also prime your project.
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    Pictures are showing a project ready for painting

    This is what I got so far guys. I hope you like it. If you do, leave me some comments on my YT(also like, subscribe and share) channel or just drop them here. Any criticism is a constructive one in my opinion so, please let me know what you think. I am working full-time so my hobby time is a limited one, but I am uploading stuff weekly. I will also update this log for you guys shortly after YT's so stick around

    Question for mods, should I reply to this post with the continuation as I am only allowed to add 10 files into 1 post.
    I need some more room for last few steps of making this thing...

    Last edited by Berserk007; 11-07-2018 at 16:04. Reason: updated content

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    Chapter Master nitromors's Avatar
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    Re: Berserk's Medieval Castle Log.

    Impressive work so far looking forward to more

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    Re: Berserk's Medieval Castle Log.

    Good start Berserk007.


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    OMG - such a great piece you are creating. Really nice details. I know once painted it will really bring the stone to life. I did a similar large castle project as my board centerpiece that came out really well, but yours looks to blow mine away! The one thing I did for mine was make all the components sectional so the pieces could be taken apart, not only for storage, but so I could use the gatehouse, tower, main hall, etc. as separate pieces if I wanted.

    I really look forward to seeing this progress!
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    Part11: How to paint and decorate your terrain project. (edit. 17.07.2018)
    In this video I am focusing around painting a seal terrain piece. I am using dry-brushing technique which is the best one for painting a terrain. I am also decorating painted ruins with flock and summer undergrowth (army painter stuff, absolutely lovely bits of little bushes kind of thing... As always below you will find a link to YouTube video tutorial, I hope you'll like it

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    Few pics. of the finished ruins I had to used in my video tutorial as I have lost **** loads of stuff I recorded while building a castle
    Also a little teaser of the Castle at the back
    It is finished now, and at the moment I am working on some kind of summary/ review video as for the last video from the Castle build series - stay tuned

    So, again. Go YouTube for the tutorial (there is 11 videos from the very start), LIKE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE for more stuff is coming up

    Berserk, OFF!

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    Chapter Master Little Joe's Avatar
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    Re: Berserk's Medieval Castle Log.

    A great castle and ruins. I liked the videos and explanations in them!
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