Amazing castle diorama

Started by FierceKitty, 09 June 2022, 03:47:54 AM

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Fantastisch!!   

The good news is that the standard is so impossibly far beyond my 1/160 terrain abilities that I don't have to attempt to reach it. 

But I expect other forum members will match it in all future game action shots.   :d  :d

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Except that those models were made by a Czech and not a German?

Still very impressive work.
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Ah, well, if they will post in German....'žíš Marie!
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That's a fantastic piece of work and very well photographed as well.  I've tried some outdoor pictures with some of our display pieces and it's a nightmare getting the focus and lighting to work 'naturally'.
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I have a feeling I've been given the Apollonian treatment....
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It does remind us that n gauge model railway terrain is great for 10mm wargaming, I have a collection of Shreiber-Boten Kartonmodellbau 1/160 card buildings which are great for Napoleonics and WW2 in Germany.

All we need to find now is an equivalent for French, Dutch, Russian, Finnish, Belgian and Turkish n-gauge model railway enthusiasts.....

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That certainly looks impressive!

Steve J

Most impressive work for sure.

Big Insect

It looks very much like the castle it is apparently based upon Haut-Keonigsbourg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_du_Haut-Koenigsbourg

I have 'played' in it as a member of Co.Saint George (Swiss C15th living history) which was fun - especially doing night guard duty on the ramparts looking down on the river-valley below.

However, it is actually an early C20th reproduction/re-build castle - based on an original but still heavily modified and it is in Alsace.

But it is, as stated by others, a most impressive model.
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 :-bd  =D>  :-bd  =D>  :-bd  =D>

Not often you hear night guard duty described as fun ;)
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QuoteThat's a fantastic piece of work and very well photographed as well.  I've tried some outdoor pictures with some of our display pieces and it's a nightmare getting the focus and lighting to work 'naturally'.
I wondered if the skys were photoshopped in, rather than they had been taken against the sky. Would need some careful positioning of the model to avoid background objects and still get the sky in. 


With taking photos outside, I wonder if using a diffuser to soften the light might help with small scale models - I've not taken many pictures of models outside, but the few times it does give a much better level of light. 
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Quote from: paulr on 09 June 2022, 08:08:36 PM:-bd  =D>  :-bd  =D>  :-bd  =D>

Not often you hear night guard duty described as fun ;)

It involved a lot of beer & wine and some very welcoming young ladies from a local Alsace re-enactment group  ;)

I'd suggest that had there been a sneak night attack, they'd probably have walked in via the front gate unchallenged as most of the night-watch were very pre-occupied! Although the hike up the mountain might have left them very short of breath upon arriving at the top  :D
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