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Offline Malamute

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Castle Dracula - Revisited
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:52:01 AM »
Seeing Dinohunterpoa's thread on creating a vertical vampire's castle made me revisit my Castle Dracula model. I built this probably 20 years ago and it was one of the first things I showed on LAF back in 2006 lol

It made from several GW Mighty Fortresses cut up, repositioned and stuck together, lots of plastic sheet for roof tiles, and balsa wood.

It has been boxed up in the loft for the past ten years waiting patiently for an opportunity to see the light of day or would that be darkness.... ;)

 I thought it might be nice to show it off once again ;)











« Last Edit: January 19, 2018, 10:55:01 AM by Malamute »
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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 11:00:44 AM »
You’re full of surprises   8) :-*

I wonder what else your ceiling joists are groaning under the weight of  :D
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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 11:49:37 AM »
Brilliant!
Never has there been a better use of that GW Fortress.
 :-* :-*

But....20 years ago....???
Did you really make this whilst still in primary school...?
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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 11:57:06 AM »
Wow! That's some castle,looks huge ! Wonder what else is in that loft  :o lol
Any chance of seeing some of the mins in situ ?
Cheers
Keith


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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 12:16:49 PM »

Malamute, I remember that a long time ago those pictures inspired a bunch of friends of mine to start vampire hunting as a hobby!  ;) 

And once again I must say: that's a perfectly WOW model, CONGRATULATIONS!!!  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

BTW: if I recall correctly, your awesome DRACULA production is yet waiting for completion...  :D
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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 12:17:27 PM »
 Any chance of seeing some of the mins in situ ?
Cheers
Keith
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Found these, not much help I know  lol







Count Dracula as an old man.





The Count grown young again.



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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 12:58:02 PM »
Fantastic!! 
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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 01:02:17 PM »
A few more, still not in situ, but it's amazing what you find when you go looking  lol

Van Helsing



Harker



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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 01:02:43 PM »
Thanks Nick,nice mins though some of those gargoyles could be considered NSFW  ;)  lol
Love the van Helsing mini,very Anthony Hopkins,he's Welsh you know  ;) :)
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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2018, 01:04:08 PM »
Thanks Nick,nice mins though some of those gargoyles could be considered NSFW  ;)  lol

 lol

Wait until you see some of the lady Vampires ;) lol

I might drag this out for BLAM this year, I've been threatening to do it for the last couple, but have always stumbled when it comes to what rules to use. I always used to play the old Vampire Wars rules, which copped a lot of flack for the way they were written and proof read. I have never really got to grips with Empire of the Dead. I might just have to work out my own with a little help from the rules Meister... ;)
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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2018, 01:19:25 PM »

Love the van Helsing mini,very Anthony Hopkins,he's Welsh you know  ;) :)

 lol

Vampires, there's loveleeeey ;) lol

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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2018, 01:31:34 PM »
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I thought it might be nice to show it off once again

I'm glad you did show it off, I've never seen it before. What a great castle!   :-*  I have quite a bit of GW Mighty Fortress parts and other castle bits up in the roof. Maybe I should get some of them out and copy emulate your superb model. Probably, I'll just think about though!   ;)



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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2018, 01:40:18 PM »

Blimey, thats alot of castle :o

Go for it, build one! ;D

If I was making it today I would certainly do things differently on it and change the design somewhat.

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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2018, 01:40:28 PM »
Ah, yes, I remember. You were one of the stalwarth but few champions of the overly complicated  Westwind Gothic Horror rules.

That's a great build. Put it to use again!

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Re: Castle Dracula - Revisited
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2018, 01:46:16 PM »
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Blimey, that's a lot of castle

Yes, a couple of years ago I went mad on eBay for a while, buying up lots of parts and incomplete sets.

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Go for it, build one!

Inspired by your build, I may have a look through the boxes next time I'm in the roof!   ;)

 

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