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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Norman manor house info required
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2020, 09:41:58 AM »
Starting to get ideas down on paper, i will use the Sarrisa precision manor house as a shell another building or 2 as well, vegetable plot and herb garden. The walls I was thinking of using MDF again as a base and cover in plasticard like the church I made. Just got to think of how to finish the tip of the walls

If you mean the stone quoins on the corners of the building your best bet is to buy the kit ones from Peco. Easy to fit and hides unsightly joins of mdf and plastic card.
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Re: Norman manor house info required
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2020, 12:13:26 PM »
Pat of Wargaming with Silver Whistle made his walls from 2” foam
Wargamers do it on a table.
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Offline olyreed

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Re: Norman manor house info required
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2020, 12:24:18 PM »
Thank you for the replies, I'm a bit stumped on what type of stone finish for the manor house. I'm gonna use plasticard like on the church in another thread but was thinking on a different style. Does anyone have ideas, I'm looking at the Slater's random stone sheets or the stone course one

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Norman manor house info required
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2020, 01:17:56 PM »
I’d go with coursed stone for the manor house itself. If you have some lesser outbuildings then the rubble might make a subtle change.

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Re: Norman manor house info required
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2020, 01:22:19 PM »
From my experience way back when I was working at Durham Cathedral (we had a lot of input from Durham Uni Archaeology Dept) layered and mortared cut blocks in courses (with lime) is the look you want to go for.

Of course this depends on how much the owner would spend but good defence in the 11th Century beats weak defence.

Offline olyreed

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Re: Norman manor house info required
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2020, 01:37:31 PM »
Thanks for the replies

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Re: Norman manor house info required
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2020, 01:58:56 PM »
Alternatively, many of the buildings would have had a white wash applied to the exterior.  So a light plaster look would also be appropriate.
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