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Author Topic: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm,the painting begins  (Read 1911 times)

Offline anton ryzbak

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     A friend of mine has asked me to build him some terrain for a Border Reivers skirmish game that he is into. I have started on a Scottish Bastle House and I'm most excited to get this project into action! First steps can be seen below



       The full story of my progress can be found on my blog https://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2023/05/proxxie-goes-to-border-marches.html
« Last Edit: June 03, 2023, 03:37:19 AM by anton ryzbak »

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2023, 05:11:36 AM »
Nice, there Was a great article in a wargames illustrated once from memory

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Offline scotty

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2023, 06:08:52 AM »
Looks great, can't wait to see the finished building

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2023, 09:15:46 AM »
Super. I suspect that the staircase up the outside will be a later addition - originally access to the upper floor will have been by a ladder.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2023, 10:54:55 AM by Paul Richardson »

Offline anton ryzbak

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm, now with shingles
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2023, 10:59:50 PM »


I had a little free-time so I finished the stone work and shingled the roof, you can follow the fun (or lack thereof!) here: https://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2023/05/stones-and-shingles.html

Offline anton ryzbak

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm, Barmkion added!
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2023, 03:19:40 PM »


I had a few minutes of time so I added a barmkin to the my bastle house. I used an imprinted roller to do the random stone in the walls, saves a TON of time. More here:  https://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2023/05/daddy-what-is-barmkin.html
« Last Edit: May 24, 2023, 03:21:34 PM by anton ryzbak »

Offline gostgost13

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm, Barmkin added!
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2023, 03:34:49 PM »
http://www.matthewpemmott.co.uk/2007/05/beetham-hall-beetham.html    We have them in north Lancs/Cumbria as well

Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm, Barmkin added!
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2023, 04:09:03 PM »
It already looks fantastic in this early state, looking forward to see the finished version.

Offline anton ryzbak

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm, Barmkin added!
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2023, 09:14:08 PM »
@gostgost13,  That is quite an impressive structure. It must have been truly grand in its heyday!

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Scratchbuilding A Scottish Bastle House in 28mm, Barmkin added!
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2023, 12:36:16 PM »
Tremendous. I'm really enjoying this thread. An alternative situation for a bastle would be among the ruins of Roman forts on or behind Hadrian's Wall. I know that bastles were built among the ruins at both Housesteads and Birdoswald, and they may have been built at other forts for all I know. Because the builders used the stones from the forts, the walls of the bastle would presumably have had quite a regular appearance - Thirlwall castle near Gilsland, where my mother played as a girl, is an example of a more substantial fortification built using Roman materials and I imagine that the stone-work of the bastles might well have been similar.   

Offline anton ryzbak

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Paul Richardson,
           I would certainly avail myself of ready-cut stone from a Roman ruin if I were building during the 1500s, think of the labor that would be saved! Having a supply of dressed stone to hand would definitely add a very regular appearance to the building. Plus the Romans were known to have a pretty good eye for the lay of the land, if they built a fort there it was probably an excellent bit of real estate.

Offline anton ryzbak

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With all of the larger structures finished it was time to start on the finer details, first up was windows and gunports.  You can follow the action here: https://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2023/05/windows-and-gunports-on-bastle-house.html

Offline Metternich

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Coming together really well.

Offline Paul Richardson

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Anton: although a significant cause of the destruction of the Wall was the building of the B6318, I'm sure the locals played their part, taking stones to incorporate into their own buildings. Apparently there were stones in my grandfather's family farm at Kellah which looked Roman, and that is 5 miles south of the Wall.

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Amazing detail ....wow.

 

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