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Author Topic: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Workplace 1475 - photo sent 5/5/2024  (Read 6081 times)

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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I am thinking about a maintenance workshop for a medieval army on campaign.

I am not sure what to include but essentially, it will be a shed with a small group of blacksmiths, armorers and carpenters.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2024, 07:30:07 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Workplace
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2024, 12:18:52 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this.

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2024, 09:54:09 AM »
I see a large medieval tent with a portable smithy, some carts/wagons and many metal details such as pieces of dented armour, broken weapons etc in your future...

Great idea :)

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2024, 04:17:33 PM »
Today, I have been working on 26 WW2 figures from Offensive Miniatures that are on my painting table, but I have also been doing some planning for BSC2024.

I also spent at least an hour sorting through various leftovers and bits boxes.

I found some roof tile plasticard from last years BSC2023 15th C Swiss Church, which should be enough for a small shed or two.

I also found some plasticard sheets, strips and rods in useful sizes that could be used to make benches and shacks.

I already have various medieval wagons, some of which could be repurposed.

I have a lot of Perry plastic sprues leftover from my Agincourt and Swiss / Burgundian Wars projects.

There are certainly enough to litter the workshop with swords, lances, pikes, armour, bows, arrows, and crossbows.

@Deothar - rather than a tent, I am thinking about a commandeered village blacksmith's building with various temporary covered stalls built adjacent to it.

These will be timber frameworks and awnings rather like craftsmen and traders build at at historical re-enactment events.

« Last Edit: March 03, 2024, 04:19:30 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2024, 04:55:43 PM »
I have done some research and found inspiration in an article about Guedelon Castle in France.

This is a massive living history project to build a castle and learn how medieval craftsmen made things.

https://frompariswithlove-becky.blogspot.com/2018/05/guedelon-castle-part-ii-workshops-and.html
https://www.burgundy-tourism.com/discover-burgundy/heritage-sites-and-museums/top-10-must-see-chateaus/guedelon-medieval-worksite/

I have sorted through my left over Perry medieval sprues and made my first two craftsmen.
These have heads from the Agincourt sets and bodies from the WOTR sets, which means a lot of drilling to make a new neck for each head from left over sprue.

I also found parts for three left over Zvezda 1/72 wheeled siege mantlets which became hand carts.






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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2024, 07:51:28 PM »
Looks like you're off to a good start.
My current project...Classic Wargame - An experiment in 24" of wargaming!

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=140633.new#new

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2024, 09:11:50 PM »
Guedelon is absolutely fantastic. I've been following them for quite a while now and it's experimental archeology at its best. When I go that way again, I will for sure pay a visit to the site  8)

You've already made a few characters that would fit right in :)

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2024, 07:07:17 AM »
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No! he is off to a good...CART.  :D

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2024, 09:09:47 AM »
Thank-you both. lol

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2024, 10:52:55 AM »
very nice start indeed
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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2024, 11:07:43 AM »
Lovely stuff. There is a very good book that goes with the project build of the castle showing all the building techniques etc. Its called the ," Medieval Castle" by Haynes.

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Re: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Army Repair Workshop
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2024, 03:08:08 PM »

This week, I made some anvils and a medieval field forge with two bellows.

I went to the model shop and bought an Excel Mitre Box and Razor Saw and an Amato Master Cut (mini guillotine)

Today, I have built a wooden shed - like a real one but small.


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That looks awesome!! 8)

I love the shed's construction, but also the various pieces of equipment, such as the anvils, bellows and workbenches. Very nice indeed :)

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That is some very impressive work!

Offline Lost Egg

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Lovely work, it's really coming to life. I like the construction for the shed too.

 

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