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Offline Klickteryx

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Re: Giorginettos Medieval Collection
« Reply #940 on: September 23, 2018, 20:25:30 »
Also just for defensive reasons I wouldn't think windows - and therefore more light - would be a thing you want on ground floors.

Definitely and entrances to keeps (donjon) were often higher up to make it harder to smash the door in. Playmobil keeps do this well. You have to go up stairs to get to the living areas.

I think the curtain wall height will depend on the footprint of the castle. If it's large then two walls high should be used. I assume lots of klickies will be used in this so higher walls will stand out better.

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Re: Giorginettos Medieval Collection
« Reply #941 on: September 24, 2018, 11:27:48 »
One of the things about going two high is that then you will likely feel the need to go higher on the castle as well. I often feel like the ground floor of my bigger Steck constructions is almost wasted space. It feels like a basement rather than part of the main living areas somehow. Some of that is because I don't put windows on the ground floor usually, so that's certainly a factor. (most of my castles are at the North Pole and I am concerned about snow drifts so don't put windows on the ground level) Also just for defensive reasons I wouldn't think windows - and therefore more light - would be a thing you want on ground floors.
Two high walls do seem more forbidding of course.
On the other hand a certain open quality is nice for the viewer who is looking at your diorama and big walls can get in the way of that.
Don't know if I have been much help, but those are my initial thoughts. A general vague vote int he direction of single high walls I guess.
Nice to see you posting again George!

thanks for the view and thoughts Tim. As much as I like the 2 level steck walls which do look quite impressive especially with all the 3666 banners on them ( I have over 30 on my current set up ) the single level will allow a much bigger foot print ( god knows how  I will access the centre , I need to learn to fly somehow ... :P) , if someone bothers to look at a very early diorama in my website you will understand. I want to make a complex design of inner walls as well now that I have 4 wayers and two level most certainly hide and make it almost impossible as you say Tim.... I might go crazy on Iseroths living quarters though , its already 6 storey and with the 4 wayers I will double the width ( aleluja) and probably add a couple more levels there !!!!!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Giorginettos Medieval Collection
« Reply #942 on: August 08, 2019, 09:29:29 »
... there is work in progress for the new set up. Pictures to follow soonish....  :wave:
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Re: Giorginettos Medieval Collection
« Reply #943 on: August 08, 2019, 20:47:41 »
Looking forward to it!