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Ship-lap or clapboard (clabbered) timber siding came into vogue in the Victorian era and continued afterwards as a convention. I’d love to see you guys sculpt a Victorian (Steampunk? Horror? Steampunk-Horror?) campaign!! Areal Munsters or Addams Family vibe – the look of the original B&W tv shows !!
How about providing lead-flashed roofs for castle towers and keeps (any and all), as well as churches/cathedrals, and great halls, as was done historically?
The Church of England is currently following a policy replacing 1940s copper roofs] with the original material – lead – whenever roof repairs are undertaken, as the copper roofs have proved too light …, being prone to lift in strong winds and develop leaks …
Spot-on! Thank you! I get discouraged – so nice to feel validated!
I dunno, I would much rather see the “fantasy” models adapted to a parallel line of actual medieval models before they shift focus over to futuristic stuff.
“Fantasy” is supposed to be “medieval fantasy” and no one in the industry is actually making medieval models, just a mash-up of Renaissance (Tudor) thru the 19th century.
Lots of historic medieval tabletop battles get played, so it isn’t just about catering to what I’m sure many people would call “niche” TRPG gamers.
I keep buying the files … but getting more sad and disappointed as the years pass by while the industry continues to leave this unaddressed. 🙁
This is a great improvement in flexibility, but having to have a band of stone or wood beam imbedded in what should be a plain expanse of masonry for every 10ft of wall height as shown in the photos for those items is frustrating. I’m curious why they were designed that way.
They certainly weren’t built that way, way back then.
I have a similar problem with stacking buttresses, too. One course of buttress pieces alone on the ground floor doesn’t even begin to cut it. .
Come to think of it, the same is true of pillars in general.
We should be able to cluster them up to 2in wide, maybe 3, and stack. them as high as we need, and there should be a half-height pillar for using in stone cellars/dungeons, to support the arches of the cross-vaulting or barrel vaults. Just the ribs are needed, so as not to obscure visibility, but masonry vaulting was of huge importance all the way through the Victorian era.
It doesn’t seem like this would take that much work to from where you are to get there …
What are your thoughts?
For whatever it’s worth, I am right there with Jason.