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Models built for the 'Castles, Forts and Siege Engines' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

The Secretary's Challenge for the summer 2017 meeting is an idea received from Chris Fry. He's proposed Castles, Forts and Siege Engines.

Your model could be a complete or part model of a castle or its defences - motte and bailey, drawbridge and portcullis etc. Or you could try siege engines such as siege towers, trebuchet or battering ram.


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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeBallister

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeBattering Ram

Built by Chris Warrell

 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeCastle Entrance Gate

Built by Brian Elvidge

In response to the Challenge, I have constructed a modeller's licence castle entrance gate, with a hand operated drawbridge and a portcullis, which can be raised and lowered by a hand operated wheel, or dropped at speed, by disengaging a ratchet a...
 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeCastle Portcullis

Built by John Clifton

 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeGrappling Hook

Built by Guy Loveridge

The model is built to a scale of 1:1. In medieval times grappling hooks were mostly used for boarding ships, but were also used for climbing castle walls.
 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeLullingstone Castle Gatehouse

Built by Brian Leach

It would have been good if the strips were horizontal but I would have run out of strips that way. The was some guesswork on the construction because I did not have an aerial view. All in all a fairly pleasing outcome.
 
 
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Built for the Castles, Forts and Siege Engines Secretary's ChallengeSiege Tower

Built by Chris Fry

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