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 Posted: Wed Apr 2nd, 2014 03:09 pm
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Well, I am about to embark on a project that I have wanted to do for some time and because I will be presenting a clinic on card model making in September I thought it was time to get this project up and firing. Neuschwanstein is as hard to spell as it probably will be to model but that is what I hope to achieve by September. This may not be a scale model, simply because I am unable to get drawings or dimensions to work from but I do have a floor plan and sufficient level of insanity to have a go at creating a reasonable representation of this behemoth of the architectural world. What I will do with it when it is finished I am not sure we will have to see. I will hopefully add some photos of my progress over the next few months.

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I'll be looking forward to your progress with this card modelling project Robyn. Good luck.



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What a wonderful subject.  Bit of a challenge i would think Robyn.    I expect once you get some idea of scale sorted ,it will follow on, but my what a lovely model it will make.   Good luck ,and i watch with interest.:thumbs



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If that parapet wall in front of the entrance is about 3ft 6 or 4 ft old money ,it may suggest a scale?



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sparky wrote: If that parapet wall in front of the entrance is about 3ft 6 or 4 ft old money ,it may suggest a scale?

I have calculated that model will fit into an area about 1000mm x 500mm which is good because that is the size of the base I have made. I am using the floor plan as a guide but the rest will be guesstimation at best using photos from various sources. I don't profess to be building an accurate scale model but hopefully it will look the part. I have almost completed the drawings for the front entrance and will most likely start on that later this week, once that is done I am sure the rest will just grow exponentially. Hopefully a knight in shining armour may come to rescue me once it is finished, I love a good fairytale with a happy ending.

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All I can say Robyn, is in the nicest possible way, 'you mad fool'. :mutley


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That,s what they said about the builder. Ludwig III i think .   I believe the council of the day locked him up in a madhouse for spending  so  much on fantasy castles ,hunting lodges and the like.



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sparky wrote: That,s what they said about the builder. Ludwig III i think .   I believe the council of the day locked him up in a madhouse for spending  so  much on fantasy castles ,hunting lodges and the like.

I guess that means no Knight in shining armour but rather a grubby little man in a white coat with a straight jacket....there goes my fantasy....oh dear.

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The very best of British with that Robyn.This will definitely be one to follow.



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I can't wait to see this one take shape! Keep the photos coming. It till look incredible once finished!

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Robyn,

I appreciate you building a castle from my home country. I always felt the complexity of it prohibitive and resorted to as simplified Faller-Kit which was marketed millions of years ago. The kit has been lost long ago.

By the way Sparky is right. Neuschwanstein was built by Ludwig II (not III) around 1870 (I guess) - so definitely no knights but thousands of tourists from all over the world.

If you are interested in castles with knights I'd post a photograph of the view from my window ...:cool:

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Well Robyn, you are rapidly attracting an audience as we seem to encourage madness on this forum when it comes to epic builds. We are all awaiting the first pictures to be published. I visited this castle some years ago, so will be interested in your results.

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Good Luck Robyn, I think you are going to need it. Looking forward to the step by step progress.



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Novice wrote: Well Robyn, you are rapidly attracting an audience as we seem to encourage madness on this forum when it comes to epic builds. We are all awaiting the first pictures to be published. I visited this castle some years ago, so will be interested in your results.

Bob

Hi Bob, I was wondering if you might be able to help me as I have drawn a blank with the internal wall of the entrance building. All the photos I can find are from the front side and I have no idea what the entrance hall looks like from the other side. Do you have any photos that might help me? On the floor plan there appears to be a balcony but I can't be sure.

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Hi Helmut,
I have always been fascinated with this castle and it has been a dream of mine to make a model of it even though I have never seen it. The wealth of information on the internet has made it possible to research the building and get photos of details that have always eluded me. The journey has begun so I look forward to seeing this finished over the next few weeks.

By the way I would love to see the view from your window, it sounds intriguing.

Robyn

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Robyn,

After getting enthralled in my layout, Newcastle Emlyn, in West Wales and scratch building buildings and bridges I just had to visit to see the places for myself.


That castle is waiting for you... Go on.... You know you want to!

Looking forward to the build.

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Hey Marty,
I would love to see the castle for real but unfortunately I would need a Knight in shining armour with a large treasure chest loaded with gold...the fantasy lives on!!!!

Robyn

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Surely not September 2014...?? :shock:

Wow ! This will definately be one model to follow the progress on. Where abouts are you doing the card modelling clinic ?

Cheers, Gary.



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Gary wrote: Surely not September 2014...?? :shock:

Wow ! This will definately be one model to follow the progress on. Where abouts are you doing the card modelling clinic ?

Cheers, Gary.


Yes this September, well long before then I hope.

The clinics will be at the NMRA convention here in Brisbane.

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Hello,
If the so called mad people are going to follow you I better join in looks absolutely fantastic crazy I shall sit back in my chair and watch with anticipation wont be able to give any advice but plenty of support
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