Schreiber Bogen Paper Castles
In the middle of the 19th century as well as in the 50's of the 20th century, extensive restoration work was done on the Wartburg. Through the much replenishment in the course of the centuries, many different architectural styles from the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods can be found on the Wartburg. One can understand the original condition of the castle through drawings done by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe during a visit to the Wartburg. The castle complex was originally built in the shape of a ring. In the 14th and 15th centuries the battlements Margarethengang and Elisabethgang were added to the former ring wall. The Bailiwick and the Knights' House connect to the Margarethengang. Both buildings originate from the 15th century. This building complex is also called the Front Castle. The middle part of the castle reaches from the Gate Hall to the Large Tower, also called Keep. It was built in the 19th century on the foundations of earlier buildings. In the actual Hofburg there is the "Palas" from the 12th century. It served the landgrave as a representing and residential building and is today one of the best preserved buildings of the Romanesque period. Today it houses the museum. The Knights' Bath and the Guesthouse from the 19th century and the South Tower, also called Gunpowder Tower, from the 14th century also belong to the Hofburg. The long drawn-out, somewhat irregular way of building of the Wartburg is very impressive to the present day. Ludwig II of Bavaria was inspired by the castle when he planned the building of Neuschwanstein Castle in the middle of the 19th century. In 1999 the UNESCO appointed the castle as "World Heritage of Mankind" and in doing so not only acknowledged its varied architecture, but also its great historical importance. Tools needed to complete construction: mid-sized scissors, modeling knife, water-based glue, ruler or triangle, and modeling pins. Tools Not Included.
A castle is a defensive structure seen as one of the main symbols of the Middle Ages. The term has a history of scholarly debate surrounding its exact meaning, but it is usually regarded as being distinct from the general terms fort or fortress in that it describes a residence of a monarch or noble and commands a specific defensive territory. Roman forts and hill forts were the main antecedents of castles throughout Europe, which emerged in the 9th century in the Carolingian Empire. The advent of cannon and gunpowder in the mid 13th century changed the needs of warfare in Europe, limiting the effectiveness of the castle and leading to the rise of the fort. Tools needed to complete construction: mid-sized scissors, modeling knife, water-based glue, ruler or triangle, and modeling pins. Tools Not Included.
The fairy-tale turreted castle which looms over the River Aare built in 1190 by Duke Bertold V of Zähringen and occupied by the Bernese in 1386. Its lofty halls now contains a historical museum, with the usual period furniture and militaries. The area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). The name of the city derives from the Celtic term Dunum, meaning "fortified city". It fell to Rome in 58 BC, when Roman legions conquered almost all Switzerland, and soon became one of the main centers of Roman administration in the region. Tools needed to complete construction: mid-sized scissors, modeling knife, water-based glue, ruler or triangle, and modeling pins. Tools Not Included.
Schreiber-Bogen Hohensalzburg Castle Card Model (Note that I have ordered this one and will be doing a video and tutorial on it soon. I am looking forward to this one.)
Hohensalzburg Castle is a castle in the Austrian city of Salzburg. It sits on Festungsberg hill. With a length of 250 meters and a width of 150 meters, it is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Construction of the fortress began in 1077 under Archbishop Gebhard von Helfenstein. This original design was just a basic bailey with a wooden wall. In Salzburg, the Archbishops were powerful political figures, and they expanded the castle to protect their interests. The Investiture Controversy influenced the expansion of the castle, with the Salzburg Archbishops taking the side of the Pope. The castle was gradually expanded during the following centuries. The ring walls and towers were built in 1462 under Burkhard II of Weißpriach. Prince Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach further expanded the castle. In 1515, Cardinal Matthäus Lang, who was later to become the Archbishop of Salzburg, wrote a description of the Reisszug, a very early and primitive funicular railway that provided freight access to the upper courtyard of the castle. The line still exists, albeit in updated form, and is probably the oldest operational railway in the world. The only time that the fortress came under siege was in 1525, when a group of miners, farmers and townspeople tried to oust Prince Archbishop Cardinal Matthäus Lang, but failed to take the castle. During the Thirty Years' War, Count Paris of Lodron strengthened the town's defenses, including Hohensalzburg. He added various parts to the fortress, such as the gunpowder stores and additional gatehouses. The fort was surrendered without a fight during the Napoleonic Wars. In the 19th century, it was used as a barracks, storage depot and dungeon before being abandoned as a military outpost in 1861. Tools needed to complete construction: mid-sized scissors, modeling knife, water-based glue, ruler or triangle, and modeling pins. Tools Not Included.
Burg Eltz is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. This is a castle, divided into several parts, which belong to different families or different branches of a family; this usually occurs when multiple owners of one or more territories jointly build a castle to house themselves. Only a very rich medieval European lord could afford to build a castle on his land; many of them only owned one village, or even only a part of a village. This was an insufficient base to afford a castle. Such lords lived in a knight's house, which was a simple house, scarcely bigger than those of his tenants. In some parts of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, inheritance law required that the estate be divided between all successors. These successors, each of whose individual inheritance was too small to build a castle of his own, could build a castle together, where each owned one separate part for housing and all of them together shared the defensive fortification. In case of Burg Eltz the family comprised three branches and the existing castle was enhanced with three separate complexes of buildings. The main part of the castle consists of the family portions. At up to eight stories, these eight towers reach heights of between 30 and 40 meters. They are fortified with strong exterior walls; to the yard they present a partial framework. About 100 members of the owners' families lived in the over 100 rooms of the castle. Platteltz, a romanesque keep, is the oldest part of the castle. Every room of this part of the castle could be heated; in contrast, other castles might only have one or two heated rooms. Tools needed to complete construction: mid-sized scissors, modeling knife, water-based glue, ruler or triangle, and modeling pins. Tools Not Included.
Easier Paper Castle Kits
If you don't have any model building experience you might want to start out with one of these easier kits. They are a lot of fun and still take more than a few hours to make!
I have made this exact project and I have pics and a video right here.
I have made this castle too. You can see a pic of the project just below. I also made a nice little scenery set up for it using a piece of foam board. That way I could add in water and terrain. You can see more about that project here
The Tower of London, and King Richard the LionHeart's Chateau Gaillard are here to assemble. Their tales are told and beautifully illustrated.
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