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  1. So here we are, concentrating on trying to make the best out of a traditional medieval French fortified village, and we find ourselves in the pissoir... What a sad fate! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
  2. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Kurt, it's been a long time since I've read the word "Vespasienne" in a sentence !!! Again, thanks again to all of you for following this thread!
  3. Some details of the wooden structures added for the moment... And the only pictures that will show the portcullis down. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  4. This time, the stone construction is done ! Let's move on to wood... Then will come the roofs. ๐Ÿ˜
  5. Xebec 1753 by Ekis - scale 1:60 - Amati kit
  6. Actually, yes, you're right: they're both true! ๐Ÿ˜‰ In history, the bastides at the base were like today's housing estates of individual houses: everything was planned in the alignment of the streets, the church and each house in the village. The wall was totally programmed to collect a precise number of buildings. But often by deformation, the word bastide was attributed to all the fortified villages over time. In my village example, I assumed that the church and then the cloister were there first. Then a small community grew around it with the arrival of a small nobleman to share the rights. So it would be normal for the enclosure and this village gate to be newer than the small monastery. Merci beaucoup ! Indeed, I'm having a lot of fun with this village. In any case as much as building my fully customized HMS Victory! ๐Ÿ˜ And once again, thank you all for your follow-up and your comments!
  7. The gate of the village has advanced quite a bit: the central stone part is almost done. The outside with the pointed arch. The interior with the half columns on each upright of the double arch. There is still a sanding, joints to be made, the top to be filled in. The towers are still being worked on, but will be glued on each side. Then will come the wood work, with the doors, the hoardings, etc... And finally the roofs. 2 series of photos of the building site, a few days apart. ๐Ÿ˜…
  8. For the moment, as long as you know how to line up stones one on top of the other, everyone is welcome ! We'll see afterwards to give them a title in the village... ๐Ÿ˜…
  9. Thank you all ! I love to read your reactions and all these comments ! I will soon be able to show you the village gate with the stone base that is going well (except the towers that still take a lot of time...). For the town fool (in French, we say the "village idiot"), I don't have a name yet, but the craziest one for the moment is me for having launched into such a project ! ๐Ÿ˜œ
  10. Thanks ! ๐Ÿ˜Š Right now, Kurt: there's still a lot of buildings to come...
  11. Some views of the progress of this door. Quite a lot of work to anticipate the construction. No plan, everything in the head, you have to be a little careful so that everything is well in place at the end... ๐Ÿ˜
  12. Thank you Popeye! ๐Ÿ˜Š The fortifications of a bastide of that time were all made for the same things: to prevent hordes of horsemen, war machines, and the invasion of a large troop that would invade the interior... it was necessary above all to protect oneself with the means available. So, we built high enough and with different defenses to slow down or even prevent access. We had to be able to close quickly with not too huge doors, an effective portcullis to stop intruders... The men of the village serving as a garrison against danger. In addition, the door was the right size for the entry of goods on an ox or horse cart to go to the market place or to store in the attics. When this village is more advanced, I have carts to put in place (I will build other things if I can). It also allowed to control, to check, but also to tax one by one everything that could enter. The herds did not enter these villages, except for the markets. Here again, a narrow gate made it possible to count and manage animals.
  13. Sorry Mateusz (and thx for your reply ), I missed your post and therefore to answer you... To age the buildings, I already use a diluted wash from AK Interactive that I usually use to age the boats (Wash for Wood), then I mix it with the Slimy Grime Dark from AK. For the moment, that's all, but when I'll go to the pedestal mounting, I'll redo the whole thing with these products, plus the vegetation between the stones, and surely some very very diluted India ink for the darkest places...

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