My older daughter (Dana) is in Year 7 and in January she came home with some home work that got me excited … she had to make a castle. And Dana wanted to do a Motte and Bailey Castle. Oh, wow, modeller heaven. We only had two weeks so we got stuck in.
The end result
We ended up doing a reconstruction of Lütjenburg castle in Germany. We chose Lütjenburg for the simple reason that googling images for “Motte and Bailey” bring it up very quickly and it has a moat. Moats are cool and the result would be more interesting.
The model is roughly 1:150th scale. Perhaps more like 1:125th scale in places. And the palisade is probably a bit high. But hey. More or less 1:150th scale.
Step by step construction
The pictures tell the story. We captured most steps. I think we forgot to photograph gluing the sand on. Otherwise everything is below.