Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Anglo Saxon Great Hall progress

Status: finished

Really pleased with how this  model has turned out.

Just a couple of hours finishing the basing details. A shield or spear to add hear and there.
Little details such as splitting log and axe above really set the building off.
Note the floorboards running through out the inside just visible in this shot.
Firewood, I am sure wood have been stored under the overhang of the thatch.

Logs would have been split length ways .
When was the saw invented ?
I think it was later than we imagine, will look into that !
Below the other end of the hall with a shield and pair of spears proped up against the porch.

Below pictures of the hall in earlier stages of construction .

The base was painted with pva and sand for texture, prior to painting.

Close up of the side doors


  1. Why thank you, I enjoy a bit of the old modelmaking, should be finished on Monday ish?

  2. I bought this beautiful model and I have to say that I feel guilty at how much I paid. It is gorgeous. A real masterpiece. My wife saw the photo and was so impressed, she wanted to help me unpack the model when it arrived.

    The air of growing excitement in the kitchen as we dismantled the substantial packaging was rewarded with the reveal. The Great Hall was placed in the centre of the table and we just sat and admired it.

    Well done Dan! A cracking model, every bit as good in real life as in the photos above. We feel privileged to own it.


  3. Glad its gone to a good home,
    thanks for your buisness,money paid a blacksmith in norfolk to make two Iron Hares as xmas present for my better half,
    so good exchange!!