Friday, 4 September 2015

Church. Part 3?

      As the title suggests this is another post on a model church, but unlike parts 1&2, I thought I would try something completely different, I wanted the quint essential English village medieval church;

    First thing first, it turned out slightly more fortified than I had planned. I had this idea in my head (which it largely kept to) and it wasn't quite this fortified, but I have been reading the Anarchy series of books by Griff Hoskin and quite enjoying them, and for all the faults the books have (don't make me start listing them) the one idea that really stuck in my head was the idea of the lord making sure the church was more than just a religious site, it was a military refuge for the villagers. You make it strong enough to hold out until relief and this one is very much looking like it could do that.

     The model is made up of two main parts; The tower was a plastic kit that I picked up the year I first got into the hobby and I'm not even going to try and work out how old that makes it and as such I have no idea about the company. The chapel itself is from the Tabletop Workshop range and is a much more recent addition and was a monster to try any sort of conversion work on.

     The gargoyle on the back is from an old GW kit, I've got a bits box* that would make a grown man cry and this was one of the gems it spat out at me this time.

* Box is a loose term for what it actually is . . .

      While the gargoyle? on the front is probably my first attempt at doing any modelling with greenstuff and has been on the tower since I first made it and I just couldn't bring myself to change it. Who knows what sort of evil spirit that face is keeping away, personally I think it is doing a good job.

     So in conclusion; While the building does look exactly as it is, a tower and a chapel, that isn't uncommon for this period in history, towers are expensive afterall. Overall I am really pleased with how this turned out, it has been sitting in the corner of my mind demanding to be built for quite some time and now it is out there and the lift music can start again.

Thanks for reading


  1. Great job Mike and, of course, totally unique. I think you are challenging village church there and I love the gargoyles!

    1. Thanks Michael. I'm just glad it worked!

  2. Lovely job dude! That's going to make a fine centre piece for a battle. I like the graveyard too.

    1. Thanks Bob. Been in the planning stage for a very long time. More graveyard next!