"It has six stories, a circular stairway up the right and a wizard's tower on the left. (The first photo) shows the entire front of the castle including the curtain wall (purchased foam stuff) which I had from another castle so it is not made of your stones, Bruce. |
On the main castle, the tops of the circular stair, main roof, and wizard's tower come off. The main castle is lighted with grain-of-wheat bulbs and a 12-volt transformer. Most of the rooms in the wizard's tower and circular stair have one bulb, most
of the bedrooms have two, but the dining room has four. I figured they ought to be able to see what they are eating!
(The third photo) is as close as I can get the digital camera to focus. Clockwise from the upper left they are:
The mage and his wife: She's on the balcony looking in at him and he has his back to us with a book in his hands. There is a huge long table loaded with food in the center of the room with six chairs.
The mess hall: has four groaning tables loaded with a feast. The cook is standing in front of the triple oven and there are three waitresses, the one nearest us is curtsying with her dress in her hands.
There are lots of crates and barrels to the left of the ovens and a read fabric rug on the floor. On the chimney over the far right oven is a shield with crossed weapons. Four floors have fireplaces and the chimneys all line up to one on the roof.
The throne room is below the mess hall and features a large fireplace with a roasting deer on the back wall, a tapestry on the left back wall, a huge treasure chest with chains around it on the right wall, a real fabric rug, and nine characters. It is (obviously) not completely furnished yet.
The royal bedchamber is the lower left room in the picture. I wish you could make out the details here. The king is reclining on his side on the double bed and he has two almost nude women dancing on the red fabric carpet. He has a desk, a table with all kinds of stuff on it, and lots of furnishings.
(The fourth photo) is the front door with a wizard knocking on it for perspective. The round hole has a shiny black latticework in it that doesn't show up very well on this digital picture but there is a shiny brass bell behind it that actually rings when you pull the chain.
(The fifth photo) is a close-up of the front door and the statues on the front of the belltower. There are actually eight statues (all 25 mm figures) but there are two on each side of the belltower not visible in this straight-on view. Note the gold leaf elaborate motif on the front door lintel. I actually smudged some of it off deliberately to make it look old."