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Old 04-20-2017, 03:05 PM
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Olsztyn Castle

It seems ages since I last posted any pictures - too busy making and not photoing!

I decided it was time to make another model by GPM. I didn't want anything too ambitious so I chose one of the smaller castles.

Olsztyn is in the northern part of Poland and the castle's real name is "Zamek Kapituly Warminskiej.

Like many of the GPM buildings they are easier to make than pronounce the name. This one is 1:200 and is about 30x30 CM. The early work is making the base which takes up a lot of templates glued to card. Where I worked, most of the correspondence we received came by courier and I now have quite a collection of card and it's just right for reinforcing panels - and walls.

The parts fitted together well and I had no problems with language - there are no printed word instructions but sufficient drawings to work out what goes where. Although, the drawings were a little confusing because they kept swapping the view angle.

Despite that, it was a pleasant build of a castle that doesn't have a WOW factor but looks good despite my model making;-)

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Old 04-20-2017, 03:37 PM
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Looks pretty good. Nice graphics.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:03 PM
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Good looking model, Mike.

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Old 04-21-2017, 12:09 AM
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Very nice!
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:42 AM
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Nicely done Mike

Current build: Frauenkirche
I cut it twice and it's still too short!
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:52 PM
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A very interesting castle and a great build as usual, . Have you been there, Mike? I looked it up on the map and found it half way between Malbork and Warsaw. Although our upcoming tour travels from Malbork to Warsaw, I don't see any indication of our making a stop there. I would love to see it. BTW, I thought you were fluent in the Polish language. I must say that JSC and GPM both have such good diagrams that you wasted a lot of time trying to learn to read Polish
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