Monday, January 20, 2014

Building a medieval church

I still havent painted more then 4 mounted minis this year due to my neck problem, but at least I manage to start the build of a Medieval Church.

During april it have been 550 years sins the Bishop of Linköping with the Swedish rebel forces managed to beat the Danish King and the Union forces at the Battle at Haraker, just outside of Västerås in Sweden. More about the battle in 1464 later on but I need a church as that was a significant part of the battlefield.

Unfortunate the today church in Haraker look nothing like the medieval one as it have gone through several addons. But with the information I got from several sources like historical accounts and excavation reports for example I will tyr to build me a Medieval Haraker church...

The Haraker Church today in a 1795 design...

The First church in Haraker was probably a wooden one built in the 12th century, the first Stone church was built during the 14th century and during my gaming period the i.e. 1450-1480 the church did go throught a major rebuild, they got a brick ceiling, new brick porch and a brick/wood bell tower.

Inspirational picture so you ge an Idéa of about how it could have looked like, of course this church also have gone through some alternation like the windows are from the 17th centery. The Haraker chruch also had a internal tower to the left.

More building pictures in a day or so...

13 comments:

  1. I am looking to see this project develop

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  2. Sounds like a real challenge Michael! Good luck!

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  3. Sounds like you have a good plan Michael. Look forward to seeing the church develop

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  4. Bad news with the neck still troubling you. Hope you gett well soon. Looking forward to see your church!

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  5. Don't keep us in suspense too long - any WIP shots greatly appreciated!

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  6. Looking forward to this build as I quite fancy doing something similar in the summer.

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  7. Looking forward, Michael. A great project!

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  8. I cant wait to see you tackle this your work never fails to impress

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  9. I'm pretty sure this will be an amazing project again!

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  10. I will be very interest to see how it looks like as I want to make one for my Baltic Crusades project:).

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  11. Looking forward to seeing WIPs and the finished piece! I'm sure it will be just as amazing as the rest of your work.

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  12. Thanks for raising the pressure;)

    More pictures soon...

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