Castle Mystery Solved!

Earlier this week, I posted about my new vacuum formed plastic castle that came from Germany. While the seller didn't identify which castle it was, I loved it and the price enough to buy it anyway. It will be perfect for my games!

The mystery remained, though, until I posted my blog post to The Miniatures Page. Lo and behold, today, a user by the name "thehawk" pointed me to a site that led to identification.

I am the proud owner of a 1983 version of an Elastolin "Ritterburg" (aka generic "castle")

As seen here on this site: http://deerbe.com/unt/13383-elastolin_hausser_ritterburg.html

The picture from the site


My castle


Perfect match! (Except that I still need a drawbridge, but that's coming after April...)

Interestingly, as I look through this site, I find that there appears to be at least one other "close" version of this castle, with some decreasing quality in the piece.


Regardless, I'm glad to have found a match. I'm still not sure that it actually models a real castle, though.

BTW, if you don't already use The Miniatures Page as a resource, I highly recommend it as a research and techniques site. Some of the folks there have some very deep knowledge of our hobbies and various pieces.


Comments

grodog said…
Cool, and thanks for the Elastolin castles site link, too!

See you at GaryCon :D

Allan.