My Tudor Hall was longest project I've ever worked on taking a couple of years to finish. It started off with several different designs trying to add extra rooms onto an original medieval house and became a "H" shape. Think of each arm of the letter being a standard Playmobil house. It was like this for about a year untill I decided to extend the house again into the finished building pictured here.
There were several reasons it took so long usualy because I cant stop adding things to my large projects and because a lot of the parts were just hard to get. I've had floors from the old railway staition, plain Tudor walls from the old bakery, 4 way connectors from a farm and brown beams from the old safari. This took a lot of time to collect these parts as some are quite hard to get here in the UK, most I had to get from Germany when I could find them. This is the only drawback to customising Playmobil, I usually have to get parts from a dozen or sets, just to get the right part, but I think it can be worth all the trouble in the end.
I'm lucky enough to live close by several wonderful Tudor buildings and I wanted to try and fit all the main features of a Tudor Hall or Manor house into my design. They typicaly have lots of wings extending outward from the centre or are built around a courtyard.
I went for the extended front style with a traditional stone porch / entrance to the hall.
One of the hardest parts to do on this building was cutting the roof into shape so I could get a "T" join on the roof. It's awkard to get the right angle but with trial and error I managed it. I've even added a large chimney which extends down into the room below.
This is the view from the rear.
This is the leftside of the long gallery with the top of the stone staircase on the left and behind the yellow figure you can see the room above the stone entrance. I put a large stone fireplace into this room connecting to the chimney above.
One feature of a lot of English medieval houses was a priest h***, small rooms hidden away in walls or under floor boards.
I made mine under the stairs, with a small section of hinged walling.
This is it for this blog post and I'll add more pictures soon.