Elastolin Castle and Figures
For something different, I wanted to share a project I’ve been working on for about a year-and-a half.
The diorama sits on a table I built out of plywood and 2×4. For a little automation effect, I built a turntable for the mounted knights to “ride around.” A motor from a rotisserie rotates the turntable. See last pic below for more detail – and click the link for:
The castle and the figures are manufactured by the German company, O&M Hausser (O&M Haußer). I got them as a kid when living in Germany in the early 1980’s
The background is hand painted (oil on plywood) as well as the town and cathedral (oil on canvas). I based the cathedral on the Bamberger Dom St. Peter und St. Georg, in Bamberg, Germany. For the landscape, my daughter and I used Woodland Scenics plaster sheets (super easy to use).