Ideally, the effective medieval fortress had impregnable walls and occupied the highest position in the surrounding countryside. It was designed to be invulnerable and to withstand long periods of siege. The Krak des Chevaliers, rebuilt by the Crusaders in the 12th and 13th centuries on a towering precipice in Syria, is among the most powerful, most imposing and best preserved of the great strongholds of the Middle Ages.
Now modelists of all ages can learn about the architecture of a bygone age and the quality of Crusader life as they construct their own model (22" x 14" x 6½") of this magnificent medieval fortress, authentically recreated here by noted illustrator and author A. G. Smith. Remarkably detailed and accurately reproduced in full color, this three-dimensional, cut and assemble model contains all of the castle's basic features, including gates, ramps, towers, wall walks, great hall, cistern and chapel tower. All pieces are rendered on heavy card stock and labeled for quick identification; easy-to-follow directions provide clear, step-by-step instructions for assembling.
A perfect tool for classroom instruction or an intriguing pastime for hobbyists, this easily affordable facsimile will delight medievalists, model builders and paper crafters at all levels of expertise.
13 pages of instructions plus 16 full-color plates.
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