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Hogwarts from Harry Potter by shad-brooks Hogwarts from Harry Potter :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 61 22 HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane, cross section by shad-brooks HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane, cross section :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 130 25 HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane, reverse scene by shad-brooks HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane, reverse scene :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 62 10 HONORGUARD, The castle of Morane, full scene by shad-brooks HONORGUARD, The castle of Morane, full scene :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 117 18 HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane by shad-brooks HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 52 2 The Sword of Laban from the Book of Mormon by shad-brooks The Sword of Laban from the Book of Mormon :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 126 29 Vered Jericho Sword of Ancient Israel, 600BC STEEL by shad-brooks Vered Jericho Sword of Ancient Israel, 600BC STEEL :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 183 44 Shadiversity shirts 2 by shad-brooks Shadiversity shirts 2 :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 15 5 Shadiversity shirts 1 by shad-brooks Shadiversity shirts 1 :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 9 11 Shad-Rage meme examples by shad-brooks Shad-Rage meme examples :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 39 14 Let's make a meme, presenting SHAD-RAGE by shad-brooks Let's make a meme, presenting SHAD-RAGE :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 25 6 The Coat of Arms of Shad M Brooks by shad-brooks The Coat of Arms of Shad M Brooks :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 27 6 Elmslie typology sword models by shad-brooks Elmslie typology sword models :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 53 5 Elmslie Typology of single edged medieval swords by shad-brooks Elmslie Typology of single edged medieval swords :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 125 27 Regalium sword sizes by shad-brooks Regalium sword sizes :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 35 4 Regalium (fancy fantasy sword) by shad-brooks Regalium (fancy fantasy sword) :iconshad-brooks:shad-brooks 34 1

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Hogwarts from Harry Potter
A Sketchup 3D model exported to DAE that outlines the basic layout of Hogwarts, the school for witchcraft and wizardry. The full model can be downloaded here.
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HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane, cross section

Animated video of Honorguard: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gklykp…

Honorguard is my tribute to the awesomeness of historical castles and to a lesser extent classic fantasy castles too. There are two fantasy elements in this design, the primary tower (The Donjon) and the large feature windows on the secondary tower. Fantasy castle designs like this are inspired by architecture outside the medieval period and they’re accentuated more than they were historically, yet they still could have been built with medieval technology.

Everything else in this castle’s design is very historically authentic and functional, with a concentric layout, accurate battlements (Including MACHICOLATIONS!), several gatehouses with multiple portcullis, drawbridges and murder holes. The bailey comes complete with stables, barracks, soldier’s mess, blacksmith, well, granary, tiltyard, animal pens and wood shelters. The main keep is fully designed internally on each level, fully defended with battlements, entry halls that are kill zones with false floors and murder holes, guardrooms connected to the outer walls that are internally separated from the living and administration areas. The undercroft has a dungeon, treasury, cesspit, a cistern, and oubliettes. The servant’s floor has a large kitchen bedrooms and storerooms. The main floor has several feast halls, a great hall and a chapel. The family floor has the Solar, dining rooms and some bedrooms with more bedrooms above, all with their own fireplace. On the highest floor of the main keep before the two towers is a grand Ballroom.

The model was made in SketchUp.

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HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane, reverse scene

Animated video of Honorguard: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gklykp…

Honorguard is my tribute to the awesomeness of historical castles and to a lesser extent classic fantasy castles too. There are two fantasy elements in this design, the primary tower (The Donjon) and the large feature windows on the secondary tower. Fantasy castle designs like this are inspired by architecture outside the medieval period and they’re accentuated more than they were historically, yet they still could have been built with medieval technology.

Everything else in this castle’s design is very historically authentic and functional, with a concentric layout, accurate battlements (Including MACHICOLATIONS!), several gatehouses with multiple portcullis, drawbridges and murder holes. The bailey comes complete with stables, barracks, soldier’s mess, blacksmith, well, granary, tiltyard, animal pens and wood shelters. The main keep is fully designed internally on each level, fully defended with battlements, entry halls that are kill zones with false floors and murder holes, guardrooms connected to the outer walls that are internally separated from the living and administration areas. The undercroft has a dungeon, treasury, cesspit, a cistern, and oubliettes. The servant’s floor has a large kitchen bedrooms and storerooms. The main floor has several feast halls, a great hall and a chapel. The family floor has the Solar, dining rooms and some bedrooms with more bedrooms above, all with their own fireplace. On the highest floor of the main keep before the two towers is a grand Ballroom.

The model was made in SketchUp.

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HONORGUARD, The castle of Morane, full scene

Animated video of Honorguard: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gklykp…

Honorguard is my tribute to the awesomeness of historical castles and to a lesser extent classic fantasy castles too. There are two fantasy elements in this design, the primary tower (The Donjon) and the large feature windows on the secondary tower. Fantasy castle designs like this are inspired by architecture outside the medieval period and they’re accentuated more than they were historically, yet they still could have been built with medieval technology.

Everything else in this castle’s design is very historically authentic and functional, with a concentric layout, accurate battlements (Including MACHICOLATIONS!), several gatehouses with multiple portcullis, drawbridges and murder holes. The bailey comes complete with stables, barracks, soldier’s mess, blacksmith, well, granary, tiltyard, animal pens and wood shelters. The main keep is fully designed internally on each level, fully defended with battlements, entry halls that are kill zones with false floors and murder holes, guardrooms connected to the outer walls that are internally separated from the living and administration areas. The undercroft has a dungeon, treasury, cesspit, a cistern, and oubliettes. The servant’s floor has a large kitchen bedrooms and storerooms. The main floor has several feast halls, a great hall and a chapel. The family floor has the Solar, dining rooms and some bedrooms with more bedrooms above, all with their own fireplace. On the highest floor of the main keep before the two towers is a grand Ballroom.

The model was made in SketchUp.

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HONORGUARD, The Castle of Morane

Animated video of Honorguard: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gklykp…

Honorguard is my tribute to the awesomeness of historical castles and to a lesser extent classic fantasy castles too. There are two fantasy elements in this design, the primary tower (The Donjon) and the large feature windows on the secondary tower. Fantasy castle designs like this are inspired by architecture outside the medieval period and they’re accentuated more than they were historically, yet they still could have been built with medieval technology.

Everything else in this castle’s design is very historically authentic and functional, with a concentric layout, accurate battlements (Including MACHICOLATIONS!), several gatehouses with multiple portcullis, drawbridges and murder holes. The bailey comes complete with stables, barracks, soldier’s mess, blacksmith, well, granary, tiltyard, animal pens and wood shelters. The main keep is fully designed internally on each level, fully defended with battlements, entry halls that are kill zones with false floors and murder holes, guardrooms connected to the outer walls that are internally separated from the living and administration areas. The undercroft has a dungeon, treasury, cesspit, a cistern, and oubliettes. The servant’s floor has a large kitchen bedrooms and storerooms. The main floor has several feast halls, a great hall and a chapel. The family floor has the Solar, dining rooms and some bedrooms with more bedrooms above, all with their own fireplace. On the highest floor of the main keep before the two towers is a grand Ballroom.

The model was made in SketchUp.

Render done with the Twilight render plugin.

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shad-brooks
Shad brooks
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Australia
Current Residence: australia
Favourite genre of music: classical
Favourite style of art: Comic book
Skin of choice: Human
Favourite cartoon character: Kenshin Himura
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Groomsman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
I would like to say that I’m a big fan you helped me understand about the medieval and ancient periods better than any teacher that I’ve had
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Jayko-15 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2018
hey Shad I have a request, Do you think you can do a realistic or more Accurate version of my OC Drill Claw? Drill Claw by Jayko-15  
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Hey man, I just got dome watching your falchion/messer playlist.  Something that really annoyed me was that you gave a clear description of what defines a messer, but you never explained what defines a falchion.  If I have a messer sword, how do I know whether or not it's also a falchion?
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Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Hello Shad,
I came to know about your youtube channel through my fans in DA, they talked about how much my concepts and your videos have in common in regards to ideas and historic content. I just watched many of your videos on Youtube and I am very impressed and amused, your knowledge is solid and you are paying a service to us all by spreading such knowledge in a more digestible form to the casual listener. Maybe one day we will get to see good historically-based fantasy on films and games, and that would be thanks to people like you.
Also, It is cool to see you are also a visual arts professional.
Keep up the good work mate, 
Cheers
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The-Argonian-Guy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognize you from youtube! :lol: You're that Shadiversity guy, I had no idea you used devianart, let alone for 10 years! I had not expected to see you here.
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
Hey man, you once said that the armor with the greatest survivability rate was chainmail.  could you do a video explaining why that is? it seems to me that it's be useleless against a good mace.
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Djake Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there,
I'm not Shad, but I might have a point of consideration about your comment regarding maces and chainmail.
It's important to remember that (as far as we can tell), people almost never wore chainmail by itself, the way you might see in a Hollywood movie or fantasy game.  Under their armour, people would wear a thick, quilted and padded garment known as (among other terms) a gambeson.  On the head would be a similar garment called a padded coif.  This is why, when you see Medieval knights (like this one upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… ) depicted in manuscripts and such, they look more like they're wearing puffy sweaters than a slinky coat of mail; they are, underneath.
The combination of coif, gambeson, mitts, and high boots offered excellent protection against blunt force attacks - and probably would have even done a decent job of mitigating glancing blows from axes, binding up a slashing attack, reducing dagger penetration, etc.
What a gambeson doesn't protect from is a forceful blow on a small point - such as a thrust from a spear.  Because of this, people sought to add (not substitute) a hard layer over the gambeson.  One could fill a book (and many have) with the various efforts made in this direction - but, for a variety of reasons, chainmail was one of the most popular.  Among these is the fact that the "web" of mail rings disburses the force of a blow - say, from an axe - over a wider area.  One doesn't shrug off an axe in any armour of that era - but it leaves the victim with a broken limb instead of a severed one.  Mail also breathes better than leather, and some have said that this would allow a combatant to last longer than one clad in hardened leather or the like - though, for my part, I don't see this being a factor.  Fighting in a gambeson is like fighting in a thick tweed coat, so the mail's airiness may have been a moot point - but in a society where some people devoted their lives to clothes-making, maybe they had options beyond what we've been able to reconstruct.
Of course, mail was eventually eclipsed by plate as the cutting edge in self-defense.  However, it must be remembered that those who wore plate were dedicated specialists - the tank and fighter pilots of their day, and quite unlike the militiamen who took up axe and mail in yesteryear.  For myself, as a casual (i.e. non-lifestyle) practitioner of combat arts, I think I would have a better chance on the battlefield in a (comparatively) lighter mail kit.  Like most people, fighting in a suit of plate would leave me exhausted rapidly; the majority of us simply lack the fitness level and the ease of movement bred by practice that comes from knightly focus.
Anyway, I think that covers the major armour-types one sees in most depictions.  There are, of course, a bajillion others, as varied as human imagination, but I hope this has been helpful in giving a scope of the merits and flaws of the major ones, and the survivability of each.
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
I know people wore gambesons under their armor, I watched his video on the gambeson. 
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Djake Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool beans!
I just mentioned it (well, ranted about it, I suppose ^^; ) because they added significantly to the survivability of chainmail that you mentioned - especially against blunt-force impacts.
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DPRagan Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I was reading through Xanathar's Guide to Everything (5ed D&D) and one of the spells is Mighty Fortress.

I wonder how that would end up looking. :)

No pressure though, was just curious
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