Basically I picked up some really cool plaster moulds a while back. They are Castle Moulds(R) from Hirst Arts. Check out the website here. The forum is also really cool, one of the nicest and helpful around.
I though a nice new project would be good. After a visit to Chemlsford castle with my lovely wife and daughter, I decided on a Norman Keep. With this in mind I did some internet searching, and found a couple of good castles. Castle Goodrich and Hedingham Castle. I found a floor plan of Hedingham Castle here, and a cross section here (this site has some great stuff on it btw).
There will be four levels:
1) Entrance level - with guard room
2) Great Hall floor
3) Great Hall with balcony
4) Living quarters
I may add another level if the Castle isn't high enough.
I would have liked a spiral stair, but I couldn't make this fit in the design as I wanted to fit it as less than 1 foot square (it's currently 29cm x 26cm). Something does bother me, It is too symetrical maybe??
So here is what I have done so far... First floor
Distance shot. Note the upside down floor tiles. These are spacers as this floor will be wood effect.
Entrance to stairs