Monday, November 13, 2017

Roman Galley and crew ...

The basic crew have been painted up now, so the Playmobil galley is out for a short sailing session on the table ....






Sunday, November 5, 2017

Roman Mounted officers ....

I used two Italeri Fabri horses and riders to make some roman mounted officers; gave them arms with swords and Timpo Toyway heads - followed by a overall re-paint. A useful addition to my selection of roman officers

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In the garden ...

The governor takes a break from work and goes for a stroll in the garden with his wife ...
(Notes: a couple of borders borrowed from Wittenberg palace gardens..)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

street fountain ...

To finish off this round of my roman civilian building works I made up a small street fountain; a  simple cardboard construction: head with spout from a plastic animal, water is a wash of mid-blue and a bit of white for the ripples - finished off with three coats of gloss varnish


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Somewhere in Botulinum ...

got out the civilian figures and did a couple of setups with the completed split up villa buildings - these have 'villa side' and 'street sides' one of which is a shop.  Also tried out some vinyl flooring off-cuts I kept from the kitchen floor which work well as a paved area.

a public area....



a street scene...


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Building works ....

it was off to the Roman World storage cupboard (aka wardrobe) today to get out the buildings to see what could be done with them


a bit of shuffling done to get the big boxes out from the bottom and take the buildings downstairs to the gaming room to see how they could be arranged and improved.

the main target was the roman villa, on a big base and not very versatile, so it was taken off the base and the leftovers retained to be made into three separate buildings - some replacement walls etc will be needed.....
 a quick arrangement ... good enough for a street scene story line setup ...
 or even for the market ....(must get those stalls and figures painted sometime 😊)
buildings setup to represent a villa of sorts
plan to make a couple of new buildings as well - best check there is room in the storage boxes for them first though ....

Saturday, August 19, 2017

supplies for the watchtower ....

Some Gauls are on the move...
a couple more are looking at a nearby watchtower...
 where some supplies are being delivered ....
[new items: seven gauls and two roman pack horses]