Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Roman Testudo WIP (2) - trial assembly

Having managed to cut enough Call-To-Arms romans in half for the legs to go with my testudo I tried a trial assembly on a base to see how it looked...

from side, looking good ....
 the back view, some work needed to make it look more realistic, suitable arms for the rear rank at least

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Roman Testudo - work in progress

I've started work on my testudo.   The scheme is going to be very basic, enough to represent one on the gaming table. For an idea of what I was aiming for I printed off the image of the Warlord Games 28mm testudo.

  • The front and side shields are fixed to a card frame, as are those for the top.
  • The men in the testudo are represented by heads visible in between the top and sides, with legs fixed underneath. The back 4 men will be full figures, holding up the rear top shields.
  • When all is painted up, the shields will have their designs stuck on.

The components for my model, coming together slowly .....

Friday, January 17, 2020

Roman catapult and crew completed

The catapult and crew now finished, ready for action ...

Next project in the works is making a testudo using Call-To-Arms romans, already have the figures - currently working out how to convert them etc...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Roman catapult crew (WIP) ....

Dug out my stock of Timpo Toyway romans and selected some suitable ones for the crew. Made a appropriate alterations - removed shields, altered head positions and changed a couple of the standing figures arms. The crouching legionary, has had a new torso fitted and some green stuff work. Officer unchanged ...


Friday, January 3, 2020

A catapult for the romans .....

I managed to get a reasonably priced Britains medieval catapult on Ebay; its suitable for use with my Romans
a little work to do on it and also some crew to be sorted out and painted (I have some Toyway romans to utilise )