Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Holiday Villa In The Sun

   Gangs of Rome has fallen by the wayside a bit, but to be fair, a lot of projects have fallen as my hobby motivation has slowed down in recent weeks. This post is about the Warbases Roman Villa that I picked up when Gangs of Rome was announced and before Sarissa's involvement was announced.

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   This villa was a model I had been trying to find an excuse to buy since I had first seen it unveiled on Warbases' blog as it looked like every villa (that wasn't a H shape) that Time Team ever dug and that was an important thing.
   I kept the painting simple using spray cans, as I suspect I will need to do a lot of buildings for GoR and I wanted it to be easy to replicate the process.

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  1. I really, really like it Mike, and the fact you've used rattle cans is a revelation!
    I'm still using emulsion tester pots on MDF buildings, so you've really opened my eyes here :-)
    Neat marble effect on the statue plinth, and what's it all sitting on in the last three pics? Is it a commercial game mat, floor tile or what?

    1. Thanks mate. I've found in the past that hand painting mdf scenery is likely to kill project motivation, so I wanted something quick and easy.
      The mat it is sitting on is from Ceri Designs. Really cheap gaming mats - https://mikesrandomwargamemeanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/gaming-mats.html?m=0

    2. Thanks very much for the link Mike - I'd not heard of them before, but they look excellent and a fantastic price!
      Definitely giving them an order :-)

  2. Wow! That's a big piece of terrain, what a great focal point.

    1. Thanks Michael.
      Just the rest of Rome to go now.

  3. Cracking building Mike. The mat looks good as well.