David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

"Non Potest Facere?"

"Ita, Possumus!" As they say around here. All the basic work on my Warbases villa complex is finished now. I should collect a 3mm MDF bases from Martin at R.O.B.I.N. ~ assuming neither he nor I are snowed in tomorrow! That will mean the six components can be glued permanently into position and some groundwork added to help the piece blend into the terrain here in GHQ. I had intended to work a stone effect foundation around the exterior walls but I must admit that I'm not so sure now. We shall see. In the meantime, have a look at the work so far and see what you think ~

































































The exterior walls, which you recall I stippled with Basetex, I dry brushed with Crafter's Acrylic: firstly 'Sand', then 'Cream', then 'Light Antique White'. The roofs are, temporarily, painted with 'Burgundy Rose'. One tip for when you glue in the mosaics and wall coverings: paste the PVA on the MDF, not on the paper! It slides into position more easily that way. Do let me know what you think if you have a minute. Off now to get a 'List' together for R.O.B.I.N. tomorrow, perhaps I'll see you there...

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  1. Fit for a .......king....we'll Roman and they didn't have kings🙂 Splendid work.

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  2. Looks fantastic so far, looking for to those last little details.

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    1. Thanks Rupert! I have it glues to the base now, so work can progress in due course.

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  3. Beautifully done! Might it be easier to place the wall and floor coverings before assembly?

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    1. Probably, Yes, but I didn't think of that!

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    1. Many thanks for the endorsement!

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  5. Brilliant - put me in mind of the mosaics I saw at Paphos last summer..

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  6. Looking good. Is there something in the courtyard? Statue or fountain, perhaps.

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    1. I fear the courtyard is too narrow on my model, especially when the gates are open.

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  7. That is superb, I look forward to building mine. An inspiration indeed.

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    1. If you email me I have something to help you with yours.

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    2. David, I don't have yours, mine is ganderson52@btinternet.com

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  8. Very fine David. What is the overall footprint if one might ask?
    It has almost had me looking out my copy of Eagle in the Snow for a re read...

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    1. 300mm x 180mm, it was in the first post but you must have missed it.

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