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.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Robertus Artifex dicit...

Moving forward, albeit slowly, with my Warbases' villa. I have completed the Basetex stippling of the exterior walls of all the separate parts which will make up the villa. I've also sourced some free textured wallpaper from Homebase which will stand in for the lower courses of stonework on the walls. No progress yet though on suitable tiling effect for the villa's roofs.
Having allowed the stippling a couple of days to harden off, the first task is to paint the walls and wooden trellis work which encloses the portico corridor linking the two wings to the main villa building by two doors. The two connecting doors, by the by, can be pressed out in the construction phase and glued ajar. I've opted to leave mine closed. I think that the wooden door jams on the main building will be red at this stage, while all three wooden doors will be blue. Here's a look at the portico area before any paint is applied ~














I also tried a dry fitting of the mosaic pavement I've sourced from the Internet for the portico corridor flooring. I think it looks quite ok myself ~

















It was very time consuming sizing all the various mosaic floors and painted walls I found on the Internet and I still have one or two walls to deal with, but here finally is a dry fit of a possible interior for the villa ~

















I've left a blank MDF border around the top to allow for the roof fitting lugs to sit in place. I'll probably paint the blank internal areas red. The front internal wall of the main villa building will be red also with a frieze running across above the line of the door and windows. Anyway, down to painting later today. Vale!

8 comments:

  1. You are turning that into quite a des res, Mr. L-B

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Slartibartfast!

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  2. Very nice work David and the inside is really very fine!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks for the positive response Christopher.

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  3. Now that's a house I could live in.....I am slightly embarrassed that I often don't even paint the inside of my buildings !

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    1. Well, Matt, as a Wargames building it is really pointless to tart up the innards, but it might get used in skirmish games, so it will serve a dual purpose.

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    1. Now, Phil, don't get carried away there.

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