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.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Romani ite domum!

I went to R.O.B.I.N. on Sunday with Phil. As a show, nothing short of awful from my point of view: hardly any games; mostly second rank traders, and then Fantasy/Sci-Fi in the main; a half hour queue for a coffee; no heating; I could go on, but we'll draw a veil over the event I think. Suffice it to say we won't be going back, if there's ever another that is!
But, I did get my MDF base Martin at Warbases had kindly made to order for my villa! So, the villa was based on Monday morning and left to dry overnight so I could texture the base on Tuesday before dealing with other more important issues of real life. This morning I've applied some static grass patches and a few coloured tufts, representing weeds and flowers. Less is more in these cases I think; I often see other folks bases and scenic bits and bobs which are overegged in my eye with grass, tufts and flowers. Anyway, you can make up your own mind. The roofs remain a work in progress. Martin showed me a prototype tiling sheet effect for the Roman range, so I hope to pick that up at Carronade in May and finish my roofs off then. In the meantime, here is Villa Pompus in its pomp ~

























Finally, I couldn't resist this homage to 'The Life of Brian' ~


14 comments:

  1. Splendid Mr. B, splendid. Great graffiti too.

    Baldinus shall look forward to taking up residence in due course ;~)

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  2. Egregia creatura. Et ego diligam eum or something like that

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  3. Magnificus...love the graffiti, nice touch!

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  4. That's a nice kit very well executed David!

    Christopher

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    1. The villa is a joy to work with, a perfect fit.

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  5. Love the graffiti, going to steal that, inspired. Love to see one covered in it :)

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    1. The graffiti is very popular, that's true, but covering the whole villa?

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  6. Great looking villa it's come out wonderful! As far as pasting your mosaics (which look fab) a tube of border adhesive isn't too big or expensive and allows for a bit of repositioning, even though yours looks great with pva.
    Best Iain

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