|The completed villa measures just under 300mm x 180mm|
|The two towers are interchangeable, but the wings/storehouses are individual.|
|The main villa building has a hinged door. The corridor doors can be punched|
out if desired.
|The main roof has two extra supports. They do not have location tabs as the|
end fitting supports do on all the roofs.
|As you can see, the corridor doors can be punched out if desired. In the|
whole model the only slightly complex fit is the front steps, corridor
supports and front trellis work. That's just 8 parts though.
|The rear walls of the villa presents a solid wall to any enemy seeking entrance.|
|The side walls of the villa are similarly secure, with only a single high window|
in each corner tower.
I plan to let the buildings settle now and give the glue time to really harden before I set about painting it. I'm pretty busy now until next Monday anyway, so I hope to work on the individual components of the villa starting next week. My first thoughts are to have about 10mm of stonework at ground level, using anaglypta wallpaper for stone effect and to stipple the rest of the walls with some Basetex before applying paint. As with all MDF buildings the roof is the biggest issue. Roman pantiles have a three dimensional nature which MDF can't rally handle. I may resort to corrugated cardboard or even buy some plastic tile sheets from Wills. I suppose a Late Roman villa might even have thatched roofs, at least on the wings/storehouses. I've ordered the front wall and gate from Warbases to complete the look I want for my villa and Martin will make me a 3mm MDF base to glue the completed piece to and facilitate some groundwork and modelling to bring it to life. More later, as they say...