Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Gallic Warband

The last of the planned Gallic warbands completed...
[new items: 21 more for the Gallic horde - two packs of Italeri gauls collided with my spares box, some conversions and head swaps; I have a few spare figures which I will use for 'specials'.]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ballista practice ....

The commander of the Botulinum garrison and some of his officers watch the firing practice of some newly arrived ballistas ....


---oXo---

Oblivious to the goings on of the romans, Obelix is on his way to Carnac to deliver a menhir ....
[new items: Italeri Fabri ballista and crew; 2 modified PlayMobil ballistas; Obelix figure with menhir]

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Working on Ballistas ...

Modifying a couple of PlayMobil ballistas. 

The PlayMobil ballista 'out of the box'

This is too tall for use with 54mm figures, so I cut it down by 1cm, by taking out a section near the base. Looking good with my existing ballista crew figures
 Also added a bolt ready to be fired using part of a wire spear ..

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Circus Minimus, checking re-use of arena parts ...

the chariot racing arena, laid out using the arena parts and the two extra seating modules I made - looks much better - a gap at the back - may make a suitable section up to fill it in later ....
 looks good with the chariots ...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Gladiator Arena - finishing off the build ...

Final stage was to add some trim to the new crowd seating modules, using some thin cardboard

All the sections together,  not overlarge and fits nicely on my gaming table (central arena approx. 75cm x 55cm)
 Before I get on with painting it all up I'm going to check on how much can be re-used for the chariot racing 'circus minimus'.  The arena itself will need a suitable sandy surface as well.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Gladiator Arena - crowd stands, adding seats ...

A little bit of trim added to the base of the new modules to match them in with the Playmobil sections


adding some basic seats to the crowd stand modules. Each module had a lift piece added to provide a 'floor' to build up the seats
 floor in place ...
 the supports for the rear seat ...
seat added to the supports and another one lower down then added in the same way. A quick check with some seated figures ...


Monday, July 25, 2016

Gladiator Arena - getting started

The Playmobil roman arena sections/parts I plan to use laid out on the gaming table...
 the gates on basic bases with inner part covered to improve the look  ...
 with the basic end gates in place worked out the bases of the centre pieces for the sides...
 The basic shells for centre pieces, two more built and all four together will be used for the chariot racing circuit
 checking that the modules fit ok ...