The purchase of the Timpo Toyway romans has got things moving for the romans on this project, so I'm getting wound up to work on the legionaries that are waiting in the painting queue.
I've been working my way through the Timpo Toyway figures I've obtained; there were a couple of kneeling chaps, I though a head swap for one and quick conversion for the other to hold a stick would be a nice addition to a camp fire scene ...
I spotted something useable for my romans some time back - Timpo (Toyway) Heroics Roman Foot Soldiers
the pack contains 10 different poses, which includes one archer reaching for an arrow. I managed to obtain a couple of lots of these (unpackaged) from Ebay, they are a bit bigger than 1/32. From these purchases I only had three archers, so I converted three soldiers holding swords in left hands to archers, and did conversions to make two firing. The arms are from some medieval archers, bows made from florist's wire...
The little unit of archers - work left to with some green stuff...then onto painting...
Managed to get a Horrible Histories Boudica, with a little additional paintwork and a replacement spear she's read to take command of the celts/gauls; shown below with a converted scalectrix female spectator and a converted kellogs Little John.
What to call her ? was thinking of something along the lines of Cartimandua (an actual 1st-century queen of the Brigantes) - perhap Gargamantua as she is a little on the larger side.
A busy week, finishing working on scenic items and the last in a small flurry of posts today - the Roman Villa. For its construction I've made extensive use of printed paper sheets. The two buildings shown in the previous post and some walling I finished recently are used with the villa - here 'tis then
Yesterday decided to get on with the villa - the final item has to be capable of use with 40 & 54mm figs - so maybe a bit smaller than would be right for 54mm but a bit large for the 40mm. First measured up and added the main walls in foamboard, with doors cut out.
then today added the roofs (which lift off) and the basic covered colonnade at the front
That's all of the roman buildings initial build done, so I've got the villa and two others made up which were shown in the previous post - onto the detailing for them next. I may put a basic interior in the villa - some mosaic floors and simply decorated walls.
What about the gauls/celts ? well eventually I'm aiming to build 3 huts and one low relief building plus a pallisade to go in the corner or one of the short sides of the gaming table.