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Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by Polkovnik » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:20 pm

Here's a Roman or Mediterranean Village I completed recently. I play in 15mm but the buildings are 6mm scale. This way you get something that actually looks like a village, rather than just one or two 15mm buildings. Each building can be removed so figures can be placed in the village.

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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by Strategos69 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:43 pm

It looks very nice. I miss one miniature as a sculpture. It could give it more "life"

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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by ravenflight » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:19 am

Strategos69 wrote:It looks very nice. I miss one miniature as a sculpture. It could give it more "life"
You mean something like a 15mm figures painted white as a mable statue?

That would probably work well...

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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by Strategos69 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:08 pm

ravenflight wrote:
Strategos69 wrote:It looks very nice. I miss one miniature as a sculpture. It could give it more "life"
You mean something like a 15mm figures painted white as a mable statue?

That would probably work well...
Yeah. Even bigger (20mm) or smaller (10mm) as deem necessary.

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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by tadamson » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:44 am

ravenflight wrote:
Strategos69 wrote:It looks very nice. I miss one miniature as a sculpture. It could give it more "life"
You mean something like a 15mm figures painted white as a mable statue?

That would probably work well...
Full colour (bright colours at that). Greeks and Romans never left statues unpainted.

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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by Zephyr40k » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:42 pm

tadamson wrote:
ravenflight wrote:
Strategos69 wrote:It looks very nice. I miss one miniature as a sculpture. It could give it more "life"
You mean something like a 15mm figures painted white as a mable statue?

That would probably work well...
Full colour (bright colours at that). Greeks and Romans never left statues unpainted.
Absolutely right. It's a common modern misconception that Greek and Roman statues were as we see them today, the bare marble. Most statues have detectable levels of paint deep in the crevices, and there are a few surviving examples of statues with their paint intact. I've seen two of these in person, and I have to tell you the painting is so realistic it's haunting. It looks much more realistic than anything at Madame Tussard's.

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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by domblas » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:42 pm

nice job indeed.
for those, like me, who want a similar village but arent skilled enought to do their own, where can we buy a roman 6 mn or 10 mm building? I saw many spanish mediterraneans but never saw the antic roman villa and other roman buildings.
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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by Zephyr40k » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:03 pm

Yes, that is a nice-looking village. And I like the idea of "compressing" the scale down to 6mm to get more of a village in the area. I'm also interested in finding a good-quality, not-too-expensive set of miniature buildings to use in making a FoG village or town terrain piece.

How did you make the cut-outs for the buildings? Is the base of your terrain piece built up of layers of MDF or plywood?

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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by hazelbark » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:59 pm

Zephyr40k wrote:Yes, that is a nice-looking village. And I like the idea of "compressing" the scale down to 6mm to get more of a village in the area. I'm also interested in finding a good-quality, not-too-expensive set of miniature buildings to use in making a FoG village or town terrain piece.

How did you make the cut-outs for the buildings? Is the base of your terrain piece built up of layers of MDF or plywood?

http://romanseas.com/

http://romanseas.com/roman_building_set1.html

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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by pezhetairoi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:44 am

Nice work. Good terrain makes better game, I think.
I know what you mean about squeezing them in. I play 28mm, and I can only fit 2 buildings and a fountain on the "large" size village. And that's taking some liberty with the actual sizes. I tried going smaller scale, but with overlarge 28mm figures it looks like the hoplites are going to kick-over some kid's dollhouse. Mommy!
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Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

Post by Legionbuilder » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:06 am

Outstanding camp - very nice job

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