Sunday, 21 April 2013

28mm Roman Fort WIP

Here's a few shots of the early stages. It's not exactly ground breaking construction and my methods have probably been covered many times before. I've tried to base the fort on the one featured in the movie The Eagle, although i've had to resize my buildings inside it to prevent it becoming too big.

A basic foam shape on top of a 3mm MDF baseboard, with watered down tile adhesive to give some hardness to the foam.

The wooden stakes are actually a nice little find from Poundland.
Its amazing what you can find in there, and I think, a good place to look for terrain. Removal of the wire banding gives loads of sticks to cut and shape. Perfect really...
More WIP shots to follow...

Saturday, 20 April 2013

28mm Warlord Roman Sentries

Its been a long time since my last post, nearly 6 months i think. It's nice to be back and spending some non-work time, relaxing and getting back into my hobbies. Over the past few weeks i've been getting some of my barricade designs ready for contract casting, and also started work on a Roman Fort.

No camp would be right without a few sentries to keep an eye on the local tribes, and the sculpts from Warlord are perfect.

The shield transfers are superb and really give the figures something. I wish i could paint to that level, and envy those that can. The tents in the pictures are from some camp dioramas i've also been working on. I think they add a little atmosphere to the pictures, even if they aren't 100% historically correct.
I'll post a few WIP pictures of the Fort tomorrow, its good to be back!