A Roman Stable Block in 15mm

I've been working slowly on my Italian campaign project for the Second World War. The good thing is that I have most of the Axis forces already in my German collection and I have recently completed some Late War British infantry and supports. Added to this are enough Americans and a hand full of Indians that can also be used. However, I don't really have any suitable buildings for the Mediterranean theatre. Having a look around I saw that Warbases sell some cheap and cheerful 'Roman' MDF buildings, so I took a punt on the stable block.


I also bought some HO scale pantiles by Wills to replace the embossed roof that came with the original kit. These are plastic and very easy to work with and I put them on top of the original roof. I also watched Tabletop CP's video tutorial on pantile buildings (watch it HERE) and used pollyfilla to create a plaster wall effect. I also added an embossed plasticard base to the building. 


The walls were painted in a tan colour, inkwashed with Seraphim Sepia, then drybrushed with Iraqui Sand and finally Stone Grey. I added tide marks with some weathering powders and that was the main part completed. 


I bought some spray red primer for the roof, but whilst I waited for it to arrive I added foliage to the building, just to look like creepers and vines growing up the walls and also to break up the shape a little. 



Then the red primer arrived so I was able to finish the roof. I weathered this with Agrax Earthshade and the Grime Flory clay wash. I added more foliage and tufts to the roof to make it look like it hadn't been maintained for a while and it was finished:





It is versatile enough to be useful in the Mediterranean theatre, but can be used as a Romano-British building for Infamy, Infamy, and I was pleased with how it had turned out. So I ordered some more... I also made a video to go with this build to show you the techniques I used, have a watch here:

Comments

  1. The roof is much improved by adding the plasticard. Nice tip on painting it too.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, yeah the tiles really make difference, especially as you see the roof first during a game!

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