Author Topic: Romans  (Read 1176 times)

MSea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3908
    • View Profile
Romans
« on: May 28, 2021, 03:50:14 PM »
Had a day out yesterday to York - first time in about 16months.
Popped into Monk Bar and decided to get the "Call to Arms" set of figures of Roman infantry ( thought its only a small sale but hope it helps because of the shops being shut for so long)
The first few will be made as "Romans Nil - Barbarians One" -- looking at the figures they need a little work to remove some excess plastic joining arms and shield - but heyho it was only 5.50 for 16 figures

cph64

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 871
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 05:38:48 PM »
No doubt a Zombie Legion will be in the pipeline?

MSea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3908
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 08:14:55 PM »
Had not thought of that but thanks for the idea Chris -- hohohohho

Bigkev

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3259
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 04:02:20 AM »
Hi Msea,
Lots of detail painting to keep you quiet with these.
What type of plastic are they moulded in? Hard or Polythene type?
I think the Walkington Legions will be making their presence felt.
Cheers,
Bigkev

MSea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3908
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 09:06:50 AM »
Hi Kevin - they are a hard plastic, with good detail. Only problem is the way they have been made the shoulder and the shield has a large amount of extra plastic - but it will soon be removed  along with the seam lines.
The set contains 4 sets of 4 different soldiers so could make them into 2 or 3 different dioramas - you know I like my history, so we will see what comes of this. If nothing else its another sale for Monk Bar Models and more for the shelf of shame in Walkington - hohohoho

chriswil42

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1645
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 01:11:28 PM »
I don't believe you have a shelf of shame Martin.
I'm sure you'll come up with a masterpiece.
Chris

MSea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3908
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 02:54:20 PM »
Thanks Chris but I DO HAVE A SHELF OF SHAME - but every model I have made has given me some fun and enjoyment. 
Its the making not the finished article for me - but if you ask Zak he will say I am strange at the best of times - hohohohho

chriswil42

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1645
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2021, 01:52:18 PM »
Yes I agree Martin. I get the most enjoyment from the making of the model. It's icing on the cake if it looks good.
Chris

kiwichappers

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 206
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2021, 02:50:51 PM »
I too enjoy the making especially if there's some research/history in the mix.

zak

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5320
  • Grumpy by name and nature
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2021, 03:01:58 PM »
I thought they were all of a polythene like material, soft plastic surely, thermosoftening, thought you taught technology.
Grumpy by name and nature

MSea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3908
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2021, 05:36:35 PM »
There is hard plastic, soft plastic and very soft plastic - hohoho - its how it cuts and sands not what they say is in it or how it was made  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

MSea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3908
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2021, 01:26:00 PM »
Backdrop for the first of the Roman models now made - next job is making the base and the backwall to paste the poster on.

zak

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5320
  • Grumpy by name and nature
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2021, 01:29:25 PM »
Shouldn't that be in Latin?

What did the Romans do for us?
Grumpy by name and nature

MSea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3908
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2021, 01:56:11 PM »
Latins a bit rusty like a lot of my models - hohohho

chriswil42

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1645
    • View Profile
Re: Romans
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2021, 02:05:50 PM »
Latins a bit rusty like a lot of my models - hohohho
I expected it to be written in latin Martin.
Chris