Mulling over how to get the hillside feel so the ramp/bridge can be included. Any thoughts? It might well end up being a shrunken version, back to its first century incarnation. To cut down on cost any thoughts on thatching the high part of the roof and tiling the veranda... I was going to buy the railway panned tile sheets.
The aim is to have a few legionary tents in the garden as the cohort defends against a roving band.
Don't expect anything soon...
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Hi Carvel, really looking forward to see your progress as I am planning to do something similar ( it's always good to steal someones ideas Good research material. And if it's going to be a half way great as your celtic village... hmmm.
Cheers men. Been sketching...the hillside element troubles me. I think (need Paulsmodellingworkshop!) to build it at height then back fill with insulating board. The roof poses a few problems. Any thoughts on a mix of thatch and tiles?
Skaters plasticard might be ideal for your tile roof, and it is quite reasonable price, I would have used some on the manor but it took a while to arrive and I didn't want to wait, so I used the old cut card method. But I now have some for future projects.
Not sure about your hill though...
"I've been a frickin' evil doctor for 30 frickin' years! So cut me some frickin' slack."
If you're making it as a whole terrain board you might try making one side of a hill to fill a whole 2'x4' board (I'd use pink/blue high density insulation foam, which you can cut with a saw to create your contours. You could then recess the buildings into it.
As to a mix of tiles and thatch - why not tile the 'villa' bit and thatch the outbuildings - if you left a few buildings unroofed and surrounded by scaffolding you'd give the impression of a bit of a building site!
Other thought for research - 4od has a rich seam of old Time Team back episodes - some of the Roman ones have some great 3d fly through reconstructions. Of course a Real Man (tm) would start with a reconstruction of Fishbourne...