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Author Topic: Mediterranean Farm - updated 20th Feb: First Village Buildings  (Read 4713 times)

Offline Warboss Nick

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 13th Jan: Doors, Shutters and Moss
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2021, 02:42:27 PM »
Good to see you adding more details to an excellent model. And I love the moss effect. How did you do that?

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 13th Jan: Doors, Shutters and Moss
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2021, 07:32:32 PM »
With due respect to the companies who make these kits, given how much extra time and details you are putting into a project like this to get the results you do, is it worth buying the kit in the first place?

From what I can see, I'm wondering if you wouldn't have been just as well off building your farmstead by scratch.

Either way, I thinks it looks superb. It's curious just how much of a difference the shutters make. Very nice.

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 13th Jan: Doors, Shutters and Moss
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2021, 02:03:44 PM »
... And I love the moss effect. How did you do that?
Thanks, I have used a texture paint called "Lustrian Undergrowth" from GW which is dark green paint with some sand or so.

As I was not sure about the effect I made a test piece, which came out very pleasing.
I think it important to place the moss where it grows first on a roof, so I put only at the upper part of lower tiles.
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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 13th Jan: Doors, Shutters and Moss
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2021, 02:10:54 PM »
With due respect to the companies who make these kits, given how much extra time and details you are putting into a project like this to get the results you do, is it worth buying the kit in the first place?

From what I can see, I'm wondering if you wouldn't have been just as well off building your farmstead by scratch.

Either way, I thinks it looks superb. It's curious just how much of a difference the shutters make. Very nice.

I have seen the finished model in the web and later during my visit to Salute 2019. I really liked it and so decided to buy it on the spot  ;)

The model at Salute had shutters and some other extras. I decided to do a few similar add ons. For roof tiles and flagstones I fell back on Hirst Arts parts which I like very much.

So yes I think it's worth buying these kits as a point to start, although for my Trojan temple project I made all layouts myself.

Thanks
« Last Edit: January 17, 2021, 02:20:59 PM by powerfrog99 »

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 13th Jan: Doors, Shutters and Moss
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2021, 11:16:51 PM »
I agree powerfrog99. I think the key is to buy in expensive kits such as are offered by Warbases, Sarissa Precision and the Tabula Rasa range from Knights of Dice. When ever I design and build my own stuff from scratch I am always a little frustrated that walls are not quite perfectly square or the windows and doors a little off. If I had my own laser cutter I may feel differently but for the time being I am happy to tarte up MDF shells.

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 13th Jan: Doors, Shutters and Moss
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2021, 01:45:37 PM »
Thank you powerfrog, I will try that for my own Peninsular buildings.

Just to echo powerfrog and codsticker I find MDF kits well worth the money. It saves a lot of time for the basic structure (planning, measuring, cutting etc.). I will still construct simple bases from scratch but will happily use MDF kits as well.

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2021, 11:54:33 AM »
So now I am nearly finished with the farm, just the main gate and some stuff inside the courtyard are missing.
Main gate I nearly finished today, although I want to add some kind of locking mechanism on the insíde. I'm just not sure how it should look like for the ancient period...
The original door of the kit I didn't like,so I made one from real wood  ;)

Also I have a set of amphorae which I like to put there, just how to stakc them or something I am still not sure. Maybe someone here has an idea  ???
 

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2021, 08:15:56 PM »
Looking good so far!

Not sure what is historically accurate, but a crossbar would seems timeless and easy enough to make.

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2021, 10:26:36 AM »
It's looking great already! 8)

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2021, 11:02:47 AM »
Very nice and yes a crossbar would be nice.
For the set of amphorae you could do a separate base. If they are glued to the farm you can only use them there but with a movable base you can place with other buildings you may use.

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2021, 03:23:35 PM »
Personally I would go for Amphora on a rack.  Here they are laid at an angle



Here stored vertical in a ship's hold (but I have seen similar for warehouse reconstructions)

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2021, 02:51:04 AM »
Perhaps a smidge off topic but can anyone tell me why they didn't use containers with a flat bottom? Does the tapered bottom allow for sediment to settle from the wine?

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2021, 04:02:39 AM »
Perhaps a smidge off topic but can anyone tell me why they didn't use containers with a flat bottom? Does the tapered bottom allow for sediment to settle from the wine?

Apparently it was to enhance transport and storage.  Not unlike a round tower vs a square one, the pointed/round bottom was less brittle and subject to damage. They could also then be stacked vertically in a ship's hold.

It would also help with sediment collection, something useful in ancient wine making (wine making was far less...sanitary, than it is today).

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2021, 07:11:19 AM »
Interesting, thank you.

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Re: Mediterranean Farm - updated 30th Jan: Main Door and a Question
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2021, 09:30:20 AM »
Thanks for the lively discussion  :)

I'll go for the racks then, although they will be a fiddly construction - but worth the effort!

And to have the tracks separately is worth while thinking, as the mediterranean village is already under way  ;)


 

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