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FrankFurt14 May 2023 8:26 p.m. PST

I have begun a Gangs of Rome project for a local con in October using mostly Sarissa's Streets of Rome series.

More images and a tutorial if anyone is interested on my blog link










martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2023 10:28 p.m. PST

Those buildings are superb Frank.
Gamers will come and look at the game just for those.


korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2023 1:37 a.m. PST

Very nice, really make them look "lived in".

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2023 1:57 a.m. PST

Breathtaking, takes me back to Pompeii!

but… in the interest of complete accuracy which obviously is important to you, what are those vegetables? Tomatoes, potatoes, and squashes are all New World plants…

Oh, and add graffiti liberally…

Dagwood15 May 2023 4:13 a.m. PST

They must be onions and pomegranates..

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2023 4:15 a.m. PST

Absolutely superb!

Titchmonster15 May 2023 4:54 a.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2023 5:20 a.m. PST

Simply stellar. Museum quality work.

The Nigerian Lead Minister15 May 2023 6:58 a.m. PST

Looks like a diorama, not a game board. Fantastic!

jgawne15 May 2023 9:10 a.m. PST

wow, those look amazing. They would make me want to play. Maybe you should put a few drops of vinegar in the toilet area for an extra sensation.

cloudcaptain15 May 2023 9:57 a.m. PST

"Romans they go to the house"

chrisminiaturefigs15 May 2023 12:04 p.m. PST

Brilliant, so many details and little touches bring Rome to life!

Zeelow15 May 2023 2:43 p.m. PST

thumbs up+++!
Is the mosaic of the rooster head your scratchbuild? Man that's cool.

Capt. Zeelow

Berzerker7315 May 2023 2:50 p.m. PST

Fantastic buildings!

WarWizard15 May 2023 6:03 p.m. PST


Tacitus15 May 2023 7:22 p.m. PST

Darn fine work! Makes me want to start a new game…

Volleyfire16 May 2023 2:39 a.m. PST

Oh how I love this, makes me want to start the same period immediately even though I know I haven't the time.

FrankFurt16 May 2023 3:33 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the kind words.

@Eumelus – clearly onions and pomegranates as Dagwood pointed out. No queries about the blue walls?

@Zeelow – the mosaic is simple card stock printed from the internet with some gloss varnish. Very easily achieved.

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2023 4:48 a.m. PST

I assumed the blue was Egyptian blue, which was produced in southern Italy? True, I've never seen depictions of it used as exterior paint (unlike the ubiquitous red), but doesn't seem impossible and certainly makes the Taberna of the Blue Cock stand out…

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2023 11:29 a.m. PST

Great work!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2023 1:11 p.m. PST

Terrific work, especially the non Porta potties. Wouldn't want to be there when the other gang comes through.

Legionarius16 May 2023 6:22 p.m. PST

These are indeed museum pieces.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP19 May 2023 6:40 a.m. PST

Stunning models!

FrankFurt05 Jun 2023 5:15 a.m. PST

Some more buildings for the table. A butcher and warehouse.







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