Jun 27 2009

Well

On the south end of the road we find a little well. The basic construction is again done with Modur. I bought the little mask in Ostia Antica. About the water effect: For the surface I used some transparent film and a blue spotlight foil beneath it. That’s for the sky reflection. The water jet is an infusion tube.
Then I took some glue (Uhu) and applied circles on the surface and let some glue run down the tube. Where the tube hits the surface I had to stir the glue to bring some bubbles into it.

well


Jun 27 2009

Insulae

That was again a simple styrofoam building. I wanted to keep it simple so it can be removed simply removed to get access to the road for placing figures, props and the camera. On the ground level will be a shop. The balustrade is a 1/12 dollhouse item.

insula


Jun 27 2009

Dyeing Mill & Backyard

The next building was the house with the wooden jutty. For the jutty I used a cardboard box and attached my Heki-Dur “planks” with double sided tape. I used a little comb to create some woodlike texture. The beams are made from balsa wood. I had some space left so I decided to bring in a little dyeing mill and a backyard.
The inspiration for it came again from HBOs Rome. For the stairway I used balsa wood. The rest is again Modur and Heki-Dur.

dyeing mill


Jun 23 2009

Lupanarium

The second construction side of the weekend was the Lupanarium. The stairs and the roof tiles are Heki-Dur again. The medium size corinthian capitols are from a museum shop in Rome. For the window blinds I saw pieces from a board of a heating cover The top of the well is a little Tupperware dish.

lupanarium


Jun 23 2009

Shrine

At the end of the side street is the location of a little shrine, what makes a good view, when you look through the archway. The shrine can also be used as a stand alone backdrop.

shrine

I found the little goddess in a souvenir shop in Rome. Does anyone knows who this is? The vietnamese clerk in the shop couldn’t help me at all. The column reliefs in the background are 1/12 dollhouse accessories. The corinthian capitols are from a museum shop in Rome. The rest is as usual Modur and Heki-Dur.


Jun 20 2009

Archway

Meanwhile the epistyl building got some doors. Again I used Heki-Dur for it. With a little comb and a felt pen I gave it a wooden structure. On the end of the side street is an archway now. On the last picture you see the entry to the Lupanarium. The original grafitti on the wall was found in Pompeji. It says Hic habitat felicitas (here rooms felicity)

pompeji


Jun 14 2009

Epistyl

This is the last building for this weekend. For the window blinds I used some plastic cards from a CD box. For the columns I took some tube insulating. Above the epistyl will be a balcony. The railing will come later. First I like to finish the main construction work of the buildings. Then I will start all the woodwork.

epistyl


Jun 13 2009

2nd Floor

Today the building got a second floor.


insula


Jun 13 2009

Building with stairs

Yesterday I worked on the third building. The inspiration came from some details I found in Ostia Antica.
First I worked on a stairway. I simply used styrofoam for it. I inserted two little pieces of Modur for the bricking under broken tiles. For the tiles I used again Heki-Dur. I faced the wall on the forica side with Heki-Dur as well. The shutter on the window came from a pack of salmon. For the frontwall and the northside I worked with modur. The little shrine is for a Minerva head. Click on the image to see the new pictures.

stairway


Jun 11 2009

Forica

Here is the result of today. The forica is based on the forica in Ostia Antica. I used Heki-Dur for it. For the fence I used Modur. Click on the image to see the step by step pictures.

forica