Aug 28 2009

Lupanarium

Here is the next location.

lupanarium

I found the mural painting of the three Graces on the internet.The flowers were already used in my jungle works.
The “Occupata” signs are on the wall, what means, all lupas are busy. So the young legionnaire has to wait…
the fountain isn’t finished yet. The water is simulated with modelwater and glue
The floor is based on pictures I took in Ostia Antica. I did a draft in photoshop and printed it at posterjack.com
I bought the little vase in Rome. The Venus was a cheap ebay find
The fresco is behind a curtain now. i think it’s too noble for such a location.
So, as you see in the Caesar pics, I can use that roon twice.


Aug 28 2009

Marcus Gavius

Here is my Centurio Marcus Gavius. Again I didn’t like the original Ignite head, so he got the Moore/Mel Gibson head.

Marcus Gavius


Aug 25 2009

Aulus Verginius

here is my next character: the tribune Aulus Verginius, son of an old patrician tribe. It is mainly the Ignite Tribune, but I didn’t like the head, so I changed it. Now Brad Pitt has the honor to play that part.

av


Aug 16 2009

Gaius Julius Caesar

Over the last two weeks I had a lot of work to do and didn’t find much time to work on the Subura project. There is a little progress at the Lupanarium (pictures will follow soon) and I worked on some army props. From now on I like to introduce with every new update characters who will populate the project. Somewhere I read: “Rome didn’t had an army, it was the army.” So I start with the Army. At the moment I count 17 heads and it’s still growing.

Caesar

This is the Ignite figure with no changes. I’m not sure whether good ole Gaius will take part in a story, because most of the soldiers are from the first century. For example the lorica segmentata wasn’t in use in Caesar’s time. So for historical correctness it doesn’t go together.
But anyway, today Caesar gets his solo.

The pictures were shot in the inner section of the lupanarium. The fresco in the background is from the Villa di Livia (Ad Gallinas Albas) The mural painting is today located in the Museo Nazionale Romano. There I bought the little poster. The bust is from a souvenir shop in Rome. The marble base is a wooden block covered with self-adhesive foil. The Egyptian chair is from an Asia-odd-shop. That makes me want to do a Cleopatra custom figure as well.


Aug 2 2009

The Medusa Gate

The first street is complete now. Here is the Medusa gate. I think the insignia on top of the gate is a nice eye-catcher. I bought it in the APX souvenir shop in Xanten.

Medusa Gate


Aug 2 2009

Iuventas Altar

Here is a little update. Meanwhile I found out, who this goddess is. It is Hebe. Her Roman name is Iuventas. I covered the columns and the base with some self-adhesive foil, to give them a marble look.

iuventas altar

I also worked on some details like the graffiti on the lupanarium wall and on a little “trademark” for this house of pleasure. That little thingy is a pendant, that I found in an archaeological souvenir shop in Rome.


Jul 25 2009

Home of the Draper

The next building is a cheap styrofoam house. I used wallpapers to cover it and give it a stony look. For the banister and the bridge I used balsa wood. The inspiration for the building was found in the APX Xanten and in HBOs Rome


drapers house

Between the pillars a draper will have his tables.


Jul 25 2009

The Minerva House

Here is the next paintjob. I call it “The Minerva house”. I found the Minerva head in Rome. The oblation are mostly made from fimo. Some of the older fruits are already rotten.


minerva house


Jul 11 2009

Ancient Graffiti

Here is the painted version of the forica. The source for all the graffiti was the book “Decius war hier” (Decius was here) by Karl Wilhelm Weeber. Thanks again to Amithi That was a very very useful hint.

graffitti


Jul 9 2009

First Paintjob

Phase II has started now. Here is the first paintjob:

streets

First I painted a black grounding, then I took brown for the gaps and a dark grey for the stones. After this I drybrushed the stones in a light grey. And finally one more run on the gaps. This time I strew some sand into the wet paint.