A few weeks back my Saturday Painting Desk post featured this model kit in progress. Like the last Italieri kit I featured here, the stone bridge, this is also a beautifully produced model. Other than the small shutters and window ledges, there are only a very few pieces to glue together. The parts are made of thick, sturdy plastic and they fit well together. Very solid and suitable for the gaming table.
When I was in Tuscany last month I noticed quite a few houses with doors and shutters painted green, so I followed suit. Once the painting was finished I treated the whole thing to a coat of Army Painter Soft Tone out of the can, and was horrified at how glossy it all looked. Fortunately a spray of Dull Cote got rid of the gloss and the final result is quite satisfying, especially the roof.
Somewhere in Italy, some Tommies out for a patrol wonder if there might be a store of wine in the cellar, or maybe some nice prosciutto.
The alarmingly bright green vines on the side of the house were found in a craft store (Michael’s).
A detachable roof reveals a sturdy second floor, very easy to put figures in and take them out, like these Jerries who want that chianti and prosciutto all for themselves.
These figures bring my 2014 totals to:
28mm Mounted: 13, 28mm Foot: 22, 28mm Artillery: 1
20mm Foot: 33, 20mm Artillery: 2, 20mm Vehicles: 2, 20mm Terrain Pieces: 2
15mm Foot: 26, 15mm Terrain Pieces: 3
6mm Foot: 120, 6mm Terrain Pieces: 2
Kilometres Run: 738