Archive for June, 2015

Mycotic infection

I heard some voices about the start of a mycotic infection that will spread by international postal services during the June and July months. This disease will strike by means of fungus cultures based on these materials: lead, resin and paper. Beware!


Destruction and rebuilding

After a couple of posts about the building of an arena for your gladiators, now an update about the building of my new home. Refurbishing works are started. My mate Narciso designed a new house plan, even if we bumped in some snags. After I solved part of bureaucratic and financial problems with a lot of strive. So we passed to brick work.

Old partition walls were destroyed and new ones were traced.

Now we can imagine which will be the final spaces of the house. In the meantime old house features are overlapping with new ones in a weird mix of old and new. There is still a lot of works to do and money to spend. Who knows me say that now I am only speaking about money loss for all this. The goal is to have something fit to live in before Christmas. And we are still in Spring…


Arena du Fort Bastiani

Where have I seen this arena before? But it is a Playmobil arena! Instead of the full ring, here there is the choice to represent only the idea of the arena, building the scene for the play, utilising only three pieces for the walls and one piece for the terraces. The final aspect is very good, thanks to an added elliptic amphitheatre terrain and to a fine paint work. Easy to store and to transport. A further advantage is that with this system you have a lot of spare parts from the Playmobil set to built at least two more arenas! For a better view of the arena go to Fort Bastiani blog.


A printed arena

Some years ago someone realised a beautiful graphic work about the walls of a Roman arena. A trapdoor was added as special entrance for animals and gladiators. These walls look almost real, with a 3D effect, even if they resemble more the external of an arena than the inside walls. Through the Brabantini Yahoo group, a pdf file with these image was available to download. You could print it on paper, cut it to the wanted shape, glue it to card. Then your arena for miniatures was ready.