I have been looking about for something suitable for a DBA camp for my 3mm Greeks but found nothing in the scale so decided to build my own temple! It is less than 20mm tall, based around two old dice with then built up with cut down MDF and card. It occupied much of Sunday and involved a fair bit of cursing, superglued fingers and crawling about on the carpet for bits of cut down cocktail sticks that went flying, at one point the entire structure was stuck to fingers and had to be very carefully prized off to avoid damaging it and having to write off several hours work :( Having managed to glue tiny columns to the front and rear of the structure I cold tell something was not right! It looked too Roman and required columns on all four sides. My wife told me not to do it, it looked fine she said but no, it needed more columns. I took a break played around filing and cutting more cocktail sticks and then carefully added them along both sides using tweezers. Everything then got a thin coat of tile grout before painting.
OK, it's not perfect, but after the time spent it was going on the base and that was that. The hope was that some Hoplites gathered around it would help to draw the eye and with the addition of a few Cyprus trees called it a day. Here it is in all it's glory and it is now magnetised and sitting in it's box alongside the Greek army.
As said previously I'm now slowing down on the commission painting front but still painting for Old John, Mark, Graham and JohnR plus Geoff's 2mm tiddlers! These are more 1/72nd scale Streltsi and 20mm MInarion figures for Old John, the latter being Bourbon Infantry attired in rather fetching Purple coats and breeches with red cuffs and stockings.
Back to 60 more mounted Indian warriors next for Mark, being the November batch. There remains a lot more in the box for John including another 17 (I think) metal Winged Hussars and John tells me that he already has 176 of them painted in his collection!