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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Making Gallic/Celtic Villages

Making Gallic/Celtic Villages

I needed some ancient celtic villages for my Caesars Gallic War Project, I know that there are quite a few commercially available ancient celtic villages which would have been more than suitable. However I really fancied having a go at building some of my own villages and to be honest it was surprisingly easy. I hope you really enjoy this tutorial on how I completed this task.

Gallic/Celtic Villages

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Making Gallic/Celtic Village One

1. The first stage was to draw a paper template of how I wanted the Celtic village to be arranged.

2. The next thing was to decide what size base I was going to use, I decided on 10 x 10 inches using my preferred basing material hardboard after cutting my bases I proceeded to rasp the edges to give it a smoother appearance.

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3. The next stage was to cover the assorted cardboard rolls with PVA glue and then put toilet roll paper over the top and allow to dry. 

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4. The next stage is to make the roof this is done by using an appropriate size class, dependent on the size of the cardboard rolls, on a thin piece of cardboard or Christmas card cereal box etc. Once you have marked out your circle and cut it out fold it in half then cut halfway through the circle and proceed to make a cone and glue it. Once you have done this do exactly the same with a piece of towle and glue that on top.

5. The next stage is to glue the buildings together using a glue gun once you have done this then glue the buildings to the hardboard

6.The next stage was to cover the hardboard polycell filler.

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Making Gallic/Celtic Village Two

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7. The next stage was to undercoat the village buildings with Vallejo 995 German Grey, and then heavily dry brushed with Vallejo 983 Flat Earth, and finally just the roof was dry brushed with Vallejo 821 German Cam. Beige WWII. The ground was painted with Vallejo 983 Flat Earth and then dry brushed with Vallejo 918 Ivory.

8. The next step is to varnish your bases with Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear.

9. The Last stage is to add Noch Summer Meadow Grass.

Tools

Pencil
Tape measure
Wood saw
Rasp
Screwdriver
Paintbrushes
Glue Gun

Materials

Hardboard
Polycell Filler
Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish, matt clear
Noch Summer Meadow Grass
PVA
Towle
Cardboard

Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 995 German Grey
Vallejo 983 Flat Earth
Vallejo 821 German Cam. Beige WWII
Vallejo 918 Ivory