Saturday, 23 December 2017
From JohnM - Monte Casino (80 Points)
I have had this piece of terrain now for a couple of years. It is from Monday Knight Productions and it looked like a well detailed piece. I must of primed it when I first got it and than forgot about it until the Challenge.
The first question was how to paint it, I found some old colour photos and clearly it was a sandstone colour rather than a granite. That was not really going to work for me as most of my WWII gaming interest is in Normandy or the Eastern Front. I had painted up numerous pieces for Stalingrad and although this is not really an urban piece, I felt it probably would be more likely used if I did it in granite with red brick. I could not resist however doing some of the larger brick in a yellow colour.
The piece is 12'x24" in size and maybe 10" high. From looking at the challenge rules, each 6" cube would be worth 20 points. I think this would be at least 6 cubes or 120 points. I think this is a little much. It did take quite a bit of time maybe 3-4 hours to do so I think 60 points would be about right.
What a terrific piece of terrain, John. I like the contrast of the warm brick and paving stone against the grey of the ruins. Hmm, this would be a great piece for my 20mm Italian theatre collection. Now, where to store it...
I appreciate your estimate of the points and have taken that into account. Let's meet somewhere in the middle and call it 80 points. While it is pre-made it is still a very substantial lump of terrain.