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Offline Macruran

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Painting the Playmobil Arena
« on: March 10, 2019, 18:14:45 »
By chance came across this post on a non-PM site about painting the colosseum gray for use in some sort of gladiatorial miniatures game. Could be of interest, personally I shan't be painting mine  :roman:

https://arenarex.com/blogs/news/painting-the-playmobil-arena
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Re: Painting the Playmobil Arena
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 18:33:28 »
Looks really nice, but I would not dare :-[
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Re: Painting the Playmobil Arena
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 19:13:03 »
It looks great in grey, and would be more prototypical since most were either concrete or stone. 

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Re: Painting the Playmobil Arena
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 00:30:56 »
You know I wonder about that. A brief bout of googing suggests that the Colosseum in Rome was faced in travertine, which is a stone of white to yellow to brown coloration. So the PM coloration might actually be relatively accurate for the original building. I'd guess that provincial arenas were more likely gray stone or concrete, as you suggest. Interesting to think about.

By the same token those white statues on the PM colosseum should probably be naturally colored; my understanding is that ancient statues were not left as raw white marble but were painted to look as lifelike as possible. So one could just replace them with normal klickies!  :D :roman: :sherlock:
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Re: Painting the Playmobil Arena
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 02:06:11 »
Looks interesting but i personally like the original Playmobil color scheme.

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Re: Painting the Playmobil Arena
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 02:45:40 »
Another one for similar purpose;


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Re: Painting the Playmobil Arena
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 10:02:23 »
Another one for similar purpose;

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Re: Painting the Playmobil Arena
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 06:13:47 »
Stunning!  :o

I would not mind having my arena look like that  ;D