The Roman's are easy as the marching camp is pretty well documented and its visually fairly appealing. For the Punic forces though the "realistic" option is probably gaggle of tents and rough lean-to's, which did nt seem very inspiring. So I turned my thoughts towards a temple as a more appealing item. Details are pretty sparse on Punic religions beyond the odd stele of Tanit, the Phoenician mother goddess and city deity of Carthage.
So I decided that a fairly generic Greek-style might be the best bet. The model is an open temple with alter and a few statues.
The basic constriction of the temple is my usual foam-core. For the pillars I've used 5 inch cake pillars. In this case Wilton Grecian pillars obtained from Amazon at £5 for 4 pillars.
|The basic temple with cake-pillar columns
|Some old figures destined to be statues
|The tympanon being added with recesses to hold the roof
|Gluing down the roof
|The temple shell completed
For the roof I've used my normal method of gluing individual card tiles down. Its pretty time-consuming but gives a good texture when finished, so is worth the effort.
|Adding the tiles one-by-one
|Some decoration added to the tympanon
The completed temple was painted, washed, and then dry-brushed in a suitable sand-colour acrylic. The flagstone effect was achieved by carving-out the flagstones using a ballpoint pen and then washed with paint.
|Completed temple from the front
|Better view of the decoration
|The alter and statues
|The whole thing completed