With the start of the New Year comes a list of new projects. First in line is a model that has been waiting to be done. The Coliseum. The model is in its initial concept design, however the dimensions will have a width of 2'-8" and a length of over 3'-10". Yeah, you read it right, this model will be huge! The arena battleground is 16" wide and will come with basic groundwork, but will also be customizable to have virtually any ground texture or arena setup in your library. How so?
A model of this size will be broken up in both straight and rounded segments with options of the outside of the coliseum having either simple 2D textures or 3D parts for those wanting the extra detail. Because of this concept you will be able to build any size Coliseum you want, and around any ground textures (or maps) you want. To add to the attraction, each segment will also be designed as a fold-flat system for easier storage. Finally, the set will include an Official's Podium that will be modular, so you can place it anywhere you want. Other props may be pending or reserved as a later expansion.
On to the concept images (subject to change during test building) -
UPDATE: The Coliseum is coming along really well. I wanted to share a few textures to give you an idea of the look and feel. The model will come with several multi-layered PDFs to give you plenty of options to choose from, whether you want to have the simple 2D wall or build the full 3D version. The podium and ground tiles will also have a few options to choose from. In addition, if you don't want to build the full model, there's an option to have the side walls fully textured to suit your gaming needs. Finally, this set will include the highly desired set of cut files.
UPDATE 2: While the texturing process is well underway, here are some images of product testing. You can see the differences between the 2D and 3D back walls as well as miniature placement to give you an idea on how large each segment really is. I've also included an image of the podium, a modular piece that can be placed anywhere inside the Coliseum. The roof is detachable for game play purposes. Images are compliments of Randy Farmer, co-designer and test builder.
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