Bancroft Roman Villa
The pre-decorated Roman Villa model, available via the link at the bottom of this page, is roughly half the scale of Airfix 1/72 Roman figures. Enlarging the model by a factor of 2 allows the creation of a villa-based diorama.
To facilitate printing, large model villa components can be created from a number of smaller parts. If the Airfix figures are to be painted, like those in the picture above, they will need a coat of Polyurethane varnish first.
There is still much to be discovered about the nature of Roman buildings in Britain. Excavations provide a wealth of detail regarding the layout of roman villas but what form would the elevations have taken? Sadly, much of this information has disappeared through the centuries.
For this reason, the card model on this page does not purport to be a definitive representation of a Roman villa in Britain but rather it is intended to encourage thought and promote discussion.
Note: Links to the model can be found at the bottom of this page and guidance on downloading can be found on our help page.