Even before I opened the package I knew that this would not be a project that required a lot of time at any one point so figured it would be a good thing for a day such as the one I just finished.
Rome was, and still is, VERY proud of its public fountains. They were in Imperial times the way most citizens obtained water for everyday purposes. The Trevi Fountain, while beautiful,
was not the standard sort of thing the Romans built. All I knew about this kit was that it cost 3 pounds sterling (normally 7 but on sale at that time, had two ponds in it, and did not add anything to my order postage so I gave it a whirl.
Here is a close up of Neptune as while the statues are not very well proportioned, I think it does look pretty good. He has two dolphins at his feet, my painting skills may have them looking a bit more like Orcas than dolphins, but otherwise I like the look. The pedestal the statue sits on came with the figure and is pottery (which was weird to receive) the base the whole thing sits on is three pieces of mdf from the building kits, the window cut outs to be precise, two glued one on top of the other, and then the third glued in front. This gives the statue a bit of space from where the offerings and tired passer-bys would be set.
The kit is dirt simple make, came out looking good in my opinion and is pretty in expensive over all (Sarissa's fountain kit is 7.50 pounds, but has very in historic looking fountains). If you need a pond or a pool ... or a fountain! These work out quite well. And much better than the silliness that Sarissa sells in the Streets of Rome range.