I briefly toyed with the idea of doing a 28mm model that I could later use for games of soldiers, but then remembered that it was actually his project, not mine and so he needed to do most of the work, so maybe something a little less ambitious was in order.
A spot of googling later and we found these great plans on the BBC web site. Eay enough to follow, but give a great result - that's value for licence payers money!
And so after a minmum of cursing and some quality father/son time we came up with the following:
His teacher was sufficiently impressed that he was sent straight down to the Head to show it to her.
And he was given two house points. One of which I've claimed for myself.
We also took a day trip out to York to look at Roman remains. I can thoroughly recommend the Yorkshire Museum in Museum park, lots of really interesting, well presented Roman stuff, with a good mix of interactive things for younger historians. The lad got in free, and my ticket allows access for 12months, so a bargain in my view. As well as the Roman they'd also got a cracking Medieval part too. Well worth a visit. Here's a few pics for those that like that sort of thing (a somewhat esoteric selection as they were mostly taken by the offspring):
Normal service will be resumed later this week as I went to Cold Steel yesterday and lost at WAB a few times. Pics and report to follow.