I'm finding that 1/72 modelling has a decent amount of accessories and terrain available; one such piece is a stone bridge by Italeri. The pictures of this bridge looked nice so I picked one up and decided to give it a try. Once it arrived I was a little disappointed with the detail of the bricks. The capstones are nice and look accurate but the individual bricks look like someone sculpted them using a paper clip. Fortunately, a nice paint job seems to hide this flaw and it ended up looking pretty nice.
I painted the base coat with Vallejo Stone Grey and then the individual bricks with various earth/stone colors. I also applied some pumice gel on the road bed, followed by dirt and mud textures. I added a little foliage in the form of dried grass in the corners of the road bed and then some creeping ivy growing up from the undersides.
I'm really pleased with the final look of this bridge and I'm looking forward to completing more buildings and terrain features for a more complete landscape.