I actually made this for use in a scenario I played a while back ( view link)
|All the pieced needed for the sentry box, I used 3mm MDF for this project.|
|To cut out the arched door way, make a series of cuts with a saw then use box cutters to separate the pieces.|
|Use a file to smoothed out the arch.|
|Using the saw make a series of shallow grooves along each of the pieces.|
|To add a wood grain texture to the MDF use a pointed instrument and grind in thin random lines.|
Use superglue to stick all the MDF pieces together.
The measurements of the sentry box are:
Height from base to tip of roof 5 cm.
Height of door way from base to top of arch 3 cm.
Width and length 2.8 cm
|Base for the Sentry box again its 3mm MDF.|
|Glued in place|
|Cut strips of cardboard and glue them on with PVA overlapping the pieces.|
|Completed cardboard roof .|
|Drill a hole for the post of the gate|
|Drill a hole in the gate where it will be anchored to the post via a piece of brass wire as seen in the image below.|
|The two post that support the gate have a saw cut on top to accommodate the gate.|
|2 holes have been drilled these will accommodate a handle to be inserted later.|
A piece of balsa wood has been cut into a block to simulate the weight that allows the gate to be raised which is glued in place.
|Super glue is poured around the hole that will accommodate the post , this is done to strengthen the MDF.|
As the post and gate will not be permanently fixed in place, I want it to remain in 2 pieces for transport purposes.
|Bend a brass rod into the shape of a handle and glue in place.|
Prime with Black Undercoat.
|Add a piece of MDF for a 'HALT sign'.|
Paint with Vallejo Model colour Black Grey, White Grey and Flat Red.
Stains added with Nulin Oil, Agraxearthshade ink washes and some watered down Green paint.
Sentry box over a dirt rural road.
|Over a copper-stone road.|
|Shultz transferred to Heer and on sentry duty. (one of Stoessis Heroes miniatures)|
You can buy one ready made at :
Battlefront Accessories ,Check Point