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Saturday, 20 July 2019

CONCRETE BUNKER , FLAK EMPLACEMENT ,TOBRUK "MG position" , TRENCH SYSTEM and GERMAN INFANTRY in FOXHOLES.

These  items have been sitting on my computer for a while finally  found some time to post them.


TOBRUK

Completed Tobruk



For the project you will need 2 metal washers,scissors,superglue, 2 x evergreen stryrene sheet, not pictured hobby hand drill and 4 x tiny earth magnets.

Cut the Evergreen stryene sheets into irregular shapes,superglue the metal washers in place and prime with a black primer.

Paint with Vallejo game colour Stonewall Grey and highlighted as the  Concrete Bunker. 

Conversion work on 2 Warlord game plastic Germans. 

Used Milliput putty to fill in any gaps.

Add flock to the Tobruk, paint the figures and using your hobby hand drill prep holes in the base of the Tobruk and the underside base of each figure.

Place a small amount of superglue in the holes and position the magnets (make sure to check the polarity before gluing them in position).

Touch up with  paint on over the magnet in  base of the Tobruk. 



CONCRETE BUNKER 

I used 3mm MDF to construct the Bunker, building up piece by piece and gluing each individually to make up the bunker. 

 
The roof was made from a 9mm MDF filed down around the edges and used coarse sand paper to roughen up the MDF.


Completed construction with roof in place - just a note if I was to make another Concrete Bunker I think I would just make it out of  Dense Steryne foam.

Primed Black.

Vallejo Game colour Stonewall Grey to wet brush over the whole surface.

Next step continue to wet brush the whole surface with Vallejo Model colour Off white. 

Add  some colorization to the bunker with VMC offwhite, Green Orche, Black Grey,Olive Grey and  Vallejo Game colour Carne Marron Tan 
Add PVA glue to the surface that will be flocked and sprinkle on flock. 

I have used Woodland scenic Earth blend, dark green and whatever I had at hand at the time.


The door at the rear of the Concrete bunker was painted with VMC Black Grey and highlighted, I also added some VMC calvarly brown.  
Interior.
Pak 40 in action.


FLAK EMPLACEMENT

Completed Flak emplacement.
Starting the process.

I used MDF, 3mm for the base and 9mm for the edges.

Once put together I filed the MDF to roughen the surface.

I followed the same painting steps as per Concrete Bunker.
Painted and ready for the application of flock.
As these items where constructed for a 2 day gaming event The day before the event I forgot to order a flak gun, so I whipped this up in 20 mins using bits and pieces of plastic sprue, Every green stryene sheets and a drill bit.

Slapped on some paint and washed it with Agrax earthshade.
The construction of the Flax it not going to win any prizes in a modelling contest but it did the job for the event.
TRENCH SYSTEM 
Germans rushing thru the trenches to engage the enemy.
Using dense strenye Foam cut sketch in the trench, use difference sizes of files to shape the trench.

I use a large modified cardboard box to contain the mess from filing the foam.

Cheap hobby sticks trimmed and glued around the boundary of the trench.
Painted the trench VMC Earth and highlighted and flocked applied.
Concrete Bunker, Flak emplacement and trench system on the gaming table.GERMAN TROOPS IN FOXHOLES
German section in foxholes

Members of the Rifle team.


LMG team

Panzerfaust 

Junior Leader

Each individual figure has a tiny earth magnet on the underside of the figure which adhesives to the metal floor of the foxholes.
Clink on 
 "How to make foxholes" if you are interested to see  how I made them.

Section out of their foxholes.

Cheers John 

29 comments:

  1. Yes - I like the tip about checking the polarity of the magnets before supergluing in place! It is easy to forget this!!

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    1. Yes I learnt the hard way :-)
      cheers John

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  2. Excellent builds as always! I'm looking for ways of building bunkers.

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    1. Thanks Ivan for your comments
      cheers John

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  3. Very effective and the step by step photos are great. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Kym for your comments
      cheers John

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  4. Superb! you are a scratch-building master.

    CdlT

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    1. Thanks Chevalier de la Terre for your comments
      cheers John

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  5. I think the last picture also shows just how cohesive you have made your entire gaming experience. The CoC status board is a perfect complement to the terrain and figures. Nicely done, john. So much inspiration to be taken from this. Pete

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  6. Incredible work there John! Truly inspiring 😎
    Thanks
    Matt

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  7. This is so good John, wonderful results.

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  8. IMpressive! I might "Lend" me the one or other idea.

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    1. Thank you Nick and by all means thats what the blog is there for sharing info and ideas.
      cheers John

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  9. John wonderful as ever! I have one complaint. PLEASE buy yourself a small table saw, it exhausts me to view your works of art and realize that all the small bits have been cut by hobby saw and knife. I could never do that!
    Cheers

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    1. Ha Ha :-) thanks for the advice Dick, I reasonably made major modification to my kitchen and guess which saw I used to cut down large and modify large panels.
      Thanks for your comments cheers John

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    2. Good Lord! Not with the Hobby saw and knife!? How many fingers do you have left?

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  10. Just keeps getting better and better. Amazing talent John.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  11. Great looking bunkers and the knocked up bits and pieces flack gun is ace!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain for your comments
      cheers John

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  12. John how do you texture your bases with milliput

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