Normandy bunker in progress/ 50% complete

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Normandy bunker in progress/ 50% complete

Joined: August 15th, 2005, 1:16 pm

December 25th, 2005, 5:39 am #1

I am depicting a overun bunker at Normandy here where the bunker has had a pummelling from the assault force. I will be putting a 20mm AA or a Quad 20mm in with surrendering Germans [ new set from Dragon- Georgian legion]. Still lots to do as I have to fix all the b.wire in place, expended rounds, and add some US guys. I started this a fair while ago and it seems to be one of those projects I do between all the others. It will be completed in the near future though as I am finally past 50%.
The M.bike has been flipped against the wire stakes by ground blasts.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2005, 6:25 am

December 25th, 2005, 6:42 am #2

What color and brand of paint did you use for the dirt? Did you glue the small rocks on after the ground dirt was painted? Very nice diorama.
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Joined: August 15th, 2005, 1:16 pm

December 25th, 2005, 7:01 am #3

G'Day Trevor, dirt base color was painted in a very Dark sand [TAMIYA] then lightened with oversprays of desert yellow as I am depicting the area at the top of the beach were it would start transitioning from sand into a light earth. All the ground work was painted with an Airbrush and detailed with a brush.
For more detail on this method look further down to post 20, making a simple base with a ruin - 25 Nov.
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Joined: August 6th, 2004, 9:24 pm

December 27th, 2005, 9:21 pm #4

I am depicting a overun bunker at Normandy here where the bunker has had a pummelling from the assault force. I will be putting a 20mm AA or a Quad 20mm in with surrendering Germans [ new set from Dragon- Georgian legion]. Still lots to do as I have to fix all the b.wire in place, expended rounds, and add some US guys. I started this a fair while ago and it seems to be one of those projects I do between all the others. It will be completed in the near future though as I am finally past 50%.
The M.bike has been flipped against the wire stakes by ground blasts.
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Hi Ian,
The dog and I think this looks absolutely great. She wants to herd sheep around it, I want to over run it!

I am heartily impressed. Looking forward to seeing what it looks like with figures.

Merry Christmas,
Cliff and Bess the dog.
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Joined: August 15th, 2005, 1:16 pm

December 28th, 2005, 6:38 am #5

Merry Xmas to you both as well. Hopefully I will be able to finish this in the near future.
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Joined: August 8th, 2005, 1:56 pm

December 28th, 2005, 9:52 am #6

I am depicting a overun bunker at Normandy here where the bunker has had a pummelling from the assault force. I will be putting a 20mm AA or a Quad 20mm in with surrendering Germans [ new set from Dragon- Georgian legion]. Still lots to do as I have to fix all the b.wire in place, expended rounds, and add some US guys. I started this a fair while ago and it seems to be one of those projects I do between all the others. It will be completed in the near future though as I am finally past 50%.
The M.bike has been flipped against the wire stakes by ground blasts.
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Wow! Ian, This is a really superb paintjob! I Just love the colours you have chosen on this scene; it really give the impression of heavy overcast skies …and then the bunker! …o-man, what can I say? Where the shell holes there from the beginning or have you done ém all by your self? …or is it possible the whole bunker was scratch built? (haven’t seen it before)

By judging from all the shell holes it seems that those Georgian "volunteers” put up a really hard fight before surrendering!

Please show us more pictures when you have finished the scene!

cheers,
/Johan
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Joined: August 15th, 2005, 1:16 pm

December 28th, 2005, 1:35 pm #7

Johan,
the bunker is a Verlinden AA bunker from about 15 years ago but I think it is still available. All the hits , holes[including the Reo wire sticking out of the hit holes] and cracks were put into the plaster by me as well as the debris and the AA mount on the floor. I also added the Renault turret.
The base was built up in contours of foam and covered with DAS modelling clay, then the goundwork was added and painted.
Thanks again
Ian.
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 9:07 pm

December 29th, 2005, 5:53 am #8

I cannot wait to see it finished...please complete this thing!

dave swann
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Joined: August 15th, 2005, 1:16 pm

December 29th, 2005, 3:16 pm #9

I have about 4 projects on the go at present so I am juggling between all of these. Thank you for your keen interest.
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Joined: August 8th, 2005, 1:56 pm

December 30th, 2005, 12:09 am #10

Johan,
the bunker is a Verlinden AA bunker from about 15 years ago but I think it is still available. All the hits , holes[including the Reo wire sticking out of the hit holes] and cracks were put into the plaster by me as well as the debris and the AA mount on the floor. I also added the Renault turret.
The base was built up in contours of foam and covered with DAS modelling clay, then the goundwork was added and painted.
Thanks again
Ian.
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