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Offline SABOT

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2017, 05:46:18 PM »
All round defence is catered for as is an escape chute - disguised on the outside to look like drainage.
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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 05:50:17 PM »
Next up .....  

A very generic looking Coastal Battery made with bits of rubbish, wood, foam, card and good old Army issue towels.


It represents an old Victorian/Edwardian fort that has been hastily painted up and given a makeover. An old ships gun in an open emplacement , loosely a 6 in gun and an old rusting ships turret with smaller gun have been added.These guns elevate and traverse and will soon have crewmen added.

 There are (difficult to see) positions at ground level to offer flank protection, enfilade fire with space for either MMG Guns and/or an Anti Tank Gun. The crane stands above the ammo bunker and works to lift the ammo up to the gun level.
 
I modified the two guns from Any Scale Models - a great guy to deal with and who generously donated a load of gear so the lads at Combat Stress could make and paint alongside me.
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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2017, 05:51:52 PM »
Another view

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 05:53:01 PM »
Got to add barbed wire to the frontages yet.

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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2017, 05:54:24 PM »
Last buildings just some small bits .... Sarissa Nissan hut with added wriggly tin roof.

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2017, 05:55:50 PM »
Blacksmiths - had already painted the figures which I have left at home.

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2017, 05:57:11 PM »
Alternative roof for the bunker to use on RAF Station. Much simpler but with a periscope and antennae . Last photo shows the hidden exit for the escape shoot.
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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2017, 05:59:53 PM »
More to come when I get home and unload. Been fun and very oroductive. Was working on six tables all at same time at stages so loads of fun. Here are general views of the models made including a 12 foot long flexible river made from hessian and yacht varnish.

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2017, 06:07:17 PM »
Looking fantastic!

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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2017, 06:12:05 PM »
Thanks mate.

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2017, 06:36:39 PM »
Yep, looking good.  What are the game plans for the terrain? 



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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 07:09:10 PM »
1. RAF Airfield to be an objective for a Falschirmjager attack having been first bombed and strafed. RAF and small amount of Army units to defend.

2. Germans (having won the air battle) ground forces sweep up from the South and are then attacked in rear by stay behind parties from British Auxillary units ( using some 1940 Commando figures and Footsore types).

3. Coastal Battery to repel seaborne forces attack and after landings have taken place as an objective for landed troops to knock out prior to second wave German landings.

4. Currently working on an English village and a small town.

That's the ongoing plan. ✌️

I am a great fan of your work my friend.

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 07:44:05 PM »
Very cool, sounds like fun.  The detail is so rich I was afraid for a moment this stuff was doomed to be a diorama only! :D

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2017, 07:58:16 PM »
It'll be used loads - I suppose I have put a bit more into it than usual but had a lot of spare time on my hands. Also lots of spare parts just laying around too so was easier to add detail.

I have been motivated by others work on this forum and also the catalyst for this project has been Warlord Games knocking out new kit.

Your buildings have inspired me too. I am going to build a 'Blitzed' house with revealed details. Standby!😁

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Re: 1939/40 PROJECT
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2017, 08:34:31 PM »
cracking stuff.

I think I like the RAF control tower the most - especially how it has moved from some bits of red and white card to being fully textured and camouflaged.

Looking forward to seeing more, and seeing some games.


 

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