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Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2018, 10:42:10 PM »
Btw, I whacked some filler onto the stronghold so itís starting to look more like the sketch

Iíll milliput the concrete walls before adding sand to the ground
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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 13/4 - 14 finished minis (7 photos)
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2018, 11:36:05 PM »
Great stuff Steve  :D :D 8) 8)

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 15/4 - progress with strongpoint
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2018, 04:37:52 PM »
Cheers Keith  :D

Bit more progress with the strongpoint, including the first pass of milliput (the pot that provides the structure for the main bunker is quite flexible so this lot needs to harden off before a final skim)





I might have made the opening in the main bunker too big; I need to have a think about that.



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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2018, 08:01:18 PM »
A bit more progress. Just need to level the base with a bead of milliput then itís time for painting






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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2018, 08:29:05 PM »
Coming along nicely there Steve
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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2018, 09:38:46 PM »
Brill  :)

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2018, 10:45:55 PM »
That's looking really good Steve.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2018, 02:20:03 AM »
I like the two firing ports.
Well done.
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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2018, 09:09:22 AM »
Many thanks chaps.

Iím thinking a crew of 10. A LMG crew of 3 in the Tobruk and two tripod-mounted LMG crews of 3 with a commander in the Pillbox.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2018, 09:57:48 AM »
Lovely! Puts me in mind a little of those old Airfix sets my little plastic men fought so hard over in the 1970s.  :)

Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong...

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2018, 10:03:47 AM »
Lovely! Puts me in mind a little of those old Airfix sets my little plastic men fought so hard over in the 1970s.  :)

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Iíve still got the remnants of 8th Army and Afrika Korps that were my first ever sets and who saw much similar action.

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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2018, 10:37:44 AM »
Lovely! Puts me in mind a little of those old Airfix sets my little plastic men fought so hard over in the 1970s.  :)

Happy days.
Incredibly, they still make it! Good old Airfix... ;)

It's coming together nicely Steve.


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Re: Airborne in Sicily 1943 - UD 20/4 - more strongpoint progress
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2018, 10:49:04 AM »
Great stuff Steve, can't wait to see it coloured in  :)

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Thanks Jeff.  :)

It took me a lot longer than I expected but itís now coloured in.

I havenít finished any of the German HG PzG yet, so for size comparison itís some of the British Airborne.

I contemplated a battle-worn look but this is for a coup-de-main type game, so everything is peaceful until ....



















The necessary barbed wire ....





Some caches of supplies





Area terrain - scrub - Also to be used Old West, Peninsular War, etc





Area terrain - copse - Also to be used Old West, Peninsular War, etc





Next up will likely be some of the HG PzG.  :)

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Splendid work  8)