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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #885 on: October 21, 2021, 07:52:44 PM »
I've given up even trying. I just roll the stuff out, squash it flat then attack with sharp things.
If something looks too big I chop bits off. Quite a variety of thicknesses in there, the terracotta stuff (being rather old) didn't squash as well as the yellow, also went really stiff alot quicker.


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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #886 on: October 22, 2021, 08:56:38 AM »
Found some little resin pieces that sort of look the part adding some domestic detail to the huts.




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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #887 on: October 22, 2021, 09:05:07 AM »
Thanks for the sand bags tips. I will try to just get it done rather than fussing over size consistency.

This project gets better and better - well done  :-*

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #888 on: October 22, 2021, 09:34:01 AM »
The only tip I can think that works for me, is using greaseproof/baking paper to roll the stuff out on , I then fold the paper over the Milliput to squash it.
Stops it sticking to anything, then leave it for 10-15 minutes to stiffen up a bit, prior to attack with scalpel blade time.
Use the same paper for making self adhesive grass tufts, as they peel off easily.

Offline Eclaireur

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #889 on: October 22, 2021, 09:59:01 AM »
Lovely scatter items Ash - they really bring a game to life  :-*

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #890 on: October 22, 2021, 10:58:00 AM »
That village needs searching  ;)

Offline Rick F

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #891 on: October 22, 2021, 10:58:40 AM »
The only tip I can think that works for me, is using greaseproof/baking paper to roll the stuff out on , I then fold the paper over the Milliput to squash it.
Stops it sticking to anything, then leave it for 10-15 minutes to stiffen up a bit, prior to attack with scalpel blade time.
Use the same paper for making self adhesive grass tufts, as they peel off easily.
Excellent work mate, what I also do is get an old t shirt or kids sock and lightly press it on top of the sandbags before they're dry, leaves a fabric imprint that shows up if drybrushed. I'm sure you know this already, but I wouldn't worry about a consistent size, whenever I've been in charge of sangar building I've put 3 or 4 pairs filling and 2 or 3 building, the fillers soon get sick of doing the regulation 3/4 full and all sorts of sizes turn up lol

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #892 on: October 24, 2021, 05:01:55 PM »
Thanks guys.

Still waiting for some more Milliput to arrive, in the meantime I started colouring in. (Please excuse shite photos...)
Roof will be sand bags.





Found a last offcut of corrugated plastic stuff, so made half an ammo storage bunker/thing.



Excellent work mate, what I also do is get an old t shirt or kids sock and lightly press it on top of the sandbags before they're dry, leaves a fabric imprint that shows up if drybrushed.

I had an old off-cut from a bandage that left a good texture imprint, it seems to be hiding or inadvertantly consigned to the bin.
Must say I took the lazy route with a lot of these and just tried to smooth over any finger prints. There are so many still hiding in plain sight that finding them could be turned into a game.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2022, 09:05:03 AM by Ash »

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #893 on: October 24, 2021, 06:32:42 PM »
Superb bunkers!  :-* :-* :-*
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #894 on: October 25, 2021, 10:25:55 PM »
Got the roof on.



Re-done the doors on the little truck.


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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #895 on: October 26, 2021, 06:05:17 AM »
excelent!
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #896 on: October 26, 2021, 07:26:49 AM »
Those bunkers are  :-* :-*

Excellent work
     

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #897 on: October 26, 2021, 07:44:13 AM »
Got the roof on.



Re-done the doors on the little truck.



Cheeky bugger, you’ve been using Italian sweeties as sandbags! Amarelli by the looks of it. Mmmmm bunkers that taste of liquorice. :D

Offline CapnJim

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #898 on: October 26, 2021, 05:18:19 PM »
Ugh.  Not a fan or licorice (please note I've spelled it correctly here... :P).

But some poor bastard(s) had to fill all those f***in" sandbags.  Oy....

Looking forward to seeing the while firebase set up....should be a stunner!
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #899 on: October 28, 2021, 09:41:26 AM »
Think I'm done with the bunker.





 

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