Monday, 2 December 2019

I can’t believe it’s not bunker - part 3


The bunkers are now painted and complete. Here - in these hastily posed photos -  we see some of the comrades skulking bravely behind their mighty concrete walls. Well, OK, flimsy plastic but best not mention that to these chaps. 

Sunday, 1 December 2019

I can’t believe it’s not bunker - part 2

The high quality Soviet bunkers have been based  - otherwise they were rather wobbly - and undercoated in black. More paint will be applied when this coat dries.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

I can’t believe it’s not bunker

I spotted this ancient margarine tub heading for the bin a few weeks ago. “So what?” I hear you cry. Strange to say, it put me in mind of photos of Soviet WW2 pre-fabricated concrete MG bunkers I’d been looking at. Having successfully rescued the thing I at once set to work to produce yet more of the museum-quality terrain for which I am rightly famed.
The first step was to cut it in half....
...next I cut out the vision/firing slits. These are quite tall so as to accommodate both kneeling and standing firing figures. Stay tuned for the next thrilling episode!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Soviet Naval Infantry - part 3

Hot on the heels of the Pegasus figures are this lot from the Zvezda hard plastic set.  The stripy shirts were something of a challenge - I tried two variants and on balance prefer the lighter version (the chap with the bundle of grenades).
That's all from the Black Sea Fleet for the moment.  That said, I do have another of these Zvezda sets so I might use it for some conversions.