I need some fortified guns for a forthcoming game, so I decided that it was finally time to refurbish this sorry looking Airfix Coastal Defence fort. When acquired a few years ago it was smothered in glue and missing some important parts. On the plus side I only paid £1 for it! The missing bits included one of the gun barrels, the gun shield and predictably, both AA guns.
My first step was to fashion a new gun shield from plastic card. As the gun mount had been rather firmly glued into place I at least didn't have to allow clearances for it to traverse. A second gun barrel was built from some plastic tube.
The gun mount with it's new shield and gun barrel (left). The latter is a different calibre from the original but we'll put that down to wartime extingency shall we?
The missing AA guns were more of a challenge, but I eventually decided on these Roco .30cal US MGs. Amazing what a rummage in the spares box can yield.
Hopefully I'll get it painted later this week. More pics to follow.