Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Bunker action at Fire Base Buddha. Picture showing two of the corner bunkers nearly finished. The one on the left is one of the double height ones, with the firing platform built up. The base bunkers are intended to represent pre-cast sectional concrete bunkers. Not sure if these were ever used in Vietnam or if they even ever existed. But they work for me.
Next up, jungling up Mr Buddha some more, and painting the blast walls and sorting the base board out.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
The Buddha with a lick of paint on. The jungle vines have been picked out in bright greens and have had some masking tape leaves PVA'd to them. in the top picture you can see two of the corner bunkers also painted. Still need to put some green flock onto the base of the Buddha and some bigger undergrowth. The metal cladding on the firing platforms on the top of the bunkers has had some rust painted on and some random battle damage (holes) added.
Next job is to sort out a base board for the fire base to sit on. I will probably keep the Buddha outcrop as free standing, so it can be used in other settings and scale, but will fix the bunkers and blast walls to a base so I can model a ditch around the outer wall and other terrain feature.