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1/35 Westwal Mg bunkers (sigfried line)
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
Both scratch built from plaster and not weatherd.
Small type:

Medium type:
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 02:02 AM GMT+7
Wow, great job Maarten!
maartenboersma
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM GMT+7
Cheers Colin.
bprice1974
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 01:32 PM GMT+7
Looking good, I assume you will be adding some figures? What season will you be choosing to go with? A winter scene would look awesome, but so would spring groundwork. How tall and wide is the MG Bunker? Thanks for sharing your work.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7

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Looking good, I assume you will be adding some figures? What season will you be choosing to go with? A winter scene would look awesome, but so would spring groundwork. How tall and wide is the MG Bunker? Thanks for sharing your work.



Build these for a fellow model builder.

The first bunker Regelabu C1, approx 9cm x 13cm ,height 10cm
This one of the smallest mg bunkers build.

Second bunker Regelbau 1, approx 16cm x 23 cm ,height 13cm.

Thanks for appreciating my work.
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 02:11 AM GMT+7
You know Maarten, if you can find a way to make these in sections for easy assembly you could probably sell them.
Kraftstoff
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
Hey Maarten,
These are really nice...
I bought the Verlinden bunkers way back and these look considerably better.
Dave
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 11:22 AM GMT+7

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You know Maarten, if you can find a way to make these in sections for easy assembly you could probably sell them.



I do sell them ....all tops are removable so they can be furnished and all the rooms and doors and al the other things are in place exept th plumbing.
The people that are into model 1/35 bunkers know me well here in the Netherlands and some in germany.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7

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Hey Maarten,
These are really nice...
I bought the Verlinden bunkers way back and these look considerably better.
Dave



Hi dave,
He was the main reason for me to make my own,because his bunkers are pure fantasy and way to small in size and roof/wall thickness
Maarten.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 11:36 AM GMT+7
Here you can follow my current bunker build,but beware it is BIG!


http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=263944&page=1

Some more of my Bunkers
https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/useralbums.php?ppaction=albums
sgtreef
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:18 PM GMT+7
Nice job, well done.
I do like them big bunkers.
I wanted to do one for my 1/6 scale Flak, but after looking at the size, said not in this life.
Maybe you could mold it up and sell it?
Might I ask what color for the concrete used?
I just cast a base in plaster for the M-110 I am making and put in some Poster dry pigment black , well after 3 times I am still out on the concrete color, and the bigger one looks to be a slight different color.
Sean50
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 05:40 PM GMT+7
Hello Maarten

These are excellent. Amongst the best bunkers I've seen in miniature.

Did you make a mould and pour the plaster, kind of like the originals? If so is it solid or did you use a lighter material to bulk out the walls?
I ask because I have a similar project in the queue.....

Cheers

Sean

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maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 11:43 PM GMT+7

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Nice job, well done.
I do like them big bunkers.
I wanted to do one for my 1/6 scale Flak, but after looking at the size, said not in this life.
Maybe you could mold it up and sell it?
Might I ask what color for the concrete used?
I just cast a base in plaster for the M-110 I am making and put in some Poster dry pigment black , well after 3 times I am still out on the concrete color, and the bigger one looks to be a slight different color.



Hi Jeff,
I have no strict concrete mix color,except it has to be matt acrylic paint so it can suck up all the washes.
The main colors are white ,black to make a light grey and some german yellow to give it a bit of a creamy grey color and the rest is weathering

Best advise is look at real concrete there many shades
https://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&biw=1904&bih=932&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=S3kqWrOjLMbLwQKP5IjgBw&q=concrete&oq=concrete&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i67k1l2j0l3j0i67k1j0l2j0i67k1j0.20500.23686.0.24214.8.6.0.2.2.0.95.433.6.6.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.8.470....0.YfFcWbebjCA

If its for a FLAK 38,it can be a nice garden feature
You can scale it from this a simple square one.
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/f6990ed1e3035347542d11b0ddf4bb07/Gesch%C3%BCtzstand-f%C3%BCr-2-cm-FlaK-38
maartenboersma
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 12:00 AM GMT+7

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Hello Maarten

These are excellent. Amongst the best bunkers I've seen in miniature.

Did you make a mould and pour the plaster, kind of like the originals? If so is it solid or did you use a lighter material to bulk out the walls?
I ask because I have a similar project in the queue.....

Cheers

Sean



Bonjour Sean,

Yes just like the real ones only smaller and with plastic instead of wood,
The wood planking i simulate by scratching th plastic sheets,always use two or 3 differnt thickneses other wise it looks to flat i use 0.5mm 075mm and 1mm
On pictures the bunker might look smooth but there ain't as you probably already know ....your country is full of (which is nice)
Pic below is real bunker texture

And this is my 1/35 bunker texture

I think it looks good.

I use special pouring plaster you can buy in artistic shops,
If the walls are going to be to thick i fill it up with some styropor/insulation/foam, board you get at the hardware stores.



Be sure you glue it securely to your base otherwise it will float up when you pour your plaster (wich is a pain in the @##$$ when it happens)
Love to see your work i never seen any other scale bunkers being made (the way i like it ) you can PM any time.

Maarten.
Sean50
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 09:41 PM GMT+7

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On pictures the bunker might look smooth but there ain't as you probably already know ....your country is full of (which is nice)




Thanks Maarten,

Yes, there are one or two bunkers here in Normandy (and France generally)... it's almost as if the Germans didn't want anyone to invade

Good tip re gluing the foam to the base. That's just the kind of thing I forget to do

I have a couple of other things on the go at the moment and really need to clear some space before I start with the fortifications.... they take up some space as you know.

Thanks again for the description and illustrations.

Cheers

Sean
sgtreef
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 02:03 AM GMT+7

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Quoted Text

Nice job, well done.
I do like them big bunkers.
I wanted to do one for my 1/6 scale Flak, but after looking at the size, said not in this life.
Maybe you could mold it up and sell it?
Might I ask what color for the concrete used?
I just cast a base in plaster for the M-110 I am making and put in some Poster dry pigment black , well after 3 times I am still out on the concrete color, and the bigger one looks to be a slight different color.



Hi Jeff,
I have no strict concrete mix color,except it has to be matt acrylic paint so it can suck up all the washes.
The main colors are white ,black to make a light grey and some german yellow to give it a bit of a creamy grey color and the rest is weathering

Best advise is look at real concrete there many shades
https://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&biw=1904&bih=932&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=S3kqWrOjLMbLwQKP5IjgBw&q=concrete&oq=concrete&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i67k1l2j0l3j0i67k1j0l2j0i67k1j0.20500.23686.0.24214.8.6.0.2.2.0.95.433.6.6.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.8.470....0.YfFcWbebjCA

If its for a FLAK 38,it can be a nice garden feature
You can scale it from this a simple square one.
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/f6990ed1e3035347542d11b0ddf4bb07/Gesch%C3%BCtzstand-f%C3%BCr-2-cm-FlaK-38



Thanks a bunch I will make up some pours and put up on here, maybe you can give some insight to them.

Cheers
Jeff