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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Bunkertypology » 09 Nov 2013 15:31

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View down the entrance stairs.

Note the ceiling beams and lintels. (I sometimes use brass if I have any as well as steel for the ceiling beams)
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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by c_hoff82 » 09 Nov 2013 21:51

Really impressive!! Just like the real thing.

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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Bunkertypology » 11 Nov 2013 19:16

Thanks

I'm about to start building a 630 with front plate for machine gun and a integral Tobruk. Will post pics as I proceed

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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by kstdk » 11 Nov 2013 23:01

Hello

Nice pictures and impressive model - cant wait to see more.

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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Ammunitionbunker » 21 Nov 2013 15:59

Hello There,

Nice work indeed. At the moment I am building a 1:35th scale model of the German WW2 Type M145 Ammunition bunker. The overall display base measures 91cm x 110cm.
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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Bunkertypology » 21 Nov 2013 19:50

Hii all

I'm currently waiting on delivery of components from Modelbau, which including. Armored and gas doors, machine gun port and front armoured plate. They are metal and will be set in the balsa forms ready for the concrete pour. Im considering how to make this bunker so the roof will lift off rather than entomb the interior as my previous models.

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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Ammunitionbunker » 21 Nov 2013 20:49

Hello Bunkertypology, :D

I can give you a few ideas. just follow my thread. It's placed in the fortifications and artillery section - Type M145 Ammunition bunker.
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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Bagge » 28 Nov 2013 19:37

Nice looking bunkers you made! :thumbsup:
Thinking of doing something like that myself, and you gave me some really nice ideas :)
What kind of mortar do you use? i guess they are pretty heavy, but they sure look good (no need for painting :))
greetings Mats

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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Bunkertypology » 01 Dec 2013 23:36

Hi Ammunitionbunker - had a look at your thread. Gave me some ideas. Im going to cast the floor and walls this time (rather than the roof and walls) The roof will be a separate block that will drop into the middle. This time I will mimic the formwork lines like your model by running biro lines horizontally on the balsa forms .

Hi Bagge Ive experimented with grit sand and cement, which is probably as close as you can get to scale concrete. The down side is it is really hard work and time consuming to ensure it works its way into all the voids in the formwork as grit sand mortar is quite stiff and doesn't flow very well. I use a mix of 1 cement to 4 gritsand. In order to get a better mortar for working with and if you are starting then use standard building sand and cement 1;4 mix. Don't be tempted to make it too wet. This will only result in voids in the corners.
Place in thin layers in the forms and work it in gently with a narrow stick or similar. I use a electric drill to shake the board the model is sitting on to "vibrate " any air pockets out of it. (like real concrete pouring)

I have received my components from DOLPH - quiet pleased with them.

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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Bunkertypology » 01 Dec 2013 23:54

I took quiet a few photos of the formwork Ive made and the DOLPH components - unfortunately the camera I used is a 12.2 Mega Pixels and the pictures are to big to post on the forum (about 2.5meg each)
Ill try with my phone.

(Sunday nights are when I get time off from the family and indulge my hobby and with the approach of Christmas it will be a while before I get this model finished!)

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Re: Bunker models by Bunkertypology

Post by Marcus » 25 Dec 2013 12:07

I've split these posts off into a new thread to give them more visibility.

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Re: Bunker modelling

Post by Marcus » 25 Dec 2013 12:11

Bunkertypology wrote:I took quiet a few photos of the formwork Ive made and the DOLPH components - unfortunately the camera I used is a 12.2 Mega Pixels and the pictures are to big to post on the forum (about 2.5meg each)
Ill try with my phone.
Unfortunately the forum software can't change the file size on the fly but you should be able to resize them easily using the build in photo editor in your PC or Mac.

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Re: Bunker models by Bunkertypology

Post by JKernwerk » 25 Dec 2013 13:24

Nice!
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Re: Bunker models by Bunkertypology

Post by Marcus » 26 Dec 2013 10:35

The models from searay now has a thread of their own at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 8&t=204334

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Re: Bunker models by Bunkertypology

Post by Bunkerfreak » 27 Dec 2013 21:36

i would like to build a 1:1 scale bunker in my garden :D

No, you did realy a great job, i "play" also with modelism, but only figures like Bolt action from warlord games.

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