Jan-Mar 2011 Group Build Normandy Thread, German machine gun post dio in Group Builds; Evening all, after a long think and a time trawling the interweb for ideas i have decided to do a ...
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German machine gun post dio
Evening all, after a long think and a time trawling the interweb for ideas i have decided to do a small dio based around a covered machine gun nest built into the beach rockface, while the machine gun crews are concentrating on the beaches in front of them i'm going to place a few GI's nearby preparing for an assault.
I had a couple of infantry kits in my stash i am going to use, the tamiya german machine gun troops set, an oldie but just what i need and Dragons Normandy infantry set with extra heads and PE straps and belts, lovely sculpted pieces and loads of extra guns and gear.
Wasn't too sure how to go about creating a rockface but a visit to hobbycraft produced a plaster rock mould kit that will do the job.
Will be nice to get some practice on figure painting as it definatly isn't my strong point.
Cheers for looking
I like it Darren. I have the machine gun troop, it makes up into a very nice group.
The Rangers look good too, with loads of detail. Add these to your rock face and it should look the bizzo'!
Good luck with the build,
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Reminds me of the opening scene of "Saving Private Ryan". Certainly a lasting image if ever there was one. This should be equally memorable when you've put it together.
I remember making rock faces in my model railway days from pieces of cork bark set in plaster. That used to paint up quite well but I think it may be harder to come by nowadays and probably a lot more expensive.
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