Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Building of The (Last) Week

This was actually painted last week but I had the choice of running with it or Blog-Con and wanted to get the Blog-Con post out before I got to far into this week as I knew I would split it into parts so as to be able to give each section good coverage.

Here we have another Leven Miniatures building but this time it's actually available and can e found in the Military section. MIL23 - Longues-sur-Mer Bunker priced at £2.50 The image on the Leven site does not show it with the gun barrel though it does come with one.

I added the model to a 60x60mm base and built up a bank to look more like the actual bunker as seen on a quick internet search. The picture above shows the tapered gun off rather well. It is not just a barrel as it also has a block built to it which looks good from the front.

I could not resist adding steps to the rear for the troops to climb on leaving the emplacement even though this is going in a display case that almost certainly hide such details. I know you will understand LOL.

I kept the concrete look fresh painted grey rather than the more worn and aged look of now, hope that looks right for Mike. I built up the sides with cardboard and bits of wood wrapped in paper glued down then coated in Bitter Chocolate Sandtex, coated in sharpe's sand. Dry-brushed and then given a lot more static grass than I would put on a base followed by plenty of tufts to break up the finish a little.


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    1. Thanks Michael, I just finished another four buildings LOL

      Ian

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    1. Cheers Phil was a lot of fun doing it

      Ian

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  3. The model looks nice but I think its your excellent base work that really brings it to life.
    Blaxkleric
    http://fantorical.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Blaxkleric and thanks for following the bolg

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Styx, this will e on it's way north in the next week or so

      Ian

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  5. The whole thing is cool. Love the grass.

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    1. Happy you should e careful. Your house will get raided with comments like that ;-)

      Ian

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