Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Pacific Bunker

I have had to delay putting this on the blog. To give a mate the chance to place it on his website.
I bought this from Frontline (LINK)  over the Christmas period. The idea was to use it for my Vietnam collection. I know the Vietnam "Bunkers" did not look like this but sometimes in wargames we use proxies! Anyway I painted it for the Analogue hobbies Painting challenge bonus round "Home!" Yes not really a home and it was not greatly appreciated possibly because people saw other things they liked more, or because it did not really fit the "Home" category. Who cares how people vote is up to them and I cannot blame them at all.


The only additions I made were in the form of some extra foliage. There are grass reeds added and some small clump foliage. Everything else is paint.

Let me just say it really was a joy to paint. It took me one afternoon start to finish. The reeds are bristles a wall papering brush that was bought for this purpose and may be one of the best terrain purchases I have made at 99p (From Wilkinsons 3 years ago!)


 Anyway since painting I have developed a growing interest in the Pacific war. The model is 20mm (1/76th Scale) a two piece casting and very suitable for any 20th century conflict in the pacific.

Tim has since added the pic to his Frontline web site. If you want to check that just click the link above, click on 20mm ww2 Accessories and it is the second from the bottom.
 But most importantly it was just a fun project that I will use for my Vietnam collection.

That's it for today. Have fun take carte and paint if you feel in the mood. All the best Clint




EdiT: I also added some "Static Grass" as well. I forgot about that when writing this . I sincerely apologise


22 comments:

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    1. Thank you Andy. Not too bad for an afternoon!

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  2. A decent piece of kit, turned out damn nice Clint!

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    1. Thank you Fran. I have let Tim at Frontline know if he wants anything else painted, he just has to ask.

      On a side Note I have suggested to Tim that he should contribute to the blog as well.

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    1. Thank you Miles. As you Know just going through the AHPC back log.

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  4. The extra pieces you've added raises this model to a much higher level. Superb!

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I will admit I was pleased with it. There are a few extras, but not all that many. The Clump foliage is only little balls about 3mm in diameter and the reeds are just bristles that have been cut to size. So nothing clever at all.

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  5. Yes, I completely agree with Bryan's comment. I voted for this in the AHPC as I think it is brilliant.

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    1. Thank you Roy I think I got a total of 11 votes so I know some liked it but most did not. But how people vote is up to them. I am glad you liked the extras the reeds (I think) make it look more Pacific and jungle like.

      But I have never been to the pacific so it is all from pics and telly.

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  6. Well it certainly looked the part to me and I bet it looks superb on the table too.

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    1. Thank you Michael. I have yet to use it in a game. But I am confident it will look right when I do.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. I always appreciate your comments.

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  8. I thought it was a great offering for the Home round, I bet back in reality, lots of troops would have loved a home like that even if it was for only a few days! Top marks Clint!

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    1. Thanks Ray. I agree troops on the ground would find this a welcome proposition at the end of a patrol.

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  9. Nice work on these Clint. The extra foliage was a great addition.

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    1. Thanks Rod. And welcome to the blog. I feel I want to paint more from Frontline in regard to scenery.

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  10. A very serviceable bit of kit imo Clint and like you I'm all for using "proxies" in games too.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Naturally I would much rather have all the terrain for every thing I play and in every scale. But as that is impracticable I will use proxies where I can. I think we are all the same underneath

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  11. Looks pretty good to me. Perhaps for an entry in the "Home!" category you should have added a clothes line with some washing hung out to dry :-) ?

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    1. Thank you C6. I had no idea what to paint for that bonus round so this was all very last minute. Still I mam happy with the results.

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