PAK 40 ANTI TANK BUNKER

Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:12 pm

Got a PaK 40 in a box of so-called junk. Now Im accepting of the fact that I will unlikely get hold of a '251 anytime soon, so I thought to make a quick AT position.
I have a stockpile of polystyrene packing and low & behold, had a bit that was spot on.
Grabbed a bit of thin MDF board that came out of the back of a set of draws to use as a base, and used left over plywood.
I got a polystyrene cutting gadget from a cheap shop ages ago & finally used it to slice the corners off and get that familiar shape.
Carved out the gun embrasure, assembled the flanking wall and rear door protection & stuck it all down with loads of PVA wood glue.

Once dry, I used an acrylic gap sealer to grout the surface & put in a bit of texture on the roof, and mark in the formwork that would have shuttered the concrete during construction.
All in cost $6.95 for the sealant- zip for the rest !

Once the outer is dry I will paint it with a grey base and then do a bit of landscaping around it.
I can assure you though..............NO barbed wire :/
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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:04 pm

Good start!

Doesn’t Ludwigs do a basic plastic kit of the 251? Or maybe one if the wizz kids can 3d design you one!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:50 pm

Thanks Mr Lav but them right there is waaaaaaay to much proper currency to be mucking around with !!!

I got some grey base over the sealer tonight, it looks much closer to right.
Also went with a half-log retaining wall around the back that I will build up to with earth & grass to go all the way round the bunker.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:10 pm

Closed the gun embrasure and gave the base board a coat of varnish to reduce deformation when I do the ground cover.
Just need to place the door round the back, and then onto the groundwork.
This is really a 'five-minute folly' just to use a bit of gear on hand and create an additional piece of battlefield hardware for stuff-all outlay.
I've also got onto making a house ruin for the same reason.
The house will have its wooden floor burnt(with actual burning!) and windows, door & shutters a bit damaged.
I have some furnature for the inside, and from back in the day, a couple of portraits to hang on the walls !! :shifty:
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Postby Jussek » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:16 pm

nice work mate!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:54 am

Used a mass of left over polystyrene from the now infamous washing machine packing to build up a base to support earth works.
PVA glue applied like a honeymoon couple uses coconut oil in the Maldives and let set over night.
Ok, so not as lovingly or with anywhere near the expected result, but you get the idea ........... :shifty: :{ ;)
Once dry enough, I wet an old cot sheet & cut it to shape to cover the poly.
Placed and washed in with a diluted PVA solution and waited for it to dry overnight.
I will trim the excess off and use a less-diluted PVA mix to wash over and then chuck dirt on top.
When that is dry, I will wash again with a diluted PVA mix and use a grass(artificial) & leaf mix to add ground cover same as I used on the Pantherturm I made a while back.
No barbed wire though..........ohhhhhhhh NO :lolno:
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:28 pm

VERY COOL, watch out tankers this bunker is waiting!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:59 am

All done. Used plenty of PVA glue potion and real dirt.
More pva solution and then the grass compound I had left over from the Pantherturm I did a while back.
Weatherd it with MIG wash, and fitted the access door along the way.
Just got to place a duckboard path around the back & its done.,
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:25 am

The building and bunker look super cool Herman 8) awesome what you've achieved from a box of spares and leftovers :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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