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i need help making a really cool looking bunker for 40k for bunker assault. the one in the 40k rulebook looks pretty nice, however i dont have it on hand at the moment and i didnt really get it anyways.
could one of you plz tell me a simpler way to do it?
AND PLZ TELL ME HOW TO MAKE IT BIGGER, its way too small for what i have in mind
Starting anew-september 22 2005
Make a base shape either by carving it out of foam insulation, building one with foarmcore or cardboard, or use one of the styrofoam inserts used in packing. This is one of the few times I use styrofoam (the white stuff that looks like its made of compressed beads of foam).
Get some cheap wall spackle (hole patch stuff for walls) at the hardware store. Cover your base shape with a thin layer of spackle. While its still wet, press wood popsicle sticks (or any other flat object) lightly into the spackle. You are trying to leave lines in the spackle to simulate the wood forms used when pouring concrete bunkers. Don't make them too perfect. Vary the lines a little by using the edge of the stick to make a raised seam line instead of a pressed board shape. Scratch in some small cracks here and there when its a little dryer. Look at some pictures of WWII bunkers to get an idea of good shapes and texture.
When totally dry, add some architectural details, doors, vents, windows, ladders, etc. Paint it. I like a base coat of grey spraypaint. Some splattering of white and darker grey, and then a few washes of browns and blacks. Add some rust stains, moss or molds, vines, etc to give it some age.
I'd go even further and say, watch: Saving private Ryan.
Watch the beach scene and look at the bunkers... perfect example with trench works, sandbags and the bunker itself is not tiny.
All in all! What wolf said is great... but to add to the realism... put trenches
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