A simple guide to making 15mm bunkers 1/2

Want some pudding with your Sunday lunch? Harvey pulls it out of the knapsack again to produce this simple guide on how to make fantastic looking bunkers on the cheap:

No excuses now lads, raid the kitchen!

24 Responses to “A simple guide to making 15mm bunkers 1/2

  • Fantastic tutorial… guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon!

  • Great idea! Fairly simple to make and the results look fantastic.

  • Excellent! Only thing I can think of to improve this would be to have an MG barrel poking out the front or even a team inside (but that’s just being pedantic) so four MP40s plus another for the raiding the kitchen comments and glueing your fingers together like a proper ModelDad = 5/5

  • Go go Model Dads – the professional amateurs πŸ™‚ !

    • well dunno about you guys but part of being a model dad is the amateur bit – cos we’ve got kids waking us up in middle of the night and somehow there’s always some interesting microbeasts to look at or a trip to a farm to go on and modelling gets pushed to the bottom of the list; having said that BeautifulOther’Arf says I’m allowed to go make stuff some nights – I think she thinks I can’t be upto any mischief if in the den and not dahn t’pub.
      Glueing fingers together is just part of the joy of creation – I’d like to submit another for the list of Joys: when dropping a small irreplaceable component off of the work space quite often, if the reflexes are good enough, it is possible to catch the escapee between your thighs – however DO NOT do this when replacing the scapel blade in your knife and it pings off…..
      It’s that sort of acquired wisdom you don’t get on the “professional” sites

      • I do this! I do this! I’ve caught numerous tank commanders this way. Or not…

        • Funnily enough last night I had this very thing happen to me – about an hour after reading Mark’s post.

          I was sitting ‘doing my Panthers’, and a part loaded brush tumbed towards my lap.

          My decision? My legs snapped shut.

          The outcome? A pair of jogging bottoms that now bear the dark green colour of Panzers from 1945 Czechoslovakia.

  • Very nice! Actually, I have all the materials laying around and may give this a shot πŸ™‚

  • A nice aspect of Harvey’s creation is that is mainly made from everyday materials.

    If you’ve attempted a bunker from this tutorial, can you consider posting your results here with photo (even if you are not happy with them and/or made changes to Harvey’s approach). We would all love to see them πŸ™‚

    • Good idea. If you have problems hosting, send them to us and we’ll post them in a seperate blogette (thats a technical term by the way!).

  • p.s. are there any rear shots of the MG nest to show the entrance?

  • Richard Zamudio
    6 years ago

    I thought this tutorial was just the ticket for making simple, yet effective bunkers. Well done!

  • Excellent work!! and very easy.

  • Adam Conway
    6 years ago

    I’m begining to build up the resources but the thing is the only place do FOW is hobbycraft and that is a 30 minute trip from my house and they don’t have the greatest selection in the world

    • How about a polite word with mum or dad. They might put something on the credit card if you give them the cash πŸ™‚

  • Follow up: si’s bunker

  • Im not really a dad (im more of a thirteen year old) but i just started FoW (with a pal) and i was wondering can you fit a pak 43 in one of these or do i need to make a new base and use more skewers?

  • dave vencil
    4 years ago

    the video blog site has the video’s taken down, sorry thought someone would like to know.

    dave v

    • Hi Dave – just had a look and the YouTube videos seem to be working fine. Could you be more specific please? Thanks.

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