Desert Fort WIP Report #3

Blockhaus 17 continues to be constructed.  Slowly.        Very slowly.        So slow in fact that I’m sure that a platoon of real Legionnaires would have already constructed a 1:1 scale version by now and would have sprouts in their new garden and several cases of desertion and cafard.  Nonetheless, here are some pictures of where I am at right now.  All I really got accomplished since the last update was adding a texture to the outside walls and the tower (burnt umber paint, white glue and fine sand) and dry brushing some color on them.   I also made a ladder for the tower and then built up some “blown” sand around the edges of the walls with some bits of scrap blue/pink foam.  I then covered the outside ground with a mix of concrete patch mixed with sand, small stones, and burnt umber paint.  This was then painted with a mix of  “Desert Sand” paint and white glue.  Before this dried I sprinkled some very fine sand mixed with an orange tinted bit of fine sawdust to get a Sahara sand effect but I still have to paint up the rocks more.  That’s it.  Hopefully by the next update I’ll have the buildings fixed up and placed inside and the entry door completed.

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About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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One Response to Desert Fort WIP Report #3

  1. Adam O'Brien says:

    Hi Jack,

    Long-time visitor to your site here; not being a techy soul, how might I send you some pics of a 28mm scale FFL fort I’ve just completed?

    Best wishes for 2015, and many thanks for maintaining an inspirational blog!

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