A generic mortar battery emplacement suitable for world war 2 or moderns. Left rather plain so the end user can decorate and furnish as desired. Suitable for temperate, desert or snowy landscapes.
Has 5 small pits with a diameter of 12mm which can be used for mortars, fire direction control, dice for tracking ammunition, or an AA gun.
Made from a single piece of resin. Approx 137mm long, 92mm wide.
Supplied unpainted. Cast to order which delays dispatch time(about 1 week if busy). Note the image marked prototype is slightly different than the sold product but more or less the same.
Mortar Pits Field Fortification Suggested Instructions:
This model has been designed to not require flocking and comes with a textured surface which lends itself very well to dry brushing. The use of adhesives and glues over a large area, for example flocking, is not recommended and my cause lifting of the corners. The following are suggested methods:
It is recommended you undercoat the whole piece with an automotive aersol primer, grey works best. The following colour guides use Vallejo acrylic paint.
All flooring should be painted a timber colour such as yellow ochre, shuttering should be painted a very dark grey such as German grey. Sandbags can be painted bone white. Then give all of these pieces a brown wash liberally.
Paint the ground burnt umber, then dry-brush either desert yellow or green-brown. Finally dry-brush lightly with dark flesh, also apply this to the interiors as transferred mud. Apply a matte aerosol varnish at this stage for further durability.
Water down PVA 1:1 with water by volume and apply to the earth and apply static grass as desired. Further garnish with tufts and or clump foliage.
Paint your desired desert colour. Apply a matte aerosol varnish at this stage for further durability. Add clump foliage and or tufts and or very small stones.
Paint the earthen areas white. Winter (white) or dead (straw coloured) static grass can be added here using the method above. Apply a matte aerosol varnish at this stage for further durability. Add dead foliage and or tufts and dry brush them white. A white aerosol can be sprayed sparing from above to create a snow effect but remember, a little is a lot!
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