Friday, 5 July 2013

Sandbagtastic!!.....Brecourt Manor Part 6

I slight dip in productivity over the past week since I've been adding the milliput sandbags to the boards. Never a chore always a pleasure!


Having reached 136 sandbags on Gun position 4 and the two MG nests, and they were still not quite finished I stopped counting.

I found it easier to build the levels one row at a time which meant I could shape each sandbag individually and then leave them to dry before putting on the next level. They also got slightly smaller over time, as I became more comfortable and proficient with the process.





Though I did use sculpting tools, it eventually became easier I discovered to use one's fingers to shape the little rascals. By using a suitable piece of old cloth, in my case an old t-shirt, each milliput bag could be moulded accordingly and fingernails are great for pressing in folds to the putty (pressing through the old piece of rag of course).

Consideration was given to adding a small number of bags along the tops of the trenches but if I'm truthful at this moment in time I'm all sandbagged out, so that will have to go onto the 'to do' list for the future. Next will be to paint the sandbags and then the rest of the boards.

More to follow.      

10 comments:

  1. They look pretty damned impressive, great tip with the T-shirt too.

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    1. Thank you. I'm finding it very enjoyable, if a little slow going at times.

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  2. Looking good Mark, how long do you reckon before you finish?
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stu. I still working on a few good weeks work yet, before you get chance to have a game on it.

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  3. This is going to be superb.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pat.

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  4. Thanks Pat. It is becoming a bit of a labour of love.

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  5. Beautiful sandbags and well everything else too. You have a knack for detail.

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  6. Looking very nice, inspired work!

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