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TOPIC: BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944

BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 4 months 1 day ago #31

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Plank texture turned out real nice ,going to look good when weathered
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 4 months 1 day ago #32

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Thanks, especially nice coming from the bunker-king!

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 4 months 1 day ago #33

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What! No reinforcing!! :lol: :P
Seriously though, love the formwork and end result of your bunker. Looks like you even got some air pockets against your formwork much like real concrete. A combination of small lift pours and agitating the mix with a rod as you go (much like real concrete) will probably sort this out.

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 4 months 1 day ago #34

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hah yea more gaps than I wanted... I was too busy trying to keep the plaster in the mould to do the agitation I planned!

Most of the gaps will be buried thankfully

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 4 months 7 hours ago #35

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That looks fantastic, good idea to try one day

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 4 weeks ago #36

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Wow! Look at that bunker!! What the Bunker king (Maarten), said.

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 4 weeks ago #37

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thanks!

been working on the roof slab. will make a separate dome/tobruk piece

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 4 weeks ago #38

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That's how we do it
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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 4 weeks ago #39

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Thanks :)

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 3 weeks ago #40

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Nice work,looks good:)

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 2 weeks ago #41

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Looking good Shaun :)

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 2 weeks ago #42

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Looks like concrete already. Is this the figure you'll use? Although the overseas hat is a little early for 44, they were still worn by many at this point so all good.

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 2 weeks ago #43

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He is one of the figures I think.. will be lounging on the bike while his boss is chatting to the spotter from the bunker, while another spotter is using big binoc or a rangefinder in the actual tobruk.

Good note about the hat, I will investigate whether I should resculpt it to some hair or something

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 1 week ago #44

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Made a bit of a hash of casting the tobruk but it looks quite nice I think, and the errors will hide under the earth banking and details I hope

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 1 week ago #45

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Looking good !

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 1 week ago #46

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Looking good,
you might want to add a ridge (not sure what the English word is ) and stick 4 hooks in it so they can hang a camouflage net over the entrance.
Most hooks are gone after 70 year thats why you dont see them often ,
And every thing that was covered with soil was painted with bitumen.
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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 1 week ago #47

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Thanks, I knew about the ridge (planned on adding it by hand as easier than casting) which presumably stops earth etc from ending up falling in front of the door but did not know about the hooks so Ill go look for pics!

Shaun

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 1 week ago #48

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shaunfletcher wrote: I knew about the ridge stops earth etc from ending up falling in front of the door but did not know about the hooks so Ill go look for pics!

Shaun


That was the main reason for it (i forgot to mention ) hooks are not mandatory.

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Got tis book with al the types of tobruks build,.

if you have a small French tankturret or a German PZ I,PZ II turret


If yo want I can always make a proper scan off a type you like , or other types of bunkers .........for future builds?
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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 1 week ago #49

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Nice book..love the plans (very much like the plan I used for this) and yeah I will definitely hit you up on that for another project! This one is going to be observation only, no turret.

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 6 days ago #50

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Bit more work, pretty much concreted now, will be building a door mechanism and various other bits next, along with working out how to fit it into the ground for best effect..

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 5 days ago #51

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Nothing wrong with that Shaun :) and some awesome references pics also, cheers Maarten

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 5 days ago #52

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Looking really good

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 4 days ago #53

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Looks good,
If you want to position the bike next to it ,you could build it into an embankment with walls of earth next to the door
or even into a piece of road, with steps going down.
And you can paint the concrete with camouflage paint.
www.bunkerart.nl/camouflagepaint_outside.htm


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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 4 days ago #54

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Yeah that's pretty much how I envisaged the earth banking.. keeps the bike front and centre

Camo is a nice idea, wonder if I can pull that off!

/also will not make the door, it not being appropriate. Maybe some netting.

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BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 3 months 3 days ago #55

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Nice progress and great idea for the dio Shaun

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