2. Vf for 4.7 cm PAK 36 (t)
The aim was to build a model of a steel machine gun turret with 6 embrasures,
a 20P7 Sechsschartenturm.
The first thing I did, was to take the measurements of an existing model.
Then I made a horizontal and vertical drawing to a scale of 1/35th .
Then I started looking for a cylinder
with the correct diameter. I used a
carton tube that is used for sending posters.
I copied the drawing of the embrasures on to it and cut them out.
Plasticine was put in the embrasure before I poured plaster in it. Probably the most difficult thing was rounding the cylinder. You may not notice the junction between the two different materials, namely the carton and the plaster. For the periscope hole I used a spare wheel of a Spitfire on 1/72.
The bunker is a part of a 634. I welded the walls and the roof and filled
it with foam-plastic.
The only thing I still have to do is to
create a diorama with soldiers and/or
The scope was to rebuilt
the small Vf casemate for a 4.7 cm PAK 36 (t) in the port of Dunkerque in scale
The skeleton of the bunker
is built with wooden shelves. Around I pasted self-drying clay. The reason why
I used wood inside, was to save clay. The main problem was that this brand of
clay crimps a bit, 1 mm on each side. Not much, but too much if you want that
all pieces fit to each other.
But, before starting. Take
all measures of the object : Height, length, width, distances between
observation slits and embrasure, etc..
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