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here I present my work. I create dioramas in the time period of World War II and everything only in the scale 1/144.
My main focus are tanks but from time to time a take a look at submarines, interesting airplanes and small ships.

Freitag, 22. August 2014

German Bunker somewhere in Europe

Today I show a German Bunker with a 12 cm gun, somewhere in Europe.
As always, I built everything in my favorite scale 1/144.

The foundation is a piece of foam. The trees I bought some time ago.
Everything was cut of from the bigger piece of foam and then covers with an layer of sand, glue and a nit of gypsum.
The Bunker itself is cut off from a second piece of foam and then later I pained it several times with gray paint. The wall was done in the same technique. 
The wall and the stones on the front side are engraves with several tools and the rest was only paint.

About the Bunker:

The Bunker is similar to one I saw on an Italian forum. The Germans built in a lot of countries their Bunkers.
In Italy the situation was a bit different.
In France they had the Maginot line close to the German Borderline.
On the coast, from Spain to the Nederlands, the Germans built their Atlantic Wall. In between there where a lot of gabs, so do not believe it was a closed line.
In Norway and Denmark the Germans built the same types of Bunkers as in France and in the Nederlands.
But why was Italy different? Italy was, at the beginning they were Allied. Italy started to build their one Bunkers, and like the Germans, most times they used standardized types. I remember that on some spots close to the coast, the Germans built their own Regelbauten on Italian ground.
So we had here both, mixed together, German pillboxes, Italian pillboxes, bigger arrangements with heavy artillery against any landing trials. Further more the Italians built a lot of road blockades to close down important roads.
So it is not that impossible, that my German Bunker could be close to the Italian coastline.
I hope you like this small diorama.






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