I recently realised that I didn't have any gates or checkpoints for my Italian Airfield collection of buildings. I looked online and found a couple of suitable models but I would have had to import them, they were prohibitively expensive, and more importantly I wouldn't get them in time for the Demo game the Rejects are running at Broadside in June. So the only option was for me to have a go at modelling something from items in my bits box.
In the end I made two models with the first being something of a proof of concept before constructing the final building. For both models I have used resin sandbag emplacements and dragons teeth from Leven Miniatures. The barrier itself is made from a cut section of paperclip mounted in a small post built from wood cut out of a coffee stick.
|The initial 'proof of concept model'|
|The second model developed the concept. Again I used wood cut from coffee sticks for the post and for the shelter. The corrugated metal roof is just a square of wood with grooves cut into it.|
|Inside the hut are two infantry figures (GHQ Italians) with a third out by the barrier itself.|
I'm pretty chuffed with how these turned out and the final model will complete my airfield collection quite nicely.