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1/35 la batterie d'Azeville
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 09:37 PM UTC
cheyenne,Kevin and dimitris
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 09:58 PM UTC

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What can I say Piet , nothing but COOL .
I found this screwing around on Histo-mil today thought you would find it interesting . Netherlands ?




Yes it is ,
We had the waterlinie (waterline ) a series of defensive works that are (partly) surrounded by inundated areas,
or could be inundated at a moments notice by openig slueses.
This type of bunker was called a river casemate (very appropriate)
On the 10th of may 1940 The German Army just flew over them and dropped his Falschirmjagers behind it ....Job done
They even left their calling card on one

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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:12 AM UTC

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What can I say Piet , nothing but COOL .
I found this screwing around on Histo-mil today thought you would find it interesting . Netherlands ?




Jip!

Members of the Koninklijke Marechausse (Dutch Military Police)
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:20 PM UTC
Ultra-classy casting Maarten
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:37 PM UTC
Piet , don't know if you have these or not and hopefully you'll keep doing bunkers ...... please do .
10.5cm , location unknown .



4.7pak ferry terminal bunker Cherbourg



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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 04:03 AM UTC
Tim & cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 04:07 AM UTC
The front part and gun room are all planked up
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
Fresh from the mold ...........it's still steaming (drying out )
That's it for today .
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 12:06 PM UTC
Maarten,
This is some incredible work you are sharing with us! I don't know how i missed it but I will be following closely from here on out.

Cheers,
Rick
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 05:08 PM UTC
Maarten,
Absolutely lovely work!

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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 08:15 PM UTC
Very interesting, Maarten !!
I was in Normandy in 2012 and, in addition to the landing beaches and the museums in Bayeux, Sainte-Mere-Eglise etc., I also visited the battery in D'Azeville.
Looking forward to the result of your project!!!

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Manche, France
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 08:56 PM UTC
Maarten

This is fantastic stuff!
Azeville is a bit of a favourite place for me, in my humble opinion the best presented/interpreted of all the similar sites in Normandy.

The doors look really good and the whole structure really impressive.

Looking forward to seeing what you do regarding the scenic camouflage.
Keep up the good work

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 09:26 PM UTC
Rick,Paul H,Stefan and Sean
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 10:38 PM UTC
Impressive work, Maarten.

It looks like the real one. Bravo!
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 02:40 AM UTC
Nacho
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 02:42 AM UTC
Al plaster parts are done ,
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 03:28 AM UTC
More impressive work from the King of Concrete!

Seriously cool. This will look fantastic once you slather some paint on. Will there be cammo nets as well?
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 08:57 PM UTC
paint it, I beg you.
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 10:11 PM UTC
Very cool Piet !!!
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 01:36 AM UTC
Hi Jerry ,
Some camouflage netting is hanging in front of the embrasure
Couldn't find more period pics of this particular bunker.
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 01:41 AM UTC
Hi Dimitris,
Cant start painting before its completely dry .
May be at the end of next week, it weights 4Kg thats a lot of water to evaporate ,luckily some dry and weather is coming so it will be drying on the south side balcony.
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 01:44 AM UTC
Jerry ,Dimitris & cheyenne
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 02:07 PM UTC
Looking superb but yikes I didn’t realise it was so disguised by painted (and some real?) stonework. Wooden fencing, sandbags, netting…and I thought you were nearly finished!
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Looking superb but yikes I didn’t realise it was so disguised by painted (and some real?) stonework. Wooden fencing, sandbags, netting…and I thought you were nearly finished!


Mate,
Just painted stones,
they repainted the gun bunkers a few years back and a bad job they did .

The rear of one of the R650 bunkers


Something different than the usual stripes and mottle of yellow, brown and green .
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 01:19 AM UTC
Before pouring i added real rebar made from 0,7mm steel wire ,
still away faux concrete .

Can't ofcourse create exactly the same damage,
but it will be be adequate and the modern day pictures show 70+ years of corrosion of the concrete .
More chunks will have fallen out over of time ....with the rebarb rusting and cracking the concrete.
I am going back in !