Sunday, September 11, 2011

Flak Nests - Finally!

YES! I finally finished the flak nests.  As fun as this project was I'm so happy this is over.  Learned lots.  I was painting these for a tournament, which I wasn't able to go to anyway, and there is no way I would have been done in time anyway.

The one new thing I did, sort of...was putting a rare earth magnet on the bottom of the guns.  I've done this for tanks before, but was thinking about doing them on my AA sdkfz's.  So, I figured I might as well try it on these nests.  they work fantastic.  They stay in place better then if they were glued, and they still rotate.

One of the harder things I've done, is trying to fill in the hole where the infantry stand.  I tried using the same puddy I used for basing, but this was a disaster.  I had to peal the guys out and repaint a lot of them.  Instead I used green stuff, and they turned out pretty well.  I had  to put the floor lines in it.   With some practice I could get pretty good a this.  from a distance you can't even tell. 

Anyway, enjoy.  Pictures aren't that great.  My new camera takes almost too good of pictures.  May have to go back to the old camera, and/or get some better lighting.  The infantry are Luftwaffe blue but some of the pics they look gray.  Especially the ones with out a flash.

Stay tuned for Rules Nazi corner VIa - Buildings.



  1. Man these pictures really suck ass. they look a lot better in person. I apologize. I'm going to try and take some better pics.

  2. I think they look great. OK not all pictures are that great but I get the whole picture of how the Nests look.

  3. Do the flak nest come with holes to put figures in?

    I would have thought it would be easier to cut the figures' base and pin them on the floor.

  4. ya the are holds. would have been easier to cut the figures base. but you have to fill the hole in.

  5. The flak nests are beautiful but it's a pity they can't be used as fortified houses (at least not straight out of the box). The idea of using only the tops without the houses is truly ingenious.