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    James Manto

    A friend gave me the old Airfix Coastal Battery a while ago and I decided to use it for my 15mm SF project.

    Replaced the gun with a RAFM missile launcher. Replaced the search light with a gauss gun  (scratch built from a PSC Russian AT gun, some sprue and a flat head screw) for point defence. Added a big antenna to the communication shack (safety cap from an insulin injector, piece of stiff wire and some bits of plastic for the panels). Added doors to the bunkers and painted evertything a mottled grey camo suitable for dark asteroids or moons. The dish on the big bunker roof is  3D print.

    Close up:

    35552078_10215655504357136_6653913688883331072_n by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    Atmospheric lighting

    35552174_10215655502557091_7752234708775206912_n by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    Better overall view showing the tall antenna array:

    35694768_10215655503317110_1500305821081272320_n by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    And another shot of my Eagle transporter, because:

    35682361_10215655502277084_7656650014034231296_n by Hotlead2009[/url], on Flickr

    Now I just need my Power Armoured Marines from GZG to show up so I can attack it!


    That conversion works remarkably well. I wonder if mine has survived in the kids toybox….


    That’s a great re-use of a classic piece, I have been replacing my lost Airfix terrain pieces, the coastal gun emplacements and these, as well as the styrene terrain bases from Amera for the strong point and desert outpost………

    "Even dry tree bark is not bitter to the hungry squirrel"


    Missed this the first time around, amazing! Great scratchbuilding.


    Missed this the first time around, amazing! Great scratchbuilding.

    As did I! That does look great – as does the Eagle! Thanks for sharing



    An excellent conversion, thank you for sharing.

    Darkest Star Games

    How did I miss this>?!?!  great stuff!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

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