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uglyfatbloke09 Jul 2019 10:43 a.m. PST

We need to get some huts in a hurry – the sort of thing you'd find on a US base such as the MACV Compound at Hue. Any suggestions?

Pyrate Captain09 Jul 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

Conex Boxes and sand bags.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

And for my first attempt at posting an image on TMP, we'll try a photo of the huts:

OK, that didn't work. But if you google MACV Hue, you get a pretty good shot of them. To me they look too simple for anything but scratchbuilding, though--rectangles with a peaked roof--short sides pentagonal and long sides rectangular. If you want to get fancy, draw one short and one long side and make copies.

uglyfatbloke09 Jul 2019 11:56 a.m. PST

Yup; I've seen pics but it is difficult – perhaps impossible – to convey my total lack of modelling skill so really I'm looking for kits.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2019 12:41 p.m. PST

In that case, you should probably mention scale.

John From DE09 Jul 2019 1:54 p.m. PST

Take a look at the component kits here:


15-20mm but you could find parts for larger scales

John From DE09 Jul 2019 1:57 p.m. PST

Here's another possibility


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jul 2019 2:26 p.m. PST

Paper Quonset hut?


Download, print and assemble.

Command hut


Dennis09 Jul 2019 2:30 p.m. PST


I understand your aversion to scratchbuilding, but these are dead simple and should be amenable to production in large numbers:


John From DE09 Jul 2019 2:47 p.m. PST

and another


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2019 3:15 p.m. PST

I look at the originals, and I see three pieces--long wall, side wall and roof. Draw one of each, make a quick trip to office depot for copies and Walmart for foamboard, and you'd have the entire Hue compound in an afternoon.

There comes a time to learn new skills. (He says, as he tries digital photography again. But I'll get there, eventually, if I persist.)

uglyfatbloke10 Jul 2019 3:45 a.m. PST

Many thanks for all the help. It turns out that we do actually have some very suitable items, so the Hue MACV compound will be on the table top!

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