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alan L14 Feb 2020 3:28 a.m. PST

Anyone got measurements for the "pepperpot" type of blockhouses?

I am wanting to build a couple for use with 28mm figures.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 12:54 p.m. PST

I built a couple years ago. As I recall, I did the circular base part around 6 inches in diameter, and the top section just big enough to overhang the base. I believe the garrison was only 6 – 10 men.

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian14 Feb 2020 1:55 p.m. PST

You could try this link

The model featured in W, S & S issue 102

The model was built by me – the article was written by me.


alan L14 Feb 2020 3:21 p.m. PST

Many thanks

MiniPigs14 Feb 2020 7:57 p.m. PST

Funny, not too long ago I came across a site that sold both a nice 28mm Boer war Blockhouse and a Boer war fort. Seems the site is gone.

alan L15 Feb 2020 5:59 a.m. PST

I know Redoubt does one, but a bit pricey if I want a couple.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2020 6:29 a.m. PST

Alan, I have a couple handmade ones. Would you like me to take measurements and pictures of them for you?
Sgt G

coolyork19 Apr 2020 7:10 p.m. PST

I used a 4 inch shipping tube and some corrugated craft paper from the Dollar Store . Email me and Ill send you some pics : Cheers Mark

MiniPigs28 Apr 2020 7:48 p.m. PST

I found them! It looks like the original company either sold the 3D files to Footsore America or it was always Footsore and they just stopped offering the physical models. Maybe they'd still print one for you? You can see examples of the physical models they used to offer in grey hard plastic.



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