Small Scenics: 21st Century Toys Mortar Emplacement into 40k-ish Sandbag Emplacement.

21st Century Toys Mortar Emplacemen, 40k-ish Sandbag Emplacement.

A long. long time ago.. as the song goes.. I was at a place across town here, looking at a place that sold Dragon 1:6 scale figures. it must have been in the 1990’s. While I was there, I saw a 1:36 mortar emplacement set going cheap. Being who I am, I thought it could be turned into scenery, and so I picked it up to do so. Regular readers will know the story from that point, where I never got around to doing anything with it, then eventually started on it, you know the drill.

So a week or so ago, I finished it off. It’s maybe not the best I could have done, but given that it’s been doing nothing for the best part of two decades, having it finally completed isn’t exactly a bad thing…

21st Century Toys Mortar Emplacemen, 40k-ish Sandbag Emplacement.

I mean, it looked okay, as is. Except for the rise and indentation where the mortar’s baseplate stuck on. I had to both cut that piece off and then putty it over, to give a flat area where miniaturemans can stand.

21st Century Toys Mortar Emplacemen, 40k-ish Sandbag Emplacement.

So here we are. Nothing spectacular, certainly nothing Awesome, but another bit of terrain for the table, finished!

17 thoughts on “Small Scenics: 21st Century Toys Mortar Emplacement into 40k-ish Sandbag Emplacement.

  1. It’s completely transformed and really looks the part! I think a “well done” is due, not for getting it finished, but for not waiting a week and sneaking it into the Scenic September challenge! I’m betting the thought had crossed your mind! 😉

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    • Haha thanks John, but I need these little wins to try and get enough models finished each month to hit my soft target of 1-for -each-day-of-each-month, every month. Struggling to get that done this month, and it’s not looking good.
      Still, September should be pretty productive if it goes to plan!

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  2. I think this is an awesome piece of scatter terrain and it should be useful in WWI and WWII games as well as anything sci-fi or gritty as well. With that said, it doesn’t look like tons of fun to paint (a bit repetitive) so I’m sure it is nice to have it finished!

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    • Yeah, it’s not the most excitng piece to work on – probably one big reason why it took so long to be honest, along with the soft detailing on the front-debris. Still, it took a ridiculously long time to get it done, and I’ll be trying to do a lot better when I buy new kits that are as simple.
      …cue September’s challenges!

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  3. I can see how it caught your eye, and it did come out looking great! Also, it is always kind of amusing to see genuinely scaled real world weapons and get a reminder of just how ludicrously huge 40K weapons are.

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