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Friday, July 31, 2009

How to Make a Warhammer 40K Space Marine Bunker

by Matthew Glanfield

An essential of most common terrain pieces. Anybody who has a Space Marine army must have a bunker of some kind. It would be ridiculous not to have one. Besides, Its not difficult to create one.

Materials List

-22?x28? foam board
-utility knife
-fine grit sandpaper
-PVA glue (white glue)
-thin polystyrene (styrofoam)
-codex gray
-skull white
-chaos black
-textured paint (gray)

Step 1 Outlining and cutting

There’s a plenty of sizes that could be used when making a space marine bunker. For this reason I won’t give exact dimensions. It will be adequate to say that sides and roof top will be used. So start by outlining and cutting down 4 sides. Be sure to make the windows the same height as their bolt guns. The height of the walls should be close to double the height of a space marine. Assemble 2 walls longer than the others walls so it will look like a rectangular shape. Repeat this process again and pair the walls.

Step 2 Create wall with door

When creating a wall with a door, set up only one of the walls with a door. The inner wall will then become a good background for the door designs.

Step 3 Glue sides together

Attach all 8 sides together. Remember each wall is actually paired with 2 parts combined. This gives the bunker more permanence and the windows are deep set into the building.

Step 4 make roof
Create a roof out of thin polystyrene (styrofoam). Arch the edges with fine grit sandpaper. Try also to chip out some chunks to be like a beaten and battered bunker. It gives more interesting look. Keep the roof unfastened so you can put space marines inside. You may have thought this was an obvious suggestion, but you’d be surprised at the things that disregarded.

Step 5 Prime then paint
Paint the bunker in chaos black or acrylic black paint mixed with fine sand to produce a textured look. This appear like concrete and gives more design when dry brushing. Later, paint the bunker with codex gray. Once dry, dry brush with skull white and wait till it will dry.
A simple space marine bunker designed, cut, glued, and painted.

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Matthew Glanfield is the webmaster for MiniWarGaming.com, a site that strives to provide useful resources to players of the Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40K, and Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.



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