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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 11, 2020 7:55 pm

Crack on!!!

Now that's making good use of time and space!

You are an inspiration!!!

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 11, 2020 8:24 pm

Excellent Steve you've made a lot of progress well done Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 12, 2020 5:16 pm

Thanks for the comments guys.

I still have not got a fully realised "final' look to the layout. As part of the "lease" deal with Mrs G , it has "to look nice" with the rest of the Garden lol!

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So with the area to the far left, running around to the corner, behind the Silver Birch , I'm thinking a stone dry creek effect ? .

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With the near left I'm thinking loose rocks , small shrubs and small grade of gravel . I'm thinking that I'll build a small bank running left to right to  "join up" with the middle section.

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Pre Lockdown , I managed to collect a few rockery size stones for the common near my old childhood town of Ulverston in Cumbria. So The boys can fight over some territory that will have some meaning Rolling Eyes  lol! - once lock down is over I'll be found scavenging on Birkrigg common and Bardsea beach Embarassed  Very Happy

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The section on the far right will be filled in and about six inches . It will be mainly gravel and a few rock/'boulders' . I'll need to stand on it to reach the back of the middle section.

Now the middle section needs some careful thought.. I'm intending to try build a smaller platform at the back ( to cover the two boards you can see ) but not sure yet on what effect to create ? need some ideas for you good folks cheers

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Its an improvement on what it used to look like any way  lol!


Let me know what you think. cheers
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Gunner Munro wrote:


I still have not got a fully realised "final' look to the layout. As part of the "lease" deal with Mrs G , it has "to look nice" with the rest of the Garden lol!


lol! lol! lol!

'Nice' , like beauty is often in the eye of the beholder. For inspiration here's a nice war torn landscape you could re-create for your VAM pics! lol!

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lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 13, 2020 8:01 am

It's coming along great Steve! the rockery idea ois cool, especially finding old rocks and stones from where ou grew up. I am sure which ever way you go, it will lok great! and you will keep Mrs G happy too bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Some shots to show scale...   Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2020 8:59 pm

Hi folks
Some of the Munrovian Commanders have been out to take a look at the work in Progress.

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Action Commander: - So Gunner 2.0 how are things going ?
Major Baker: Yes, what do you think of the new site?

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Gunner Munro 2.0 " I'm quite impressed actually given Gunners past track record on these matters !"

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Some of the Combat Engineers are out doing some "fettling" work.

Sgt Murdo :When I nod you hit it !

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Sapper Beck: (Thinks ) Don't tempt me , don't tempt me!

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Staff Cope: "Oi ! you lot put yer backs into it !

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" Yes Staff !! "
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Grumbles "like the sound of his own voice that one ..."

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Staff Beck: Don't think I can't hear you !!

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With that the lads get cracking

Meanwhile Major Morgan and Sgt Gaunt of the training team are inspecting the new trial Squad tents.

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Sgt Gaunt: These look quite tidy sir, plenty of room for a 1/2 section and their kit I reckon.
Maj Morgan: Yes We took delivery of two of these I believe. Need some work on the Cammo scheme- Very .. er Green !
( -I think they are for Cats - I'm thinking with a bit of spray  paint I can make them look a bit more "Warlike")

Morgan and Gaunt take one of the Rhinos for spin up around the side of the new area.

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(Here is the MAM Comms vehicle also set up to show some sense of scale )

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Off to the right Gunner 2.0 shows Action Commander and Major Baker , the next major construction element.

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Gunner 2.0 "...and these will be attached to this bracing plank and back filled to about 6 inches to create a gun platform or similar.."

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Sapper Stan: "6 inches of spoil at Gunner 1.0 Scale?"

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Sapper Stan:" ...Blimey I best get a shift on ! "

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Action Commander takes some bearings - "Captain Kobina ! - What do the fields of fire look like from where you are ?"

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Captain Kobina: ( thinks ) This is still a very open approach .. the Dragonian-Volgan alliance will have to take some casualties getting to us .But look what happened  last time...

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Staff Beck " See any signs out there sir ?"

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Captain Kobina. : " No Staff... but we need to be alert at all times . Stand to in 20 mins "

Meanwhile in a earth spoil pile  nearby...

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Dragonian Black Beret Trooper: " Sir, I have them in my sights ... Can I engage ?"

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Section Commander Tork of the Elite Guard: "No.. we await orders ... so this is the site of the famous Garden battle of 2017  eh ? "

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Trooper" " Yes Sir, we nearly had them..
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...if it hadn't been for their VAM never say die spirit we could have taken the day ..."
SC Tork: "Yes, but I sense next time Victory shall be ours !"

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SC Tork: " Commander what are your orders ?"

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Commander Covid, OC of the Volgan elite DC shock troopers surveys the scene....

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CV: "We watch and wait men ...We must only strike when we are sure of victory..."

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Turning to two of his men "...but we can make sure they have no rest in the mean time  ...Men fetch the rest of the Squads . We will show these Dragonians how a Volgan fights !! "...

TBC Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2020 9:04 pm

Fantastic work Steve!

A whole battleground ready for a 1/6 war cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2020 9:19 pm

Well the boys seem to have it all under control Steve! Love the tents bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2020 9:24 pm

Great photo-shoot!

''Gunner Munro 2.0 " I'm quite impressed actually given Gunners past track record on these matters !"

lol! lol! lol!


affraid Commander Covid??

..and as if he isn't bad enough his back-up is two Batmen!

The Munrovians are doomed!

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2020 10:08 pm

Great work, Steve!!!

You really get an idea of the size of the area with the vehicles and figures spaced around -- looks fantastic!!! Plenty of room for one of your epic battle scenes.

I have to say, Mrs. G has been very generous with her garden! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I was wondering who they were digging the grave for...clearly it's Staff...Hey, maybe they'll get lucky and the one shot by the Volgan snipers will be
Staff...after all he is an expendable MAM... Twisted Evil Razz Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2020 10:39 pm

Really really enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures Gunner. Looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2020 11:59 pm

Really enjoying the step-by-step work in progress shots!
Excellent work there!

You just have to use part of that old eucalyptus root sticking up as a shell-blasted tree trunk, just like in SKJ's photo suggestion!

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeWed Apr 15, 2020 1:14 am

Outstanding group of figs! That's a lotta guys and gear out there "helping" you with this project!

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeSat May 23, 2020 8:17 pm

Hi folks

just a quick progress update...

Mrs G has been keeping me on a Pallet project . Shocked

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Making progress.
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Final endpoint.
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Mrs G  is pleased
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As a favour  she got on to faceBook and asked around the local village for any spare  rocks and bingo got this guys FOC  Surprised

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So now Garden Centres are open n, bagged myself some chipping and have started a layout.

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Shifted some around
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Some action man eye level views..
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So off to the garden centre tomorrow for some more chipping and first few plants ...and hopefully some shots of the guys taking in the new views lol!
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Top marks on the pallet patio furniture!

...but I'm starting to worry your VAM area won't be cunningly disguised as a rockery.....it will be a rockery! Still I'm sure the Dragonians will love it once they've captured it!

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It’s fabulous to see progress updates Gunner. It’s very important to land mark action man eye level views for future action man pictures. I really hope you manage to take some shots of the guys taking in the new views.

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Excellent work Steve! bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Gunner Munro's collection.    Gunner Munro's collection.  - Page 12 Icon_minitimeSat May 23, 2020 10:13 pm

Looks like some serious rock hauling has been taking place. That'll keep you in shape!

The pallet furniture looks fantastic! Nice work!

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somekindajoe wrote:
Top marks on the pallet patio furniture!

...but I'm starting to worry your VAM area won't be cunningly disguised as a rockery.....it will be a rockery! Still I'm sure the Dragonians will love it once they've captured it!

Hmm I'm going have to watch out on that from Steve !! - Mrs G taking an interest Shocked lol!

so here are some more updates...

Picked up some more FOC rocks ...
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Gunner 2.0 and Sgt have been out to check it out..

"Looks pretty substantial from here Sarn't "

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" I can see right up your nose from here Sir !"

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Let go and check out some of the central area for size "

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The gravel makes it easy for us to stand .... How about this for a free standing pose Sir?

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I agree Sarn't... nice and stable ..

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Here they are testing out some more action poses ...

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"Duels  in the rocks will be Ok sir"

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Will keep you posted on progress.. I have more stone so will get out and finish the job.. before Gunner 2.0 has me up on a charge for project neglect and Mrs G has too many other ideas
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Fantastic profress Steve! bounce bounce bounce It's really coming together now mate! cheers cheers cheers

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Looks great Steve!

Perfect setting for battles and photo opportunities cheers cheers cheers


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This is looking like a fantastically fun play area! I hope you are "allowed" to keep it as such!

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I’m really liking your pictures of Gunner 2.0 and Sgt out to check it out..

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