Let’s Build Pegasus Bridge Part 6

Yuletide greetings everyone! Today I’m pleased to finally post some pictures of the actual bridge itself. Before I do, let me just say, this has far and away been the longest time it’s taken me to ever paint a model. The first coat of metal alone took a good three weeks of painting grey every evening! It could have been faster if I’d sprayed it somehow, but I was determined to do it by hand and finally have the finished model.

It’s also worth pointing out, I pretty much followed the Warlord Games painting guide for this part of the project. I’ll mention where I deviated below. On with the pictures!

 

The first base coat of dark grey was added. It took a few layers, and in hindsight, I’d recommend spraying this part. There are so many hard to reach areas that you’ll need to go in with a brush afterwards anyway.

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Next I added two successively lighter shades of grey, making sure to leave the recesses dark.

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The concrete was also painted grey. I’m going to go back and add some weathering and blending to the two end edges, so it matches the ground cover.

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When the metal and concrete were done, I started working on the wooden planking. First, a quick coat of dark brown.

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Something I did differently to Warlord here. I didn’t like how the lines they marked looked so straight, so I cut some irregular patterns out of a coffee stirring stick and used it like a ruler, flipping it and rotating it every few lines to give a less formulaic pattern.

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Here I added the following shade of brown, followed by a light drybrush of a beige color. To finish, I dropped some Agrax Earthshade over the top.

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With the basic colors complete, it was time to add the finishing touches, like weathering. I used a variety of inks, and a sponge to add the various looks described in the Warlord guide.

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I added grease around the pivot point, and chipping on the edges of the steps.

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The final thing to do was paint the… well actually, I don’t know what they’re called! Check point barriers? Anyway, they were painted white, and then blocks of black followed by red were added.

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This completes the bridge for now! I’ve started pulling everything together to see how it looks and will try and get some pictures of the near-complete table over the next couple of days before Christmas!

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One thought on “Let’s Build Pegasus Bridge Part 6

  1. La France est championne :
    – du racket des biens d’autrui
    – de l’information arbitraire
    – du non respect les lois : art.40 CP
    – de la persécution à l’encontre des victimes qui résistent ..

    Pegasus Bridge

    I–Une Histoire vraie et inédite .
    http://www.editions-pantheon.fr/francoise-h.-gondree/essais/pegasus-bridge-le-pont-de-l-espoir.html

    2–Un Musée volé – Un scandale à dénoncer
    https://www.pegasusbridge.fr/conflit-musee-memorial/

    https://www.pegasusbridge.fr/70anniversaire-du-debarquement-le-denomme-comite-darromanches/

    3- – Pegasus Bridge, l’usurpation Tome I
    http://www.editions-pantheon.fr/a-paraitre/memoires-et-temoignages/pegasus-bridge-l-usurpation-tome-i.html

    Voilà pour un article
    Sommes à votre disposition

    Musée de Pegasus Bridge & Batterie de Merville
    BP 5
    14860 Ranville

    http://www.pegasusbridge.fr

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