Kit: Modakit (1:72)
The Nissen hut was first designed in 1915, with Mk2 and Mk 3
huts by 1917. This is the basic hut, 16ft wide 10ft high and 36'
long. It was made as a simple hut with no extra windows, though
these are an option in the kit.
The stove was scratch built from tube and card, plus a plinth to
match pictures found on the internet.
The floor panel was scribed with 6" planks, painted with
Bleached Bone with Sienna oil paint to make the wood grain. The
insides of the doors were finished the same way. The internal
framing was made from strip styrene, painted dark grey. External
colours are Matt Dark Earth and Dark Green.
One window glass came off when I dropped the model before the roof
was put on and the carpet gnomes took it without me noticing. This
was beneficial in that I could adjust the framing after the roof
went on, and I could get the chimney out when it dropped inside.
The window was then 'boarded up' to finish the model.
Later a victorious pilot hung up a piece of lozenge fabric
outside the window.