• Pardon the dust while the boys rebuild the site.

    The board will be in a state of disarray as I get things sorted out, for a little while at least.

    The new incarnation is using Xenforo as the system software. It is much like what we are used to, with a few differences. I will see about making a FAQ to help point out the differences for the members.


    One IMPORTANT difference for all of us old timers is that the 'mail' system is replaced with what are called 'conversations'/

    There is no 'Inbox' or 'Out box' or 'Sent' folders anymore.

    Think of Conversations as private 'threads' or topics that don't exist in a forum, that you start with another member. NOTE: Conversations can include more than one member if you or someone else in the conversaion, likes.
    Takes a little getting used to but I am sure you all can get a hang of it.


    Only a slightly modified default default Xenforo style is available for now. Once the new SAG style is ready it will be available.

    All existing users should be able to login with their usernames and passwords once the site goes up.


    If anyone has difficulties logging in please contact me at sixthvanguard@gmail.com.


    Thank you for your support and patience. I know it has been a loooong road.

My latest LARGE project!


HI, I'm new here so I thought I would start a thread on my latest project, it's a two story house that measures 28X33 inches and is 4 foot tall, I built it in three section or I'd never be able to move it around,or work on the roof.
The house is based off a much larger house in the Black forest, which gave me some really good pictures to use for inspiration.
All of the wood was ripped on a table saw from scrap 2X4's that I salvaged from a dumpster at a construction site, so the only cost was paint and pin nails and the roof shingles, I'm only into it couple hundred bucks, since I'm retired I don't count my time,I've been working on it almost every day for at least a couple of hours a day since the middle of July!
Now that it is done I need to set up the third section of my extensive man cave just so I have some place build the diorama table that will include this house, a garage and down the line a water powered saw mill, also in the Black Forest!
The interior is fully fitted as well! I did a quick scene to show the bathroom! Everything in it is Barbie,except the shelves next to the toilet which didn't make it into the final design.
Very detailed diorama accessory, you can see how much of a space taker one excellent building can be from the Tiger Turret just next door to it!
Yes the Tiger bunkers were at the training ground, I have seen a picture of a pair of them they look impressive, nice work on yours…I believe they were off Tigers damaged beyond repair hence the unit numbers…
My bunker is set up like the ones the German spread all over their retreat path, they were delivered in three sections, the lower section is housing, it has bunk beds, a coal stove and a generator, with blast doors, the middle section held ammo and the mechanics for rotating the turret, I found a couple of really good pictures of ones the allies captured but I finally found a set of blue prints!
Ah have you the photos of the Turmstellung using Tiger turrets along the frontline I would love to see them, I have not seen Tiger turrets used on them outside of the training ground they seemed to have Panther or earlier model turrets only…
I fudged just a little on that fact, I had the tiger turret not a Panther turret, but so far no one that has seen it in person knew the difference so it looks good without being 100% accurate!
I started doing a little ground work around the house and decided I needed some steps, so Christmas day I went out and built some steps,I'll probably do stone at a later date but for now these will work.