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Bag of Military Sandbags--twenty-four individual 1:30 scale sandbags
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King & Country

Item Number: SP129

Bag of Military Sandbags (twenty-four)

A bag of 24 sandbags in two colours, suitable for use in any 20th and 21st Century conflicts from the Great War (1914-1918)… the Second World War (1939-1945) and all types of wars and conflicts from Korea (1950-1953), to the Middle East Wars of (1967, 1973) and beyond to the Vietnam War that raged from 1945 most of the way to 1975 and all the years in between.
The modest little sandbag has spanned the decades and jumped into the 21st Century with the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and will continue to be useful for many years to come.
So, if you’re looking for piles of sandbags to help decorate your displays and defend your dioramas, you’ve come to the right place!

 

‘BAGS OF SANDBAGS’

During the many years that I worked with my late brother Gordon to build dioramas and displays ,one of the small but important items that we were constantly searching for was ‘sandbagsespecially in 1:30 scale!
In the beginning, we actually used 1:35 scale plastic sandbags produced by the Japanese model company TAMIYA which were useful, but definitely ‘out-of-scale’ with our figures and fighting vehicles.
Then we used a plasticene type of material called “BluTak’, which comes in strip lengths of a blue/gray colour we then cut into 1:30 scale sections and hand-shaped them into rough sandbag shapes which we hardened with superglue and, once dried, painted.
The final look was OK, but the entire process was long and very time consuming.

FINDING A SOLUTION
After giving the problem a fair degree of thought, I came up with the idea of manufacturing ready-made sandbags using “polystone” (a blend of marble dust and resin), which K&C has utilized for many years in the production of a multitude of our fighting vehicles as well as all kinds of other buildings, other military structures, and defenceworks such as gun positions and even trenches.
Quite a few of these included molded sandbags in their design.  And then one day, it finally dawned on me:  why not make individual sandbags that collectors could use in all types of configurations to suit their own requirements and designs?

Due to be released in JULY 2024.