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CHAOSS

FINISHED A NEW BUNKER....

Hey guys I posted this in special ops, but thought I would share with you also since I haven't posted in awile.

I just wanted to show everyone the new bunker I just built.

Well this bunker took about 15 hours and about $100 worth of supplies that we didn't already have to build, but it is worth every penny.
It is 22x12 feet and about 5 feet deep.

Here is a picture of the front:


Here is the link to the rest of the pics...I included one of my friend sitting inside for a size comparison:

http://www.pbase.com/chaoss/the_bunker

And here is a link to a walk through video I made of it...I even walk around on the roof to show strength and durability.:

http://www.zippyvideos.com/9824766543158586/bunker_walk_through/
Ghostslinger

wow not too bad. i like it man Salut
GoTsKiLLz

awesome bro Very Happy
RoboCop

Wow! A little too big in my opinion for a paintball bunker. It is nice especially if you have big games.
Ghostslinger

is it designed for scenario games because that would suit it well?
redneckdeerhunter

You could play some awesome attack and defend in it. Good work!
P8ntBallKing10

very very nice i like it alot perfect size for a big war great job Jokester
abr5

wow, that looks awsome! it is big enuogh to stand up in right? i couldn't tell from the movie, and the pics didn;t work
CHAOSS

Dang, something has been wrong with my gallery all day. I guess I will just post some of the pics for people having issues.

It was build big enough to hold a whole squad if needed for scenarios and to play games with a bunker team against the fort team. If you look in the distance you will see the stilted fort which also will hold a squad. Now we have something that the ground team can use as a base, and still be within firing range of the fort.
Its about 5 feet from the floor to the ceiling so you slightly bend at the waist if your standing.

PICS:





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g36 monkey

dude thats so awesome...nice job!! Rambo
You Wont See Me

Very nice job. Beautifully constructed.
Ghostslinger

most admiral my friend. how much were the cinder blocks each?
CHAOSS

Ghostslinger wrote:
most admiral my friend. how much were the cinder blocks each?


We had them already from a while back, but they varied between $5-$15 a piece for the special looking blocks and floor blocks, but the normal blocks cost about $2 each
Ghostslinger

o sweet! i can make some stuff now!
TriggerHappy1

OMFG thats amazing! Like a giant version of the one in my back yard! Hope the rail doesnt hurt it much though. Mine got filled up a few feet during a large storm...
CHAOSS

TriggerHappy1 wrote:
OMFG thats amazing! Like a giant version of the one in my back yard! Hope the rail doesnt hurt it much though. Mine got filled up a few feet during a large storm...


Yea i'm worried about the rain a little, but it does have the concrete in the bottom to prevent alot of mud from forming, but beleve me after that much work I will be the first one to be out there with my 20 gallon wet vac removing all the water before a game.
TriggerHappy1

Haha. yeah I noticed that, at least the floor wont be mud. Think about covering it with a tarp when not in use?

BTW, a lot of WWI trenches to prevent mud they threw long logs on the floor of the trench to prevent mud and water buld up. Iv been in a replica trech like it and it seemed very effective. Maybe you should have done that under the concrete.
Justice

Exceptional!!

Only input I have would be to spread a layer of dirt on the pavers and get rid of the pavers for the stairs. Concrete becomes very slippery when paint is on them. We found this out at Camp Blanding, pple were sliding right down the hallways when they rushed the buildings. Lots of injuries and broken guns, gear and whatnot.

Man that is very impressive. See we need bunkers like that.

Going to be used as a command bunker?
Nickodemus

That's cool; good job. If you have time and energy, might I suggest closing up the entry at the rear with an entrenched, "L" shaped walkway. It would make it harder to flank the structure. You won't be getting longballs in it from behind you. It may not have that problem though I couldn't see much of the ground around it. If you got a little cash maybe get some jute wrap or equivelent to prevent soil errosion. Smaller windows.
Nice video!
CHAOSS

Yea its going to be used as a command bunker to go against the stilted fort you see in the distance.
Yea I thought about the "slip factor" and was thinking about maybe putting a thin layer of gravel down on the floor.
Ghostslinger

that would be a good idea so why not make windows smaller AND have a designated turret man?
CHAOSS

Nickodemus wrote:
That's cool; good job. If you have time and energy, might I suggest closing up the entry at the rear with an entrenched, "L" shaped walkway. It would make it harder to flank the structure. You won't be getting longballs in it from behind you. It may not have that problem though I couldn't see much of the ground around it. If you got a little cash maybe get some jute wrap or equivelent to prevent soil errosion. Smaller windows.
Nice video!


Thats an interesting idea for the entrance, I will have to look into that. I do have a flap of the netting hanging over the entrance to help break up balls. Also I have the rear of the bunker facing that teams territory, so as long as everybody is doing their jobs correctly, the back end should be covered pretty well.
That ivy I spread across the netting in the back grows on everything around here so i'm hoping it lives and spreads across everything eventually making it all look more natural.
abr5

that ivvy will be really cool looking when it is all over hte place, making it "invisible" just make sure it isn't blocking the windows
CHAOSS

Ghostslinger wrote:
that would be a good idea so why not make windows smaller AND have a designated turret man?


We thought about making the windows smaller, but agreed that if you make the bunker impossible to take, nobody will attempt to come near it because they will get slaughtered.
Ghostslinger

couldnt u cut it if it blocks the windows? wouldnt that actually help a little for sharpshooting?
You Wont See Me

Dont forget the all-important turret from the Hellhound!
Ghostslinger

no thats cheap. even i think its cheap and i do stuff considered really cheap
Justice

Wow, you have "real" dirt up there. All we got is sand.
abr5

haha, mount hte hell hound turret up above the bunker
people wouldn't wanna play at that field (if they didn't have the turret that is)
CHAOSS

Justice wrote:
Wow, you have "real" dirt up there. All we got is sand.


Im lucky it was dirt in that spot and not the usual red clay we have everywhere. On the opposite side of the field we dug a fox hole half that size and due to the rock hard red clay it took 2 days just for the hole to be dug. Me and a friend dug this bunker in 4 hours.

I know what you mean...I lived in Sarasota for 2 years and thats all it was was sand....beautiful though Smile
Nickodemus

CHAOSS wrote:
TriggerHappy1 wrote:
OMFG thats amazing! Like a giant version of the one in my back yard! Hope the rail doesnt hurt it much though. Mine got filled up a few feet during a large storm...


Yea i'm worried about the rain a little, but it does have the concrete in the bottom to prevent alot of mud from forming, but beleve me after that much work I will be the first one to be out there with my 20 gallon wet vac removing all the water before a game.


Dig a sump, basically a narrow deep hole, and have the floor gently slope toward it. If you want to make it real nice then you can buy a small submersible sump pump with float switch from home depot for about $30, get some garden hose for the pump discharge and when water hits the pump it will kick itself on until it dries it out. Sumps are also good to kick grenades into, but you don't have to worry about that.
Once that Ivy takes over it should help with the soil errosion. Get some grass growing on it and you should be OK. If you could get some cheap used plywood or pallets you could use the lumber to reinforce the slopes inside the bunker so they don't sluff when people play on them.
If you do cut an "L" into the earth for the rear entrance, use the soil to build up the "L", but with the excess make what's called a parapet infront of your bunker in the blindspots that you cannot fire on from inside the bunker (increases your "kill zone"). A parapet is basically a rectangular mound of dirt that you can lay prone behind and shoot from the side or over the top of while having good cover. I would throw a couple in front of your bunker for your teamates to use before they get eliminated and the seige begins. Remember they can be used by your opponents also, so putting them in your bunkers blindspot will make them ineffective for returning fire to the bunker.
CHAOSS

Nickodemus wrote:
CHAOSS wrote:
TriggerHappy1 wrote:
OMFG thats amazing! Like a giant version of the one in my back yard! Hope the rail doesnt hurt it much though. Mine got filled up a few feet during a large storm...


Yea i'm worried about the rain a little, but it does have the concrete in the bottom to prevent alot of mud from forming, but beleve me after that much work I will be the first one to be out there with my 20 gallon wet vac removing all the water before a game.


Dig a sump, basically a narrow deep hole, and have the floor gently slope toward it. If you want to make it real nice then you can buy a small submersible sump pump with float switch from home depot for about $30, get some garden hose for the pump discharge and when water hits the pump it will kick itself on until it dries it out. Sumps are also good to kick grenades into, but you don't have to worry about that.
Once that Ivy takes over it should help with the soil errosion. Get some grass growing on it and you should be OK. If you could get some cheap used plywood or pallets you could use the lumber to reinforce the slopes inside the bunker so they don't sluff when people play on them.
If you do cut an "L" into the earth for the rear entrance, use the soil to build up the "L", but with the excess make what's called a parapet infront of your bunker in the blindspots that you cannot fire on from inside the bunker (increases your "kill zone"). A parapet is basically a rectangular mound of dirt that you can lay prone behind and shoot from the side or over the top of while having good cover. I would throw a couple in front of your bunker for your teamates to use before they get eliminated and the seige begins. Remember they can be used by your opponents also, so putting them in your bunkers blindspot will make them ineffective for returning fire to the bunker.


Great ideas I will look into them...thanks
Smitty

/claps repeatedly

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