I stumbled on this pair of N Gauge model railway scenic phone masts on ebay. They were a little short for my needs, but happily as they're 3D printed to order, the seller was happy to increase the height and do a custom order for me.
The custom masts are ~18cm tall. They were a little fiddly to assemble - especially the long girder sections, but after a splash of paint, I think they meet the brief!
I mounted the pair on some wider bases with washers glued to the underside to help with stability. I also added some nice new tufts to the base - these are Army Painter 'highland tufts'.
Painting was very quick - basecoat brown, sponge on a lighter brown. Paint the comms array white and sponge on grey!
|The eagle-eyed among you may well have already spotted the comms arrays in |
the background of some of my scenic photos!