A communication build over on the Guild gave me a bit of an excuse to return to Helmand, anyone gaming Afghanistan should try and get a copy of "Sketches from Afghganistan" by Matthew Cook the very talented war artist. There's a plate in the book of a shipping container being used as a communication point and this is what I'm wanting to model. The following link shows the image on Matthews site
I got a signed copy of his book for £10 at the National Army Museum and its a must buy !
For the shipping container I'm using one of the Bachmann model railway ones. These are prepainted containers and very well done. The only problem is they look brand spanking new and not like they're sitting in a patrol base in Helmand so they'll need a little distressing and weathering. I'm planning to site the container on a base with the doors open with the communication stuff on view.
This is the container as it comes, nice detail and well decorated.