Photogrammetry in Action - World War 2 Pillbox

I’ve spent a lot of time living and flying around the Suffolk area. Taking country strolls leads to some really excellent finds. Most notably was the Pillboxes in Sudbury, which seemed to line the River Stour. Having read into this (nerd out here), the Home Guard built many of these in case of a German Invasion, which was expected to come from the East of England (Suffolk and the Stour being a weak point). These were called ‘defensive stop lines’ and there were several of these lines that form a boundary around London. 

Now I’m in Great Barton (by Bury St. Edmunds) and I came across a perfectly preserved, and cared for, pillbox. Its great to see that these are still being looked after. I’ve encountered many which have been left to rot, that have become waste magnets and being reclaimed by the land! This was a great opportunity to create a 3D model of this partially sunken archaeological site and I am pleased with the results! Images 4 and 5 are the rendered models. What do you think?

3D model 1

3D model 2

It is quite clear to me the benefits that this kind of technique has to create and preserve sites for a good quality record from and into the future. You can view the model on Altizure using the link below:

Great Barton Pillbox

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