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Resicast - Airborne 3inch Mortar Team
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:43 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

A bit hooked on the Airborne theme at the moment, here's some pics of the 3 inch mortar team I'm working on:











James should have a review of the set up in a day or two.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:48 AM UTC
Progress so far:











Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 01:13 AM UTC
Nice work Al. You putting these lads into a vignette? Or another of your super dios?
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 02:09 AM UTC
hey alan

great men yet again
it never ceases to amaze me how great your men always turn out
was there any problems with the fitting of mortar tube??

keep up the good work alan opefully see this in another of your amazing dioramas
and let it speak for its self!


tony
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 02:12 AM UTC
Hi Rudi,

Thanks, no these are just for a small scene with a couple of other figures.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 02:24 AM UTC
Hi Tony,

Thanks, still a little work to do to finish them off, not quite finished painting everything.

The mortar being resin is quite delicate, so needs careful handling, but that's the same with all resin stuff. It's a straight forward build of the tube, bipod and base plate. You need to add some handles that are quite fragile but they came off the plug with no problems. You also need to add the sight.

The bombs are neat and even have 2 small holes in each fin.

Need a little filler around a couple of the arms but that may just be down to the builder

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 05:06 AM UTC
thank you for the info alan

haha every modellers needs filler now and again nowt to be ashamed of
but these looks great i recently had a picture of a parachute mortar team in a big ditch with some bushes this is actual picture of 6th parachute brigade if my mind serrves me correctly

http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/262550-2/NICE

tony
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 06:16 AM UTC
Hi Tony,

Thanks, if I not mistaken that's the 1st Airborne guys in a shell hole at Arhhem:



Here's the matching pic: Troops are Cpl Jim McDowell, Pte Norman 'Jock' Knight (facing the camera) and Pte Ron 'Ginger' Tierney. They belonged to Lt Mike Holmans No 23 Mortar Pl (handcart jobs) of the 1st Borders. They were one of two mortar teams attached to C Company during the Arnhem campaign. The pic is taken south of Van Lennepweg and was taken by Sgt Smith one of the APU guys,

There are 3 very good pictures of the team and I would hazard a guess that they were the inspiraton for the set.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 07:20 AM UTC
hey allan

i agree these pics would have been the inspiration for the resicast set
sorry for my mix up between 6th airborne and 1st airborne i have a tendancy to mix alot of things up lol

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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Tony,

No worries, I do that all the time . It was those pics that got me interested in the set some years ago, but only just got around to doing something about it recently.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 07:56 AM UTC
hey alan

lol

ive found a reenactor site
with a picture of a 3'' mortar being fired

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.vera.org.uk/NEW%2520WEB%2520IMAGES/Recce%26Border.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.vera.org.uk/OPCOM1.htm&usg=__C3ORu3h6oCcIjWXfY5W7nedA6tU=&h=300&w=400&sz=25&hl=en&start=128&um=1&tbnid=Cbvu1_YMZIJ04M:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3D1st%2Bairborne%2Barnhem%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:*:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7GGLL_en%26sa%3DN%26start%3D120%26um%3D1
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hi Tony,

Thanks. It is on the Border Regiment as well!

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 08:05 AM UTC
hey alan

lol your welcome i came across it and thought it would be of some use to you
:)

glad to help

tony
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 01:40 PM UTC
Looks great as usual, Al!

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AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 06:41 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks great as usual, Al!

Al's Review



Thanks James and also for getting the review up.

Al
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 03:47 AM UTC
Hi Guys.

well less some personal weapons and dust on their boots and helmets these chaps are about done.

I dug out an old base I'm thinking of revamping for a generic photo base and put the troops on for fun.







I've been meaning to make a generic base for some time and although this one need a fair amount of work, it will probably do nicely.



Al