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Sherman vs. Panther........Normandy 1944
BigZimmo
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC
Hi guys!!!
Actually, I'm one of the aircraft builders, but for a group project ("Operation Overlord") of my modellers club, I've tried times on vehicles.
Both displays are intended to show scenes of how they might have happened during the Battle of Normandy in 1944.
Both tank models are already Oldtimers among the kits. The Sherman is from Italeri and the Panther from Tamiya.
The figures are from Master Box and the displays from Mini Art.

Cheers
Stefan




















165thspc
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
Excellent work both!

I love building the older, more simple kits, sometimes just as a relaxing departure (escape) from the often overly complex current day kits.

Your work is proof positive that excellent models and dioramas can come even from the older, tried and true offerings when executed properly!
Kevlar06
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 02:43 AM UTC
I agree, these look really great! But I only have one question-- why is that infantryman on the left rear corner of the Sherman carrying a plank of wood?
VR, Russ
namengr
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
Maybe his sargeant told him to?
165thspc
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 03:03 AM UTC
Probably a Bangalore Torpedo. They came in some sort of long cloth slip case that contained multiple sections which then screwed together to form a long explosive tube which could be slid under obstacles such a barbed wire line to clear them in quick order.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 03:55 AM UTC

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Probably a Bangalore Torpedo. They came in some sort of long cloth slip case that contained multiple sections which then screwed together to form a long explosive tube which could be slid under obstacles such a barbed wire line to clear them in quick order.



Could be-- I thought about that, but it looked too rectangular, but upon resizing the photo, it does have "wrinkles" in it so that's probably what it is. I'd think that far inland a Bazooka would be better since a Bangalore was an engineer demolition device used on obstacles-- maybe they're going to blow that wall!
VR, Russ
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 04:43 AM UTC
welcome back to armor building buddy! Looks great!
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obg153
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 07:42 AM UTC
Really nice results on both scenes! Creativity and a little TLC with these older kits can still produce winners.
BigZimmo
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 07:10 PM UTC
Thanks for your comments, guys!
According to the manufacturer, the soldier carries a stretcher.
But you are right. It looks like it could be a Bangalore.

cheyenne
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:39 AM UTC
Nice builds Big Z , very cool .
It's a well known fact that the Allies dreaded the mg42 , yet it's a little known fact that the Germans feared any Allied soldier armed with a 2 by 6 ......
Just kidding man , beautiful work !!!
BigZimmo
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 06:58 PM UTC
Thanks, Cheyenne!!

Hehehehe...... my grandfather was in France and always said that in addition to the US 2 by 6 was the Germans' greater fear of the beans that the Allies eat for breakfast. But one would have hold with Sauerkraut against it ...... !!!