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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #855 on: March 04, 2024, 01:22:00 PM »
Love 'em, especially the Kangeroo. I've seen piccys of them going up the line, neat stowage, looking spic and span. The same vehicles coming back look like Steptoe's rag and bone cart. That's the look I went for on mine, but think I've overdone it!

:)

Cheers Harry. Seen pics of them crammed with all bar the kitchen sink...



Also did a White Half track ambulance.







Offline CapnJim

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #856 on: March 04, 2024, 05:04:03 PM »
More great additions to your collection.  Well done!
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #857 on: March 04, 2024, 05:44:30 PM »
Cheers Jim.
Here's all the bits of Brit kit so far:







Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #858 on: March 04, 2024, 05:55:28 PM »
Lovely looking track. Of course the price for posting that other photo is that you will need to name it Albert.
Em dezembro de '81
Botou os ingleses na roda
3 a 0 no Liverpool
Ficou marcado na história
E no Rio não tem outro igual
Só o Flamengo é campeão mundial
E agora seu povo
Pede o mundo de novo

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #859 on: March 06, 2024, 08:07:00 AM »
Lovely looking track. Of course the price for posting that other photo is that you will need to name it Albert.

I think 'Albert' is a definite improvement over my first choice, the 'Dirty Old Man'...
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 11:01:28 AM by Ash »

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #860 on: March 06, 2024, 10:07:45 AM »
The downside is that you'll then want a White Scout Car to call Harold.

You know the theme music was stuck in my head for days after you posted that?  :-[

Offline CapnJim

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #861 on: March 06, 2024, 05:45:20 PM »
That's quite the collection.  Well done, lad...

After I get back from Florida in late March, I'll start adding to my WW2 collection, including some US and German vehicles.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #862 on: March 08, 2024, 12:02:04 PM »
The downside is that you'll then want a White Scout Car to call Harold.

You know the theme music was stuck in my head for days after you posted that?  :-[

Ahh, good times...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRaiiT3ZnJw

That's quite the collection.  Well done, lad...

After I get back from Florida in late March, I'll start adding to my WW2 collection, including some US and German vehicles.

Cheers Jim, look forward to seeing those.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #863 on: March 18, 2024, 10:34:42 AM »
Just disappeared down a 6th Airborne (D-Day) rabbit hole. Here's a few book recommendations.
Started with:

'Pegasus Bridge' by Stephen Ambrose. A pretty good introduction.

'The Pegasus and Orne Bridges' by Neil Barber. Very good read; covers training, personnel, and the operation and aftermath. Personally think this is a better book than Ambrose, if had to chose just one.

'The Tale of Two Bridges' based on the diary of Col R.G Pine-Coffin (OC 7th Para). Fills in a lot of detail as to who was where and when, outside of the Glider assault force.

'The Manner Of Men' by Stuart Tootal. Covers 9th Para; training, Meriville Battery, fighting around Bois du Mont / Chateau St Come/ Breville. An excellent book that doesn't pull its punches in describing just how horrific the combat was.

'The Devil's Own Luck' by Dennis Edwards. Covers training, bridge attacks, aftermath through to Op Varcity. Another excellent book. I'd recommend reading this after 'The Manner Of Men', as Edwards vividly describes moving into the area previously defended by 9th Para following the attack on Breville by 5th Black Watch (51st Highland Div), and the German counter attack.


Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #864 on: March 18, 2024, 01:33:49 PM »
I've got Dennis Edwards' Parachute jump wings in my collection, corresponded with him for many years.
Don't get this one, you'll be down the rabbit hole forever!



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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #865 on: March 18, 2024, 08:25:07 PM »
I've got Dennis Edwards' Parachute jump wings in my collection, corresponded with him for many years.
Don't get this one, you'll be down the rabbit hole forever!



 ;)


Wow, that's a very cool item to have.
Found a copy, on order, rabbit hole that little bit deeper...

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #866 on: March 19, 2024, 02:14:11 AM »
For loads of photos, videos, combat reports etc try the Para Data website.

https://www.paradata.org.uk/

https://www.paradata.org.uk/event/arnhem-operation-market-garden

and of course for the atmosphere, anything is a good excuse to watch Theirs Is The Glory one more time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=fiFeYxlPYy4


Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #867 on: March 19, 2024, 12:53:00 PM »

Wow, that's a very cool item to have.

It certainly is. After the Ox and Bucks reverted back to line infantry, Dennis joined the Paras, serving in Palestine.
 :)

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #868 on: April 07, 2024, 03:36:12 PM »
Picked up a Warlord 'Airborne Support Group' pack on that well known auction site.



















Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #869 on: April 08, 2024, 02:21:17 PM »
Got these from Warlord, not sure if the RAF bloke would have been wearing his RAF trousers or battle dress, but they didn't have a thigh pocket...






Also got this beast going at a snails pace. SBG / AVRE conversion kit is from S&S, tank is the Warlord option.


 

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