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Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« on: November 04, 2021, 04:55:02 AM »
Bit of a placeholder as I work on this project..... ;)
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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 04:57:22 AM »
Something to go bang in the Tiergarten or the Forst Grunewald.

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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2021, 05:04:35 AM »
Gallant defenders of RAF Gatow Part 1.

RAF Gatow had a fairly mixed complement of Army and RAF Signals types along with cooks, a security section (presumably RAF Police) ATC and general odds and sods as well as being the location of the Gatow Station Flight (2X Chipmunks, watch this space) and 7 Flight AAC ( 3X Gazelles).

Army first, crabs come later.  :)

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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2021, 05:06:07 AM »
Blowpipe.


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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2021, 05:09:18 AM »
And of course the secret weapon.


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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2021, 05:20:46 AM »
The err... eventual, relief column (?) Currently located some 200 or so km to the west.  :)

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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2021, 05:49:04 AM »
A bit of the opposition. 6th Guards Separate Motor Rifle Brigade. Supposedly the plan was for them to motor through the Brandenburger Tor, past the Soviet War Memorial and then along Strasse des 17. Juni to the west. A scenic trip.

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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2021, 05:50:40 AM »
Nice! I have a similar idea though with Centurions set in Oz :)
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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2021, 06:38:01 AM »
A subject close to my heart. Will you be doing any Royal Welch Fusiliers? Or modeling the Irish Pub in the Europa Center?
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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2021, 08:49:39 AM »
Brilliant.

Will the Blow pipe actually hit anything? Roll 4 6's to achieve a hit.  lol

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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2021, 09:12:47 AM »
A subject close to my heart. Will you be doing any Royal Welch Fusiliers? Or modeling the Irish Pub in the Europa Center?

Set a bit early for the RWF, nominally 1984, so 3 RRF, 1 Hampshires and 1 POWY. Of course as they are all in combats and tin hats they could be anyone, so they will also see service in BAOR.

I suppose I could build the Europa Center but then I would really need to build the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche as well. I have been thinking about that there actually is an STL file from WoWat least for the old, bombed bit but I don't have a printer. I'll be starting in the 'burbs cos the terrain will be a bit more manageable and i can use some of my existing stuff. I'm building a parallel 1961 collection so trying to get double use where possible.

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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2021, 09:29:27 AM »
Ah I did not catch your specific setting date, I was just looking at the kit. As you say, a bit early for the RWF.

I am unsure if the Brits had the same plans as us Yanks but we intended to fight in the sewers if we survived the initial onslaught. That or put on civilian clothes and hide among the civilian population if it came to that. At least that was what us lower ranked enlisted grunts thought at McNair Barracks. I spent 4 months on exchange with the RWF but did not learn much about their battle plans in that time, focusing more on exchanging individual infantry skills and drinking beer.

My memory is not what it used to be and it was a long time ago but there was a saying we used to have, something like “Many thought we would only last 3 hours. We figured 3 days. We hoped to last three weeks which would delay enough troops long enough to help units in the West. If we could hold out 3 months we would have won the war.” Something like that.

Also… “Berlin… the worlds largest military POW camp”.


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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2021, 10:24:47 AM »
nice project
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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2021, 11:17:03 AM »
Looking good. I like the mix of blokes in the 'Gallant defenders of RAF Gatow' shot, which models are those & got anymore pictures..?

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Re: Ich hab so Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2021, 05:29:01 PM »
Also… “Berlin… the worlds largest military POW camp”.

In my day, we had a slightly different moniker for West Berlin - "The worlds largest Armed military POW camp”...

But as to the toys - well done!  But methinks the Brits might need a bit more then a troop of Chieftains to come to the rescue... :D
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