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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2014 9:26 p.m. PST

Incredible good as the first part.











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For translation you can used.

Hope you enjoyed!.


Mako1109 Mar 2014 10:49 p.m. PST

Wow, that looks amazing!

Thanks for sharing, Armand.

langobard10 Mar 2014 1:28 a.m. PST

Some people have far too much time on their hands. Sigh, wish I was one of them…

WarWizard10 Mar 2014 2:18 a.m. PST

That is quite amazing.

Dynaman878910 Mar 2014 2:22 a.m. PST

Wow, just wow…

jensutkremp10 Mar 2014 2:57 a.m. PST

"Some people have far too much time on their hands"

Not real ….Optimized planning is the trick ;-)))

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2014 3:06 a.m. PST

That is something else.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2014 3:34 a.m. PST

Some really beautiful work here.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2014 9:47 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed the 2nd part boys!. (smile).


kiwimole10 Mar 2014 1:37 p.m. PST

Absolutely brilliant! I need to set aside some time over the next 5 years and be ready for the 75th anniversary – no way I could do that now.

UshCha10 Mar 2014 2:34 p.m. PST

Not sure what this is. The picture of the DD Sherman is a fixture which indicates its a diorama. The buildings behind the beach are certainly not in an authentic pattern as nobody in Europe has so mant straight roads and the hoses are to widely spaced for an actual village. So is it a wargame with art included or something else? Excellent modeling regardless, particularly the water and the DD tank.

jensutkremp10 Mar 2014 3:14 p.m. PST

<<<The buildings behind the beach are certainly not in an authentic pattern as nobody in Europe has so mant straight roads and the hoses are to widely spaced for an actual village"

You ever visited Sword Beach or look onto air pictures before D-Day or maps ? Remember, the coast line at Sword was not a "normal town", it was a place for holiday chalets.


Ben Lacy Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Mar 2014 4:58 p.m. PST


jensutkremp11 Mar 2014 1:15 a.m. PST

A nice sample for "as nobody in Europe has so mant straight roads"


Marc the plastics fan11 Mar 2014 4:58 a.m. PST

that is looking good – and I must admit, I did kind of figure that the guy was basing it on actual photos, given the level of detail he has put in.

Ethanjt2111 Mar 2014 6:37 a.m. PST

His detail capture is incredible. Looks exactly like the map. Impressive.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2014 9:39 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it too boys!.


Jemima Fawr11 Mar 2014 9:57 a.m. PST

It is very, very good and does look just like the photos on display at the Grand Bunker Museum in Ouistreham (i.e. that artillery director tower).

Ouistreham was specifically developed (on what had been sand dunes) as a holiday destination, hence the grid-layout. It was also far less developed in 1944 than now – the Germans had also cleared large swathes of villas in order to clear line of sight. They had also demolished the casino to make way for 155mm guns – THAT scene in The Longest Day is therefore cobblers. The only (very minor) error I can see with the model is that the Grand Bunker should actually be partially-concealed behind the house, rather than being alongside it (all that was visible from the sea was the observation slit at the top of he tower).

jensutkremp11 Mar 2014 10:08 a.m. PST

"The only (very minor) error I can see with the model is that the Grand Bunker should actually "

Indeed you are right. Due the buildings are loose, next time, we will place it accurate. Promised. Thank you for your friendly comment.



Jemima Fawr10 Apr 2014 1:36 a.m. PST

Not at all and thanks for taking my criticism as constructive.

Out of interest, during your research, did you find any photos of the 'Ancienne Redoute de Vauban' in Ouistreham? It's marked on a few maps (one of which shows a sort of half-moon structure) and is mentioned in Keiffer's account as being the south-eastern bastion of the Riva-Bella position, but I've never seen any photos or decent plan of the thing. When you walk through Ouistreham, there is a Vauban-style gateway and corner-cupola/sentry box incorporated into the corner of a house to the east of the modern Stade Phillippe Keiffer, but that seems to be all that's left of it. Any ideas?

jensutkremp10 Apr 2014 2:31 a.m. PST

No, sorry. As you tell this now, I only remember an old redoute near Merville-Franceville on the other side of Caen-Canal.

Jemima Fawr10 Apr 2014 3:30 a.m. PST

Ah, I've not seen that one. There's a also a very tiny brick Napoleonic redoubt in the middle of Sword, where the Colleville road meets Colleville-Plage – so small that it's very easy to miss.

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