02 January 2002

MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "Landing at Normandy"

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MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "Landing at Normandy"

This diorama pictures British troops landing at Normandy. Under heavy bombardment the landing craft backs away to get another load of troops.

The boat, boat crew and tank are from Airfix and come in the kit L.C.M.III and Sherman (Landing Craft Mk III and Sherman Mk II).

Nothing special to say about the boat, it came together pretty easy. It was kind of lacking in details but the only thing I added was a rope.

The Sherman was really basic, but no problems. I added a driver (or gunner, at least someone poking his head through a front hatch) using the officer of Matchbox's British Commandos and a tank commander using the "Monty-figure" from the Matchbox British 8th army set

The British infantry storming onto the beach are from Esci's British infantry.

The tank obstacles are from Hasegawa's Field Camp Equipment.

The sea and beach were built and shaped using filler (the kind you use for fixing walls).

Copyright 2002 : Christopher Holland, Sweden

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