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Pegasus Bridge 6-7 juin 1944

Posted by stephane42 on 22 Mar 2022, 22:13

Hello everybody !
I'm finally coming back to post pictures of my latest diorama. :)
The Pegasus Bridge taken intact by the English paratroopers on June 6, 1944. The troops will be able to use it.

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Commander Kieffer's French commandos.
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The troops stop for a photo. They pose with a war trophy!
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Come on, I'm moving on to another diorama... ;)
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Posted by MABO on 22 Mar 2022, 22:25

That's amazing. Cool idea for a dio. Is the bridge scratch build or the Italeri / Sarissa one?
I have been on the original spot different times since 2010. :yeah:
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Posted by stephane42 on 23 Mar 2022, 07:52

Hello, thank you for your comment. Yes it's the italeri kit that I improved by putting windows and rivets like on the metal structure.
the real one that i photographed:
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the model with the installation of the rivets...
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Posted by MABO on 23 Mar 2022, 08:08

Out of what you made the rivets? Looking good to me. But also a lot of work.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 23 Mar 2022, 09:16

A beautifully composed and realised original concept.

The ground work and modelling is superb.

I do like filthy troops, vehicles etc and everything does seem rather clean post ‘coup de main’.

Nevertheless, a superb diorama as always.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by huib on 23 Mar 2022, 09:55

Nice work, Stephane. Do you have more pictures, from different angles?
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Posted by Minuteman on 23 Mar 2022, 11:38

A brilliant diorama, loads of great detail and very fine modelling. Well done!!

It all makes me want to make a return visit to Normandy to walk across this very famous bridge.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 23 Mar 2022, 20:31

That is a work of art!!
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Posted by stephane42 on 23 Mar 2022, 21:33

Mabo: I made the rivets with 3D decorative paint for glass or porcelain. It was done in 1 hour.

C M Dodson : It is true that it is not too dirty but there are traces of combat. sockets, broken windows...
I didn't want to make it too bloody with traces of blood on the ground from the various dead. After for vehicles the landing beaches (sword beach) is only 10 km away...

Minuteman: It is true that Normandy is a region steeped in history. And it is with pleasure that I will return one day.

huib: for more photos, you have to go to my site... http://dioramasfigurines1-72e.fr/index.html

PaulRPetri :Thank you for the compliment. :oops:

thank you for your comments which are always very enriching. :yeah:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 23 Mar 2022, 22:31

Hi Stephane,

My comments were meant as an observation not a criticism.

The weather on the sixth was dreadful, but a reprieve on what had just blown through as thankfully forecast by Mr Stagg.

I have been to Pegasus bridge and your model does it proud.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Rich W on 24 Mar 2022, 00:39

Very nice model. Reminds me of my visit there on a school trip several years ago!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 28 Mar 2022, 19:52

huib wrote:Nice work, Stephane. Do you have more pictures, from different angles?

I agree with huib's opinion, stephane42. It's a wonderful diorama full of lovely details and we would need some more pictures to be able to appreciate them all as they deserve. :love: :love: :love:

My best compliments. :thumbup:

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Posted by stephane42 on 29 Mar 2022, 21:37

MABO:
Here is the 3D paint I used for the rivets...It may interest other people.
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ok I understood...I will post more photos soon...;)
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Posted by dombom on 30 Mar 2022, 08:02

Really a master piece. Great work and good composition. I really enjoy looking at these pictures.
We definetly need more pictures from more angles. I think you put lot of details in it, which we can't see yet.
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 30 Mar 2022, 09:54

That´s a very cool idea for using this bridge instead of showing the fight. I like the photo scene. The only thing I would have changed is, that the bridge looks like freshly painted and cleaned...and there are no evidences of the fight took place some days or hours ago.
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Posted by Emperor on 30 Mar 2022, 11:29

Great dio...That reminds me on movie Bridge too far...I always remember that quote of Col. Robert Stout...
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Posted by Peter on 05 Apr 2022, 12:34

Emperor wrote:Great dio...That reminds me on movie Bridge too far...I always remember that quote of Col. Robert Stout...

Wrong country and bridge my friend! ;-) This bridge is from "The Longest day". "Hold untill relieved!".

Wonderfull work on this bridge and figures! I love it! :love:

Did you use woodfiller to hide where parts are put together? Always usefull to know for when I will built mine one day! Just like that 3D paint. ;-) :-D
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Posted by kursktiger.cn on 05 Apr 2022, 15:27

British film《Forever Bridge》??
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Posted by stephane42 on 11 Apr 2022, 09:07

Hello everyone!
Yes, it's the bridge in the movie "the longest day".
This bridge is barely 10 km from the landing beaches.
Here are some closer photos:
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some motorcycles
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Pictures to mount the canal water:
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So much for this diorama, and thank you again for all your comments!
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Posted by stephane42 on 11 Apr 2022, 18:21

Oups....With the photos...

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