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Recce to the Odon !
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 02:27 AM UTC

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Very cool Jerry , beautiful work !!!
You ready to show the whole scene yet ?



Thanks buddy!
The scene is still a WIP. I have the groundwork about 95% finished but still have 3 more teeny gents to slather paint on. But progress is at last being made!
J
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 11:58 AM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 10:24 PM UTC
Ace side-on shot of the Crommy, as Mike F said perfectly matched to terrain. So perfect you can “feel” the weight, I don’t know how long it took to get just the right dip in the suspension but I’m sure it would have taken me hours & it still wouldn’t have looked right!
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 04:37 AM UTC

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Thanks buddy!
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 04:39 AM UTC

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Ace side-on shot of the Crommy, as Mike F said perfectly matched to terrain. So perfect you can “feel” the weight, I don’t know how long it took to get just the right dip in the suspension but I’m sure it would have taken me hours & it still wouldn’t have looked right!



The positioning didn't take long at all man. Assembling those Fruil treads took a LONG time though. But....it was worth it because of the excellent "sag" you get with the metal tracks.
Certainly not as hard as building/re-building/modifying 3 complete tram cars!
Thanks buddy!
J
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 03:40 AM UTC
Brigadier Roscoe Harvey commanding the 29Armoured Bde makes last minute checks on his map before ordering the next phase of the Operation to commence. His aid,Lt Dobson,checks the maps orientation using a compass.
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
A staff major gives the movement orders to the squadron leader of the 2nd Northants Yoemanry,the recon element of the Bde."Crack on to the Odon,there's a good man". Reports say the way is clear,but others aren't too sure. The failure to take Fonteney and Raury the previous day will have consequences. HJ will have just enough time to react.





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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 06:23 AM UTC
Masterful work as always, JR.
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC
Keep up the good work
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 03:14 AM UTC
10/10 again Jerry!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 11:01 AM UTC
Yeah , 10/10 sounds just right !!
Beautiful work Jerry .
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 01:44 PM UTC
Excellent job Jerry, its really nice to see some Allied stuff.I cant wait to see your next project. As always Jerry it is a great pleasure to see your latest work. Any hints on your next one?? Best regards.........Dale
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 12:58 AM UTC
Always a treat watching your projects take shape, Jerry! This one is no exception. Excellent as always, Brother!
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC
Bill-Thanks buddy!
Floris-glad you like it man!
Steve-thanks for the nice words!
Cheyenne-thanks for staying with this for such a long time buddy!
Dale-thanks for the very kind words man. I may get back to my refugee dio next,IDK. I have also been approached to write a short book which is exciting but will consume vast amounts of time as well.
John,thanks brother! I also enjoy watching your mini men come to life.

Lurkers-thanks as always for checking in here. Don't be afraid to comment!
J

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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC
You've done it again, Jerry!

Excellent stuff. Any chance of a wider shot showing the whole thing? Or are you still putting it together?

The DR is perfect...

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 01:53 PM UTC
Excellent detail, great less-common subject & storyline Jerry. Interesting effect having a guy pointing directly towards the viewer (& he’s not even German), I can’t recall seeing that done before (not memorably anyway) and it works really well. Overwhelming temptation to plonk a few stereotypical enamel mugs of tea atop the mudguard? On balance glad you resisted & I second the wider shot request (PS is that overcast-daylight or white-indoors?)
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 02:38 AM UTC
Sean and Tim,
Thanks guys for the very kind words. As to the "is it done" queries,no,not done yet! Getting close though.
Meanwhile,our Ian is wondering"
"RIGHT,wots going on with THAT lot then? This won't end well"



Thanks again,commentators and lurkers.
J
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 03:37 AM UTC
Excellent posturing, Jerry. The characters in these clips look driven!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC

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Brigadier Harvey Roscoe commanding …




love the eyeglasses.
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
Just outstanding work as usual Jerry. Truly inspiring.

And so realistic it might cause one (me) to read up a little more on the Normandy Campaign.
I hadn't realised there was literally more than twenty operations prior to the landings in early June until the liberation of Paris and the last German forces crossing the Seine at the end of August.

This dio really hits the bullseye Sir.

Thank You for this.

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC
Mike and J, thanks for breaking radio silence and giving your valuable feedback. I appreciate it Gents!
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 05:30 AM UTC

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Just outstanding work as usual Jerry. Truly inspiring.

And so realistic it might cause one (me) to read up a little more on the Normandy Campaign.
I hadn't realised there was literally more than twenty operations prior to the landings in early June until the liberation of Paris and the last German forces crossing the Seine at the end of August.

This dio really hits the bullseye Sir.

Thank You for this.

Regards
Dave




Thanks Dave, so true!
When I was young I held the view of the majority of people. That is,there was DDay and then....we captured Paris. Pretty much defeated the Germans at the beach and then drove to Paris for a parade. Later,I became familiar with the "Falaise Gap" and so on. Much later,I began reading the German side of things and became fascinated by the "Baby Division" and that led to reading about the Commonwealth forces that confronted that foe.
Big line of dominoes led to this point.
Thanks again for the kind remarks man!
J
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC
Exactly Jerry!

Thank You again
Regards
Dave
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 10:52 AM UTC
Hi Jerry, I too have long been interested in the Baby Div. I am from Nova Scotia in Canada, and I knew many vets from the North Nova Scotia Highlanders who were part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. They fought the 12 SS many times and they said they were tough and would very seldom gave up. I have medals and an SS helmet given to me by a vet. I have often thought about doing a dio of the battle for Carpiquet airport. I just cant seem to find the time to finish anything. Hopefully someday I will find some free time.lol. I look forward to seeing your next project installment,as always best regards....Dale
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 02:11 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry, I too have long been interested in the Baby Div. I am from Nova Scotia in Canada, and I knew many vets from the North Nova Scotia Highlanders who were part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. They fought the 12 SS many times and they said they were tough and would very seldom gave up. I have medals and an SS helmet given to me by a vet. I have often thought about doing a dio of the battle for Carpiquet airport. I just cant seem to find the time to finish anything. Hopefully someday I will find some free time.lol. I look forward to seeing your next project installment,as always best regards....Dale



Thanks Dave,I also have an upcoming dio planned covering the Canadians fight at Putot against the 12SS.
Lots of material here to cover!


Right now the Tommies are looking over the sodden horizon and wondering what's next.


Enjoy the weekend!
J