Summer 2010 Group Build Under Construction Thread, Partisan Attack!....1st Blood. in Group Builds; After seeing all the good stuff for this G/B whilst I was playing catch up today, I thought it about ...
Partisan Attack!....1st Blood.
After seeing all the good stuff for this G/B whilst I was playing catch up today, I thought it about time I set my stall out!
Whilst I was building my 1/87 Big Boy loco when the G/B started, I thought to do summat as my contribution, involving railways rather than armour and aircraft. I hunted for 1/35 scale railway stuff and whilst it was available, it would have cost a three figure sum for even the modest dio. I had in mind! Forget it, I may be daft but...
So I have plumped for 1/72 or OO scale. A darn sight cheaper and readily available. (with some mods.!)
During the early stages of Operation Barbarossa ( The invasion of Russia in 1941) little or no resistance was met from the Russians and the invading German Army steam rollered into the 'Motherland.'
Rather like the French Resistance (the Maquis), the Russian Partisans had very little to fight with at first, so had to use cunning to achieve results and they soon realised the invading Germans, being so sure of a quick victory, were sending supplies by rail using, as yet, unguarded trains.........Bad move!
I am still waiting for a couple more elements to complete the kit tally so I have posted the ones I have aquired so far.... not much, but a start!
Whilst I have been getting the kits organized I have made steady progress with the diorama itself. I didn't think it would be of any use cluttering up the G/B by doing a stage build as I always use the same principle as my recent 'Making a 1/35 diorama' thread, i.e everything out of the garden or lane for nowt! But I will post some pickies of it's progress soon.
New to me this railway lark, so should be good fun....
I will post pictures of the remaining kits when I have them.
If it wasn't for Thomas Edison, we would all be watching T.V. in the dark!
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Really liking the sound of this Ron. Something completly different, and i reckon youre ganna have a whole lotta fun building this. I for one will be following this closely, all the best with it Ron, many regards Martin :-)
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