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Old 07-16-2008, 07:05 AM   #1
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"Waiting" - 6th Airborne, D-Day Minus 10 hours

This was a quick bash I did for a comp on the MDFC board.

D-Day, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, had been scheduled to take place at dawn on the 5th June. Leading the invasion force of two Allied armies (one British/Canadian and one American) were three Airborne Divisions - two American the British 6th Airborne Division. However, bad weather resulted in the invasion being postponed for twenty-four hours.

The paratroopers would take to the air on the eve of the invasion, and so on the evening of 5th June, on airfields all over the south of England, thousands of British and US paratroopers were preparing for the World’s biggest airborne assault on D-Day, 6th June 1944. Each one must have wondered if he would be able to do his duty, and if he would be coming back.

Lance Corporal Geordie Strong of the 9th Parachute Regiment once again goes over his regiment’s allotted task - the destruction of the Merville Battery - whilst waiting to board an RAF Dakota.







Kit breakdown:

Body & HS: Geordie Strong

Uniform & equipment: Soldat IV, Harry Collins

(I downloaded a shot of a Dakota and took the first two photos of Geordie standing in front of the monitor.)
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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Nice man, like the background
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:10 PM   #3
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Nice work !

Soldat IV is one of my absolute favourites ever. A dream come true.

Thanks for sharing !

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:04 PM   #4
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Nice fig David
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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Great looking Para my friend! Really love the backdrops too!!!
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:22 AM   #6
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Interesting photos and Para

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Old 08-05-2008, 01:34 AM   #7
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I meant to post this but I really like this figure. Full of British character. Exellent choices in backdrop, HS and details like equipment and face paint. A simple and enjoyable piece.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:52 AM   #8
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Thanks, guys.

Now I know the concept of using the monitor as a backdrop works, it opens up all sorts of possibilities (especially as we finally joined the 21st Century last weekend by getting a big flat screen TV - that REALLY opens up possibilities.)
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