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Bren Carrier for VE Day dio.
Henk
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 10:52 AM UTC
I found my Bren Carrier which I was going to use for my VE day diorama.... So my original idea is back on track, although rather late. 4 days to go...
The civilians are almost finished, so is the Carrier and the crew.
The scene will be a forward recce from the 3rd Canadian Inf. Div. being greeted by the people of Duiven, during the drive up to the North of Holland to seal of the remaining German forces in the West after the breakout from the Reichswald of XXX Corps.
I picked Duiven for no other reason that I used to live their, and it's in the corner of the rivers Rhine and IJssel. That area was liberated by the Canadians together with the 49th Div. who went on Westwards to liberate Arnhem, Wageningen, Ede, Utrecht, Amsterdam and so on. The Canadians went up along the East bank of the IJssel, liberating amongst others Zutphen, Deventer and up to the Afsluitdijk, which trapped the Germans in North Holland. But that is another story, not often told, about the fact that the war might have ended on paper, but not in reality. I will have to do another dio about the Hungerwinter and Operation 'Manna' now that I have had the idea in my mind. Now who makes a 1:35 Lancaster?
Anyway, here's my carrier so far. Nearly done, and I decide to add the aerial leads... I'll never learn..







Cheers
Henk
cfbush2000
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 12:15 PM UTC
Nice carrier. Can't wait to see the dio.

Chuck
Henk
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 12:23 PM UTC
Thanks Chuck, It's getting there, just a bit of mud (not to much) and more weathering to finish it off.

Cheers
Henk
DaveCox
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 05:19 PM UTC
The carrier looks good so far Henk. Apart from finishing the weathering I'd paint the straps and buckles on the rear tarp a different colour as well - it looks bland as it is. Be a great dio with the civvie figures in as well, look forward to seeing it completed.