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Nieuport fighters

Here are two Nieuport 28 fighters in US livery. The decals, including the playing card symbols (barely visible on the model to the left) are from I-94. The planes are 1/300 scale models from Heroic and Ros.

These are two Heroics and Ros 1/300 scale Nieuport 17s.

Baccus 6mm British Middle East figures

This is a close-up view of the new Baccus 6mm British Middle East figures. The infantry and command figures have ‘landed’ on V Beach at the southern end of the Gallipoli peninsula. They are trying to figure how to deal with the extensive barbed wire laid by the Ottoman defenders. The ‘wire’ is cut from plastic pot scourers.

Another view of V Beach landings

This view illustrates the sally ports in the hull of SS River Clyde, through which the British troops were expected to disembark onto the gangways. In reality, few men were able to successfully negotiate the route to the beach in daylight. The Ottoman defensive fire was lethal and held up the landings in this sector.

Landing on V Beach

Baccus 6mm British figures in tropical uniforms are landing on V Beach, flanked by Sedd el Bahr fort. The H&R converted tramp steamer can be seen bottom right, representing SS River Clyde.

V Beach

V Beach was one of the sites for the British landings on April 25th, 1915. My custom-built Sedd el Bahr fort can be seen on the right. Sedd el Bahr town lies just behind the fort. Plastic pot scourers have been used to create the barbed wire. TimeCast resin trenches nestle behind the second line of wire.

Cape Helles

This is an overhead photo of the Cape Helles battlefield. Sedd el Bahr fort and town can be seen bottom left.

Anzac Cove landings at Hammerhead Show

Hammerhead Show was rescheduled for 28 April 2018, following the heavy snow storms earlier in the year. We took the opportunity to showcase the Anzac Cove landings. The table features labels for the various terrain features:

Introducing Dora and friends

The Germans captured large numbers of British MkIV heavy tanks after the Battle of Cambrai. These were re-purposed as Beutepanzer where possible. This first photo shows Dora and Lissy, still in the original British colour schemes. Dora has the black crosses only; Lissy has Feldgrau stripes:

Here is Hanni. Yellow-clay and red brown splotches have been used over the British colour scheme:

This Beutepanzer has the Feldgrau base colour, with block camoflague patterns:

Another Beutepanzer with Feldgrau base colour. The camoflague pattern consists of red-brown, green, and yellow-clay blotches:

Finally, four of the ladies strutting their finery together:

Canadian MG autocar

This photo illustrates a 6mm Canadian machine gun autocar. It is a 3D Shapeways product, which can be purchased from here.

Another view of the same vehicle from a slightly different angle:

British trench near St Quentin

This photo comes from the history of the German Füsilier-Regiment 39, which took part in the attack on the British 30th Division opposite St Quentin. It shows the type of trenches dug by the British after taking over this sector from the French just before the Germans launched Operation Michael in March 1918. The label translates as ‘Lloyd George Trench’, 

© Robert Dunlop 2014