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CaptnBirdseye
#1 Posted : 26 December 2018 13:58:43

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D-Day 75 competition.

This is my build diary entry for the 75th Anniversary of the D-day landings, and tells the little known story of 'Operation Deadstick'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Deadstick

'Operation Deadstick was the codename for an operation by airborne forces of the British Army that took place in the early hours of 6 June 1944 as part of the Normandy landings of the Second World War. The objective was to capture intact two road bridges in Normandy across the River Orne and the Caen Canal, providing the only exit eastwards for British forces from their landing on Sword Beach. Intelligence reports said both bridges were heavily defended by the Germans and wired for demolition. Once captured, the bridges had to be held against any counter-attack until the assault force was relieved by commandos and infantry advancing from the British landing zone.'

I will be using Italeri 1/78 AS.51 Horsa glider kit, and maybe some added extras in the dio. the kit has been ordered and more to follow when it arrives.
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#2 Posted : 26 December 2018 14:11:31

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Now that looks interesting Cool

Good luck with your D-Day 75 competition entry ThumpUp
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#3 Posted : 26 December 2018 18:19:03

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Another excellent entry in the comp, should be an awesome dio!BigGrin Cool
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#4 Posted : 26 December 2018 19:39:56

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BigGrin Nice idea and should look the bizz, good luck in the compCool
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#5 Posted : 26 December 2018 20:34:48

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An interesting and unusual subject, one of the lesser known operations during D-Day. Good luck with the competition.
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#6 Posted : 26 December 2018 23:29:10

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Nice entry Graham, and should build into a fabulous diorama.

Good luck in the competition and well done for entering. Cool ThumpUp

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#7 Posted : 27 December 2018 01:07:02

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Different choice of kit.Cool Cool

Should make a neat dio.

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#8 Posted : 27 December 2018 09:13:51

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Very interesting Gray, look forward to seeing it all come together....Cool Cool .. Good luck with the comp....

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#9 Posted : 27 December 2018 10:20:01

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Nice one Gray, looking forward to seeing this. Good luck in the competition.

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#10 Posted : 27 December 2018 11:21:56

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Thanks all for looking in guys ThumpUp
More info to follow......
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Very nice.. Good luck with the competition.
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#12 Posted : 04 January 2019 20:58:48

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At last, my kit has arrived BigGrin

Here is a little history of the Airspeed Horsa, on which my diorama is based:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airspeed_Horsa

The pictures below are of the actual kit, showing boxing and contents. Now to get started ThumpUp
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#13 Posted : 04 January 2019 21:05:44

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Nice to see your kit has arrived. Cool

Good luck

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#14 Posted : 04 January 2019 23:57:12

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Good to hear everything has arrived and you're ready to get going.... Will be watching so good luck with the build....Cool Cool

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#15 Posted : 05 January 2019 00:04:24

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Nice to see you’ve got your kit, looks great. Love

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#16 Posted : 05 January 2019 08:50:36

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BigGrin Great to see your stuff has arrived and looks a nice kitCool
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Looks a nice kit Graham which should build into an interesting diorama. Good luck with the build will be following this one with interest. Cool ThumpUp

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#18 Posted : 16 January 2019 14:47:33

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Looks a nice kit, look forward to seeing your progress.Cool BigGrin
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