after all those Soviets during the last weeks I thought to have a small break. Was a real break and it was more intense than I hoped. Joined another group-build on the "Guild".
This time the job was "recreate a photo" - and thats what I did.
Here is the text and the two pictures.
the Great War has always been a topic of extreme
interest for me. I´m quite lucky to have some of these old antique books
and magazines that claim to feature this topic. One of those books is
"Der Krieg in Wort und Bild" published by "Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong
& Co., Berlin W 57".
This publication was based on a periodical
(eventually monthly) magazine with battlefield-pictures, maps, painting
and accounts. A quite nice source for historians and ... for modellers
to recreate a photo scene.
This photo here was obviously taken during the offensive of march 1918.
The sub-text says ...: Der Deutsche Vorstoß zwischen Montdidier und
Noyon. Maschinengewehre werden in einem zerschossenen Hause in Stellung
gebracht". Never get quite familiar with German language (although I
live in Germany during the last two decades) but I would translate this
as: The German attack between Montdidier and Noyon. Machinguns were
brought in position in a shattered house.
Personally I won´t call
this a "shattered house". Would guess this is more like a breach in some
sort of rail-related installment. There is a signalling bridge in the
background. Hm.... but who cares.
A quite dramatic picture with six infantry men making their way through a breach. Two of them carry german machine guns.
And ... here is my rendition of this WW1 picture:
The soldiers are taken from several sets. Revell, Ceasar, Preiser and
lots of Preiser parts. Except the Caesar in the foreground I modified
all of them - mostly by changing the helmets.
Was an extrem fun to do this. Thanks alot to the "Guild" for having this exciting group-build theme.