Monday, 6 June 2016

Crashed Dornier and it's crew

To go with the Home Guard guys, I have painted up the Foundry "German Aircrew" set.
My aircrew needed an aircraft to go with them and I decided that I needed something like a crashed bomber.

As it turned out one of my work mates was able to help.

This old bomber started  life about 30 odd years ago when it was built by a young 10 or 11 year old Craig. It lived, for a period of time in the bottom draw of a set of drawers, along with a number of other model planes that Craig had made as a youngster. His parents house was ransacked by burglars and the planes were all damaged to some degree. Craig rebuilt them and kept them, eventually, when he had a place of his own he hung them from the roof in his garage. Next the 7.1 earthquake in 2010 struck and the poor old Dornier along with the rest of the model planes came crashing down. Some of them Craig has rebuilt, again, but this one was a bit far gone. Not for me however, being perfect for the job I had in mind.

 All the undercarriage parts were broken off and lost.........suited me.
 A few other bits and bobs missing but again, all good by me. Apart from that what you see is all Craig's work. All I have done is base the model.
 I added some mesh to the front to make it look like the crew had clambered out of their wreck through the broken nose gunner's area.  One of the crew members looks to have grabbed the machine gun on the way out too.

 The Foundry crew looking for cover before Dad's Army turn up on the scene.


 There is a fairly big difference in scale between plane and crew but I am not too concerned.



 I think Hodges is trying to tell Mainwaring something. "Look Napoleon they are right there"
Spotted from the air, it will not be long now till the Home Guard are on to them.

Thanks Craig for providing (and making) this essential part for my game.

33 comments:

  1. Good use of items to hand and good to see old kit with new lease of life. Well done that man! Carry on...

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  2. That looks like a really nice set up for a game! :)

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  3. That looks like a really nice set up for a game! :)

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  4. Very nice addition. Interesting to note the difference in scale doesn't really distract from the overall look of the game.

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  5. Great painted minis and terrain. Fantastic home guard idea too! greeting!

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  6. Artmospheric and beautiful pictures Rodger, well done!!

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  7. What a great story and reinventing of poor Craig's model. Lovely job Rodger.

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  8. Great job. The action pictures are super.

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  9. Great work on the crew and bomber Rodger!

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  10. Well isn't that just spiffy! Very nicely done!

    Christopher

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  11. Very cool Rodger, great terrain & figures!
    Mainwaring is going to be in a spot of bother :-)

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  12. Top job!
    Bit of a bugger for Craig (all those years ago), but you've certainly given the model a new lease of life.

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  13. Really fab looking build :)
    This is quite a cool collection being assembled!

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  14. Fantastic work on that crashed plane! Like it a lot!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  15. I think you both have done terribly well. Good skills!

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  16. Great work Rodger! That's a very nice thematic piece of terrain! I've been meaning to do something similar for a long time now as I've got the same minis painted up, but without any real use :)

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  17. Great work, Rodger. It will look very nice on your tables.

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  18. Well done that man. As you were men. Lets hope Captain Mainwaring and his Home Guard can locate those dastardly Germans.

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  19. What a fantastic centre piece for the table and the scale works well.

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  20. Wow! What a fantastic scenario and use of wonderful figures and models, Rodger! I love the story behind the crashed bomber. It has a tumultuous history all unto itself. My hat's off to your friend for his stoicism of keeping and restoring his childhood works.

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