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Op Glad IJs - On Thin Ice
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: October 25, 2002
KitMaker: 1,400 posts
Armorama: 559 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:44 AM UTC
Gee thanks... To make things worse (for you ): I detailed the whole of the interrior of both the Signal Tower and the Station:









This certainly does explain why it took me 2+ years to complete
Ofcourse none of this is visible under normal viewing angles, yet the old adagium of "at least I know it is there" kicks in here
G-man69
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: October 17, 2017
KitMaker: 382 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:18 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

Just checked out your previous build...now I have an inferiority complex, ! That is one amazing build, very impressive indeed, !

Cheers for sharing, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 12:34 AM UTC
Thank you... This project will raise a whole new set of challenges for me. Not in size, but certainly in technics...
Well I managed to tackle them in my previous build (http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=280411&page=1), so I'll manage to do this one too!!!
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 11:55 PM UTC
Hi Erwin,

This looks like a fascinating project, I'll be interested to follow as I always think icy/snowy scenes look interesting.

Not sure I'll be able to help you as much as you've helped me, but I'll be happy to provide encouragement, !

Good luck with the build.

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
Thanks... They were more than keen to spend as little money as they could on armament. They thought, because of this line, that the west was safe from invasion (the east was deemed indefensible), as tanks could not traverse the undulated countryside. Maybe they where right. Yet, the undulation itself took many days to take place. Time the Germans didn't need to reach the line itself. Besides that, the southern part consisted of firm, sand based lands. Being so because it had been exploited by removing the thick layer of peat. Ideal for tanks to cross, so the whole line was simply circumvented.
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MODELGEEK
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: February 01, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC
That is a great idea by you, and a stupid idea by the Dutch authorities...

Golikell
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 06:19 PM UTC
My next project will be a Meng Renault FT, but in Dutch service. The Dutch army bought 1(!) Renault FT to prove the viability of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (a defensive line, protected by a clever system of inundations, yet hopelessly obsoleted by new technology). Actually, the driver of the vehicle secretly got orders to have it bogged down every time, so the people were reassured in that they were safe.
I want to portray it while the trials on ice are executed during the winter of 1940. Sometimes the vehicle is shown with a Dutch build Schwarzlose MG, sometimes with just a front plate, and sometimes without, leaving a gaping hole.