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The Somme 1916 - Part 2
CMOT
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:11 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly shares with us ''The Somme 1916 - Part 2 as a follow on to his earlier WW1 Trench diorama.


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
bill_c
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:32 AM UTC
Remarkable diorama!
kurnuy
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 08:16 AM UTC
Very dynamic diorama with a lot of converted figies .....it gives you almost a realistic view and with certainty a picture of how it once must have looked in those days on the front . congratulations Alan !
Steffen23
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:03 AM UTC
Outstanding!! I love the endless amount of details, ....top!!
justsendit
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM UTC
Blew me away when I first started following this wonderful build! ... So many great details for one to discover!
1stjaeger
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:17 AM UTC

It has been a great joy to watch all along!

Thanks for letting us come with you Alan!!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:17 AM UTC
Hi Bill, Kurt, Steffen, Mike and Romain,

Thanks for your thoughts guys, glad you enjoyed the build.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:33 PM UTC
Outstanding work Alan.
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:10 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

Thank you kind Sir, much appreciated.

AL
easyco69
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 04:00 AM UTC
nice job. Did you create those molds yourself? The resin traintracks etc..
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 07:07 AM UTC
Hi Dave,

The Ambulance, Draisine, wagons, and 6 inch howitzer plus the wounded wagon are Resicast kits. The two straight track lengths come with the Draisine and the other is part of the ambulance display base. The only part of the track I made was the curves section. All the figuers are conversions, except for the MB 1916 set.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 08:09 AM UTC
I think that I pretty much made my admiration clear whilst you were building this monster but just in case....good job!!
J
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 09:14 PM UTC

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I think that I pretty much made my admiration clear whilst you were building this monster but just in case....good job!!
J



Many thanks Jerry, and for the comments and critique during the build. Appreciated.

Cheers

Al
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 08:14 AM UTC

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I think that I pretty much made my admiration clear whilst you were building this monster but just in case....good job!!
J



Hi Jerry,

You post got me thinking. It takes about 350 to 450 hits on a thread these days to generate one reply Lots look - few comment.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 09:15 AM UTC
Hi Alan,

Congratulations on a great build! It was very interesting to watch - in the end, in addition to the overall high level of quality, I really admire how you managed so much, and somehow kept it looking intentional, and not cluttered - great show!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 08:54 PM UTC
Hi Nick,

Thanks for the comments. Keeping going on a project like this is the hardest part as there always seems to be something else to do.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 01:59 PM UTC
OK Al, the original trench system was from Belgium to the Swiss border......at which point will you stop ??????? Great work.
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 06:08 PM UTC
Hi George,

Many thanks. 400 miles of possibilities or 25,000 miles of trench laid end to end so plenty of options for the future!

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 08:55 AM UTC
Hey Alan, been a while since I looked at this section and just noticed your dio was completed. Dam fine job on part two. Very interesting aspect of many soilders doing seperate things which all blend together to create a single second caught in time. Well done!!! bob d.
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 09:20 PM UTC
Hi Bob,

Many thanks for looking in and the comments.

Cheers

Al