D-Day group build, Airspeed Horsa assault glider
June 5, 2014 in Uncategorized
June 6th 1944 – D-Day. What many of us , me included, may not of known was that the allied airbourne assault force in the form of 6, 28 man Horsa gliders took of from their base in the south of England at 22:56 hrs on the 5th June, the exact time I have posted my finished build.The first glider landed right on schedule and very close to Pegassus bridge at 00:16 on June 6th and then, well we all know what happened after that…..One can only imagine the courage of those young men as they sat and waited for the tow line to tighten and there glider to jump into life, knowing that they were going into the lions den all alone.
My diorama shows one of the gliders narrowly missing part of the defensive line known as Rommels Asparagus designed to destroy gliders on landing ,this only my second attempt at a Diorama but will not be my last as it added a whole new aspect to the build and was lots of fun to do .
Let me just take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken part in this the first iModeller group build,I hope you had fun , I for one am interested in doing another but what will be the subject?, some other major military conflict perhaps,how about Sci Fi or “What if’s” if you want to do this crazy rollercoaster ride again give it some thought and post your ideas.
Your pal Neil.
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