Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Megablitz Archive - A Bridge Too Small - part 2

More from Market Garden now.  Above, posing for the camera is the HQ of 1st Airborne Division with a couple of para battalions.
Never one to be easily flustered, General Model takes a stroll in the garden with members of his staff.  The 1/300 resin buildings are by Hovels with hedges by Irregular.
Some Germans doing a poor impersonation of a solid front line.
The staff of II SS Panzer Korps.  The radio van is a die-cast from the Ertl 'Thomas the Tank Engine' range with the smiley face carefully filed off.
SS KG Hohenstaufen on the march, heading for Arnhem!
The front end of Guards Armoured Div overrunning a German transport column.
The Germans were making the Yanks fight hard for every centimetre of land.
Everybody down!  Here comes the RAF.
Meanwhile at Nijmegen it's all quiet, and the Yanks have occupied the town easily.
Here they are defending the bridge.  Easy work.
Arnhem.  The Brits curse the pre-game air recce.
The situation for the Brits was looking decidedly sticky!  A scattered drop meant that much of 1st Abn Div was absent.
The German grip on Arnhem tightens.
Back with XXX Corps, the Brits have brought their own bridge.  This is the stuff referred to in the film as "Bailey cr*p".  The bridge is made from a cut down Airfix pontoon bridge, the lorry began life as a 6x6  Matador.

Plenty more still to come....


David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

I trust you are referring to:

"When you refer to Bailey crap I take it you mean that glorious, precision-made, British-built bridge which is the envy of the civilized world?

....And be sure to say please when asking for it....

Great pictures and I love the sawn off bridge!

All the best,


Tim Gow said...

David Crook
Quite right too!

Sun of York said...

I love these posts - they are all about the models and not the terrain, and what fascinating models too!

Tim Gow said...

Sun of York
Glad you like the posts - plenty more still to come!

Paul Foster said...

The scene is definitely set now!

A real eye candy treat type post.