Kaiserschlacht 1918

Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby darkbirk » 08 Mar 2013

Gentlemen,

the Great War has always been a topic of extreme interest for me. I´m quite lucky to have some of these old antique books and magazines that claim to feature this topic. One of those books is "Der Krieg in Wort und Bild" published by "Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., Berlin W 57".
This publication was based on a periodical (eventually monthly) magazine with battlefield-pictures, maps, painting and accounts. A quite nice source for historians and ... for modellers to recreate a photo scene.

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This photo here was obviously taken during the offensive of march 1918. The sub-text says ...: Der Deutsche Vorstoß zwischen Montdidier und Noyon. Maschinengewehre werden in einem zerschossenen Hause in Stellung gebracht". Never get quite familiar with German language (although I live in Germany during the last two decades) but I would translate this as: The German attack between Montdidier and Noyon. Machinguns were brought in position in a shattered house.
Personally I won´t call this a "shattered house". Would guess this is more like a breach in some sort of rail-related installment. There is a signalling bridge in the background. Hm.... but who cares.

A quite dramatic picture with six infantry men making their way through a breach. Two of them carry german machine guns.

And ... here is my rendition of this WW1 picture:

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The soldiers are taken from several sets. Revell, Ceasar, Preiser and lots of Preiser parts. Except the Caesar in the foreground I modified all of them - mostly by changing the helmets.

Was an extrem fun to do this. Thanks alot to the "Guild" for having this exciting group-build theme.

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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby Piers » 08 Mar 2013

That is fecking awesome... :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby Richard B. » 08 Mar 2013

Splendid :yahoo:

Love the photo effect :good:
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby Chris S » 08 Mar 2013

Brilliant! Simply brilliant :good: :thumbsup: :good: :thumbsup: :good: :thumbsup: :good: :thumbsup: :good:
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby laurence strong » 08 Mar 2013

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Awesome work :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby ArisKosionidis » 08 Mar 2013

Picture-perfect. Excellent work.
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby rowdy75 » 08 Mar 2013

That looks great. Like it a lot :clapping:
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby Taylor » 08 Mar 2013

That is stunning, superb entry :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby darkbirk » 08 Mar 2013

Gentlemen,

thanks a lot. Cheers
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby Panzer21 » 09 Mar 2013

Nice.

I have also seen that picture labelled as "Reichswehr in training".

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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby panzerfaust200 » 10 Mar 2013

stunning!!!! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby skip » 10 Mar 2013

awesome work, you really captured the moment
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby Thanos » 10 Mar 2013

From black and white, to plastic life!
That's a very nice piece of work. Bravo!
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby Bluewillow » 14 Mar 2013

damn fine, a mighty job done Per!

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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby CYC » 14 Mar 2013

Amazing!
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby Zacman » 23 Mar 2013

What everyone else said :shock: picture perfect.
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Re: Kaiserschlacht 1918

Postby darkbirk » 25 Mar 2013

Gentlemen,

again ... thanks a lot for the kind words / kind smilies.
Cheers
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