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Macki

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Happy New Year

 

and thanks for adding me. I just want to introduce myself as a new member. One of my main topics is western allies of the ETO in the slightly unusual 1/87 scale.

 

Market Garden

 

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Dragon Wagon

 

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And pics from my recent project, Eighth Air Force

 

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Cheers

 

Macki

 

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Really rather nice.

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Welcome to BM, Macki. I love the dioramas above and really look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Hi Macki and welcome to BM. 

 

When I read '1/87th I thought, oh what a shame... but then I saw the pics.

Superb dioramas made to look even better with great photography.

I personally don't know why people make such small scaled models, unless it really is a matter of space/storage/display, but I'm sure you can be tempted to the world of 1/35th!

 

Thanks for sharing your work,

Rearguards and happy new year,

Badder

 

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Nice job, they look fantastic.

 

ozzy

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Very atmospheric scenes. Well done. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Feels like looking at contemporary photos! great work.

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22 hours ago, Macki said:

Happy New Year

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Same to you Macki,this one has to be "Somewhere in England" because it's foggy!....Lovely dio's and photo's...

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A Happy New Year to you too Mackie and welcome to BM.

That's one hell of a way to make an entrance!

They're all stunning dioramas, beautifully made and presented.

Well done and thank you for sharing them.

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Thanks for the warm welcome and the kind comments!

 

On 1.1.2017 at 17:25, Badder said:

I personally don't know why people make such small scaled models, unless it really is a matter of space/storage/display

 

Two main reasons why i prefer 1/87, you can have realistic distances in the dioramas and i love to upgrade the old Roco Minitank models from the 60s and 70s :) Like for example the Dragon Wagon:

 

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4 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

this one has to be "Somewhere in England" because it's foggy!

 

I should stop smoking while taking pictures ;)

 

Cheers

 

Macki

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1 minute ago, Macki said:

I should stop smoking while taking pictures ;)

If that's the effect you get,ever thought about Havanas (more like smog than fog!)....

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Hi Mackie

 

Great models - I would love to see an overview of the entire display - it looks like a huge diorama. For those who can't see straight to work in the smaller scales, well - get some loupes. :)

 

Tim H

South Africa (1-72/1-76 Braille scaler)

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Such detail in small scale, have enjoyed looking at your work. Hope to see more soon.

Cheers Dave.

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Thanks Hardcastle and DWC1968,

 

the diorama is made out of two modules, approx 24 by 24 inch (60 x 60 cm). Without glasses and loupes i can't see a thing B)

 

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if i redecorate it (changing road signs etc), it can be used for scenes of Nato exercises in the 60s and 70s in northern germany

 

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Cheers

 

Ralf

 

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Wow, some really stunning stuff there, really like these, well done and thanks for sharing.

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Really goo stuff

 

Used my loupes last night while "stinging" the stanchions on a ship kit - quite tiring actually!

 

Tim H

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Very nice with the Market Garden setup.  Both my granddads were there coming up the road.  One was infantry and one artillery.  One survived to tell the tale & the other is buried in Oosterbeek.

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What can I say that haven't already been said! :hmmm:

Great models and a great way of presenting them. :goodjob:

You have a good eye for detail and how to present them in some very atmospheric photos! :D

Very good! :worthy:

 

Cheers :bye:

Hans J

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Thanks Hans and bar side!

 

I got infected by Market Garden from Cornelius Ryan and Sir Richard Attenborough when i was about ten years old :)

 

Cheers

 

Macki

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Those are great, especially considering the scale. Very effective.

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Lovely work, especially at that scale - great photos and backgrounds too!:Tasty:

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Fabulous work, Ralf.

The Roco products must be hard to get nowadays?

Please keep them coming.

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Hi Pete,

 

just saw your post, missed it somehow. Thanks for your and the other comments!

 

On 16.1.2017 at 22:56, Pete in Lincs said:

The Roco products must be hard to get nowadays?

 

Actually not, most of them are still in production: Minitanks

The others you can get on the bay ;)

 

Cheers

 

Macki

 

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Wow, a very impressive range.

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