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Interlaken, Switzerland june 1944.


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Good day to all,

During 2020, with members of the AMP club (https://clubamp.ch/), we produced a diorama for the "Musée Militaire Vaudois" located in Morges (http://www.chateau-morges.ch/le-chateau/)

In May 1944, an Me-110 G4 of the NJG5, equipped with SN2 and FUG220 radars, landed by mistake in Switzerland. The Germans, of course, wanting to recover this material, maneuver Switzerland with reprisals if it is not returned to them. After intense diplomatic negotiations, Switzerland, which did not want to return this plane, agreed to dynamite it in the presence of a German control commission, in exchange for which, it would have the possibility of buying 12 Me109G-6. That's for the story, let's see for the models.

The dio base is a wooden board of 90cm length. We put on it 5 Tamiya's Gustav, an old Heller Taifun (in the hangar) and an Academy Storch.

The hangar section is scratch builded on a thick transparent plastic panel on which the structures representing the wooden parts of the doors have been glued (with artist double side scotch). The structure of the hangar itself is in wood, with plastic sheet glued on it.

Some accessories have been built, such as the bicycle, fuel carts, podiums and chairs etc.

Figures are from various source : Matador, Preiser, WD, ICM with some modifications to try to match better with swiss uniform.

Sorry for poor size pictures, but I havent enough place to run all around the dio in my workshop 😆.

Ah and all is to the 1/72 scale... fortunately

Let's go for some pics

 

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A final view, in a cupboard, protected from the cat's curiosity 😬

 

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Aircrafts

 

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And for the construction : outside

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inside

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The apron before the hangar

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And some accessories : The fuel cart

 

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painted and finished

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And sergeant Hoizäme with his bicycle

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All comments are welcome

 

Thanks for reading this long post.

Cheers from Switzerland

Cedric

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Outstanding, deserves its place in the museum, the accessories are the icing on the cake, congratulations all round!

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Salut Cedric,

 

Lovely dio and a great subject! Glad to see Swiss aviation models! Is this Dübendorf airbase? Greetings from Wallisellen - just next to Dübendorf 🙂

 

Cheers,

Michael

 

 

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Thanks for all your kind comments

 

@ Michael

Nice to read you here. The dio is inspired by the pictures of Interlaken. I found some on street-view

 

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And there are two realy nice pics (I can't put them here) that you can found on this excellent site for Swiss Air Force fan https://www.flieger-hanspeter.ch/Me-109-G-_-6-.htm

The pics are relativ to J-704 when she collided with a C-3603 in Interlaken (they are around the middle of the page), but I'm pretty sure you know them already 🙂

 

Cheers

Cedric

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Incredibly well done! The models are perfect, and the dio setting is so realistic. Nice piece of modelling. Grüezi aus Zürich.

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Excellent diorama! I was in Interlaken during my military service in 1994, the last year of the Hunter! And now, a cold Rugenbräu!

 

Alex

 

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19 hours ago, alex said:

Excellent diorama! I was in Interlaken during my military service in 1994, the last year of the Hunter! And now, a cold Rugenbräu!

 

Alex

 

Put two swiss together and they probably will finish to speak about army 😀.
I was equally on Hunter during my military service, at Rarogne (Raron) with CpAv5 and move on Mirage when the fabulous Hawker jet was retired.

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I was more in the air mobility part (Alouette, Super Puma) at that time. Watching a Hunter take off toward the mountains and starting to turn right after liftoff was a extreme impressive sight.

 

Alex

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On 1/12/2021 at 11:47 AM, Dric said:

Thanks for all your kind comments

 

@ Michael

Nice to read you here. The dio is inspired by the pictures of Interlaken. I found some on street-view

 

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And there are two realy nice pics (I can't put them here) that you can found on this excellent site for Swiss Air Force fan https://www.flieger-hanspeter.ch/Me-109-G-_-6-.htm

The pics are relativ to J-704 when she collided with a C-3603 in Interlaken (they are around the middle of the page), but I'm pretty sure you know them already 🙂

 

Cheers

Cedric

thanks Cedric - interesting link. I am sure you know  www.old.hermannkeist.ch - some good references on this page.

 

Happy modelling.

 

Cheers,

Michael

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