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La rencontre - The encounter


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Not without pride, I announce another project finished. The diorama depicts a French St. Chaumont tank with part of the crew, resting next to a factory ruin, while a Belgian dog cart passes by.

First I have to say that the roof of the factory is not to my satisfaction. But if I want to correct this, it will be rather destructive, so I leave it as is.

Enjoy the pictures, and please watch the video for a nice surprise…
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Thank you very much Stef...   The initial tank design philosophy of the French was rather awkward... Take a chassis (in this case a lengthened Holt tractor) , put a complete (!) fieldgun on it (minus the wheels) and buidl a casemate around id. This resulted in a very cumbersome tank, that had the tendency to bog itself down inmost craters or trenches. The Germans soon discovered this and widened their trenches on the French held part of the front enough to make it impossible for these tanks to cross them. Who needs anti tank devices with such a opponent!

 

As for the camouflage, I really wonder what the thought was behind this,... It certainly breaks up the silouette,  but it seems a bit overkill to me... Monet would have been jealous ;)

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1 hour ago, Golikell said:

Thank you very much Stef...   The initial tank design philosophy of the French was rather awkward... Take a chassis (in this case a lengthened Holt tractor) , put a complete (!) fieldgun on it (minus the wheels) and buidl a casemate around id. This resulted in a very cumbersome tank, that had the tendency to bog itself down inmost craters or trenches. The Germans soon discovered this and widened their trenches on the French held part of the front enough to make it impossible for these tanks to cross them. Who needs anti tank devices with such a opponent!

 

As for the camouflage, I really wonder what the thought was behind this,... It certainly breaks up the silouette,  but it seems a bit overkill to me... Monet would have been jealous ;)

You got there a very nice piece of diorama, to bad that the photos don't do a god job showing the work done there.

 

Cheers

LM

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