Thursday, 17 April 2014

Omaha beach landing craft from a new modeller

When I started blogging about our rather eccentric Waterloo project last Autumn little did I know that only two miles up the road my progress was being watched.......... Mark Freeman had just embarked on his "mid-life crisis" to recreate the fun of youthful modelling and was enjoying collecting 1/72 scale plastic Waterloo figures and making a diorama of parts of Waterloo in lots of manageable-sized sections.  He was looking to my blog for inspiration and modelling tips and got in touch with me. Over  the intervening months I've enjoyed his company and considerable enthusiasm and am gently encouraging him to try his hand at wargaming. His Waterloo model is coming on nicely but Mark is already exhibiting that common wargamerly trait of "butterfly" concentration. Not long ago he started modelling World War Two...again I gave him a bit of advice and  before I really noticed he'd come up with a camera phone snapshot of his one-off model inspired by the Omaha beach landings on 6th June 1944.  I was so impressed I got him round for a more considered photo shoot in my lounge.
Here is one view and for many more photos and Mark's own words please see the Pages side bar at the right for the Mark Freeman Guest Page


5 comments:

  1. Nice one, love this model!

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  2. Thanks Phil.been looking at your work on your blog,really good models.ive been working on a waterloo diorama, if you want to see some pictures contact me at mark.freems@icloud.com
    Thanks again mark

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  3. We did a wargame board for 28mm 7ft x 7ft...which was similar! Love the shell burst.

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  4. Thank you Warhog. Your Omaha is very awe inspiring http://glasgowwarhog.blogspot.co.uk/. I have been there and you have rendered the cliffs and north bunker very accurately, well done. See also my Stalingrad. there will be more on that in due course. http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/making-start-on-stalingrad-ruins.html

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  5. Thanks Glasgow warthog ,I used cotton wool for the shell bust.

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