Advance Through the Woods
A mini diorama of 1918 French infantry advancing through woodland, supported by a Renault FT tank.
Using this bit of archive film at the Imperial War Museum for inspiration :
The FT emerges from the woods at about 4min 25sec into the film, and an infantryman goes by in the trees beyond. It's probably from a newsreel or training exercise, but I like the sense of reality about it.
Although the tank kit is aimed at early WW2 use, I'll be making for a WW1 representation for it with the infantry still in their 'horizon blue' uniforms which I imagine were less than ideal in any conditions other than cresting a hill or trench...
I will save the other tank from the kit for another project.
Interesting progress- want to see more!
Also the first pic promises a lot!
Hi Simon - I do not often work in the smaller scales, but having a go for the Group Build 🙂
Watch this Imperial War Museum video, the tank is at about 4mins 25secs in :
So the project is a mini diorama of 1918 French infantry advancing through woodland, supported by the Renault FT tank.
Thanks for the link mate!
That's interresting. I'm in. 👍
Always glad to see a Matchbox build 👍
Yes Lukasz. Matchbox rules!!! 😉 😄
A bit more on the base board, textured with tea leaves 🙂
Looks great so far. Thanks for joining in!
That's looking good for such an old kit👍🏻