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René "Lord Bilbo" Bartholemy (petitbilbo)
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Australians in Palestine (FINISHED)

The story so far (a bit of fluff):
Early 1917, in an effort to reach Aleppo, the Australian 1st Light Car Patrol organises a number of long range reconnaissance patrols to find suitable places for advances posts. Here, petrol, ammunition and all supplies that would be needed in the final raid would be stored.
Alas, one of the old and battered Ford T’s the 1st LCP (Australian) inherited from their British counterparts broke down and is in dire need of repair. The driver and the officer are discussing the best course of action for the repairs :
- “Must of been the carburettor, Sir”
- “Don’t be foolish corporal, can’t you see that the gasket is blown? All that sand…”
- “Yes Sir, but, no Sir, you see, it can actually be both at the same time…”
and so on!
In the meanwhile, the two soldiers are “guarding the perimeter” (quite loosely) while chatting and sharing a canteen.
Unperturbed by all this, a goat seems to have found a green and leafy snack.

All in all, I’m quite happy with the result, even if I only see some errors or problems now that I have taken the pictures.
(Never mind the big piece of lint on the officer’s hand, it never existed and you’ve never seen it. Dismissed!)

It took quite a while to finish this project, both concerning the actual work (I’d say about 60-80 hours) and the passing time (I was unable to work on it for a few month).

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13 | 13. June, 14:55
René "Lord Bilbo" Bartholemy
The story so far (a bit of fluff):
Early 1917, in an effort to reach Aleppo, the Australian 1st Light Car Patrol organises a number of long range reconnaissance patrols to find suitable places for advances posts. Here, petrol, ammunition and all supplies that would be needed in the final raid would be stored.
Alas, one of the old and battered Ford T's the 1st LCP (Australian) inherited from their British counterparts broke down and is in dire need of repair. The driver and the officer are discussing the best course of action for the repairs :
- "Must of been the carburettor, Sir"
- "Don't be foolish corporal, can't you see that the gasket is blown? All that sand…"
- "Yes Sir, but, no Sir, you see, it can actually be both at the same time…"
and so on!
In the meanwhile, the two soldiers are "guarding the perimeter" (quite loosely) while chatting and sharing a canteen.
Unperturbed by all this, a goat seems to have found a green and leafy snack.

All in all, I'm quite happy with the result, even if I only see some errors or problems now that I have taken the pictures.
(Never mind the big piece of lint on the officer's hand, it never existed and you've never seen it. Dismissed!)

It took quite a while to finish this project, both concerning the actual work (I'd say about 60-80 hours) and the passing time (I was unable to work on it for a few month).
13. June, 14:58
Nelson Paulo
Awsome!!!
13. June, 20:06
James C
Very original subject and awesome detailing. Very well done 👍
13. June, 20:13
René "Lord Bilbo" Bartholemy
Thanks Nelson and James.
13. June, 21:55
Peter Hardy
60 to 80 hours well spent. My only criticism is of the possible conversation. Australians are reluctant to call anyone "Sir" in an informal environment. The reply from the soldier to the Officer would have been more likely, "Oh for f**k sake mate, it's probably f**king both". "Doesn't matter anyway mate, thing's cooked it's goose anyway, beer time eh"!
14. June, 00:50
René "Lord Bilbo" Bartholemy
You actually made me laugh!
Thanks for that too... 😉
14. June, 06:36
Villiers de Vos
Two thumbs up!
14. June, 06:48
Neuling
Very nice diorama and story! 👍- And thanks for the the lesson about "Strain" talking, Peter!
14. June, 08:57
René "Lord Bilbo" Bartholemy
Thanks Villiers and Neuling.
I've begun to work again on my Bavarian Pfalz.
14. June, 21:09

Project

1:35
Completed
1:35 Model T 1917 Utility (ICM 35664)1:35 ANZAC Infantry (1915) (ICM 35685)1:35 Model T 1917 LCP (ICM 35663)8+
Model T 1917 Utility
AU Military Australian Army (1901-now)

1917 - Dead Sea Region
 

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