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Vimy Ridge diorama – August 2017

Posted by Mark Hembree
on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nick Dunning

Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada

Nick writes: “As it is the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle Of Vimy Ridge, this is my scratchbuilt 1/32 scale diorama, entitled Vimy Ridge, 05:29 hours, April 9th, 1917.” Nick chose the moment when four Canadian divisions went over the top under a Canadian artillery “creeping action” to surprise the German enemy. He kitbashed a 13-pounder field gun and limber with old ESCI kits; figures are a converted mix of Airfix World War II Allied and German soldiers. He consulted photos and film to construct the base with its sandbags (made from putty), groundwork, trench, and tunnels (made from balsa wood and paper). He donated the work to a museum in nearby Sussex.

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