Monday, July 28, 2014

Horsa Glider (Pegasus Bridge Scenario)

I've finish up my Horsa Glider that I'll use for my Pegasus Bridge Bolt Action scenario.  This model and it's base will serve as a jump off point for the British Airborne at the start of the game.  Although it may be difficult to see in the photos, I used plaster to put "scuff marks" into the base to show that it was "glided" over by the Horsa Glider.  The landing gear has been ripped off and left somewhere behind the glider so it is not visible on the model.

The model is the 1/72 Horsa Glider that is available from Warlord Games (made by Italeri).  Yes, it is technically more 20mm ... but it works and takes up just the right amount of space on the table.  I was tempted to get the glider from Grand Manner ... however it is both larger and more importantly much more expensive than the 1/72 version shown here ... and it works for what I want to use it for.

In addition to the glider, I was able to finish basing the telegraph poles that I'll be using for the scenario.  They are from 4Ground - I cut down the MDF base that comes with them and mounted them to washers to make them steadier on the game table.  Nuff said ... pictures below ...








I'm just putting the finishing touches on the 50mm gun position ... and I have lots of British Airborne to finish basing ... so more to come.

8 comments:

  1. I've been to where that happened. Your model is very accurate.

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    1. Awesome!! I'd love to visit the site someday. Thanks!!

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  2. Very nice work on the Horsa. I'd like to see a comparison shot with a 28mm figure as at the moment I'm leaning more towards the Grand Manner one as I don't really like going "out of scale".

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    1. Agree ... I mulled it over as well ... I'll add a shot of a 28mm Bolt Action miniature beside it when I get home later.

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  3. I'll miss the pick up telephone poll phase each turn.

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