It just gets better!February 28 2013 at 3:07 AM
|Al Bowie (Login Albowie)|
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Just when i though we had seen all the new releases for the near future along comes Bronco:
and more dark side stuff
WWII British & Commonwealth War Correspondent Set looks to be a very useful set when combined with their 25 pdr crew for a Sexton crew or most other afv crews. Well done Bronco. Now that they are cutting their teeth on a DFS 230 surely a Horsa or Hotspur wouldn't be too much of a challenge?
Well done Bronco for giving us such useful and interesting subjects
|This message has been edited by Albowie from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Feb 28, 2013 3:15 AM|
|February 28 2013, 4:07 AM |
Notice the Mark III "turtle" helmet used by some assault formations on D-Day and the Canadian Inglis holster seen on the RHS figure as well
|February 28 2013, 4:26 AM |
This is sooo cool!
And Im pretty sure they will follow it up with a Horsa!
Hey, can they make 1m long sub and a german glider they can surely make a Horsa, right?
|February 28 2013, 4:27 AM |
Thanks for the heads up Al. Great looking set of figs.
|February 28 2013, 4:31 AM |
This is a really cool set both as correspondents and as tank and artillery crew.
Work to become not to acquire
Replace the cine camera
|February 28 2013, 12:28 PM |
with a theodolyte and you've got a surveyor for an arty or engineering unit.
Can we name them all?
|February 28 2013, 5:35 AM |
Evidently they are straight from photos of real people. Is the sitting typist Wynford Vaughan-Thomas?
|February 28 2013, 6:20 AM |
Reclining typist is Alan Wood at Arnhem
Antonio Martín Tello
|February 28 2013, 7:29 AM |
From wikipedia: Alan Wood, the war correspondent, typing his despatch in a wood outside Arnhem; with him are three members of the 1st British-Airborne Division. 18 September 1944
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at least three Canadians
|February 28 2013, 8:07 AM |
From left to right across the top; Harold Aikman, Lew Weekes, and Gord Petty. All from the Canadian Film and Photo Unit.
Very interesting set, with lots of diorama possiblities.
|Javier de Luelmo - Diesel|
|February 28 2013, 5:42 AM |
No pigeons? The cameras look like a Speed Graphic and a pre-war Contax II....
|February 28 2013, 6:20 AM |
Specifically, it appears to be an Anniversary Edition Speed Graphic. The tip off is the wire frame viewfinder is flat on top, whereas the pre-war models had a rounded top. Wartime models had no chrome trim.
The smaller camera appears to be a Contax II, which is a German made camera. Obviously these are pre-war. These would have a brushed silver finish, being pre-war.
The movie cameras are a bit harder to tell from the artwork. I believe both are Bell & Howells. It's hard to tell if they are the same or different or to get a clear look at the width of the film housings. if the film housings are wide then it would be a 35mm Eyemo, primarily used for B&W. The narrower Filmo was primarily used for 16mm color. Both of these cameras were standard issue for the US Signal Corps, and were supplied to the British.
(Wish I still had my old Speed Graphic. What a camera.)
Edit: Contax II, not Contax I. There's a difference in the rangefinder window shape.
|This message has been edited by BrianInOregon from IP address 18.104.22.168 on Feb 28, 2013 6:35 AM|
Bob Jones should be using a 'Super Ikonta B'
|February 28 2013, 10:05 AM |
British photographers were issued with Super Ikonta B cameras apparently acquired through Sweden, however were known to use a variety of personal cameras too.
The kneeling figure is based on a photo of still photographer Bob Jones, paired with his film cameraman Fred Palmer during the 'Goodwood' operation - they were responsible for many of the photos of Cromwell tanks in action. Palmer has the more typical in NW Europe 'boxy' Vinten "Normandy" cine camera -http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30004920.
American, De Vry 'lunchbox' cameras were also in use in NW Europe.
I'm having a hard time making out if it has a bellows lens....
|February 28 2013, 2:01 PM |
Which is why it appeared to me to be a Contax II. The Super Ikonta B has a bellows lens.
Also note that the camera in the artwork has more silver finish on it.
I could be wrong about it being a Contax II. The artwork displayed is small and when enlarged is fuzzy enough I can't tell if there is a fold down door under the lens. The basic shape of the body itself and the square rangefinder view window are similar, so it could be either camera.
|This message has been edited by BrianInOregon from IP address 22.214.171.124 on Feb 28, 2013 2:05 PM|
Smaller camer can also be the Ensign Commando
|February 28 2013, 8:20 PM |
British made military camera, 1945 , short bellows lens and leather case similar to the one in the drawing. Can't tell from the image whether or not there is a bellows lens.
|This message has been edited by Kaszas from IP address 126.96.36.199 on Feb 28, 2013 8:53 PM|
Eymo movie cameras
|March 1 2013, 7:25 PM |
The movie cameras look like Eymos. I made a model of one of those in styrene once.
Re: It just gets better!
|February 28 2013, 11:39 AM |
You can almost see the seated sergeant with the cine and folded tripod seated behind the Bren in a Universal carrier or Dingo.
|February 28 2013, 2:24 PM |
What an awesome set! For years I've been vainly hoping a resin producer might drop a British/Commonwealth photographer of some kind in between the endless selection of Nazis and now this shows up! All we need is Matthew Holten holding a microphone and we're all set for the Mirror Models CMP HUW that you know is just around the corner since they're putting out a HUP. What amazing times these are!
Matthew Halton of course, internet went down 1/2 second after hitting send and...
|February 28 2013, 2:58 PM |
... 1/2 second before noticing mistake... I kid you not...
Photo gallery of common WWII Combat Cameras
|February 28 2013, 2:31 PM |