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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:
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and more dark side stuff

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/bronco.html

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

Al


    
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simon king
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War Correspondents

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

sk

 
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Erik Ahlström
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Oh....

February 28 2013, 4:26 AM 

This is sooo cool! happy.gif
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?

Desert-Erik
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Alan McNeilly
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Excellent

February 28 2013, 4:27 AM 

Thanks for the heads up Al. Great looking set of figs.

Al

 
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Pat McGrath
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Wow!

February 28 2013, 4:31 AM 

This is a really cool set both as correspondents and as tank and artillery crew.

Pat McGrath
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Paul Roberts
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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.

Paul

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Adrian Camp
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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?

 
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simon king
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war Correspondents

February 28 2013, 6:20 AM 

Reclining typist is Alan Wood at Arnhem

 
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Antonio Martín Tello
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Photo

February 28 2013, 7:29 AM 

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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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Tony Viste
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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.

 
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Javier de Luelmo - Diesel
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AFPU men

February 28 2013, 5:42 AM 

VERY wellcome set, perfect for some ideas I had a while ago wink.gif

Javier de Luelmo - Diesel

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Brian Colburn
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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.


    
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Keith Matthews
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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.

Cheers
Keith

 
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Brian Colburn
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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.



    
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Tom Kaszas
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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.

Tom K.


    
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Mike Canaday
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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.

Mike Canaday

 
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Tom Rigg
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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.
Tom

 
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Roy Stevens
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Absolutely Gob-smacked!

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!

Roy happy.gif

 
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Roy Stevens
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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...

 
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Brian Colburn
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Photo gallery of common WWII Combat Cameras

February 28 2013, 2:31 PM 

http://www.pastimage.com/#/ww2-cameras/4555114877

Some other interesting stuff:

http://www.canadianfilmandphotounit.ca/search_combat_camera.html
"Norman Quick... is the last surviving cameraman from the Italian campaign"

http://166thspc.blogspot.com/2009/05/combat-careramen-of-wwii.html
Good photo gallery including the shoulder stock frame for the movie cameras. Also shown is a fully restored photographic trailer including the inside.

http://166thspc.blogspot.com/2011/05/mobile-darkroom-project-166th-spc-has.html
More pics of the photographic trailer prior to restoration.

http://thelastfarewell.net/B_and_H_Eyemo.htm
Good description of Eyemo winding vs battery power.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/upgradetest/index.php?/topic/149865-signal-corps-re-enactors/
Re-enactor photos, but there is an excellent color photo of original condition cameras showing the military paint.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfiejo/3238457778/
I mentioned in an earlier post how the war model Speed Graphics lacked chrome trim. Take a look at the two Speed Graphics in this photo for a comparison.

http://166thspc.blogspot.com/2012_06_07_archive.html
Good color photo of a military issue Speed Graphic in black & OD.



 
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