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Cold War Extreme Recce

September 13 2017 at 5:30 PM
Dave Haine  (Login braillescaledave)
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Response to GROUP BUILD 2017.3 - RECCE - Week 6 of 22...


a bit of scene setting:

After evading their 'narks', A Brixmis air tour has settled into a hide near an airfield in East Germany. they obviously feel safe enough, as the driver is outside his wagon. There is something that's piqued their interest, as the tour NCO has started taking notes, and the tour officer is taking cine footage.









Officially, Brixmis was the 'British Chief of Staff's Liaison Mission to the Soviet Chief of Staff'. Set up as part of an agreement in 1946, and intended to ensure some communication between the chiefs of staff. For some reason Brixmis, having 31 authorised pass-holders was bigger than both the French and US missions combined. As the cold war developed, the role of Brixmis was enhanced to include information gathering on military, economic and cultural matters, and act as a sort of barometer for Warpac intentions and mood. Roughly a third to half of the mission personnel were always RAF, with the second in command being an RAF officer.

It all sounds very 'Boys Own' but it was a serious and deadly game, with the US mission having an officer shot by russian guards, and a french mission member killed in an intentional road accident. It is estimated that 40 british mission members disappeared over the 44yrs of Brixmis' existance.

Land Rover is an Airfix Series 3 Hard-top converted to a series 2 station wagon. Some etch parts are from Dan Taylors Modelworks. Lights from Little Lenses and the figures are slightly converted Early War Miniatures.

This message has been edited by braillescaledave from IP address on Sep 13, 2017 5:43 PM

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  1. Nice.......... - Dan Rosecrans on Sep 13, 2017, 10:57 PM
  3. Brilliant scene - Paul Bishop on Sep 14, 2017, 1:30 AM
  5. Fascinating story and super model... - Paul Giles on Sep 14, 2017, 4:34 AM
    1. Re: Fascinating story and super model... - Dave Haine on Sep 14, 2017, 12:44 PM
  6. interesting historical vignette - Kevin Tong on Sep 14, 2017, 8:49 AM
    1. Re: interesting historical vignette - Dave Haine on Sep 14, 2017, 12:06 PM
  7. An interesting fact or facts - Simon Barnes on Sep 14, 2017, 9:54 AM
    1. Re: An interesting fact or facts - Dave Haine on Sep 14, 2017, 12:36 PM
      1. Cosford eh? - Paul Giles on Sep 14, 2017, 2:39 PM
        1. Re: Cosford eh? - Dave Haine on Sep 15, 2017, 2:21 AM
  8. Great scene Dave - Elliott Winthrop on Sep 16, 2017, 4:46 AM

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