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Fairly simple idea, but I'd like to hear what you think.
I'm hoping to depict either an wounded Allied paratrooper or recently shot-down Air Corps pilot (probably a para) taking shelter in a hayloft of a convenient barn. Immediately below him will be a German trooper, perhaps drawn by the noise of his landing.
Only part of the structure will be shown (this part's already built - may have pictures up if the computer cooperates).
I'm plan on using the standing rifleman from Dragon's 'Approach to Stalingrad' set. As of now I have no clue where the para/pilot comes from. The scene is shaping up to be fairly small (about 2" x 2" at the base and maybe 6" tall).
My hope was to build a vig. that shows two opposing forces in a small space, but without the kind of hand-to-hand or close-quarters combat usually depicted, although both figs will be armed. More of a 'near miss' situation, if you will.
An excellent dio idea, I would go with the airman idea , it would certainly improve the dramatic effect , think Richard Burton the the film “The Longest Day”, Furthermore, you have the opportunity to do a little figure converting to get an RAF or USAAF fight uniform ,harnesses and survival pack. Also you might consider putting a rooster in the barn with the airman/paratrooper, who will possibly crow and draw the German’s attention to his hiding place.
Whatever you decide I’d love to see the end result.
a pilot would be a better candidate since a para would probably be well armed and more willing and able to put up a stand up fight rather than hiding in a hayloft. The pilot may have nis sidearm and a few extra clips, but not much of a chance against a patrol