05 January 2002

MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "They ran that way!"

This article is one of many articles and gallery contributions from fellow amateur smallscale enthusiasts all over the world that appeared on the old MiniatureZone website during the first six years its existence when there were only a handful of websites dedicated to smallscale models and wargaming. 

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MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland -  "They ran that way!"

Here an American unit has stumbled on a recently abandoned foxhole somewhere in the Iraqi desert and are planning the pursuit.

The Abrams from Revell was very nice to build and except for a very tight fit between the rear of the turret and the engine compartment it was really easy.

I added some extra stowage, antennas and an air-recognition flag.

The figures are all from Esci's modern US infantry, which I gave a 'chocolate-chip' camouflage. To make it look good in 1/72 scale I made the chocolate-chips bigger

The abandoned firearms are cut-offs from Esci's Warsaw-pact troops and North Vietnamese.

Copyright 2002 Christopher Holland, Sweden








04 January 2002

MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "I spy with my little eye.......BOFORS"

This article is one of many articles and gallery contributions from fellow amateur smallscale enthusiasts all over the world that appeared on the old MiniatureZone website during the first six years its existence when there were only a handful of websites dedicated to smallscale models and wargaming. 

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MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "I spy with my little eye.......BOFORS"





When I did my military service in Sweden I served with a company using the radar guided Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft gun.

So when I returned to the modeling world I just had to build this kit.

The kit is Airfix 40 mm Bofors gun and Morris CD/SW 30 cwt. 6X4 Tractor.

I used the decals for a anti-aircraft unit in North Africa and placed the kit on a piece of desert...
The Swedish army has now scrapped their Bofors 40 mm system and rely mainly on anti-aircraft
missiles.

Copyright 2002 Christopher Holland, Sweden


03 January 2002

MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "Matchbox Sd.Kfz. 232 and Jagdpanther"

This article is one of many articles and gallery contributions from fellow amateur smallscale enthusiasts all over the world that appeared on the old MiniatureZone website during the first six years its existence when there were only a handful of websites dedicated to smallscale models and wargaming. 

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MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "Matchbox Sd.Kfz. 232 and Jagdpanther"

Last year I got these two Matchbox kits since I wanted to 'just build something for fun'. At the same time I decided to try out Tamiya's colors (I had been using Humbrol up until then).

These kits built up nicely and with the small base make a nice display.












Copyright 2002 : Christopher Holland, Sweden

02 January 2002

MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "Landing at Normandy"

This article is one of many articles and gallery contributions from fellow amateur smallscale enthusiasts all over the world that appeared on the old MiniatureZone website during the first six years its existence when there were only a handful of websites dedicated to smallscale models and wargaming. 

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MiniatureZone Gallery Archives (2000 - 2006) - Christopher Holland - "Landing at Normandy"

This diorama pictures British troops landing at Normandy. Under heavy bombardment the landing craft backs away to get another load of troops.

The boat, boat crew and tank are from Airfix and come in the kit L.C.M.III and Sherman (Landing Craft Mk III and Sherman Mk II).

Nothing special to say about the boat, it came together pretty easy. It was kind of lacking in details but the only thing I added was a rope.

The Sherman was really basic, but no problems. I added a driver (or gunner, at least someone poking his head through a front hatch) using the officer of Matchbox's British Commandos and a tank commander using the "Monty-figure" from the Matchbox British 8th army set

The British infantry storming onto the beach are from Esci's British infantry.

The tank obstacles are from Hasegawa's Field Camp Equipment.

The sea and beach were built and shaped using filler (the kind you use for fixing walls).























Copyright 2002 : Christopher Holland, Sweden