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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov 2016 22:06 pm 
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Heinkel He 177A-5/R2 in the last fase of being "bombed up" on its dispersal, Fliegerhorst Châteaudun, France, 1944.
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Every dio tells a story. For those who don't get it (LOL):
The crew has arrived by Kübelwagen and boards the plane for preflight checks, assisted by some technical officers. The rear gunner is not there yet: enjoying another cup of coffee in the mess. :lol:

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Armourers execute a final check on the 3rd Fritz X radio guided bomb, supervised by a petty officer. However, it will stay at base since the Greif was armed with only two of them.

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The last "schwartzmänner" just finished servicing the plane. They load their tools on the Opel Blitz, which will take them back to their barracks.

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A petty officer makes notes on the bomb supply, registering which bombs were loaded and which will be planned for loading on the next Greif. A sentry and his Alsatian guard the dispersal.

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Parts and kits I used for this dio:

- He 177: Revell
- Opel Blitz: Italeri
- Kübelwagen: Academy
- Bomb trolley: Academy
- Fritz X trolley: scratch built
- Bombs: from several Revell (FW 200) and Airfix kits (Ju 87)
- Figurines: from the ground personnel sets by Airfix, Heller, Revell
- Oil drums, munition crates and jerrycans: Academy
- Planking: made from wooden coffee stirrers
- Platform: print
- Vegetation: Woodland scenics

Thanks for looking,
Jan

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov 2016 22:42 pm 
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I think this is one of the best builds of the "Grief", I've seen, well done Jan.
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov 2016 01:02 am 
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A wonderful diorama,lot's of thought into it and lovely painting on it all!.

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov 2016 09:56 am 
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Excellent dio :thumb: :notworthy: An added Bonus (for me) I learnt something new. I´d never heard of the Fritz X radio guided bomb so looked it up. I was suprised to find out that Radio guided bombs were so well developed in WWII.
https://warisboring.com/the-nazi-smart- ... .tkleqi9sv

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov 2016 14:21 pm 
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Thank you guys. And yes Paul: the Fritz X was in fact "the cruise missile avant la lettre".
On YouTube you will find some film footage of experiments with the Fritz X.

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov 2016 21:36 pm 
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Jan, super diorama and the finish on the He 177 is supremely well done!

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Apr 2017 21:30 pm 
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Brilliant, Jan! I love it all and the camouflage on the Grief is great! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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