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  1. January's work bench

    The German lines about done. there is a bit of tidying and blending of edges to finish, but the figures are glued in nowName:  german trench defence 1.jpg
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    the barbed wire is copper electrical strand (,020mm) coiled round the handle of a modelling knife, or laid out straight and turned around the wooden posts.
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  2. January's work bench

    I have been working on the German trenches for while

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    The intention is to show how the Germans were building more permanent defensive positions
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    with better weapons siting
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    wider, more solidly constructed trenches
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    this last however shows the result of a direct hit (off stage) from Archie.

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  3. The Kindness of Strangers - Chapter 8 - A Pair of Flies

    June 8, 1940

    "How was it your first kill?" "What?" "Your first kill. Was it a fighter? A bomber? When was it?" "It was March first, 1937, Kyte." "Good Lord. You know the exact date?!" "Yes, Natalya kissed me for the first time that day." "What!? You remember the date because of a kiss and not because of a plane you've downed?!" "Both things were important..." "I see... And what was the plane, Joaquim?!" ...
  4. Scenario - April 14th, 1918

    Taken heavily from Billy's Boys by Mike Clinton, modified a bit with information gleaned from Nieuport 28: America's First Fighter by Theodore Hamady, and filled in with a bit of fluff from USAS 1st Pursuit Group by Jon Guttman, this is my Wings of Glory interpretation of the first encounter of the 94th Aero Squadron's first encounter over the Toul Sector.

    The 94th Aero Squadron, known as the Hat in the Ring Gang, moved to Gengoult Aerodrome from Villeneuve on April 9th, 1918. The ...
  5. The Kindness of Strangers - Chapter 7 - A Myth That Was True

    June 4, 1940

    "So... you are saying that there were P-40's in France in June?" "Yes. P-40's B. I've flown one." "No way! The French Armée de l'Air only had P-36's Hawks from the Americans." "Well... They had a few P-40's and never learned that they had them." "Good Lord. One more of your stories, Joaquim?!" "Yes, Dave, one more. And I have a Pole friend... if he's still alive... who can confirm it. He flew one with me for a few ...