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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

DUTCH c.1939 ARMY acquire a MORTAR

Have just completed a mortar and crew for my Dutch WW2 army. The mortar is scratch built from bits of metal and plastic, and is meant to represent the Brandt-Stokes design adopted by the Dutch. The crew are converted plastic copies of Germans, made in China. I don't think the entire model has cost more than 20p, .......... and the cheapskate award goes to....

MGB


This photo actually captured the mortar shell in flight!


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  1. What an amazing photo that is!

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    1. That photo is rather special, no doubt a shock to the photographer too!
      Michael

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  2. Daily life goes on in 54mm Netherlands despite the raging battle - great stuff MGB

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    1. Thank you Sir, it does indeed, but dark clouds are on the horizon. And the Dutch Army is rather small.
      Michael

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  3. Your attention to detail is unparalleled Michael, right down to the chain on the mortar! Another excellent conversion! Your references are always impeccable, but you even outdid yourself this time with the mortar shell in flight picture! So very well done indeed!

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    1. Cheers Brad, we are so lucky to have access to the internet, I wouldn't have attempted Dutch WW2 were it not for this wonderful resource. Here's a thought, make a mortar shell, with a piece of long wire which could be partly dropped into the mortar barrel, lol.
      Michael

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    2. I hadn't noticed the chain! That's really nice. The mortar looks like it could be a Britains toy from the 1950s - excellent!

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    3. Cheers MJT, I wanted it to capture some distinction from the German mortar, completed earlier. Now its painted, I'm fairly happy with it.
      Michael

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