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Old 11-20-2007, 02:54 PM
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The Victory Show......

Now, I know this isn't a build log, but I thought some of you might find it useful as a reference source. Perhaps, after it has slipped off the front page the webmaster and/or moderators might move it to somewhere more appropriate, or if it is considered useful enough make it a sticky?

Ok, here goes. This series of photographs is the result of a visit to the Victory Show at Cosby in Leicestershire at the end of the summer. This is a two day event for re-enactors who actually spend most of the week there preparing their encampments etc., and rehearsing for the set piece battle staged once each day of the actual show.

This was my first visit to any event like this and I was fascinated. Took at least a couple of hundred photo's, some of which I thought might be useful as references to both the armour and figure modellers out there. I'll post a selection now but there are more should there be enough interest. I will give captions for each one and if any of you experts out there spot a mistake please feel free to correct me. Anyway, that's enough of an explanation, on with the show as they say.............

Germans at rest.


StuG


German position.


Motorcycle and drainpipe combination.


Universal Carrier.


Cosby or Caen?


The colour version.


The next series of images are of Leicesters at rest or preparing for the battle.






Would you argue with this man? Sniper, Leicesters, North West Europe.


The Americans were there too with armour, as well as the German opposition. I have some interesting shots of the battle as well.

More to come later unless the webmaster or membership do not approve.

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Old 11-20-2007, 03:35 PM
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Some of the hardware.

Hanomag?


M2? Halftrack.


SAS Jeep.


Kubelwagen.


Tiger mock up believed to have been used in SPR.


Unknown staff car.


Chaffee.






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Old 11-20-2007, 04:22 PM
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Excellent pictures, thanks for posting them!!

Post more if you wouldnt mind.
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Kevin, these are great. What a blast that must have been to have seen all that stuff.

I'd definately like to see more...maybe James can direct you to the appropriate forum to post the remainder of the photos?....perhaps a thread in the Idea Factory.

thanks for posting these,
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:03 PM
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Thanks for the comments. If someone could either move the thread or direct me where to post more images I'd appreciate it.

I actually have at least 100 more acceptable images showing more of the vehicles, the battle, more personnel, both Allied and German, as well as a number of detail shots of how equipment was worn etc., particularly of the British. I have plenty of room left on my photobucket account so if it does not impinge on the site's bandwidth (I'm not that au fait with these things) I'd be happy to post up a lot more over the next few days.

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Cool Pics Kevin

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Excellent photos!Thanks for sharing with us

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Sweet stuff, wouldn't say no to more.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:23 PM
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Last batch for now of the battle. Will upload more to Photobucket tonight if I get chance.












And the last, for now, walking back in after the battle, a soldier of the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry.



By the way, if anyone wants high res images for detail purposes or has any requests for another view of a certain vehicle, uniform or weapon please just ask.

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very cool

I don't much like that stug's wheel arrangement
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