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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:38 am



Exactly 65 years ago the Allies opened the longly-awaited Second Front with the largest invasion force ever. 156.000 (156,000) men assaulted Hitler's Atlantic Wall in Normandy on June 6th 1944. Prior to the landings at Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword paratroopers were deployed at key locations.

Just a small bignette I made, showing 2 paratroopers. Actually just a test with trees and grass, which I finally have an decent amount of.
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Post by RubbahBand on Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:58 am

Looks very nice with all the grass and foliage. I'd love to see if you could make a iron clad for this along with a shore. Smile
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Post by Captain Tredge on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:50 pm

Looks really cool. Love the use of the plants. Shocked
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:18 pm

Anomanzor wrote:Looks very nice with all the grass and foliage. I'd love to see if you could make a iron clad for this along with a shore. Smile

Thanks! What do you mean with 'iron clad'?
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Post by 80-0 on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:26 pm

He means one of the iron clad landers. Iron clad is a colonial expression for a warship covered in iron plating.

He could also mean a tank, in which I don't know the origin of his point.

On to the MOC: The foliage is dense and good: all I wish were that this were 50x this size. Razz

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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:34 pm

80-0 wrote:

On to the MOC: The foliage is dense and good: all I wish were that this were 50x this size. Razz

Me too. If you could get me the plants, baseplates and 5 more tan torsos and legs I could do that. Wink
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Post by Commander BYAW on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:39 pm

That is an awesome way to represent this historical day. The grass technique is very good and I might just have to steal it Wink
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:48 pm

Thanks! That's a very simple technique, though. Wink
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Post by RubbahBand on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:31 pm

By iron clad I meant the first ship to every be made of metal. A picture. The picture isn't very clear on color but it was gray.
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Post by 667thLegion on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:36 pm

Saw this on flickr, and may I say I just love it! The combo of all the plants and plant heights just make it wonderful! And thanks again for remembering D-Day! I might just have to build my own D-Day vig if I have enough time...
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Post by Commander BYAW on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:45 pm

Anomanzor wrote:By iron clad I meant the first ship to every be made of metal. A picture. The picture isn't very clear on color but it was gray.

Okay first of all those are two different eras and completely different wars.
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Post by 80-0 on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:47 pm

Ano, at a time like this the only thing you can do to save whatever credibility you will have with the world is to say you meant the iron clad ships that landed American troops on Omaha beach. Laughing

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Post by MikeZulu on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:51 pm

Great use of plants, DP.

DarthPineapple wrote:Prior to the landings at Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, paratroopers were deployed at key locations.

Even though they missed their drop zones by a long shot...
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:53 pm

MikeZulu wrote:Great use of plants, DP.

DarthPineapple wrote:Prior to the landings at Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, paratroopers were deployed at key locations.

Even though they missed their drop zones by a long shot...

Yup, but it was like that in the planning. Razz
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Post by Gerrard on Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:00 pm

Great job DP, you really captured it here with the plant pieces and the trees. I think you did this almost perfectly. Wink
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Post by Felix42 on Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:52 pm

The minifigures are simple, but good idea. But, I don't think that it "gets" The D-day well enough. Maybe some enemy gunners in the trees, or some more stuff. But the plant idea is really good.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:01 pm

Yea, that could be a good idea.
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Post by Felix42 on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:06 pm

All it is is grass (That was put in very well) and cool minifigs. Hate to be frank, but it just does not say "D-day" to me. It is not bad, but it needs more.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:07 pm

It's just WWII and it's supposed to be D-Day. Got it? Razz
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Post by Felix42 on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:09 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:It's just WWII and it's supposed to be D-Day. Got it? Razz
Yeah, your right. Just to put it in the way. But still, you did well. Smile
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Post by Jedi Joe on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:43 pm

Very nice representation. I love the use of the foliage. My only complaint is that there needs to be more dirt and mud.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:44 pm

Thanks! Yea, maybe. I didn't think of it. Razz
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Post by 80-0 on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:50 pm

Actually, a pile of 1x1 round brown studs tossed onto the scene would add to the ambience. Razz

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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:55 pm

Ok. You can include those in your shipment of leaves, fig parts and baseplates. Razz
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Post by Comrade Faie on Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:41 am

You know what stinks...

My brickarms came late and I couldn't make an MOC for D-day...

UNLESS I go run and build it! Razz

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