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Private William McFadzean VC 1st July 1916

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Bluesking, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This diorama depicts William McFadzean of the 14th batt (Young Citizens Vol.) Royal Irish Rifles winnig his VC on the morning of the 1st July 1916. McFadzean had been distributing hand grenades when the box fell and the pins came out of two of the bombs - he threw himself on top of them dying instantly but saving the lives of his comrades in the process.
    The model is mainly made up using conversions of Airfix multipose figures with Hornet, Historex, Aber and Plus Models bits and pieces used where necessary. The miniature VC isfrom the National Army Musuem

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  2. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    More pics

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  3. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi Stephen,
    really beautiful work on these ten soldiers.
    I like your historical research to not forget the memory of a brave soldier !

    Seb.
  4. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Wow thats a big work my friend. And well executed. I especially like that there is a story behind the scene. Bravo
  5. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Well done Stephen.How long did it take to complete?
    Brian
  6. xtrapee New Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Very impressive, not only because of the story behind. Congrats to that work.
    Pat
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Stephen. You have put in alot of work and it shows your efforts to tell a story. Beautiful!!!!
  8. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great story, 'King! Gotta like anyone who goes to the effort to research something that well. Good stuff. See ya at Atlanta!
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good work Stephen.
    You captured the trenches very well.

    Marc
  10. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Stephen,

    an excellent diorama. Lots of details and atmosphere.

    Rgds,
    Victor
  11. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    very nice dio
  12. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you all very much. Next one is of the 15th International Brigade Spanish Civil War - but a little more light hearted.
  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    A superb diorama, Stephen! And a grand, brave story to tell!

    All the best,
    Dan
  14. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow, cool piece Stephen! A deserving subject for sure!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  15. petit belge New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great Job, feels like real. Exellent painting.
  16. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great work Stephen very impressive. Have you read Martin Middlebrook's First day of the Somme? If not I'd recommend it. McFadzean is in it quite a bit.

    Roger
  17. schley Active Member

    Country:
    Ireland
    Hi Stephen

    Just saw this diorama and it is a beauty look forward to seeing it in May!

    Well done


    John
  18. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Good work, very creative.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Roc

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