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WW2 Veteran Parachute Regiment - Pavol Ovecka

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Grod, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Grod A Fixture

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    Hello Folks

    Available soon is this 1/9th scale resin bust sculpted by Offo. It depicts a World War 2 Parachute Regiment veteran. Lots of scope for conversion to other units.

    Price is £30.00 which includes worldwide shipping.
    Not available on any website.

    To order please contact me by email only on gordonmi@hotmail.com

    Cheers
    Gordon

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  2. Helm A Fixture

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    That is very nice, some great details, is this from a photo? You at S&L Gordon?
    Steve
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  3. khollar Active Member

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    Brilliant sculpting! A unique and original piece of art.

    Kurt
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  4. housecarl A Fixture

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    William Bray 7th battalion. It's from D-Day Last of the Liberators Steve.(y)
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  5. Helm A Fixture

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    Cheers Carl
    Steve
  6. Grod A Fixture

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    Steve
    I'm at Bolton on Sunday and will be attending Sword & Lance at Darlington.
    Gordon
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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  8. NeilW Well-Known Member

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  9. offo A Fixture

    Thank you gentlemen! I'm glad you like it. Grimace has no reason. Just an interesting face. It's a no name face representing an old proud man.
    Palo offo ovečka
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  10. NeilW Well-Known Member

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    Ah... so not in fact William Bray, but some similarities (inc his medals?).

    Sample pages here: http://www.lastoftheliberators.com/

    From the book (Amazon):
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  11. NeilW Well-Known Member

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    Some more of William Bray and colleagues:
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    As it's not him, doing in the red/burgundy blazer and regt tie would be an interesting variant.

    And him getting a kiss from a mademoiselle outside the Pegasus Bridge cafe, the first building in France to be liberated:

    Bray 4.JPG

    Note the start of his grimmace: if you could find a suitable bust (oooooh matron), you could pair the two with the kiss ;)
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  12. NeilW Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of ladies: great potential for D Day nurse Vera Hay:
    https://internationalexcellence.co....berators-photographic-exhibition-robin-savage
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    "Also featured in one of the photographs is Vera Hay. Vera trained as a nurse at Hammersmith Hospital and was one month into a four-year contract when war broke out. She endured the horrors of the Blitz whilst training and was in no doubt that she wanted to help fighting troops as soon as she could. On finishing her training in August 1943, she volunteered for the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service and eventually found herself landing on Gold Beach about a week after D-Day. She was one of the first British nurses to land at Normandy.
    The 16 kilometre journey from the Beach to the chateau de Beaussy field hospital took about 24 hours to complete, avoiding German resistance en route.
    As a Junior Sister, Vera was part of a team that treated up to 200 casualties per day. It was exhausting work. There was no on/off rotation; everyone was required to work around the clock, sleeping when they had the chance, usually for no more than one or two hours at a time. And when the rare opportunity for rest came, Vera had to find comfort in a ditch until eventually tented accommodation was provided for the sisters.
    Robin remembers taking his photograph of Vera: “This was a tricky photograph to get – Vera had agreed to be photographed but as she hadn’t been back to the chateau since the war, she only had a rough idea of where it was, so it was very difficult to find. I did lots of research using the name of the chateau but drew a blank. She knew in which direction from Bayeaux it was, but it wasn’t until she remembered that the Paris to Cherbourg railway line lay at the bottom of the orchard at the chateau that I was able to pinpoint it. “
    “I was in Normandy a month before the shoot to recce all the locations, so I drove to the chateau to explain what I was doing and ask permission to bring Vera there to photograph her, which the owners kindly gave. It was an amazing moment to see the glint of recognition in Vera’s eyes as we turned up at the chateau, and I think the owners enjoyed having her there as much as she enjoyed being back.”"
  13. Helm A Fixture

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    Keep one back for Darlo mate (y)
    Steve
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  14. Grod A Fixture

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    E mail me nearer the time Steve.
    Cheers
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Gordon

    Let me know when it's available ...can't not paint this one

    Out of interest here's some pics from the 73rd anniversary ....just epitomises veterans

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    All having a laugh with mates

    Bill Bray ..good view of 7 para beret

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    Ardennes veteran paying respect

    Nap
  16. Grod A Fixture

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  17. Cannonball A Fixture

    This is a superb piece. Love Offo ‘s sculpts, face is so full of character. Well done to both and hopefully see you at Bolton on Sunday Gordon.


    Neal
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  18. Steve Ski Well-Known Member

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    The facial work is astounding, excellent!
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  19. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    What a cracking bust Gordon, I have to have him, great character in his face, well done Palo for a terrific sculpting.

    Geoff
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