Posts Tagged ‘England’

WWI – Swamps of Passchendaele

August 16, 2014

Swamps of Passchendaele
Swamps of Passchendaele by Sunder_59

To War!

August 10, 2014

James presented this wonderful ship representing the arrival of King Richard at Acre during the Third Crusade.
I really like how James built the wooden hull of the ship! Well done and another great historical entry on the blog :)

To War!

Here’s the historical context given by James on Flickr.

1191AD, June 8, King Richard lands at Acre during the Third Crusade

The Third Crusade had begun after Saladin had conquered a great part of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The Crusaders afterwards controlled only Tyre, Tripoli, and Antioch. A new Crusade is called by Pope Gregory VIII in October of 1187AD.

Richard had become King of England on 6th July 1198AD and began preparations to join the third Crusade. On his way to the Holy Land he fights in Sicily and Cyprus, gaining control of Cyprus an important Island for the Crusaders.

On arriving at Acre, he arranges a meeting with Saladin, and an armistice of three days is agreed so the meeting can take place. However, both Richard and Philip II of France fall ill. There is no meeting.

Afterwards Richard and his forces help capture Acre, despite his serious illness. Although sick from scurvy and being carried on a stretcher, he fights, picking off guards on the walls of Acre with his crossbow.

Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Jan 22, 1879

August 9, 2014

Gary built this realistic representation of the famous battle from the Zulu War of 1879.
I remember of an old movie I saw with my grandfather, many years ago, about this war. The picture I have in my mind of the battle between the Zulu and British soldiers is precisely the same as the one Gary published on Eurobricks. Quite impressive!
Regarding the building techniques I would like to highlight the wall texture, the thatched roof and the ground.
Battle of Rorke's Drift, Jan 22, 1879, Main Overview
Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Jan 22, 1879, Main Overview by Gary^The^Procrastinator

The beginning of an era

August 4, 2014

A great shot of this simple but beautiful pre-historic MOC.
The beginning of an era
The beginning of an era by James Pegrum

Here’s the historical context given by James on Flickr.

9,600BC (approximately) some of the first Homo Sapiens come to the most western peninsula of Europe, which will one day become an island, Britain.

During the last ice age there had been several changes between glacier advance and retreat. Now the ice is beginning to melt and in time it will have dramatic changes to coastlines.

For the time being hunter gathers follow the mammoth and reindeer who can still travel across dry land to this part of Europe.

1930’s Rolls Royce Phantom II…Vanilla Flavor

August 1, 2014

Rolls Royce Phantom II…Vanilla Flavor
1930’s Rolls Royce Phantom II…Vanilla Flavor by Lino M

Sherlock’s Car

July 29, 2014

Sherlock's Car ver 2
Sherlock’s Car ver 2 by Petar Jurković

M4 Sherman medium tanks

July 29, 2014

M4 Sherman medium tanks - V2
M4 Sherman medium tanks – V2 by Andrew Becraft

The Great War – 100th aniversary

July 18, 2014

Ciamosław Ciamek built a wonderful MOC with 3 parts celebrating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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“I: ‘Enthusiasm’ (Paris 1914)
Mobilization in France. The crowd greets soldiers marching, and the recruitment point is popular.”
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“II: ‘Awe’ (Passchendaele 1917)
Positional War. The so-called third Battle of Ypres, fought in a sea of mud, in which drowned tens of thousands of soldiers.”
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“III: ‘Glory’ (Vaux-sur-Somme 1918)
April 21, 1918 Manfred von Richthofen – ‘Red Baron’ – was shot down on the French territory. Probably by the Australian machine gunner.”
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The sword in the stone

November 18, 2013

The sword in the stone” was one of my favorite Disney’s movies when I was a child (it still is). Derfel Cadarn build this incredible scene from the movie, with the Merlin’s tower (with Merlin and Archimedes at the window), Kay’s training and little Arthur.

The overall wall-work is amazing but I’ll highlight how he managed to build the round tower.

The sword in the stone - Merlin's tower

 

English Warship “Revenge”

October 25, 2013

maydayartist presented today at Eurobricks Pirate Board this outstanding piece of art! The construction is so smooth and with an incredible amount of details that I can’t stop going back and forward between the pictures here.

The author took some time with his workmate (a wooden ship modeller) to choose the right ship. The selected ship was an English warship named “Revenge” from 1577 that was built at minifigscale in the proportion of 1:50.

English Warship "Revenge" English Warship "Revenge"


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