Ciamosław Ciamek built a wonderful MOC with 3 parts celebrating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Posts Tagged ‘France’
Today’s highlight goes to this battle between the British and French forces, represented by Mattius Xavier in this MOC. The buildings techniques are simple, but the photo perspective and placement of figures gave life and action to the scene.
Fort Saint-Frédéric was a French fort built on Lake Champlain to secure the region against British colonization and control the lake. It was located in modern New York State across the lake from modern Vermont at the town of Crown Point, New York.
It’s with great pleasure and satisfaction that I come to announce that History Bricks has a new author. Sérgio Antunes agreed to participate, and I have no doubt that his skills as an historian and his past as AFOL will be of great value in the growth and promotion of the blog.
Welcome to History Bricks, Sérgio. I look forward to read your posts :)
I came across this wonderful layout of a world war II battle in Normandy, made by Lugpol members Pit Mrutek Rasch Glaz Pimpur dmac Borys Misiek Axel Nexus 7 Matix Szarik Kris Kelvin and many other water helpers.
The amount of detail is incredibly vast that is difficult to enumerate and where to start. I will mention just a few details that caught my attention: the notion of movement in the water, the explosions, the detail of the studless vehicles and mainly the many scenes with minifigs that give life to this scenario.
Check more pictures at Brickshelf.
Ciamoslaw Ciamek (aka PigletCiamek) has done another excellent layout, this time showing the war scenario of the airborne in Normandy at 1944.
There a lot of cool details that is hard to point out the favorites. I will suggest a close look to the German tank, infantry and the anti-aircraft machinery.
Here is the Ciamek’s description of the diorama:
Diorama shows US airborne troops landing in Normandy.
At night of 5/6 June 1944, as a prelude to the landing in Normandy operation an airborne troops assault was made. The work is inspired by the events from St. Mere Eglise town described in a book and depicted in the movie “The Longest Day”.
It is a “loose” presentation of the subject , as despite the quite “idyllic” atmosphere, there is also an unexpected gathering of German military equipment:
- Tiger tank
- Flakvierling anti-aircraft gun
- Anti-aircaft searchlight with a generator
- Wehrmacht post
You may see more pictures at his gallery.
Andrew made a cool representation of the Cherbourg liberation day that took place some days after D-day. Chergbourg was a strategic point of the Allied campaign to reconquer Europe from the Nazi occupation. The diorama illustrates French civilians emerging from their hidings to welcome the allied troops and the heavy damage in the buildings caused by the long days of battle. This construction deserves that we take a few moments to explore all the details, such as the bullets holes, the damage walls and the high-detailed M4 Sherman tank!