Historische Miniaturen

Historische Miniaturen
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FIGUREN-DIORAMEN-FAHRZEUGE-MILITÄR

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Dienstag, 5. November 2013

L Battery Royal Horse Artillery and the action at Néry, 1st September 1914

     Figures - Nino Pizzichemi /Gun with Limber - Akos Szabo















                                                2013

Kommentare:

  1. I´ve just seen the complete diorama in Tommy´s War website and... I only can say: AWESOME !!!!

    Congrats Günther. Excellent painting job !!!

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  2. This is a wonderful dio everything comes to life, my compliments friend

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  3. At the time of the action at Nery, the gun and limber would have had a grey colour scheme.

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    1. It isn´t correct what you say.
      The Nery gun and the limber were green.

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  4. I'm afraid it is correct what I say. The Nery gun in the IWM was given a coat of green paint at a later date. If you look at the official war artist's [Matania} painting of the action, on which the engraving you post is based, you'll see the artist has portrayed the damage to the gun's wheel correctly, so he must have seen the actual gun before making the painting. In the painting the gun and limbers are blue-grey. As an official war artist, he would not be allowed such inaccuracies.

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    1. Your explanation is wrong again.
      And not very good like your posts you`ve done in theminiaturespage .com forum.
      The artist didn`t portrayed the wheels correctly.The Nery gun in the Imperial War Museum has got 2 broken spokes. Matania painted 4 broken spokes.
      If Matania had seen the Nery gun he saw replaced wheels.(After the action of Nery the wheels of the guns were replaced and sent to Saint Nazaire at third September 1914).
      In your opinion there is a wrong painted gun in the IWM.
      I use the words of Sparker:If the imperial War Museum says its the Nery gun;then i take their word over your motheaten postcard.

      http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=327724

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  5. The gun in the IWM is the Nery gun, alright -it has the battle damage. The green paint covers the battle damage, so the gun must have been repainted some time after the action.

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    1. It is wrong again.
      The Nery gun in the IWM isn´t repainted. No green
      paint covers the war damage. Why should it?
      The museum likes to show the Nery gun in the same condtion after the battle.
      If you had a look at the photos of the Nery gun you would have seen it.

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  6. I'm afraid your research has been mislead by the paint colour in the IWM.
    Besides, your gunners look as if they've just stepped out of the shower and into fresh uniforms for the occasion of the diorama, and not as they would have looked in the heat of action.

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  7. At last an old German proverb:

    "Des Menschen Wille ist sein Himmelreich."

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