Len’s Dioramas and Figures

Not quite the same but I was looking at these and realised I had something a little similar sitting next to me. My grandfather was a silversmith who occasionally did figures and other bits and pieces. This is one he did for a supplier, I’m not sure if that one was done in silver but he obviously liked it as he had another cast for himself.

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Someone who ex RA will know what gun this is. No doubt someone will also who made the gun kit. All I really know, he won a 1st at a BMSS show.View attachment 449862View attachment 449863View attachment 449864View attachment 449865View attachment 449866View attachment 449867
Maybe; Ordnance QF 4.7-Inch Medium Field Gun? This one appears to have some new owners.

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E2A - Or on 2nd thoughts, as suggested by @putteesinmyhands:

 
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These are two more the first is of Canadians at a Sugar Refinery. Quite a famous action, which I must look up and photograph this more. As he detailed the interior of the boilers etc.
The second is a bit of artistic license, he was inspired by a painting by a Dutch Artist and the painting is called “The Gleeners”.
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I'm guessing Lanc or similar from the gear
Very late war if so, as the ammo belts look far closer to .50 than .303, and would make him a tail gunner..
 
It is a USAAF Gunner, it’s based on a series of photos taken of a Gunner, getting into his flying kit. Starting in his long johns, in his electric heated under suit, to his sheepskin flying clothing and finally his chute harness with the 50cal ammo belt.
I have the photo somewhere, just need to find them. He also went to Ruffham Airfield Museum, where in the control tower they have a dummy dressed in the full kit.
 
So why have you given my post pointing out that it's .50 cal, and therefore unlikely to be a Lanc tail gunner, a dislike, particularly as you've given the following post, acknowledging mine, a like?
Sorry, thumbs up right, thumbs down wrong (not RAF). Didn’t intend to make it seem as though I disagreed with you.
 

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Not quite the same but I was looking at these and realised I had something a little similar sitting next to me. My grandfather was a silversmith who occasionally did figures and other bits and pieces. This is one he did for a supplier, I’m not sure if that one was done in silver but he obviously liked it as he had another cast for himself.

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There is a very similar sculpture outside Morrison's in Leyland, which was the site of the Leyland Buses foundry. The figure is life size and in my opinion, one of the better examples of modern statues.
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Produced by Scartworks. This is the status in the development stages.
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And yet your negative response is still there. You do know you can remove or change previously given ratings, don't you?
Isolation getting to you?
 

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Guys, one of the things I have always liked about the modelling forum is the lack of bitching, wind-ups and other moon-howling which infests other forums. Can we keep it friendly please? Any more from any of you will result in sanctions. Be warned.
 
Guys, one of the things I have always liked about the modelling forum is the lack of bitching, wind-ups and other moon-howling which infests other forums. Can we keep it friendly please? Any more from any of you will result in sanctions. Be warned.
Who me.... no... never!!!

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