“Dead Man’s Corner”

Following on from completing my painting of my Najelwitz Modellbau Normandy buildings (see yesterday’s blog entry) and the Normandy Farmstead I had one building left to construct / paint from the Normandy Bonuspack – “Dead Man’s Corner” (which you get for free if you buy the bonuspack deal)

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This building was used as the headquarters of the 6th Falschirmjager Regiment during the defence of Carentan on and immediately after D-Day. It is now the home of the Dead Man’s Corner Museum

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The kit from Najelwitz Modellbau is (I believe) the only model of this building available in 15mm scale.
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I built and painted this over the space of a couple of afternoons. The kit is generally pretty good, although there is a fault in the railings on the staircase, and the two railing pieces do not join up. However, this is easily fixed with a piece of plastic sprue and some filler. Due to the way the roof is constructed (it’s in 3 pieces) my usual method of assembling these buildings so that the roofs are removable didn’t quite work, as it left an unsightly gap just above the line of roof windows. As a result, I ended up gluing the entire roof in place, as I used filler on the gap in the front roof sections.

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The final model looks nice on the table, though I am told by Dave that it’s far too clean and needs a lot more dirt adding to it – which is always a worry as this bit that I tend to mess up!

1 Comment on “Dead Man’s Corner”

  1. Very nice, I painted one of these myself a while back.

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