Thursday, June 27

The second three-figure set to make a mob of six - and an instant diorama from D-Day Miniature Studio

A six-figure-sum for 81? D-Day Miniature Studio has released the second set of three figures to finish off their instant diorama set back in the Battle of Britain. We look at  'Under Guard, Battle of Britain 1940' in our figure set preview...


The second three-figure set to make a mob of six - and an instant diorama from D-Day Miniature Studio

Today we preview the second new three-figure set recently released from D-Day Miniatures. This and the recently (May 2019) release of three-figure set called "War Flirtation, BoB 1940" #35142, which includes three figures also makes this big set that makes its own scene with varying people from different organisations drawn together by the Battle of Britain in 1940.

This new set is #35146 'Under Guard, Battle of Britain 1940', which contains:

#35143 WWII British Home Guard
#35144 WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot sitting
#34145 WWII Luftwaffe Bomber Pilot sitting
Each figure costs 14 euros, whilst the set of three costs 41 euros. 

#35146 'Under Guard, Battle of Britain 1940' contains:

WWII British Home Guard
#35143 
1/35th scale
Resin figure
Sculpted by Pawel Krasicki
Boxart Example Painted by Pawel Krasicki 
Price: 14 euro
This Home Guard's man is seen with tin "Tommy" helmet and Lee Enfield in hand - Identified by his "LDV"  Local Defence Volunteer patch on his left arm. He rides shotgun on the Tilly in this diorama to keep a sharp eye on the "Fritzy" pilots as they are taken in for questioning and for likely imprisonment. he looks over his shoulder as someone out of frame is holding up the transport.
"Ere - get a bloomin move on Luv! these Jerries need to get to Mr. Mainwaring for questioning!" -  an authentic picture of the LDV in WWII



WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot sitting
#35144 
1/35th scale
Resin figure
Sculpted by Pawel Krasicki
Boxart Example Painted by Pawel Krasicki 
Price: 14 euro
This captured German Pilot is seen resting and maybe just about to have a pipe as he is taken off in the Tilly to captivity. He is maybe happy that in the scene there has been a hold up - no one wants to go into the "cage" any earlier than they can  - he could well be holding on or travelling as he sits there in the ute.
A peaked officer's cap, thick wool-lined pants and leather flying jacket over his tunic - he is the study of either a fighter, Zerstorer or Schnellbomber pilot at some time during the Battle of Britain period.



WWII Luftwaffe Bomber Pilot sitting
#34145 
1/35th scale
Resin figure
Sculpted by Pawel Krasicki
Boxart Example Painted by Pawel Krasicki 
Price: 14 euro
This rather pissed -off looking 2nd lieutenant or "Leutnant" is identified by his rank badge on his left shoulder here - he wears the flat forage or overseas cap often worn by flight crew to fit under their radio cans and the lined flight suit of a bomber crewman, perhaps a He-111 or a Ju-88 crew or pilot - it is up to you.
He certainly does not look too happy to be captured either! better than ditching in the channel or scattered over the Kent countryside in a crash one would think.


This brand new set matches in neatly with the set released previously in March by D-Day Miniatures. A three-figure set called "War Flirtation, BoB 1940" #35142, which includes the following figures:
#35139 WWII British ATS Driver
#35140 WWII British WAAF Girl reading a newspaper
#35141 WWII Polish Fighter Pilot England 1940-45
The price of this set is 41 euros. Each figure is also available as a separate piece for 14 euros.

 WWII British ATS Driver
#35139
1/35th scale
Resin figure
Sculpted by Pawel Krasicki
Boxart Example Painted by Pawel Krasicki 
Price: 14 euro
The ATS or Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS; often pronounced as an acronym) was the women's branch of the British Army during the Second World War. The ATS had its roots in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC), Prior to the Second World War, the government decided to establish a new Corps for women, and an advisory council, which included members of the Territorial Army (TA), a section of the Women's Transport Service (FANY) and the Women's Legion.
The Driver is seen at the wheel of her Tilly, with one hand ont he wheel and the other on the slightly opened rear hinged door of this vehicle. In full Khaki, she wears the ATS 1939 Service Dress SD cap and 1941 Service Dress (S.D.) Uniform. This hat features a stiff stitched peak and a stiffened head band to give a very smart appearance.

One of the number of the ATS on her knees workin' hard for King and Country



 WWII British WAAF Girl reading a newspaper
#35140
1/35th scale
Resin figure
Sculpted by Pawel Krasicki
Boxart Example Painted by Pawel Krasicki 
Price: 14 euro
Oblivious to the drama going on - this WAAF Girl is sitting int he passenger side of the Tilly reading a newspaper - Maybe she has seen it before? Her buddy seems to be popular - enough to stop the car anyway!
The work undertaken by the Women's Auxiliary Air Force included cooking from cooking to meteorology; from administrative duties to maintaining and repairing aircraft. Women replaced RAF personnel in those trades where there were shortages. There was an ebb and flow of requirements. The safety and physical well-being of the women were primary concerns. Except for nursing orderlies, aircrew duty was never approved. The success of the WAAF was due, in part to it being interlinked with the RAF but difficulties did arise. WAAF officers were not able to command RAF personnel until after the WAAF became an element of the Armed Forces of the Crown in 1941. Once this took place, further roles became open to them. In 1944, for example, the first female station commander was appointed.


WWII Polish Fighter Pilot England 1940-45
#35141 
1/35th scale
Resin figure
Sculpted by Pawel Krasicki
Boxart Example Painted by Pawel Krasicki 
Price: 14 euro
This cheeky chappie from the Polish free Airforce is seen here making a it of a roadblock in proceedings - as he smokes he has a shit-eating grin from ear to ea r- I like the face he pulls as he tries to sweet talk "the laydeez"
That roll-necked sweater makes him look pretty "gangsta" - as does the nonchalant stance - his peaked officer's cap with prominent Polish Eagle worn slightly to the side- this guy would be in with a chance if these five other people didn't have a war to get on with 😆...

These six figures - or two sets of three depending if you have bought them that way combine to make a six-figure set #35147 'I shot 'em down!, Battle of Britain 1940'. This set includes six 1/35 scale figures designed to fit Tamiya's Austin Tilly kit. The full set costs 80 euros

You can place your order by emailing office@ddayminiaturestudio.com or by buying these through D-Day's distributors worldwide