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john hutton19/06/2017 20:48:14
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Andrew,

Thought provoking pictures of your recent trip sad rose, but i do think your stunning trenches for Tommy`s War do keep all that wasted life in the mindset of the modern generation, rightly so as they should never be forgotten .

John.

Andrew Belsey 219/06/2017 21:10:43
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Andy, Jim and John.

Thanks for making the time to comment. I am trying to educate rather than promote war. As a Christian, I struggle as to why I am interested in death, misery and mutilation - war. I had a few years when I didn't do any military modelling and tried trains. I gave up when the interest didn't go away!

I have been working on the Poilu's face, but having seen Mike Butler's work up close, my ability just frustrates me, especially since my eyes have aged. I'll post a photo when I put him in the base but not close ups!

Andrew Belsey 220/06/2017 20:45:11
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I put my Poilu in his trench today. A bit rough, but I've had enough of him. Hopefully my next one will be building on what I've learnt again doing this one.

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John Race20/06/2017 20:50:34
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Nowt wrong with that surprise Andy.

John.

Peter Day 120/06/2017 22:18:50
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I agree with John Andy. I think you're being too hard on yourself - that's a fine paint job.

And another fine article in Mil Mod - a really informative and well written article.

Peter.

Mike Butler22/06/2017 10:38:31
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Posted by Andrew Belsey 2 on 19/06/2017 21:10:43:

Andy, Jim and John.

Thanks for making the time to comment. I am trying to educate rather than promote war. As a Christian, I struggle as to why I am interested in death, misery and mutilation - war. I had a few years when I didn't do any military modelling and tried trains. I gave up when the interest didn't go away!

I have been working on the Poilu's face, but having seen Mike Butler's work up close, my ability just frustrates me, especially since my eyes have aged. I'll post a photo when I put him in the base but not close ups!

Hi Andy, finally come up for breath & caught up on your latest thread & work.

The Frenchman is so poignant, shades of classic "All Quiet... " moment. I recall the visceral effect this had on me as a child. Well done on this homage.

I've another bust commission to complete before I begin in your wee fellow. Still targeting this to be done before I heard to UK.

Really admire your latest creations for Darren & with the trench raiders, even more exciting. I will do these as well as use some of your other bases. Wonderful products & all very inspiring.

Keep your energy up mate, you have created detailed history all of us can learn from. Keep 'me coming!

-Mike

Andrew Belsey 222/06/2017 13:34:50
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Peter and John. Thanks for your company and encouragement.

Mike. It still surprises me that someone of our talents likes my work - I guess I just don't appreciate what I do well. I look forward to meeting you later in the year and am excited to see what you do with my Kiwi shaving guy.

Peter mentioned that there is another article in this month's magazine. This one concentrates mainly on creating groundwork, but features my German trench, reversed trench and improved shellhole. The images below are from my trip into Andy Robertshaw's trench, but a lot of this article speaks about German construction.

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