Sunday, 4 April 2010

Where's that damn bridge?

This is the artwork for Masterbox's fantastic 4 figure set called "Where's that damn bridge?", which depicts British paratroops asking a local for directions after missing their drop zone at Arnhem. Checking the background of the picture reveals they have been dropped several hundred miles off course, and the only bridge they are likely to take and hold will probably be Tower bridge or London bridge. On the plus side, the paratroops can easily request support by posting a first class letter or making a local phone call, either of which will cost no more than sixpence (old money). However, the Dutch gamekeeper/hunter, will have a tougher time trying to make a phone call or post a letter to occupied Holland. Even if his communication got through, he would then have an even tougher time explaining how he tracked a rabbit across Holland, the English channel and finally cornered and shot it in England.

OK its just a case of somebody enthusiastically adding some "English stuff" to an illustration of British troops without thinking it through. The important thing is that these are pretty good miniatures and I have treated myself to some to paint - purely on medical grounds to test my new glasses.

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