Battle of Flers–Courcelette (15–22 September 1916) | Armorama™

The first use of the tank at the Battle of Flers–Courcelette (15–22 September 1916) was fought during the Battle of the Somme. Fantastic diorama with plenty going on from modeling friend Makus White


This is partial text from the full article (usually with photos) at https://armorama.com/news/battle-of-flers-courcelette-15-22-september-1916
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Wow! That’s a lot to take in. Simply outstanding work! :clap:

—mike

I love the dynamic poses and the sense of urgency of the soldiers trying to stop the beast, aiming for pistol ports and openings. If there is room for criticism, then I would tone down the silver on the machineguns (too bright and clean), the German machine gunner is too close to the tank to shoot without hitting his comrades, the spent shells in the mud - where did they come from/ too clean, the grenade is not clear - is he throwing, catching, dropping it?
Otherwise the tone, the paintjob, the poses - all superb. Really gets the story of the Germans first seeing a mark I and trying to fight the unknown beast. Great job

Overall very good. I am not so sure the Brits painted their tanks in that camo pattern however. The Germans certainly did on some of their captured vehicles but I have not seen evidence of the British doing it and even more so in 1916. Petty, I know, but to me that stuck out as soon as I looked at the first picture.

I agree. I thought this was as a great idea. (Personally I like action representations).

I’m thinking on the camouflage, that this tank was being operated by the French. This is a good representation of what they did.

Great job and thank for sharing.