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What an excellent update. I particularly love the in-flight and landing photos. An end of an era indeed. I am waiting eagerly to see what happens with the Russians.



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I must say a great tribute to the Tornado.
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No worries would rather have the quality work of yours than just half done. Always love your stories here.
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excellent update and pictures. thanks for posting.
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This last week was indeed a special moment in history. On Thursday 4th April, NATO Foreign Ministers met in Washington D.C. to mark the Alliance's seventieth anniversary. It was truly a special occasion and right across the globe several NATO events were held to commemorate this historic milestone. At NATO HQ the Allies walked together...



At Evie Air Base, during the week, a number of meetings, speeches and ceremonies were held by top military officials to mark the event. This led up to a special weekend finale providing airmen, ground crew their family and friends a chance to unwind and enjoy themselves. 

Days before, heavy machinery had been brought in and construction staff worked round the clock on the base to make it a reality.

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The weekend event was ready in a few days. The Base Commander opened the event with a short speech. Local press captured the event and the rapturous crowd cheered in celebration
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The turnout was huge!
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The crowd went wild as the first act was introduced and rock music echoed from mighty speakers around the Base
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Various bands took to the stage performing hit after hit
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As evening fell the crowd sang along to memorable ballads performed by famous artists
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As the artists performance drew to a close, suddenly the loud speakers were drowned out by an even louder almighty roar...
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Twin engines of the Lancer B-1 Bomber flanked by a pair of F-18 Hornet jets made a very low pass over the crowd
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The jets screamed across the base climbed and turned
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As soon as they had arrived they were gone. A fitting tribute to end a perfect evening
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The Base Commander took to the stage to provide his closing remarks as the crowd cheered ecstatically having been thoroughly entertained on this remarkable occasion at the Base
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We too join the millions worldwide to wish the Alliance a very Happy 70th Birthday and many more to come as peace and security is ensured by its presence across the world.
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This was a fantastic update, sir. The tour buses, stage, lighting, and fly over were equally awesome. It must have taken some time to stage the audience. If one falls over, there goes the whole lot. 

I am loving it!


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Well done[thumb]
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Thanks for the support Mark
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This was a fantastic update, sir. The tour buses, stage, lighting, and fly over were equally awesome. It must have taken some time to stage the audience. If one falls over, there goes the whole lot. 

I am loving it!



Its as if you were there with me DB. At times i simply cried on the inside (never once wanting to crush those fiddly 1.5cm figures into dust!!!) Also the post was time sensitive as i work away from home now and if not complete i would have missed the anniversary week completely. The entire design, creation, shooting, editing and posting took out an entire day with barely time for food and water! Was slightly rushed but I think the result was ok. I do enjoy it so much though! Thanks for the post.
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You hit the nail with that one, sir. These little scenes take hours to plan, set, and shoot. I have a new series in the works, plus a return to an old one coming soon.




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FANTASTICALLY done again!! one of the best threads EVER!!! CONGRATS!! Thanks for taking the time to set up + post.
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You hit the nail with that one, sir. These little scenes take hours to plan, set, and shoot. I have a new series in the works, plus a return to an old one coming soon.


I wait with baited breath sir. I know they're gonna be awesome.
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FANTASTICALLY done again!! one of the best threads EVER!!! CONGRATS!! Thanks for taking the time to set up + post.

Thanks RobertJon. Just the motivation one needs to keep things going despite he challenges. Not quite in the league of your highly detailed and top quality models but hopefully my stories serve a different purpose still! Looking forward to more from you also.  
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Hi guys, its been a bit too long since the last. I'm still away from home at work and so no real opportunities for doing this. Anyway as things are heating up globally I thought I best get one in here before it all starts getting out of hand. Hopefully not... As its been a while this one is a full on photo fest! Enjoy...


The official line out of the Trump Administration, following the very controversial shooting down of an American unmanned drone by Iran this week was that a retaliatory military strike was not to be proceeded with. Diplomatic and alternative channels were being initiated. However at NATO bases across the world, silent preparations were underway. Military assets were being redeployed and hardware originally destined for European assignments were being redirected.

At Evie Air Base a huge convoy of assets were enroute. 
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Articulated vehicles carrying heavy duty hardware rolled onto the base. Challenger 2, M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tanks were among the contingent
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The vehicles finally pulled into the stands and waited. 
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With the US Secretary of State doing the diplomatic rounds and the National Security Adviser doing media coverage warning not to mistake US discretion and prudence for weakness, no one was under any illusion that the situation was slowly building up to critical mass. At Evie the equipment was in position. Several hours passed...and then Military Personnel trucks showed up...

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 US Personnel disembarked
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With their kit in tow and made ready.
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Within an hour of their arrival the familiar sight and sound of an incoming C-17 Transport at Evie made a grand entrance  
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This one belonged to the U.S. Air Force (a new arrival at the Base!) 
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It was soon taxiing to its final stand
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As it did a second came in
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The scene was clearly one of determined preparations
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Both human and mechanical assets were rolled onto the aircraft
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Whilst White House officials seemingly suggested a preference for 'Jaw-Jaw'...the footing at Evie was clearly a discreet preparation for potential 'War-War'. We hope diplomacy and common sense prevails and such arrangements can be safely stood down. The coming days, weeks and months will tell...
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All the photos are outstanding, sir. I love the convoy of equipment, and the C-17s are a masterpiece. 
 
I do prefer a diplomatic solution to the Iran question, but I fear this will eventually devolve into a shooting war. The Iranian government needs to go. It is good for the Iranian people and the region as a whole. I would prefer it to be done peacefully.




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