Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

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Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  Gina_Costina on Sun May 16, 2010 8:06 pm

GI44-45 spent this weekend at the (not-so-secret) Nuclear Bunker at Kelvendon Hatch. Our display this year had us recreating a 28th Infantry Division 60mm mortar squad, ”Somewhere in Europe”. Thanks to our hosts for the chance to dig in and live the dream!!!

It was a great weekend, with good weather, some fine Victory beer and an opportunity for us to catch up with old and new friends, including Gary Bainbridge and Ramsey “firestarter” Green, and to try out our 60mm mortar. This is some members of the group last event before Normandy and sleeping out gave us a chance to see how it’s going to feel for six days!!!

As usual “Tab” on any photo to take you to the whole album on webshots, and whilst there check out other images of the group at various events.






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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  Guest on Sun May 16, 2010 8:39 pm

Looking good Paul! Here are some shots from my lens:

Paul, and his passion for Colemans:



Hmm, shaven or natural?



The Mortar demos:





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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  Gina_Costina on Sun May 16, 2010 8:53 pm

Superb! You trumped me... BTW photoshop out that triple chin of mine!!!!!

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Post  Camel1815 on Sun May 16, 2010 10:11 pm

Excellent piccies guys. Looks like a cracking place to do an event!!! Smile
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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  Guest on Mon May 17, 2010 6:32 am

Johnny_Costino wrote:Superb! You trumped me... BTW photoshop out that triple chin of mine!!!!!


hehehehehe ben,s good, but not THAT good, affraid


yep, great event, weather saturday was great, sunday we just got packed up before the rain came. ben and me kipped in the trench and mr costino kipped under the shelter, bit of a dry run for normandy, living the dream. a steady stream of mops both days, the morter displays went down very well, bringing people over to our stand.

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Post  murph on Mon May 17, 2010 10:05 am

Have to say guys I think these Pics. are just about the best we have done to date! The advantage of being able to dig in I guess. You really can imagine it as was, very good, well done to all.

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Post  Gina_Costina on Mon May 17, 2010 10:09 am

murph wrote:Have to say guys I think these Pics. are just about the best we have done to date! The advantage of being able to dig in I guess. You really can imagine it as was, very good, well done to all.

Funnily enough I said to Rizla over the weekend, after looking at our display, we've come a long way since Crich a few years back!

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Post  murph on Mon May 17, 2010 10:13 am

Without a doubt! We are getting a lot closer to looking like GI's as opposed to some of the rubbish impressions we see out there, the venue helps a great deal but also I love the fact that you are not all stood around in the same uniforms with everything attached to you it's a much more natural look, as I say digging in helps a great deal, suggest we really try to re-create this look for Peak Rail. Trowbridge will be a little less so as we are in a staging area but once again well done to you all.

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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  samharris45 on Mon May 17, 2010 1:12 pm

Thanks for the comments lads. Really good pics! Ben love that one of Riz hummmmm shaven or natural.....................

We will have to get that one Nick Halling took with the 4 foot flame coming out of the mortar lol!
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Post  Vic on Mon May 17, 2010 1:38 pm

Really nice display guys well done. Love the photos.
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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  Guest on Mon May 17, 2010 7:22 pm

once i figure out how, ill send over to ben a small 10 second clip of the morter in action for him to upload, its quite good with 2 or 3 rounds being sent out.

riz.


oh and btw, shaven is best. Razz

cant send it to ben, so ive uploaded it to you tube. search for - bunker bash 2010 morter display. enjoy.

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Post  Dantheman on Mon May 17, 2010 9:52 pm

Yeah, got some damn good snaps there, really look the part!!!

Just seen your vid on you tube Riz and looking good!! ...Whats with the crazy dog?!?! Twisted Evil
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Post  Guest on Mon May 17, 2010 10:13 pm

Dantheman wrote:Yeah, got some damn good snaps there, really look the part!!!

Just seen your vid on you tube Riz and looking good!! ...Whats with the crazy dog?!?! Twisted Evil


hehehehe the dog belonged to the ruskies, and every time a bloody bang went off he tried to chase it, and i mean every bloody bang.by the end of the weekend i wished i had a live firer to shoot the bloody thing, yap yap yap.
oh, and talking of you tube,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ive seen you on there dan. something about some woman offering you protection, a lot of love and protection, wether your right or wrong,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

riz lol!

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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  Dantheman on Tue May 18, 2010 9:16 am

Shhhhhsssssssssss!!!! Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Laughing Laughing Laughing lol!

Its a long story! Twisted Evil
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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  samharris45 on Tue May 18, 2010 12:29 pm

Ha ha you tube makes a small world lol!

Has anyone noticed something differant about the tranch in the pictures??????

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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  Gina_Costina on Tue May 18, 2010 1:16 pm

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Post  Guest on Tue May 18, 2010 7:17 pm

samharris45 wrote:Ha ha you tube makes a small world lol!

Has anyone noticed something differant about the tranch in the pictures??????

Sam

erm a jeep apears to be next to my napper.

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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  murph on Wed May 19, 2010 11:55 am

No? Has there been some photoshop magic?

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Post  samharris45 on Wed May 19, 2010 1:09 pm

murph wrote:No? Has there been some photoshop magic?

No there is no photoshop at all!

Riz should know what appeared on Saturday afetrnoon /Sunday morning.
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Post  Guest on Wed May 19, 2010 6:53 pm

samharris45 wrote:
murph wrote:No? Has there been some photoshop magic?

No there is no photoshop at all!

Riz should know what appeared on Saturday afetrnoon /Sunday morning.

ahhhhhh of course, nudge nudge, say no more.

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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  murph on Wed May 19, 2010 8:03 pm

Men of mystery, I'll have to get it out of Riz in Normandy!

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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  Guest on Wed May 19, 2010 8:48 pm

Oooh, you mean that little sandpit you got a blister digging, Sam? Laughing Wink

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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  murph on Thu May 20, 2010 11:12 am

The extra trench? Clearly dug by Sam as it's for skinny troopers only Very Happy

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Re: Bunkerbash 15/16th May 2010

Post  samharris45 on Thu May 20, 2010 1:31 pm

BenM wrote:Oooh, you mean that little sandpit you got a blister digging, Sam? Laughing Wink

You cheaky bugger Ben! Thanks for your help on it by the way lol!

It was dug by Paul, Chris and me.
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Post  Guest on Thu May 20, 2010 2:34 pm

samharris45 wrote:You cheaky bugger Ben! Thanks for your help on it by the way lol!

Well, someone had to watch the line while you were digging... Wink

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