lock down arnhem road bridge project

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  1. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    hi all need a bit of help here if you can i started to build the arnhem road bridge model from scratch not quite to the scale i wanted but near enough for my 1/35 scale. any how i'm having trouble on the paint scheme especial the concrete structure parts i know concrete varys from place to place diffent types of cement and sand and all that ive tried all ways but it keeps turning out like granite colour and was wondering what texture was the concrete is it same as it is now ? and what colour paint did the germans use on the bridge itself ? any help much appreciated . any how heres a couple of pics in progress

    IMG_20201201_195830.jpg IMG_20201201_195857.jpg
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Great work and thank you for posting

    why dont you go with the granite colour but add maybe a bit of brown to give it a more weather worn look.

    regards
    Clive
     
  3. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Don't weather it too much ... the Arnhem bridge was nearly 'new' in 1944 ... it had been build between 1932 and 1935
     
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  4. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    thanks for replys chaps and yes a touch of brown might be the way to go can only try. i have this picture of the bridge from 1937 cant remember were i got it from but the metal work looks Aluminium (aluminum to those across the pond ) to me arnhem bridge 1937.jpg
     
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  5. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    ive just translated the writing to english on the pic nieuwe rijnbrug = new rhine bridge
     
  6. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Great model... but may I point out that (apart from some incident between 1940 - 1945) Arnhem is a Dutch town, and the bridge therefore was built by the Dutch... :pipe:
     
  7. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    yes 8RB i know that what i mean was when the germans got hold of it did'nt they re=paint it after the dutch tried to destroy the bridge ?
     
  8. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Sorry, that had slipped my mind! :wacko:
     
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  9. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    another pic i have repairs to the bridge

    63102384-arnhem-construction copy.jpg
     
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  10. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Arnhem brug.jpg

    On May 10, 1940, the Rhine bridge in Arnhem was blown up by the Dutch Army. Immediately after the Dutch capitulation on May 15, 1940, the reconstruction of the Rhine bridge was started. The bridge was completed in March 1944: six months before the start of the Battle of Arnhem ...

    Arnhem brug 3.jpg

    Arnhem brug 2.jpg
     
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  11. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    so its had 2 rebuilds? perhaps i should just go with a metalic looking paint work
     
  12. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    The pre-war picture says new Rhine bridge since the '1935 Rhine Bridge' replaced the old ship bridge at Praets a little further downstream, which until then had been the main connection with the south (Nijmegen).

    Arnhem schipbrug 00.jpg

    The Arnhem ship bridge was a pontoon bridge across the Nederrijn. The ship bridge was located to the west of the city at Roermondsplein, where the Nelson Mandelabrug is now located. It provided the main connection across the Rhine until the construction of the Rhine Bridge in 1935.

    The first ship bridge was constructed in 1603. This made the city more accessible for farmers from the Betuwe and for merchants from Nijmegen who previously made the crossing with a ferry.

    The ship bridge consisted of a number of small ships with a bridge deck on top, on which one could walk or drive from one bank to the other. If a ship wanted to pass on the river, the center piece of the bridge was sailed out. Those who wanted to go to the other side had to wait; this could take a long time. When a lot of ice floated on the river, the entire bridge was removed and placed in the small harbor on the north side of the river.

    See for more pictures: http://www.bob-lindner.nl/Oud-Arnhem/Beeldmateriaal/Oude Haven.pdf

    After the construction of the fixed bridge, the ship bridge was sailed away in parts on April 19, 1935. In March 1941, a new ship bridge was built by the Germans.

    Arnhem schipbrug.jpg
     
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  13. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    great pics and thanks for all that info stolpi much appreciated :cheers:
     
  14. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    hello again could someone tell me what type of buildings these are just west of the arnhem road bridge arrowed please i'm just about on the verge of attempting to build them i know the bigger building was used by the anti-tank HQ at one time but just want to know what type of buildings many thanks. btf99 copy.jpg
     
  15. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Some colour film from 1945 here of the destroyed Arnhem bridge (from around the one minute mark). Note that the bridge first shown in the film is that at Nijmegen.

    Only brief clips of what you seek but hopefully of some use (I think this film has been discussed and/or linked to in other threads previously).

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.

     
  16. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Lock down Arnhem road bridge project ? 2nd Battalion tried that a while ago . Didn’t work
     
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  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Missed this thread when first posted.
    Just laughed out loud at the sheer magnificence of the project.
    Great stuff, Allan.

    Careful.
    There are other famous WW2 bridges, and storage/display could become an issue...
    The longest Bailey bridge ever built
     
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  18. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    thaks for that jim but the destroyed bridge is obscuring the view i wanted ( very inconsiderate of them they could have at least flattened it so i could see :) )
     
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  19. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    yes i think ive got myself into some deep here all my scale models are !/35 so had to get something near. you could say its"A Bridge too far" :)
     
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  20. allanh53

    allanh53 1st Airlanding anti-tank battery royal artillery

    ooops sorry jim i think you where showing me what colour the bridge might be? it looks a bit german red in the film or maybe its the paintwork burnt off :plane:
     
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