The outbreak of World War I in 1914 was unexpectedly a long-term battle, and on the western front, it was several times the trench line was built. Attacking each other increases the damage, so the front is in a stalemate.
The defense line of the entrenchment caused serious damage by the attacking side, Without attacking each other the battlefield was backset, the British and the French army made an attack in June 1916 to overcome this situation. It was the Battle of Somme in the title of this figure kit.
Since the Lewis light machine gun was considerably lighter than the Maxim machine gun, it was also used for the fighter airplane of those days. It seems this gun can be carried alone. During the First World War, this machine gun was used not only by the British army but also by France, the United States, and the Russian Imperial Army.
By the way, the gaiters keep the hem of the pants and make it easy to act, not to injure your feet. It also has the effect of improving blood circulation by preventing congestion of the legs. I wonder the officers used expensive leather boots, and ordinary soldiers were generally wearing gaiters.
In the old days, I saw a movie titled “The Trench” by William Boyd, so this is the figure I wanted to make sooner or later. The box picture of this kit looks like the atmosphere of the movie, which is also dark.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see me here occasionally.