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Saturday, December 20, 2008

15mm Model of the Stalingrad Fountain

This has already gotten some coverage on The Miniatures Page (TMP), but I think this is so interesting that I just had to post it. There is a company, I believe they are in Spain, that is going to market a 15mm scale model of the famous fountain in the center of Stalingrad that we are all used to seeing in the history documentaries and even in movies. For those of you have never seen this fountain before, let me just tell you that the photo of the real one (2nd photo) became one of those poignant icons of the contrast between peace and war. The release date of the model is reported to be January 9th. It looks like it will be a great way to add interest to any Eastern Front urban combat scenario design.

If you compare the model to the photo of the real one (2nd photo) you will see some differences. The real fountain only had six statues whereas the model has seven and about three more that have apparently been knocked down. Then if you look the the photo of the fountain as it was depicted in the "Enemy at the Gates" movie (3rd photo) you will see that apparently the 15mm model is patterned after the movie's fountain, not the real one.

In any case, it appears to be a nice model and a great idea.

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