Monday, 24 June 2013

US 101st PIR 82nd Airborne Normandy

For Sergeant X, with Love and Squalor.....

US 101st PIR 82nd Airborne

Nocturna Miniatures 70mm

This is about 95% finished now with maybe some spot highlighting to be done here and there and tidying up around the edges of the base. The title " For Sergeant X, with Love and Squalor" comes from a JD Salinger short story entitled "For Esme, with love and squalor" and centers around a relationship between a young English girl who meets and American soldier (Sergeant X) in a tea shop while he is based in England awaiting the D-Day landing call. She promises to write him a letter, which she does, but he does not receive it until 1945 while still stationed in Europe but suffering post traumatic stress and mental breakdown following the horrors he endured in Normandy. The letter helps him to begin to rebuild his shattered mind. This is my little homage to one of my favorite author's books and to men who suffer the less romantic depiction of war.

All done in Jo Sonja and Vallejo acrylics.

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