General de Gaulle

A veteran of World War I, in the 1920s and 1930s de Gaulle came to the fore as a proponent of mobile armoured divisions, which he considered would become central in modern warfare. During World War II, he reached the temporary rank of Brigadier General, leading one of the few successful armoured counter-attacks during the 1940 Fall of France, and then briefly served in the French government as France was falling.

Charles de Gaulle from the  Flames of War range, and comes with a Somau S35 objective.

The blister contains the metal parts and resin objective.

Here are all the metal and resin parts.

The base for De Gaulle is quite simple, De Gaulle, a staff officer and a motorcycle combination. The most challenging part of this base is the motorcycle combination. At one point I did consider leaving it off entirely….

Has certainly put me off buying any French motorcycle combination platoons!

The Somau S35 objective was much easier to put together.

I used some green stuff to fill in the gaps where the figure bases were on the base.

I also used some green stuff on the base with De Gaulle on, I also finished the motorcycle rider.

I then gave the models a white undercoat.