Pegasus Bridge in 20mm scale - 4Ground Models
One of my favourite historic site to visit, and perhaps one of the most famous of the D-Day objectives, is Pegasus Bridge. The real thing has been replaced by a new one since the war, and one which does look very similar to the original. The original survives however, as it was moved a short distance to sit in the grounds of the Pegasus Memorial Museum, where you can walk across the historic exhibit. At the bridge site itself, an emplaced Pak 50 remains in place, close to the memorial plaques which mark the positions of the three gliders in which the assault team arrived in the dark early hours of 6 June 1944. On the opposite bank, the Café Gondre also remains in place.
4Ground are a company making laser cut buildings and accessories particularly for the wargames market. Among their ranges they do models of both Pegasus Bridge itself and the Café Gondre in 15mm, 20mm and 28mm scales. I have built the 20mm scale examples and they are just great. All pre-coloured and in laser cut wooden parts, assembly is straightforward, using white glue for fixing the parts. The bridge can be made to operate if you are careful, while the café is made so the roof and the upper floor are removable for the placement of wargames figures. The bridge itself is a significant project but beautifully done as a kit and the end result is a real treat.
You can of course also add the three Horsa gliders if you want to, using the old Italeri kit, also since re-released by Airfix, though the same kit.