Welcome to my page!

Hello,

here I present my work. I create dioramas in the time period of World War II and everything only in the scale 1/144.
My main focus are tanks but from time to time a take a look at submarines, interesting airplanes and small ships.

Samstag, 17. Juni 2017

Pionierlandungsboot 39 in 1/144 my next high light

The Pionierlandungsboot was the first design before the German Wehrmacht (not the Kriegsmarine!) changes later to the Pionierlandungsboot 40.
For me the Pionierlandungsboot 40 was the easier design, more straight lines / walls and less curves. But with the time I improved my skills, learned new functions with sketchup, so I started with the design of the Pionierlandungsboot 39. The original was a design from the Wehrmacht and had nothing to do with the Kriegsmarine. The Kriegsmarine concentrated on destroyers cruisers and other big ships. But the Wehrmacht thought about the need to transfer stuff from A to B, anyway on the open sea or via a river.
Back to my drawing. I am close the finish the 3D file. I found a way to open the doors and to use it very similar to the original design. The ramp and the doors are moveable.
There are still some small errors inside the drawing and I have to check some of the dimensions, but I would say in 2 or 3 days it should be done.
So enjoy the first impressions for the German Pionierlandungsboot.







Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Sonderanhänger 116 German heavy duty trailer

In the last weeks I had a chance to finalize the painting for my first Sonderanhanger 116. 
So far I have now three versions. The one from Metal Troops, nice, but the one I bought, some years ago has a slightly damaged frame.
From Shapeways, I have the version in white strong and flexible (WSF) and with Frosted ultra detail (FUD).
Below are some pictures where you can see the difference. 

left the Metal Troops version, then WSF and right the FUD version

Sonderanhanger in 1/144

Sonntag, 28. Mai 2017

Schweizer Panzermuseum Thun Swiss tank Museum in Thun part II

Besides the old stuff, there they have modern tanks like the German Leopard and the Schützenpanzer 2000. So here are some of the modern stuff.













Schweizer Panzermuseum Thun Swiss tank Museum in Thun

As my nephew invited me to visit him in Thun, where is is with the Swiss Army, I took of course the chance to visit the Tank museum at the barracks there. Normally you cannot enter the museum as it is inside the areal.
Enough words, here some of the highlights:










Samstag, 13. Mai 2017

M 19 Diamond tank transporter in 1/144 but where is the trailer?

Some weeks ago I finished work on the Diamond truck, created the dump version and ?
Yes of course the most known combination was still missing. The trailer for the M19 tank transport set.
So where is it?
Today I can at least present the drawing. When I sent the tractor to the printer, I realized that the trailer had some mistakes; wrong dimensions and both problems made it impossible to get it printed.
After working on some other projects I finished this week the drawing and will send it in the next two weeks to Shapeways.
So in some weeks I should have the German tank transporter set, the one with the Sonderanhänger 115, the second version with the Sonderanhänger 116 and for Tigers and King Tigers, the version with the Culemeyer trailers.
On Allied side, I have from Metal Troops the Dragon M25 set, the British Scammel set and the British Diamond set.
The point is, that the order to build the Diamond tractor and the trailer, came from the British war ministry.  The british industry had no free capacity, that's why the Americans jumped in.
Later the much better M25 set came.

Diamond tractor for M19 tank transport units

Diamond M19 set in 1/1144

Diamond M19 set in 1/1144