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.

Donnerstag, 29. März 2012

One year Tea and Tank Blog

Today it is one year ago that I started with this blog. In the meantime more than 600 people stopped and took a look. So I have to say thanks for taking a look at my blog.

As I saw that a lot of the first posts no longer work, I'm in the process to update them all. I hope I will be able to find all the original pictures I had posted before.




Dienstag, 20. März 2012

Hetzer on the hunt

I found some nice cases, perfectly to build a small diorama for one or two tanks.
So I put as a foundation, a small piece of foam inside and together with some small trees and a bit of grass and mud the diorama is done.
For the first impression take a look at the picture.




Mittwoch, 14. März 2012

Weekend Pleasure in 1:144



Here two pictures of a Mini-Diorama I built the last weekend.
Nothing special, just something you can use to take a picture of a small tank or truck.
The foundation is made out of plaster of Paris; the rest is from what I had on my workbench.
The frame is one of those small picture frames you can buy for some dollars.
So at the end you get a small diorama for less than USD 5.


Donnerstag, 8. März 2012

Puma-Meeting Somewhere in France in 1944


Once I received my own Pumas from the Panzer Depot, I knew that I needed to build a diorama. Nearly at the same time I got the first German tank crew from German company, Preiser.
So my idea was to build a scene somewhere in France. The Pumas would meet with their commander to get new orders. As a foundation, I decided to go with a wooden picture frame from the big “I”.
The ground is a piece of Styrodur or better kwon in the USA as blue foam. I shaped the terrain with several tools until I had the feeling it would work. The meeting point was a kind of an intersection of two small roads.
I pained everything with brown color, before I clued the grass and the sand on it. For the road I went with some dirty powder I took from a road not far where I live.
For the fence I took small toothpicks. All trees and the green is made with stuff I had at hand. 













Samstag, 3. März 2012

German fortification somewhere in Italy

Here I will show you a picture of one of my dioramas I left in Switzerland.


While it is very well known that the Germans built Bunkers in France (Atlantic wall), in Denmark, the Nederland and in Germany itself, it is not so well known, that they built a lot of Bunkers in Italy.

Besides the Gustav line or the Hitler line, which were more field fortifications, the Germany had strong bunkers on different locations.

 The diorama is complete made out of foam. The dimensions of the bunker are based on other bunkers I have and on some drawings I found on the Internet.