This Saturday I found after several delays the time to visit this very interesting museum.
I checked the location the day before with Google Earth as they are located in a beautiful corner of Menlo Park, really nice but hard to find.
After passing the gate you come to a huge complex with in total 4 garages. Each garage is full with tanks from World War I until nearly modern tanks.
I had the luck to catch one of the best guides they have. So I heard a lot about the tanks from the Korean and Vietnam war they have.
My highlight was their German Panzer V, the Panther. They told me, that it is ready to drive.
I can tell you only, if you have a chance to pass by, take one of their tours, it is the time more than worth.
Here some of their highlights:
Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2013
Freitag, 25. Januar 2013
Dienstag, 22. Januar 2013
The Matilda MK II with crane
Nothing special, just a bit more than an evening work. The Matilda, or as the British called her, the Queen of the dessert, is a really nice model. My model comes from PanzerDepot, so that I had to add only some details to get a new engineering tank for my collection.
The crane itself was done with a sheet of plastic. The dimensions I took from a book, or if you want to save the money, here you find the drawing as well and some nice pictures from a model in 1/72:
The wire is wire from an old electronic part and fits perfect.
At the moment I have no diorama, but you never know…..
Dienstag, 15. Januar 2013
At the moment I have to correct a model I started last year. It is a German Marine Nachschubleichter. There were not that much of these ships but they should be able to transport 2 or 3 tanks via the European channels to the front. Based on a stupid mistake my model is to lage, therefore I had to cut both sides and trim it to the right dimensions. Shit happens.
|Marine Nachschub Leichter|
|a small weekend project|
|the roof is waiting for new paint|