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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.

Dienstag, 27. August 2013

new Bunkers in the scale 1/144

This week I got a very nice shipment from Prague.
From the Czech company called Fort Models I bought some Bunkers.
They are all from the Czechoslovakia Border protection what they built during 1935 -01938.
On some of these Bunkers the Germans trained later their raid for the Belgium Bunkers at Eben Emael. For more information see here.



LO vz. 37 type C-180

LO vz. 37 type C-180

LO vz. 37 type C2

LO vz. 37 type C2

K-S-31 U Besidky

K-S-31 U Besidky


Okay, the last Bunker is in the scale 1/230, but I like him as well and the quality is outstanding. All Bunkers are made out of porcelain.


Samstag, 24. August 2013

Widerstandsnest 28 in Bernières-sur-Mer Bunker R 600 with 5 kwk

At the Atlantic coast you can find a lot of German Bunkers. Normally they belong to one of the Regelbauten, a list of standazid types of Bunkers. Not so in Bernières-sur-Mer. Here we find a special combination of two  Regelbauten. This Bunker was armed with a 5 cm Kwk gun. The Bunker is located on the beach, directly on the boulevard of Bernières-sur-Mer. This section of the beach was attacked by the Canadian and British troops.
On D-Day 1944 the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division landed at this spot. After some hours of fighting they liberated Bernieres-sur-Mer.

My diorama shows the Bunker with the 5 kwk gun, some days before the Invasion. The obstacles are wrong, mostly you could find them in the Nederlands, but I added them as otherwise I had the feeling, the diorama would look so empty. The Kuebelwagen is from Wargames South (link) and the 5 kwk gun comes from CDG (link), a famous producer of 3D printed tanks and accessorizes. 




R600 with 5 kwk

The bunker itself was designed by myself and printed in with a 3D printer. To safe material I made the top separate and glued it later. So it was no problem to install the gun inside the Bunker. The officers and the crew are all from the German railway gun Leopold from Dragon.


Here some interesting links with pictures from the Original which I found:

http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/862/Bunker-Wiederstandsnest-27.htm

http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/14139/Widerstandsnest-28-Berni%E8res-sur-Mer.htm

http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/14141/Widerstandsnest-38-Saint-C%F4me-de-Fresn%E9.htm

Dienstag, 13. August 2013

Pionierpanzer III in 1/144

Here I show you my latest tank, a German Pioniertank on basis of the Panzer III.
It is like the British and American Engineering tanks. The main tank was from the F-Toys battle tank set and I added some parts I designed with Shapeways.
There are not that may pictures from the Pionierpanzer, so you can not do that much wrong.




Donnerstag, 8. August 2013

crusaders in the dessert

As I just got my new crusaders last week, I placed them on a new basement for a dessert project I work on.
The tanks are just out of the box. The only missing thing is the sun going down. :-)




Mittwoch, 7. August 2013

new tanks from Panzer Depot

Yesterday I got a new delivery from Panzer Depot. This time I have to say I like all the tanks.
One of the highlights is the British Crusader MK III.
This tank looks really good. SdKfz 251/7 comes in the 500th version, but I have to admit, that the solution with the removable Schnellbruecke is smart.
Here are some pictures of my new tanks