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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.

Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2015

Freitag, 18. Dezember 2015

Schwimmpanzer II Panzer II ready for Operation Seelöwe

Based on the Panzer II there were some trials for the Operation Seelöwe (sealion, the landing in GB during WW II) to bring tanks into water.
Besides the Panzer 38, the Germany made several tests with a Panzer II.
They added on the side flowing tanks which made the tank a duck. The tank could swim in calm waters.
For a landing on the British beaches the Germans would need very good weather conditions, no British fighters, no waves - or simply no enemy at all.
So here the first types the Germans tested:

Schwimmpanzer II


The side tanks were done in 3D printing and can easily addded to the gap between the tracks and the hull.



And here the final model with the additional box on the backside.



A second design was to fix the tank with a complete tank. That solution was a bit harder to handle as the tank had to drive below the tank and than it was lowered and fixed the the tanks hull.
Schwimmpanzer II

Schwimmpanzer II
And here the final design, I forgot to add the sidebars which were used to lift the tank.



Freitag, 11. Dezember 2015

Trailer for LWS Landwasserschlepper

The Landwasserschlepper is well known. Less known is the fact, that the Germans had a trailer for it.
Built by Kässbohrer it was big enough the take up a Famo.
The trailer was swim-able and could float behind the LWS.
As there was not that much information I had to start from a different side. I knew that it was big enough to take up a Famo. So with the dimensions from a Famo in 1/144 and the printing restrictions it took me two days and the trailer was done.
My model shows the bigger version, there were two versions of trailers for the LWS, but as my one could pick up a Famo I went with this design.
Honestly I have to paint some spots again, but the design works.
Here some pictures from the trailer and the LWS:


please note the inside design!

this trailer has a front cover

ready for the first loading

done, only to close the ramp and the journey could start


LWS and Famo together

winter white camo 

the trailer found his paint




Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2015

German Field Bakery Deutsche Feldbäckerei auf Anhänger in 1/144

Even the Germans had to eat. In German there is a saying "Ohne Mapf kein Kampf" meaning, without enough food nobody will fight.
As PanzerDepot produces a nice German field kitchen, I thought a filed oven or a field bakkery would be a good fit.
With the technical data I found on some internet pages I was able to start.
So here is my German field bakery.
The trailer was taken over from the Reichswehr and came in two versions. One was for horse power and the second one to be behind a truck like the Opel Blitz.

German Field Bakery in 1/144

German Field Bakery in 1/144