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.

Freitag, 11. März 2016

Opel Blitz Kraftzugspritze 8 Feuerschutzpolizei light fire truck

When the Nazis took over the German government, they already planned ahead for a future war. Therefore they tried to standardize all German fire brigades with the same trucks and equipment. Instead of the fire brigades they came under the control and command of the Feuerschutzpolizei or the Luftwaffe. All trucks of the Feuerschutzpolizei got a Tannengruen paint (dark green).
The Kraftzugspritze KzS 8 was a small unit with enough space for the complete group and a pump inside the trailer The engine for the pump was a small Volkswagen engine. 
I decided to go with the Feuerschutzpolizei, as this gives me a reason to paint a green truck.
For the trailer there were several different solutions, why I designed two of them.


Kraftzugspritze 8 with trailer

Kraftzugspritze 8 front view

Kraftzugspritze 8

Kraftzugspritze 8 with second trailer

Dienstag, 8. März 2016

only this week special offer from Shapeways

Hi all,

if you wait like I do with sending out an order until you have enough that it is valid the shipping costs, - then this news might interest you. This week Shapeways will ship all orders over 25 USD for free.
So this is a good chance to order some of my models from Shapeways. :-)

Shapeways free shipping

or if you like it much easier: my Shop


and a sneak preview about what will come next:

RAF bomb transporter with David Brown tractor

David Brown tractor with oil bowser

Feuerschutzpolizei with Opel Blitz

Freitag, 4. März 2016

some Highlights from my last trip to the USA

Some weeks ago, my wife and I spent two weeks in Nevada and their National Parks. While driving from A to B we passed several ghost towns (real ones, and others just looking like). 
I was surprised how much interesting stuff you could find in these small villages. Here some of my highlights:

American LaFrance from the sixties


American LaFrance from the sixties

Beatty gold mine

American FaFrance fire engine

side view American FaFrance fire engine


not old, but I liked all the lights, Ford Californian Highway Patrol

old stuff of the road

narrow gauge train in Goldtown


old Ford fire brigade ladder?

Ford fire brigade

side view Ford Fire brigade

old Ford or Mack in something like a Museum 

old Caterpillar 

Ford in Moab