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.

Dienstag, 31. Mai 2016

German Bunkerbahn narrow gauge in 1/144

Besides all the other projects I work on a small diorama about a German secret Bunker complex.
At the end of the war the Germans rushed to bring important factories under the earth. Therefore a lot of secret projects in Austria and East Germany were initiated.  My project will be a mixture of  German and French Bunkers.
Here a first preview:




Italian and German Mini subs German Neger and an Italian Pig in 1/144

Donnerstag, 26. Mai 2016

Renault AHN truck, a new truck for the 1/144 Wehrmacht

During the complete second world war, transportation was always a bottleneck for the Wehrmacht. How important this was, you can see on the African Theater. There the trucks used over 80% of the gas they had to bring to the front line by themselves.
In Russia they could use trains, but there was the problem, that Russians had a different, more wider railway gauge.
So I thought I should get some more trucks.
While you can get the Opel Blitz trucks from different companies, the Büssing truck and the Einheitsdiesel from Panzerdepot and Arrowheadminiatures, there are no other trucks available on the market.

But the Wehrmacht used much more trucks, actually they used everything they could get. In France they pressed Renault, a French truck and car company to continue with the production of the Renault AHN truck. This model was designed and built for the French Army and served then until the end of the war with the German Army. Besides Africa, the truck was seen an all places. 

So here are my two versions of the Renault truck

Front view Renault AHN

Renault AHN with hard cover and soft skin

the Renault ambulance had two doors on the backside

Renault AHN with hard cover and soft skin

Parade of all my Renault AHNs I got

And here are the Frenchs with painting in Wehrmacht grey and yellow.

Renault AHN in 1/144

Side view Renault AHN

Rear view Renault AHN Ambulance and truck

If you are interested in purchasing the truck --> please go here

If you are interested in purchasing the ambulance --> please go here










Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2016

Panzer II with mine roller

Today I present a minor change. I added mine rollers to a German tank II. Mine rollers are known with British or American tanks. But German tanks with mine rollers? In fact, there had been some designs but none of these studies came to the troops in bigger numbers.

This version was tested in Africa with the Afrikakorps


the set from Shapeways

Panzer II with mine rollers


and in action

Panzer II with mine rollers

So the set with two mine rollers can be bought from Shapeways. Check here.

Freitag, 20. Mai 2016

1/144 Pioniersicherungsboot

It took a bit time, but this week I finished my work on a very special and rare model.

A German Pioniersicherungsboot

There is not so much known about this river gun boat, according to some books only two have been built. They were planed by end of the war and came too late to change anything or even to get produced in bigger numbers.
On the internet I found a drawing and an old picture of one of the river boats in action.

If you want to learn a bit more about the history of the original, please look here:

Here you will find the only existing picture of the Pioniersicherungsboot in action.

So I designed the Pioniersicherungsboot with the drawing from the internet and decided to go with the drilling instead with the Vierlingsflak. Some paint and the Pioniersicherungsboot could start for the first mission.



Pioniersicherungsboot in 1/144

Pioniersicherungsboot in 1/144

Pioniersicherungsboot in 1/144

Pioniersicherungsboot in 1/144

Pioniersicherungsboot in 1/144

Pioniersicherungsboot in 1/144

Pioniersicherungsboot in 1/144

Pioniersicherungsboot in 1/144

Freitag, 13. Mai 2016

Oil drum trailer for German tanks

I had designed this small trailer some years ago, I was never happy what came out of the printers. While discussing with a friend I remembered this oil drum trailer.
After less than 1 hour I had a new and much better design. Now I like my small trailer.
The Wehrmacht used these trailers with one or with two oil drums to extend the range of their tanks.


oil drum trailer in 1/144

Panzer II with oil drum trailer

Panzer II with oil drum trailer


If you want to purchase a set of two trailers, you can use this link.







Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2016

Tigertransport in 1/144 with Kaelble truck and Culemeyer trailer


Here I present the complete Set!
To transport the heavy German Tigers, the Wehrmacht used Kaelble trucks with Culemeyer trialers.
The Kaelble was developed and built mainly for the Reichsbahn, but later the Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht took over some of them.


Meanwhile I got the Kaelble printed and partly painted. Okay they were finished - I thought and then I took some pictures yesterday and saw on the pictures still some spots with missing or wron paint. So I have to rework everything again.
But anyway, from my wife I learned, that I could make a movie with the pcitures I took.

Kaelble tractor late version

So after some tests I made my first video.
It will be not the final version but I like it and want to show you my first video.

the stars of the fist movie

and here the movie with a 360° view of the tank transport


The Kaelble is now for sale at Shapeways, the trailer in the 2 axis version as well