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.

Mittwoch, 27. September 2017

Marineartilleriefährprahm 3D

It is done!

My birthday present is ready. I finished work on that project. While it took me more than 2,5 years to finish the Siebel Kampffähre, I can say the Artilleriefährprahm was done in less than 6 months. End of october I will get Prahm number two and then I will start painting the second one with a camouflage schema.










Freitag, 22. September 2017

Kampffähre in 1/144 or leichte Flakfähre

I believe the correct name is leichte Flakfähre (there was a schwere Flakfähre with 3 or 4 8.8 Flak). But anyway if you search for Kampffähre you will find a lot of entries in google.
I just finished my own version and can show you the first pictures of the final version.
The complete kit is built from several parts, the platform is still handmade as a 3D print would have been to expensive. The only thing I realised, the flak on the top platform is not correct, it should be a 3.7 cm flak. But this version is still under construction and there were several variants on all seas.
So take a look at my Kampffähre and let me know if you like it. If someone is interested in purchasing one, send me a mail maybe I could create a set be be printed at shapeways.  




1/144 Kampffähre

Siebel Fähre or Siebel Ferry

German Kampffähre

Dienstag, 19. September 2017

free shipping this week on all Shapeways orders

I just got the info that for some days (around 8 days left) you can order from Shapeways without shipping costs. So check for any News and enjoy Shopping without paying for the shippment.

Free shipping on orders over $25

Freitag, 15. September 2017

coming soon, 8.8 Flak 41

I`m in the process of finalizing the design of my latest Wehrmacht model.
At the moment I design the German 8.8 Flak 41.
First I will start with the Flak in firing position but I plan to build the Flak on the trailer 204 as well. Maybe I will combine both versions in one print. First I have to correct some minor mistakes and have to add more details so that I can get it printed soon.
Here is a first preview of the 8.8 Flak 41:




Dienstag, 5. September 2017

preview of upcoming work, my personal highlight for 2017

Hi all,

as my birthday is coming closer, I will show you the first pictures of my absolute highlight for this year.
It is the 1/144 copy of a German Artilleriefährprahm.
While planning the operation "sealion" the Germans started designing a lot of new ships. Especially for the landing they invented several landing and support ships. As the Pionierlandungsboote and the Siebel Fähre were too small, the Kriegsmarine designed the Prahme. It would take several weeks to write about them. Instead of that, if you like to learn more about German landing crafts, please check this wonderful page:  http://www.historisches-marinearchiv.de/index.php
Over the last years I got the Siebel ferry as a simple landing craft, as a Siebel schwere Flakfähre (AA craft), the Pioneerlandungsboot 39 and Pionierlandungsboot 41. About the MAL I do not want to talk, I just realised that it is not 100% correct so I will redesign it in the next months.
So what was missing was the biggest type, the Prahms, which took over several roles.
More when it is finished :-)
Here some pictures of the nearly finished Artilleriefährprahm type D3:


Artilleriefährprahm, white and fresh from the printer

Artilleriefährprahm, rear view

the Bridge of the Artilleriefährprahm

 most of the painting is done on my Artilleriefährprahm