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, 23. Oktober 2018

new 1/144 horse sets for German Wehrmacht 43/52

The design of the horse was a real challenge and took some time. But I like them, as with the German Wehrmacht thousands of them were used during the whole war.


1/144 horses
1/144 German horse drawn carts

1/144 diroama with horse
1/144 Diorama: Germanys last attack

1/144 horse set I

1/144 diroama with horse
1/144 Diorama: Germanys last attack

1/144 horses
1/144 set of 4 horses

1/144 horses
1/144 set of 4 horses
In the next weeks I will create more sets, so if you have any Special wishes, let me know.

Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2018

1/144 special transport trailer for Maus, German super tank 42/52

Sometimes everything goes wrong. That is often called Murphy's law.
My Murphy's law has 14 wheels on each side and 3 misfailled prints.

I have designed the Maus Special transport trailer several months ago. Design done, measurements checked and ordered from Shapeways and then I present it here. This time the first print was not correct, so I changed the design to inforce some weak areas and thought, now it will work.
Print # 2 was better, but still far away from perfect or even acceptable. This time even some parts missed completly. So I changed the design again, partly redesigned most of the model new and waited for print numer # 3of the Maus trailer.
By the way, the Reichsbahn had only two of this trailers, the Wehrmacht only two Maus prototypes. At this time I already had more then they ever had. So I redesigned the rest of the model, changed some parts with a complete new design and waited for print # 4.



1/144 Maus train transporter
some of my misprinted versions, none of them was perfect

1/144 Maus train transporter
1/144 Maus transporter


1/144 Maus train transporter
the final perfect print of the Maus transporter 


1/144 Maus train transporter
Bottom view of the Maus transport waggon

1/144 Maus train transporter
1/144 Maus tansporter with the two end parts

1/144 Maus train transporter
front and end part of the Maus transporter are moveable

1/144 Maus train transporter
there was not so much space left, the Maus fits perfectly

1/144 Maus train transporter
the complete set, Transporter and the Cando Maus
1/144 Maus transport waggon
the final Version and painted

some Background Information About the Maus

Wikipedia (engl)

Wikipedia (dt)

a Picture with the Maus on the Plattform can be found here

And here the a very nice built diorama, from where I got the Inspiration to build this plattform Trailer in the scale 1/144.


Freitag, 12. Oktober 2018

1/144 us engineer set with Caterpillar grader 41/52

If you look for Information about Caterpillar grader you could read without a break for many months. But for their first (or one of the first designs) it is much harder to find enough Information to create the 3D file.
So I had to search a lot and then I found a really nice Video on YouTube and then some technical files which allowed me to design it in 1/144.
Because of the print restrictions from Shapeways I had to reduce the design to the maximum of details which they could print. So the model gives you a whole bunch of opportunities to pimp the model with several additional details.


1/144 Grader
1/144 Caterpillar Grader 12M

1/144 Grader
1/144 US grader 12 M, painting finished

1/144 Grader
Dumper and Cat 12M grader ready for the first action

1/144 Grader
1/144 US Engineering set

 and here the youtube Video:



To give you some input about details which you could add, follow this report about the 1/35 Version from plusmodel 

At the moment you will not find the grader in my Shapeways shop. Reason for that is, that I think about doing a complete set with several trucks from the US Army Engineers.


Montag, 8. Oktober 2018

1/144 DUKW in waterline version 40/52

I recently finished an old design, which I had never finished as I had some mistakes inside the design. 
I wanted the DUKW not as a complete truck, instead I wanted the waterline design so that I could build Dioramas with the DUKW inside his main element, the sea.

1/144 DUKW
1/144 DUKW unpainted

1/144 DUKW
1/144 DUKW unpainted

1/144 DUKW
1/144 DUKW unpainted

1/144 DUKW
1/144 DUKW first time in water

Maybe I will design later the complete DUKW, meaning with wheels and the canvas and the crane.

Sonntag, 30. September 2018

8.8 Flak 41 in 1/144 39/52

In the next weeks I will offer again something nice. I have designed the 8.8 Flak 41, single version and the 8.8 Flak on the trailer Sonderanhänger 204.

                                     
source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/8.8_cm_Flak_41_1.jpg

Here some links with more information about the original one:



And here the first pictures from my prototype