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, 16. November 2018

new movie "my collection of 1/144 mini dioramas 46/52

Actually this was more a fun than a serious project, created on two evenings on the couch.
At the moment I have several small dioramas, all created on the same size of a 3 by 5" painitng canvas. None of them is really finished but on the weekend I took some pictures just for fun. Then I remembered that my wife had done several videos from pictures we had taken on vacations.
The video is done with an app from GoPro. I hope you like it.




Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2018

1/144 German Reichsbahn and their special waggons AA-service 45/52

Transports by rail were during WWII one of the most important ways to bring everything what was needed to all fronts from the production plants inside Germany. As the Americans started bombing the German infrastructure, more and more Trains got directly attacked. Therefore the German Richsbahn looked for a easy to adopt solution to give the Trains a minimum of protection.
This has nothing to do with the German Panzerzüge. The Wehrmacht was owner of the Panzerzüge, but here we talk about the Reichsbahn.
So they came up with two types of armed trains. Both were eaysy to adapt and were based on existing material.




1/144 Geschützwagen
Geschützwagen type I with 2cm Flak

1/144 Geschützwagen
Geschützwagen I with 2 cm Falk

1/144 Geschützwagen
Geschützwagen type II with two concrete towers

1/144 Geschützwagen
Geschützwagen type II with two concrete towers

1/144 Geschützwagen
side view of the type II, on some pictures you can see them with Drillings instead of the 2 cm Flak


1/144 Autocar with Ponton trailer 44/52

More American stuff on the way.

Below you will see the first pictures from my new pontoon trailer. In general the US engineers used the Autocar tractor. So to complete the set, I have to build a new version of the Autocar tractor, for the pontoon set they had a big wooden box behind the cabin.
So I will change the design a bit and you can build a complete Autocar set.



1/144 Autocar ponton set
1/144 Autocar set with Ponton trailer

1/144 Autocar ponton set
1/144 Autocar set with Ponton trailer

1/144 Autocar ponton set
1/144 Autocar set with Ponton trailer

1/144 Autocar ponton set
1/144 Autocar set with Ponton trailer

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.