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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.

Samstag, 25. November 2017

new stuff for Thanksgiving - new 1/144 tanks

Okay my plan to publish the new stuff right for Thanksgiving failed. And it failed totally. Besides the fact that I had lee time this week to do any drawings I had problems with the Maus special train trailer. I had to correct a mistake which Shapeways found, but  fore some reasons I do not found the root course. So this took me two evenings until I found the (stupid) mistake today. 

So, for the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend I will offer you the opportunity to order now.

First new model is the Opel Blitz, but not the 150 th. version, no, I designed it with the Einheitsführerhaus, a very primitive wooden cabin which by end of the war all truck producers had to use, so that they saved metal. 

Opel Blitz with standard cabin

Based on this standard cabin I decided to go with the next version I never saw either in 1/144 nor on Shapeways for any other scale:

The Opel Blitz with Einheitsführerhaus and Holz Vergasser. So what was this? With the wooden cabin they saved metal, with the Holzvergaser they tried to save gas. The problem was, that you had to carry a lot of wood to burn it, what reduced the space and weight you could carry. Therefore the Wehrmacht used these trucks only behind the front lines and only for less important transport jobs.

Opel Blitz mit Holzvergaser

Then I designed something more for me, the train station in El Alamein, that is in Aegypt, close to Cairo and was the turning point in Rommel's last attempt to sieg in Africa.

train station

This design is made in full coloured sandstone

Flak trailer Drilling 144 002

This new trailer with two AA Flak Drillings will come soon.

And for some of my very best customers and only on request I will print:

This is a special 14 axis train trailer, used by the German Reichsbahn to transport the super heavy Maus tank to Böblingen and to Kummersdorf.

Montag, 20. November 2017

some progress with my German field fortification

Last week I found enough time to close the work on the landscape. So the Basics are done and now I will continue with the details and the stuff to be presented. To get a better image I put some potential guns on it. Of Course and that was the main idea from the beginning I added the 1/144 Heeresfeldbahn, that was a narrow gauge Train the Germans used on many theaters. In the next weeks I will publish more stuff for the German Heeresfeldbahn, like a complete Train, and some rail sets, everything in 1/144.

field fortification with 88mm Flak 43 and range finder 

the new commander in Chief inspects this area of the Atlantic wall

the bunker for the range finder

parallel I tried something new, more but that soon

Montag, 13. November 2017

new 1/144 diorama, German open field fortification

I started this week again with a new Diorama. I will build something with an open field fortification. I have some ideas in my mind but yet not the final design. So I started with one of the old wooden Frames I took back from California. Basement is foarm which I cut an started forming some Details.

empty 1/144 diorama 
For the frame I use one of the old black boxes I bought some years ago, still have tons of them.
the foam can be formed with a screwdriver, some old blades and other sculpting tools

my 1/144 Diorama after half a day work

first painting, no the green will not stay

Sonntag, 5. November 2017

American and German landing crafts: Pionierlandungsboot versus LCM

Here some pictures from the American and the German version of a landing craft. While the German version is a bit older, the Americans started much later in the war with their design for landing crafts (what does not mean, that they started from scratch).

The Pionierlandungsboot 39 could be easily divided into two pieces and then transported by train, the Americans designed their LCM as a one hull solution.

Pionierlandungsboot 39 and LCM

Pionierlandungsboot 39 and LCM front side view

Pionierlandungsboot 39 and LCM with open ramps

Pionierlandungsboot 39 and LCM side view

Pionierlandungsboot 39 and LCM back view

Pionierlandungsboot 39 and LCM

Pionierlandungsboot 39 and LCM side view