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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, 30. August 2011

you are entering Germany, a small diorama in 1/144

As a part of the westwall the Germans had special openings developed for the roads. They ranged from simple wood parts up to massive concrete openings.
Here a picture of some of them as I have built them in the past.







In the case the enemy would come closer the Germans wanted to block the road with rail pieces. The most effort was made to protect some areas in the Nedderlands where the Germans built some of the below shown fortifications. In German they are called "Walzkörpersperre".









Mittwoch, 24. August 2011

small diorama as a weekend project

Last weekend I just spent some time on building a small diorama which will give me the possibility to present tanks and trucks.
The dimensions are just 2 x 3 inch or 5 x 7 cm. 
The diorama shows a small piece of a road so that it gives enough space to present the object right in the middle of the diorama.
Once done, I made a mold out of it so that I can cast it and use it in future several times and can change the surrounding areas.
The frame is a small picture frame what suits perfect to my diorama.
One of the next things following will be the same scene but in fall or in winter times.





Samstag, 20. August 2011

DUKWs are still alive in SF

Last weekend my wife and I went to San Francisco Downtown. Close to Pier 39 I saw this old friend from WW II. I took the chance to speak with the driver. I was surprised that they are still alive, the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief or better known as THW was forced to stop using their DUKWs as they run out of spare parts and they simply were too old.
The driver soon brought light up to this. The DUKWs used here are not the original ones. There is a company in the USA, who builds a better, a more modern version to be used for tourist tours.
So maybe the DUKWs used in London will be from the same company. Anyway even in the new version they look very imressing.
 

Freitag, 12. August 2011

small diorama for lonesome Brummbaer

The Brumbaer was a supporting tank for the infantry so I should add a lot of soldiers and other vehicles. But as I here just wanted to try out some technics for water and tree building I decided to add the Brummbär.


The second diorama shows again a Brummbär, this time in a town area with some ruins I had built a long time ago.






Donnerstag, 11. August 2011

new trucks for my army

You never have enough trucks. Esspecially Rommel while fighting tín the dessert faced this problem. The german africakorps had everything to bring to the frontline by trucks as all attempts to use trains failled. Actually they habe been bombed by the RAF. So fighting at the Alamein line the trucks needed more gas than they could transport.
So here my new Merceds trucks, they are all from Panzer Depot .