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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.

Freitag, 19. August 2016

Panzerjägerwagen part of the German Panzertrains

As promised I present something new. The German Panzerjägerwagen. There were several versions, with different tank turrents and with a second, a shorter waggon to carry the tank. This set was part of several German Panzerzüge.
This version comes with no moving wheels, but a better version is, when you read this on the way to the printer. Anyway both versions fit perfectly to rails in the N scale, so you can use them on your N scale train basis.









Samstag, 13. August 2016

1/144 Launch tower for Bachem Natter

It took me a while to get this done. The start ramp or launch tower for the German Bachem Natter is now ready. Normally, airplanes are not so my topic, but the model from Brengun comes in a set of two, and they are very small.
Here the link to the kit: http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32 They offer two versions.
During tests the Bachem Werke used first a launch tower, nothing more that a big piece of wood. Just very close to the end the came up with this metal version. Close to Stuttgart the German SS built a launch site. Their plan was to use this areal to start several Natters at once. launch site sounds good, very secretly but in fact, it was not more than an open space with round concrete bases (they had in the middle a square hole to bring wires and other cables to the launch tower. No buildings, no Bunkers, just an open field.
Back to the design, given by his tiny design, I had some problems to get it ready for printing. I had to find the right balance between the original drawing and the requirements for a successful print.
Now, after the second print I can say it works.
You can order it in black, this time I tried the black version, I do not wanted to paint the ramp, it would take me hours. The black looks so good, that I decided to keep it in that color and to build a small diorama for it. Here the first pictures:






Natter and launch tower in 1/144

Here the link to Shapeways, where you get your own launch tower.

Sonntag, 7. August 2016

1/144 Fire Fighters for modern jets

Today I present you the first pictures of my new crash tenders. With the input from Wes, who claimed that the Crossley crash tender is a nice model, but not qualified for  nowadays fighters, I found a nice drawing.
While I started and tried some new things with my CAD program, I learnt, that I like this modern crash tender.
Finally I ended up searching for the real crash tender what was the basis for my picture.
I found the Italian producer Rampini. They produce this crash tender for the Italian Air Force.
More about my fire fighter and the real one, you can find here:
http://digilander.libero.it/aircraftfire/1024/nettuno.htm
So I duplicated the real on, only on some spots I changed the design a bit.
Here are two screenshots from my CAD program:
With my next print order I will show you the models in real 1/144.



Montag, 1. August 2016

Coleman MB-4 tug tractor for US-Air Force in 1/144 part II

 Meanwhile I got the Coleman back from the printers and found time to start painting them. As I saw pictures with green versions, this solved my probelm, that I had no yellow.
So I got them in green and I believe they do not look that bad.


Coleman in 1/144 by Bunkerman by Shapeways

two Colemans fresh from the printer


back rear view

1/144 Coleman tug taxi

Coleman on my small 1/144 airfield



1/144 Coleman
green painted they look much better than white






Her is the link if you like the design and want to purchase one of them. Coleman tug taxi






Coleman MB-4 tug tractor for US-Air Force in 1/144 part II

 Meanwhile I got the Coleman back from the printers and found time to start painting them. As I saw pictures with green versions, this solved my probelm, that I had no yellow.
So I got them in green and I believe they do not look that bad.


Coleman in 1/144 by Bunkerman by Shapeways

two Colemans fresh from the printer

back rear view

1/144 Coleman tug taxi

Coleman on my small 1/144 airfield



1/144 Coleman
green painted they look much better than white