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.

Sonntag, 19. März 2017

WIP on my bench

I just got some new stuff back from Shapeways and try to find the time to paint everything.
So meanwhile here are some first shots of what is coming next.


Mercedes LF8 as fire engine and as radio truck

here the difference between fire engine and radio version

tank train German Jägerwagen / Hunter car, now with correct dimensions

Faun L 900 in the version as horse transporter with trailer

now the set is complete, Faun L 900 with Sonderanhänger 115

Würzburg radar on fixed platform

2 cm Flak (Vierlingsflak with and without protection shield


Flak in field fortification


painting still ongoining


Crossing the bridge diorama on German K-Gerät

Some years ago I had to chance to get some damaged dioramas from a seller on Ebay.
While I designed a very unknown German bridge building system (check for K-Gerät), very similar to the British Bailey bridge, I remembered these old dioramas. With some changes I continue now the old topic, but instead of crossing the river on a Bailey bridge, The Germans cross the river now on their own engineer bridge.

German tanks on K-Gerät

River crossing German tanks

top view river crossing diorama

tanks on the go

K-Gerät

Faun and Panzer I with tank trailer on bridge

two Panzer I on Faun tank transporter

Faun L 900 front view


Mittwoch, 8. März 2017

some small updates from my 1/144 world

While I prepare my next and by the way the biggest order from Shapeways, I will give you some minor updates about some new stuff.

Würzburg Radar 

Würzburg Radar in open fortification

And here something I bought from a Shapeways Designer: in 1/144 Russian heavy Howitzer, as I know it from the Battle of Berlin.

Russian 203 mm Howitzer M1931 B-4

Russian 203 mm Howitzer M1931 B-4

Russian 203 mm Howitzer M1931 B-4


German Ambulance Peugeot DMA

Peugeot DMA als German Ambulance

Freitag, 24. Februar 2017

1/144 German Fire brigade on Mercedes Benz L1500 LF8 der Feuerschutzpolizei

It is done. I finalised y work on the German Mercedes Benz L1500. In general an easy one, until I realised that the roof was a real challenge. There the surface comes with a radius, goes over into a curve and ends on the window and on the door. As I hate curves and have to live with a poor imagination, it took a while.
Now I have the Fire brigade or as it is called in German LF 8 Löschfahrzeug. The interesting point is, that you can paint it in all colours. In green for the Feuerschutzstaffeln, in dark yellow for the airfields of the Luftwaffe or in grey for the Wehrmacht. Even white is possible as the German Red Cross used some after the war.
Besides the fire engine version I created the radio version.
And a premiere for me, I get it printed in two parts, so that you can paint the interior (meaning i added the seats, and even you could place a complete crew inside.
As soon as I get the first prototypes back from Shapeways, I will update the blog and will show you some pictures.



Mercedes Benz L1500 LF 8 Feuerschutzpolizei

back rear view Mercedes Benz L1500 

both Mercedes Benz L1500 versions

Mercedes Benz L1500 Radio Truck Wehrmacht


Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2017

1/144 Scammell Tank Transporter

Panzer Depot offers since last year the Scammell Tank transporter. So maybe the Scammell wrecker will come from Panzer Depot as well. Meanwhile I ordered two of them. A similar model you can buy from Graham Models and from http://arrowheadminiatures.co.uk/




and here to compare the old model from Graham Models: