Saturday, 30 May 2015
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
The set is from the Perry Miniatures's wonderful AWI range. It comes as you see it here with two horses, a kind of limber, a 6pdr gun and a driver. It's a nice detailed kit without too much trumpery.
Anyway during the next days I'll show you a Dark Age pit house I finished and a pair of peelers I started recently as a small recovery from soldiers.
Saturday, 23 May 2015
Finally my week at the seaside is over and I'm going home. Wonderful Mrs Monty and the girls will stay a couple of further days here with my parents in law who'll arrive this afternoon but somehow I'm not willing to share this hellish experience. Anyway thus I'm able to make two new experiences: Using ny cellphone to write a blog post and taking a five hour journey by train.
The first one is rather uncomfortable but the second one started well. I'm prepared with some food dear Mrs Monty gave me and Brendan Simms's book about the 2nd KGL rifles at La Hay Sainte. Additionally we're on time momentarily and so I'm optimistic for my further journey.
Friday, 22 May 2015
|Bridge, superstructure and bow gun turret. A gentle 127mm artillery piece inside.|
|Launch installation for anti-aircraft missiles as well as anti-ship missiles (Harpoon).|
|The combat information center.|
|The radio room.|
|Twin mounted 40mm L/70 Breda 1958/II AA gun used on different frigate, destroyer and replenishment ship classes|
|RBU-6000 depth*charge launcher used by the Sowjet Navy and GDR Volksmarine|
|100mm L/50 gun turret used on Köln class frigates and Hamburg class destroyers|
|Type 131.423 small torpedo-speedboat on duty from 1976 until 1989|
|Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz - Father of Imperial Germany's armament|
|Uniform of a general-adjutant to Kaiser Wilhelm II.|
|Heavy cruiser Scharnhorst, 1907 - 1914|
|Battleship Bismarck, 1940 - 1941|
|Really large models there...|
|U 139 'Kapitänleutnant Schwieger', 1918|
|1:100 scale model|
|Replica of SMS Emden's bell. The original is in the Australian War Museum in Canbarra.|
Anyway tomorrow I'll head home with a couple of bees in the bonnet. After this day in Wilhelmshaven the idea of 1/1200 naval battles is floating around my head. Maybe this becomes the next side side side project...
Saturday, 16 May 2015
|Viktoria and me inspecting the beach... No invasion this time. ;-)|