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Monday, September 23, 2019

In combat with a gas mask ...

WW1 French soldiers wearing gas masks (Durso, Belgium) in combat. The Renault FT 17 wind up tank (Victor Bonnet, France) supporting the attack. Terrain is my own DIY creation ...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Different models of WW2 German Wehrmacht vehicles presented at Guernsey German Occupation Museum.

Different models of WW2 German Wehrmacht vehicles presented at Guernsey German Occupation Museum.

Krupp Protze Kfz 70 truck,Sd.Kfz. 8 artillery tractor  and the German military band bus (Dennis Falcon No 11 bus was commandeered for the German military band during the Guernsey occupation ).
Renault FT 17 tank captured by Germans - Beutepanzer

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WW1 French Offensive : En avant !

This WW1 French offensive is led by the tinplate VeBe Tank (Victor Bonnet) produced in France (30s).
The attack is also supported by early  Durso composite soldiers from Belgium (30s). The tank's clockwork works really well !

Saturday, July 6, 2019

WW2 toys presented at Guernsey German Occupation Museum

WW2 toys presented at Guernsey German Occupation Museum

Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler and Rudolf Hess (Elastolin and Lineol 1930s)
Toy soldiers made from scrap lead heated and cast in moulds, sold to islanders at Baker's bazar in the Pollet.

Monday, June 24, 2019

DDR Tank model T-54 Tank model of the Soviet T-54 with cable remote control

Tank model T-54 Tank model of the Soviet T-54 with cable remote control (Bakelite housing) . The model is battery operated and has a wooden  cannon.

Please see more the tank photos from the DDR Berlin museum:

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Wooden Soviet T-34 tank

This plywood T-34 tank was made from the Quay T 34 Woodcraft Construction Kit. It looks too big for 1/32 soldiers.. But it'd be ok for 1/24...

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Panzer I tanks moving through a forest..

The photographed Panzer I tanks are the GAMA No.60 tanks (produced in 30s). The German armored corps officers are made by Elastolin, Lineol, Durolin and Blue-Box. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

North African Campaign

The German Afrika Korps—commanded by Erwin Rommel, who later became known as "The Desert Fox"—was dispatched to North Africa in February 1941 during Operation Sonnenblume to reinforce Italian forces in order to prevent a complete Axis defeat. A fluctuating series of battles for control of Libya and regions of Egypt followed, reaching a climax in the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942 when British Commonwealth forces under the command of Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery inflicted a decisive defeat on Rommel's Afrika Korps and forced its remnants into Tunisia. After the Anglo-American landings (Operation Torch) in North-West Africa in November 1942, and subsequent battles against Vichy France forces (who then changed sides), the Allies encircled several hundred thousand German and Italian personnel in northern Tunisia and finally forced their surrender in May 1943. The Rommel figure is produced by Blue-box in 2000s. The tank is made by Tippco in 30s. The tank crew is made by Elastolin in 30s.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Erwin Rommel tests the Goliath tracked mine ...

Erwin Rommel was a highly decorated officer in World War I and was awarded the Pour le Mérite for his actions on the Italian Front. In 1937 he published his classic book on military tactics, Infantry Attacks, drawing on his experiences from World War I. In World War II, he distinguished himself as the commander of the 7th Panzer Division during the 1940 invasion of France.
The Goliath tracked mine (Leichter Ladungsträger Goliath) - Goliath Light Charge Carrier was a name given to two German Unmanned ground vehicles, disposable demolition vehicles, used during World War II. These were the electrically powered Sd.Kfz. 302 and the petrol-engine powered Sd.Kfz. 303a and 303b. On my photos you can see the windup tank T56 made by GAMA in 30s. The Erwin Rommel figure is made by Blue-Box in 2000s.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Wehrmacht Panzer division of 1930s.

The post-World War I Treaty of Versailles of 1919 prohibited the design, manufacture and deployment of tanks within the Reichswehr. When Imperial Germany fell to the Allies, the victors pushed for severe restrictions on the country's war-making capabilities and Germany took the brunt of the blame to the west and was forced into signing the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919. Limitations for the land army included a 100,000-strong infantry army, absolutely no tanks of any kind and just a few armored vehicles for spot duty. The German Army became a shell of its former self. Paragraph Twenty-four of the treaty provided for a 100,000-mark fine and imprisonment of up to six months for anybody who "[manufactured] armored vehicles, tanks or similar machines, which may be turned to military use". In 1931 the German General Staff accepted a plan for two types of tank, a medium tank with a 75 mm gun and a lighter vehicle with a 37 mm gun. While design and then construction work was carried out, the German army used a variety of light tanks based on the British Carden Loyd tankette chassis. The early tanks were code-named Landwirtschaftlicher Schlepper (La S, "agricultural hauler"), a designation that lasted until 1938. The first of these light tanks ran in early 1934. It was a five-ton Krupp design which was dubbed the LKA1. The new government approved an initial order for 150 in 1934 as the 1A La S Krupp. Around 1500 of these light tanks were built. Today I am sharing pictures of the T58 toy tank produced by GAMA in 30s. This tank reminds me the Czech tank LT vz. 34. The Panzertruppen soldiers are made by Elastolin in 30s as well.
Czechoslovak tank LT-35