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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 11-29-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: Next project: Heeresfeldwagen HF.1

That is superb skill and craftsmanship...can't wait to see the final result of this build. Thanks for sharing, Steve
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-26-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: My Kelly's Heroes Figures

In regards to ThomasWJ's comment above, actor Lee Van Cleef's missing top-half of one of his digits is very prominent (on his gun hand) in the equally classic Eastwood movie 'The Good, the Bad and...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-25-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: My Kelly's Heroes Figures

Classic movie characters classically rendered...great work though I now have an itch to veg on the lounge with some wine and cheese and watch it...woof, woof...that's my other dog impersonation. Steve
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-19-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - Advance to contact, Papua November 1942

Thanks muchly all for the very kind comments. Yes, the Australians are near and dear to my heart for various reasons and their exploits in the Pacific largely over-shadowed by those of the U.S. (note...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-19-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - ACHTUNG JABO!!!

Finally, this brings a close to my efforts for ScaleACT 2018. Next year - the Russians and the Germans on the Eastern Front and a couple of smaller scenes featuring the paras of the U.S. 101st...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-19-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - ACHTUNG JABO!!!

The 'wall of steel' philosophy I chose to illustrate with a 'side-note' table covering the development of German light flak and featured DML's single-barrel Flak 38, DML/CHE Flak 38/103 and Twisty...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-19-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - ACHTUNG JABO!!!

Whilst the Luftwaffe's main flakartillerie role was in-defence of its airfields and of the Reich (including installations of importance in the occupied countries), they found themselves stretched in...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-19-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - ACHTUNG JABO!!!

Invariably, by this time of the war, the number of crew required for the Flak38 Vierling was often reduced to 6-7 (from the nominal 9) particularly with the introduction of a better sighting system...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-19-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - ACHTUNG JABO!!!

The scratch-build generator (a Maschinensatz 85V, 8kW used to supply power to the smaller searchlight such as the Sw.36) was to be simply a rectangular box with a zeltbahn and netting over it with a...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-19-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - ACHTUNG JABO!!!

The drama of the scene is that an attacking Allied fighter bomber has been spotted as the resupply vehicle unloads food and stores. The detachment commander (a sergeant) shouts the air threat out to...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-19-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By SteveKrieg
ScaleACT2018 - ACHTUNG JABO!!!

For my next trick...


G'day all,


The second diorama that I installed at the annual ScaleACT here in Canberra was the wherewithal of models/figures/bits & pieces collected to represent a...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-14-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - Advance to contact, Papua November 1942

Finally, the Australian variant of the British 'Brodie' pattern helmet (the Mk.II) was rimless and though the famous 'slouch' hat was a more common piece of headwear worn by the Australians (before...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-14-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - Advance to contact, Papua November 1942

The final batch. By the way, the British No.36 'Mills Bomb' was the main type of hand grenade carried. With a Beratol filling (denoted by the light green band paint mid-drift), the No.36 was the most...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-14-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - Advance to contact, Papua November 1942

Given the realities behind depleted infantry sections, I desired to illustrate a section a full strength in order to show the weapons use at that level. The predominant type being the stalward...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-14-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: ScaleACT2018 - Advance to contact, Papua November 1942

Additionally, other than keeping the manufacturers of plastic tropical fish tank plants in business, I used garden soil for the diorama base. The Australian and Japanese uniforms were weathered...
Forum: Ground Pounders 11-14-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By SteveKrieg
ScaleACT2018 - Advance to contact, Papua November 1942

G'day all,


Has been awhile however, last weekend, I was able to put in two of the big three dioramas that I had planned for the annual model show here in Canberra (in the land 'down under' -...
Forum: Ground Pounders 10-15-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: Project 'ACHTUNG JABO' - NSU Kettentrad

Cheers Fred, I'm also looking forward to seeing this all come together and pics of the diorama in-total are to follow within four weeks. Steve
Forum: Ground Pounders 10-15-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: Re-enactment 'The Island'. Heteren, Holland

Great to see XXX Corps back in action (thought not forgetting the other two corps of British 2nd Army that provided the flanks to the Operation). 'MARKET GARDEN'...one of my favourite campaigns of...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 10-15-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: Japanese army type 94 super light armored vehicle

They are simply beautiful examples of a tank that I've never seen in 1/6th before and one of WW2's lesser known tanks (tankettes)...would look amazing as part of a diorama or with crew...simply grand...
Forum: Ground Pounders 10-13-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: Project 'ACHTUNG JABO' - NSU Kettentrad

I forgot to add, for the diorama and especially due to the interior detailing, I've decided to display this model (as part of the scene) in two alternative ways throughout the two days of display -...
Forum: Ground Pounders 10-13-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By SteveKrieg
Project 'ACHTUNG JABO' - NSU Kettentrad

G'day all,


Just a quick update to the 'ACHTUNG JABO' diorama planned for this year annual model show here in Canberra. I decided from the very get-go of this year's plan to incorporate a...
Forum: Ground Pounders 10-07-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: 4th Armored Division - Germany - March 1945

That background scenery really adds to the foreground diorama and provides great depth. Awesome, thanks for sharing. Steve
Forum: Ground Pounders 08-28-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: 'ACHTUNG JABO!!!'- Flak 38 Vierling and its wherewithal

More to my last...I forgot the fifth 'S...Shape...another detractor to cam and concealment if not taken into consideration. Cheers, Steve
Forum: Ground Pounders 08-28-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: 'ACHTUNG JABO!!!'- Flak 38 Vierling and its wherewithal

G'day all,


Firstly, thank you all very much for the kind comments, with no pun intended...I aim to please.


Just a quick amendment to the earlier pics on this post. I was never really...
Forum: Ground Pounders 08-23-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By SteveKrieg
Re: 'ACHTUNG JABO!!!'- Flak 38 Vierling and its wherewithal

Finally, just some details regarding the wherewithal. The MG box with the two small oil cans was scratch-built and detailed in accordance with examples found in the WWP volume on the Flak 30 & 38 In...
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