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Old 03-30-2020, 11:01 AM   #7
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Re: Project - Wehrmacht horsepower - Field kitchen

G'day all,

Just a quick update on the German field kitchen (which I've found out was produced by 'Toy Models'). Equally important to the field kitchen was the way in which it was moved around the battlefield and though it could be mounted on a truck, railcar or towed behind a vehicle, the purpose-built way of mobility was via its Vorderwagen (front car or limber). Made of wood (like most German wagons/carts of the period), the limber also contained the wherewithal of cooking ingredients - either stowed on its outer racks or under the its hinged bench seat in storage compartments.

Given the models are all-metal and sparse on detail, I had to detail and weather the wear/tear of the wood and add some of the smaller components in order to give it the required sparkle (pins in the wheel hubs, chains, axe and shovel brackets, metallic rims, whip holder). Decking the racks with the food containers (the large feldkuche normally came with six of these 'Speisentrager), fodder for the horses, buckets, water jerries, foodstuffs and pers gear.

Now onto the field kitchen itself. Enjoy, Steve
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