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A lot has happened since I last posted. I got promoted and now work nights, 9pm to 7am four days a week. It's been an adventure but I do get time to build.
This is the Tamiya kit which from the box most closely resembles a Tiger from sPzAbt 504. The Bovington Tiger was from that battalion so that's what I will be building here.
All the cables I made from copper wire twisted in a cordless drill. Fittings are Eduard PE. White styrene is scratchbuilt pieces seen on references of #131.
I will be using my Tamiya paint mixes for this.
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I'm a french historian who work on the second world war subject since 10 years. I'm specialized about culture of war, doctrines & operations on the western front. My first book, Liberty roads, the american logistics in France & Germany 1944-1945, Histoire & collections was published for the D-Day memorial day. I live near Rouen, Normandy, France.
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My name is Mike and I live in Snohomish, Washington. My father was a 1st Lieutenant in Hq Battery of the 243rd Field Artillery Battalion (8 inch gun) in Patton's Third US Army. I'm researching his war and the battalion's part in the bigger picture. I am fortunate that a history of the 243rd was privately published in 1946 as Battle Diary; The Story of The 243rd Field Artillery Battalion in Combat. It is a compilation of diaries kept by a few officers. I was also fortunate to meet several of the veterans and talk with them when I began attending their annual reunions in 2005. I have copies of all [attachment=195623:Mike and 8 inch gun.jpg]the battalions records from the National Archives in College Park, Md. I'm also identifying the possibilities of other documents that may be stored there or in the National Records in St. Louis. My dad's personnel files were destroyed in the 1973 fire, but I understand there may be other records of interest.
I hope to get some pointers on doing such resource and other valuable knowledge from members of the forum.
I am looking for any bit of information on Chinese soldiers fighting in the Wehrmacht. The only solid pieces of info are that, they were either volunteers or captured by the Red Army, they fought in the Wehrmacht because they saw communism as the real enemy, and the fought in the eastern front in 1942-43 and then pulled off the lines and were relocate to Normandy for protection along the Atlantic wall. I am hoping to find some info on them because I would like to reenact as one of their soldiers. Thanks for any bit of info.
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A rare, well-preserved German World War II bomber has been found in Croatia’s central Adriatic more than seven decades after it was shot down, the national conservation institute said. The wreckage of the Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (Sturzkampfflugzeug) ‘dive bomber’ was discovered not far from the southern coast of the island of Zirje.
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Achtung Stuka! Rare German WWII bomber discovered off the coast of Croatia
Panzercommander - 07 Oct 2014 10:00 AM