martedì 14 maggio 2013

OTTO CARIUS Tiger Tank 1/35 scale by Guglielmo Patane'

One of my Favourite Tanks to Build is the Famous Tiger Tank
here I have built Otto Carius Tiger Tank 127
The Tiger tank was possibly the most famous tank of World War 2 The German Tiger Tank was introduced in August 1942 and was at that time the most powerful tank in the world. The success of the Tiger was so profound, that no allied tank dared to engage it in open combat. This psychological fear soon became to be known as "Tigerphobia".
Oberleutnant Otto Carius (born 27 May 1922)
 was a German Wehrmacht German Army (1935–1945) tank commander during World War II and is credited with destroying more than 150 tanks. He is also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves were awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Carius had been drafted twice before, but sent home as "Not fit for service at present underweight!". But in May 1940, Carius was finally drafted into the 104th Infantry Replacement Battalion. Following training, he volunteered for the Panzer Corps. Carius learned the fundamentals of tank warfare at Putlos in Holstein as a member of the 7th Panzer Replacement Battalion.
His unit was integrated into the newly formed 21st Panzer Regiment and in June 1941 was sent to East Prussia. He experienced his first battle as a loader in a Panzer 38(t) during Operation Barbarossa in late June 1941. It was during this operation that Carius suffered wounds from a round that struck his tank.
In 1943, Carius transferred to the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502 (502 heavy tank battalion). This unit fought at the Leningrad front and then in the area of Narva, Estonia (Battle of Narva). Carius was severely wounded on July 24 1944 while reconnoitering a village on a motorcycle ahead of his tanks. Until that day, he was unofficially running the 2nd company of 502nd; however, he officially became the commander of 2nd company on the same day he was shot through the leg, arm, 4 bullets in the back and one through the neck. He subsequently became the commander of a Jagdtiger company of the 512th Heavy Antitank Battalion (schwere Panzerjägerabteilung) in the West at the beginning of 1945. On 8 March 1945, without finishing its training, 2nd company was directed to the front line near Siegburg. It then took part in the defense of the River Rhine and eventually surrendered to the US Army on 15 April 1945.

WWII began with a metallic roar as the German Blitzkrieg raced across Europe, spearheaded by the most dreaded weapon of the 20th century: the Panzer. No German tank better represents that thundering power than the infamous Tiger, and Otto Carius was one of the most successful commanders to ever take a Tiger into battle, destroying well over 150 enemy tanks during his incredible career.

A Tamiya kit No.202 1/35 Scale


1st the Assembly  of  the model and then the adding of the Zimmerit on the kit...

The roar as the German Blitzkrieg raced across Europe, spearheaded by the most dreaded weapon of the 20th century: the Panzer.
While the Tiger I was feared by many of its opponents, it was over-engineered, used expensive and labour intensive materials and production methods, and was time-consuming to produce. Only 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. The Tiger was prone to certain types of track failures and immobilizations, and limited in range by its huge fuel consumption. It was, however, generally mechanically reliable but expensive to maintain. It was also complicated to transport, and vulnerable to immobilization when mud, ice and snow froze between its overlapping and interleaved road wheels in winter weather conditions, often jamming them solid. In 1944, production was phased out in favour of the Tiger II.
This is my Version of the model Kit
 Tamiya no 202 1/35 Scale 
OTTO CARIUS " 127 " Tiger Tank


lunedì 19 dicembre 2011

Cassibile 1943 Sbarco in Sicilia Operazione Husky.

Di  Guglielmo Patane'
L'operazione Husky (colosso) fu la prima invasione alleata del suolo italiano che durante la seconda guerra mondiale permise, con l'utilizzo di sette divisioni di fanteria (tre britanniche, tre statunitensi e una canadese) l'inizio della campagna d'Italia. L'operazione Husky costituì una delle più grandi azioni navali mai realizzate fino ad allora. Le grandi unità impegnate appartenevano alla 7ª Armata USA al comando del generale George S. Patton, e l'8ª Armata britannica al comando del generale Bernard Law Montgomery, riunite nel 15º Gruppo di Armate, sotto la responsabilità del generale inglese Harold Alexander.
La campagna ebbe inizio con lo sbarco in Sicilia (a Licata, tra Gela e Scoglitti e tra Pachino e Siracusa) delle forze alleate, tra il 9 e il 10 luglio 1943, a cui presero parte circa 160 000 uomini.

How it all began the creation :
The base made of the top of a vine box the walls just wood blocks glued together and the arch made of cardboard no measurements taken just a black and white photo for reference.
E'comincio cosi l'aventura del mio Diorama ..Lo Sherman semi finito

Tutto a base di legno e cartone con misure prese ad'occhio e una foto come referenze

Inizia a prendere forma

Primo colpo di PRIMER per sottofondo e base pittura

Primi ritocchi e'collauto carro

Seconda tonalita colore scuro per un inizio base dei colori

Terza tonalita colore marrone

Oggi 03/02/2011 come'il monumento...

Fase colorazzione con colori Tamiya e Vallejo

le pietre che si vedono in queste foto sono state rimosse nelle fasi finali della costruzzione ragazi ,notate che nelle ultime foto con carro non si vedono pietre sporgenti.... anche a me dava la presenza di Oggi e' no del Passato

Foto furi alla luce del sole per vedere la colorazzione prima della fase finale

Il nostro sherman in prova con carristi e'proviste pronto per pitturare

Sherma completo e' pitturato pronto da posizzionare al diorama

Inizio assemblaggio del 8th Army e'ufficiale military police

ecco qui the 8th army pronti per il diorama

Cassibile 1943 il Diorama


E con queste ultime foto dopo gli ultimi cambiamenti nelle mura concludo il montaggio finale del diorama .

Allora che ne pensate....?

The Original Black & White Photo

The Diorama Black &White photos using ( Photo shop help) 

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Cassibile 1943 Sbarco in Sicilia Operazione Husky.