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West German M-48

Posted by panzerman825 on 07 Jan 2021, 09:19

Back again Guys with another plague build. This was for a Youtube group build....NATO vs Warsaw Pact. Added details to the tank and altered/added to the figures. Comments. questions, and constructive criticism welcomed. Thanks. Bill

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Posted by Wiking on 07 Jan 2021, 15:33

Y- voyages on the road !

Very nice done and an unexpected work from you.
Figures are nice painted too.

The important questions in this army I do my 12 months duty are:
How long does it takes to the NATO Pause ( 9.30 am start) ?
How many can of beer fit in a Leopard gun ?

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jan 2021, 16:47

And what is insíde the caramel pudding...
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Posted by tullo on 07 Jan 2021, 17:12

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :-D :thumbup:
very good
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 Jan 2021, 17:16

We don't see a lot of stuff from the early cold war period on this forum. Nice change of pace and well done. In what year is the scene your dio is depicting?
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Posted by Ben90 on 07 Jan 2021, 23:18

Great diorama. Figures and tank are wonderfully painted and I really like the groundwork!
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Posted by panzerman825 on 10 Jan 2021, 14:06

Much apprecied fellow hobbyists.
@ Wiking, thanks. Since you served in the West German army, I'm honored by your mirth and candor.
@Mabo, caramel pudding???
@tullo, thank you. Glad you like it.
@Bluefalchion, thanks. Yes, more modern subjects are a rarity for me. It's nice to try new stuff. The time frame is 1984 Reforger exercises.
@Ben90, thanks. I had fun making the base. Particularly the autobahn and Augsburg signs.

I really like the supportive atmosphere here in the forum.
Bill
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 10 Jan 2021, 14:39

One of the questions during my service time in the Bundeswehr was......can you survive canned corned beef that was produced over 10 years ago? And.....did I loose any part of my rifle in field for it was produced at the time my father was an teenager?

Great work panzerman! A topic not seen very often . The tank looks superb.

Some details about the Bundeswehr uniform in the 80s....they didn´t have camo covers for the helmets, only nets as far as I know….and the sand coloured bags should have a olive green color. I think it is the hated "ABC-Tasche" with gas mask , poncho, gloves and the mysterious first aid kit with the special decontamination soap, that washes off your skin too.

Y-Tours, Wir buchen, Sie fluchen! (Y-Tours, we book it, you curse it).
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Posted by GumSmith on 11 Jan 2021, 17:52

Hi Bill,
Thomas is right with bag and webbing, it was NATO olive, like the uniform and helmet. Older Seargent wear washed out uniforms which look green-gray more than olive.
But i had an camo cover for my helmet, it was worn by some soldiers which happily organized it on some dark channels. I got mine from a soldier leaving our company because end of his service. And when i left in 1989 i gave mine to another soldier that just started his tour. It was made of some old uniform stuf from early times of german federal army.

Your Diorama is real excellent, M 48 looks like beeing in service for some years but maintenance was always done carefully . I like him a lot, real nice one. Jerry can on side is american type, not german. Maybe they use it for crws fuel - beer...
Figurels looks good, too. Well painted. Details are shown very good. Metal parts of their guns should be black metal, not so shiny.
Ground work looks natural, only that bushes / lil trees made of wire i don`t really like.

cheers Oke
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 12 Jan 2021, 10:42

You have achieved a fantastic diorama Bill. A very well balanced composition, great paintjob, wonderful scenery and amazing attention to detail. :love:

My best congratulations. :yeah:

Santi.
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Posted by Peter on 13 Jan 2021, 17:55

Wonderfull work! Love that tank. Very good work on the details.

Which figures did you use? Preiser, Atlantic.......???????
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 15 Jan 2021, 19:11

Peter wrote:...Which figures did you use? Preiser, Atlantic.......???????

I think the figures come from Esci set 241 (NATO troops). ;-)

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Posted by Peter on 16 Jan 2021, 09:37

Santi Pérez wrote:I think the figures come from Esci set 241 (NATO troops). ;-)

Santi.

You are right Santi. I wasn't thinking on those figures! ;-) :thumbup:
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