Thursday, 9 June 2016

Aus F joint recovery (Vol3)

Not strictly a Barbarossa thing, the image on p16 in Vol3 shows the recovery of an Ausf F teetering on the edge of a collapsing wooden Engineer's bridge.

This new image show the view from the other side of the bridge and reveals that the balancing Ausf F is actually suspended from both side by three sister Fs


All vehicles have extra 20lt fuel drums for a long march.The images is most probably from early 1942, although the location is unclear.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

genesis of iii/PzRgt 27 ?

At the last minute before publication of the PzRgt 27 book I made a connection that had been sitting on my desktop for a while in the ??? folder. As with all pieces when they finally fall in to place the connections seems obvious now. 

I had a number of images that show vehicles in what looks like a training situation with very large turret numbers. One of the source had described them as "PzLehr" and they all appeared to be taken during exercises.




Initially I had thought these were an early manifestation of PzRgt25 - 7th PzDiv. However, the style and size of the numbers didn't quite fit. When I found out that PzRgt 27 had been constructed from three Panzer Erstaz Abteilung (reserve/training battalion) the connection to the large numbers seen on 9th K PzIVs and possible "PzLehr" was made.

 The style of digit matches theirs. This would make the images above images from PzErtzAbt 10 as this was where PzRgt 27's third Battalion sourced their vehicles. Certainly the PzIVs, PzIIs & PzIs as no PzIIIs went to PzRgt 27. These images probably date from mid - late 1940 prior to the new Regiment's formation on the 1st Oct.

Finally PzRgt 27 supplement is uploaded

After sitting gone the back burner for over the year I have finally got round to focussing on this book.
 

   

   

   

   

   

   

     

   

 


19th PzDiv 1941 A study of PzRgt 27 PzKpfw IVs during Operation Barbarossa by from the collection of 8wheels-good

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This third Supplementary edition to the "PzKpfwIV at the front" series follows on from the information in "Barbarossa stowage" that identified unit specific stowage styles. The book takes a close up look at the PzIVs deployed specifically in PzRgt 27 during the fighting in 1941, looking in depth at the style of markings and stowage used by its three different medium Kompanies. There are 90 pages that include 89 period black & white photographs, many published for the first time and often showing the same vehicle from different angles.

It concludes with a 6 page section on modelling a 1/35 PzIV from the 6th Kompanie. This section includes 15 full colour photos (more below) that show the building and correcting of Dragon's PzIV Ausf E VorPz kit.



Sunday, 28 December 2014

19th PzDiv colour image

I came across this colour slide on ebay but was out bid


Unfortunately the colour is pretty washed out but there is enough detail visible to make out a 6th Kompanie vehicle

Sunday, 24 August 2014

PzRgt 33 in colour

Some more stunning colour slide from pix past.com This site is a very interesting place to visit.

These photos show Ausf ES from 9th PzDiv, PzRgt33 undergoing maintenance at a front line workshop. PzIVs are from both the 3rd & 6th Komamies, 634 has already been seen on page 68 & 69 of Barbarossa stowage.




Tuesday, 12 August 2014

AFV review of Update


There is brief review of Update No2, the first update concerning info related to the "Barbarossa stowage" supplement.


Once again a very positive endorsement of the project and process from this well regarded magazine. Even though they got my name wrong :(


Thursday, 1 May 2014

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

PzRgt 27 - supplement on the verge

With the turret decals sorted and the weathering started the model is now 90% finished and with a few extra photos coming to me in the post, hopefully I can get this book finished in the next week or so.




just the ISBN to sort and it will be available

Friday, 14 February 2014

PzRgt 27 - supplement model

Finally managed to put some time aside to get the main paint job done; overall dark wash applied, some light chipping and basic details picked out. A bit of attention with some filters will break up the overall grey before weathering is added.



Some decals are on but I need to work out how to source or create the distinctive turret numbers of 6th Kompanie, PzRgt 27, as I have been unable to find anything that replicates the 6. I'm not confident enough to attempt a hand painted job so I have bought some DIY white decal paper. Some experimentation with that is next on the horizon.


Monday, 16 September 2013

19th PzDiv - PzRgt 27 supplementary volume nearly ready.

The content is complete, a model is made to illustrate the stowage. It would be nice to see this painted so this is the only thing holding the project back from publishing.

This supplementary edition will revert back to the original format, with most pages having one large image and some double page spreads. It covers the three Kompanien of PzIVs within PzRgt 27, looking at their stowage and markings in detail. To help with this I have tried to gather different views of the same vehicle or location where ever possible. I have had help with some of this background from Dennis de Zwart who is writing his own much more in depth book on the whole Division. Here is a link to his website: http://www.19panzerdivision.de




Contents:
Brief unit history with leaders and battle locations listed

  • Intro including background & images of training exercises prior to Barbarossa
  • 3 chapters, one covering each Kompanie
  • 10 double page spreads
  • 9 of the vehicles are illustrated by more than a single image
  • 69 photographs in total
  • The usual appendix of photo rears
  • A modelling section following the conversion of a  1/35 Ausf E in to a 6th K vehicle.



I'm cleaning out the airbrush in preparation for some late evenings this week.