Paper Panzer E-10

WWII tanks are very beautiful, especially the German ones. I like bricolage tanks (old or foreign tanks recycled for new roles with new armour and weapons) and late war tanks. Moreover there are so many project for future tanks that you can design your fictional tank of 1946 or 1947. These are called paper panzer because they existed only on paper.

The E series was the attempt to build a standardized series of tanks, from light ones to heavy ones. The E-10 was a jagdpanzer between 10 and 25 tons. I like its low profile and its flat top surface. I build even a E-10 panzer with a Leopard turret, just an historical extrapolation than a real project.

My tanks are resin models with late war colours and camouflage. They are in 1/56 scale because I wish to use them with 28mm soldiers. A King Tiger or a Maus tank could be just a little bigger for a table. If you want to play tanks in 28mm, a realistic table have to be big as a swimming pool.



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Sherman Firefly

I have miniatures stuffed inside all available space in my house. But here on this blog you can’t find them enough. So, after photos of vacations, conventions and playtests, something more oriented to the world of 28mm. These are my Sherman V, with two of them in Firefly version. Resin models and turnable turrets.





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Prague 2018: Pranks [part08]

These people have a weird humour. Here some examples. First thing, to put pinapple over a pizza.

Graphic rules. They want to dictate what you can or cannot do. In details.

This was in a cemetery. Is it useful to remind that inside is prohibited to inject drugs or to skate? And absolutely forbidden to destroy vegetation or tombs? However beware to transport suitcases inside a cemetery because it is normal that there are thieves ready to steal them.

How have fun during a universal exposition: deformed looking glasses. From their show in 1891 they saved this room and a small Eiffel tower replica.


How to put fun and realism inside your dioramas: wreckages, car crashes, animals at the large, death.






To end, how to use a window to start a war: 1618.

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Prague 2018: Lego Star Wars [part07]

I think that Lego Star Wars was the brand that resolved Lego financial problems years ago on the edge to be closed down. Now Lego is one of the biggest game industries in the world. Here some things that I found in Lego museums. A day will be great to play a Star Wars wargame with Lego pieces.










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Prague 2018: Lego [part06]

You can’t believe this but in Prague there are 3 Lego museums. In a place where museums only for tourist are usual, this couldn’t be so weird indeed. The first one is in the basement of a Lego store and it is narrow with a Lego history feel, the second one is in the basement of Hamleys and is an huge representation of historical buildings of Czech Republic, the third one is a little part of the railway modelling museum.



















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Prague 2018: Games [part05]

And now something less macabre: games in Prague. Here the Golem in the local Hamleys shop.

The communist version of Playmobil.

Playing chess with three people.

Game pieces and dice from Celtic times.

Under a building, instead of a car parking, you can find two storeys with railway model dioramas. More then huge. An hell of buildings and water strangulated by rails that go nowhere. The heaven for a railway modeller.







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Prague 2018: Chemical warfare [part04]

Another delicatessen from the Police Museum: an entire section on chemical warfare. Yes, Cold War was a real thing in these surroundings.








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Prague 2018: Firearms [part03]

A gate with a Soviet tank among partisans. Freedom from German rule, changed for a new rule. Near there is the Army Museum, closed for renovation. An excuse to visit again Prague in the next years. However we visited the Police Museum and it is amazing: weapons and stuff from Austrian Empire to modern times. Lots of firearms and uniforms.














And we met the paratroopers remembrance of the resistance of paratroopers in this church after the Heydrich ambush.

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