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Old 03-26-2007, 12:49 PM
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Potatoe Service - Küchendienst

A new idea came when I got an ammunition box (MG34). Because I have since monthes a quiet good drive in case of making and painting one or two figures, I decided to use old equipment parts as bases for groups or single figures.

I called this new line "Historic-based dioramas".

Here U can see one of these vignettes - the "Küchendienst" (Potatoe Service ) - some figures on an original 1943 mess kit.











In this line now are finished
  • Der Putzfleck (a single sitting figure, sewing his captains jacket - based on a silk-thread box (1939))
  • Have a light? - Hast Du mal Feuer? - A tankman giving fire to an infantry man - based IN an old cigarette box - 1942)
  • Das Verwundetennest - First aid for woundeds - 2 wounded soldiers and 2 medics - based on a tin-box used for injections)
  • September 1939 - a 10-men-group of infantry marching - based on a ammunition box for MG34
  • Auf Streife - Patrol - 2 MP with dogs - based on an old torch - 1942)

I hope U enjoy it.

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Old 03-26-2007, 12:57 PM
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Fantastic original idea Personally I couldn't bear to use an original equipment for a dio. But I like what you have done except where are the potato skins?

Could we see the rest of the Historic based dio series as well?

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WOW! Looks very nice and it's a really original idea!
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:19 PM
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The potatoe skins (made from cigarette tobacco) are on the ground between the feet of the 2 tankmen.

I try to get these equipment parts for small money on flea-markets in Munich and than I use them for these vignettes.

The folks at Oberschleißheim (most important model exhibition in southern Germany) were keen.

The vignette "Have a light?" U can see on my website in the chapter http://www.dioramix-worx.com/HistoricSites/Feuer.html but I will make new and better photos to show it here and on dioramix-worx.
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i remember "have a light" ... i wanted to pull out a cigarette out of curiosity and asked your wife if i could have one but ann told me you glued them in place ... was a clever move of you!

and i am anxiously looking forward for the "vins d'alsace" pictures ... still my favorite dio i already watched it several times and can't get enough of it!

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Very interesting and nice! Anyway, the right translation for "Kuchedienst" should be "Kitchen division"; "Potato service" should sound lie "Kartoffenabteilung" (I don't speak German, but I know a few words, above all those concerning WW2 militaria)!
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Ah, nice base! What kit is it? Tamiya?
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:12 PM
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I took the English version "Potatoe service" as a joke, because every soldier who had only 1 day to work in the kitchen knows that he had to peel tons of potatoes. )

@James - the figures? One is Jaguar (infantry man), the other a selfmade. The cigarette box I bought on the flea-market, the cigarettes are my last cigars (I stopped smoking after 30 years of tobacco on 14th january ) , wrapped in WWII-cigarette paper.

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Interesting idea, I do agree with Laz, no way I would use an original piece of equipment for a base. Maybe with a replica. But come on I wanna see who is man enough to build a diorama on a Teller Mine.

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Old 03-26-2007, 02:47 PM
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David, because I am not a real collector of those equipment parts my heart does not break in two when I use them as a base.

But now U gave me a new and great idea - a group of mine detectors based on a T-mine.: D
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