A page devoted to, well, odds & ends. You never know what you may find here…
We recently moved to a new house and I have finally (almost) finished setting up my home office, the epicenter of the vast Battle Born Books & Consulting global empire. Here are a few images of my new digs and some of my colleagues.
You’ll never know what you’ll find on eBay…
Recently offered on eBay, this mock-up of a Sd.Kfz. 221 looks pretty convincing. Sorry, but the listing has since disappeared. Not sure I had a suitcase big enough to hold the 50,000 Euro asking price.
Living History: Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung “Großdeutschland”
Neil Barlow is a reenactor associated with Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung “Großdeutschland” living-history group in the UK. The lads recently had a meet and here are some images, including some taken with a book that is unfamiliar to me. 🙂
Should you wish to see more of the group, here is a link to its web site:
If you don’t want girly-man backgrounds on your computer, here are some images of modern armor that make great wallpapers.
IPMS – Kansas City
A few years back, while still a part of JJ Fedorowicz Publishing, Mike Olive and I attended the International Plastic Modeler’s Society’s national event at Kansas City MO. It was great fun, and the time, effort, patience and skill that went into the model entries was simply outstanding. Here are some of the standouts!
Collection Items & Displays Past
I had this 1st-pattern officer wrap for some time, before eventually selling it to raise capital for another collectible…
Field Gray Panzerpionier Wrap
Among the rarest wraps I have ever seen was for that of a Panzerpionier. It surfaced in Germany (apparently, an attic find) and appeared to be “untouched,” although much of the insignia seemed to be field made. The tunic eventually sold for an astronomical amount of money to an unknown collector and has not been seen since. (Images originally supplied by Jim Haley and Steve Androsko)
I am not sure anymore whether the images, document and Wehrpaß below are attributed to the owner of the wrap above. Nonetheless, they are interesting in their own right because of the “homemade” soutache applied to the overseas cap.
While they are a thing of beauty to behold, you always want to try to avoid headache-inducing moments such as these.
Tiger on the Prowl
While no where near the perfection of Dirk Caltrider’s Panther model, I did enjoy my first foray into plastic modeling in more than 30 years with this 1/6 scale Tiger I.