wehrmacht awards


Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Ken Jasper International Militaria Forums > Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present

Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present From West Germany through to the modern reunified German Republic.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 10-10-2013, 09:09 AM   #61
sparkchaser.
Member
 
sparkchaser.'s Avatar
 
sparkchaser. is offline
Join Date: May 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 51
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asbjoern View Post
At the moment I´m working on a second project in the stile of the "Andernach" book. This time it will contain 240 + pictures from private source ...again a mixture of uniform, vehicle and gear shots within the timeline 1956 to 1966

The primary selection of pictures is done, the german text is done and the basic english version is in progress.... so maybe it can be ready in 2014!


Jens
Looking forward to it.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-18-2014, 07:52 AM   #62
Asbjoern
Association Member
 
Asbjoern's Avatar
 
Asbjoern is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,337
Default

The next step is made ...

Herewith we proudly announce: Volume 2 of the Bundeswehr "picture-books"!!

The release is planned early in summer 2015 ...

... and the progress of work will be announced here for sure!

Jens


P.S.: For the non German readers - the headline reads "The Bundeswehr - about the Nato-goat and others" and refers to the nickname of the Ford 3to truck called goat becaus of its rural habits ...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg BW_2_Cover_Entwurf-5_3.jpg (178.4 KB, 199 views)
  Reply With Quote

Vol. 2
Old 11-18-2014, 09:21 AM   #63
ReinerMB42
Member
 
ReinerMB42 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 172
Default Vol. 2

Schön, da freue ich mich schon drauf! Der erste Band ist klasse, mach` bitte weiter so!!

Beste Grüße

Reiner
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-18-2014, 10:01 AM   #64
Gordon Craig
Moderator
 
Gordon Craig's Avatar
 
Gordon Craig is offline
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,716
Default

Jens,

Looking forward to this second volume.

Regards,

Gordon
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-25-2015, 10:58 AM   #65
Phoenix
New Member
 
Phoenix's Avatar
 
Phoenix is offline
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 13
Default

Gordon,
I am interested in locating color photos (preferably online) of 1950's Bundeswehr panzer crew uniforms. As a scale modeler, accuracy in details such as crew uniform color is very important to me and my fellow modelers.
Regards,
Steve
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-25-2015, 11:58 AM   #66
Gordon Craig
Moderator
 
Gordon Craig's Avatar
 
Gordon Craig is offline
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,716
Default

Steve,

Colour uniforms of the BW from that time period are rare. I'll see what I can come up with. Possibly something from my own collection.

Regards,

Gordon
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-25-2015, 01:05 PM   #67
Phoenix
New Member
 
Phoenix's Avatar
 
Phoenix is offline
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon Craig View Post
Steve,

Colour uniforms of the BW from that time period are rare. I'll see what I can come up with. Possibly something from my own collection.

Regards,ipmb

Gordon
Gordon,
Thanks - if you cannot find any examples in your collection, a guide to the colors, ie shirt= light grey / pants= dark grey would help. I am building a Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog as a German unit for my entry in my IPMS club project. My research has indicated that not only equipment but uniforms were supplied by the US Army.

How do I post images from my home computer - the program seems to want a web URL to post?

Thanks for your assistance or any other member of this thread in this project.

Regards
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-25-2015, 03:21 PM   #68
Gordon Craig
Moderator
 
Gordon Craig's Avatar
 
Gordon Craig is offline
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,716
Default

Steve,

There are two ways to post pictures. The easiest is to become a member at US$25.00 per year but you are probably not interested in that. The other way is to use a host.
The M41 was used in the BW from 1956 to qpprox 1966 so you would be looking at uniforms worn from 56 through 59. I helped a friend write a book on the early years of the BW and I will contact him re what would be the best colour for your uniforms.

Regards,

Gordon
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-25-2015, 06:26 PM   #69
Phoenix
New Member
 
Phoenix's Avatar
 
Phoenix is offline
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 13
Default

Gordon,
Thanks for your information. You are correct on the time frame I am interested in depicting.
Thanks for the information on the photos - was looking to be able to share photos when the M41 build is complete.
Look forward to what ever information you and your friend can provide.
Regards,
Steve
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-26-2015, 12:55 AM   #70
Asbjoern
Association Member
 
Asbjoern's Avatar
 
Asbjoern is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,337
Default

Steve,

let me jump in on this point ...

First thing is that the GErman Army used lots of stuff donated/sold by the US Army but within these purchases were no uniforms. Everything was "special", even stuff looking like US stuff (and even WWII GErman) was out of new German production...

Depending on my archives you have three possibilities to dress your crew

Timeframe 1956 to early 1957: The so called Arbeitsanzug (Working uniform), an olive drab HBT dress, often combined with the blue-grey shirt of the dress uniform. Headdress: The charcoal grey cap in the M43 stile or the olive green cap for the working dress.

Timeframe 1957 - 1960: The splinter camo battle dress in the infantery version was worn by all kinds of armoured crews too with an olive green field shirt worn beneath. Headgear: As before or - as seen in a educational film made 1957 - especially in the recce branch using the M41 - a charcoal grey side cap.

Timeframe 1960 - 1966: The armoured branch was now equipped with olive coveralls specially designed for tank crews, also they were given berets (with a hard inlay as protective cap or without for other duties)

And as the recce guys are always special the often wear a yello scarf ... or no issue boots ...

Colour pictures out of this era are more then rare, also they are most often faded / changed colour. The best way to get the colours is going through the uniform threads in this sections looking for modern pictures of the mentioned equipment ...

Regards,

JEns
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-26-2015, 06:59 AM   #71
Gordon Craig
Moderator
 
Gordon Craig's Avatar
 
Gordon Craig is offline
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,716
Default

Steve,

Jens has covered it well. Much better than I could have.

Regards,

Gordon
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-26-2015, 10:58 AM   #72
Phoenix
New Member
 
Phoenix's Avatar
 
Phoenix is offline
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 13
Default

Jens,
Thanks for the update, especially when broken down by time. You mentioned the "hard hat" beret - I have seen a photo of this head gear - looks like it would have been awkward to wear.

Was there a time when the US style leather helmet w/goggles would have been used by the armor troops? This is how the tank commander is molded.

Regards and thanks for the information and guidance.
Steve
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-11-2015, 10:57 AM   #73
Asbjoern
Association Member
 
Asbjoern's Avatar
 
Asbjoern is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,337
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asbjoern View Post
!

The release is planned early in summer 2015 ...

...
For all those wondering that I kept silence for some time ... another project of my publisher caused some technical problems so the release had to be pushed to a later date ... hopefully we cross the finishing line early next year.

The good thing about that is that I took the chance to add some new found pictures - even a nice colour photo of a splinter-dresses group - to the final selection.

So really fresh news will follow up sooner than later!

Jens
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-09-2016, 04:35 PM   #74
Asbjoern
Association Member
 
Asbjoern's Avatar
 
Asbjoern is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,337
Default

Finally the layout file grows and grows ... here a little teaser for volume 2 ...











I hope you like it ...

Jens

P.S.: The English captions are still a draft version ...
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-16-2016, 06:59 AM   #75
Asbjoern
Association Member
 
Asbjoern's Avatar
 
Asbjoern is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,337
Default

I´m happy to anounce that the layout in its "alpha" Version is finished now. 136 Pages full of pictures ...

Hopfully the "beta" version will only need a limited number of days going to the printer`s shop within June!!

Jens
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com