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    #61
    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.

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      #62
      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 ...
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        #63
        Vol. 2

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

        Beste Grüße

        Reiner

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          #64
          Jens,

          Looking forward to this second volume.

          Regards,

          Gordon

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            #65
            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

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              #66
              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

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                #67
                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

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                  #68
                  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

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                    #69
                    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

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                      #70
                      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

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                        #71
                        Steve,

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

                        Regards,

                        Gordon

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                          #72
                          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

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                            #73
                            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

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                              #74
                              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 ...

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                                #75
                                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

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