Monday, January 31, 2011

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The photobubble

Far out idea, but seems to work...

*****Panzer: Panzerjäger Tiger (P) "Ferdinand"
On their way from Germany for deployment in the Battle of Kursk, 1943.
The "Ferdinand" was nicknamed after its chief designer Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and can be distinguished from the later version of the Panzerjäger Tiger (P) - the "Elefant", by the Ferdinand's lack of a close-in defense machinegun mounted on the right hand side of the front armour plate.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

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Lennard Grahn - keeps a low profile while waiting for better times.

Thank you.

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Panzer: Sdkfz 263 Fu (8 rad) Panzer­funk­wagen
Some Panzermänner catching a quick snack, most likely during the battle of France or the occupation of the Low contries, 1940.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

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Highly interesting blog at LICHTENSTEINPROJECT
aimed at digging up the actual comic book panels that formed the basis for Roy Lichtenstein's famous paintings...

What surprised me the most is how closely he stayed to the original images, even the speech bubble texts were sometimes copied directly...of course, when you appropriate/steal/borrow/find inspiration from trained professionals, you don't have to worry about unbalanced compositions or spelling errors!

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Panzer: Sdkfz 231 (8-rad)
Speeding down a road during the Polish campaign. Note the white national crosses and tactical marking of a Panzer unit - a rhomboid.
Sdkfz 231's were still serving with armoured recon detachments when WWII ended in 1945, some of the very few vehicles in the Panzerwaffe's inventory to survive unchanged except for upgraded radio equipment.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

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...wanna go Toky-o?..

My birthday today...fourty-five years of heckling from the backseat nearest to the exit!

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Panzer: Tiger I, mid production
Note that the outermost wheel, immediately after the drive sprocket, has been removed. This was often done in the field by Tiger crews to prevent ice and mud from packing between the wheels and jamming the tracks.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

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Dear reader:

Have you ever speculated if the drugs and drink that you let pass through your body over the years did serious, irreversible, and personality altering damage? - along with the short lived but unquestionable good...

I have.


Of course it did.


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Panzer: Pzkpfw III, Ausf M
Introduced in 1942 with the long barreled 50mm KwK 39 as the potent main armament.
There can be little doubt as to what organization this particular vehicle belonged too.
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Monday, January 03, 2011

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Yeah, a new year-sie coming up...must now do all the things I didn't do last year and stuff...uh...hmm...yes.

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Panzer: Panzer
Wrecked panzers assembled after the Battle of Vienna, spring 1945. Note the Flaktower in the background.
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