Monday, December 19, 2011

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I have three words for you this week: Panzer! - Pinup! - Poser! and it's all happening at Riguel 3D

And with this, I wish you all a Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year, see you again Monday, 2 January, 2012.

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Panzer: Sdkfz 263 Fu (8 rad)
Serving with the Africa Korps, this vehicle has lost the prominent "bedstead" aerial normally hovering over the main superstructure (the supporting steel tubes are still in place) Rolls of telephone wire are visible to the left of the crewman poking his head out, and a sternantenne (star aerial) has been put in as replacement for the missing aerial. A vehicle typical of Rommels's troops who had to rely on makeshift conversions and captured equipment instead of factory fresh replacements if they wanted to keep fighting.
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Monday, December 12, 2011

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A photo taken out of the window of my old apartment, Abel Cathrinesgade 21B on Vesterbro.

This was just before the city-renewal of this part of Vesterbro began. The buildings are abandoned. The large building on your right is the old Saga Bio, a former XXX-cinema (before my time) and after that, it served as a music venue. I saw New Order play there back in 83' and later on, The Ramones.
The apartment block on the left side housed an artist's collective which took up several floors of that buliding. They gave great parties, and took an entrance fee when they needed money for the phone bill (or maybe their drug habits...)

Artist living and playing in freedom, such was the world of ole Vesterbro. Before money took over...

(I choose not to mention the drug dealers, the drug users, the prostitutes, the alcoholics, the bikers, the worn down, damp and cold, apartments, the alley cats fighting and ripping each other to shreds during the night - I'm being unbearably nostalgic, please stop me!)

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Panzer: Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf.C mit Wurfrahmen 40
Designed for laying down smoke screens or heavy bombardments it carried six 280-320 mm rockets on the superstructure sides. A rare photo showing a rocket being fired.
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Monday, December 05, 2011

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Do you answer simple inquiries from your boss, fiancee or family with the words: CRASH! BANG! POW!.?..if the answer is "yes, and take THAT!" you are insane, but also very likely to dig this excellent place for downloading thousands of scanned Golden Age comic books: http://digitalcomicmuseum.com
(and it's even legal, bwana!..because all of the available comics are in the public domain)

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Panzer: Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf C
A couple of troopers relaxing in front of a Stug. Note the mountain hiking boots with steel cleats worn by the men, placing them with a Gebirgsjäger unit.
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