Apr 16, 2019
I like it to look like natural wood.
Small metal shed added:
I've looked at this several times. My eye was always drawn towards the figures. I just noticed that it is a converted rail barge. I was wondering why the deck had the addition wood on it
WOW! That looks great! Well done.
I have no idea if it is converted rail barge. I do not think this type of equipment was used in this area.
The photo was taken in 1947 - it is possible that in post-war times barge was originally from other place and converted. It is just a hypothesis.
Look just below the front right corner of the wooden deck and at the base of the ladder. You can see the end of rails with bolt holes.
Very interesting photo and a great modeling job!
You noticed this tiny detail ! Congratulations !
I think there are two options:
- railway barge
- old rails used as a construction - support material.
I think the second option is possible because this rail looks not to be pararell to the barge axis. They look to be perpendicular - strange for moving wagons.
My deduction is based on the location of the prow of the barge.
It is time to continue the project. Based on the photo - I need to have some people to populate it. They are Preiser's figures:
To make a diver I have to cut the head and install "helmet":
Air hose is necessary as well...
I agree with you there.
I can't wait to see how your diver turns out!
Great work!! I’m just catching up on this posting! Nice weathering effects on everything.
It is time to make an air pomp using "scrap box" materials:
I was afraid that it will be oversized. It is a little to big but still reasonable with Preiser people:
All the pieces put together. I did not expected that one photo may lead to this tiny byt very satisfying project. Well there is a lot of work to finish the diorama ...
It is good to compare with original Artitect model - just weathered:
That's some great detailing!
That's beautiful work.
Wow, that looks great! A little story within your diorama. The diver and pump really turned out well.
I came back to the cars. Bussigs were were up-graded with width signs at the front of the car:
I also get 3D printed Willys 1936 limousines:
Very nice, those Bussigs, exactly what are they? Military vehicles? I am sure it is a language, world location thingy? All I know is they look really cool! Love the color scheme on them, including the lettering.
Thank you for your comment. Bussing was a German producer of trucks, buses, military vehicles. You can find some more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Büssing
Prototype of those model vehicles - Bussing Nag 650 - was produced in mid 30ties. It was used by transport companiec including furniture transportation.
C. Hartwig company is a transport (logistic) company established in Poznan (my home city) in 1858. Successor companies stil exist in Poland.
I do not have the proof that C. Hartwig used those Bussing trucks but the paint scheme is based on more conventional equipment they used before WWII:
Some progress with the diorama itself. I got MBZ carton laser cut and engraved roads. This is work in progress - before painting: