Posted by razorboy on Saturday, May 12, 2012,
The Brennzunder Eifer 1939 Grenade Fuse consisted of a small, cylindrical metal tube containing match composition with a friction wire passing through it and a delay pellet at the bottom. The friction wire has a pull lanyard attached and connected to the cap.
The cap is unscrewed and pulled sharply to initiate the delay. The fuses were made in four different delay times with those delay times denoted by cap color: Red - 1 second; Blue - 4.5 seconds (standard fuse); Yellow - 7.5 seconds; Gr... Continue reading ...
Posted by razorboy on Sunday, May 6, 2012,
One of six shades of "Dunkelgelb"
For years I have been under the belief that there just weren't anymore than about a half dozen colors of paint ever used on World War 2 German AFVs and Soft Skins. We grew up with the knowledge that everything early war (1939 - 42) was Panzer Grau.
In the early 80's I saw some color illustrations of a Pre-War Panzer I in a three color gray / green / brown scheme - that nearly blew my mind! The rule of thumb was: Grey until Feb. 43 except for Afrika Korps, wh... Continue reading ...
I began modeling with my Dad in 1963 at age 5 , my first build being a 1/48 Monogram Focke-Wulf 190 that my Pop took great pride in helping me with. In the nearly 50 years since then I have been in and out of scale modeling as the requirements of day to day life have so dictated. Throughout my modeling lifetime, the one constant has been my ability to learn something new with virtually each project and that never ceases to amaze me. Eyesight not as sharp, fingers not as functional but thank God my ability to open a model box, examine the kit and envision the scene that the finished project will compliment, grows stronger each day. Much like that surfer in constant search of that "Perfect Wave", I seek to build that "Perfect Diorama", the one that will survive me for years to come. The one that makes other Modelers "Think".