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Panzerjäger IV, Normandy

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by JackGe, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. JackGe

    JackGe Junior Member

    This is a build that was influenced somewhat by the well known photos of the captured Lehr vehicle 313, and combined with the historical account of Lieutenant Werner, acting commander of the first company Panzerjäger-Lehr-Abteilung 130. On June 10th 1944, his formation was called upon to engage five British tanks that breached a command post just west of Tilly. The vehicle presented here though, is prior to this action, perhaps still on it's way to the front.

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    DSC_0004.jpg PzJag1.jpg DSC_0007.jpg DSC_0012.jpg DSC_0006.jpg DSC_0003.jpg DSC_0018.jpg top2.jpg crewStitch.jpg DSC_0001A.jpg

    regards,
    Jack
     
    mark abbott, dbf, KevinC and 6 others like this.
  2. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Outstanding Jack.... I admire your patience!.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Do you do commissions and live near Leeds? I'd quite like a Dunkirk diorama :)
     
  4. JackGe

    JackGe Junior Member

    The Cooler King - thanks!

    Drew5233 - I reside in Canada. Yes, I do commissions (three currently slated from now till sometime next year), but doubt they'd handle well an airplane trip overseas.

    regards,
    Jack
     
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I concur :(
     
  6. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    What camera / lens combination did you use to take the photos with?
     
  7. JackGe

    JackGe Junior Member

    @ KevinC

    Camera is the Nikon D3100 with stock lens - Nikkor 18-55mm

    Settings:

    aperture locked in at f18
    ISO = 100
    white balance = auto
    metering = spot
    Active D-Lighting = ON

    Slightly under exposed photos (-0.7) to better capture colours. Shot under natural light, but not direct sunlight, and no flash. Photo shopped in Corel Photo-Paint X7. Contrast adjusted just enough so the background is near white, and auto option for unsharp mask.

    regards,
    Jack
     
  8. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    Brilliant depth of field in the last picture
     
  9. ltdan

    ltdan Junior Member

    WOW! :salut:
     
  10. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    Jack,

    Great model, made even better by superb photography, particularly like the shading and details of the two figures particulalry the haircut and colouring, well done, and thanks for posting.

    David
     
  11. JackGe

    JackGe Junior Member

    KevinC, ltDan, and CommanderChuff - thanks very much.

    regards,
    Jack
     

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