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Article about: As some of you will already know, my father was a Panzer crewman in the 16th Panzer Div. He was a loader. You can see more info here, Documentation - Page 3 - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria

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    As some of you will already know, my father was a Panzer crewman in the 16th Panzer Div. He was a loader. You can see more info here, Documentation - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

    My father passed away in 1985 at the age of 59. After this I was given any photos and information that were left with my mother. I was also given his medals. A few years after his passing, I met a fellow at the local flea market that painted figures and made dioramas. He eventually became a very good friend of mine. I inquired as to what Panzer figures were available on the market. He informed me that Verlinden offered a 120 mm figure of a panzer crewman, loader. I knew that I had to have it. At this time I was not building any models. I asked him if he would be willing to aquire, assemble and paint this figure for me. He said that he would be happy to do this. I told him that I would make the base and do the diorama.
    I have decided to share this with you.
    The base is made from 2" black walnut and 2" bird's eye maple. Most of my bases are made to fit a clock dome on. My friend painted the figure and I made the medals from brass sheet, and put the leather belt and binocular strap on.
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    I made the flooring and made the table from scratch from black walnut. The photo is cut from a reprint of my parents wedding photo.
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    I engraved a TR eagle in brass and inlaid it into the top of the table just to see if I could.
    I also had a plate engraved for the base.
    Since I have a photo of him wearing both hats, I purchased another head and removed the head from the visor. I scratch built the leather chinstrap and buckles and insignia.
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    I made a special shelf for it and this is where it resides in my house.
    I hope you like it.
    Ralph.
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    You both did a great job very cool love the detail and how you displayed it too. A very nice tribute to your father.

    Eric
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    Thank you Eric.
    Ralph.
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    Great display, nice job!!
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    cheers
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    A magnificant and fitting tribute mate,well done.

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    Wonderful model and a great way to honour your late fathers memory.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Outstanding work, your father would be very proud !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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