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Post by Tanzania » 16 Aug 2016 13:30

German Colonies - Models, Figures, Dioramas, Graphics . . . and more

Let´s start of a new thread where we can collect Informations from and for model-makers about German Colonies.
Everybody is welcomed, also with side issues and unusual contributions, for example like this:

• Modell of the Courland `Fort Jacob´ 1651 on the `Sankt Andreas Island´ in the Gambia River / West Africa.
• The Frigate `Goldener Löwe´ 1694 at the Brandenburg-Prussian Colony on `St. Thomas´ Island in the Caribbean.
• First Train on the completed Railway Bridge in 1911 over the river Sanaga in German Cameroon.
• Diorama of the Battle representation with the first counter attack on Taveta 1914 near Kilimanjaro in GEA.
• . . . . . and so on and so forth.

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Post by Tanzania » 16 Aug 2016 13:31

Photo 1 - Askari, German colonial troops, 1915 scale: 120 mm
(120 mm?!? Seems to be scale 1:15 or similar?!? Anyway; fantastic work!

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Source: http://en.diorama.ru/gallery/figures/2184/photo1/ . http://en.diorama.ru/gallery/figures/2184/
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Post by Tanzania » 16 Aug 2016 16:50

Here an example for . . . . . and more
Text and Picture don´t necessarily fit accurately together, . . . . . but I like the motive.
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Source: http://www.nordlands.ru/Catalog/Wear/Me ... irt/01.jpg
https://www.thorsteinar-outlet.de/media ... _1_256.png
http://www.shopssl.de/WebRoot/Store/Sho ... ition2.jpg
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Post by Tanzania » 17 Aug 2016 17:30

. . . in the search of the origin 15-cm Ring-Canon
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Source: https://www.all4shooters.com/de/Shootin ... e-Pistole/
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Post by Tanzania » 19 Aug 2016 07:22

Summary of Models for Goetzen and Liemba (Part I)
25 years before nearly nobody knows this still existing steamer. Now it´s worth to make a summary of the models.
GOETZEN IN SCALE 1:50
The titan under the models shows the Goetzen in the civil version. Built and photographed by Klaus Berges
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Original Source: http://www.klausberges.de/startseite/graf-g%C3%B6tzen/
(By the way, Klaus Berges started also to build the Ulanga;- near the Tomondo, the only stern wheeler in GEA)
http://www.klausberges.de/startseite/ulanga/
http://www.schiffbau-papenburg.de/Bilde ... nburg.html
http://www.kartonbau.de/forum/heckradda ... 3441-f298/

GOETZEN IN SCALE 1:100
Below is shown in the next smaller scale the Goetzen in the military version, build and photographed by Werner Müller
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Original Source: http://peters-bilderhp.de/GRAF-GOETZEN.htm
The hull is also offered as finished part in polystyrene: http://www.g-schmidt.com/schiffsmodellr ... 1-100.html

GOETZEN IN SCALE 1:200
The SMS GOETZEN; Dom Bumagi Verlag in M 1:200, wonderful and professional model built by Roland Thomas.
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Original source and copy right by Roland Thomas:
http://modellbauer.forum-aktiv.com/t845 ... 011-m-1200
The Gun-set with different calibres are also offered as resin weapons pack in the same scale. Regarding
both included Koenigsberg guns, the upper should be the 8,8-cm SK and the bottom the 10,5-cm SK. The
10,5-cm-SK appears to be well done, but the navy-mount M.P.L. C 89 of the 8,8-cm SK looked differently.
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Original Source: http://modelship.jp/Photo/German/DB_Goetzen_03.JPG
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Original Source: http://www.freetime.co.ua/en/accessorie ... s-set.html
Here is another summary of the 1:200 model: https://www.flickr.com/photos/haraldsch ... 2101737575

GOETZEN IN SCALE 1:250
Now we come to a paper model in the smallest scale, but it’s unbelievable what the model builder have done. ( – Image – )
http://sklep.gpm.pl/de/vorschau/graf-goetzen-1/250
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Original Source: http://sklep.gpm.pl/pub/thumbs/3ac/-pro ... 0-1200.jpg
Look only at the cut portholes; incredible! The outer diameter is 4mm!!! Also the position point of the rope ladders.
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Original Source: http://sklep.gpm.pl/pub/thumbs/b03/-pro ... 0-1200.jpg
The ridge sharpness and fit accuracy of the paper edges makes clear by laser cutting paper sheets.
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Original Source: http://sklep.gpm.pl/pub/thumbs/3cd/-pro ... 0-1200.jpg
Look at the rudder blade! Really only paper work? But the propellers are clear from another material!
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Original Source: http://sklep.gpm.pl/pub/thumbs/08b/-pro ... 0-1200.jpg
The description mentioned this should be also a model of the Goetzen. ( – Image – )
http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=17652.60
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Original source: http://www.lead-adventure.de/gallery/6/ ... 6_43_1.jpg

Will be continued.
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Post by Tanzania » 20 Aug 2016 12:07

Summary of Models for Goetzen and Liemba (Part II)

GOETZEN IN SCALE 1:250
Here the Goetzen also in scale 1:250 from another supplier and model builder: http://www.kartonwerft.de/S10.htm
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Original source: http://www.kartonwerft.de/fotos/S10-1.jpg

Here you see a well and cleanly build model of the Goetzen from an "ordinary mortal" model builder.
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Original source: http://www.kartonwerft.de/fotos/S10-4.jpg

If you compare this, with the upper model; in same scale and also a paper model, you know what I mean.
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Original source: http://www.kartonwerft.de/fotos/S10-7.jpg

Military version with all the necessary equipment.
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Original source: http://www.kartonwerft.de/fotos/S10-9.jpg

The provider offer also the `Liemba´ version: http://www.kartonwerft.de/S11.htm
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Original source: http://www.kartonwerft.de/fotos/S11-3.JPG

GOETZEN IN SCALE 1:400
Walter Kleinfeld build this model in the civil version and correct chimney length (!) completely from its own resources.
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Original source: http://www.peters-bilderhp.de/ELMSHORN-LIEST.htm

GOETZEN IN SCALE 1:1250
Now we come to the `vest-pocket´-versions of this steamer. Please be aware that this model is not bigger than a match box!
The early civil version 1913 /1915
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Original source: http://mikes-modelle.de/product_info.ph ... -1250.html

The last military version from Argus
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Original source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/331940773712?clk ... rmvSB=true

The military version from another provider
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Original source: http://files.homepagemodules.de/b628943 ... GBqRPO.jpg

The `Liemba version´ in this smallest scale.
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Original source: https://www.1250ships.com/products/mm-002b-liemba
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Post by Tanzania » 21 Aug 2016 03:52

THE GOETZEN AND LIEMBA IN GRAPHICS AND PAINTINGS (Part III)

Here is a very fine summary from the User: belgianprofiler. He pictured eight different stages within in the last 100 years,
from the first project design in 1913 to the last main conversion in 1993. http://www.belgian-navy.be/t4906-plans-tanganyika

For this graphic he mentioned: » SMS Graff Gotzen, as scuttled in 1916 «
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Original Source: http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/15/70/32/97/gotzen13.png

Below is shown the picture with the description: » MS Liemba 1970-1992 «
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Original Source: http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/15/70/32/97/liemba12.png

By the way; in the above mentioned Belgian Forum is mentioned:
Bataille navale dans la jungle" produit et édité par le National Geographic.” http://vnicbibhbr01.cloudapp.net/EXPLOI ... -1915.aspx

Below is shown the last, and the first Civil Version of this legendary ship.
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Original Source: http://www.kartonwerft.de/schiffe.htm
http://www.kartonwerft.de/bilder/S11_b.jpg . http://www.kartonwerft.de/bilder/S10_b.jpg

Las but not least, let me add a few fine Paintings from maritime artists.
» 1916 Lake Tanganika, Belgian airplane attacks 'Graf von Goetzen' «
http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showt ... 1&page=283
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(Search screen! What´s wrong on the picture? – There are no coconut palms at Lake Tanganyika; – Anything else?)
Original Source: http://i.imgur.com/Zo1fp6l.jpg

Below are two motives of the Goetzen from Andreas Kruse http://www.der-marinemaler.com
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Original Source: https://marinemaler.files.wordpress.com ... .jpg?w=640

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Original Source: https://marinemaler.files.wordpress.com ... =960&h=783

This scene from Olav Rahardt shows the Goetzen at Bismarckburg.
http://j25.marinemaler-olaf-rahardt.de/ ... -1867-1921
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Original Source: http://j25.marinemaler-olaf-rahardt.de/ ... ZEN_1A.JPG
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Post by Tanzania » 22 Aug 2016 17:47

Paintings from the S.M.S. Königsberg in German East Africa

Before we devote to other things we find below some fine paintings also from marine artists.

By Paul Wright
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Original Source: http://pinturasdeguerra-acorazados.tumb ... 6347783708

By Lukasz Kasperczyk
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Original Source: http://pinturasdeguerra-acorazados.tumb ... 6347777173

By Tom Freeman
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Original Source: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-8507920172 ... 3_60178493

By an unknown artist
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Original Source: https://weaponsandwarfare.files.wordpre ... _large.jpg

By Andreas Kruse
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Original Source: https://marinemaler.files.wordpress.com ... gsberg.jpg

By an unknown artist
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Original Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/457115430902057454/

By an unknown artist
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Original Source: http://jrusselljinishiangallery.com/ima ... sers32.jpg

By Ian Marshall
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Original Source: http://www.jrusselljinishiangallery.com ... -river.htm

Another Version from him.
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Original Source: http://americansocietyofmarineartists.w ... 201914.jpg
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Post by Chris Dale » 27 Nov 2016 13:18

Thanks for opening this thread, Holger. I recently made a German East African Askari, from an Airfix 1/32 Japanese WW2 Infantryman, with a Lee Enfield rifle from the Airfix 8th Army Multipose set, the rifle strap is from plasticard and the tarbush and blanket across the back is sculpted from Miliput.

Hope you like it, there's a few similar projects that I'm also working on...

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Post by Chris Dale » 27 Nov 2016 23:41

And here's a work in progress, a bust of a DSWA Reiter...
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Post by Chris Dale » 29 Nov 2016 11:18

You might like this one, Holger. You can probably guess what I'm trying to build here....
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Post by Chris Dale » 03 Dec 2016 20:20

Here's the process of making this SMS Koenigsberg railway mounted gun that I built for my kid's OO gauge model train layout.



Hope you enjoy it too!

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Post by Tanzania » 04 Dec 2016 08:31

Hi Chris,

Really fascinatingly what you done up today. The first pictured model of the Askari in scale 1:32 show, (only visible after you indication), that his mother comes from Tsingtao. Really nice work. Also the second bust model of a DSWA rider is a proper work.
So, now you have started with a Königsberg-gun-diorama. The shown preliminary assembly indicate a 10,5 cm or 12,8 cm Railway AA gun?!? Seems to be scale 1:72. Really impressive.

Let me look which track width have been these rails. I believe it wasn´t the Standard at the North- or central Railway lines. But currently I have still no access to my books.

For me would be also interesting to know if they would have used any small locomotive for the, up to 5 km long line? As far as I can remember the whole material comes from a Plantation / farm in the surrounding area.
Hope you will update us.

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Post by Tanzania » 04 Dec 2016 12:29

Here another example of a German Railway Gun in East Africa:

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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Chapter 10: Phantom Train Of Doom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWvK018OhiI
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Post by Chris Dale » 05 Dec 2016 01:26

Haha! Yes, the Young Indiana episode. Great to see German East Africa getting a mention in Hollywood but the uniform mistakes in that drove me crazy!

I'm glad you enjoyed my modelling. It's a new /old hobby for me. I used to make tank and planes when I was a teenager- now I started up again! The askari was one of first new attempts...

The DSWA figure is by Doman miniatures http://www.dolmanminiatures.com/index.p ... 896-detail
They asked my advice on the uniform details while in production for that one so I can't complain that they're wrong this time! They also kindly sent me one of the models when it was finished so I thought I had better try to make it...

The railway gun was based on The Koenigsberg gun at Kahe, but I obviously resized to fit on my son's 00 Gauge track. I don't think they used a loco on the tracks for gun- please correct me if I'm wrong. I think they used African porters or possibly oxen to change the gun's position?

I've got a couple more figures in the making, I'll post them up here when they're finished...

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