Wednesday, 16 November 2011

20mm Painted WW2 Zeltbahn German Tents.

These metal beauties are from TQD and are supposed to be painted in the 1931 Splittermuster pattern (well my attempt at it anyway), the zeltbahn (tent quarter) was developed in 1931 and could be used as a rain cape, a means of personal camouflage, as a means to construct multi person shelters. In emergencies, it was even prescribed as the basis for a jury rigged flotation device.

There were standard designs for creating four, eight and sixteen man tents from the tent quarter.

Some pictures of painted zeltbahn's for scale and size purpose and some actual ones in use.

Zeltbahn tent.

Rain cape.







  

42 comments:

  1. Nice job Fran........How's the PS3??

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  2. Sweet looking encampment. Well done.

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  3. So kewl - useful in many different senarios

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  4. That is one pretty versatile tent, and I'm not sure I ever thought I'd say that.

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  5. Very nice Fran. They look cool.

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  6. Those practical-minded Deutsche and their kleine Zelte!

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  7. Nice tents, the camo looks really good.

    LOL did you recover the game?

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  8. Really very cool and I sympathize with painting German muster camo's as they are quite difficult and is probably why it takes me forever to paint my FJ's!

    Christopher

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  9. Wow! Cool! That's nice! Good Idea! I like this!

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  10. @Brummie: Got the game back at least.

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  11. Oh wow these tents are really neat. :) Also, I got the mini in the mail yesterday. Thank you so much. It's SO tiny! haha.

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  12. LOL, think you could make them yourself, but nice idea!

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  13. Out of intrest what are you going to use them for??

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  14. Very cool -- excellent job with the camo pattern.

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  15. Sweet, multipurpose tents. The helmet on top is just makes this even more awesome. I could imagine fitting a PaK in there.

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  16. Great work again! Must admit I've been looking at TQD closely since your recent posts - very nice, also as per my last post I continue to maintain a cndle-lit vigil for your PS3...

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  17. Those tents look nice and cozy for those little Germans! :D

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  18. @Henry's Tat: Scenery only at the moment.

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  19. Nice job on those. They'd beerfect for a bunch of partisans to sneak up on to machine gun them.

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  20. They look good! I like the helmets on top.

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  21. so these were rain coats that doubled as tents? awesome. nice craftsmanship too

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  22. Nice work and reference pictures

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  23. its like the swiss army knives of tents! they look great!

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  24. Never seen those kind of tents before, they look quick and easy to set up.

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  25. What's this I read? Problems with the PS3????

    You know, they make 360's now.

    :-)

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  26. Nice work. The camp us well done. Scenario idea; the Germans have captured a single building on the road side the tents are setup around it. At dawn, the Home Guard attack!

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  27. I love this with photo and the miniature. The tents are cute and perfect.

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  28. Suprisingly good results for a difficult scheme.

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  29. A great job on some very cool little models. I like these 'fillers' to the collection as it adds character to the tabletop.

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  30. I love how they put the helmets on top.

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  31. Good work. Tents look lovely and useful

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  32. nice work on the tents

    -- Allan

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