To My Kampfgruppe von Abt 1/6th Scale Page.
Recently I was very fortunate to be invited to
visit Peter Shaw and his workshops, this page has the photographs that
I took of the 1/6th scale German Dora railway gun which was built by him. I
believe that altogether it took about 4 months to make and when I first saw this, and the actual size of it I was just astounded by it.
I have seen some pictures of it before on the Kampfgruppe von abt website, but they
cannot prepare you for the sheer size of this model. Some pages on how this gun was built are
here and a photo
gallery is here.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a
very big thank you to both Peter Shaw and John Besant, for allowing me to take up
their time and making me feel so welcome. Hopefully later in the year Peter will
be holding another get together for 1/6th scale modellers, so that he can set up
another one of his dioramas. If you live in the West Sussex area and would like
to help him, please feel free to e-mail me and I will let you know when it will
1/6th Scale Pegasus Bridge
Peter's Pegasus Bridge Gallery -
I thought that the Dora gun was a massive project to
make in 1/6th scale, but Peter has now made a 1/6th scale replica of the Pegasus Bridge that was
captured by the British Glider airborne troops on D-Day. Note: When you
consider that these items are sometimes made by just one man, some tools and some
plywood. You really get to understand the skill and dedication that this
gentleman has for this hobby.
The German halftrack in the background is full size, and is also made from wood
1/6th scale DFS-230 Glider
1/6th scale Junkers Ju52
These are pictures of Peter's latest creation he
has been working on, which is a 1/6th scale Junkers JU52 aircraft. The final
three pictures above are just outstanding, especially with the excellent
paintwork and the markings.
Dora Photo Shoot Edited
The photos below are the edited pictures very
kindly done by Warren, to add some background to the original photos. I feel
that the work done is amazing as it adds a very powerful effect to the scenes.
Peter's Dora Gun Construction Photo Gallery -
Peter's Dora Gun -
How The Dora Photo Shoot Was
These are some of the pictures that were taken at
Peter Shaw's by the group this weekend, some of the photos are of the firing
sequence for the gun, the other's are of a High Command inspection of Dora.
Dora Gun Walkround
Some of Peter's other models
This I believe is a 1/6th scale armoured German
high command passenger coach, the quad mount flak gun as shown below was also
made by Peter again in wood. I have also included below some pictures of his
other trains and his houses that he has made.
One of Peter's
This is hoped to be based on the V2 rocket with the
ancillary vehicles below.
Some pictures from previous photo
Many thanks to
Peter for supplying many of the pictures
above and for his kind permission to me for to use them here.