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Jeffshiu's Miniatures 200mm Fallschirmjager Motorcycle Crew, Gran Sasso, Italy Sept. 1943 (part I)

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by pinkfloyd, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. pinkfloyd A Fixture

    Hi all, my latest Jeffshiu's Miniatures 200mm (1/9) Fallschirmjager Motorcycle Team 1_.jpg 3_.jpg 4_.jpg 5_.jpg 6_.jpg 7_.jpg 9_.jpg , Gran Sasso, Italy Sept. 1943 (part I). The motorcycle base on 1/9 Italeri (July release) Zundapp KS750 w/sidecar.


    Best wishes!
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  2. newtonk Well-Known Member

    What the hell, Jeff; you’ve released, what, a dozen or more top quality, original pieces this year, and it is only July! Do you have some kind of figures fairies? This is amazing! I saw the Finnish ski-Jager, and wanted that. Then the German pair pulling the sled, and wanted that, too. And then there was the field gun with crew, and it blew my mind! Now this! It’s crazy! I love it!
  3. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

    Damn! :facepalm: I gonna have to build / find more bikes!!!!
    great work Jeff, when is the rest of the crew forecast (y)
    Mark D ;)
  4. TIGER11 Active Member

    I really wish this was in 1/16.
    Keep up the great sculpting Jeff !
  5. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    The Gran Sasso company was concerned with the liberation of the deposed dictator Mussolini, who had been imprisoned in the hotel on the Gran Sasso...:


    I had saved the whole action so far as airborne raid with cargo gliders. But according to the German Federal Archives there were indeed motorcycles used...:


    And so I suppose, the R75 with "boat" and crew will be "Part II" ...

  6. newtonk Well-Known Member

    With sidecar no less! Nice find, Martin.
  7. John strachan Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work Jeff.
  8. JasonB Moderator

    The 2 German motorcycles in 1/9 (the BMW R75 and the Zundapp ks750) were made to only be used with sidecars. The sidecar had a power take off from the rear hub, and as I recall, the sidecar was actually part of the frame. If you see a solo German bike, its not a either one of those models. The solo bike kits were model company inventions handed down over the years, apparently based on a propaganda photo of a guy on a bike without the sidecar that was being painted. That's why I hope, for accuracy's sake, that this guy's leg would for between the bike and the sidecar.
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  9. Rob Brown Member

    nice sculpt Jeff, another beauty!

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