I was in the mood to build a diorama again. For this project i used the quite new Opel Admiral mod.1937 kit from ICM, a BMW R12 kit from Zvezda and the German Staff figures from Dragon. All kits are very nice and i can recommend them to everyone. The diorama shows a German General observing the operations of his troops in Russia, 1941. The Opel Admiral was a luxury car made by the German car manufacturer Opel from 1937 to 1939 and again from 1964 to 1977. The first Admiral was introduced in 1937 as an attempt to challenge large luxury cars from Horch, Mercedes-Benz and Maybach. It was available as a 4-door saloon or cabriolet. The car was equipped with a 3.6 litre straight 6 with a top speed of 132 km/h (82 mph). The production of the Admiral was cancelled in 1939 when the Opel factory started producing war material. (Wikipedia) Many civilian vehicles were used in Wehrmacht service during the Second World War to compensate the lack of transport vehicles in the german army. These vehicles were painted in german grey. Especially upper class passenger cars were used by high ranked officers in the army.
hamilkar barkas, scale modelling, historic figures