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German Army Shelter Tent 2
Isherman
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 07:47 AM UTC
This is a review by Randy Harvey of the Jís Work, WWII German Army Shelter Tent 2, number PPA3085, in 1/35 scale in their Diorama Accessories Series.

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JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 04:03 AM UTC
Wow, these are cool! (Really articulate, Fred!) I want a bunch of these. What an innovative idea to fill a gap in Zeltbahns.
srmalloy
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 07:55 AM UTC
The only issue that I have with them is that the assembly looks wrong based on pictures of actual zeltbahnen. In the pictures of a zeltbahn on the mp44.nl website, you can see that, along each of the long edges, there is a row of buttonholes close to the edge, and a button on each face of the zeltbahn further in (see the bottom picture for the buttons on each side).

The assembly pictures in the article show the flaps at the edges of the zeltbahnen glued edge-to-edge, so that they stick up from the assembled tent. If you look at the pictures of the actual zeltbahn, that would put buttons against buttons, giving no way to link the two edges; the only way to join them is to lay the edges flat across each other so that the buttons on one line up with the buttonholes on the other; this makes an imaginary line between the buttons and buttonholes become the ridge at the corner of the tent; there are no flaps sticking up. As you can see from the top picture here, the buttoned edges lie flat.