Monday 28 January 2019

Misc: celebrating 50 followers with 50 Ferdinand/Elefant pics

I just spotted that, having reached 49 followers quite some time ago, and having stayed on that number for what feels like ages, I am now up to 50. So, whoever that was, thank you! It's gratifying to feel that ones work on a blog is found sufficiently helpful or interesting for someone to choose to 'follow'. In celebration, I'm posting 50 images - one of which is in fact a video - of the Sd. Kfz. 184 Ferdinand, or Elefant, a magnificent mammoth of a vehicle, and my current favourite tank.

David Willey's superb Elefant 'tank chat'. Fascinating!

Whilst building the Zvezda Sd. Kfz. 184 I remembered that Bovington Tank Museum had a Tiger show recently. I thought, with mounting panic and horror, that I'd missed it. But a quick check online reveals it's been extended to Autumn 2019. However... the Elefant, on loan from the US, is due to return Stateside at the end of this January. I don't know if I can get it together at such short notice. But I feel a strong desire to make a pilgrimage down to Dorset tomorrow, and see it in the flesh, while I still can.

In the meantime, here are a whole load of fab pics (the source of which is included as a link in my previous post) of this amazing beast.


  1. I got to go last summer.... second right ... ;o)

    1. Cool! I was going to go tomorrow (actually it's already tomorrow/tuesday!). Even got my car MOT'd and serviced today (actually yesterday/monday!), to be sure I'd be good to go. And yet the damn thing broke down on me the very same say (broken fan belt)... wound up being towed home by the AA. Looks like I won't get to see the Elefant in the flesh after all... :-(