After almost half a year without any major updates to my site, I am proud to announce that the Vehicles section is the first section on this site that is officially completed - lots of new descriptions have been added, a number of errors have been fixed, the whole page has been reorganized as to be (hopefully) more logically structured. I also added a second page to the section with general information on patrol structures, camouflage schemes etc. - at the moment, only the part on camouflage patterns is done, but I am confident it will be finished soon.
A major update to the "Faces" and "History" sections is under way - in a couple of days, these pages should contain a bit more information than under construction notices :)
It's been pretty quiet around the site during the past months,
a number of things happened that kept me occupied - see newsletter for
further details. Since I am in the process of moving, my modelling work
is put on hold for a while until I am finally established in my new quarters.
I found the time to upload a number of updates to the site, though:
- I finally managed to fix an issue that caused
to render the front
incorrectly. Some minor design issues here and there have been
fixed to increase browser compatibility.
- I discovered a number of new LRDG model kits, check them out
- A new section, Landscape
, has been added, containing a map of Libya and some random images
of locations in the desert. If there is anything you want to see there,
or if you have pictures from your own desert travels you'd like to see
added, feel free to
- The links
section has been completely redone - most of the information there was
pretty outdated by now.
- The vehicles
and history sections
are under major reconstrution at the moment - nothing new to see there,
but major updates are under way.
Some of you might have noticed already that the
has been changed in light of recent events...
Added a Glossary
of common WW2 era military terms and abbreviations, plus added
I finally got enough disk space to upload a number
of things that have been sitting on my home harddrive for some weeks.
section has been substantially expanded (with many more pictures
and descriptions for almost all the vehicles), and a new section,
, has been added - at the moment, it only consits of a list of names
and photos of important people in LRDG history; concise biographies of
these people will be added over time. Work on my
is continuing - the landscape and buildings are mostly finished
now. Expect a couple of new pictures this weekend.
Extensive update to the vehicles section (as well
as one or two new sections) coming in the next few days, updates are
mostly finished, but at the moment, I don't have enough server space
to upload all the new images. So for the time being, just some small updates
Sorry about the lack of diorama
yesterday, my Ultra-Hightech camera will only produce barely recognizable
pictures in the most ideal light condition, meaning I have a time window
of about one hour every day during which I can take pictures (and during
which I am usually at work). So, until I can afford a better camera, I
can take much fewer pics than I would like to...anyway, I just posted
a couple of pics, more to follow. I have some changes up my sleeves for
this site that will greatly increase its research value, stay tuned for
Sorry for the long time since the last update,
I have been pretty busy with a number of things totally unrelated to this
site...anyway, on to the news:
- I don't know how many people pointed out
to me that I accidentaly put "Australians" instead of "New Zealanders"
in the description of Brendan O'Carroll's
. It's fixed now, so stop complaining :)
- Added a "wanted" section
for stuff I am still trying to locate.
- Apparently, the US English release of Internet
Explorer has a problem with German umlauts in file names; some pictures
that did not show up in IE have been renamed (it's such a hassle to
keep up with bugs in all browser releases, but I try to live up to the
- I finally managed to locate a 20mm model
of the Ford F30; it's available from
in case anyone is interested (they also have a model of the Lancia
6-tonner that was shortly used by Heavy Section after some of these
trucks were captured).
- The Models
section has been updated - now has some pictures and information
on the kits.
- And, best of all, not only have I managed
to bring my digital camera back to life with some desperate surgery,
I also found the time to finally start in earnest with my diorama
; check out the first pictures
- And yes, there *is* going to be an
update to the history section soon. Trust me.
Added "click here" to index page since it seemed
to confuse many people :)
Many new images in the vehicles section, a new
link to an excellent collection of LRDG photos and some minor fixes here
Lots of descriptions added to the books section,
project section completely reworked
Vehicles section is continuing to grow, history
section finally has some content :)
Added images to the books section, vehicles section
is starting to shape up
now available for you Lynx types
now active...drop by and leave a note
*whew* site is finally online...many things still
to be done...