My name is Arie. This website looks and feels a bit oldfashioned. It's because I'm an oldfashioned guy ;-). I'm very much interested in scale model building and research of the subjects, mainly vehicles that I like to build. That was till about 30 years ago when I had to put my hobby on hold for a short while (30 years already? .... oh my!) But I kept on collecting scale models and literature of all kind related to my interests. This way I gathered a wealth of information on a lot of topics of WW II. My own interest lies in the WW II era, but my main focus was on the D-Day to Berlin period. This is the reason why you will see mainly U.S., British, Canadian and German vehicles of this period here. Now I have some more time on my hands I'm able to once again take to my hobby - building scale models. In between I got also interested in the topic of WW II German submarines. I was lucky enough to get aquainted to a real life U-Boat captain (The kaleun Marbach) and the then still living members of his crew. All of them passed away in the past years. From them I got a lot of stories and more. They served on the U-953 (Type VII) and U-3014 (Type XXI). More about that in the submarine section. I tried to make it interesting enough for those who are interested in the same topics. So I plan to keep this site simple without all the moving parts and bells and whistles, but purely try to give the information you are looking for. I also want to stress that I tried to stay away from copyright issues. But if someone feels I did stand on some toes, plaese mail me and I will try to come to terms with the questions at hand. Another issue I'm concearned with is, that I don't advertise the war as a fun thing, I rather more want to let people know that the war has to be remembered as that what it was, a terrible period for a lot of people who lost their lives, a period of suffering for great many people. And it also is a thank you to all the young men who gave their lives and youth to give us our freedom. This said I want to stress that this site is purely for information purposes for scale model builders, enthousiasts and history fans. If you have additional info please let me know or send the info to me. My e-mail is ukater953@gmail.com. In the future I will also publish articles of builds and planned projects on this site which may interest you also. Feedback and help is always appreciated. We can always learn from each other. This site is not in any way sponsored.

Please keep in mind that this site is still under construction. I just started building it. (Last update 20-07--2019)

At the moment not all links are functional. This is because the site is far from completed and I'm very busy to fill the pages with content.
So please be patient. If you have tips or remarks please let me know. Maybe I can implement these in this sites.