Tiger IE Otto Carius

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    Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  Carius on Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:38 pm

    Hello folks,


    The model: Tiger I middle version, sPzAbt. 502, CO Lt. Otto Carius, Malinava, Russia, 1944 (with impacts after the battle of Malinava). Tamiya kit with additional super-detailing, engine and zimmerit from Verlinden Productions, Eduard etched set, aluminum gun barrel from Jordi Rubio, metal cables, Model Kasten tracks, finished in Humbrol paints.


    OTTO CARIUS:










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    Re: Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:10 pm

    Fantastic Work Carius, was he your favourite tank commander? Give us some background info. Does he or did he live close to you? I see the photo of the man holding the model. Did you meet him by any chance?

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    Re: Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  Carius on Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:45 pm

    Yes bcauchi, he is my favorite tank commander. What caught my attention was his performance at the Battle of Malinava and his respect for human life. Before battles asked for forgiveness to God for the lives that could take out.

    I was fascinated by his leadership skills and ability to combat too.

    Unfortunately I could not find him personally, but my father yes, when he was in Germany in 1998. As you can see, he has a pharmacy (apotheke) called "Otto Carius", known as Tiger pharmacy.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  Ray on Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:08 pm

    Carius wrote:Yes bcauchi, he is my favorite tank commander. What caught my attention was his performance at the Battle of Malinava and his respect for human life. Before battles asked for forgiveness to God for the lives that could take out.

    I was fascinated by his leadership skills and ability to combat too.

    Unfortunately I could not find him personally, but my father yes, when he was in Germany in 1998. As you can see, he has a pharmacy (apotheke) called "Otto Carius", known as Tiger pharmacy.

    Cheers!

    Very Interesting  cheers 

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    Re: Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:18 am

    That is fantastic, thanks for the info. He seems to have been a remarkable person. Would be nice to go and buy from his pharmacy. I thought that he might have lived in Brazil since there were many Germans who lived there after the war. I myself communicated with Martin Drewes a Luftwaffe nightfighter ace who lived in your country. Unfortunately he passed away in October of last year.

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    Re: Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  iCocker on Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:55 pm

    Great tank, Otto carius is one the best tiger aces and leaders, if not mistaken still alive in his 90s know ... A brave man.

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    Re: Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  Carius on Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:27 pm

    Ray, I appreciate the visit and comment.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  Carius on Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:10 pm

    bcauchi wrote:That is fantastic, thanks for the info. He seems to have been a remarkable person.  Would be nice to go and buy from his pharmacy.  I thought that he might have lived in Brazil since there were many Germans who lived there after the war. I myself communicated with Martin Drewes a Luftwaffe nightfighter ace who lived in your country. Unfortunately he passed away in October of last year.

    Yes, in the south of Brazil the German colonization is very strong. Martin Drewes lived in the city of Blumenau, distant 251 km from Curitiba. I have a book in portuguese language autographed by him. Unfortunately he died last year.

    The book's title is "Sombras da Noite" (Dark Shadows). In "Sombras da Noite", Major Drewes presents his memoirs in a linear manner. There are no traces of grudges or regrets. There is space for funny stories and philosophical ramblings.

    In this autobiography , the author tells us about his personal life and its struggles. Full of surprises and difficulties , but without losing the horizon.
    After WWII , he chooses Brazil as homeland, where he began the arduous process of
    adaptation in a foreign land and different language.
    Persistent and always kind, gained the friendship of many people. A man thankful for everything and everyone.
    Martin Drewes, was one of those rare people , extremely modest and reserved, but had a contagious mood. His story serves as a reference for each of us.

    This book is sold out at the publisher, but if I find one, you accept as a gift?

    Sincerely
    Cesar

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    Re: Tiger IE Otto Carius

    Post  Carius on Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:43 am

    iCocker wrote:Great tank, Otto carius is one the best tiger aces and leaders, if not mistaken still alive in his 90s know ... A brave man.

    Many thanks!

    Yes, today Otto Carius have 92 years old.

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