Samstag, 17. September 2016

Photos from a Waterloo Diorama

Ok, now that Frank and Thomas recognised the diorama, Honor to those who deserve it.
The diorama was buildt by our Northern German friends, Organisator war Jens Najewitz.

Looks like the first try - later it was the same battle with a much bigger diorama:-)
I think I have photos of this too.










Freitag, 16. September 2016

Some very nice little dioramas from Robert Hall

Maybe you know Robert from his great series of uniformplates covering the period 1680-1720?

He is not only making researches in this period, but also painting figures in the "right" scale :-)








And just as it fits with this post, here the photos from a new Turkish Spahi from Krisztian. I only got the riders, so we will check if they fit with my horses for this period and put them in the shop





Donnerstag, 15. September 2016

Dübbel 1848 - Danish-German war

In the summer holidays I bought myself a document-scanner to bring all the loose copies from books and artikles that were stored everywhere into a pdf-file.

Thousands of pages gone and the space filled up with figures etc.:-) And afterwards I recognised that this scanner also can scan old photos and bring them into jpg-file.

Well, 550 photos in the mouth of the beast and after 30 minutes a lot of photos to share:-)

So from now on I will show photos from my very early dioramas too, For me nostalgic ones when I created a Waterloo diorama with my first 300 painted Napoleonic figures or photos from the collection of my friend Daniel Stegmann who died too soon some years ago etc. etc.

What I found first are three photos from a 15mm diorama I made in the museum at the battlefield of Düppel around 1998. A link to the museum is here.

But this diorama is not from the war of 1864 but the earlier war of 1848. A very colorful subject and for sure in my future agenta for the own production.




Montag, 12. September 2016

The next set for our Portuguese Napoleonic army

After the marching infantry and the Cazzadores here now an artillerycrew.

An infantry firing line, a command set and the cavalry will follow soon.








Freitag, 9. September 2016

A nice Western Fort at Ebay - go for it

While searching Ebay Germany today I stumpled over this fort here. I have no space to store it, but as the photos are nice I thought it is worth putting them here on the blog.

The auction Ends in around 30 hours. If you are interested search on Ebay for article number

191964025190

And no, I don't know the seller!












Mittwoch, 7. September 2016

WW1 1914 Westfront

Here some photos of a WW1 diorama (wargame) shown at the Salute. A very nice mix of HAT and Strelets figures







Samstag, 3. September 2016

This time something different - Oxen from Fritz figures

You know we plan our next big diorama which will be Ulundi 1879. From Alfred we already have the Zulu kral. But what would be Zulus or a wagon train without oxen?

The same goes for my range of Wellington in India. It is nearly complete, just the artillery and the staff are missing. So I asked Massimo for the Crew and Andy to sculpt me a British gun (same system as in the AWI )

But the guns and wagons need oxen too.

So I asked Leo of Phersu Miniatures as I knew he is able to sulpt animals.

The next question was how to cast them. They have no bases and the legs are nearly paralel to each other.

Ulrike and Jörg Schilling was the help I needed. From them I got excellent castings,

See here my humble try to paint some samples.

First the Indian oxen


And ideas how to use them






Next the African Oxen



And the idea behind is



Or simply to expand my range of the German Schutztruppe which I want to round up too.



But then I fear I need mules too:-)


Or simply use them as cavalry:-):-)