Mittwoch, 11. Dezember 2019

The eleventh door - 15th century Teutonic order

Darek sent me this photo of a conversion into a sergeant of the German order at Tannenberg 1410.

I think with such mailshirts he is at his best

The tenth door - how do I spend my holidays..

As I wrote some days before, on the 3rd and 4th December I visited my friend Alfred.
Usually we have talks about history, uniforms and figures etc. and make plans for future trips and Projects.

This time it was a little bit different. Alfred had to organize an exhibition in the City Center of his hometown Lampertheim. As a good friend, of course I volunteered to help:-)

So we stood two days in winter in a cold Little old cafe on the market place and arranged racks for figures, put little dioramas on it.

I like the faces of children at the Windows, big eyes what we are doing there. Old people usually have more interest for toy soldiers than the middle Age (at least it was there). Two men asked me if we would open the cafe again...

See here some photos how did it. This Vitrine was a Special challenge. It broke down several times, before we were able to fix it.

unwashed and cold...

First an empty building to clean.


Here some close up of the little dioramas - usually 54mm figures

And in the end the official newspaper articles, showing Alfred two days after at the opening of the exhebition.

Sorry, but I have no english translation for them...

Dienstag, 10. Dezember 2019

Too late for the 9th door - The German Navy WW2

I needed more photos for the post I thought about yesterday, which I haven't got so far.

So now a little bit later another post for the  9th door.

This great diorama was on sale on Ebay this year. If I would have the space for it, I would have taken it myself. I need a bigger hobbyroom.....

Sonntag, 8. Dezember 2019

The eighth door - Flat figure museum in Goßlar

These photos I got from Andy who had a week off this month and on his trip to northern Germany, he he visited this museum. I was there around 20 years ago and can't remember much about it. I must say, I had it bigger in mind...

Freitag, 6. Dezember 2019

The seventh door - This time the Revolution in Baden 1849

The Revolutionary wars of 1848/49 are a very interesting subject for me. We have wars in Italy and Schleswig, as well as Hungary. And we have peoples uprising in France, Austria and Germany.

One of the "bigger" campaigns for the German wars is the uprising in Baden. The Baden army joint the Revolution. Troops of the German Bund (mostly Prussians) had to put the revolution down.

Especially for Baden, there is a book in Osprey style with German text available from Zeughaus Verlag. They also have one for the war in Schleswig.

Alfred was asked to build a diorama for the museum in Ludwigshafen about the siege of the town.

He took this painting from his archive

And then he started working Dr. Alfred Frankenstein at his best again:-)