Sonntag, 23. Juli 2017

A Ming Chinese project

Since a year I am following Rayloryan's posts about his Ming Chinese army at Benno's forum.
My mate Thomas who is working on his own range of the Ming army gave me the link.

Wow this sculpting is really impressing! I hope he find a caster who helps him produce the figures (and me to buy them:-))

Please check the link to see a lot of photos, both of masters and historical research.

Here a selection of photos from Benno's forum:

Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017

Flat figure dioramas in the museum at Morges/Switzerland

In our anual hobbytrip we went into Switzerland. This country has a lot of interesting museums which offer figure dioramas, uniforms etc.

My favorite museum was Morges which has an exhibition of Swiss uniforms in foreign service, Swiss cantonal uniforms, a collection of Swiss artillery from medieval times until now - and a huge collection of flat figures.

I liked very much the diorama of the battle of Schellenberg in the war of the Spanish succession.
Over ten years ago I visited the battlefield together with friends.  Strange that I haven't been there since as it is less then 100 kilometers away from home...

Here the Bavarians gave a good account of themselves against British and Danes.
You still can see the old defence works they dug.

And here the photos of the diorama. I think they are big enough to zoom for details:-)

Sonntag, 16. Juli 2017

The good old Waterloo diorama in the Rifles Museum at Winchester

Over 10 years ago I visited Winchester with all it's great military museums like the Gurka Museum, Rifles museum etc.

My photos of the huge old Waterloo diorama I have already shown somewhere on the blog.
Now I found these photos on the web - they have it cleared up.




Freitag, 14. Juli 2017

Viking Priest with Runes

but I am sure they can be used as Germans too...

This is a new set Andy himself asked Massimo to make and which is available in the shop

Samstag, 8. Juli 2017

30YW artillery

My hobbyfriend Rainer sent these photos over. He is working on several 30YW dioramas for his local museum. He was the one who ordered the 30YW Civilians we now have in the shop too.

Here one of his vignettes - The good old Artillery set from Revell which I used in bigger numbers for our Rocroy diorama too.

Donnerstag, 6. Juli 2017

The Ming Emperors bodyguard

Thomas with his never ending range of the Samurai invasion of Korea sent photos of the latest master Phersu sculpted for him.

This time we have the bodyguard of the Emperor. Thomas told me they also fought in the campaign against the Japanese invaders.

When Thomas started with the subject I thought to get 10-20 masters and nobody would be interested in the range. Now we have far more than 100 different figures and this made it popular with collectors. Japanese to fight something different than other Japanese.

And as I know Thomas it will go on this way...

Seeing these guys I remember some old Garrison Chinese in my collection which have nearly the same headgear.