Donnerstag, 27. April 2017

Battle of Slankamen

The Battle of Slankamen (also Battle of Szlankamen in some sources) was fought near Slankamen in the Ottoman Sanjak of Syrmia (modern-day Vojvodina region, Serbia) on August 19, 1691, between the Ottoman Empire, and the forces of Austria and states of the Holy Roman Empire as part of the Great Turkish War.

so far the introducion from Wikipedia. For the whole article look here.

In the military museum at Rastatt is a nice flat figure diorama about this battle. Very nice made.

There are so many figures available for this period (see also my post on the siege of Vienna) and in 1/72 more and more figures also appear for this period. 

Here are some photos I made years ago when I visited the museum the first time around 20 years ago. So the quality is not really good.

Next time I will take my Digital camera with me:-) 

The three better ones are from the official homepage of the museum









































Donnerstag, 20. April 2017

Portuguese cavalry

This year my birthday-gift from Pieter is the round up of the Portuguese army in our peninsular war range with the missing cavalry arm.

Great to have such friends:-)






See the extra head and separate arm with a shouldered sabre to give me the possibility to make both versions of early and late uniform. And with the shouldered sabre we also can create a waiting unit. I just need a standing horse.

Afterwards in addition an officer and a Trumpeter and we have all what we need for the Portugal army. I fear to complete the Spanish armies will be much more difficult - but we will try:-)

And here a few plates to show how their uniform would be a nice difference to British heavy dragoons in red coats.







Sonntag, 16. April 2017

Eugene and his staff

My hobbyfriend Marc is working on an Italian army in Russia 1812.

So he asked Massimo about a staff for them. As a source we used this painting


And see what a surprise for Easter we got today - No guide but a second ADC as we wanted








Mittwoch, 12. April 2017

Modellbautage in Fürstenfeldbruck

Last weekend we had a model show (fair) in Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich. The only fair which is within a one hours drive from my home...

I visited it with my son and he had a lot of fun too. A local Lego club showed some impressive buildings, Bundeswehr vehicles from the 60ies outside, around 30 Star wars reenactors and a lot of models, from working steam-engines to the usual models in all scales.

And for him the most important thing, an elderly collector asked him if he started modelling (he is nine years old) and his answer was "I tried my first few". So the nice fellow gave him as a gift a box for an 1:48 airplane with the words "I am glad to see that young boys are still interested in modelling - I want to support this".

So here now some impressions of this fair

The "welcome" :-)




A paper modell in 1/72


Lego underwater world


Lego Steampunk - never seen such a thing before

Most impressing Lego modell. Star wars Naboo hangar. Very big!

Zvezda Roman ship


After seeing this I bought the kit (in 1/72)


Bundeswehr in Afghanistan - still teasing me


This is a Bolivian Ju 52 in the Chacco war


Two nice vignettes in 1/35 scale.



This guy had a whole stand full with these little dioramas of cars

As it was 1/72 it was of course interesting to me:-)


I am wondering why we lost the war with such engines:-)




Charge the guns!


One of my favorites!

These guys dioramas told a story each. All in 1/72



WW1 vehicles. I didn't know that so many different ones are available in 1/72


And again the Bundeswehr. I need to buy some Dingo's....


With the missing light in this corner of the building his starschips looked impressing with the lights.


A nice little maritime diorama