Montag, 11. November 2019

German Askaris from Ingo

I am glad, that new masters are comming up faster now again.

Ingo sculpted several German Askaris for German Eastafrica. In the first pictures I had to tell him about the bearded faces and the early 19th century bayonett.

In the meantime he changed it, but I have no photos for it. New poses will also come. I suggested kneeling and lying firing poses, also loading poses. And a charge to push the Indian and British infantry back into the sea at Tanga would be a nice addition.

The challenge will be the battle beees in 1/72:-)







And for the case, that Ingo takes a look here too, some suggestions for poses:-)



Dienstag, 5. November 2019

Austrian staff at Solferino

And here the next set from Massimo - I am glad, that it is going forward. And so many overpaid officers at once for these few rankers:-)


















Donnerstag, 31. Oktober 2019

Gettysburg on Youtube

While I searched for some documentations, I stumbled over this video from Tommer17

I knew there are dioramas on Youtube too, but never took the time to search for them. It seems this will change in the future.

The dramatic with the soundtrack is good and I like to see conversions from non-ACW figure sets.
Also the powdersmoke is good.




So I thought I share it with you. Just in case you haven't thought about this source for dioramas too.

And check his Last of the Mohican one. A little bit too much powdersmoke for me, but looks very good. And it is funny to see what figures he used. From the distance you won't see the details.

Sonntag, 27. Oktober 2019

Interesting 30YW Dioramas

Last month I was on businesstour and had a meeting in Altötting. This is a very old catholic town with a religious center, some call it the lower Bavarian Rome.

The town itself was impressing, churches, old houses etc. What surprised me, was that there was a statue of the Bavarian General Tilly. I learned that he was a follower of this special Mary of this town.



In the town they had a museum with little dioramas of their history. Most is focused on building the church (more a cathedral) and the religious wars, especially the 30YW.

See here some photos of this dioramas. I like the mixture of bis ones in the front, over some other scales like 70mm and 40mm, up to flats in the backround.













Freitag, 25. Oktober 2019

Austrian casualties at Solferino

And here the next set for this diorama project. It goes slow, but it goes forward







Sonntag, 20. Oktober 2019

More impressions from Kulmbach

A simple mix of figures I found interesting

Munich Kits Boxer Rebellion


Ottoman artillery in 54mm


Chinese Artillery. I like this exotic stuff:-)




Ottoman cavalry in flats. What a big range of such figures are available in flats...




And also a good Russian Crimean war crew


This Diorama was for sell.


Tel El Kebir (ok not the house). This is something I want to make in 1/72. Hopefully HAT will round up their range for the Sudan with these Egyptians.



Prussian Train in 54mm


Koreans at the Japanese invasion of Korea 1592. Again, the big number of poses...







When I have it right in mind, this Leuthen diorama was with 40mm figures



These sets were interesting for me as collector of 1/72 figure. They are old Heyde figures, from their 20mm range. Not flats, especially the cavalry. Of course it is just nostalgic thinking, but they have great units. A set is at around 100 Euro each.



And finally an unfinished diorama of the siege of Fort Henry 1757 - in 54mm