Donnerstag, 28. November 2013

The Samurai invasion of Korea 1592

The next set we bring into the Hagen-Shop is a wish from our collector-friend Thomas who wanted to cover up the invasion of Korea from 1592-1598.

See here the first figures in the range.

Mittwoch, 27. November 2013

Another Flat-Figure diorama - This time Ebelsberg 1809

These photos are from my friend Schmitty who had the chance to find the museum in the castle at Ebelsberg open. On my last visit there I was not so lucky.

So thanks to Schmitty to send these photos over!

Sonntag, 24. November 2013

The Irish army in the 1930ies

Some years ago I went with some friends to the UK and to Ireland to visit a friend who lived in Dublin.

He showed us his favourite hobby-shop there which was smaller then my hobbyroom:-) But it had it's flair and the guy running the shop told us that the boss of the Irish Nationalmuseum was a member of their model-club.

Of course the next day we visited the museum which has some real interesting military subjects to offer.
When we met the guy there he just organised some dioramas for an exhibition of the Irish army.

As I have never seen such stuff before and later I thought it might be interesting for some of you too.

Here you can recognise some of the old Airfix-Figures, but I am not sure which manufactor the others are.

In addition a vignette in 1:35 just to complete the photo-range I have

Freitag, 22. November 2013

A parcel from Massimo

There are good days and lesser good ones. Today is a good day for Andy and me because the postman brought a parcel this morning.

Look what was in it:-)

So I guess in a week or so we have them in the shop, ready for selling:-)))

Mittwoch, 20. November 2013

The siege of Fort William Henry

After the Culloden diorama Stefan sent me photos of one of his earlier works. Thanks to James Fenimore Cooper one of the sieges/battles that nearly every child 30 years ago knew. With todays teenagers I am not so sure:-)

Ok, not always the right uniforms in the units, but it lookslike great fun and I like the wood with the stones.

Montag, 18. November 2013

Pancho Villa figures available soon

Here is Massimo's latest work which he made for my friend Markus Schenk. Another interesting subject for a diorama or wargame.

For this figures he got some photos of 54mm figures instead of paintings and he was able to work after them. In the meantime I am informed that the photos were from Steve Westons figures. So if you are intersted in 54mm figures, take a look here:

More figures for the Mexican revolution are available from Spencer Smith and Raventhorpe in 1/72. For the US the old Airfix WW1 Americans could be used too.

Now we have to think about a train, breaking in the Federals fortress:-)))

Samstag, 16. November 2013

Battle of Leuthen in flats

Here the photos from a flat figure diorama I made in the Plassenburg museum in Kulmbach this year in August.

Still great to see what units are available in other scales. Hopefully we have this in 1/72 in the future too.

 Well, this kind of carriage we already have in 1/72 :-))

See our shop for it

 Hopefully the HAT SYW Prussians will arrive soon to create such a advancing line.

 And what we are still missing are proper Austrian line. The old Revell are nice, but too less poses. No real good metals available and resin is simply not useful for such big dioramas.