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

Freitag, 11. Oktober 2019

A new set from Frank Ziegler - French and Indian war Canadian miltia

After a long break in our line of new sets, now finally the first one this month.

I hope you enjoy the figures.

Together with our Hurons they can mix up every British unit:-)

Samstag, 5. Oktober 2019

Impressions from Kulmbach - Part 1 - German colonials

This August I visited the Kulmbacher Tin figure fair. This is a tradition since nearly 30 years for me.
The interesting thing is, that you see there figures for all sizes, flats and round figures, collectors stuff and new ones. Beside this often interesting books etc.

I made photos of the (for me) most interesting figures on display.

Of course first the 1/72 stuff.

Schutztruppe in Deutsch Südwest, still one of my favourite subjects.

I already painted my own figures, but it is still not enough for a little diorama of the Herero war.
My idea is to create a Herero ambush on a German column with these figures. Including a German counter-attack of course.

Next an Austrian truck from WW1 from Munich Kits. They have great figures for interesting subjects. But sadly everything in Resin. Several figures from my collection broke in the past. I wish they would also produce in metal...

They also have the famous "Germans to the front" from the Boxer rebellion

And some other figures from the same conflict

Staying with the Boxer rebellion, these 54mm figures made me speechless. My first action was to take Massimo and show him these, telling him "I want these in 1/72". Let's hope he has the passion to make them for me:-) The battle of Tientsin would be a colorful subject...