Dienstag, 31. Mai 2022

And here now our diorama about the battle of the river Medway 43 AD

 as described in Simon Scarrow's novel 

Last weekend we had the chance, to put our Medway diorama on show at the Dioramica.
The figures are painted by "Schmitty", Rainer Stephan, Timo Kreimes, Markus Münch and me.
The diorama was buildt by Schmitty, Rainer an me. And I have promised Schmitty to post that I was not there, when Rainer and Schmitty removed everything after the fair:-)

Sonntag, 22. Mai 2022

Another Roman Diorama on Youtube

While I was packing the car for the upcomming Dioramica, my friend Thomas Mischak sent me this link to a diorama of our Hobbyfriend Tommer 17, called Gladiator

Simply great to see the thick packed Germans and formations of Romans.

I am wondering, if these figures are fixed on the plate, otherwise it would be a nightmare if you accidently hit the plate.

Now wait, until you see the Medway:-) 

Dienstag, 17. Mai 2022

Our Portuguese army gets some reinforcements

In my collection,  I have a nearly 30.000 painted British and French infantry. Usually people would create a Waterloo diorama with them. 

As I am often after the lesser known subjects, my decission was to create a diorama of the battle of Vitoria.  I have decided for this battle, as I could use the British with the Belgian shako. 

The next step would be to increase my Portuguese brigades. We have already the biggest part of the Portuguese units in our shop at Blackwatch miniatures.  

The only set I was not happy with, were the old Cazzadores, which we took over from Hagen. I have asked Massimo to increase the set to our usualy 12 figures and change the stupid pose of the running figure. We need a skirmish line for them. 

See here Massimo's result, already on the way to our caster in Spain:-) 

Freitag, 13. Mai 2022

Waterloo Diorama 2015

 In 2015 Andreas Hoffmann organized a huge Waterloo Diorama, of which the late Dr. Gottfried May gave the biggest part of the number. All in all (if the list I have is right), there are 58.700 figures on display in two dioramas. 

Sadly Dr. May passed away this year. I have the honour to bring him and this diorama to rememberance.