Samstag, 20. Mai 2023

Hithite Chariots

 I always wanted to work on an early ancient diorama. Siege of Lachish is one idea, but I need hundreds more Assyrians. The other one is the battle of Kadesh.

With the Caeser Hithite chariots I had the problem that this plastic bents too much. My first thought was to cast them in metal. Why I was discussing (ok, drinking beers) with Andy and Jan, the latter simply started drawing on the PC and after 2-3 beers he showed me the result with the comment "Why not Lasertec?"

Hagen miniatures already started producing stuff made with this machine. I am impressed by all this ideas.

So the files already made, I told Jan I would take a whole plate, which in the end are around 50-60 chariots. 

It takes Acryl colors without problem, very easy to paint. The only problem are the axles, they break too easily and I will reinforce them with metal pins. 

Now my Atlantic and Caesar Egyptian Chariot force will have a challenge to deal with:-)

Samstag, 29. April 2023

Reopening of the Bavarian armymuseum

After several years of renovation the museum reopened the figure exhibition again.

My favorite there is the flat figure diorama of Leuthen. 35 years ago I have seen it for the first time and maybe it is nostalgic thinking, but I think it is still one of the best I have seen.

I think it would be an improvement to add a plate or a shemata drawing explaining which units are there to see. When I have too much time, I will try to make one:-)

Donnerstag, 20. April 2023

New photos from the Fröschwiler Project

 Wolfgang now showed the next photos of the diorama. In the meantime the diorama is finished and will be on show in a museum in Fröschwiler itself very soon.

If you want to see the whole series of photos, take a look here.

And if you want to support us creating more such dioramas, consider to buy some figures in our shop at All the profit from selling goes into new projects. 

The next diorama in this line will be the Prussian charge on the Danish trenches at Düppel 1864.

Donnerstag, 13. April 2023

Russian Dragoons 1813-1814

 I have asked Darek to sculpt me a range of Russian Dragoons for my 1813 project. See the photos, in my eyes a very good result.