Dienstag, 21. Mai 2024

3D masters and files from Blackwatch Miniatures

 Maybe some of you have recognized, that in our shop at blackwatch miniatures, we had some new sets, made from 3D-masters. 

The reason is, we are unable to cover the costs of our production with hand sculpted masters (as great as they are). 

For Patrick and me this is our hobby and we don't have to make a living from it. On the other hand, we have not an endless ammount of money to spare on our hobby. At least this, what our wifes tell uns (LOL). 

Our "problem" is, that every Euro we earn from the selling, went (and will go) into new masters and this ways in our new diorama projects and of course in the shop. And we have many ideas for futures projects:-) Some of them you would be able to see at the Dioramica this autumn.

With 3D-figures, we can not only offer casted metal figures, but also offer the files for those who are able to print the figures and our hobbyfriends, who would like to have them in other scales. 

Because of this, we decided also to offer the 3D-files for download at MyMiniFactory.

As usual, we have no mainstream figures to offer. For this the mainstream producers who make a living from it are responsible.

But if you are like me interested in obscure subjects, maybe this would be interesting for you.

The link to our shop is https://www.myminifactory.com/users/Blackwatch

And we promise, every cent profit goes into new masters!

See here some of our printed figures in scale 1:72 



















Dienstag, 14. Mai 2024

Museum of the Foreign Legion at Schillingsfürst Castle

 I have a great job, often being on the road. When I have the time, I check which museums are in the area and make a visit.


Did you know that the sources of the French Foreign legion are in Franconia? Maybe you know the Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst always fought for the French king, first in the French revolution and in 1816 he founded the new French foreign regiment of Hohenlohe, which was the forerunner of the FFL.


At the castle of Schillingsfürst is a little museum, showing uniforms and equipment ot the FFL.

When I visited it, only two rooms where open because of some works. 

Nobody was there, so I wasn't able to ask if their would be more to see. All the uniforms I have seen are from the period of 1946 onwards. 


There is also a historical museum. Beside this, the castle was the headquarter of the Legion Mirabeau in the time of the French revolution. 

So if you are in the area, I would suggest you make a little visit. Their restaurant also had some Franconian specialities:-)


And as this is a blog about figures - I also saw these two little dioramas. 




as there was just one each of this poses in the Esci set, I am wondering what they did with the rest of the figures.




Freitag, 19. April 2024

New Nassau Infantry from Frank

 Our Hobbymate Thomas Mischak asked Frank to sculpt him some Nassau Grenadiers for his Waterloo project. 

These figures will be available from Hagen soon.















Some of you may have reocgnized he source:-)


And my hobbyfriend Rainer told me, he had worked on the subject with flat figures too. 
Take a look at his blog


You have to scroll down a little bit to find Quatre bras


Dienstag, 16. April 2024

Some projects for the Danish-Prussian war 1864

 Our hobbyfriend Jan Kronisch sent me some photos the units he paints for the attack on the Trenches at Dueppel 1864. The first painted Danish from our range, I have seen so far. 





I also like to see the Cuirassiers. Myself, I am painting on the death ride of Bredow's brigade at Mars la Tour. Another of the many projects, I have in mind:-)

Samstag, 23. März 2024

Batavian uprising

 Patrick created a new diorama for the museum projects of Mules of Marius. If you want to rent a diorama for an exhibition, they are your men.







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And some photos, I made myself on my last visit in the museum










Samstag, 16. März 2024

Dioramica 2024

 In September my friend and partner with Blackwatch-Miniatures is organizing the 4th "Dioramica".

See the details at the homepage of the club

https://www.geschichte-in-miniaturen.de/dioramica.html

The sad thing is, he told me because of missing space, I can't create a diorama over 2x7 meters. 

Well, in my eyes just a vignette:-) I have to think about it, what to do.

There will be a bring & buy as well as twice as much exhibitors as we had last time. 


Beside this, there are many new dioramas in the museum itself. 


Here some photos, a mixture of the first three exhebitions, just to give you a taste of what you will see. 

































I hope to see many of you there, this is not a fair for buying simply plastic figures for the usual prices, but a meeting of hobbyfriends who show their work, talk about our hobby, having some beers and barbeque and simply having fun.

Beside this, in my eyes a bring & buy is much more interesting. Here I hope to get some old figures, maybe painted stuff and old books.