Donnerstag, 29. Dezember 2011

Vintage Models

I ordered some more old Hinchliffe models for my WWII collection, so maybe I have these too in my wrinkled old hands. At the moment my table is full of models waiting to get paint, and I hope to publis some more photos of my work the next days...
As I am working in a shop time is not that much available because of Christmas frenzy...

Mittwoch, 28. Dezember 2011

At last Santa arrived......

Today I got a late Christmas present. A box full of old CalderCraft,Hinchliffe and Der Kriegspieler Miniatures.
Most of them in their Original Blisters and some in Vintage Matchboxes...

Simply wonderful.....
And also an offer from the seller for some more...

Samstag, 10. Dezember 2011

Busy time

Hello friends. It has been a busy time for me. So my apologies for not posting more Photos recently.
Work used up all my spare time.

These are pics from a project I've been working on for quite a time. Always stopping for more urgend projects. Maybe sometime I will finish this.

Montag, 7. November 2011

Some Oldee Pictures

These are some Older Pictures of projects I am always working on.

Rhe Napoleonics are for wargaming at my local Club the Indian is for Legends of the Old West from Gw and also for the Old Warpaint Rules

Montag, 24. Oktober 2011

Duzi 2011 the 3rd

the previous pics are from a show I attend each year. The Battle shown is the battle of Asculum. The whole project was worked on for around a year and features around 12.000 figures from various manufacturers. It is a group build as for one person it is definitivly too much. We tried to make it as easy as possible to attend th project and everybody could paint as much as he wanted. We kept in contact mainly via e-mail and exel lists we posted to keep the others informed about the process.
Fo me it was pure fun, but i also learned a bit from it. First of all was : Keep working on it !! Honestly at first it was hard. I painted a full Phalanx of Greek Pikemen 256 models strong. While at first thinking that it is easy i soon learned it is not. Careful planning of the poses, amounts of models per pose and careful research of what is actually in a box helps a lot. Mine were all from Hät, needing around 10 full boxes to get the right poses. Hours gluing Pikes to models. And switching between the materials for the Pikes (no these are not metal).

At last I put my battered Phalanx on a board to see it every evening. Just to finish a line of troops. Between I painted a cavalry trooper or two ( ok I painted them 12 at  time) or some Tracians or other lighter troops.
Another interesting thing was that some things are worth building yourself and sometimes even making molds..
More Photos soon to follow

Freitag, 21. Oktober 2011

Duzi the Second posting

 The flank battle between the elephants and the roman warwagons
 The cavaly fight on the opposite side
 The generals view
 The big cavalry clash
The opposing battlelines

Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2011

DUZI 2011

Proud plastic mates on the table

For me it was the first time working toghter with many other over such a big display.
All 20mm 1/72 sclae models. One Year work. around 12.000 of them.

Finally online

now I made the first step online.

The purpose of this site is to post some hobbyrelated things like pics, comments,etc.
My main interest lies wth 20mm or 1/72 soldiers. I fell in love years ago when the playground was the living room floor. An proud armies of greens march against the grey infidels. Proud Brish Guards against fierce Celts, and Yankees against Indians and Rebs...