Sonntag, 18. März 2018

Modellbautage Fürstenfeldbruck

This weekend was the anual model-show near Munich. The only one time in the year when I have to drive less than 100 kilometers to a fair.

This year the most impressing subject was the Lego modell of the Bismarck. 6,78 meters long, thousands of bricks etc. But see yourself

Donnerstag, 15. März 2018

Grenadiers of the 85eme Demi-Brigade de Ligne

Here I can show you the next set for our Napoleon in Egypt range.

The Masters were made by Frank Ziegler and here is the text he sent me.

 As far as the plates according to Chasseriau, which Yves Martin has published in his book The French Army of the Orient 1798-1801, can be believed, in some units there were worn the bearskins of the grenadiers and sappers with the new uniform in 1799-1801 in Egypt and Syria, after the regulations of General Kéber.
Here is the uniform version of the grenadiers of the 85e Demi Brigade de Ligne with the bearskins with front shield, according to the contemporary uniform plates I mentioned above.

I would say these guys could be used on the European continent too.

Samstag, 10. März 2018

Palmyrian army

Our hobbyfriend Tony who was very interested in the 3rd century Roman army we have in the shop asked if Darek can sculpt him two Palmyrian infantrymen. These together with conversions of Carthagians (for the Guard) are the first troops from Zenobia's army.

We will bring the figures in the shop too. At the moment he sent me some great photos which I wanted to share with you.

Donnerstag, 1. März 2018

Borodino - Diorama and figures

Our hobbyfriend Norbert Richem sent me these photos of his 1/72 wargame/diorama of Borodino.
I am really impressed how many projects for this battle I have seen in the last month.

So I guess JJ's idea of having ordered the Saxon GDC to make will be interesting for some other collectors too.

Another subject to fit to this battle comes from our hobbyfriend Francis Long. He asked for some Russian Trainriders in different poses he wants to use for a huge Leipzig wargame.
Massimo made these for him - within four weeks in our shop.

So the 1812 range is growing:-)

Sonntag, 25. Februar 2018

A French camp

After Andy produced all the different tents in 1/72 he had the idea that a Napoleonic camp would be a nice idea. Well, I with my usual bloody battles was not much impressed, but I know there are much more peaceful collectors around:-)

So here the masters Leonardo (Phersu) sculpted for him.

Dienstag, 20. Februar 2018

A French Cuirassier charge

These photos I found on a French blog.  Many thanks to Paul who gave me the link!

Freitag, 16. Februar 2018

Time for new Napoleonics - Borodino

Six years ago we worked on the charge of the Saxon cavalry at borodino. Photos from the diorama you can see here.

Now a collectors friend asked us to produce the Saxon Garde Du Corps to have a proper partner for the Zvzda Zastrow Cuirassiers. At the diorama we used the old Strelets and converted Zastrows or 1806 Italeri Prussians.

But now Massimo sculpted a complete new set of them. Looks like we have to make a revival of this diorama in 2022:-)

These here will be available in the shop very soon