Donnerstag, 30. Januar 2014

A small SYW diorama

Rainer sent me these photos of a nice SYW diorama he made. Hessian troops on the march. I like the wagon and the cavalry on the flank. The marching infantry must be Art-Miniaturen.

Dienstag, 28. Januar 2014

And now we have something to beat a Samurai-Invasion back - Heavy Korean infantry 1592

Our hobbyfriend Thomas who asked Massimo to sculpt the Samurai for him wants to work on a diorama about the Invasion of Korea in 1592. The only figures we have so far for the enemies are the Red Box ones which are not really impressing.

So Thomas decided he wants to increase the range to complete the whole war in the end.
And here is the next set, available from Hagen soon.

In my eyes really great stuff from Massimo. For those of you who want to learn more about this war, take a look at Wikipedia

And there is an Osprey too at their homepage too.

And if you would like to buy the already casted Saumrai, they are available here.

Dienstag, 21. Januar 2014

Battle of Berg Isel - Tyrol 1809

One of the closest battlefields to my home is the Napoleonic battle of Mount Isel in Tyrol.
In my eyes the Tyrolean uprising is an interesting subject in the Napoleonic period. A regular army (mostly Bavarians, but French and Italian troops) fighting an army of irregulars.

Not a guerilla war like in Spain and the southern part of Italy, but more pitched battles here.

While the Bavarians always overcame the Tyroleans in open ground like the battle of Wörgl, they always had difficulties when they faced them in mountain terrain.

Three battles were fought on the Berg Isel of which the Tyroleans won the first three.

See here some photos from a flat-figure diorama of the 3rd battle

Sonntag, 19. Januar 2014

Diorama of Gallipoli from the Army-Museum in Istanbul

In March 2010 I visited Istanbul and had the chance for a trip to the army museum there.

This town is full of history, museums etc.  For less than 3 Euro I got the permission to make photos which increased my uniform-archive a lot:-)  Now with a better digital camera I think I should make a trip again...

Beside the uniforms, paintings etc. they had a nice little diorama for the battle of Gallipoli with 54mm figures.

Maybe another idea to make one of this in 1/72 too with the figures from HAT and metals.

And as it is always good to see original items to get the right colour when painting figures here one from each side.

Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Peninsular war British Rifles from Massimo

Hello Hobbyfriends,

this time I have a real gem here. Massimo made these figures for another hobbyfriend who joined us
at Hagen. I hope we can have these figures available soon to increase my own British army!!

Dienstag, 14. Januar 2014

Tumbling Dice Zouaves painted as Papal Zouaves for 1867 Mentana

With the beginning of 2014 Tumbling Dice joined our group at Hagen-Miniatures. So this great range of figures is available from us now too. The price is the same, but as a non-British you would have an advantage of the postal costs. So if you are interested, here is the link

One of the things I always wanted to have is to see pictures of the figures before I buy them. Sadly Paul has no photos of his figures on his own homepage. We want to change this and because of this I started to paint all the Tumbling Dice figures from my own collection to put photos in the shop. If anybody of you can help with photos of already painted figures I would be very greatful!

Here are two photos from Papal Zouaves from my collection. Long ago I had the idea of creating a diorama of the battle of Mentana 1867. Just because it is one of the lesser known battles.

Maybe one day I can complete it. The Papal army is too colourful not be shown on a diorama

When I visited the army museum in Bruxelles there were a lot of original uniforms of this unit. I made photos of them and went into the local colour-shop to let them mix the colour in the same tone as the originals had. The only problem I had to buy a bottle of 250 ml and I am not sure if in the end I would have more of them then the Pope himself!

Maybe you like this subject too?

Freitag, 10. Januar 2014

A cavalry charge at Waterlooo

Here are the latest photos I've got from Thomas Mischak. This time the 5th and 6th French lancers at Waterloo.

Some years ago I had the chance to see this great diorama which stands in an old Bunker myself and I was very impressed by it. A hobby-room that everybody needs in my eyes:-))

Montag, 6. Januar 2014

Again the Franco-Prussian war - But this time in a complete other scale

This time I have some photos from Alfred and Roland. This is a "small" diorama they made for a special exhitibion on the Franco Prussian war.

See here figures in scale 1:6 (in my eyes doll's like my daughters Barbies:-))
On the other hand great details in this scale.

French garde mobiles and line infantry against Prussian infantry.

And here you have Alfred on the left and Roland on the right, taking on the French officer.
Something you can't paint in 1/72...