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Arteis0228 Aug 2016 9:17 p.m. PST

Too many years ago for me to recall, as a callow twenty-one year old youth, I made my first overseas trip from New Zealand. This was during my first bout of enthusiasm for the wargaming hobby (my present involvement in the hobby was rekindled in my 40s), so I made a point of visiting some of the European shangri-la's of miniature soldiers.

I couldn't resist buying a few flat miniatures to keep as souvenirs. When I got back home to New Zealand, I painted the figures and arranged them onto bases.

Many, many years later (I'm now in my 60s) I've still got these figures.

I've posted more information about each of these three dioramas on my blog here: link




Chokidar29 Aug 2016 12:59 a.m. PST

Superb work…. every serious colector should dabble in flats at least once in his life.. and the culture in Germany and Austria around them, the choice, the research and the erudition is so rich.
From Kulmbach to Rabbit Island or thereabouts…in 40 something years …what an odessey!
As the punchline in this years winning fringe one liner in Edinburgh would have it – you are a man after my own heart Sir

Gen Custer29 Aug 2016 1:12 a.m. PST

Fantastic :-)

Lucius29 Aug 2016 2:19 a.m. PST

Nice work!

I agree with Chokidar. Everybody should attempt to paint some flats at some point. It will teach you a lot about color and shading.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2016 2:35 a.m. PST

Very nice work! I have some lying around ……now I'm inspired!

Hafen von Schlockenberg29 Aug 2016 5:31 a.m. PST

Wait,you painted these at 21?


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