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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 2:51 p.m. PST

I have posted a lot of new pictures of the town of Altefritzenburg. The town has grown in population, from 11 to 30 within the past week, as my brushes have been working on a variety of civilian figures from Perry, Blue Moon, Foundry and Minden.

Here, in this picture, the citizens of the town gather around the local watering hole, the Gasthaus Alter Fritz (modelled after an establishment of the same name in Hochirk), to catch up on the day's news.

Click on the link to my blog to see more pictures of the town:

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dBerczerk15 Apr 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

Quite breathtaking. I think I've found my retirement home!

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

Beautiful!!! I think I may spend a couple days of my vacation there. I bet the local food is really good too!

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 8:12 p.m. PST

Did you mean Hochkirch?

Gonsalvo16 Apr 2017 2:24 a.m. PST

Excellent; needs the Eureka Concert vignette, too! :-)

Snowcat16 Apr 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

I'm curious about the streets. Was that a common thing at the time – rocks along the perimeter?

Cheers

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

Hochkirch yes I can't spell. evil grin

I made the street modules back in 1990 using plastic comic book dividers, wall spackle and some flock. They have held up rather well and are very durable. I don't recall where I got the idea for the stone border, but I thought that it delineated where the road was and I liked the way it looked on the table: when you see it, you know that it is a road. I can't say that it was widely used anywhere.

The modules are made to either 12-inch straight pieces or smaller sections that add up to 12-inches. This enables me to have the road lay flat on the table when it is going over a rise or downhill or if I need some short pieces to get the right fit. All sections are the same width. I also made some pie shaped wedges so,that I can create curves in the road. I used to have some crossroads section, but lost them some time ago – need to make some new ones.

Eureka vignettes are a great idea. I will have to order some pronto.

That's me and Mrs. Fritz standing in front of the Inn. I'm waving my hat. We retired to Altefritzenburg a few months ago and I'm enjoying it immensely.

Cheers,

Fritz

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

Hovels is still operating. At least the last time I checked. Also, for metal livestock, I recommend Warbases. They have some nice sheep and goats in particular.

sebastien Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 6:32 a.m. PST

We could sell up in Toronto and move there!
A small orchestra from Eureka would indeed improve the town's cultural life….

Costanzo116 Apr 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

Great! It's a sunny day acceptable by the people.

Thomas O17 Apr 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

Nice!

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