The weekend of the 13th-14th august we were pilgrims to the tin figures fair at the small city of Kulmbach, nortehrn Bavaria. This is the biggest fair in Germany, happening every second year in august. We found a lot of manufacturers from whole Europe, new for me were the polish ones from Krakow: Krakus figures: www.figurines.com.pl
They fabricate excellent figures in the scale of 54mm, Thomasz Kusion introduced me in his work.
Shortly said, there wasn´t a lot of our preferred scale of 40mm, it seems that this is not the trend in collecting. Only Matthias-Manske had a big desk with hundreds of marvellous figures, where I bought immediately a batallion gun with crew for my saxon army, which is under construction on my table...
What you see on the pictures are the figures of the saxon manufacture of Peipp; wonderful figures, excellently painted and posing in very funny ways. I like them and would wish to combinate them with our 40mm armies, but also here, the scale is different: the exposed Peipp figures were in 54mm. But at the homepage, I found some figures in 45mm, with this typical, very expressive faces, see here:
So, a wonderful weekend with a lot of impressions.
|Mademoiselle Anush is as fascinated by the figures as her father...|
|An afternoon at the fair is quite tiring; Mademoiselle Anush and her sweet Tatar mom.|