Wargaming the Seven Years War with 40mm miniatures, done by: Johann-Peter Scheck and Anselm Scheck,
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Member of the Nuernberger Zinnfiguren Association VFZ

carriage of Frederick II.;30mm  flat figures; painted by Werner Fechner




















Since yesterday evening I am member of the VFZ in Nuernberg, the Zinnfiguren Association, which exists already sind more than 50 years. There are some really good fellows there with absolutely fantastic painting techniques. The conventions are also always a good fund to get more informations about uniforms, equipments and staff of the 18. century.
Especially this carriage is an object of desire for me - it would be great to have such in 40mm scale, including the coachman and the footboys in hussar dolmans...

Next example is done by Mr. Mutzbauer, a scenery of the late 17. century about the uniforms of Kurbayern in 54mm. The tree looks extremely realistic, but it isn´t wood, it´s lead. Absolutely great how they are painted.




























Two Kleist hussars (Matthias-Manske), painted by Kremper sen. and jun.

And my newest vignette - easily visible that - in comparision to the background piece -  I have to improve my painting skills...




















































The link to the Association: http://www.vfz-ev.de/

11 comments:

  1. Very well done vignettes but the photos are not able to show that need to improve that you speak of.

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    1. Oh Ross, you are too kindhearted! Thanks for that comment!
      _Peter

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  2. I agree. Both vignettes are lovely.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thank you Stokes! Gives me incitation!
      _Peter

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  3. Hi Peter,

    Good news to hear you're now a member of VfZ. Maybe we have an opportunity to meet there some time to get into contact personally.

    Greets
    Mike

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    1. P.S. Your vignette looks very good.

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    2. Hi Mike, nice to hear from you - I hoped to see you in Nurnberg - I adore your paintings and would like to see them in original!!
      See you next month ther, ok?
      _Peter

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  4. From the photos shown you vignette looks as good as the 54mm one.

    Suitable carriage for 40mm: possibles are something from the old Brumm 1/43 scale Historical Series Horsedrawn Carriages picked up on Ebay - search for "brumm carriage". Also useable is the Dinky Slipper and the Rose coach(Cinderella's Coach), which I have its quite nice the coach is ornate (the horses are overlarge).

    regards

    -- Allan

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    1. Dear Allan, I followed your advice and could find some nice carriages in ebay - mostly from US vendors, but this is no problem. Thank you so much!!
      I will report more soon!!
      _Peter

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  5. HI, Peter.

    I have ordered figures from Herr Fechner, he seems like a nice man. Like the carriage and the Bavarians very much and I assure you, your diorama belongs with them.

    Regarding the coaches, if you're flexible on scale and thickness, there are some options in 45mm. Berliner Zinnfiguren has a nice coach in their civil section, somewhat stylized but not bad.
    http://www.zinnfigur.com/product_info.php?&products_id=10208264&osCsid=l6gvg00d46t584ef5n8q7ndai2&sort=1d&ID=1764
    The same one can be had on German eBay but no cheaper.

    If you can tolerate the stylistic mismatch of using flats with you other figures, even more appealing are the Schmittdiel coaches and sedan chairs. Also 45mm.
    http://www.zinnfiguren-shop.de/Zinnfiguren-Shop/sammlerfiguren.html

    I'll admit that the Schmittdiel figures are a source of frustration for me due to putting the infantry in frontal poses but still many usable things there. For 7YW era use, the fashion is more 1700 than 1750 but sometimes one can't be too fussy about things like that. ;-)

    Regards,
    Steve

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    1. Hi Steve
      Great to hear about Mr. Fechner - he is, indeed, a deeply interesting person- a Prussian by origin and so well educated - it is a joy to listen to him! I will tell him about your work and how I adore, what you are doing since several years!

      About the carriage: they are wonderful - both, the Zinnfigur and the Schmittdiel - maybe I will order one from ebay, as Allan wrote, and will build the side elevation by myself after the proportion of Schmittdiel. Thank you so much for this advices - fantastic!
      _Peter

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