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

Monday, September 10, 2018

New sculpt by Steve Barber: French trooper of the Gardes du Roi and Gendarmerie

I am very proud to present my first own 40mm commission at the wonderful studio of the marvelous sculptor Steve Barber. I know his figures from the former series "The 3 Musketeers", which he did wonderfully and I bought the whole series. Since I saw on Carmen´s Painting Blog his 40mm Samurais, I decided to ask him for sculpting me the French troops "en cheval": It is a basic sculpt for all French of the "Maison du Roi", eg. the Gendarmes, the Gardes du Corps and others.
I can paint them with the classic red coats, as Scottish Gendarmes, as Gendarmes de la Reine or as all the Guards with the magic blue coats.
I wait with impatience, you can imagine...
But it takes a while for a master mould, and then it goes to the mass production.
Now we are discussing on a trumpeter and an officer...

You can order soon this figure with horse at Steve´s Homepage: link



Sunday, September 9, 2018

Matthias-Manske-shop is still open

Due to the new European law of data privacy protection, every online shop has to work on a data privacy protection with a lot of restrictions in using visitors informations. This is, regarding the intention, not the badest idea of our politics. But the consequence is terrible: to create such a data privacy protection, you need  a lawyer, an expert and that means round about 10.000 Euro. I do not know how all the little shops should realize that, it is such an amount of money.
You could also ignore it. Or do it later.
But not in Germany. If you don´t, there are a lot of louche lawyers who only wait for that and then accusing you, because you do a violation of competition - easily you can be in the situation to have to pay a huge penalty (up to 50.000 Euro...). Great, Germany, great...

So, poor Manske, has to rebuild his website. But you can order figures furthermore. Just send him an e-mail: link