Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

I wish you and your families a

Happy New Year!

Thank you all for your time, your interest on this side, your support and your comments.

2013 was a year with many ups and downs for me. I was busy with many other things as figure painting and scale modeling  and could not finish a lot of my projects. Also, I have reactivated an old love again, the photography. In 2014 I want to finish the started projects and want to implement some new project ideas. Let's see what comes up. Maybe it gives a great battle between my model kits and me :-).  The battle reports will be found as always on this page.

With this in mind....

Sunday, December 29, 2013

HäT 8280 - 7YW Prussian Marching

As previously announced, I show you today the first of the three sets of figures of HäT about the Seven Years' War. It's the set 8280 - 7YW Prussian Infantry Marching.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

I hope all of you have a peaceful and enjoyable time...

...and enough time for your hobby ;-)

With this in mind....

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A surprice for the 4th Advent

For the 4th Advent can you open the little door in the advent calendar and you will see the surprise that has reached me yesterday.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Suzie - Step 3

Unbelievable! Despite all the Christmas preparations finally I have found some time for my hobby. This time I used to continue painting at Suzie.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Paint Table Saturday (4)

And here is my contribution to the Paint Table Saturday. Thanks Sofie for this great idea!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Hobbit - Collector Series (Part 3)

The next figures of this series in my collection.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tanja 75mm (flat figure painted by Gerald)

It is a great pleasure for me today to be able to show you Tanja. Tanja is a 75mm flat tin figure, painted by my mate Gerald.  

His heart beats, among other things, for the painting of flat figures, and in my opinion he has already reached a very good level in painting this kind of figures. But please don't tell him that I'm a fan of his work ;-)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Suzie - Step 2

Saturday Night Pain Desk

A small update on Suzie and a view to my Saturday night pain desk...

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Cosmetic / Jewelry Organizer

Do not worry, this is now not a beauty blog. I show you just one way to feed some things to good use. The last shopping trip with my wife, we found a small box in which our ladies (and sometimes the gentleman) can accommodate cosmetics and jewelry.

With us, it is that countless small cosmetic utensils and jewelry are available and so we thought it's certainly not bad, bring in some order. So we bought such a box.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Suzie - Step 1

Having no internet connection during the last 5 days (that's really horrible...) I thought that this is a good time to start painting my Suzie. I'd planned to start with painting in my summer holidays but I didn' t found the time.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Hobbit - Collector Series (Part 2)

The next visitors arrived me during this week and I can tell you my kittchen looks like an pigsty.
But I had to invite them, too ;-)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Hobbit - Collector Series

Completely unnoticed by me, a new race has ensconced on the shelves of toy stores. Just by chance I discovered it and since I'm naturally curious and really wanted to get in touch, I simply invited three of them to my home. For me, this was a very interesting experience. If you want to learn more about the new race, just read on.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

HMS Prince of Wales - Part 6

Only a first attempt to replace the kit parts of the anti aircraft Pom-Poms.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

With tears in my eyes ...

... I'm writing this post and it's hard for me to find the right words.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A paper trip to the Pyramid

I think, travelling to the pyramids in Egypt isn't really secure these days. Because of this I've made a different kind of travel to the Pyramids. I've made my travel on paper. The only dangers, which I was exposed to on this trip, were a pair of scissors, glue and myself.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Time To Rearrange

After sitting some years in the living room still having the same wallpaper it's getting tedious and it is somewhat depressing. Isn't it?

The same happens to me with my blog and because of I'm an collector  I collected some things here which I think I don't need.

The time is therefore ready for a late spring cleaning...

Friday, August 16, 2013

HMS Prince of Wales - Part 5

The original platforms

In this part of my PoW series we will make some modifications on the Admiral's bridge and the Signal platform.

You can see the original kit parts on the picture above. The parts are connected and not glued. For positioning serve me two toothpicks.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

HMS Prince of Wales - Part 4

The hangar without details

If you look at the model there is a great plain area without details in the midship section as you can see on the picture. This part is the hangar. In this hangar the PoW carries her board aircraft type Walrus.

After some research I've found some pictures and drawings of this area. So I decide to try to add some details to the hangar front and to modify the catapult area.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

HMS Prince of Wales - Part 3

Only a little update for this week. As first step I sanded down the catapult a little bit. You can see it at the top of the picture. The original you can see at the bottom.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

HMS Prince of Wales - Part 2

Starting with the project this week, I thought I became crazy. I thought that if  HMS Prince of Wales is on the box, a HMS Prince of Wales is in the box there. Far from it! It seems to me, that in the miniship series from Revell the only difference between the ships of the King George V class is the name and the box art. The sprues are the same. So I started searching for pictures of the Prince of Wales and models of this ship. There are many pictures availiable, but less of them show me the details I want to see. Maybe I used the wrong search terms. However, I take the decision to change some parts of the model. I don't know whether the changes I make are historical correct or not. If you have some information or sources about the Prince of Wales I'm happy if you share the information or link with me. Thanks in advance!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

HMS Prince of Wales - Part 1

Box Art
Decades ago, that I have built one of these small vessels. That was the time when Revell brought the Mini Ships in scale 1/1200 on the market. At that time I had built the entire series. Unfortunately, all the series are then gone broke during playing and relocations.

Sunday, June 09, 2013


This is Suzie from Historex and the Lady is new in my collection.  This will be....

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Teutonic Knight

After a few days of relaxation it then hit me again. After looking through several figure sets I thought it was a good idea to bring a new figure to my Teutonic army for my planned diorama.  I chose a character from the Italeri set Teutonic Knights in scale 1/72 and start preparing the figure for painting.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Forbidden Treasure - Little Zombie(9)

Mit diesem Beitrag endet meine Little Zombie Reihe.

This post ends my little zombie series.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Little Zombie(8)

Mit dieser Figur nähert sich meine Little Zombie Reihe langsam aber sicher ihrem Ende.  Die Figur stammt von Lucky Toys und ist aus dem Figurensatz TL0011 - Vlad Tzepes. Der Maßstab ist 1/72.

With this figure, my Little Zombie series slowly but surely coming to an end. The figure comes from the Lucky Toys figure set TL0011 - Vlad Tzepes. The scale is 1/72.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Little Zombie(7)

Gift of the Spider

Ich denke, ich spinne...... ;-)

....mir mal mein eigenes Netz.

Letztes Wochenende dachte ich noch, ich wäre fertig mit der Base. So kann man sich täuschen. Im Laufe der Woche kam mir doch noch eine Idee, die ich versucht habe umzusetzen.

I think I spider...... ;-)

....me my own net.

Last weekend, I still thought I was done with the base. So you can be fooled. During this week yet another idea came to me that I've been trying to implement.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Little Zombie(6)

Obwohl ich nicht der große Fan von Gartenarbeit bin, habe ich mich am Wochenende dann doch hingesetzt und die Bepflanzung der Base fertiggestellt. So schön, wie auf dem Foto oben sah sie noch aus, bevor ich weitere Hand an sie legte. Was daraus geworden ist, könnt ihr in diesem Beitrag erfahren.
Although I am not a great fan of gardening, I sat down this weekend and completed the planting of the base. As nice as in the photo above, she looked before I put more hands on them. What became of it, you can see in this post.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Little Zombie(5)

So, jetzt ist einer der Hauptakteure für meine kleine Vignette soweit fertig. Der kleine Zombie im Maßstab 1/72.

So now one of the main actors for my little vignette is ready. The little zombie  in scale 1/72.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Ich wünsche euch allen ein frohes Osterfest.
Dieses Jahr habe ich wie viele andere auch ein Ei bemalt und mit einem Bild vom Sternenhimmel kombiniert. Für die Bemalung habe ich hauptsächlich eine Airbrush benutzt. Es war eine nette Abwechslung zu den Modellen, Figuren und Vignetten, die ich sonst baue und bemale. 

Demnächst auf diesem Blog, der nächste Teil meiner kleinen Zombie-Serie.
Bleiben Sie dran!
I wish you all a Happy Easter.
This year I have painted like many others, an egg and combined with an image of the night sky. For painting I used mainly an airbrush. It was a nice change to the models, figures and vignettes that I build and paint otherwise. 

Coming soon on this blog the next part of my Little Zombie series.
Stay tuned!

With this in mind....

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Little Zombie(4)

Während ich immer noch auf den Gärtner zur Bepflanzung meiner Base warte ( die heutigen Bediensteten sind auch nicht mehr das, was sie früher nie waren ;-) ), beschäftige ich mich in diesem Teile meiner "Little Zombie" Reihe mit dem Thema Abfallverwertung.
While I'm still waiting for the gardener to plant my base ( the current staff are no longer what they never used to be ;-) ), I am working in this part of my "Little Zombie" series with the theme of recycling.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Painting Tool

In dem Wort Painting ist auch das Wort Pain enthalten. Das ist auch jedesmal das Gefühl, dass ich habe, wenn mir beim Bemalen eine Figur wieder aus den Fingern rutscht. Ihr werdet euch fragen, was das mit einer Plastikflasche zu tun hat.

In the word Painting the word Pain is included. That's always the feeling that I have when I paint a figure and again the figure slips out of my fingers. You wonder what this has to do with a plastic bottle.