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General Discussion / Re: An on-going problem of successful acquisition and mass
« Last post by marko on December 11, 2018, 11:56:32 AM »
Ed, what can I say but, my problems seem petty in comparison... ::)

I do now know what to say if my wife ever complains about my hobby.

Mind you, you have done what I always dreamed of, namely have my own little museum which was always met with a half amused bitter look.

mark  8)  - apparently one of the sane ones
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General Discussion / Re: An on-going problem of successful acquisition and mass
« Last post by Ed Humphreys on December 11, 2018, 07:20:41 AM »

You are fortunate, Mark. As well as thousands of unpainted and half-painted figures, I have to find room for dozens of boxed dioramas, most of them around 60 cm in width. We bought the house next door and knocked through.
Ed
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Figure Identification/Search / Re: Battle of Pavia 1525
« Last post by merlino on December 11, 2018, 01:26:12 AM »
Stefan, you have a e-mail............ ;)
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Figure Identification/Search / Re: Battle of Pavia 1525
« Last post by Stefan on December 10, 2018, 03:57:02 PM »
@ Brian: Thank you. :)
@merlino: A catalog will be published until 10. January 2019. The figures are distributed by a registered society called "Historia Austriae 1414 -1648". Our email: historia.austriae@chello.at
We have no homepage. As soon as the catalog is ready, I will inform the forum. ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Proposal of Project for 2019 Kulmbach and Eindhoven
« Last post by Hannibal on December 10, 2018, 03:21:22 PM »
Wouawww Brian, so colourful!!
Many of us have collected our Dragon flat at Sèvres on the table of Benedikt Widmann !!
So normally, January and February should be hot in painting .....
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General Discussion / An on-going problem of successful acquisition and mass
« Last post by marko on December 10, 2018, 01:47:21 PM »
Curious about some clever ideas around a problem most of us have – storage of unpainted figures.
 
In my own case I have what I felt was a semi-efficient system:

Unpainted figures are slipped into artist art board – similar to cardboard but, with foam in the middle;

  • Sets are grouped and stored together;

 I then store them in metal mesh four drawer file drawers;

  • This has been interesting as they look great and stack well but, are a bit unsteady.  (They have tried to kill me twice with part of a stack falling on me and raining flats);
  • They no longer manufacture these so I have out-run my ability to neatly store these.  (One answer is to quit acquiring stock or alternatively paint more than I purchase but, sadly neither has worked out);

 Finally I have the issue of documentation and background material. 
I keep a very efficient file system using file manila file folders;
  • Digital background is kept in a large free form program called Growly Notes – Mac program, Windows alternative is Microsoft OneNote  – which allows me to store pictures, data and notes together;
  • I generally keep things by Editor – by set with a variety of background material.  (Part of my enjoyment of flats is the research relevant to a set.); 
This all sounds pretty efficient as I write it but, sheer mass has made it a bit unwieldly.  Also as I tend to paint what is interesting at the time I tend to start many sets, half finish them and then revisit them at a later date.  This means that figures tend to be orphaned from a storage perspective.
 
So curious as to working alternatives to such problems or am I the most organized member in this bunch?  (That would be seriously disturbing were it so…).
 
In a nutshell how do others store and track their figures and documentation?

mark  8)

 
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Figure Identification/Search / Re: Crécy and Tannenberg series
« Last post by tinman on December 10, 2018, 09:37:05 AM »
You're welcome....There are two more figures that Hans Muller made for the "Crecy Series" that were not included in Ortmann's list:


MR 91: Mounted French Bishop with lance, galloping. This figure was meant to represent the Arch-bishop of Nimes and/or the Arch-bishop of Sens. Both men are included in the chronicler Roberto de Avesbury's list of dead French knights whose bodies were found on the Crecy battlefield. Ortmann did not include the figure because he did not own the mold. The figure was mistaken for a "Crusades" figure and sold to Fritz Menz. The mold is currently with K. Howey.


MR 96: Mounted English bowman, halted. Ortmann owned this mold so it is baffling why he did not include the figure as part of the series.


It is reasonable to conclude that all the figures MR79-MR110 were made by Hans Muller for Otto Gottstein's Battle of Crecy diorama.



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General Discussion / Re: Proposal of Project for 2019 Kulmbach and Eindhoven
« Last post by Brian on December 10, 2018, 07:32:32 AM »
And mine! good figure to paint, you guys are missing out  ;)   
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Shows / SEVRES 2018
« Last post by Hannibal on December 10, 2018, 06:58:33 AM »
Sèvres 2018, a succès again, but some 950 pièces were displayed at the contest, a bit less than 2017, and the crowd was also less than last year, perhaps the effect of the 'gilets jaunes' in the streets and on the Champs Elysées ...

As far as flats:   92 flats exposed by 43 artists  (9% of the pièces) against 128 pièces and 51 artists in 2017 (-29%):
   Dioramas:   4 dios by 2 artists
   Creation:     2 flats by 2 artists
   Masters:    36 by 20 painters
   Cofirmed:  26 flats by 12 painters
   Novices:    24 flats by 7 painters

Awards:  9 Gold, 12 Silver and 14 Bronze - no award: 8 - no BoS

Jupiter Miniatures was present as vendor of flats ....


Some 130 pictures selected among 600 are under loading in the Show Gallery: http://www.intflatfigures.org/index.php?action=gallery;cat=230

message will be given when completed ....
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Figure Identification/Search / Re: Crécy and Tannenberg series
« Last post by Richard on December 10, 2018, 05:29:59 AM »
Thanks John !
You can't be wrong as we see  figures belonging to the Tannenberg battle series on the pictures of BZ site. Unfortunately Scholtz doesn't give the references of the figures.
Richard
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