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Re: What you got!!
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2013, 06:43:02 AM »
From my collection :
"Chasseurs Alpins dans le Vercors" by R. Menager.
It looks like flatfigures and indeed they are but they are made from a little metalsheet, cut and then painted. They are totally original and the man who did it in the past (he is death now) created a lot of different little diorama : in books, in frames...all totally hands made from near nothing

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Re: What you got!!
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 01:24:38 PM »
Glen, it's not a curse, it's called perfection  8)    ;D ;D ;D


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Re: What you got!!
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 12:21:16 PM »
Well not much, since I don't collect in the traditional sense.
I have 13 completed flats - four stock commercial pieces, three conversions of stock pieces, and six scratch-built.
There are four commercial pieces in in my storage drawer and one commercial piece on my desk being painted.
There are also three scratch-built pieces on my desk - one being painted, one primed, and one being sculpted. All have some issues which I am mulling how to fix before continuing. I have been mulling for quite some time, now...
I've noticed one little issue I have. I can't look at a commercial piece without thinking about correcting something or converting it. It's a curse.


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Re: What you got!!
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 10:58:13 AM »
Thank you very much for showing us those and the story behind your collection. When you have time please show us some more.   :)
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Re: What you got!!
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 10:56:03 AM »
About my collection.
When I was a young boy, I liked very much play with little soldiers. At this time (end of the 60's) it was plastics soldiers. I received them from my parents and grand-parents. We usually went to a big shop in the center of Brussels. The name of the shop was "Old England", they sold a lot of different things : clothes, furniture on the third floor. All my soldiers came essentially from this shop and the editor was "Britains".
When I became older I began to buy soldiers, not for play anymore but for collect them. And especially flatfigures. It was at the begin of the 80's and now I cannot stop to buy flatfigures and sometime round figures too but it is very seldom because I prefere flats.
All my collection or the biggest part, is dedicated to the Napoleonic time.


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What you got!!
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 04:53:23 AM »
Well guys what you got!! no need for photos text is fine just tell us about your collection ;)
If I was to say I collect it would be Mignot 30mm figures factory painted and blanks got quite a few now will get round to boring you with them later   ;D


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