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General Discussion / Re: Sets of figures
« Last post by Brian on November 29, 2022, 06:22:33 AM »
Hi Willie,   yes still got the 2 sets,  Claudio has already pointed you to the Tonkin sets.
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General Discussion / Re: Sets of figures
« Last post by archigrog on November 26, 2022, 12:16:33 AM »
Hello Willie,
i know one or two sets on Tonkin campaign:


One is a small set (7 figures) regarding Tuyen Quang siege in 1885 by Sepp Nalter "Legion In Zinn" (sepp.nalter@aon.at, please se in attach the typenlist)


The other one could be by Offizin Rücker (i've somewhere a paper catalog, but must be scanned), but i'm not so sure, could be on the later boxer rebellion


claudio
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General Discussion / Sets of figures
« Last post by willie on November 25, 2022, 05:55:20 PM »
 Brain do you still stock the Crimean wars sets and do you know where I can pick up a set French Legion in Tonkin 1885 I saw them on the Berliner Zinnfiguren page some months back and now they don't have then  Willie
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Resources & Reviews / Re: Books
« Last post by willie on November 25, 2022, 05:39:55 PM »
Hi all hope everyone had a good thanksgiving on the side of the pond . I finely got my Armies of the First Sino - Japanese War 1894-95 by Gabriele Esposito a nice book from Osprey.  They have changed the format on line and I was wondering if any of you guys had any problems with you E books . Willie
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Newbie Section / Re: Glaze color suggestion
« Last post by PJDeluhery on November 23, 2022, 01:31:32 PM »
You're welcome. Give my regards to The Big Easy.  8)
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Newbie Section / Re: Glaze color suggestion
« Last post by John Alberts on November 23, 2022, 11:01:16 AM »
Thank you for the detailed response.  Much appreciated.  Will give it a try.
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Newbie Section / Re: Glaze color suggestion
« Last post by PJDeluhery on November 22, 2022, 05:57:54 PM »
According to color theory. as I understand it , a very transparent glaze of the complimentary color should mute the yellow. That's purple (red+blue).  It might take more than one coat, so go slowly, watch the results, and adjust from there.

I'd mix 1 part of purple from the tube with about 10 parts glaze medium, put a little on  my brush and blot until almost dry, and try it in a place that does not show too much. Let it dry and see what happens. I'm sure it will mute the yellow, but not sure what it will do to the khaki.  You might need several coats to mute the yellow sufficiently. You might then need to glaze the khaki with another color to bring it to the hue you want.

If you still have some of the original color, put it on an old figure you don't care about and practice until you get he result you are looking for.  You can short cut the dry time by using a crock pot or 100watt bulb to dry the figure overnight. Be sure it is dry completely to evaluate the results.

Hope this helps.
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Gallery / Re: A small bulk of pictures
« Last post by merlino on November 22, 2022, 03:12:37 PM »
excellent works!  Compliments!  :)
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News / Otto Muxfeldt flat figures
« Last post by Roland Simon on November 21, 2022, 04:17:19 PM »
Hello all,
please note the new adress of my dear collector friend Otto Muxfeldt, editor of flats for the franco-prussian war 1870/71, some napoleonics and civilians:
Otto Muxfeldt, Herzmoorwende 15, D-22417 Hamburg, Germany
email: ottomuxfeldt@gmx.de

You can download his catalogue here (homepage): www.muxfeldt-zinnfiguren.tilda.ws
CheersRoland Simon

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Newbie Section / Glaze color suggestion
« Last post by John Alberts on November 21, 2022, 01:57:45 PM »
Am painting WW2 US paratroopers in oils and after much work the khaki uniform is way too yellow (I think cadmium yellow dark) to keep.  Any suggestion for a glaze color to tone down the yellow chroma and make it closer khaki and drab?
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