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News / Re: Cards
« Last post by John Alberts on January 30, 2023, 10:17:12 AM »
You can tell some are having fun and some sense tension.  Well done!
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News / Re: Cards
« Last post by Hannibal on January 30, 2023, 04:31:09 AM »
excellent !!  good grouping too............
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News / Cards
« Last post by Brian on January 30, 2023, 03:52:03 AM »
One of the new figures from Jupiter Miniatura
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Review Section / Re: Minoan bull jumpers
« Last post by John Alberts on January 29, 2023, 06:29:33 PM »
A march through in history in flats!  Nice work
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Review Section / Re: Hafer Adam & Eve
« Last post by marko on January 29, 2023, 04:40:53 PM »
I agree nicely painted but, not my own work!


mark
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Review Section / Re: Hafer Adam & Eve
« Last post by Hannibal on January 29, 2023, 04:29:41 PM »
Beautiful painting, Mike, very  nicely achieved !!!
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Review Section / Minoan bull jumpers
« Last post by marko on January 29, 2023, 03:22:38 PM »
Lovely figures depicting Bull Jumpers from Minoan times.  Whether the practice was actually practiced or is only something having mythological significance is apparently debated.  From the Penn Museum:

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Sir Arthur Evans, excavated at Knossos, provided this “diagrammatic sketch of [an] acrobat’s course” to show the sequence of movements in bull-leaping. From The Palace of Minos , page 223, fig. 156.


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The famous Bull-leaping fresco, from the palace at Knossos, depicts a critical moment in the event. Two female figures (in white) are positioned at each end of the bull, while a male figure (in brown) throws himself into a somersault off of the bull’s back... The fresco dates to the Final Palace period, ca. 1450–1400 BC.

Hafer's set as a whole:

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Again thanks to Brian King lovely figures of part of the set.  (Normally I do not purchase partial sets but, in this case I don't particularly care for the other figures so this worked well.)


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Finally a spirited rendition from Eric Talmant combined with figures from Neckel which go nicely with the theme.

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mark
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Review Section / Hafer Adam & Eve
« Last post by marko on January 29, 2023, 03:12:02 PM »
Partial set from Hafer's Biblical collection showing where it all began:


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Thanks to Brian King I have the pair and their downfall:


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and from the Gallery a nicely painted example.


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mark
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Gallery / Re: Russian horsemen
« Last post by Christian on January 27, 2023, 07:08:46 AM »
Well done, nice group!


BG Christian
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Gallery / Re: Russian horsemen
« Last post by redman on January 26, 2023, 03:06:44 PM »
I'd love to have a set of these 3 - can I ask what the Ebay listing was (name / title?) since I don't seem to be getting anywhere finding them using the obvious terms(!).
Regards.
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