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Gallery Pictures / Re: jewelcase
« Last post by John Alberts on July 25, 2021, 01:08:05 PM »
Very creative!  Very atmospheric painting . . . effective and emotive . . . well done
Vendors - Vendor Announcements / Koss Figures Time Out
« Last post by Stefan on July 25, 2021, 12:35:02 PM »
Dear fellow collectors!
 I am sorry to announce that new orders of the 30mm flat Renaissance figures I have released can not be accepted until June 2022. I have unfortunately neglected to organize the molds and casts right from the beginning. In the meantime it has simply become too much to handle, due to the quantity of figures. I have lost track. Because of the lack of order and the non-existent stock of casts, it takes me several hours, even on smaller orders, to complete everything. Also, the catalog is long outdated. There are dozens of new figures that have not yet been incorporated due to time constraints. Since I can only work on them in my spare time, it will certainly take me a year to recast all the molds in stock and to completely redo the catalog. This year will probably also see the release of more new engravings.

 However, I will of course take care of the orders that have been placed until now as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding.
Gallery Pictures / Re: jewelcase
« Last post by willie on July 25, 2021, 12:12:21 PM »
Outstanding work Willie
Gallery Pictures / Re: jewelcase
« Last post by Gerald on July 25, 2021, 04:06:19 AM »
WOW! Great Work 👍
General Discussion / Re: Zinn Bemalung - Frauendorf figures 1860 -1900
« Last post by marko on July 22, 2021, 04:48:53 PM »
Mark you made me laugh...

Are they easier or harder to paint - yes to both.  Really depends on your style and what you wish to achieve.  If you want ultra realism ala Mike Taylor - 30mm is a challenge though some folks are amazing - Daniel Canet and Mr. Hensel, Speranza spring to mind.  Suggesting detail such as Eric Talmant, Bistulfi and Douchkine is another approach also hard to achieve.

For 90 mm they are very different - a skill I have not mastered yet.

Really a matter of taste and I suspect most painters are better at on vs the other except for stand outs such as Greg DiFranco.

Personally I love 30 mm because of the variety and the availability of things like chariots and large sets though their popularity is waning.  I think as long as it is well engraved you are good in either scale - I am iffy in both.

mark  8)

General Discussion / Re: Zinn Bemalung - Frauendorf figures 1860 -1900
« Last post by Mark Cunnington on July 22, 2021, 03:29:56 PM »
They look pretty good and a varied collection from a fascinating war.

I've never painted as small as 30mm (usually 90mm flats) are they easier or harder to paint?
Gallery / Re: Philippe le Bon
« Last post by snagy on July 22, 2021, 10:56:58 AM »
Very nice work, Christoph!
I like it!
General Discussion / Re: A tin figure travels around the world
« Last post by Ed Humphreys on July 22, 2021, 05:47:46 AM »
Jerry has the information and pictures, which will appear in our next Journal
General Discussion / A tin figure travels around the world
« Last post by Brian on July 22, 2021, 05:44:07 AM »
Our friend Dieter Bella has been busy with a new project

»Der Papyrer von der Göltzsch«

Figure 1: The cooperation project »Papyrer von der Göltzsch« focuses on two old crafts: the production of paper and tin casting. The box impressively shows that sustainability and high-quality packaging can be combined for luxury items. Source: Koehler Paper SE

In an ecological luxury packaging, a small tin figure is currently on a trip around the world. Together with the Koehler paper mill in Greiz, the Nuremberg-based packaging manufacturer RISSMANN, druckpartner GmbH from Essen and the tin figure publisher bellazinnfigur, the project »Der Papyrer von der Göltzsch« was launched.
Recently, the kick-off for this international project took place in the Vogtlandhalle in Greiz. Representatives from politics, business and the press were present. The MDR, the Funke Media Group and other media have already reported extensively. The Papyrer from Göltzsch will then be presented next at the Luxe Pack trade fair in Shanghai and in September in Monaco. Further events are planned this year in London, Hamburg and in Essen's World Heritage Site Zeche Zollverein. With the international sales networks of Koehler and RISSMANN, the project will also be presented in the USA, Asia and Australia.
The box is strictly limited and will not be sold. It is a prime example of how traditional craftsmanship and sustainability can be combined. The aim is to demonstrate that recycled papers and cartons meet the highest standards of elegance and quality. With this project, the participating companies want to make a contribution to sustainability, to the promotion of beautiful craftsmanship and sensual media. Paper and tin complement each other. The company Koehler in Greiz an der Göltzsch in the beautiful Vogtland is the only paper factory in Europe to produce noble cardboard exclusively from recycled paper. All papers have been awarded the Blue Angel.
In addition to the 54 mm tin figure engraved on both sides, the luxurious box contains a high-quality printed and refined booklet with interesting facts about the »Papyrer von der Göltzsch« and a postcard. The tin figure engraved by Regina Sonntag in slate stone depicts a paper creator at the end of thesixthtenth century on his handmade paper. In the background, a historical paper workshop can be seen on a watercolor diorama by the Leipzig artist Sascha Lunyakov. The motif was created especially for this project. For more than 400 years, high-quality paper has been produced at Göltzsch in the Vogtland region.
The cardboard box with the tin figure has been certified by various national and international institutions, such as the Federal Environment Ministry, the European Commission or the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Together with the tin figure, it stands as a reference for beautiful craftsmanship, sustainability and sensual media. The two crafts, paper making and the creation of cultural-historical tin figures, are combined. With this project, the participating cooperation partners want to be a message for high artistry, for responsible work, for a return to the senses and for the sustainable use of our environmental resources.
Further information is available on the Internet on the homepage www.papyrer.de.
There, anyone interested can also download the booklet as a PDF in German and English. In the ARD media library, the search term »luxury packaging« is a documentary by the MDR about the project.

Figure 2: The sample figure staged in colour by Martin Lother could be admired at the opening in Greiz and is now in the reception rooms of Koehler GmbH in Oberkirch.


More info cand be got from Dieter's website        www.bellazinnfigur.de
And have a look at this    [size=78%]Papyrer_GB_10.indd[/size]

General Discussion / Zinn Bemalung - Frauendorf figures 1860 -1900
« Last post by marko on July 21, 2021, 05:03:36 PM »
For those interested in the Franco Prussian war and that time period, Frauendorf is a nice discovery as there is a huge range of beautifully designed figures available.  For those of you who frequent Ebay Germany there has been a range of figures offered which have been very nicely presented and packaged.

The listings show an engraving and along with the necessary figures to match the picture, i.e. not only is it a nice painting instructions but, a bit of a diorama in each set.  Here are two examples:

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What I was unaware of was that they also have an online site with their line offered in the same fashion:


If this is your time period, well worth a look as they have a nice range of soldiers and unusually civilian figures in 30 mm as well, it is a large range and they are nicely presented.

I can also attest to them as a vendor as well - I will post in the review section - but, I just purchased some French Staff figures and received some flawlessly cast figures, very cleverly packaged in wooden cigar boxes along with a color painting guide and a nice note from Rainer Herfurth the owner.  All in all a very pleasant experience.

mark  8)

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