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Bookworm

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Ned Ricks, May 17, 2019 at 6:10 PM.

  1. Ned Ricks Member

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    United-States
    Does anyone know if a figure exists of Carl Spitzweg's "Bookworm"
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  2. DEL A Fixture

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  3. Ned Ricks Member

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    United-States
    Hi, Derek-
    Thanks for the link.
    About 20 years ago, I painted a 54mm white metal bookworm and gave it as a gift. Alas, that it should not now be available!

    Maybe one of PF's 3D printing pros will make one or two

    Ned
  4. socko47 Active Member

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    United-States
    I bought one at Kulmbach some time ago (2011) from a different dealer whom I don't know the name. :( My recollection is that more than one dealer had the figure. I would go onto the British Flat Figure site and ask, someone will definitely know the answer. http://www.intflatfigures.org/index.php
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  5. socko47 Active Member

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    United-States
    Here is the second larger.

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  6. Martin64 A Fixture

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    Germany
    I guess you are on the look for this figure - released by Ulrich Puchala - unfortunately this company ceased to excist.
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  7. fogie Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I've always been fond of Spitzweg's work - as one of the 'Romantic' artists, some feel his stuff is a bit 'twee', but seeing this one
    again, and remembering a few of his others, makes me think they would inspire an excellent collection of figures. Perhaps a
    clever sculptor might feel the same .....

    Mike
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  8. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
  9. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Yes - Uli Puchala is still on web and will be as long as the page will be running on the server. Unfortunately the business is gone. I visited Uli at his current living place two years ago and picked up two of his figures he had prepared for me. He told me that he is no longer in business and that his remaining stock of figure kits from his former company is exhausted.
    Most of the 54mm moulds and masters were sold to Müritz Miniatures years ago and Uli switched to the large scale figures. Müritz Miniatures disappeared likewise since awhile.
    While the figures lacked sometimes todays crispness of detail their anatomy and expression were exceptional when Uli was at the height of his career as a sculptor.
    Cheers, Martin
  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Saw this flat being worked on social media ...can't remember who was painting it !

    Nap

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