Hello from England

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Gary_81, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Gary_81 Active Member

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    Hi Brad and thank you for the welcome. For me it was doing 28mm Napoleonic commissions from my early to mid twenties. Loved it at first but after doing thousands of the same models I just had to take a break, just never thought it would be such a long one :D.
    On a side note judging by your avatar you might like it when I get around to reviewing my Chronos Miniatures Baron Munchausen unless you already have it or it's been reviewed already. I still can't believe how many models I have got in those 12 years now I just need to get busy painting them all.

    Gary
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  2. theBaron A Fixture

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    Chronos produced a figure of the Baron? I didn't know that. That was a wishlist project of mine, to teach myself to sculpt so I could make a figure of Baron Munchausen in 54mm. Well, I won't give it up. There are some other subjects I want to have, that are so obscure that no one has produced them.

    And yes, the gray army! You're in very good company here-most of us have accumulated large stashes of figures. I may sell off my scale model stash, but I intend to paint every single figure, kit or casting in my figure stash.

    As a kid, I built models, but also had a model railroad display, when led eventually to a 1/72 Waterloo wargame with Airfix figures, by the time I went off to college. Along the way, I painted the crew figures in the Monogram, Revell, and Airfix kits, and then on to Tamiya. It still seems natural to me to have a figure or two in an airplane or armor kit.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  3. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    Ah, OK, I take that back, I have seen Chronos' figure before, Munchausen riding the mortar shell:

    http://chronos-miniatures.com/index...tegory_id=1&product_id=521&Itemid=104&lang=en

    I remember thinking how interesting it was that they chose to depict him in the hussar's uniform, rather than in the frock coat and tricorn. I've got an old edition of Munchausen from around 1890, which includes the Baron in various uniforms. He's in the hussar uniform in illustrations of him, watering his horse which had be cut in half, or lifting himself and his mount by pulling himself up by his queue.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  4. Gary_81 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I kind of wish the model had been sculpted with the tricorn hat. For me I will always think of the baron as he was in the 1988 film as I used to watch it to the point of driving my parents mad :D.

    Gary
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