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Hello; new from Germany

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by divaricatus, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. divaricatus New Member

    Hello everybody,

    my name is Martin, I´m from southern Germany. I tried painting miniatures, inspired by my granddad, some 30 years ago. This was obviously before the Internet and I had no one to ask how to do it (my greatfather was not the very scholarly type). I started with oil paint and very soon, not very satisfied with the outcome, I laid down the hobby.
    But Miniatures never left my mind and I collected quite an amount of unpainted ones.
    Just 2 years ago I found myself with some time on my hands and started anew, this time with acrylic paints. Currently I mainly paint plastic figures, mostly 35mm and some busts.
    I have a Brother of St. John and Islamic Cavalery of Pegaso in wait for me since a few years which I plan to paint when I feel my skills sufficient to do so.

    Glad to be here, I already detected town of interesting posts and pictures and amazing artists!
    It´s a little confusing and overwhelming in the beginning, but that will pass!
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Martin

    Great to have you with us ....share the PF word , all are very welcome to join ..no matter what's modelled with figures

    Do ask any questions someone will know

    Lots of different sections to look at including traditional and 3 D sculpting , competitions , WIP's , References , Painting techniques and so much more

    There are threads in Welcome Aboard about how to do things including posting pics on PF but feel free to message me always happy to help

    We have V Bench for WIP's and also a Completed part ,reference section

    There's also Painting techniques where you will find much about Acrylics and Oils

    ALL figures are welcome and of course Vignettes & Diorama ( we run friendly competitions if you wish as well , one called FOTM where there are 3 classes to choose in which to enter )

    Look forward to seeing your modelling no matter what you paint ..its all about having fun

    Happy bench-time and look forward to seeing your modelling and releases from JModels

    Nap ( Moderator/Admin )

    PS I only paint busts .....no legs for me !!
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  3. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Welcome to the Planet Martin. You will find much here to interest and enthuse you, and lots of friendly natives too!:LOL:

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  4. 1969 A Fixture

    Welcome Martin, plenty of talented painters on here to guide you along.

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  5. theBaron A Fixture

    Servus & welcome to the Planet, Martin! I look forward to seeing your figures!
    Wo kommst du her, aus Süddeutschland? Ich habe mal als Student zu München gewohnt.

    Prost! (oder Cheers!)
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  6. DEL A Fixture

    Welcome Martin. Any questions you have about technique, material or reference just ask, there is always someone on here who can answer. Have a look at Articles & SBS, lots of info there.
    Lovely part of the world, I have family in GAP and can't wait for better times to get to see them.
    Some great painters around the Munich, Ingolstadt and Augsburg area.
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  7. Mirofsoft A Fixture

  8. divaricatus New Member

    Thank you for the warm welcome! I already did a lot of reading, there is really a ton! of information here. absolutly great.
    As I said, I´m still a beginner. I have quite a collection of 75 an 90 mm but by now I mainly paint smaller (cheaper) ones. Those two are my latest. The tapestry is freehand, I intend to use it for a Diorama and the lovely lady is 28mm hero scale by reaper.
    @theBaron I´m from Ingolstadt, some 80km north of Munich!
    image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  9. divaricatus New Member

    I looked around and not quite sure where to ask the question as a newbie to the hobby for miniature companies I can´t find anything on the internet or I find the company but not the mini. Background is that I inhereted a lot of models from my grandfather and have no real idea of them.
    They are from companies named White Models, Hussar, Almond, Barton, Albion, Talisman and so on.
    Is there a Forum site where I can post names and pictures and don´t annoy people with those "no clue newcomer" questions?
  10. DEL A Fixture

    Martin, take some photos and post in General Figure Talk. All of these older companies are well known to many of us so you'll get all the information you need.
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  11. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Dear friend you can download lot of old catalogues ( free, no sponsor, ) from my webb
    here : https://www.mirofsoft.com/nostalgia-old-catalog-pdf/

    from the same plae you can download an XLS file listing more than 1500 actual makers of figurines, toy soldiers ..
    also liss of direct links to old uniforms plates ( more than 10.000 paltes available ) and including also list of accessories with links to makers under the name ; Nostalgia The 70ies, 80ies, 90ies

    Also a list of old toy Soldiers makers with description and illustrations 'pictures, logos, more link to enhanced description etc ..
    here : https://www.mirofsoft.com/toy-soldier/
    under the name ; Soldats Jouets, marques disparues, liste, liens, illustrations, etc ... Old Toy Soldiers

    All list, catlaogues, coming from the help from peoples from different forums ( including this one )

    Just enjoy
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  12. Nap A Fixture


    Hi Martin

    As Del suggested use the General Figure Forum to show these figures you wish to get detail on ...no one will be annoyed with a question

    Should any member have items for sale we have the Marketplace , you just need to have 50+ posts ( it's free and no fees !)

    Lots of info in the Welcome Aboard forum as I mentioned before

    Like the tapestry and the little lady as well ( don't forget we have forums to post WIP and completed )

    Feel free to msg me if you need help

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