Hello Friends from PF. I guess the veterans will remember the military miniatures Ramon Labayen. The brand began work in 1961 and in this year 2011, celebrates its 50 anniversary. That is why I´ve decided to offer this small tribute here, to the figures with which I learned to paint. I chose to paint these two characters, General Kleber and American liberator Simon Bolivar, both modeled by my friend Ramon in the early 90's. Republican general's uniform Kleber is adorned with oak leaves, symbolizing strength. Bolivar's uniform in contrast, is adorned with laurel leaves, symbolizing the glory. Hope you like. http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html And this is Simon Bolivar. The figure is based on a portrait painted by Jose Gil de Castro in Lima, 1825.