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Posted by stenfalk on 12 May 2016, 19:04

Hello, dear friends of little figures ,

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Torsten. 8) I am 47 years old and a modelmaker/sculptor from Germany (Dessau-Roßlau, Saxony-Anhalt). Actually I have discovered the modeling of animal figures in 1/72- and 00-scale for myself. I had started with planes and military vehicles, always in 1/72-scale. I have loved this hobby always, but it had to stop because of work for several years. I have worked as head of a health facility - until I was sick of it. Currently I am trying to find a new way for me. I hope sculpting can help me. Or maybe even be a part of my professional future. Believe me, health is very valuable! During the last weeks I have worked on several sets of dogs and wild boars, even domestic cats and foxes I designed. I like them. However, when I see the Master of Alex or entrauner, I doubt regularly to me. :( Nevertheless it would be a great honor to present my work here. Maybe I'll find interested modelers and collectors who would like to build with my sculptures. I am also convinced that I can still learn a lot here and i hope to improve my skills in the english language too!

I am pleased to be here!

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Torsten
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Posted by Peter on 12 May 2016, 19:35

Welcome Torsten! And go ahead and show us your work! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 12 May 2016, 22:29

Welcome at Bennos. Nice to have you here. Last year I have worked near to Dessau. And, as Peter already has said: Show us your work.
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Posted by Kekso on 13 May 2016, 08:32

Welcome to the forum Torsten. Don't be afraid by Alex or Erik... they're not from this world anyway :xd: But I'm sure your work is excellent :thumbup: . Please show it to us.
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Posted by stenfalk on 13 May 2016, 15:25

Peter, MABO and Kekso, thank you for the nice words! And Alex, thanks for the friendship request! I am extremely pleased with the warm welcome :oops: and I´ll try to trust me as soon as possible with the technology to post pictures here :eh: . But I don´t want to violate the rules of the forum :sweatdrop: and must ask a question before. It is not unlikely that I market my characters someday commercially. The decision has not yet been made ​​- for example it could motivate me as much when you say you like my models :winky: :winky: :winky: or I change the subject if you don´t like :-x . So I need to know it´s advertising show my photos here? And if so - what should I do? I understand the instructions not completely. Can one of you help me please :xd: ?
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Posted by Kekso on 13 May 2016, 16:39

You wouldn't be the first who sells his products here. Just remember that you could become forum supporting member one day when you will be rich :xd:
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Posted by stenfalk on 13 May 2016, 17:38

Thank you for the answer. Now I am reassured - I have already applied for "Supporting Member Bronze" yesterday... ;-) :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 13 May 2016, 20:12

Thank you. But I didn't meant right now but when business flourishes ;-)
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Posted by stenfalk on 13 May 2016, 20:21

I know. But the forum is unique and I thought such work must be supported immediately :yeah: :-D !!!
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Posted by Susofrick on 16 May 2016, 08:09

Huge welcome Torsten! Really like your dogs! Would love to see your boxer since I am a little (yes, Peter and Dali, just a little) crazy about them. The playful shepherds are the best I've seen!
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Posted by Oortje on 07 Jun 2016, 09:07

Hello all,

Just a small message to introduce myself to this forum.

My real name is Mark Orriëns, 29 years old, and live in Tiel. I've started modelling about 10 years ago with 1:35 scale diorama's (first project was a Panzer IV, not the ideal starting project...). Then jumped tot 1:72 and 5 years ago i started with 28mm. Nowadays i mostly paint 28mm Napoleonics, but every now and then I paint some 54mm and 120mm aswell. I'm not really into wargaming itself, I'm more of a diorama and figure painting/building guy :).

Last Sunday it was my first visit to Figz and I enjoyed it very much. Nice people and too much stuff to buy. I hope that this forum helps me to learn new techniques, and offcourse learn to know more co-modellers.

Here are foto's of some of my projects;

'Shall we open the ball, gentlemen?' Napoleon I & staff at Waterloo, 28mm
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'Feast yer eyes' 42nd Blackwatch at Waterloo, 28mm
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'Teufels im ruhe' Fallschirmjäger in Normandy, 1944. 1:35 scale.
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'800 meter, geradeaus...' Sniper and spotter in Ardennes, 1944. 1:35 scale.
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Cheers!,

Mark
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Posted by Peter on 07 Jun 2016, 09:40

Welcome Mark and I'm looking forward to more of your work! :thumbup:
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Posted by stenfalk on 07 Jun 2016, 14:56

Hello Mark,

and a friendly welcome! I look forward to seeing more of your work. I like to look at what other modellers do always. It´s not just a matter of techniques - I think i can be seen in the works something about the personality and the way how the modeller sees his world. I like your view... :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Jun 2016, 16:03

Fantastic work Mark. Welcome to the forum.
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Posted by renikart on 09 Jun 2016, 13:10

Hi guys, great to be part of this forum! Amazing to see all these tiny pieces of art. Here's a short introduction: My name is Renik, 38 years old and living in Uitgeest, the Netherlands. I'm a selfemployed graphic designer and illustrator and since I can remember a big fan of painting, well, just about everything. My dad is to blame for my interest in painting miniatures. As a small kid I was always watching him paint the Airfix 1/72 napoleonic collection (and others) and was intrigued by the colors and uniforms. When I got older I tried it myself and got hooked. After a while life changed and painting started to fade to the background. A few years ago my dad retired and we decided to have a weekly paint-day to give it a try again. It's a great diversion from a busy life and it's nice to be creating things. Gives a lot of energy. At the moment I paint 1/72 and 1/16 scaled models.

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Posted by Peter on 09 Jun 2016, 13:37

Welcome Renik! And we're looking forward to yours and your dad's work here on the forum! :thumbup:
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Posted by renikart on 09 Jun 2016, 13:48

Thanks Peter, will certainly do so!
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Posted by Ben on 23 Sep 2016, 19:16

Hello,

I'm Benjamin from Gelsenkirchen, Germany. I'm into modeling since my childhood, a friend of my father who is into WWI introduced me to painting figures. With him I made my first visit to a modeling show, the DUZI. Lately after three years where I unfortunately could do just very little modeling I got back deeper into the hobby. I had some ideas in my mind, like building the swamp from MASH, a scene from Hogans Heroes or something from Star Wars. I wasn't very satisfied with the figures I found which would maybe fit or could be converted, so I thought why not try sculpting something myself. In my search for a material to work with I found bees putty, so that's what I'm working with at the moment. I've done a few figures so far. Right now I'm doing some German soldiers for a winter scene in Russia.

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Posted by Kekso on 23 Sep 2016, 19:26

Welcome to the forum Benjamin. We're looking forward to see some of your work. Don't be modest, share it. ;)
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Posted by Ben on 23 Sep 2016, 19:44

Thank you Kekso!

With pleasure, I'm always looking for help or advices :)

Right now I'm online using my iPhone. Have to read how to post photos here. And please don't be hard on me, I'm just usin my phone for photos
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