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Posted by hyperion on 26 Jul 2015, 09:27

Hi all
My name is Michael, I am middle aged and have come back to live in Brisbane, Australia after living for about twelve years in London, England. My background training was in Fine Arts, Psychology and Business.

Regarding the hobby side, I have had a long interest since my early days starting off with with first playing with my brothers Airfix Napoleonics and a variety of other periods based on what was available from Airfix in the 70s and 80s. Now I am glad there is so much variety, though I am tainted with a somewhat eclectic interest and my collection now includes among others:- 1/72 Napoleonics, Pre-Columbian, Ancients, Dark Age, Medieval, Nippon; 28mm Napoleonics, Nippon; GW Epic Space Marine, Man O' War, 40K; Axis & Allies: Naval, and X-wing, among bits of others. I think I mainly got interested in the last two game systems listed because I didn't have to paint anything, lol.

Admittedly, I am pretty intimidated by my collection and envy people who can just get stuck into it and churn them out. I try to do a lot of research to make my historical models as accurate as possible. This is supported by a fairly large hard copy collection of books and a sizable collection of electronic material.

Some of my favourite sites include "CoolMiniOrNot","Board Game Geek" "Benno's" and also "Plastic Soldier Review" where I can debate whether a set is really worth getting depending on the accuracy and appropriateness of the poses. One of my pet hates is that I get so disappointed with poor research of historical items, especially in these days of information overload. This goes with my interest with Military art and a rather eclectic interest in history and Military history in particular.

Above all, I am blessed with an exceedingly tolerant wife who takes a reasonably relaxed view to my hobby interests. She even has a go with the games and comes along to the game club that we are both members of (B.I.G. - Brisbane Independent Gamers).
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Posted by mickey mouse on 26 Jul 2015, 09:45

Welcome to the forum, Michael! ;-) :thumbup: I hope you'll like this place. :-)

Cheers, Michael
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Posted by Ochoin on 26 Jul 2015, 11:40

Hi, Michael.

Also in Brisbane.

If you'd like to see Ligny 1815 gamed using mainly 1/72 plastics, please come along to the Pine Rivers Train & Hobby Show.

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j ... 7601,d.dGY

Glen V. from BIG is part of our group.

And don't forget to say hello.

donald
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Posted by junij on 01 Sep 2015, 20:53

Hi I'm Jurij and i'm 14 year's old. I live in a small vilage in Slovenia. I'm doing these hoby for Quite a long around 4 year's now. I like Napoleon figures i have around 3000 of them. I get exidet of my fother which is painting models as well. well that is all about me i hope wee Will be a good friends.
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Posted by J.Schmidt on 08 Oct 2015, 15:56

Hello,

My name is Jeremias and I'm into collecting 1:72 Miniatures since I've been a child. I'm 27 years old and live in Munich. I just recently returned to the hobby because I finally want to finish my half painted Napoleonic armies which gather dust since several years now.. Actually I found this forum, because I was directed here to contact Leonid for his splendid Napoleonics (I've never been too happy with the available French Line Infantry, regardless of manufacturer)

Oh and I have to start with a question right away: is it normal that the "sent message" folder always remains empty, even if I submitted a message? I've tried to send a PM to Leonid, but it seems like it didn't work out : /

well, so far..some pictures of my collection to follow soon.
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Posted by Peter on 08 Oct 2015, 17:07

Welcome Jeremias! Good choice to join us here! ;-) :thumbup:

When you send a PM it will be placed in the outbox. When the person who it was send to, opens it, it will go the send messages box. Hope this helps you?
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Posted by J.Schmidt on 08 Oct 2015, 17:24

Hello Peter, thanks for the welcome and the help concerning the messages :) Unfortunately it also states "Folder is 0% full (0 from 100 messages stored)" in the outbox.. somehow the message seems to have gotten lost. Oh my, I'm 27 and already seemingly too old to use a simple forum software ;) Guess I just try again.
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Posted by Alex on 08 Oct 2015, 22:57

Hello, and welcome , Jeremias!
I'll try to help you, as I sometimes say to Leonid.
Yours faithfully
Alex
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Posted by J.Schmidt on 09 Oct 2015, 15:00

Привет Alex :)
It worked now..I just forgot to click on "add" after entering the name of the receiver of the message in the respective field..
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Posted by Benno on 09 Oct 2015, 20:51

J.Schmidt wrote:Oh and I have to start with a question right away: is it normal that the "sent message" folder always remains empty, even if I submitted a message? I've tried to send a PM to Leonid, but it seems like it didn't work out : /
The PM system is quite old fashioned... but it still works. :-D :yeah:
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Posted by Ochoin on 27 Oct 2015, 09:08

Benno wrote:The PM system is quite old fashioned... but it still works. :-D :yeah:


If in doubt, jungle drums still work. :-D

cheers, donald
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Posted by Eugenij on 21 Jan 2016, 14:26

Hi, guys!

My name is Evgeniy (Eugene) Strekalow. I'm 25 years old. I'm from Russia. I live in Voronezh city. It's one million people city south from Moscow 500 km. I studied at the Historical Faculty, and i'm Master of History. I specialized in Russian History, but my interests are wider. I'm sorry for my English. I finished to study English near 5 years ago, and I forgot so many language rules and words.
My main interests are history and miniatures.. and my wife :-D Earlier i had others hobbies such as WWII reenaction (Red Army), miitary archeology, etc...
My job is paintng miniatures. :-) About 2 years ago I left my teacher profession and I started to perform painting orders.
I'm interested in miniatures since 10 years old. My first kit was Zvezda's "Crusaders" (Italeri repack). Later my interests in historical periods changed many times. I painted Ancient, Medieval, Rennaisance. Napoleinic, XXc etc.

to be continued. :-)

Kind regards,
Evgeniy S.
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Posted by DerkleinePUC on 21 Jan 2016, 17:47

Hello,
now that I am a member quite a few years I forgot to introduce myself. I am sorry for that.
I am 42 years old, my real name is Patrick and I am working busy on my retirement in a few years. No, not joking. Meanwhile I have a shop for cashmere clothes at the coast of baltic sea in northern Germany. I am married since a few years and 14 months ago my son Constantin came to us.
I am collecting small scale soldiers since 1979 starting with AIRFIX british paratroopers. Playing not painting was the main use of them. Within teenage days everything changed and ACDC, Metallica and Accept came to be the middlepoint of my life and I threw around 4000 WW2 soldiers away. In a trashbin. No Hong Kong soldiers, but real ESCI and AIRFIX ones.
A few years later I started again with napoleonics. Excessively. And my collection grew up to 10-14.000 soldiers. Mainly painted ones. In the meanwhile I sold some I did not use on Ebay. So I got lots of customers that wanted these prepaired and painted soldiers. Since the day a mad collector made me a proposal which I could not refuse. He bought my whole collection. With lots and lots of sets that were never to recollect again. So a few years now I am building up a new collection. Title: all set in 1:72 from 1700 to 1815. Metal, Resin and plastic. If someone makes napoleonbics from wood I would buy them and paint them also...
My wife is tolerance in person so I got a big cupboard, put some LED lights in and some boxes for screws and two drawers. At the moment it is enough space because I am taking always one figure in one pose from each set. Sometimes my feeling is that the collection could get finished but then FRANZNAP makes something new, ARTMINIATUREn brings out a few new good sets but has a few dozends of sets which I did not have ordered yet and so on. Then I am crawling through Ebay Great Britain and finding out that there are companies from the seventeens and earlier that made 20mm napoleonics which are the hardest to find and whre I have to phone my banker to find out that I can buy them or not. So it was a liberating insight that this collection will NEVER be finished. It is a process.
Since a few weeks my son took a look what his Dad makes with this small things in this lighted cupboard. And he tried to grap some rare resin napoleonics from Franznap and thought mmmm mmmm candies. But before they were to collect again out of his pampers I gave him some seveties Airfix 54mm british and scottish and french napoleonics. From that on he was infected. Yeah, next generation mad collector!
Kind regards

Patrick
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Posted by Peter on 22 Jan 2016, 10:03

Great to see that some new members found this topic to introduce themselves! :thumbup:

Anyone else? ;-)
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Posted by sansovino on 22 Jan 2016, 12:02

A warm welcome to both newcomers - hope to see much of your works
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Posted by Kekso on 22 Jan 2016, 12:08

Welcome to the forum guys :occasion:

@DerkleinePUC if you know more collectors like that give them my email :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by DerkleinePUC on 22 Jan 2016, 14:05

Hello and Moinmoin,
thank you very much for the warm welcome!
Patrick
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Posted by DerkleinePUC on 22 Jan 2016, 14:10

@Kekso,
this guy spended more than half a million euros within a half year at all ebayers that sold soldiers. after that he desappeared and now you find him as a cheater of thousands of shareholders and maybe he sits on a caribic island playing with hundrets of thousands of soldiers.....
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Posted by Kekso on 23 Jan 2016, 11:14

DerkleinePUC wrote:@Kekso,
this guy spended more than half a million euros within a half year ... maybe he sits on a caribic island playing with hundrets of thousands of soldiers.....


I wish I'm that guy :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by Manu-72 on 31 Jan 2016, 19:06

Hi.
My name is Manuel.
I live in a village in the province of Barcelona, Spain.
I'm 43 years old,
modeling, and small attracted me.
until a year ago he was conducting military vehicles 1/35.
but in the last year watching the work of a great friend,
I fond of 1/72, 1/100 scale and figures.
I allude to this great friend I slowly improving.
My goal is to build dioramas of figures and vehicles with figures.
I apologize in advance for my English, which is zero.
thanks to TRADUCTO.
a greeting. Manu
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