Sunday, June 3, 2012

FIGZ reloaded

Hey there!

Today was FIGZ day!
We arrived early in the morning at Arnhem and were welcomed by our hosts, Benno & Remco.
In the showroom, we started to build up our own work - just besides the works of other great figure painters.
The other room was reserved for traders, wargamers and the competition stage.
As you can see, there were a lot of ways to spend some money. After all, I just buyed some new brushes and a marvellous ART tin figure from Schmaeling. Plus two single sprues with HaT figures for my project. ;-)
I have been very brave today...
For example, I did not start to collect the fabulous Brunswick infantry from Zinnfiguren Schilling (http://www.zinnfiguren-schilling.de/). Well - they have started to produce French infantry as well. So I'm not sure how long I can withstand spending my money at their booth...

...but I also withstood to buy some of the great houses that Fredericus Rex has for sale (http://www.fredericus-rex.de/shop2010/index.php) - I have been very brave indeed.

This was my table at the showroom:
Here I just put up my project work and some goodies.
And here's some great stuff from other painters:

That's just some of the great stuff that was to be seen at FIGZ - so for all people that didn't make it to the show: hope to see you next year. I'll be there for sure. Oh. And before I forget it:
I won a prize! Geez! I never won a trophy.
Ben! That's the Prussian hussar that you sent over to me. That little fellow now is a real competition no.1. :-D Thanks a lot my friend!

Additionally, I was so lucky to get some test sprues of some of Franznaps' excellent forthcoming sets. French lancers and Naples staff officers... totally great. Francesco is one of these unbelievable artists that create little wonders in plastics. Look at his website: http://www.franznap.jigsy.com/
I had a first look at his Naples guard infantry - probably some of the best 1/72 figures I have ever seen!

So keep in touch - there will be much new stuff at this place in the future. Or in other words:

6 comments:

  1. very cool post... I saw works I remember well. pauls wierd and wonderful fanatsy stuff... I appear to really miss out here in NZ you all can meet there... anyway that truck at the end is briliant. (was it at the show?)

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  2. Congrats on the trophy! Great work. Thanks for the lovely photos too.

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  3. Dear Sascha,

    I wish I could be there with you my friend. Congratulations on a job well done.

    Ben and Jen

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  4. We are so happy for you Sascha.

    Jen

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  5. Thank you, friends! :-)
    Yes, the Jeep picture was taken at FIGZ2, I remember it was one of Jans (MaBo) work.
    The shown examples were (in order of the pictures) from the following members of the Bennos' forum:
    -DasDirch
    -Gunbird
    -DadDirch
    -Paul
    -?
    -Remco
    -Peter
    -TheObserver (competition winner dio Multi Figures)
    -Konrad
    -Peter
    -OldWolf
    -Paul
    -Konrad

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  6. Looks like a great day was had by all, wish I could have made it, congrates on the trophy!

    Cheers Rich.

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