Welcome to my 20mm (1/72) colonial and late 19th Century painting blog.
I don't know why but I love reanimating and customising 1/72 plastic & metal figures.
Our hobby has seen an explosion of new figures over the past few years with companies such as Hat, Strelets and Waterloo 1815 bringing to the market some very exciting, highly animated and well designed figures; organisations such as Hat and Strelets involving customers more and more it is becoming an even more interesting and enjoyable hobbie.
I have been painting on and off since my father introduced me to my first ever plastic 54mm Napoleonic figures at the age of 9. By the time I was 14 I have over 600 painted figures, these have unfortunately been lost in the various moves I have had to under-go over the past 40 plus years.
Painting has always been a love of mine and it helps me to relax and deal with the various trials and tribulations life throws at us from time to time.
I have accumulated a large collection of painted (and unpainted) figures and I thought now was the right time to share some of these with like mined collectors and hobbyist...or mad individuals like me!
Many other blogs, manufacturers and figure painter´s sites have inspired me to finish some of my old figures, paint and customise some of the new ones and then photograph these in various settings.
I will upload images of my painted and customised figures to this site.
I was brought up in West Germany in the 70´s and Berlin was always somewhere that held a great fascination for me.
When the wall effectively fell on the 9th November 1989 I just knew it was a place I would one day live in.
I first came here in 1998 and in 2006 I left the bright lights of Dubai to set up home here with my partner Ute. We then spent some time in Singapore setting up a new business and came home once that was successfully accomplished.
Berlin is a city full of life, history; fascinating cultural diversity within each one of Berlin´s kiez, with their own style of coffee shops, bars etc etc.
We love it here, it is simply wonderful.