Monday 20 November 2023

Zinnfiguren Armies gathers pace

I have added 5 more units to my Zinnfiguren armies.

Firstly I have painted the Karlstsder Oguliner Grenz in their earlier pre 62 uniform.  The privates are Grunewald figures whilst the NCO is a Kieler figure.

Grunewald figures are well cast with good definition and paint up nicely.

I have recently sold some of my lead mountain and used some of the funds to buy some secondhand painted figures from Berliner Zinnfiguren flea market.

When you buy figures from Berliner Zinnfiguren their website utomatically deducts German VAT for shipping to a UK address. I also kept the order and shipping costs under £135 and this did not attract any UK customs or VAT charges. 

Firstly 2 units of the Hungarian infantry using Kieler figures. These have been painted as the Batthyanji regiment but I will use these as the Nikolaus Esterhazy regiment for my Freiberg project. 

I also purchased some Prussian Cuirassier. These are painted as the 1st  Schlaberndorff Cuirassier using Herbu figures.  I have used 6 figures per base and like the look of the extra figure. I will add an extra figure to my other cavalry bases as and when I paint up the second base of figures for these regiments.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the painting of these figures. There are different grades of painting and these were classified as Extra Fine painted. They also have standard as well as the very basic painted by manufacturer.

Pricing for these second hand painted figures is just over £2 for an Infantry figure and £4.20 for mounted. Postage was 15 Euros.


Benjamin of Wight said...

Berlinner Zinnfiguren have a discount on a lot of the second hand flats at the mo


The Good Soldier Svjek said...

You are building up an excellant collection there !

Mark Dudley said...

Hi Ben

I have seen the sale. I may place an order for some more figures.

Mark Dudley said...

Hi Tony

It is coming together nicely. Almost enough for a small game. I need some artillery.

Donnie McGibbon said...

Wonderful additions to your collection, they all look splendid, the cavalry are exquisite, so much movement in those figures.

Rob said...

Splendid units, especially the cuirassiers. I can't wait to see them in action.

Ross Mac said...

Splendid! I'm glad someone is doing this so I don't have to!

Matt said...

This collection is coming along extremely well!

Tiberian general said...

Fantastic figures, you are tempting me to start painting flats.
Keep them coming.


Aly Morrison said...

Beautiful work Mark…
Temptation Temptation…Get thee behind me satan 😂

All the best. Aly

Rob said...

Splendid! Such a shame they don't make rounded figures in such great poses.