Sunday, April 29, 2012

A long but very good day for the hobby - Part 1

Today a very good friend of mine called Franz and myself took a trip to Ingolstadt. Ingolstadt is about in the middle between Munich and Nuremberg and is the home of the well-known cars of the brand AUDI.

But Ingolstadt is also the home of the Bavarian Army Museum. If you ever come to this beautiful town a trip to this museum is a must-be.

The museum shows a lot of exponates of weapons and uniforms over several centuries. You can also have a look at a very huge diorama with flats showing the battle of Leuthen, where Frederick the Great won against the Austrians in December 1757. 

The museum also has a second part with a special exhibition concerning the Great War. This exhibition is not in the castle but you could reach it within 10 minutes by foot.

Here is a link to the website of the museum:

This weekend there is a fair or exhibition called "Herzog von Bayern" within the museum. It has a special room with traders selling books, figures, paints, buildings and so on. There is also a painting competition with different standards. Some traders and painters also do different workshops and show how to paint or how to build own moulds. So it is very interesting on this fair. I was able to get in contact with a manufacturer of moulds and I will keep this contact for sure as I want to become my wish come true to get my own figures in 28mm to get some special poses the market doesn´t offer yet.

Here are some impressions of the traders´ room:

This tower is about 30cm high and fits accurately with 28mm figures. 

It is a laser cut model and will be available in about two months. 

The producer is planning to create further houses in that style and a suitable town wall.

This is the best laser cut model I have ever seen.

These are some dioramas of the manufacturer Hecker&Goros. The figures are 54mm.

Another diorama of Hecker&Goros. I have seen these dioramas already  about ten times at several shows or fairs like the "Zinnfigurenbörse" in Kulmbach. But they are always eye-candy.

Hecker&Goros the third.

Even though it was only a one-man-show - this reenactor of the bavarian regiment Preising was impressive. 

Unfortunately I wasn´t able to make better photos as the light in the room wasn´t very good and this guy wasn´t able to stand still either. Grrrr.

And here are some photos of the painting competition. 


A diorama with 54mm showing a scene during the age of the three musketeers.

A closer look.

One of my favorites. Good old Master Yoda. "May the force be with you".

Very nice works on 30mm flats.

I think this very cool diorama was in 28mm.

And this figure is also 28mm. I hardly could´t believe that. 

This was the first part of our today´s trip.

The second part will be put into another post on my blog.




  1. If you want to visit the museum or the show let me know. It´s not only worth a visit at the show´s weekend. The special exhibition concerning the GreatWar is great.

    We could combine a visit with a game at the same day. :)

  2. Visit and a game sounds great if I have the day free! I won't be able to attend for at least a couple weeks if that matters.


  3. Hi,

    Awesome blog! I found this post while searching for a laser cut tower. I know it is several years ago, but do you still remember the name of the producer? It would be a great help! Kindest regards, W.