Borodino on the table. Figures and dioramas

Borodino on the table. Figures and dioramasAnatoly Shepelyuk. Mikhail Kutuzov during the battle of Borodino. 1952

How difficult, how difficult

People of small stature!
We do not fit in accordance with GOST
In common size.
But we are all Napoleons!
There are millions of us in the world!
And in our country micron
Everyone is like Gulliver! ”
Anthem of the midgets. Evgenia Tkalich


This reduced, reduced world. So, we continue to consider the reduced world of figures and models, but not just like that, for the sake of interest, but also with thoughts about how you can make money on it. We have already talked about the fact that today, at a scale of 1:35, whole “model complexes” are produced for the manufacture of desktop dioramas: fences, lamps, paving stones, bricks of all colors, ruins and whole houses, wall posters and figures of people, both military and and civilians, as well as cats, dogs, pigs ... And the same is being done on a scale of 1:72 and a relatively new scale, which the Japanese firm Tamiya is particularly persistently promoting today - 1:48.


“Theater in a box”: “Snow dream”! Outside, as you can see, winter, snow, icicles, a winter magic forest, and in a cozy cave by the fireplace at the table with a carrot two cute rabbits are sitting

All the time there are new items in the field of "creativity" and you need to meet the "challenges of the time", or rather, use them to your own advantage. Not so long ago, another homemade team appeared - a set of miniature parts from which Christmas dioramas are assembled in the form of small “gift boxes”.

The Snow Dream set includes a box with a lid and a lot of miniature painted parts, from which a small diorama is collected, illuminated by two LEDs powered by three miniature round batteries. One LED depicts the moon, and thanks to the simplest electronic circuit it fills the "sky" with green, then violet, or blue light. And the second light is on in the cave house of two tiny bunnies. The room has a bed with a blanket, a bookcase, a fireplace, while snow covers the ground outside, there are snow-covered Christmas trees, a bench and sledges. Nice, isn't it? And, of course, for a small child, and not a very small one, this is the real Christmas magic.

All the main details of the diorama are ready: a table, a fireplace, snowy Christmas trees. What does the one who bought the kit do? Glues the chairs, installs all small things on the mantelpiece and on the bookcase. Cut out the cave arch from polystyrene. Paste it in a box. He makes tree trunks of winter bare trees and glues them into a foam arch, sticks Christmas trees in it, decorates the sky and snow under the Christmas trees with stars and tinsel. In addition, he also collects the microcircuit, or rather, twists the wires according to the instructions and inserts the batteries into the power supply. The work seems to be for children, but the child can’t do this. Moreover, there is not enough skill - experience with the tool and materials. That is, he will have to buy three such sets, so that he, having ruined two, the third would do "as it should."


In ordinary light, you can clearly see how it all works. A power supply unit with a battery is located at the base, and the hole through which it can be removed and the lights turned on or off is covered with a cover with a name. The color of the upper diode may vary.


The opening of the power supply and the switch is closed by a cover with the inscription "Snow Dream"

There is a set with the baby Christ, a manger, a cow and three magicians. That is, completely Christmas, and ... this and other such sets can be presented to those whom you are invited to visit on Christmas, because it is really very beautiful and somehow even a “magic souvenir”.

However, by analogy with these kits, we can very well arrange the production of mini-diorams on military storiesthat will be no worse. For example, the diorama “Kutuzov on the Borodin Field”. As a basis for which you can take one of the famous paintings, and your own vision of what was happening there. The box is located not only vertically, but horizontally. A hill is imitated, sprinkled with “grass”, and a color picture is pasted onto the back wall. Figures on a scale of 1:72 and 1: 100 (for the background) are pre-painted (it’s unlikely that they will be able to do this correctly for those who buy it!) And stick into the hill. It remains only to figure out where and how to place the batteries, the switch and mask the diode that illuminates your diorama.


Vasily Vereshchagin. Napoleon at the Borodino Heights. 1897 Famous painting, isn't it? And it can also serve as the basis for such a diorama

The diorama “Napoleon on the Borodin Field” can be arranged in a similar way, or even a whole series of such dioramas can be prepared: “Great generals of all times and peoples on the battlefields”. Well, actually there can be all sorts of ideas. For example, dioramas of the series "Sea Battle". One shows the deck of a warship in such a way that the gunner-gunner gunners stand with their backs to us. Behind this foreground is the background - with the image of an enemy ship, which is shrouded in smoke and flickers with flashes of shots (the electronic circuit and the placement of diodes will not be difficult). You can even imitate the sound of shots and it will be something at all! On the other diorama, the same plan, but the guns are different and the uniform is different: we are on the deck of a northerners ship in a battle with the battleship Southerners Alabama. The next diorama - we are in the tower of the battleship "Monitor", and the armored shutters of the embrasures can be made to move, and the guns - so that they could be put forward in these embrasures!


“The cavalry is jumping into the attack!” And behind everything is smoke ... Here, however, the figures are large, and also made of plasticine. But they can also be on a scale of 1:72. And the smoke from behind is effectively illuminated and then it will look just like real!

The attack of the "Scottish Grays" at the Battle of Waterloo - several riders jump on the viewer, and behind the "smoke" from synthetic wool; attack of the Polish winged hussars; the armored men of the ordonance companies attack the infantry at the Battle of Pavia - all these are excellent stories for such dioramas. The main thing here is to choose the optimal number of figures and think over the backlight, because a lot depends on it. However, you can simplify your business. Place the action in the premises of the castle or cathedral, where the diodes will shine on you as torches or candles, as well as illuminate the sky outside the windows - this is the solution! “The assassination of Thomas Becket”, “Feast in the feudal lord’s castle”, “D'Artagnan rescues Athos from the cellar”, “Captain Nemo with Professor Aronax in the Nautilus salon,” “Elk and Gusev meet with Aelita” (very “narrow” for today day plot, but you never know what ...) - these are excellent “chamber plots”, where there simply will not be open spaces.

A cave of primitive people can become a very good object for such a miniature modeling: one draws a moment on the wall, two sit by the fire, a woman breastfeeds a baby, and several more people are painted in the background. Or an Indian wigwam: the floors are wide open in the center of a fire burning, and around the Indians are sitting in sunny hats. It can also be a separate series: “People in Dwellings”, and of course one can’t do without the interior of any Baroque palace.


But this is just a ready-made plot for a diorama with Kutuzov on the Borodino field. Moreover, the LED just can be placed behind a wooden barn, in front of which Kutuzov stands with his adjutants.

You can turn famous battle paintings into such a plot for such chamber dioramas. Well, let's say, the same “Guardhouse” by David Teniers the Younger, or even “The Feat of the Young Kiev Citizen I. A. Ivanov. That is, there can be very, very many plots, which, by the way, is just fine, because today, for successful business, almost the main condition (after quality) is a wide range, a rich model range.


French marshals and especially Murat will look great in a souvenir pack that you can offer to the Army Museum in Paris

People like to be afraid. And this means that it is quite possible to make a series with ghosts, skeletons and hanged ones. For example, the ghost of Hamlet’s father stands on the blue wall illuminated from below, while Hamlet himself stretches his arms below him. Or a deserted room of a knight's castle, and in the window there is a skeleton, which, however, is only visible when behind it a simple timer turns on the light. Or here's another horror: the diorama "In the dungeons of the Inquisition." Oh, oh, it could be something out of the ordinary!


See how beautiful smoke spreads on the battlefield. With appropriate lighting, and even in a small box in which the effect of depth of space is created, it will look more realistic!

Of course, it’s more expensive to paint all these figures and interior details. It also increases the cost of the electronic unit. In addition, the batteries are purchased separately according to the instructions, as well as glue. And it is clear that different countries need a different assortment, because the British are interested in one thing, the French are different, and the Japanese and Chinese are interested in the third. But you can just play on this: “We produce our products for the most different countries of the world!” Well, then there’s an advertisement in the Japanese magazine Model Grafix, the American “Fine Scale Modeler”, and ... sales will not be slow in coming, because people all the time I want something new, interesting and ... glowing!

To be continued ...
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  1. Vladimir_2U 8 January 2020 06: 14 New
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    The author is 20 years late with the idea.
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka 8 January 2020 06: 59 New
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      Quote: Vladimir _ 2U
      The author is 20 years late with the idea.

      So, what is next?
      People who are fond of soldiers and miniatures with them, at least always will be second! You can poke a finger at them and shout - “Peter 3 was the first to hang a rat for attacking a marzipan grenadier” !!!
      In the pliad of amateurs and professionals of military miniature, any beginner will weave at the end, but at what end (Suvorov, Frederick the Great, etc.).
      So the author was late with the idea! We can’t repeat the terracotta army, but for 2021 I already have a burning desire to find my favorite set with bunnies as a gift!

      Regards, Kote!
      1. Vladimir_2U 8 January 2020 07: 09 New
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        Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
        So the author was late with the idea
        Here I am about the same.
        1. Kote Pan Kokhanka 8 January 2020 07: 17 New
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          Vladimir, you multiply the number 20 by 100, and then I think some Guy Julius will be in line with you !!!
          1. kalibr 8 January 2020 07: 58 New
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            Vladislav! Do not even mess! This is how a man "fights" me. And about being late you are wrong. “Rumboxes” is today the most fashionable trend, and it is quite possible to join the number of their manufacturers. I keep track of all the latest in this area and nothing like that, which is written in the article yet. NOTHING! Look at the catalogs of the rootboxes, you will see that this is so.
            1. Kote Pan Kokhanka 8 January 2020 08: 09 New
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              Vyacheslav Olegovich, in this regard I am a layman, so I fully trust your opinion.
              Although I agree with you, the topic is extensive. How do you measure the topic of the dissertation: Genesis of a military-hysterical miniature. From terracotta soldiers to Zvezdochka soldiers!
              I’m afraid there’s a material for a dozen doctorates!
              1. kalibr 8 January 2020 08: 42 New
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                Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
                The genesis of military hysterical miniatures. From terracotta soldiers to Zvezdochka soldiers!

                Ha! You came up with an interesting topic. And - yes, a dissertation. But ... for what specialty and what kind of advice. I'm afraid that on 02 this topic will not work. So - "art criticism" or "light industry". Both of them are dark forest for me. So, alas, "drove through." And then one more thing. The Council of your choice should have at least 5 doctors of sciences defending themselves on a similar topic. Can you imagine? Why do you think I’m not a doctor with a bunch of monographs? And where to find specialists in the English-language historiography of knightly armament from 1975 to 2005? Here for the sim, and it became. So it can be with your topic. But to write a book for children ... yes!
                I would take it, but all the books are scheduled for 5 years in advance and there are no original photos. Want to try? Go for it!
            2. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 08: 25 New
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              This is how a man "fights" me.
              One of the coordinators of the non-profit public association "Friends against Shpakovsky"? laughing
              1. Vladimir_2U 8 January 2020 08: 43 New
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                "Cynically friends against Shpakovsky"!
                1. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 08: 47 New
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                  Good answer! With some antagonism in our views on the activities of this person, I always respect a healthy sense of humor! hi
                2. kalibr 8 January 2020 08: 50 New
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                  The main thing, Vladimir, is for clicks to go; everything else is secondary!
                  1. Vladimir_2U 8 January 2020 08: 52 New
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                    Well, if, Vyacheslav, you think that I comment and sometimes post links for the sake of clicks, then you are mistaken.
                    1. kalibr 8 January 2020 09: 10 New
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                      Quote: Vladimir_2U
                      Well, if, Vyacheslav, you think that I comment and sometimes post links for the sake of clicks, then you are mistaken.

                      Well, what a "simple" Vladimir you are, God forgive me, well, you can’t. And comment and post links for what you’d like, who is against. But for the investment attractiveness of any website, only the frequency of visits matters. There are sites where even obscenities are not prohibited and people take their souls ... they go in to quarrel. Because only they are important - clicks, advertisers pay for them. They don’t care what you write. And me...
              2. Catfish 8 January 2020 09: 00 New
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                I would add - "actively friends against." bully
            3. Vladimir_2U 8 January 2020 08: 48 New
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              Here on the go who is engaged in similar!
              http://www.1argo.ru/napoleonovskie-vojny/
              http://koof.ru/
              http://soldatik-model.ru/catalog/?c_id=222
    2. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 08: 30 New
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      It became interesting, where did the number "20" come from? Are you so good at this business that you are ready to evaluate the prospects of such a startup?
      1. Vladimir_2U 8 January 2020 08: 55 New
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        He closely communicated with modelers twenty, twenty-five years ago, and even then miniatures were the lot of big, real lovers, and this is a very limited and already divided market. So the idea of ​​Vyacheslav is not a business, but a small side job for an addicted person.
        1. kalibr 8 January 2020 09: 02 New
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          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          So this is not a business, but a small side job for an addicted person.

          Vladimir, but this is also good and for someone an excellent outlet and the possibility of additional income. Perfectionism is a good thing, but in reality it is not worth following it. Yes, there are masters and firms that specialize in this. But there are also small workshops that make good money. I have a "firm" in Penza, where one person works, who makes masterpieces on orders from the Moscow Region and many large firms and museums. One! And why not one person start doing these rumboxes. Not the dioramas that you saw 20 years ago, the diode-illuminated rumboxes. This is different! And let it become a leisure for a man, why not? And part-time job - what's bad?
        2. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 09: 03 New
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          Interesting. I have a similar situation. Only for several years I talked with the owner of a company producing a collectible military miniature. But this is an elite product, the article deals with consumer goods and here the market is much more flexible.
          1. Vladimir_2U 8 January 2020 10: 11 New
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            Quote: 3x3zsave
            we are talking about consumer goods and here the market is much more flexible

            If things go, then very well.
            1. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 10: 13 New
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              I wrote my opinion about the article below.
              1. kalibr 8 January 2020 12: 01 New
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                And it, by the way, is absolutely correct!
  2. Undecim 8 January 2020 06: 49 New
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    French marshals and especially Murat will look great in a souvenir pack that you can offer to the Army Museum in Paris
    In order to interest the Museum of the Army, which has a collection of 150 figures, by French marshals in general and Murat in particular, the performance should, as they like to write, be “at the level of the best world standards”, and better, “there are no analogues in the world”. Otherwise, you will have to be content with the malls of the nearest flea market.
    Therefore, it would be interesting, along with the idea of ​​organizing, to see the business plan of such a project of the "Paris level", especially in terms of costs for the organization of production, advertising, sales. Well, the payback period.
    In 1830, a British officer and military historian, William Seaborn, on behalf of the English General Roland Hill, set about creating a model for the Battle of Waterloo.
    In order to create a truly worthy example, Seaborn spent eight months in Belgium, contacted all the surviving British, Dutch and Prussian officers (the French ignored the requests), collected more than 700 detailed descriptions, received the Duke of Wellington's personal enemies, since in the process of collecting materials it turned out that the duke sets out some events "in a different interpretation."
    As a result of the titanic eight-year work and the cost of 3000 pounds of his own funds (approximately 200 pounds at modern prices), Seaborn created a truly outstanding work of 000 figures and exhibited it in the Egyptian Hall of the British Museum. More than 70 people watched the panorama, but Seaborn didn’t cover the expenses, which put an end to the continuation of the project, and Seborn spent the rest of the days looking for buyers of his masterpiece. In the end, two years before his death, in 000, the regiments of the British army, depicted on the model, were reset and bought a panorama, transferring it to the London Museum of the National Army, where it is located.

    Therefore, waving at Paris, so as not to get into the situation of Siborn, everything must be properly calculated.
    1. kalibr 8 January 2020 07: 50 New
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      Quote: Undecim
      Therefore, waving at Paris, so as not to get into the situation of Siborn, you need to count everything properly

      Any business should be done well or not at all. But there are so many visitors to the site that suddenly someone has an idea ... it will push someone to something else, and someone will just “shy.” Sometimes a pebble is enough to cause an avalanche. By the way, about quality ... at the Royal Arsenal in Leeds, a set of 4 - figures of knights is on sale. I have it. So: the packaging is good, and the quality is so-so ... We did a lot better. And nothing - for sale!
      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka 8 January 2020 08: 16 New
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        In 1991, as a child, he stood at a retail tray in Peterhof and sincerely licked at a set of two painted soldiers (officer and drummer of the Izmaylovsky Life Guards Regiment). The price was crazy twice as much as my parents gave me for pocket expenses.
        So, for me, the idea is great, but it is necessary that hands grow from one place !!! And with this trouble!
        1. kalibr 8 January 2020 08: 45 New
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          Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
          So, for me, the idea is great, but it is necessary that hands grow from one place !!! And with this trouble!

          So, Vladislav, what is the charm of today's situation ... There is the Internet! You know how, and let's say you have money and desire. And there is one who has only hands and wants to attach them to the case. Find each other and ... go! I am not saying that it is you who owe it. But they do it.
          1. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 09: 19 New
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            Vyacheslav Olegovich! All the "delights of the Internet" in today's situation are leveled by toughening tax laws, and in the direction of "negative values".
            1. kalibr 8 January 2020 09: 34 New
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              Quote: 3x3zsave
              Vyacheslav Olegovich! All the "delights of the Internet" in today's situation are leveled by toughening tax laws, and in the direction of "negative values".

              There is a shield on any sword. But it’s better not to write about how it is overcome here ...
              1. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 09: 40 New
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                it’s better not to write here ...
                That's right!
        2. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 14: 31 New
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          So, for me, the idea is great, but it is necessary that hands grow from one place !!! And with this trouble!
          Maybe I don’t know something, but I know only one colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs who built a house with his own hands! good
          1. Kote Pan Kokhanka 8 January 2020 15: 11 New
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            Quote: 3x3zsave
            So, for me, the idea is great, but it is necessary that hands grow from one place !!! And with this trouble!
            Maybe I don’t know something, but I know only one colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs who built a house with his own hands! good

            Anton, to be honest, I tried to take a brush and paint a knight presented by my daughter. Alas, it didn’t work out. Washed off the paint and no longer tried.
            1. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 16: 30 New
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              And what?! I don’t know how to draw either. And to sing. And I don’t even fuck the Grasshopper on the guitar. But Shpakovsky doesn’t drive a car.
              1. Pane Kohanku 9 January 2020 09: 49 New
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                And what?! I don’t know how to draw either. And to sing. And I don’t even fuck the Grasshopper on the guitar. But Shpakovsky doesn’t drive a car.

                but I, I confess, can’t lay tiles ... no, anyhow, if I lock it, I’ll put it ... wink but it will not be comme il faut! drinks
    2. Vladimir_2U 8 January 2020 09: 00 New
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      Quote: Undecim
      Otherwise, you will have to be content with the malls of the nearest flea market.
      I subscribe to your words.
    3. kalibr 8 January 2020 09: 21 New
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      Quote: Undecim
      Otherwise, you will have to be content with the malls of the nearest flea market.

      For every sage, quite simplicity. Once again convinced! Well, who today trades “this” in the flea market. Outdated look. There is internet. Through it you can always find someone to whom it can be marketed. For example, in the 90s we released soldiers, but in Penza we did not sell a single one. Everything went to Hong Kong, Italy and the USA. The parties were small, yes ... But no one stood on the flea market.
      1. Undecim 8 January 2020 10: 38 New
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        Have internet
        And on the Internet there are flea markets. The modern embodiment of the classic idea.
        For example, in the 90s we released soldiers, but in Penza we did not sell a single one.
        Obviously, the aesthetic demands of the residents of Penza are higher than those of the residents of Hong Kong or the United States.
        1. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 11: 31 New
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          I would not be so ironic, for I personally do not know the quality of the products manufactured by the Shpakovsky and Company organization
          1. kalibr 8 January 2020 11: 56 New
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            Stendmaster magazine and my Tankmaster wrote a lot about this at one time, but this, of course, was a long time ago.
        2. kalibr 8 January 2020 11: 57 New
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          Quote: Undecim
          the aesthetic demands of the residents of Penza are higher than those of the residents of Hong Kong or the USA

          They were just poor ...
    4. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 10: 29 New
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      Therefore, it would be interesting, along with the idea of ​​organizing, to see the business plan of such a project of the "Paris level", especially in terms of costs for the organization of production, advertising, sales. Well, the payback period.
      But this, Viktor Nikolaevich, is no longer an article on Topvar, but serious work, for which completely different money is paid. Well, or provide a loan ...
      1. Undecim 8 January 2020 10: 40 New
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        I did not mean a detailed project, but a commercial proposal for a couple of sheets.
        1. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 10: 46 New
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          I think that if there was one, Shpakovsky would not have made it public, but turned to the acquaintance he mentioned in Penza.
          1. Undecim 8 January 2020 10: 51 New
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            Я I think that if there was one, Shpakovsky would not... it’s possible to promote this idea in general, since the underground commerce of the 90s and modern realities are two big differences.
            1. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 10: 56 New
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              This is what I meant in my commentary on the activities of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation.
              Vyacheslav Olegovich has not been engaged in the production and marketing of material for a long time.
              1. kalibr 8 January 2020 11: 51 New
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                “Do not judge rashly,” says the Gospel and Herr Cardinal (A. Dumas. “The Three Musketeers”)
  3. Fitter65 8 January 2020 08: 50 New
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    a relatively new scale, which the Japanese company Tamiya is particularly persistently promoting today - 1:48.
    It’s interesting to compare what it’s new, for Tamiya, there may be a new one, considering that it relatively recently (almost 25 years old) began producing models at 1:48. Moreover, if we compare it, Chinese firms are especially persistent in this scale. At one of the oldest model company Monograms, all aviation was produced only at 1:48, which is why the saying went in due time - Americans love everything big, like cars, models. Yes, and the 48th scale was previously considered purely American. So with the assertion that the 48th scale is new and only Tamiya is aggressively promoting it, the author to put it mildly, "not much is off topic."
    1. kalibr 8 January 2020 09: 05 New
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      48 scale new and Tamiya aggressively promotes it only

      BTT was meant. I am not familiar with aviation.
      1. Fitter65 8 January 2020 09: 29 New
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        Quote: kalibr
        BTT was meant. I am not familiar with aviation.

        Airfix and Italeri produced “armored vehicles” earlier than Tamiya, again at 48 Tamia's ground equipment went almost simultaneously with aviation, though Airfix released more at 1:76, and Italeri at 1:72. And besides Tamiya in modern times, many firms are engaged in land technology in the 48th. Same Bronco or BOSS Hobby ...
        1. kalibr 8 January 2020 09: 32 New
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          Did not know. Only with Tamiya worked and Dragon ...
          1. Fitter65 8 January 2020 09: 42 New
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            I remember Ital by their Aht-Aht and Opel Blitz. I don’t remember Dragon’s ground at 1:48, and frankly from the ground I was more interested in airfield equipment. Not bad recruits for ground personnel from the Second World War were produced, and now it is released, by the Ukrainian ICM.
            1. kalibr 8 January 2020 09: 59 New
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              Quote: Fitter65
              Ukrainian ICM.

              I am familiar with this company, wrote about its work ...
  4. 3x3zsave 8 January 2020 10: 07 New
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    In my opinion, the material is not at all about a military-historical miniature, but about the “disinhibition” of consciousness in the process of generating successful business ideas.
    Here is an example.
    In 2003, my favorite city celebrated its centenary. Among all kinds of souvenir tinsel, one product stood out. Some entrepreneurial citizens launched the production of small plastic bottles and cans with the inscription "Air of St. Petersburg." Broke into the "cheers"! For several years!
    In general: "I will sell land in the historical center of St. Petersburg, near the metro, 100 rubles / kg."
    1. Alf
      Alf 8 January 2020 18: 27 New
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      Quote: 3x3zsave
      Some entrepreneurial citizens launched the production of small plastic bottles and cans with the inscription "Air of St. Petersburg." Broke into the "cheers"! For several years!
      In general: "I will sell land in the historical center of St. Petersburg, near the metro, 100 rubles / kg."

      With Avito.


      There was no phone in the ad ..
      1. kalibr 8 January 2020 21: 24 New
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        And in the West for the euro they sold in a jar "artist's shit," some famous one. But this is akin to fraud ...
  5. Altona 8 January 2020 15: 02 New
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    Vyacheslav, you write tolerably about modeling, the rest of you is very controversial in content.
    1. kalibr 8 January 2020 18: 28 New
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      Quote: Altona
      controversial in content.

      A "not controversial" would be uninteresting to read.
      1. Altona 8 January 2020 18: 30 New
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        Quote: kalibr
        A "not controversial" would be uninteresting to read.

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        Vyacheslav, in this case the most loyal word was chosen to you. I simply skip many paragraphs of your articles.
        1. kalibr 8 January 2020 21: 21 New
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          Eugene, I am flattered by your loyalty. But why even read at least something? Opened, closed - that’s enough.
  6. sergo1914 8 January 2020 15: 45 New
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    Again Shpakovsky. Well then that day.
    1. kalibr 8 January 2020 18: 27 New
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      I warned you. Not a day without a line. Who are you here? PARTICIPANT, well, participate. And I'm a JOURNALIST. My business is to write, and yours to read and put clicks.
      1. sergo1914 8 January 2020 20: 28 New
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        Quote: kalibr
        I warned you. Not a day without a line. Who are you here? PARTICIPANT, well, participate. And I'm a JOURNALIST. My business is to write, and yours to read and put clicks.


        I am a blacksmith. I forge. I can’t not forging.
  7. Type 63 8 January 2020 18: 18 New
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    Is 1/48 Scale Relatively New? I don’t think so. He is already one of the classic.
    Accessories for diorams are now actively promoted by no means Tamiya, but Meng, Miniart and other companies.
    The author is hopelessly behind the times.
    1. kalibr 8 January 2020 18: 26 New
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      I have the impression that you have not read the article at all. And now it’s strange, for some reason, one, only one understood everything correctly, and most of all the others will cling to any one fact and, well, procrastinate him ...
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    Alf 8 January 2020 18: 31 New
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    I am a fig from Shpakovsky, it is possible to let out this and that, the first and second, the fifth and the tenth, letting it get rich ..
    So what does Mr. Shpakovsky himself not do? No money ?
    There is Internet! You know how, and let's say you have money and desire. And there is one who has only hands and wants to attach them to the case. Find each other and ... go!

    What is the problem? Or in your style, you do, and I will criticize?
    1. kalibr 8 January 2020 21: 18 New
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      And how do you know what I did and am doing? I had my own magazine, and much more. Look at the covers of the magazine Standmaster - many of our products, as well as in the text in the photo. And yes - the one who does something hard, achieves a lot. And I tried a lot until I became convinced that for me it is more interesting and most profitable to write it. That is, "release" books and articles. Incidentally, I wrote about this, Vasily. But I can’t do EVERYTHING that I tried with the same success. And I learn a lot from the relevant publications in the relevant magazines. Are you interested? Send you Model Gray or Armor modeling magazines, get to know what people do? Sometimes, with a small hint, a big deal starts.
      1. Alf
        Alf 8 January 2020 21: 47 New
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        I had my own magazine

        And where is all this?
        1. kalibr 8 January 2020 22: 05 New
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          It was released from 1991 to 2007. Until 1995, only as mine, then as an appendix to TM, and there I was already on a common basis, because it was not me who paid for the publication. There was TAM - the Green series, which came out in parallel with the Moscow one. Then ZHTZ magazine ended and we stopped its release. That's all. True, I wonder why you ask me when the Internet is at your service, where is all this?
          1. Alf
            Alf 8 January 2020 22: 08 New
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            If you are interested in a topic, so why didn’t you get involved with someone "from there"? Do you have ideas and drawings, do they have money? You send pictures, they pour, share bakshish. What is the problem ?
  9. Tavrik 8 January 2020 22: 03 New
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    As a person who joined the 72nd scale under the direction of O.V. Sokolov more than 30 years ago, I am reporting on the merits of the issue.
    1. 48 scale I have strongly associated with aviation. BTT, fleet, etc. - very rare or simply not popular.
    2. Figures on the 100th scale are painted with a bang. 350 and 700 are harder. When ordering on the famous Chinese website, 100 figures of modern people are obtained at a price of about 150 rubles. The quality is average, modify the file.
    3. Dioramas with any command theme has long been known. I immediately recall the Italian sets from Napoleon's Headquarters, Russian-Austrian Headquarters for 1805, Wellington Headquarters. Marketing question - where will Kutuzov be bought on the Borodino field? Only in Russia. The capacity of our market is not so big. We even have Suvorov’s miraculous heroes and even so far.
    4. Do not consider it as advertising, but in St. Petersburg there is such a store, "Shop of Soldiers" https://magazin-soldatikov.ru/. Climb the section of figures in 72 scale. There are such sets that you don’t always immediately understand what kind of army and what period.
    5. The rabbits in the box are wonderful! What are the Napoleons-Kutuzov-Suvorovs? Fur seals need to be released! Everyone loves cats! wink
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      Alf 8 January 2020 22: 10 New
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      fleet

      Fleet in the 48th? Imagine Iowa or Sinano .. What kind of table is needed? Or a pool? I have never seen, heard, at least one model name, interestingly, damn it.
      1. Tavrik 8 January 2020 23: 53 New
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        Trumpeter has a 552-scale U-48 boat with an interior https://en.aliexpress.com/i/32971446064.html. Price under 30000r. Length 1.4 meters. Well, this is for especially seriously ill patients. wink
        I didn’t see the battleships. Maximum 200m. HobbyBoss has a landing ship at 48m. Wooden sailboats can still be. Compared to 350m or 700m there are very few offers.
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          Alf 10 January 2020 18: 48 New
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          Compared to 350m or 700m there are very few offers.

          The stump is clear. Price and dimensions do not allow.
    2. kalibr 8 January 2020 22: 11 New
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      The rabbits in the box are wonderful! What are the Napoleons-Kutuzov-Suvorovs? Fur seals need to be released! Everyone loves cats!

      I think you understand that it was impossible to write only about rabbits and cats, right? It is necessary to look at the topic both wider and deeper. And where to sell and how to find a market ... they pay for it separately and by appropriate agreement.
      1. Tavrik 9 January 2020 00: 06 New
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        Of course I understand. Banned as a pacifist! laughing
        I look now vigorously Soviet cars and buses began to be sold. The people are nostalgic.
        Seals can be sold there, in model stores. Sets of animals on the 35m scale are selling.
        By the way, I met interesting sets in 72m on the theme of ancient Rome from Sagittarius and B-resin. The Roman port, the Roman tavern (could not resist, bought), the Roman market, the Senate (two! Sets), the port, transports, the hospital ... The idea is cool, implementation (quality of plastic, casting, elaboration of details) for three.
        These things are interesting not only in Russia but also abroad. Remember the company "Combrig". They are oriented to the West, so they have such ships in the lineup that we can’t sell at all, like the experimental American gunboat of the late 19th century. I really bought it. Comrade at a very good discount. The hamster defeated the toad.
  10. kalibr 9 January 2020 07: 41 New
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    If you are interested in a topic, so why didn’t you get involved with someone "from there"? Do you have ideas and drawings, do they have money? You send pictures, they pour, share bakshish. What is the problem ?

    And the fact that this is a very painstaking process. It is necessary to make 100 cold calls for one at least somehow successful ... And this is not a guarantee of money! And they are needed here and now. It's easier to write ...
    1. Alf
      Alf 10 January 2020 18: 51 New
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      Quote: kalibr
      Quote: Alf
      If you are interested in a topic, so why didn’t you get involved with someone "from there"? Do you have ideas and drawings, do they have money? You send pictures, they pour, share bakshish. What is the problem ?

      And the fact that this is a very painstaking process. It is necessary to make 100 cold calls for one at least somehow successful ... And this is not a guarantee of money! And they are needed here and now. It's easier to write ...

      It is visible, but it is necessary to work ..