Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I Love a Parade

 Some little while ago I made an eBay purchase of 21 Prussian bandsmen. They arrived yesterday in the mail. Lovely figures they are, although at 40mm tall they won't be appearing next to my Spencer Smiths on the battlefield.
Can anyone make a guess as to the manufacturer? I'd like to try to track a few more down to flesh out the band. The lone cymbalier looks a little folorn.

Now all I need is a little bandstand.

8 comments:

Conrad Kinch said...

They really are fine!

Bloggerator said...

I'm glad you like them Mr K!

Greg

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Agreed!

Best Regards,

Stokes

littlejohn said...

I'm guessing Miesterzinn?

Steve Gill said...

I can positively identify these as Schildkrot. Ross Macfarlane has quite a few.

Some of the moulds are still available on the Berliner Zinnfiguren website.

Bloggerator said...

Well-spotted Steve - I just popped over to the BZ site and took a look at the moulds.

Regards,

Greg

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Steve has it. I have the drummer & fifer mold as well as the drum-major if you want some of those. Tried to buy some bandsmen molds cheap on ebay but the price went too high for me.

I do like bandsmen, you could always place them close and claim forced perspective.

Bloggerator said...

Hi Ross,

I thought i might try doing that. I'll see how i go.

I'll drop you a line re drummers and fifers.

All the baest,

Greg