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Title: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on January 13, 2009, 09:43:46 pm
My Potzauboys are now officially members of the German Schutztruppe in Deutsch Ostafrika, around 1900. They will be displayed at the Wolfsburg Convention 2009 within a big Diorama of the british and german parts of East Africa...

I know, they did not have Camels there ::) ::)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on January 13, 2009, 09:44:02 pm
 ;D
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Post by: olki on January 13, 2009, 09:46:02 pm
  ;D
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Post by: olki on January 13, 2009, 09:47:30 pm
Dr. von Olk
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Post by: olki on January 13, 2009, 09:48:02 pm
4th Seebatallion
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Post by: olki on January 13, 2009, 09:48:35 pm
Ruga Ruga
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Post by: Justindo on January 14, 2009, 03:52:59 am
I like all your customs, olki!
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Post by: customan on January 14, 2009, 02:27:43 pm
Very nice !! I like it !
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Richard on January 20, 2009, 05:38:33 pm


WONDERFUL !!!


They're BEAUTIFUL, Olki !!!

As everyone knows, this is my very favourite period of history (1870s to 1930s)!

Thanks for sharing and good luck at Wolfsburg.

All the best,
Richard

Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2009, 11:15:32 am
I like the way you photo'd them in black & white looks really authentic.
Where do the camel saddles come from?
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Post by: olki on January 27, 2009, 01:15:57 pm
These are the new camels from the Egyptian grave robber sets..
HenryMartini did a review in his Victorias Enemies Thread....

Thank you all for your appreciation! New Photos will follow soon....
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Post by: work on January 28, 2009, 10:32:53 pm
Genial¡¡¡¡

do these figures sell in the DS?
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on February 04, 2009, 05:07:09 pm
The Camelriders are from the old Hunter´s Stand set and very rare.... :'(
They have long been sold out at the DS...

The white Marine troops are sold at the DS as cooks form the Wedding Guests Set
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on February 04, 2009, 05:09:49 pm
Here now the Schutztruppe in their grey fieldcoat or Heimat Uniform ;)
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Post by: olki on February 04, 2009, 05:11:19 pm
and two Askaris, the white on the left is greatly inspired by some Askaris Henry Martini will kindly support me with for the Wolfsburg Diorama
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Argand on February 05, 2009, 11:41:28 pm
Fabulous Schutztruppes, and BW photos!!!
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on February 24, 2009, 11:42:52 pm
Here a quick update:

this is the first of my new sailors, who will be the crew of my "Luftschiff"
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on February 24, 2009, 11:43:12 pm
a new Arab
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Post by: olki on February 24, 2009, 11:44:14 pm
more Arabs
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Post by: olki on February 24, 2009, 11:44:51 pm
portugese Guntraders
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Post by: olki on February 24, 2009, 11:45:41 pm
who will sell cheap weapons to the native tribes
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Post by: cheng on February 25, 2009, 01:13:51 am
very nice and interesting Olki !
...I havent had the heart to cut those visors from police peak caps yet (not that I havent cut other playmo parts before  :P )
like you did for your new sailor...did it hurt ?  ;D
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Justindo on February 25, 2009, 05:43:56 am
That's a great variety of customs, olki!
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: henry_martini on February 25, 2009, 11:37:40 am
This theme is always more fascinating with all its details.
Thank you for introducing it.

I esp. like the witchdoctors

 
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on February 25, 2009, 02:02:00 pm
@ Cheng: well, it is not easy to cut Playmobil in half, but theyforce us to do, don´t they? ::)

@HM: What about your Darkest Africa project? I presume, you´ll need some of these witchdoctor masks
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Post by: henry_martini on February 26, 2009, 02:20:32 pm
@HM: What about your Darkest Africa project? I presume, you´ll need some of these witchdoctor masks

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Post by: henry_martini on February 26, 2009, 02:21:18 pm
 :)
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Post by: henry_martini on February 26, 2009, 02:25:12 pm
I hope you like it.
H_M
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Post by: henry_martini on February 26, 2009, 02:27:00 pm
More soon.

Hopefully you do not mind that I put them here.

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Post by: cheng on February 27, 2009, 04:15:05 am
finally !! we see your new topees   :D
I didnt know you paint too (extra colours on the mask   ;) )
and I see you've made quick use of the new masai torso!     :)
oh, and I like your shirtless klicky with the 'union' blue trousers  8)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Richard on February 28, 2009, 05:32:59 pm


I love all these late Victorian era Playmobil toy soldiers !!! ...  ;D


Olki ...

After reading Cheng's comment, I just had to compare your sailor to Garden Wargaming's sailor.

Did you really cut the brim off of a peaked cap, or did you use the kid's sailor hat from Playmobil's Vctorian theme?

see attachments
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on March 01, 2009, 12:46:01 am
I did cut off the brim of the peaked cap, the children´s caps are so hard to get ::)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on March 01, 2009, 12:48:13 am
More soon.

Hopefully you do not mind that I put them here.



Not at all, not at all! Keep ´em coming!!! ;)

I like them very much!!
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: cheng on March 02, 2009, 01:48:10 am
I did cut off the brim of the peaked cap, the children´s caps are so hard to get ::)

but no worries Olki..those children's caps are also a wee bit too small for the oversized 'Playmo' effect....(still, I did make 2 such sailor caps from children's caps after Richard told me this)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on March 03, 2009, 08:46:13 pm
Turks or Egyptians
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Post by: Richard on March 03, 2009, 09:41:01 pm


WONDERFUL, OLKI  !!!
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Post by: henry_martini on March 10, 2009, 11:41:42 am
Keep ´em coming!!! ;)

a few coast arabs and baluchi mercenaries
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Post by: henry_martini on March 10, 2009, 11:43:03 am
with other turbans i can send them later to the nw frontier  ;D
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: henry_martini on March 10, 2009, 11:45:26 am
from the inner mainland
and I knew that there is a single bone in pm, so i could improve the whitchdoctor

Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: henry_martini on March 10, 2009, 11:46:18 am
 ;D
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Post by: henry_martini on March 10, 2009, 11:47:12 am
 :)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on March 11, 2009, 12:29:45 am
The arabs are booked for WOB!!! :o

We most definitly have to talk about the Dark Africa thingie!!!!
I think I´m about to start an obsession with it.....
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on March 11, 2009, 12:31:26 am
(http://members.tripod.com/darkestafrica/tribesman_dancing_ty_wht.gif)

Btw!! ;) I´m just just constucting my Tembe/Boma/Fort for the WOB - Convention,
pictures will follow.....
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: henry_martini on March 13, 2009, 11:32:17 pm
this time in different order:
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Post by: henry_martini on March 13, 2009, 11:34:54 pm
waiting for your tembe :-)
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Post by: cheng on March 14, 2009, 01:46:05 am
hey you guys....are you launching a whole new playmo-africa theme before Geobra can?  ;D
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Post by: Flash on March 16, 2009, 11:41:38 pm
lovely ideas and very nice pictures!  ;)
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Post by: henry_martini on April 03, 2009, 03:26:50 pm
My Friday contribution.
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Post by: henry_martini on April 03, 2009, 03:27:38 pm
 :)
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Post by: henry_martini on April 03, 2009, 03:29:12 pm
 :)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on April 15, 2009, 08:23:06 pm
The Schutztruppe has embarked their transport and will ship tomorrow to Wolfsburg! ;D I´ll provide you with some photos then....... ;)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: henry_martini on April 20, 2009, 04:23:27 am
A few pictures from olki's diorama at the wolfsburg convention.

My camera run out of power ::), so there will be only a few impressions.
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: henry_martini on April 20, 2009, 04:25:17 am
The british part was contributed by don lobo from Klickywelt and the german pm customizer forum.

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Post by: henry_martini on April 20, 2009, 04:28:14 am
There is a zeppelin air ship in the background of the last picture.
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Post by: henry_martini on April 20, 2009, 04:33:34 am
  :)
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Post by: henry_martini on April 20, 2009, 04:34:39 am
 :)
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Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 20, 2009, 05:41:25 pm
more Picture of the "Wolfsburg" diorama :o.
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Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 20, 2009, 05:41:55 pm
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Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 20, 2009, 05:42:23 pm
... :D
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Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 20, 2009, 05:46:34 pm
... :)
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Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 20, 2009, 05:46:56 pm
... :o
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Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 20, 2009, 05:47:16 pm
... 8)
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Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 20, 2009, 05:47:40 pm
... :D
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Justindo on April 21, 2009, 02:49:35 am
Those are magnificent British and German customs!  I'm very envious.
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: cheng on April 21, 2009, 04:39:29 am
WOW!!! thanks for the pictures Leblanc & Micheal (Henry-M)  :D
and Olki, for the impressive display and customs  :)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on April 21, 2009, 09:01:48 pm
I´ve got some more pics! ;)

My Riversteamer
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on April 21, 2009, 09:02:52 pm
 :)
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Post by: olki on April 21, 2009, 09:03:40 pm
The Steamtank
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Post by: olki on April 21, 2009, 09:04:14 pm
the Ornithopter
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Post by: olki on April 21, 2009, 09:05:00 pm
Don Lobos Scots
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Post by: henry_martini on April 22, 2009, 03:20:22 am
the remaining pictures of me
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Post by: henry_martini on April 22, 2009, 03:22:02 am
more of don lobo's british infantry
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Post by: henry_martini on April 22, 2009, 03:23:21 am
british lancers
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Post by: henry_martini on April 22, 2009, 03:24:22 am
 :)
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Post by: henry_martini on April 22, 2009, 03:25:07 am
 ;)
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Post by: henry_martini on April 22, 2009, 03:26:16 am
everything don lobo
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Post by: henry_martini on April 22, 2009, 03:29:21 am
I especially like the steam part.

Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Richard on April 23, 2009, 01:26:52 am


I'm speechless. This is the most fantastic display that I have ever seen!
(Of course it is my favourite historical period.)
... ;)

Thanks, Olki, LeBlanc and Henry-Martini, for sharing your photos!

Thank you, thank you thank you!


... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ...


Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: work on April 23, 2009, 11:27:04 pm
F A N T A S T I C  :o
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2009, 08:35:53 am
Steam tanks & airships reminds me of Major General's Reddering's site: http://www.zeitcom.com/majgen/
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Richard on May 29, 2009, 01:45:57 pm



Steam tanks & airships reminds me of Major General's Reddering's site: http://www.zeitcom.com/majgen/



Hello, Dan ...

David Helber (AKA The Major General ... and, not to be confused with GW's David Hamer), provided many suggestions, lots of ideas and and an incredible amount of moral support when we were first creating the Garden Wargaming website more than eleven years ago.

Thanks for posting the link to the Major General's site, Dan!

I would urge those of you who have never seen the Major General's site, to go visit. I know that you will enjoy it!

Thanks again, Dan.

And, all the best,
Richard

Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Foulques on May 29, 2009, 05:43:58 pm
Beautiful customs of colonial troops, the new colonial helmet is fabulous.
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on June 04, 2009, 05:21:24 pm



Steam tanks & airships reminds me of Major General's Reddering's site: http://www.zeitcom.com/majgen/



Hello, Dan ...

David Helber (AKA The Major General ... and, not to be confused with GW's David Hamer), provided many suggestions, lots of ideas and and an incredible amount of moral support when we were first creating the Garden Wargaming website more than eleven years ago.

Thanks for posting the link to the Major General's site, Dan!

I would urge those of you who have never seen the Major General's site, to go visit. I know that you will enjoy it!

Thanks again, Dan.

And, all the best,
Richard



Actually I got most of my ideas for this display looking at this (and similar wargaming) site(s)!
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: olki on January 27, 2010, 12:12:18 am
Long time no post here! that´s to be changed....
I finally found the perfect body for my Schutzruppe Soldiers..
It´s from the male Klicky in the 4843 Treasure Hunter Set and it looks nearly like the original Cord Litewka worn by the German Südwest Schutztruppe Soldiers...
(I know they did not have black collars and epaulettes, but since they are designed for a fictional German Colony, I spit on historical correctness ;D)
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Richard on January 27, 2010, 02:09:38 pm


Hello, Olki ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/wave.gif)

I love your German Südwest Schutztruppe Soldier ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif)

I also loved Steve McQueen in the movie Sand Pebbles (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1621267200/tt0060934) ... ;)

And, I agree with you about "spitting on historical correctness" ...  ;D

All the best,
Richard



Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: sir kekillo on September 14, 2011, 05:14:03 pm
Hi,
I've just discovered this beautiful diorama....
IT'S GREATEST¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

I'm doing a serie of the WWI with Schutztrupper, Askaris, Uhlans.....
And I'll be interested in the bigger salacots and the vickers machine gun.
Could you tell me how could I get any of them??

Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: WarriorOfToys on September 14, 2011, 10:14:51 pm
WOW! And WOW! is all I can say! :o :o :o
This is a magnificent display! So incredible! 8)
I am forever impressed by it! ;D
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2012, 08:20:15 pm
Great figures but can't agree about historical corectness.  Working out how to get the details right is half the fun!
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: Andy R on January 19, 2012, 09:49:39 pm
The Camelriders are from the old Hunter´s Stand set and very rare.... :'(
They have long been sold out at the DS...

The white Marine troops are sold at the DS as cooks form the Wedding Guests Set
That’s pretty clever, actually.
¿Can we see them in color?
Title: Re: German Schutztruppe in Africa, 1900
Post by: henry_martini on January 30, 2012, 10:26:45 am
Great figures but can't agree about historical corectness.  Working out how to get the details right is half the fun!

For me it is fun to find out the details and what can be done with the pm at hand to get as close as possible. And then to imagine what remains uncovered and what could be.  :)