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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2022, 21:25:19 »
I like the pikemen, ideal for an English Civil war diorama.
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2022, 04:16:36 »
Thank you very much tahra and Tim, when I get home I'm going to re-assess display spaces in my apartment.

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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2022, 08:16:08 »
Nice pictures, Neil. The shot of your army gives a real sense of movement, which is better than just having loads of identical soldiers standing in rows (which you sometimes see).
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2022, 10:36:41 »
Nice pictures, Neil. The shot of your army gives a real sense of movement, which is better than just having loads of identical soldiers standing in rows (which you sometimes see).

A good point, Graham.

Neil, are the pikes customs?
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2022, 01:07:24 »
Yes, the pikes are customs from an eBay vendor called Steinerner from Spain,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383487896702

When I get back to the UK I'll get some better photos taken and posted. I have been working to make the soldiers with muskets individuals as I obtain different heads and hair pieces. And one or two custom Klicky soldiers as well. Again I'll take some photos when I'm back home (mid-August).

Best wishes,
Neil


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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2022, 09:12:14 »
Yes, the pikes are customs from an eBay vendor called Steinerner from Spain,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383487896702

When I get back to the UK I'll get some better photos taken and posted. I have been working to make the soldiers with muskets individuals as I obtain different heads and hair pieces. And one or two custom Klicky soldiers as well. Again I'll take some photos when I'm back home (mid-August).

Best wishes,
Neil

Thank you, Neil; I look forward to that.
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2022, 09:41:00 »
Yes, the pikes are customs from an eBay vendor called Steinerner from Spain,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383487896702

When I get back to the UK I'll get some better photos taken and posted. I have been working to make the soldiers with muskets individuals as I obtain different heads and hair pieces. And one or two custom Klicky soldiers as well. Again I'll take some photos when I'm back home (mid-August).

Best wishes,
Neil

Wow! jut looking at the Flanders wars he's got some great stuff which would be usable with the 2nd English Civil War.
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2022, 05:21:56 »
With pikes like that you could do a dio recreating Velazquez's Surrender At Breda! Which reminds me, I have been meaning to make a thread for playmo versions of famous artworks  O0
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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2023, 07:14:45 »
A very warm welcome to you dear Neil from Marlow on Thames  :wave: :welcome:

Compliments of the season to you and your wife !

I love Birmingham and have very dear memories of visiting the wonderful Christmas Market with a friend as well as travelling on the Severn Valley Railway steam train in nearby Kidderminster  :love:

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Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2023, 23:43:32 »
Hello Neil

Welcome to PF! I enjoy your posts and am happy that you have joined this friendly little forum.

I'm from the Low Countries, and one of my long-term plans is getting serious about the Eighty Years' War in PM. I have been collecting with this goal in mind for years, but customising / displaying linger still in the future. I hope you'll still be around when I'll finally get to create something!

Best wishes
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