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Title: 1771
Post by: specialist on July 28, 2019, 11:03:13
The contrast to "1731". This is 18th century with all the possibilities of printed Playmobil.
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Post by: specialist on July 28, 2019, 11:03:39
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Post by: Hadoque on July 28, 2019, 14:37:30
Great!  8-)
Iīve been busy a lot with this era too and I have made some very, very similar customs!  :)
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Post by: tahra on July 28, 2019, 15:15:53
They are very nice :love:

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Post by: Richard on July 28, 2019, 15:33:20
Ralf,
These are the very best that you have ever done!
I just returned to Florida from a business trip to New England.
It's unfortunate that Playmobil has really never fully  understood their potential in the American market.
If Playmobil put these figures in the New England and Northeastern tourist shops, they would sell immediately!
Thank you very much for sharing your photos of your beautiful creations.
Richard
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Post by: bml87 on July 28, 2019, 16:55:35
Thanks for sharing your ideas! Amazing combinations as always!
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Post by: Tiermann on July 28, 2019, 17:10:06
Great stuff there!
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Post by: Klickteryx on July 28, 2019, 19:03:01
Ralf,

It's unfortunate that Playmobil has really never fully  understood their potential in the American market.
If Playmobil put these figures in the New England and Northeastern tourist shops, they would sell immediately!


It's fair to say that they underestimate the appeal of cultural figures. Why is it some fi?ures immediately get a higher price tag on them on ebay while others retain their original purchase price. Not hard to see the pattern, same with the Agostino stuff.

Excellent work specialist.
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Post by: specialist on July 29, 2019, 07:26:00
In Germany there are more and more "Historical Special Editions" (Dürer, Goethe, Luther.....). Some look quite fine, others are.....improvable. All in all the tendency goes in a different direction but ..... more room for our creativity!
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Post by: Luftgaengerin on July 29, 2019, 10:56:46
Amazing! I can NEVER get tired of looking at your customs  :)
Thanks for sharing!  :wave:
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Post by: Hadoque on July 29, 2019, 23:42:11
A question regarding the figure in your: 2nd post, first picture, 2nd klicky from the left (the one with the dark-redbrown longcoat from a Movie Theme pirate);

I assume the colour of the armsleeves are a 100% match with the colour of the longcoat and the skincolour of the hands looks "Caucasian".  The Movie Pirate from which the coat comes, has armsleeves with "Asian"-skincolour hands.
Iīve been looking since a while for armsleeves with that exact same colour but with the Caucasian hands, but sofar I have not found a single klicky that comes with arms in a 100% colour-match, except for possibly a goalie from the NHL-Theme (which has 2 different arms, so the klicky would be needed twice to have 1 pair of the same armsleeves)...
Did the armsleeves you use come from NHL-goalies or is there another klicky around that has the correct colour of arms/hands that Iīm not aware of?
(the NHL Theme is not available in Belgium... :( )
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Post by: specialist on July 30, 2019, 08:14:23
@Hadoque: you can use the arms of 30 00 3764 or 30 14 0902

Three more pictures. Keeping in mind the date 1771 there seems to be someone wearing his grandfather's wig in every picture.....but I did not want to take the photos again with more appropriate haircuts.
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Post by: Hadoque on July 30, 2019, 11:10:11
@Hadoque: you can use the arms of 30 00 3764 or 30 14 0902

Arms of 30 00 3764 were the first ones I thought about and which I already tried, but the colour doesnīt match. The colour of the longcoat is an even deeper redburgundy, almost a "burgundybrown".
I donīt have 30 14 0902, but if that girl has the same armcolour as 30 00 3764 then it is again no match for that longcoat...
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Post by: specialist on October 06, 2019, 09:22:39
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Post by: playmovictorian on October 06, 2019, 09:58:45
Wonderful figures  :love: :love: :love:
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Post by: PMatt on October 06, 2019, 12:11:46
I have a soft spot for tricornes, your customs are beautiful!  :clap: I particularly like the artillerymen and the sideburns guy in the penultimate pic.
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Post by: tahra on October 06, 2019, 14:30:14
Wow.. All are wonderful, but I prefer the brownish (no surprise there ;) )

PlaymoCollector is right - Eret's hair works really well with sideburns :)
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Post by: specialist on October 18, 2019, 14:53:29
More or less all based on real regiments (Bavaria, Hessen, Prussia....)
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Post by: specialist on October 18, 2019, 14:54:01
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Post by: specialist on October 18, 2019, 14:54:35
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Post by: Hadoque on October 18, 2019, 20:16:25
Some really nice ones among them.
Iīve put together (very) similar ones, but I mostly use the soldiers with longcoats as officers and donīt build them in such large numbers as you do. Having seen most of your earlier/other customs as well, I assume you can meanwhile hold battles in your house involving "a few thousands" of 18th-century soldiers?
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Post by: tahra on October 18, 2019, 20:21:24
Having seen most of your earlier/other customs as well, I assume you can meanwhile hold battles in your house involving "a few thousands" of 18th-century soldiers?

:picsplz:

 :love:
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Post by: PMatt on October 19, 2019, 10:19:48
The amount of jackets and coats you managed to gather is impressive in and of itself!  :o  I concur with Hadoque: when I see longcoats I immediately think of officers, and yet they look extremely good on massed infantry too.

Moreover, there's some pretty torsos underneath: the khaki ones look like a much better fit for the period than one'd think.
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Post by: specialist on October 25, 2019, 08:34:11
Thanks a lot for your kind replies.
Actually there are not a few thousand 18th-century soldiers here at my place. At the moment I try to concentrate on certain topics and sell / swap other figures to finance the key-projects. Concerning the 18th century Culloden is one of my favourites and those figures will always stay. Apart from that I only want to work on 1732 and 1771 in the future. I really like the shape of the coat and I think it does not only work for officers. Ranks also wore coats with tails and the "older" printed torsos from playmobil always looked like short jackets to me (better suited for Napoleonic times or later). To count my armies you have just go through the three threads mentioned.....

(Apart from the three 18th-century topics I try to concentrate on only a few more projects: Napoleon in Egypt, The Great Parade (involving other figures from around 1900) and the Middle Ages. Concerning all the other topics (ACW, ECW, ancient times....) I am in a process of limiting myself to only the very best figures and put them on display as "individuals".)
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Post by: PMatt on October 25, 2019, 13:34:23
I really like the shape of the coat and I think it does not only work for officers. Ranks also wore coats with tails and the "older" printed torsos from playmobil always looked like short jackets to me (better suited for Napoleonic times or later).

The only limitation set by those coats is the inability to use anything but fat guy scabbards. Apart from that, I have to agree that the tails do give much more flavor to XVIII century soldiers.
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Post by: Richard on October 25, 2019, 18:36:46
Ralf,
I have really enjoyed your "1732 to 1771" era figures!
Have you thought about including the "French and Indian War (1754–1763)"?
The Indian figures might be a real challenge?
Richard
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Post by: specialist on October 31, 2019, 18:16:05
Richard, I actually thought about doing just that BUT
- including them in 1732-style would mean leaving out warpaint....wouldn't work (for me)
- 1771-style goes for more "correctness" and I would have to work with limited hair-options.....Iroqouis!?
So in the end I am quite happy that I can stick to my aim of limiting myself to some key-topics (at the moment).

Ralf
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Post by: Hadoque on November 01, 2019, 20:05:33
At the moment I try to concentrate on certain topics and sell / swap other figures to finance the key-projects. Concerning the 18th century Culloden is one of my favourites and those figures will always stay. Apart from that I only want to work on 1732 and 1771 in the future. I really like the shape of the coat and I think it does not only work for officers. Ranks also wore coats with tails and the "older" printed torsos from playmobil always looked like short jackets to me (better suited for Napoleonic times or later).

Ah, I see... I was under the (wrong) impression you kept all or most of the custom-figures you make, sometimes only updating them with newer parts or accessories.

Iīve also thought about using the longcoats for lower ranks / foot-soldiers, but have decided not to do so, with a few exceptions.
I often like to equip lower ranks with white cross-belts, and sofar there is not such a "fat" one that can fit over the coats.
The printed coats on older torsos may indeed sometimes (tend to) look a bit "short" now, but I can live with that. To me, most of the non-longcoat post-2000 soldiers - or customs based on them- still have a lot of charm and fit good enough among the newer ones with longcoats. It would also be too expensive to re-equip all my soldier-units with longcoat-wearing ones. Additionally often the older torsos arenīt suited for use under the longcoats.  And also, I bought a lot less white cook-torsos then you did.  ;)
So, personally I  keep the older soldier units (sometimes a bit updated with other or newer accessories) and add officers with longcoats to them. I did do one 40 man strong cavalry-unit all equipped with longcoats though.
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Post by: NICO on November 13, 2019, 09:24:20
Delicious!!! Awesome!! Amazing!! Great! Nice! Superb! .... and much more!!

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Post by: Basie10 on November 16, 2019, 02:27:23
Wow - some gorgeous customs in this thread.  Great work :love:
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Post by: specialist on December 05, 2019, 07:02:02
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Post by: specialist on December 06, 2019, 08:56:17
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Post by: PMatt on December 07, 2019, 15:04:52
Nice to see Mozart's wig being put to good use! Everything looks gorgeous as always, the klickies in 1732-z26 take the cake as far as I'm concerned.
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Post by: Hadoque on December 13, 2019, 22:07:14
Sven, I still have no clue from which klicky come the arms (with North-European hands) that you use to match the colour of the "darkredbrownish" longcoat (from one of the Movieīs pirates) like used in picture z27, z28 (left fellow) and z29...
In a 100% matching colour I only have / can find the arms  from the pirate who is the original wearer of that longcoat, but he comes with light-tanned/Asian hands.
I checked a whole bunch of darkreddish arms, but canīt find a "90% to 100%" match. Can you help me out, preferably with a link to a klicky on playmodb, or a picture or a parts-number?
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Post by: specialist on December 31, 2019, 10:58:36
Hadoque, I use this figure: 30 00 3764. As with some shades of dark blue the match is not 100% but I would call it between 90 - 95 %. At least it is the best you can get.

specialist

By the way: who is Sven? ;)
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Post by: Hadoque on January 02, 2020, 06:58:42
Hadoque, I use this figure: 30 00 3764. As with some shades of dark blue the match is not 100% but I would call it between 90 - 95 %. At least it is the best you can get.

Thanks  :)

By the way: who is Sven? ;)

Oops  8}  sorry Ralf!  :-[
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Post by: specialist on March 19, 2020, 09:42:10
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Post by: tahra on March 19, 2020, 11:21:02
Very nice - that hair will be extremely useful for such customs.

(I always struggle to find them hats...)
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Post by: specialist on April 12, 2020, 08:31:32
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Post by: Richard on April 12, 2020, 14:40:15
Ralf,
When I was kid all my hand painted metal toy soldiers looked exactly alike.
I always wished that the painters would have "individualized" them a bit.
Of course, as I got older, I remedied the problem with my own paint brush.
At first glance, your wonderful toy soldiers appeared to all look alike.
However, a second look quickly reveals the time and the care that you took to make them look like individuals.
Thank you once again for sharing your magic with all of us!
All the best my friend and stay safe,
Richard
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Post by: PMatt on April 12, 2020, 16:29:40
The blue/red combo in pictures #37 and #39 is an eyeful!  :love:
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Post by: specialist on April 13, 2020, 09:35:58
Richard, uniformity vs. individuality is of course a point when looking at our little friends. But in the end toy soldiers in uniform look only good in groups!
At the moment I work through my whole collection. I try to concentrate on some key topics (Napoleon in Egypt, 18th century, Middle Ages, Victorian Era) where I am working "en masse". All the other boxes (ancient times, ACW. ECW) ar turned over and I only keep the individual figures which stand the test of time. Some look fine "forever", some just worked out at the time I put them together.

Today it's time for more civilians!
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Post by: specialist on April 13, 2020, 09:37:03
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Post by: Luftgaengerin on April 27, 2020, 10:21:41
Beautiful civilians :love:
Great customs as always - thanks for sharing  :wave:
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Post by: PMatt on April 27, 2020, 12:32:40
If my memory serves me right, figures in #41 are an almost exact reproduction of a Savoyard uniform!  :clap:
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Post by: Macruran on April 27, 2020, 19:36:47
(https://i.imgur.com/N08khmg.jpg)
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Post by: specialist on May 31, 2020, 09:20:06
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Post by: Hadoque on August 30, 2020, 17:48:16
All very nice (and we seem to have quite similar ideas).
Where do the yellow "cook"-torsos you used on come from?? I only know that torso in white...
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Post by: specialist on September 19, 2020, 09:05:59
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Post by: Giorginetto on September 21, 2020, 18:15:30
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These awesome, awesome klickies remind me Kubrick's Barry Lyndon  :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:
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Post by: PMatt on September 29, 2020, 19:55:19
#44 are nothing short of awesome, those are klickies I would promptly buy in bulk if PM sold them.
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Post by: specialist on October 08, 2020, 08:01:57
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Post by: Giorginetto on October 08, 2020, 12:41:59
#44 are nothing short of awesome, those are klickies I would promptly buy in bulk if PM sold them.

There is a big IF there.... Them klickies are awesome customs in my opinion regardless if Playmobil would make them or not
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Post by: specialist on December 03, 2020, 07:10:41
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Post by: specialist on April 16, 2021, 06:46:17
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Post by: Joshua D on April 16, 2021, 13:31:24
Wow! Amazing specialist!! It never would have occurred to me to put perriwigs on the ladies. Brilliant!!
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Post by: IJL on April 17, 2021, 23:46:08
Absolutely agree with Richard. It’s Patriots Day in Massachusetts on Monday and Playmobil American colonial figures would likely sell well in gift shops. Also sad how Playmobil is barely recognized here. Many people think my figures are Lego  >:(
Ralf,
These are the very best that you have ever done!
I just returned to Florida from a business trip to New England.
It's unfortunate that Playmobil has really never fully  understood their potential in the American market.
If Playmobil put these figures in the New England and Northeastern tourist shops, they would sell immediately!
Thank you very much for sharing your photos of your beautiful creations.
Richard