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Creative => Customs Gallery => Topic started by: specialist on February 18, 2017, 15:29:28

Title: The GREAT Parade
Post by: specialist on February 18, 2017, 15:29:28
When I started customizing I was inspired by the colonial figures over at gardenwargaming.com (which seems to have fallen asleep somehow). I showed a bunch of figures forming a parade inspired by the Delhi Durbar back then.
Five years ago I got some space in the cellar reserved for my playmobil and parallel to working on so many different topics I worked on the new "Great Parade" for those past five years assembling 625 customized figures. Now I have the feeling to have come to an end (for now) and here they are.
The space on the shelf is needed for a new project and before boxing up the figures I took some photos.
I start with an overview and pictures of the different "scenes" will follow. There will be pictures of all figures.

For those not familiar with the Delhi Durbar: I got a lot of inspiration here: http://www.beau-geste.com/sets.php?pid=7

specialist
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Post by: Richard on February 18, 2017, 17:32:24
Ralf,
You may not have awakened Garden Wargaming (http://gardenwargaming.com), but it looks like you just woke me up ... :)
BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL PARADE !!!
Thanks for posting it here!
All the best my friend,
Richard
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Post by: tahra on February 18, 2017, 17:38:37
Wow, they are so colorful!

Love the "brownies" (no surprise there, I suppose :P)

Amazing to see so many parts from all over the themes in there...

Also amazing: the drums on the camels! Looking forward to more details :)

(What I can't wrap my mind around are the men in those high heeled shoes.  Maybe they can be boots too? But - unfortunately - I can't see them that way :( )
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Post by: Tiermann on February 18, 2017, 18:50:03
That's a wonderful looking display. Too bad it has to go away for a while, but I understand the desire to freshen up with new ideas.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Post by: Macruran on February 18, 2017, 19:50:01
I'm gobsmacked. These are incredible. Just beautiful.

AMAZING

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Post by: Richard on February 18, 2017, 19:59:07

For those of you who may be interested, here's the link to see the beginnings of the GREAT PARADE below ...

The Great Parade at Garden Wargaming! (http://gardenwargaming.com/RalfGemein/greatparade1.htm)
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Post by: leefert on February 18, 2017, 20:49:12
I don't have enough time to accurately describe how beautiful these customs are!  I am amazed

Thank you Richard for sharing the link to see all of the beautiful pictures
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Post by: specialist on February 19, 2017, 11:01:43
Thank you all for your kind words and thank you Richard for posting the link. I haven't looked at those photos for a while. A few of the figures "survived" til today.
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Post by: Oliver on February 19, 2017, 12:36:18
These are beautiful! Such great figures  :)
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Post by: skypurr on February 19, 2017, 13:53:19
A beautiful colourful display. 
Amazing customs.
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Post by: tahra on February 19, 2017, 13:54:38
Amazing use of parts :)
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Post by: scan on February 19, 2017, 14:45:27
This looks great.

I'm curious how you store and sort everything  :-[
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Post by: Macruran on February 19, 2017, 17:36:26
Are any of the figures based on historical pictures? How about the military units?
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Post by: GrahamB on February 19, 2017, 18:39:15
Wow! That is certainly impressive. I followed your link to learn more about the Dehli Durbar (of which I was totally ignorant) and then looked at all the pictures again. You have created a wonderful sense of the procession (and the British Raj) in all its pomp and ceremony. I love the spectators in their finery, the variety of ethnicities represented, the opulent buildings and especially the beach hut recycled as a palanquin! Stunning!
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Post by: specialist on February 20, 2017, 15:30:42
@Macruran: Most of the military units are based on historical units...as accurate as possible with original parts.
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Post by: Richard on February 20, 2017, 17:58:00

Great ideas for Indian buildings!

Ralf, even after almost ten years, I am still absolutely amazed at what you're able to create with original Playmobil parts.

Thank you very much for continuing to share your incredible talent with our Playmobil community!

Richard

 
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Post by: tahra on February 24, 2017, 19:45:27
Awesome!

I especially like the ones in brown shorts with the circus torsos! :o
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Post by: Macruran on February 25, 2017, 01:57:46
I feel like I'm dreaming when I look at these pictures.
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Post by: tahra on February 25, 2017, 17:34:25
Really interesting use of the elephant platforms...
(especially cause I am missing the side parts :P )
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Post by: Macruran on February 25, 2017, 18:14:31
Really interesting use of the elephant platforms...

Howdah member of this site come up with that?
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Post by: tahra on February 27, 2017, 20:26:51
The range of parts you manage to use there is amazing.
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Post by: specialist on March 02, 2017, 15:57:06
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Post by: Richard on March 02, 2017, 19:19:31
ONE HUNDRED AND THREE PHOTOS !!!

That's a lot of work!
1.Do the research!
2.Choose the Playmobil parts!
3.Create the Playmobil figures and buildings!
(Has anyone counted how many individual Playmobil figures were used?)
4.Pose the Playmobil figures!
5.Take the photos!
6.Select the photos!
7.Post the photos online!

Yes, that's a lot of work!


Ralf, thank you !!!
BTW, your Ghurkas are wonderful! (Would have never thought of using the surgeons hat.)

All the best my friend and thanks again,
Richard 
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Post by: Macruran on March 03, 2017, 06:04:00
Yes, an incredible, incredible job. Thank you so much for sharing. And I recognized the Gurkhas too, nicely done!



However, I must quibble with the way you've mounted your bayonets.
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Post by: specialist on April 26, 2018, 16:52:08
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Post by: tahra on April 26, 2018, 18:31:57
They are all nice, but those first ones... WOW.  :love:

Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: Macruran on April 27, 2018, 01:08:16
Marvellous!  :cham:  Are they based on real units?
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Post by: Luftgaengerin on April 27, 2018, 11:07:11
This is customizing on a higher level! Congratulations, what a marvelous work. Thanks for sharing  :)
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Post by: Richard on April 27, 2018, 12:55:53
Ralf,
So happy to see that you are keeping this marvelous thread alive.
Thank you!
All the best my friend,
Richard
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Post by: specialist on April 27, 2018, 13:02:40
@Macruran: more or less.
My harddrive ist full of pictures from this period of time, Most of the figures here are somewhat loosely based on real units, either they have the same colour scheme or they have the same style of headgear etc.
Using only original parts (and those from Schenk) I often can only get near a real uniform but most often the figures get the real vibe which should be enough for a toy.
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Post by: Basie10 on June 04, 2018, 07:37:09
Wow...what a beautiful sight.  I love the colour and the vibrancy of the pictures.  They do look like photos from an actual parade ;D  Great work!! :love:
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Post by: playmovictorian on June 23, 2018, 20:21:16
You unique and truly amazing collection of customs  :love: :love: :love:

MAGNIFICENT  :clap:
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Post by: specialist on December 13, 2018, 14:21:05
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Post by: tahra on December 13, 2018, 14:49:44
Very colorful! I especially love the women! :love:
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Post by: Macruran on March 10, 2019, 18:56:34
 :wow: