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Job's Modelling

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I know you have not heard from me from a long time. The Brexit was a breaking point for me. Ordering from British small suppliers became to complicate and expensive. Because I want to model, I searched for something new.

I have always been interested in fantasy stories like the Lord of the Rings. But the Warhammer figures always show the most of them in a fighting position. My wife does not like that for my modelling. After some search on the internet, I found a Danish shop selling their own range of figures. My wife likes them also. I ordered some to try out and made my first fantasy diorama: a butcher shop.

 

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After painting some fantasy figures, I was not satisfied with the result. At some point I joined the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy. It helped my to improve my painting. He also has a monthly painting challenge. I decided to participate in this challenge. In the pictures an overview of my entries.

 

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I’m glad, I found something to keep modelling. I still enjoy creating dioramas and small scenes.

I will thank everyone who has supported me in my period on the RM web. I wish everyone a good new railway modelling year.

 

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As always suggestions and comments are welcome.

 

Kind Regards,

Job

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Good to see you found a way around Brexit problems, Job.  It's more difficult from here - my wife has a greenhouse collection of plants and sourced many of them from Dutch and German nurseries.  Costs, including CITES certification etc. have become prohibitive.  Your challenge models look splendid.  I'm pleased you are finding new sources of inspiration.

 

Mike

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Hi Job, very good to hear from you again. And with interesting news too. That house and its contents look like very high class modelling. I hadn't heard of Duncan Rhodes before, must have a look. 

 

Let me guess, is the shop Faraos Cigarer? (Cigars of the Pharaoh, named after the Tintin album). That enterprise has become a major institution for fantasy, role playing, comics, graphic novels and modelling in Denmark. Used to be one small shop, now owns several shops in downtown Copenhagen, including one on the main drag which is a good exhibition window for the kinds of hobbies that people normally think of as weird or niche.

 

Brexit has impacted my modelling too. One thing is the VAT, which many UK traders forget or refuse to subtract, so we pay double. But what really drives up the cost here is the carriers' fees for handling the extra admin. My plan is to save up for trips to the UK, which will then also allow for some exhibition visits. A certain virus has put a stop to that for now though, so am either accepting the extra costs or ordering from within the EU when possible.

 

 

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On 02/01/2022 at 12:44, Mikkel said:

Hi Job, very good to hear from you again. And with interesting news too. That house and its contents look like very high class modelling. I hadn't heard of Duncan Rhodes before, must have a look. 

 

Let me guess, is the shop Faraos Cigarer? (Cigars of the Pharaoh, named after the Tintin album). That enterprise has become a major institution for fantasy, role playing, comics, graphic novels and modelling in Denmark. Used to be one small shop, now owns several shops in downtown Copenhagen, including one on the main drag which is a good exhibition window for the kinds of hobbies that people normally think of as weird or niche.

 

Brexit has impacted my modelling too. One thing is the VAT, which many UK traders forget or refuse to subtract, so we pay double. But what really drives up the cost here is the carriers' fees for handling the extra admin. My plan is to save up for trips to the UK, which will then also allow for some exhibition visits. A certain virus has put a stop to that for now though, so am either accepting the extra costs or ordering from within the EU when possible.

 

 

 Hi Mikkel, thanks for your supportive answer. I'm glad I found something that I like. 

The shop I buy from is King Games, Urhøjvej 32, 4480 Store Fuglede in Denmark. Gave me some good support when I started, and they have a good collection of figures. I like their Dunkeldorf range. Here is picture with their female blacksmith situated in the diorama I'm building this moment:

 

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The other figures are from a 3D supplier in the Netherlands.

 

One kind of paint that is useful to use in OO-gauge, I think, are the Contrast Paints from Citadel. Just give a colour a try. I use them now frequently.

 

Wish you a good modeling year and hope you can go the UK this year.

 

Thanks for your support.

Greetings,

Job

 

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