Thursday, October 18, 2012

Miniature Figure Exhibition (by Altar Modeling)

Second major exhibition by Altar at Turkey/Ankara's cultural center CEPA shopping mall. 
Theme of this year is miniature figures.

Overview. Items are displayed in 14 large glass museum display cabinets

Story starts with Andersens tin soldier and samples made from various mediums throughout the history.

Palanka, Ottoman wooden fort.

Wagoon formation, typical moveable defense fort developed in Central Europe first by the Hussites and later on adopted well by the Ottomans.

Ottoman siege.

Battle of Ankara (1402) in 3 scenes.

Asterix and his friends

W. Britain figures

Various metal soldiers all in 25mm scale and hand painted.

Basics of miniature figure sculpting, casting and painting.

Vlad the Impaler, his castle and his works!

Original postcards and gravures on toy soldiers and wargames from late 19th-early 20th centuries.

Tribute to H. G. Wells and his magnificent work "Little Wars" (1913).

PS : Altar Model web site


  1. Looking at those displays reminds me that in Christchurch here there was a guy who owned (used to own) a Roman army entirely of figures from the Asterix the Gaul range.

    Aside from that, I am a little surprised that there isn't a display of the fall of Constantinople (1453) or maybe the siege of Rhodes by Suleiman the Magnificent. The variety of subjects is fine, though, and I like the simplicity of the layouts.

    1. you can see :
      about 1453 ;)

  2. Thanks for sharing you trip to the exhibition. I enjoyed it!

  3. Brilliant exposition and Nice way to show all the matter.
    I envy you
    Thanks to show this pics

  4. Some great pics, thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for your interest my friends...


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