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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:53 am

Evadestruction - really glad you like the pictures - I intend to do some more soon.
I want to do a post Franco-Prussian War German Victory Parade on the Potsdam Drill Ground in 1871 as a static display for our Continental Wars Society game at Salute this year - so if I get everything done in time, I should have lots of pictures of that!
If you do decide to let any of the Laings go - especially the unpainted ones - please let me know.
Think my e-mail address is already in the thread, but just in case
ian.dury@hotmail.co.uk
Good luck with the business! :D
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:00 am

yes loved the pics...what Peter Laing dislikers dont realise is that for them to work i believe they need to be painted in bright colours...there is no detail that jumps at you so its bright painting that does...i


Thanks ian, yes with no other income coming in I have to try hard to get it to work.

damn the notifications still didnt work with the new email...yet on another wargaming site where i was having the same problem they started coming in after I changed my email address.

oh well lets see what else i can figure out...hee hee


edit: haa haa I just went into user control panel and simply hit submit on all preferences..although they were correct I have sometimes found on forums that they can stall..ie by re "submit" perhaps I have awoken them again. worked seconds later a notification came in...or was the notification simply late, although the computers been on for over an hour.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:52 am

As well as being a Peter Laing fan, I am a member of the Contintental Wars Society - so helping to present the Society's display at Salute gives me a perfect opportunity to show off my Peter Laing 19th century armies.....
This year we were presenting an 1866 game of the battle of Nachod (a wonderful, accurately landscaped terrain with lots of 10mm Pendraken figures) - so a "Germanic" theme seemed appropriate for a linked display. In this case, a presentation of a victory parade in Potsdam to celebrate the end of the Franco-Prussian war and the founding of the German Empire.
So.... after several weekends work, I put together a model of the parade ground, with a backdrop of the actual buildings - and laid out about 600 Peter Laing Prussians, Bavarians and Wurttemburgers, including Emperor Wilhelm 1 in his coach (ok, it was Queen Victoria's in Peter Laings catalogue, but....!) - oh, and a few captured French guns.
Hopefully you will enjoy the pictures - the display got a lot of interest on the day.
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The march past
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General view of the parade
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:55 am

Next pictures
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So that is what a Prussian Division looks like...
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The cavalry Brigade von Bredow - no "Death rides" here!
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:59 am

And just to show that wasn't the only part of our display - the battle of Nachod in 10mm (love that terrain!)
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:06 am

And finally our general display.
If you want to find out more about the Continental Wars society, just drop me a line at ian.dury@hotmail.co.uk
I hope you enjoy the post - and it sparks further interest in Peter Laing figures :P
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And some of the amazing collection of 19th century flat figure dioramas donated to the society by a friend of one of our members
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Some original artwork of uniforms of the period, courtesy of our multi-talented secretary and guiding light..
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A selection of 19th century figures from our member's personal collections
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:06 pm

absolutely fantastic

thanks for showing us.. and as I mentioned I think the bright colours bring these figures out.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:07 pm

Thanks for the kind words - I will try to get some close-ups of my Bavarians, as I think you would particularly like them (even if the "conflower blue" I use these days - Valejo deep sky blue - is technically way too light for the real uniforms...)
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:34 pm

that would be great

but lighter is apparently ok

the smaller the figs the lighter they should be to be scale colour.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:08 am

Evadestruction - some more pictures as promised, with an emphasis on the colourful
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The Bavarians
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A solitary Turco
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French 1870
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:10 am

More Franco-Prussians
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Schleswig Holstein Dragoons
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:12 am

And some Indian Mutiny figures - that I can't claim the credit for painting!!
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... and those dogs of mutineers!
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Highland laddies
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:19 am

good stuff

I might even photograph my republican romans for you but once i get a big game this weekend out of the way..

well if I'm not slack

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:28 pm

Evadestruction - if you get a chance to send me some photographs, that would be great - as I am trying to re-write Peter's old catalogue and add pictures of as many of the figures as I can

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:58 pm

Will do

also have an original box that was still full of unpainted figures

I'm guessing if you dont have one a photo of that would be handy

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:52 pm

Yes please
My e-mail address is:
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:27 am

Just a couple more pictures to keep the interest going
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Peter Laing parade range - Marching British Infantry painted as Hesse Darmstadt troops for 1870
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by IanDury » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:26 am

For all who are interested in Peter Laing figures, have a look at the latest posts on these blogs
PL figures have featured in both Bob Cordery's "Wargaming Miscellany" blog:
http://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.co. ... chive.html
and my American friend John Patriquin's "Wargame Hermit" blog:
http://wargamehermit.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... chive.html

Enjoy!

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:43 am

Hi Ian very interesting photo stories...well done,

I did promise you photos and I havent forgotten, but around that time my beloved Sony Maxima camera fell to the floor with a thud from the tug of a newly aquired cat. Those who arent aquainted with the Mavica dont realise the loss here, Mavica lovers are akin to Peter Laing lovers. Nothing can replace these cameras as they have a floppy drive to record images which can be simply removed and placed in any computer with a floppy drive..simple [till new computers deleted floppies]...So I buy a second camera from ebay only to find it suffers same fate [after being told it was retired because their next computer didnt have a floppy drive, ] old Mavicas are cheap...very cheap but its still a lucky dip if they work, and one failed ebay buy with postage means i could have put that to a modern camera.

I have pulled my camera apart and can get it to work infrequently at at its own command [an alignment prob] , and only for one use /"roll of film" now and then, obviously under these conditions I dont want to set up on their bases a lot of 15's [mostly unbased] with hit or miss chance of photographing them, I have my phone but photos are blurry. Wife promissed me new camera for birthday just gone , but of coarse nothing can replace my Mavica. So one day you'll see em'...promise.

PS just been painting/repainting heaps of Minifig "S series" ECW and renaissance figs for a tourny this weekend..25mm vintage figs are my passion, they have come up nicely and i am going the full gloss route on these, as these are much much older than Laing figs and gloss abounded. I hated gloss in the 70's but love it now [well on vintage] go figure.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by Tarty » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:59 am

This has been a great thread guys, very enjoyable.....well done.
Would love to see some pics of your ECW campaign Rus with all the old Minifigs .....if you can get your hands on a camera that is.
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:25 am

hi tarty

yes unfortunately this time not possible, last time I shot Roberts big game at club, they came out well but now I am restricted to camera phone which I will take some shots at tourny, but somehow always look dull or even like a filter is drawn across the lense, yet when flash goes off better, and its a modern phone.

Actually for Ian's sake [yes another promise I know Ian] I will use the phone to take some shots of Peter laings lying in the storage containers and a quick line up of painted ones as I fear chasing a good Mavica may be lost cause..I've held off too long and he'll think its just another excuse...so after this weekends tourny I'll take laing photos with phone but just not spending hours lining up unbased/unpainted figures for this.

Today i finish off the "s series" scotts , unfortunately ran out of basing material [textured paint] I use and the supplier is in melbourne so half wont be flocked.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:23 am

Hi Ian as promissed I finally did take some shots with my phone...they are on the way to you via email as I type.

Unfortunately the shots are crap [so crap, blurry and dull, i wont bother saving these on flikr to download here]..the amount of work to save them there and convert them here is just too much time for crap shots [unless the forum gets photo storage here sometime] .

I couldnt get my broken camera to fire up as it sometimes does by trickery from me. Shame it does good closeups. Was going to line them all up but not with a crappy phone camera...ironically I have a decent phone so cannot understand why it takes crap pics, anyway photos sent are the unpainted or undercoated stuff i picked up. I am not wanting to find or set the painted romans up as yet with this crap phone but when i find them i will.

edit: holy crap..I've improved the phone camera shots?,Firstly i cleaned the lense then I simply set it back to default...I have improved it but not perfect but I am not the only one reporting bad images from this phone on net. One should never assume a new computerised item is always set at default from factory [or phone staff have played with it though i saw them remove it from an unopened box].

Hopefully Ian some better shots for you soon.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by Leigh Metford » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:46 pm

I've got a big plastic tub full of hundreds of these somewhere: mainly colonials and US Indian wars, I think, and all unpainted - in case anyone's interested.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by evadestruction » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:15 pm

Hi leigh

Could be interested if you are located in Australia.

I am also interested in knowing about your other
Project too.

I will contact you on that thread about that.

Cheers Russ

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Post by Leigh Metford » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:34 am

Yes Russ, I'm in continent (so to speak). I'll see if I can find 'the tub', and try and give you a more specific inventory.

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