25. Dezember 2010

It's still Christmas

For me, Christmas is almost over, but it was great, good food, family and fun. I hope all your wishes came true, the best present for me was one of my alltime favorite movies, I got "The Red Dawn/Die Rote Flut" on DVD, which is great. I can't wait to see the remake when it is done.

The contest ended yesterday and tomorrow I will start to count the minis from the contest, the winners will be informed then.

24. Dezember 2010

Merry Christmas

(the English version is geoblocked for German visitors, if you want it to watch it, follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_-55IJ_AoE&feature=related)

Merry Chrismas to all of you.
Best regards,

19. Dezember 2010

Fleamarket's discoveries (1)

I love fleamarkets, there can be found a lot of useful and useless stuff, that's the shit I need. Whenever I hear of a fleamarket in my town, I try to visit it. I always wanted to write about my fleamarket finds since I started this blog and now it is the time to do it, I will not include any prices for it, but when it was bought, be sure it was cheap.

We have a big monthly fleamarket in the local exhibition hall and I visit it everytime, I think the best time ist right when it starts (8a.m.), there are less visitors than later and the best things (lol) are still available. Sometimes I make a second visit just before it closes, I think than you can get the best prices, most sellers are happy for every piece that they will not have to carry back home.

Let's take a look, what I found today:

- the great Body Count first debut album. Unfortunately the "censored" version, but I remember that this record was the killer when it came out.

- some comics, one anthology of the Freak Brothers that I previously owned before, but this copy will be a christmas present, I hope it will get to Austria before Christmas. And three issues of Judge Dredd (he is the law).

- 2 diecast cars and a diecast helicopter for a future project

and, last but not least, an old boardgame called Anno 4000, I don't know if I will ever find more players for this, but I couldn't resist when the seller told me the price.

I am happy with my new stuff, and on the way back I bought some fresh buns for breakfast. Can a day start better ?
Maybe the list will be updated, I will visit the market with a friend before it closes, I will see, how much I can drop the prices of some things that interested me.

14. Dezember 2010

Big annual contest - win, win, win !!!

As I wrote in the last post, here it is, the big contest. Sounds pretty awesome but what is is about ?

Watch the picture below and guess how many minis are in the bucket.

How many Germans do you see here ?

Send your answer to my email adress, which you can find on the right side of this page. Please use as subject for your mail "ww2modelzone contest", everything else will be deleted. But only one try per user, please.

The dead line is the 24th december at 9 p.m. CET, the winners will be informed by email after christmas, and will also be mentioned in this blog.

Check out the prices:
The best guess will be rewarded with two unbuild Churchill tanks made by Heller (maybe some missing parts for one of them), the second place will get all 14 different minis of the "German commanders" set by Odemars,  and the third winner will get a sprue from the "Operation Antarctica" set made by Odemars.

Good luck to everybody,

Update: I forgot to mention that horses will count too (1horse = 1 man) , but bases and weapons (mortar,hmg) will not be counted.

13. Dezember 2010

Hooray, it's the first year anniversary

As you read from the title, this blog has today it's first birthday. All started with an email to Mike "the Bunkermeister", which included a tip on modifying the StuG kits by Armourfast (http://bunkermeister.blogspot.com/2009/12/german-visitor.htmll) , shortly after that I decided to do my own blog starting with this post, thanks for the inspiration.

The blogspot statistics tool reports that in the first year I had about 10k visitors, and I think this is OK. The pages who referred the most visitors to me were the plasticwarriors blog, the miniaturezone , and (to my surprise) the page of Henk (Henk of Holland). Thank you for linking me, and to everyone else who linked this blog, whenever I saw that your blog linked me, I set a link to your blog, or as my father always said, one hand washes another and both get clean.

The most popular post was the post about foamboard buildings, and I promise that more buildings will follow (I am also experiencing with cork). More popular posts were my posts about the Armourfast  Sd.Kfz. 251.
Some more statistics can be found, if you scroll down and click on the flagcounter graphics, this will lead you to my flagcounter statistics for this blog.

The last weeks no updates were made, the only thing you may have noticed, was that I added some new links, but there is a lot of stuff to report about, there are still a lot of Soviets that have to get some paint, and there are a lot of kits that have to be build, and when I see my unfinished project box, there is enough for another year of this blog.

A blog is kept alive by it's readers and commentors and that is why I have to send out a big thank you to all my followers and all readers, to all people who left comments and to everyone else.

Last but not least, in the next hours I will make a contest for all my readers and vistitors and there is something to win for you, stay tuned, the contest will start tomorrow.
Best regards,
Freedom for Julian