So I finally painted the last of our club`s Limited edition models that you receive at our Crisis show in Antwerp (the first saturday of november), the only one so farnot to be `drafted` in my SAC pulp brigade.
Can`t tell you yet what the one for Crisis 2011 will be, but at current it seems the Emperor Karel lies in the lead, more to be revealed as soon as it has been decided though...
But through the years, this is what was to be gotten if you attended our annual show:
2005: Ambiorix, sculpted by Pro Patria
Our very first model was the leader of the Belgae tribe during the roman invasions of Gaul. His pose is the one he has on his statue in Tongeren. He`s also the last one I painted up, and will be drafted into my Celtic Irish army as a tribal chieftain.
2006: King Leopold II, sculpted by the Perry`s
Second year, second model saw the infamous Perry Brothers sculpting the second king of Belgium, and colonisator of our former african colonies. Posing in a traditional military dress uniform of the era and raising a `Bolleke` (a typical antwerp beer).
2007: Popski, sculpted by Paul Hicks
Born from russian imigrants, `Popski` served with the british forces in the desert as a raider.
2008: De Gunne, sculpted by Paul Hicks
With our fourth model, it was time for a fighter pilot who flew against the German forces, De Gunne.
2009: De Dulle Griet, sculpted by Paul Hicks
With this model, we took a swing from historical persons to a semi fantasy setting, with this prominent character of the Breughel painting.
2010: Bokkenrijder, sculpted by Paul Hicks
The last in the line currently wasn`t a person per se, but a generic character of a group of highwaymen that laid terror in the belgian / dutch border regions as part of a supposedly satan worshipping cult called The Bokkenrijders
And so we have the now standing range of 6 out of production models, as the molds are destroyed once the show run has been completed. You might get lucky if one pops up left or right on a local second hand of a show, or even more rarely on ebay, but I`m afraid you won`t be able to buy them anymore directly, as there usually ain`t many leftovers, being calculated at a run of a 1000 visitors + regular helping clubmembers.
Toy Soldier & Model Figure Magazine Issue 231
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