Saturday, July 31, 2010

Le Déshabillé d'une Midinette. 1907

WARNING! Some slight nudity below. I hope folks will take it in historical context.

 Noun1.midinette - a Parisian salesgirl
salesgirl, saleslady, saleswoman - a woman salesperson
Here's how she did it.......(Large pictures, please click on them.)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Jean-Louis Forain sketchbook

Sketches from   by Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931) of his model in stages of dress. These are from around 1900.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

For Every Occasion.....

...postcards by A. Muller around 1900.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Plastic US Troops MEXICAN WAR

Some stock figures and conversions.

Some Armies In Plastic conversions...

Some Conte Collectibles conversions of Confederate troops to US Mexican War.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Future Of War!!! 1866

La comédie de notre temps : études au crayon et à la plume. Les enfants, les jeunes, les mûrs, les vieux / par Bertall     Date d'édition : 1875 ..........There is an note on the last page that the article appeared in L'Illustration in 1866! Be sure to click on the pictures for larger images.

It starts here.....

                               ..but the "future" starts here with comments on 1866

                                                           Then the artist takes you to 1870!




The war is over in 3 minutes!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm adding comment approval...

...because I don't want to miss any comments  on my older posts. Let's see if this works.

Old Stuff. MARX Minutemen

I sold these a while back but kept the photos of course. I never had them as a kid in the 50s 60s but was able to get them in 00s. They were from the Johnny Tremain set with some fictional characters like Johnny, and some "Founding Fathers," with Paul Revere.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Painted Semi-Flats Seven Years War

I have painted literally 1000s of these over 30 years to sell in gift shops. I still have these Seven Years War semi flats that I won an award for back in 1986. The original molds were Prince August hobby molds but I had some spin cast molds made that saved a lot of time and money.

I never got around to painting the French for my collection, just this one Cavalry unit.