Saturday, 8 December 2012

C18th dioramas by John Jenkins Design

With my current kick for the 18th Century growing stronger I was pleased to see these rather fine dioramas on the JJD stand at the December 2012 London Toy Soldier Show.

A lively set to, which I assume to be Culloden but could be any of the clashes from the Jacobite Rising/Rebellion.  The very thought of painting tartans fills me with dread but I can't help feeling that I'm being drawn in by the wonderful animation of those Highlanders.

These Prussian Grenadiers could have just jumped straight off the canvas of the famous painting DieSchlacht Von Leuthen by Carl Rochling, inspiring stuff, I just wish I could get my humble Frederickians to look that good!


  1. Inspirational eye candy indeed! Glad you are getting the 18th century bug...
    best wishes

  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

    Do you have an About page? I can't find one. It's always the first place I look when I meet a new blogger.

  3. Hi Tilly

    I don't have a blog of my own, but commented using my husbands google account - he has a blog about collecting toy soldiers - ZZZZ! (only joking darling)

    best wishes Jane