Here we want to introduce the different manufactors who are on our page!
Please understand that some of these people are hobbyists, so they have their own
job to earn money and sometimes a family . So they are not available the whole day in
case you have a question about a special article. So in case it takes some time to get an
answer it is not a bad service, but it is in the nature of things.
IMPERIAL-MODELLBAU - Andreas Brune
Imperial was established 1989 by three people, one of them was Andy Brune.
After a short time the two others left and Andy remainded remained. 1993 he started a
cooperation with other peoples and the company Fine Scale Factory into which the old
stuff from Imperial was added too. This cooperation endet 1999 and Fine Scale was gone
In 2002 Andy Brune took over the whole company and from this time the old name
Imperial was brought forward again. Around this time he started with another range
too, Tanks in scale 1:16.
Since 2004 Andy Brune is running Imperial-Modellbau as his main job with changing
subjects. After the run on 1:16 tanks abated, he is now again concentrating on 1/72 with
his main interest in the Franco-Prussian war, colonial wars, the Romans and much more.
Also being a wargamer his interest in 15 mm and 28mm is still there and he thinks
that in the future he can offer models and figures for these ranges too.
FRITZ FIGURES - Uwe Wild
Uwe Wild started with his interest on figures at the age of four when his mother
painted figures in other scales (Farmers, Angels etc.) as a kind of home-work and when
his parents asked him what he wanted as a Christmas gift he asked them to paint his
Cowboy and Indian figures.
After this start in 1:32 with much more Airfix sets adding to his collection he sometimes
changed for 1:72 because the battles became bigger and he is still focused on this
In the 1990ies Uwe joint the Gettysburgproject from Peter Herfen and together with a
lot of other hobbyfriends they worked on this diorama which at the and had 25.000
figures on a plate 80 meters in square.
From this day onwards, Uwe together with other friends is organising an anual
diorama project which is on show at different figure fairs and sometimes in museums
too. If you want to see photos of all the dioramas you are invited to his blog at
www.historyin172.blogspot.com . Every collector is invited to join the projects. In the past
a lot of international friends added figures and support to the diormas.
Beside his interest in 1:72 figures, Uwe is also a hobby-historian and a researcher of
uniforms with an archive of more than 400.000 paintings, photos etc. of uniforms from
ancient times up to 1930. Maybe this describes his interest in lesser known subjects?
In the past Uwe paid sculptors to make him special figures for his projects or simply
exotic stuff he wanted to have for his collection. In several years the range grew fast
and he thought other hobby-friends around the world might be interested to get such
figures too. The profit from the selling always goes into new masters as he has a good
job for earning money and this is simply a hobby for him.
His interest as Historian starts with the creation of Adam and ends today. The focus on
uniform-research ends in 1930 just because it would be too much stuff to collect WW2
and later material too.
Frank Ziegler - Miniatur Figuren
Besides his profession, Frank Ziegler's interests for archaeological and historical subjects belonging to his figure sculpting too. It is his challange, to transpose his investigation to sculpting and modelling. The favourite subjects are the prehistory and antiquity, but also the late medieval.
He is sculpting 1:72 miniature figures since 2007 and has developed his conception to fit special subjects with combinable types of figures.
He follows this conception also with the model of 1:72 miniature „Raw-Master“ horses with different gaits respectively situations. This could be the base for a new range of mounted figures.
Coal Ridge Models
I am Markus Schenk from Duisburg, Gemany. Coal Ridge Models springs from an idea I had for a long time.
My own little "label" that produces the models I missed in other ranges.
As a little toddler I played on the living room carpet the fights I saw on TV. Favorites then and now John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and the Western movies from "Bella Italia".
Wooden blockhouses and Airfix-cowboys vanished with the time to be replaced by lead soldiers and proper wargamers rule books.
Coal Ridge models is meant to carry on in this tradition. Producing real honchos from the old time movies for the collector and wargamer alike.