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Old 01-17-2021, 07:42 AM
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Vintage from Denmark

Inspired by various threads on this forum, I am beginning to get a thing for Vintage, especially from Denmark. The two-weekly Illustreret Familie Journal was first published by publisher Allers in 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and later also had Norwegian and Swedish editions. Ballermann also printed and published paper models.

As far as I have seen, the models were the same size as the magazine - so slightly larger than modern A3 ca 30x42 cm, or 11-3/4 x 16-1/2 inch.
Google points the way to endless pictures, often good enough to copy and print. I generally use the 'automatic color correction' button in Photoshop it makes colors and backgrounds a bit brighter, without changing the 'oldie' athmosphere.
I always scale down to fit A4: no problem as long as the original reproduction is good enough to read the letters and numbers at that size. Smaller parts are sometimes a bit fiddly, but nothing like the well known Micromodels!

One reason why I like them so much: a model can generally be finished in just a few sessions of an hour or so. Also, tyhe colouring is really charming, mainly because of the paints that were used in lithography. A very interesting subject, worth having a look at.
These are the latest ones I did - Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen (b-d-h 18x11x15 cms) and the rotating Cinderella fairy tale (diam. 15, h. 8 cms).The pictures show two of the four scenes: Cinderella being bullied by the stepsisters, and C. running away at midnight, leaving the Prince with the glass slipper in his hand.
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That is very interesting...
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Those are charming. I've built only a few vintage models, but I can understand your enthusiasm for them.
By the way, the Cinderella model, at A4, fits exactly onto a standard CD.
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Another example: a romantic knight's castle. You should realise that Denmark has no landscapes like in Germany, where castles sit on high mountain tops - so this is pure fantasy. Fun to make, though!
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It might not have the sort of landscape that Germany has but oh, how sweet and poetic Denmark's countryside is. Fjords, porpoises, lighthouses eaten by walking dunes, glacier walls, paddle boat steamers over lakes...

I have cycled through all of Jutland from the utter top (Skagen) back to Groningen, NL and I have been at Laesų, Fyn and Sjaelland and I have definitely fallen in love with the country.

If I ever feel the urge to leave Dutchyland I know where in the EU I'd like to live.
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It might not have the sort of landscape that Germany has but oh, how sweet and poetic Denmark's countryside is. Fjords, porpoises, lighthouses eaten by walking dunes, glacier walls, paddle boat steamers over lakes...

I have cycled through all of Jutland from the utter top (Skagen) back to Groningen, NL and I have been at Laesų, Fyn and Sjaelland and I have definitely fallen in love with the country.

If I ever feel the urge to leave Dutchyland I know where in the EU I'd like to live.
I could not agree more! And all those lovely little churches with painted ceilings...
By the way: I forgot to add the picure of the Knight's Castle.
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