December 10, 2014

Product Spotlight & Update: Two Trees Zinnfiguren

TWO TREES ZINNFIGUREN
Two Trees enters the ACW realm with the first three sets in the new American Civil War range. Also new to the French & Indian War series are the first two winter sets. Throw in a fantastic set of Napoleon in Egypt and two new Turkish Artillery sets from the Renaissance and you have the latest batch from this fine company. 

TTZ-ACW-R-01 Confederate Infantry
LATEST TWO TREES RELEASES
TTZ-ACW-R-01 Confederate Infantry 
TTZ-ACW-U-02 Fedreral (Union) Infantry 
TTZ-ACW-U-03 Federal (Union) Artillery 
TTZ-FIW22 French & Indian War: Rangers in Winter 
TTZ-FIW23 French & Indian War: French/Indians in Winter 
TTZ-NF19 Napoleon in Egypt 
TTZ-R12 Renaissance: Turkish Artillery with Cannon 
TTZ-R13 Renaissance: Turkish Artillery with Bombard 

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Two Trees offers high quality 30mm scale traditional tin figures. Starting in Germany in the 1700s, "zinnfiguren" or "flats", the two-dimensional figures can be considered to be the original "toy soldier". All Two Trees figures are made in Germany or France and stand about 1-1/4" tall for foot figures with mounted figures at about 1-3/4" long and 2" tall. This scale is small enough to allow large numbers of figures to be displayed in a small space while maintaining a great degree of detail. 

Two Trees Toy Soldiers is the current nomicer of Tom Stark. A long time collector in his mid-fifties, Tom began collecting plastic toy soldiers as a child, painted his first metal figure, a prone Bussler confederate soldier, at age nine, and has stayed involved in the hobby his whole life. He has written many articles on plastic toy soldiers for trade publications over the last fifteen years, is a regular contributor of a photographic quiz in the current "Playset Magazine" and for the last 12 years has been the driving force behind bringing high quality painted Zinnfiguren to a broader market. Tom selects castings to form into sets from over a dozen European Zinnfiguren publishers, researches uniforms and paints masters for use by overseas painters, and assembles the figures into the sets he offers. He also hand crafts a series of shadow boxes with painted background scenes designed to go with the flats he produces. More recently he became involved with the Fort William Henry Museum in Lake George, New York for which he has sculpted a range of over 70 (and growing) 40mm French and Indian Wars figures which he then paints for sale exclusively through the museum shop.

Read more about Two Trees & Tom Stark in our Collectors Area 'Meet Your Maker' feature.

Michigan Toy Soldier is the exclusive distributor of Two Trees.
View our complete listings HERE 

AGINCOURT DIORAMA DETAIL
AUSTERLITZ 1805 DIORAMA
AUSTERLITZ 1805 DIORAMA DETAIL
BATTLE OF LEPZIG DIORAM,A BOX
FRENCH & INDIAN WAR CAMP DIORAMA BOX
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