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 low sixties, 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 'Meet Your Maker' feature.
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