What is History in Scale?


History in Scale is a website that is showing a vision on history by using metal and plastic figurines set in historical sceneries to express this vision.

For convenience history is roughly divided in 4 main time spans:

1. Ancient period (2000 BC-500 AD)

2. Middle Ages (500-1500);

3. Early modern period (1500-1800);

4. Late modern period (1800-1945).

Each main period is further divided in several subperiods. You can choose the time spans and the subperiods on the menu bar above on the homepage or on clicking the underlined time spans, topics or sub-periods below.

Then you will get to the chosen period page that consists of a slide show of historical scenes.

The Creator's studio page gives you inside information about the used techniques and the creation proces.



  • View: Introduction

    What inspires me to create this website? A bit of a modest philosophical spark of inspiration.

  • View: Creator's studio

    Here we are showing the different stages of the creation proces in details. From the original figures in unpainted condition to the final elaborated scenery.

  • View: Themes

    More specialized items on history. Still under construction but the different themes already mentioned give you an idea of what is coming.

  • View: Links

    Interestings links to stir our fascination for figurines in scale.

  • View: Contact

    Send your message. We always appreciate ideas, remarks, corrections etc.

Ancient Periods are showing scenes from the times of pharahos, the Greeks, the Romans and a bit of religious evolution through ages.

  • View: Egypt

    With pyramids as one of their significant marks of culture on the background the Egyptians left many things to fascinate us. Ramses, Nefertiti and Cleopatra are names that made history.

  • View: The Greeks

    The exploits of for example ancient Greek historians, philosophers and sculptors contributed to our knowledge and awareness of our identity not only of civilized man but as a collector and painter of figurines too.

  • View: The Roman empire

    The exploits of conquest by Caesar and others Romans with their legions and administrative organisational skills give us an image of greatness of empire in Europe.

  • View: Origins of religions

    A vision how the different religions came in development from the first steps of human beings on Earth.

Middle Ages

  • View: Vikings and Normandy

    Raiders of the Scandinavian Northlands with their fearless warriors and explorers in longships left their marks in history. Scenes are under construction.

  • View: Medieval wars

    Horsemen, knights and kings. Crusades and castles. These are the ingredients of the countless wars during medieval times. It is all about Henry V, Jeanne D'Arc and more historical personalities.

  • View: Court life

    Medieval times are not only bloody fights between knights. It is also a time of chivalry development of courtesy between the lady and the nobleman: the civilized aristocrats.

  • View: The Holy Church

    During times of medieval wars religious inspired men were creating a worldwide christian organisation to curb the lust of men for blood and violence by building churches, abbeys and schools. And organizing crusades. So it became an powerful pillar of civilization.

Early modern period

  • View: 15th century

    The end of the Middle ages was marked by Columbus' discovery of the americas, the use of gunpower in warfare and printed books. It was the start of worldwide conquest by West-European kingdoms of the world.

  • View: 16th century

    European kings not only fighted each under but also their rebellious nobles to gain absolute power.
    Schisma within the church organisation led to devastating wars between catholics and protestants.

  • View: 17th century

    17th century shows a continuation of the wars in the century before. The French king Louis XIV and the French court culture dictates highly artistic way of court life. In England a king (Charles I) had to die to develop a more powerful parliament to rule over kings.

  • View: 18th century

    Kings of Europe fought each other for power and territorial colonial possession.
    The circulation of newly discovered ideas about the just way of government and individual human rights ignited the French Revolution. And another king (Louis XVI) lost his head.
    An other revolution of the American war of independence created a new nation with a great future to come.

Late modern era

  • View: Napoleontic era

    General Napoleon Bonaparte made use of the confusion of the French revolution to seize power and to crown himself to emperor of France. But other European powers had men as Nelson, Wellington, Kutuzow to crash Napoleons ambitions.

  • View: 19th century

    Industrial revolution, metal constructions and technical innovation, more destructive guns and colonial world trade are aspects of an era of social struggles and (colonial) wars for imperial power and more (decolonial) democratic reforms.

20th century

  • View: Great War 1914-18

    Armies of the cousins George V of England, Nicolas II of Russia and Wilhelm II of Germany clashed on the battlefields of trenches. Also men of new revolutionary movements demanded the abolishment of these ancient regimes and fought their way. Csar Nicolas lost his life. The United States of America played for the first time its balancing role in world history.

  • View: World War 2

    Militaristic organized dictatorial states of Hitler, Mussolini and Japan used their armed forces in an attempt to rule the world. Almost the rest of the world nations had to ally themselves and had to use the economic powers of the United States to reestablish democratic norms in totalitaristic states.

  • View: Archives

    The archives will give you an overview of the used figurines with their scale, title and the name of the manufacturer if known. It gives you an idea what has been manufactured.
    It is also a way to get inspired and to give paint examples.
    Under construction!

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Archives and register show the used figurines and manufactures that form my collection.