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30mm metal 50% discount

Plastic and metal scale soldiers from all era's.


54mm.....all scales. Figures, buildings, diorama's....

All painted by me personally. Started more than 50 years ago!

1:72mm.....all era's, Napoleonic, WW2, American Civil War....

Dear Rene,

 I just received your package.  The soldiers look very good.  Excellent detail. Thank you very much, my next order will include some British Paratroopers…

S.Haubrich, USA

Wow rene I just love your work,thanks so much they look fantastic.i should have some more work for you soon.thanks again,they will look great in my collection 


Brian Oloony

I received my Union cavalry last week, great job. Thank you.

Mike Malloy


My new Miniature battle of waterloo

End 2020 I created my new miniature battle of Waterloo scale 1:72. Here are some pictures.



Hi Rene,

I received the Zvezda Cataphracts yesterday.Once again you have done a brilliant job on these figures.The paintwork is superb.Also the packaging was excellent. Thank you again for the great work you did on these figures.


Vladimir, Australia

1:72 Plastic Soldiers, painted high quality

Prices painting included boxes of soldiers

30mm Metal Soldiers

Foot € 12,50

Horseman € 17,50

54mm Metal Soldiers

Foot € 49,00

Horseman € 89,00

80mm Metal Soldiers

Foot € 60,00


90mm Metal Soldiers

Foot € 75,00

Horseman € 150,00

110mm metal soldiers

Foot € 85,00 - € 105,00

Horseman € 150,00

To Mr Waterloo,

Thank you fort the soldiers. We love them how you painted them

Asra Mohampersad, India

Hi René,

Thank you for the marvelous job you have done! Painting is excellent!


George Worthington, GB

Dear Mr Betgem,

Just received the incredible painted soldiers and buildings. I am so glad with it. Thank you!

Werner Kaufmann, Germany

Hi Rene,

Thanks for painting the knights, it is done very well! Thanks for all the thinking also. If the diorama is ready I will send the pictures.


Jim Caldwell, England

For my new battleground of Waterloo, La Haye Sainte

The garden of La Haye Sainte

The gate....peace, a few days for the battle..

Take e look at for all models

Dear Rene,

I have got parcel and all is safe and ok. Figures looks very great and realistic, I am happy! Thank you very very much!

Have a nice everning!

Kind Regards, Kostya from Estonia

Dear Mr Betgem,

Just received the incredible painted soldiers and buildings. I am so glad with it. Thank you!

Werner Kaufmann, Germany

From my own battle of Waterloo

Hi René,

 The lancers have arrived in the nick of time and will take the field!!

Thanks very much, they look absolutely fantastic!!

Max Fuller, England

Hello René,

Figures arrived safely yesterday. Faboulous painting job. I'm higly satisfied with the work.

This was certainly not my last order.

 many thanks and best regards,

Johannes Aulbach, Germany

Hi Rene Received Today Lovely Model very well packed No Damage Very Pleased  Many Thanks Kind Regards George

George Dean, UK

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Mr Waterloo

René Betgem

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1322AB Almere


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My 1:72 soldiers are painted with acrylic colours and finished with a matt varnish.

The soldiers don't have a plastic base to stand on but instead, they have a metal pin in their leg to place them easily in my battlefield made out of softboard and papermaché


Very quickly in my youth when I began painting toy soldiers I had hated it every time I bumped accidentally to the battlefield, soldiers fell over. The small scale1:72 soldiers fell at the slightest movement of the table at all. If someone ran against the table, then there were dozens to hundreds that fell. Here was something to be done.

Soon I realized that it was fairly easy to cut away the piece of food. You cut a steel pin through the middle, the tip heats in a gas flame and press it with a rod between the legs of the plastic male. Let it cool and you could easily figure with his pin lock in a landscape that was made of paper machee or soft board.

For those not familiar with paper machee. Paper machee is very easy to make and to process. Make in a bucket the glue you use for fixing wallpaper. Allow it to stand for at least an hour until it has become thick. For the base of you miniature battlefield use a plate of soft board or isolation board used under laminate flooring. Use some small cardboard boxes to create hills. The next step is to make a lot of small paper strokes. The paper strokes you put piece by peace in the glue. Bring it on the cardboard boxes and on the soft board. This process you repeat , layer after layer, until there is a thick layer of paper covering all the boxes . Then drying. It may take a week or longer until everything is completely dry. After painting, Use grass and surface materials for model trains to complete your landscape.

The miniature soldiers with their steel needles are perfect on that surface. They are no longer falling down and are easy to move and look much more natural.

The ideal solution for a miniature battlefield.

After years of needle insertion, I became so proficient that I can now put steel pins in feet and possibly puncture in the legs. So you wont see not even a pin, it looks like the soldier stands completely on his own feet!

See my Waterloo battlefield