year the DUZI celebrated its 20 anniversary. 20 years old
but not old-fashioned.
On October 12th and 13th the Niederrheinhalle once again
became the place to be for friends of tin miniatures, model
kits and tabletop games.
Although the DUZI takes place in Wesel
for the fourth year running now, the remained the same:
“DUZI”, which is the abbreviation for “Duisburger
Zinnfigurenbörse”, because that’s where
it came came to life in 1983 and the rather colloquial early
days with only 15 exhibitors changed to a busy convention
, which today is the biggest of ist kind in Germany.
an area of 1400 squaremetres reatilers, manufacturers, clubs
and private persons presented everything related to tin miniatures.
No matter whether flat or fully sculpted, 8 mm or 150 mm scaled,
historical, fantasy, science-fiction or even erotic, they
all had their space at the DUZI, just as the frineds of model
kits, who could found almost everything the<y had been
looking for, even it was part of the smallest series.
balcony with about 400 squaremetres was the place of events
for those playing with tin miniatures. Two tournaments had
been held here. First, the German FEARLESS Championship and
second, one of Europes biggest Warhammer events with 90 competitors.
like in the last years the stage had been reserved for the
painting competition, the battle for the “Golden DUZI”.
Amateurs and professionals exhibited their works to have them
judged by the jury. At the same time there was the “German
Championship in painiting a 25 mm scaled miniature”.
highlight had been “Living History”. Under this
name the visitors could watch historical personalities in
original uniforms. Amongst others, “The Old Fritz”
answered questions and gave detailed information about his
And last but not least there had been an exhibition of dioramas
showing scenes from the antique, the middle ages and the
broad variety of themes and the number of visitors, which
had increased by 10%, definitely affirmed the success of