fotoThe history of wars, warriors, soldiers and their representations – these issues have been the central point of my interests ‘for ages’.
At first, figures purchased in shops. As a child, I was quite happy with them. There were only a few figures available those days. They were differently manufactured and their sizes varied, but they really inspired me and let my imagination play. However, with the passing of time, I was no longer content with the modest choice and, thus, I started to produce my own differently sized figures using various materials ranging from tree bark to cardboard; the smallest were only 2 cm.


At the beginning of the 1980s, when heat- and chemo-hardening masses appeared, it became possible to manufacture fully shaped figures. At this point, a problem was the technology of copying the figures. Several tests proved the classic process of casting metallic figures to be the simplest and the best solution since no special apparatuses or devices were necessary.
I got in touch with the collectors of figures in Austria and Germany, and participated in the exhibitions at the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Relief (Battle) of Vienna, in 1983. Next, I started to regularly participate in the International Figure Fairs & Trade-Shows at Kulmbach (Bavaria) held every two years.


Eventually, I founded my own business, which specializes in manufacturing full-shaped pewter figures of a standard size of 54 mm (in the scale 1:30 and 1:32) cast in tin and lead alloys. Presently, pewter figures of my production are in the collections of collectors from all over the world and in the Collections of the Museums of Pewter Figures in Germany and Austria.

Tomasz Kusion

Tin Historical Figurines in Krakow - KRAKUS