Third and last Post of today!

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Directly from my Vault (as captured in Facebook)… There are Collectors that keep their figures in the original boxes without even once sort them from the rubber ties… to each its own way of collecting and enjoying the hobby!

It certainly it is not mine.


Hiriart do lovely Toy Soldiers (or did I do not know if the company still produces those marvels).

French Cavalry

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As a wargamer I stop at 1900… even Omdurman has a nasty ring to it… but as it is and was… revenge has always been a mighty motive… but I can not abide the Boer War (Second) Concentration Camps (an Spanish original idea from Cuban insurrection times…)… call me silly but it is like that… I have the remains of a stupid sense of honour (it would be too long to argument so lets keep it at Toy Soldier level).

It is hard to me to accept Toy Soldiers “casualties” in wargames… so… imagine what I think about “civilian casualties” or colateral damage as cynics say…

Enjoy the pics!

End of the XiXth or last third of it saw the last of the “nice” pre-industrialization uniforms…
Gorgeous examples I must say…

Al Fisher’s Own

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Out of the blue an email with pics!… something out of the ordinary I can assure you! By the way if you want your collection or pics from it published here send them to me (as long quality is as shown below!).

It has been about three years since I started this Blog intermmitently, nowadays I try to post once a day (mainly I can do that)… but even if I have devised means to contact with other collectors… Facebook does the trick better because my son (Expert in computers… his career and way of life!) do not believe this humble Blog needs feedback because of spam… so… I keep publishing my email on it from time to time and sometimes SUCCES!… someone takes the pain of bothering about it and gets out of his or her way (I know it is mainly HIS) to contact me and drop a line or even pics!.

Yesterday was one of this days. So I give you the pics kindly sent by Mr. Al Fisher (Senior to me in experience and years!… who is still in the hobby…)

Truly glad of it! I asked him for permission to publish!… so there you have it… as always you can contact me at (YES! a country with NO Army as Pete Seeger sung…)


Wonderful composition and pic!
Prussians too!
A bit grainy but alright!
Last but not least… the first ever pic of Lawrence of’Arabia in this Blog! (El-Laurens)


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It must be frustrating (or not at all) not be able to comment on this Blog. So therefore I have created in Facebook a Group called (or named) and in it once you are a member (quite easy if you ask me) there you can comment, ask, and even disagree!

Thought it would be worth to mention.

And now what I do everyday… post some pic or pics as eyecandy…


A small delightful paddle steamer…
A pic seen in the chat! Wonderful miniatures!

Police (on Bikes)

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As Dan Allen once said my collection is basically Toy Soldiers… but I have some Policemen (notoriously the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)… so… I’ll give you on my birthday a couple of motorbikes with them… a joy to paint… specially the dial.


Imperial Miniatures 54mm
Another view!