“MY” Royal West Kent Regiment.

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It sounds silly maybe, but I first bought a box of them in the old Tradition of London shop (no longer there I fear). And it expanded… and grow… and I even painted some casts myself… and asked for specials to Jack Duke (DUCAL) who obliged… and then he did the Colours… and the Band… and I did the Pioneers… and it took years to complete as it is now… and had lots of FUN doing it!

So here you have it (I did a Post showing a close up of the Band no long ago), A General’s Inspection of The Royal West Kent in 54mm (Three shelves in the small cabinet in Pal).


The full set (minus some “action” minis).

Alan Harrison’s REPLICA Dublin’s Fusiliers!

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Casts from REPLICA are excellent… sometimes one feels privileged when they arrive… because Andrew Stevens is a busy man with a long list of customers!

Keep hoping and waiting because they are worth your time.


Frontal view
Movable arms I guess…
Back view


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Step by step guide.

Something I have tried myself quite recently… modifying ready made casts… it is fun and gratifying. I will not go as far as saying mine are “pieces uniques” but quite original sometimes!

For once this is really FUN!


Beginnig with a basic cast
Detailed comments by author!
Close Up
Left arm modification
Final result with different heads, paintjob and self printed flags!

Danish Royal Guard in winter dress (REPLICA 54MM) by Alan Harrison.

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A subject I always wanted to do (and no time at all I am afraid) I for once find much more nice the winter dress than the summer dress (Red tunic with Sky Blue trousers)… I used to have the set by Tradition of London… and Giles Brown from Dorset did a Band for me because Tradition only did Fifes and Drums.

I sold mine long ago because a reorganization of my collecting desires.

You must admit they have “allure”


Frontal view
Back view
Another view
And final.

Shelves display in a Cabinet. 54MM Toy Soldiers.

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Long long long ago I bought 54MM Toy Soldiers in a regular basis.

I did collect what was my fancy when a child, I have to admit that I was so busy (in my real life) that usually they come out of the box and straight into the cabinet (not much time to play when in age of working).

Nowadays retired I can display at leisure, but somehow TIME slips by and projects are very slow in coming to fruition.

I am waiting for some painted Toy Soldiers since last November (2022), also casts in 54mm too that now I paint myself (I enjoy doing that).

And some odds and ends in 6MM… including a River Nile British Gunboat thanks to the courtesy of Daniel Hodgson.

It is hard to wait for them!


RCMP Mounted and dismounted.
The late Queen Elizabeth II and some “specials” from DUCAL

Collecting 54MM Toy Soldiers.

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When you collect in 54MM… the basic scale for that… you can do it on Military Subjects or even Civilian…

But the final choice is product of a Fun attitude!

Those are from my private Collection for once… (also tomorrow’s Post).


DUCAL Royal West Kent Band
Holmes&Watson telling Lestrade they are going to take a Hansom Cab. RPWorldModels
Policeman and Medical personnel…RP.WorldModels

Alan Harrison’s work of repair…

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He bought this set on EBay for 9 GBP (without officer and gun) and he stripped-repaired-repainted.

Wish I was so confident on EBay… I have bought things during the pandemia that never arrived… and when I claimed my money I was not refunded… so it is out for me nowadays… on the contrary I wish I could visit flea-markets or Boot-Sales to find old toy soldiers (no one wants anymore) as a lot of my friends in FaceBook seem able to do!


Head of the Unit
Lateral view.
Full set.
The other side.
Nice overall pic.
Officer view.