My last Three Mounted 54MM Toy Soldiers (REPLICA CASTS).

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I am getting older for all that. But for a last effort in 54MM they are not so bad… after all they ARE Toy Soldiers!

Next would be basing some 6mm Baccus 24th Colonial Zulu Wars Infantry and then to the wargames table.

I always seem to think I have finished my collection (in the sense that I won’t paint anymore excepting maintenance…)

Collecting already painted boxes of Toy Soldiers still goes on. And my orders for 2024 are done, sent and agreed upon… so in due time in the next months they would appear here.

Also plan to post some pics of the excellent work of Antony Spencer from Dorset Soldiers and Andrew Stevenson from REPLICA METAL MODEL SOLDIERS.

Enjoy!

PS: YES! they still lack the gloss varnish but I always wait about a week to do that… a lesson learned in 25mm (silver and gold colors tend to wash all over if not properly dried!)

From left to right: Scot Guards Brigadier (VC); HRH King Charles III; and last but not least W.S.Churchill as a 4th Hussar.
Detail
Detail
Another view.

Lanyard corrected… (some of you are eagle-eyed!)

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I used this “avatar” or pic of a RCMP Inspector General with dark blue tunic (patrol jacket in Britain) because of childhood memories.

Suddenly one day a member of Facebook commented I have painted wrong the lanyard because it was under the webbing (difficult for the pistol to be used as such at all… lol… he (or she) was right… so:

I modified the mistake.

Here are the pics, enjoy!

Original pic with lanyard under the webbing! (WRONG!)
Matter modified!
Another view.

My second Guards Unit is well on the way… 54MM REPLICA… (II)

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That’s it!

I have finished painting my Brigade of Guards! (A childhood project).

To be sincere I will work a bit more on the mounted Officer Horse… they are never really “finished” (horses I mean).

And they still lack the gloss varnish.

My last Project (to be painted by me) will be King Charles III … there on the tray at the back of the pic.

All casts by REPLICA.

Cheers.

The whole Unit (A Brigade of Guards for AGW)
Coldstream Guards finished except gloss varnish
The mounted Officer is a Scots Guards Brigadier (it lacks a bit of work on the horse I admit)
Grenadiers on the Right (ADC 4th Hussars W.S.Churchill)
Coldstream on the left of the line

My second Guards Unit is well on the way… 54MM REPLICA

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My Brigade of Guards for AGW set of rules will be completed wit those Coldstreamers (Nulli Secundus).

Curiously having a unit of Grenadiers and another of Coldstreamers I have decided to make the mounted Brigadier a serious Scot Guards!

Probably my last effort at painting myself the 54MM casts!… pots of paint will be used to do maintenance exclusively.

I will buy painted soldiers from Andrew Stevenson (REPLICA) and Antony Spencer (DORSET and IMPERIAL and AQM)… because they do it better than me… and I am a bit tired (only very elusive things as the SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON SET can make me move…)

Enjoy!

Very few things to add… mainly Black and Gold!
The other side view!

A new painting job! British Guards in Bearskin (SIMKIN times…). (VI and last)

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Have finished the 4 Grenadiers to complete the first unit.

Easy enough I guess.

More bright red next time.

Enjoy!

PS: Churchill coming out nicely as a young officer of the 4th Hussars…

Finished
Working on the Ensigns of the second unit
Young Churchill in the 4th Hussars
Just a bit of work to do…