Playing with Toy Soldiers (Gavin Holliday’s Own).

Visits: 33

In a way, a suite of pics that shows that it is easy to roleplay (in fact it was not even called roleplaying at all back then) with 54mm vintage Toy Soldiers… and “damn the torpedoes”…

Eclectic? Yes

Old Fashioned? Yes

Childish? Yes

Fun? Yes

So…

Enjoy!

The Column
Scout Informing
Sappers and Miners
Info delivered
Head of Column
Detail
Another detail

Graham Marshall’s Local Library Toy Soldiers Display.

Visits: 34

Lovely display!… For once the collector has more soldiers than me! (Only kidding… never thought on having such vast numbers of Household Cavalry!) by contrast my RHA teams are more complete (life has those turns…)… to do not mention the Foot Guards… even if I suspect NOT his whole collection in the pics.

Never thought for a second to let mine be displayed outside of my Home&Castle… if you know what I mean…

A great Idea.

Enjoy!

Quite funny title!
Open carriage
Artillery Teams
Life Guards!
Closed Carriage
Blues and Royals
Massed Bands

John Firth’s Lancers “suite”

Visits: 34

This is not the first time I Post John Firth’s work… I just love them figures!, tastefully painted and crafted in a variety of positions.

You do not need much more figures to have a very nice “ensemble”.

Enjoy!

General view.
Backview
Commander and Trumpeter
Lancers
General view.
Trumpeter detail
Another view
Aren’t they nice?
Another view
Detail
Another one.

Dilley’s (Senior) works…

Visits: 38

Always have admired the work of the Dilley’s (father & son)… even bought the book (the original one in e-bay or amazon second hand shops… not sure exactly) done years ago and it is a treasured one in my collection.

I do not paint in mat, more Toy Soldier Classical gloss varnish for me… but as with Military Modeling I do appreciate CRAFTSMANSHIP!…

So…

Enjoy!

French Officers.
Another pic.
And another.

Modeling the 17th Lancers (Zulu War)

Visits: 55

It is quite difficult to publish everyday of the year something worthwhile… but lately this silly fixation of mine is getting easier by the sheer qualty of the pics that are published in Facebook.

I have already said a lot of times that I only have in my modest collection less than ten models like that.

But I do appreciate them enormously… after all they are the painting guide we all use in smaller scales and efforts.

So…

Enjoy!

Frontal view (seen in Facebook)
Lateral view.

More from Paul Watson!

Visits: 30

Paul’s a friend, and I am quite happy to Post here his late production or project!

By mere chance I have them sailors too (Steadfast from R.Prati)… but not that beast of a GUN! (I used to have them in 25mm when I collected only MINIFIGS!

I am glad he is publishing pics again… always a source of inspiration!

Enjoy!


Gun
Another view!
And another…
Really a mini-diorama in 54mm (toy Soldiers)

Diorama in a small base.

Visits: 47

Not my thing at all (personally) but I know quality when I see it. That bloody part of the late XIXth Century whem the European Powers (all of them) expanded “civilization” and “commerce”… all round the world… globalization at the point of the bayonet!

Masterful Military Modeling if you please!

In this case French troops.

Enjoy!

Very good “composition” if you ask me…

Riesig’s Own.

Visits: 46

What about something different today? I was feeling adventurous somehow… I guess they are semiflat figures that have an appeal of their own (and always look better from the side pics)… excellent flag BTW. French troops if you ask me. And I forgot to say… Prince August (they sell moulds too!)… with some additions from Front Rank!… and, of course, 40mm scale!

Enjoy!

It smacks of Barry Lyndon’s times (or even earlier)
Great painting job!… semiflats?

REPLICA comes back with an orgy of redcoats!

Visits: 45

The long awaited return of REPLICA is here!… and this set from the owner is very similar (enhanced by a lot more of figures for the pic) to a commission from the National Army Museum (UK).

What else can I say?

Enjoy!

A very similar composition is now at the National Army Museum… courtesy of REPLICA!
Another view of the decorations to Royal Fusiliers!
They look very similar but the details are important!
My own work would never be in a Museum… but I love that some figures in my collection are from Andrew Stevens from REPLICA!

Third and last Post of today!

Visits: 40

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.

Enjoy!

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