Repainted for the better…

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What a good paintjob can do for the castings (all of them) is wonderful.

Her Majesty’s Guards (or Household Division Troops) are a popular choice among collectors or simply aficionados whatever the level. It has much to do with that the daily exposure in such well know military procedures as the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, The handing of the keys at the Tower of London, and similar at Windsor castle. The more “touristic attraction” the more popularity in children minds… So, let it be.

Hardly original subject… but a CLASSIC IMHO. As seen in Facebook.
Even with a bit of patience you can do it with Playmobils. (Those are my own).
By the end of your “collecting life” you would have gone megalomaniac (well, a bit). Those are mine.

Excellence

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A picture is worth a thousand words… so…

I have many times explained that this is not my particular field of interest as a collector or simply aficionado… but one has to take his hat off when see something like that (in facebook of course!).

THAT is excellence in Military Modeling

Vignettes to end a collection…

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You must be tired of my wanderings, but that surely completes the big cabinet.

Now, if only Andrew Stevens admits orders in September I would be sorely tempted in adding three or four figures to the other cabinet…

Nurses and a Medical Officer (STEADFAST)
And the Military Policemen set by STEADFAST
Could not resist adding Lestrade (Plian Clothes Detective STEADFAST)

Maiwand /Kandahar… Second Anglo-Afghan War.

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Back from Holidays… LOL

I do not know why they call them holidays at all… but well I am a bit conservative so let’s go away with it!

Hope diplomatic relations with Andrew can be restored…

“Saving the Guns at Maiwand”… Have the 54mm Toy Soldiers thanks to Andrew Stevens from REPLICA.
Here you have them (again). Some of them are for Kandahar of course!
Playmobils…
Indian Mountain Battery
Guides Cavalry
Gordon Highlanders
Gurkha’s
Corps of Guides Infantry… all boxes by REPLICA!

Collecting

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That’s Collecting…

I found this pic on Facebook some weeks ago… even if you think this is not here not there… well… I love it!… it is minimalist but to the point somehow… Enjoy.

As an addendum the eagle-eyed among you would have noticed the lack of head on the figure of the Bass Drummer Guardsman… I know, you know and he (or she) probably knows that a simple order to (for example) DORSET SOLDIERS (by now IMPERIAL MINIATURES I guess) will supply the missing head (You can even buy painted and plug in with a bit of glue…)… BUT… it would not be VINTAGE then… LOL… really… in this hobby you need all sorts and ALL approaches are CORRECT! Just to clarify the point.

Ditto also arms missing… ditto… ditto.

17th Lancers

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As seen in facebook… quite a painting job!

Nothing like ceremonial uniforms of the late XIXth Century I guess…

Today’s anniversary…

BTW I forgot to mention it is the second day of Gettysburg… and Chamberlain was a great Regimental commander… but I do not think you could have outflanked the boys in blue… (my opinion).