Frankowski’s own…

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Telegraph station as seen in Facebook…

Unusual model full of charm. Kingcast Royal Engineers I believe. Maybe in the limits of my period of addiction to Toy Soldiers… Excellent collection!

Now for those interested I must inform that the moulds have been bought by REPLICA (Andrew Stevens) and he says they would be available again at the end of the year 2022. Cheers!

A-Hunting we will go…

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Not Toy Soldiers, thank you I know…but very cute figures…

Incidentally the RCMP on the HEAD PICTURE represents police officer’s NOT soldiers (as it has been said to me millions of times)… but the first ever figure I got was a “mountie”… and that’s that!

Last Touchs III

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Could have been easily named THAT’S ALL FOLKS!… but I am quite Traditional in the Titles of those Posts… And Bugs Bunny is not part of my collection… it has made me laugh mind… but that’s not here not there. A Collection that started without the intention of becoming a Collection at all… In fact those Cabinet use to contain my 25/28mm Napoleonic and ACW armies!… A nice chance (or lucky) that I made the measures in a way that minis could “breathe”… LOL… It was never intended for 54mm at the beginning… but they fitted quite well. So there you are bit by bit they grew up to that.

It contains The Houshold Division Troops + Beefeters + Men at Arms + Scottish Archers + RCMP and even Wellington/Nelson/Napoleon. Vast majority are Ducal, with Tradition of London, Marlborough, REPLICA, and some unidentified Brands. A bit eclectic but surely the first soldiers (Toy Soldiers) I did collect seriously.
Holmes&Watson getting a Hansom Cab (The Cab is the addition)
A couple of Policemen (Bobbies) and bicycle…

And that ends (for the moment… tomorrow never knows… the Classic Collection on the Big cabinet under the stairs)…

Maybe a couple of Nurses will do the trick of completing it but that depends on Andrew Stevens of REPLICA. Enjoy. I am quite through with it.

Well, not quite… bought a couple of nurses a medical officer and a detective and a set of Military Police all from Steadfast (R.Prati). And NOW it is finished (I can hear you laughing mind).

Last Touchs II

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Finally the Wagon is on its place… Steadfast Wagon and Ducal and Tradition mounted Officers.
Finished Collection on this Cabinet. A lifelong achievement…

I could still squeeze a couple more of Gordon Highlanders but all depends on REPLICA (read Andrew Stevens). I am quite satisfied as it is. And YES it took me years… 11 shelves: top 3 French Foreign Legion (in the 1st Cavalry and Mules Mounted Infantry); 4-6 REPLICA Second Anglo-Afghan second war; 7 Artillery; 8 Tel el Kebir; 9-10 Royal West Kent; 11 Colonial Cavalry. Nothing post 1900 interests me as a collector.

The whole setting.

Last touchs I

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I added two gunners on the left so to make a crew of 4, bought two nice guns (if guns can be considered “nice”) and completed the crews set with 3 more gunners… and added a sailor and an officer to the right. That was all I needed and they are at last in place. Tradition of London on the back (Two mountain guns on mules marching…). Enjoy (even if you probably had to zoom on them).

Guess it is better if I provide the zooms myself.

The finally completed Artillery set… thanks to Steadfast pieces.
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For those really observant… the “white towel” around the body of the Maxim is a putty “repair” because years and eons ago it came broken and I was unable to glue in place in other way… there… all explained.

Displaying your collection.

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The ultimate goal (for some of us) is the cabinets…

It seems a bit silly, but of course it is not… you are proud of your collection and what is the best way to show it?… a cabinet (or shelves)… sometimes the task of a lifetime span. This is my particular way of thinking (I try to keep the boxes too but first and foremost I like to display my collection). So I am all for this way of “showing” as this gentleman did on Facebook!