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.

There are no limits …

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Imagination and craftsmanship on the tabletop. Nothing to do with the real thing of course… if you fire that gun it would go backwards?… NO of course it is a self reloading mechanism that remains in place and help reload… no limits I said… that is the stuff of legendary wargames!

Somehow creative… by DER ALTE FRITZ… seen in Facebook!
Another view.

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

Finished!

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That glorious moment when the job is done!… a close look at the matt will show you the hard work and love put into those Toy Soldiers… Ready to March and Fight on the Tabletop!… and remember the main thing TOY SOLDIERS never die…

Those are not mine at all but I can understand the pride of the painter!

Seen in Facebook…

Lancers for traditional AGW wargaming…

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First two pics by John Firth and the last by John Clarke. All easy to see in Facebook if you go to A GENTLEMAN’S WAR group… I dutifully bought the rules by Howard Whitehouse… they are fun to read… but not what I do with 54mm Toy Soldiers… You need all sorts you know…

Those are very fine Toy Soldiers and excellently painted, I do not use mine with those rules, and I have to say they are more “historically collected” and only for display because I have them in 6mm too… and there is where I wargame…

French Lancers
Rather fancy lancers…
The officer is out of THE PRISONER OF ZENDA… aka Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Send a Gunboat!

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There was a time when the Gunboat policy was efficient… that is MY time… As if you do not know it… not interest at all in modern times on my own particular selective pastime or hobby. Of course I am not an Imperialist in real life but those were romantic times…

In fact I think like the child I once was in matters of Toy Soldiers… not that I am not aware of modern times… I keep posted enough thanks… got my dose of real news every day in this mad world.

Reading and enjoying Kipling if you know what I mean.

There was a time when that was enough! (Quite French if you ask me… see sailor)
Paul Watson’s own gunboat! See in Facebook the evolution of the Deep Sea Diver… great!

TINTIN like soldiers…

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Seen in the H.G.Wells Group in Facebook (in fact even before my holidays)… I found them very Tintinesque or Tintinophile look alike. Do not know the scale exactly but the caption in Facebook must help I guess…

Kevin Dallimore, painter extraordinaire, just posted this. 30mms from Mark Copplestone’s new inter-war range. Look for NORTH STAR MINIATURES.

Borduria’s own Army I guess… or is it me?

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!

PLAYMOBILS LITTLE BIG HORN FOR SALE!

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I never sold anything through this webpage, neither permitted advertising of any kind… no publicity thank you, a part from my recommendations (that are my own opinions).

BUT

Been as it is the case that having had 103.000 visitor and 37.000 of them from the USA… I wonder if someone would be interested (I doubt it) on my customized Playmobils for the Little Big Horn (ther are plastic 75mm scale) not very heavy but voluminous… shipping to the USA is posible if you are patient…

Here I include some pics (my email is adb@andorra.ad) Enjoy.

George Custer, Myles Keogh, Tom Custer and Lieutenant Cooke.
Lateral view
Frontal view.
Company D detail
Custer’s Guidon

Thanks for watching anyway… Playmobil Customs, some handpainted, horses as historical as posible and special characters included.

Mind, postage and customs alone would be around 350$ so offers beware total would be around 1.300 $ total more or less…

Cheers