You see I was busy at the beginning of the 90’s and did not notice at all when William Britains did those soldiers in 54MM… Busy working on my real life and not much time for the hobby in that “fighting stances scale”… after a deep crisis with wargaming in 25/28MM (which caused the collection to be sold) I was going into 6MM wargaming (still are and satisfied of my decision) but indulging in Playmobils Hard Plastic 75MM… I still collected in 54MM but quite display and ceremonial sets (still have them no fear).
The acquisition of the book A GENTLEMAN’S WAR provoked an interest on wargaming in 54MM a la Wells (very old classic stuff) and I decided to reshuffle my collection. The French (mainly French Foreign Legion were transported to Andorra la Vella and left Pal forever… so did the Second Afghan War Replica Collection… and then I completed those sets (still at it mind) to play my FASHODA went wrong scenario… pitching one against the other… a part of playing them solo in colonial semi-historical more correctly.
Then one day Andrew Stevens published a pic of his units in full SIMKIN uniforms splendid array… and I was hooked… so I am now building a purely DORKING scenario British Army. BUT no Prussians at all… the French will do the trick again!
The tribulations of a loony collector should have titled this post!
And of course 30 years later you need to search for them on ebay!
I am selling a part of my collection of PLAYMOBILS (75MM Hard Plastic)… need the space badly!
.- Little Big Horn 7th Cavalry that took years to build. Black hats and kepis, carbines, right colour of horses for each troop etc. Count 7 GBP per mounted figure (including spare hats and kepis)… easily used for the ACW too!
BTW (By The Way) I will give for free a lot of blue kepis and white and beige hats + spare belts and pistols… Now that is a decision making point! LOL
A la venta Parte de mi Colección de Playmobils, contáctame para saber precios y detalles del envío por MRW etc. email@example.com
Some of them are customized using original parts from Playmobil (just assembling the figures differently) other parts are resin done by artists in the matter as the carbines of the 7th at The Little Big Horn (handpainted by me).
See the pics and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Offers / Ofertas por todo el lote/the whole lot aceptadas/accepted.
NOTE: Punters would be advised that I do not want the money paid directly to myself… it would be sent to a manufacturer of 54MM Lead (read alloy) Toy Soldiers in the UK… as credit for me… it is a solution for me… living in Andorra is wonderful but: I can pay via PayPal but NOT get money myself if I sell something! (a relic of the middle ages ANDORRA sometimes).
No hurry at all. Negotiations done directly with me and can ship anywhere if you pay the cost. (Not heavy those Playmobils).
There they are in the cabinet waiting your decisions…
It must be my age, I am getting less and less “patient” if you know what that means. On the other hand I am becoming more and more of a “patient” of a bunch of doctors (not many quacks so far).
All of that because perusing (sorry “navigating”) ebay.co.uk one recent day I discovered a bunch of 54MM Sherwood Foresters Britains of the late 90´s… it said I could make an offer… I did (could not restrain myself)… and what the hell!… whoever it was accepted it!… OK… Paypayled him/her and some days later (quite quick!) I got a marvelously packed parcel (thanks for that) with the goods (see first pic).
Of course being a silly ass (read collector) I could not restrain myself (again) and had to complete the set as to get 12 figures units for A Gentleman’s War (a set of rules I have never used yet… but looks good in a way)… so I started BUYITNOW the items i needed (first to make two units… then three… I got a bit carried away)…
So here I am waiting for the little parcels of two soldiers each to arrive and in the meantime modeling a bit because (YES!) I could not restrain myself!… so I changed the arm and flag of the standard bearer.
Will edit or Post a new one when things look “organized”.
PS: I have been very busy deleting a lot of “old Posts” with maybe no real interest (to me).
I am waiting for a small parcel from “Greg” (yet again), it would contain some carts with bullocks and some Natal Mounted Police & Carbineers + Durnford and Vereker (If they are spelled like that which I doubt)… too many visualizations of ZULU DAWN I guess… has little mistakes but a much better film that the recent Ridley-Scott NAPOLEON extravaganza… (I would have written a much better script myself & other thousands of armchair generals).
So, getting to the point… I perused in the “spares box in 6MM” (never throw away anything is the correct approach in any scale) and rescued some ACW Rapier cavalry that I painted as NNC Cavalry (both mounted and dismounted); but as it is I found a lot of surplus of Prussian Dragoons Standard-bearers and with very little customization are now converted into the 17th lancers (of ULUNDI policing the Empire fame).
And what’s more!… found a half painted Romans Command figures that I complemented with an Arab Lancer posing as a Numidian Prince… and what not!…
I even went as far as converting with a paint job only of the figure three 21st lancers to make up the numbers of the 17th (from kakhi to dark blue)… they are the first case of doing a “transfer of men between Regiments” (LOL).
Have some pics!… BTW it is really easy to paint 6MM… believe me… just a matter of practicing a bit… and they are so cheap!
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…)