Alan Green’s Own

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This is a magnificent example of what a collection of Toy Soldiers is, pics by the owner on Facebook (look for the group mytoysoldiersandme). A clarification is needed, when I titled this web page MY TOY SOLDIERS AND ME the idea was to include under this umbrella all fans of collecting toy soldiers whatever the size, style or purpose, so the “MY” refers to “YOUR” figures not at all exclusively mine at all if you follow me. What is more, I usually abstain of repeating myself ad nauseam posting well known pics of my toy soldiers (even if I do from time to time to illustrate a point). So this is why you see wargaming minis in all scales, pure toy soldiers (vintage and “new”) and military modeling figures in many scales. Hope that makes it clear! Enjoy

By The Way… I am more of the school of black dot effect for the eyes of mine!… but the work in the eyes of the figures by Mr. Green is superbly detailed (a steady hand you need for that)

I love more this kind of painting “eyes”.
Also that one! but it is quite difficult!
Another example!
We love the same period…
And last but not least… more “exotic” units… excellent!


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That was that at the beginning of the hobby a wee box of shiny soldiers… much later they would lose that shine (see the Artillery)… but not their charm at all.

So many of us started like this! Enjoy.

Mountain Artillery… vintage 100%
Not so old… but some years on too!

And more… AGW

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I have posted a lot of Scott Lesch work because it is awesome!… Does that mean that I am going to indulge in the Franco-Prussian War (1870)? NOT AT ALL!… but you must admit his production of Armies is very mice indeed!. And sometimes when awareness is down… I think of it seriously!.

The fact that every unit seems to field a “cantiniere” is non important for me… but adds a “je ne sais quoi”… LOL

AGW Franco-Prussian War Battle.
Nice Cuirassiers…
Another French side view…
I added those Prussians as an afterthought
No contest without them…
So here they are… The Second Reich would be won at the end of the campaign.


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As far as 54mm New Toy Soldiers akin to Britain’s go… you do not need to search more… REPLICA it is… and that’s that. (Alternatively there are other well known trade marks as Dorset Soldiers / Imperial Soldiers and Steadfast (R.Prati) to say but two!).

Here you can have a sight of the new premises… as we all know we have been promised start of production by next January 2023… keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best!.

Main cabinets
Egypt 1882 Cabinet

Scott Lesch’s Own

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Splendid castings. AGW or not involved they are beautiful Toy Soldiers on their own. I wish I could do moulds and cast my own figures but never got even close to that part of the hobby. Too late at my age… better buy unpainted casts and paint them if I found the time!… Silly me!… I thought that once retired I would have lots and lots of free time… it is not so (you have been warned!). LOL

Prussians on their way to Dorking…

Rifles from Hilditch

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Less than 54mm (series “B”) and still impressing.

I was personal yesterday, maybe even too personal… well, I can always edit the thing if I want… I do not know if being too personal is a bonus or a malus…

So, today let’s go back to the main line of this webpage… toy soldiers and those who enjoy them.

Here we go again!

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Excuse me if you have already seen this pic (my own for a change) 75mm Customized Playmobil (Just the headgear I guess)

Congratulations to the British. The civic attitude was paramount and those public and privately professionally involved gave a lesson on “how it is done”. There is no better example to compare. Long live the King!

This webpage would again be alive as from today with the usual business of giving you your daily ration (or dose) of Toy Soldiers. Cheers.