Sunday, 2 September 2018

Restored hollow casts etc a 54mm venture

Yesterday l finished the first lot of Britains etc for my interwar project. I based them very plainly on circular bases as l felt that these non square bases better represented the loose formations of the period.

I maintained the broken weaponry of these figures but will get some new arms for others. I mixed ww1 looking figures with ww2 ones.



The ones nearest the camera are dismounted cavalry. I have some steel helmeted mounted troops coming.


The chap with the binoculars was a broken machine gunner who l added two plastic tubes to his broken hands. The  broken standing firing figure had a thin nail inserted up his leg to help him stand.


The command group in the garden ( Britains hedging and wall from my childhood) stand in front of a house painted last year on the outside of a breakfast biscuit box.  They are watching proceedings carefully before popping indoors for a cuppa.

All in all I am pleased with how this lot have turned out. Next step with the project is to get some replacement heads and arms , await for the new arrivals to mend and to try and bid successfully for Dinky tanks on eBay within a reasonable budget.

23 comments:

  1. Magnificent. Gorgeous stuff. Do you have any plans for them?

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    1. Gaming on a grid using Bob’s portable rules or Ross’s rules adapted for the period.

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  2. Great stuff. This looks good and figures, scenery/terrain etc all goes together well.

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  3. Super figure restoration and the figures go so well with the old Britains scenery. Lovely period to play with; the film on your previous blog entry was extraordinary - it's hard to believe that in a few years this was the army that was going to fight the Wehrmacht!

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    1. Thanks. I agree re the way army had moved forward by ww2.

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  4. It is wonderful to see the older figures getting back into action.

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  5. Great to see these veterans out. That biscuit box house is wonderful.

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    1. The house was painted by one of my daughters last summer. I want to work on some more,possibly a church.

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    2. I remember the post of your family crafty time. You should have the daughters work on the church and other buildings.

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  6. Alan, As MJT says these match the mix and match of old and new but worryingly WW1 unprepared look of the 1935 Pathe training film you posted yesterday.
    These are looking very stylish and very promising for your interwar / early WW2 project.
    Glad to see the traditional pink or red cheek dot of the traditional / Britains toy soldier. These must have functioned as simple face highlights in the old days or maybe they are just red cheeked and out of puff with all the exercise!
    P.S. Spotted some Irish WW2 uniform plates on Pinterest for your suggested steel-helmeted opposition.

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    1. I do like the pink cheek look too. Essential for the toy soldier look .

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  7. An excellent looking set up..... well done. I particularly like the house. Where did the trees come from?

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    1. I was gifted the tree but l am uncertain from whom. Your boys might enjoy painting similar houses,purely a box glued shut and then painted with acrylics.

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  8. Tragardmastare,

    You've done a great job renovating these figures, and I'm sure that you'll get lots if great gaming out if them.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  9. A good source of weapons, arms and equipment would be the airfix multipose sets.

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