Well hello again, I’m back with some more plastic soldiers from long ago, I should have posted this some time back but have been distracted with the Zvezda Art of Tactic sets that have turned up. It’s bloody scary to see all the stuff I have, maybe I should just re-seal some of the cartons and forget about them for a few years.
Well enough rambling. I have four sets from my Yoof, as Rogers says. (Go Over and check out his recent post ‘Rantings from under the War Games table’ as he has picked up the ball and run with it.)
The first two sets are from Airfix. Some of you will recognise these. The first set is the original Airfix Foreign Legion before they were reworked. The second is the Airfix WWII 8th army set; both are as I painted them over fifty years ago.
The other two sets were painted in the late 70’s when I was living in the UK in Suffolk with family friends who had a farm that I helped out on. These belonged to one of the lads and were painted with what was available back then. No fancy brushes or paints as I remember although one of his mate’s parents had a paint brush business just down the lane so they may have been pretty fine. Then again the eyes were probably a bit sharper! There’s a mix of Matchbox and Airfix I think but I will stand for correction if any of you sharp eyed folk spot some you know.
Oh I have to say that after spending a lot of time in the modelling room adding her fine hairs to my work she has decided to join in, apparently she feels she has better eyesight and doesn’t need my big magnifying glass, and dare not criticise her work or you will get that steely stare!!
The last few photos are my new racks that I slipped into the entrance hall, an idea I got after seeing Guru Pig show us his wife’s Ikea cabinets displaying her fine collection of porcelain dolls, thanks Dave!