Pound Store Firefighters


Pound store firefighter alongside Tradition of London metal 54mm Victorain fireman (painted / photos: Man of Tin)


Firefighter in flame retardant suit – or space figure, astronaut or alien?


Part painted in gloss acrylics and enamels, inspired by Trumpton fire brigade!

Heroic statuesque firefighter (with dapper walking stick or crowbar?)
Firefighter, hose and hydrant – or space figure with astromech droid?


Useful long tunic for conversions or chunky booted steampunk figure?

Firefighter figures photographed here are pound store type purchases online c. 2008.

Lots of conversion possibilities for gaming.

Posted by Mr MIN, Man of TIN, June 2016.


Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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