Do you have a favourite gaming figure?
One of mine is this Airfix 1:32 54mm Australian WW2 officer – or as I often used him in childhood, as a garden jungle adventurer?
He made a passable Indiana Jones (yet produced several years before the film!)
This was a great figure also available in the tinier OO/HO 1:72 – 1:76 20mm scale.
This one figure creates ideas for lots of scenarios.
Generally the Airfix Australian and Ghurka figures in 1:32 or 1:72 scale prove great adaptable ‘jungle adventure’ explorers or troops, even if you exclude the ‘modern’ machine guns etc. to add a more 19th century / early 20th century feel.
In the smaller scale, add some of the adventurer and natives figures from the tiny Airfix Tarzan set (reissued by Hat c.2001/3 as Jungle Adventure). Throw in repainted Airfix Indians as ‘Jungle Warriors’ and you have the figures for an excellent jungle Close Little Wars scenario. Poundstore cowboys and natives can also be used in the larger figure scales.
The Airfix Jungle Outpost occasionally available in 1:32 or smaller scale is a great addition to Garden Wargames or Close Little Wars game.
Alternatively the resin fish tank drowned temples from your local garden centre and aquarium store are also great fun. http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/dioramas-buildings/dioramas-airfield-sets/bamboo-house-1-32.html
Raid the DVD cabinet for Indiana Jones and other B movie Jungle inspiration.
Get out into those flowerbeds with the larger figures and explore!
Posted by Mr MIN, Man of TIN, June 2016.
3 thoughts on “Favourite gaming figures #1”
I like the Australians too.
Brilliantly conversions – I have repainted big and small Airfix Australians in many ways but never like yours / this! Thanks very much for sharing the link / photos.
Mark, Man of TIN blog
Thank You! I’ve been enjoying your blog for a couple days now.
I’m not a collector, but an accumulator of toy soldiers.
Let me know if you need any or are looking for something, I’ll send you some.