Inspired by a gift a few years ago of some Prince August moulds:
“Today the playroom … Tomorrow the (small) world”
This is a quick sketch for an anonymous “secret squirrel” type postcard competition / exhibition run through an art gallery a few years ago,inspired by the website http://www.postsecret.com
Oh well, the secret’s out. Plans for (small) world domination unmasked.
Quick, time to keep building and casting as fast as I can!
If you want to take part in this arms (legs head and body) race, head to the traditional 54mm toy soldier multipart moulds at http://shop.princeaugust.ie/54mm-traditional-toy-soldiers-moulds/
The great joy of these home casting ‘mix and match’ is the creation of figures – soldiers and civilians of all nations – in box sets and parades that never existed in the heyday of lead figures, before they vanished in favour of safer, unbreakable (and often now crumbling) plastic from the 1960s onwards.
Of these, in future blogposts, I’ll feature some of the stranger ones from the bands, parades, civilians and soldiers of all my ‘imagi-nations’.
The other creative way to acquire the figures of your wilder “Imagi-nations” was through conversion (plenty of collecting toy figures books in the library or out of print online for this topic) or repaint.
The toy soldier version of a car respray, some of the odd figures found online or in junkshops in my collection are childish repaints or very slop happy repaint jobs in whatever colours were available for whatever figures were required for play or parades. Again a future subject for blogposts …