This is the Pound Store Police!

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These 54mm / 1:32 policemen were bought via the Internet about five years ago in the absence of civilians for sandpit and floor games.

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They have a crude but strange cartoon quality that I quite like but I know isn’t to everyone’s taste.

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They come quite heavily armed and highly animated.

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Made in China, they have no maker’s mark.

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Strike a Pose! Pistol packing policeman or disco dancing diva?

Already I have started to explore the gloss acrylic toy soldier style  possibilities of these figures.

 

Could they be transformed into American Civil War Blues and Greys?

Could they be peaked cap officer figures in my pound store Close Little Wars?

Could they be revolutionary workers in flat caps?

Could they be Dan Dare inspired Space Force or Space Police, like the 1950s Dan Dare series of lead toy soldiers?

They offer lots of figure “paint conversion” possibilities, just like the recent Wilko police figures.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/more-poundstore-warriors/

Happy Painting and Happy Gaming!

Posted by Mr MIN, Man of TIN, July 2016

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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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