Help with figure ID?


Through my blog contact or comments,  Piotr Crass has asked me for help identifying this “old American civil war type figure”. It looks flat or semi flat to me and possibly homecast? If anyone can help Piotr or suggest good ID sites for him to contact, please contact  piotrcrass who is @ or at   The figure can further be seen at imgur

Many thanks, Mark, Man of TIN blog.


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 ...

3 thoughts on “Help with figure ID?”

  1. I have a couple of old Tootsietoy toy soldiers, however, they are wearing a helmet, the kind worn in WW1. They look similar to your figure. I will try to find one and try to match up (no pun intended) to your figure.


      1. I looked up Tootsietoy in one of my toy soldier books. According to the book, Tootsietoy soldiers were 35mm tall. I found one of my Tootsietoy figures; the pose was quite different than the figure you have. I have been trying to find my copy of Opie’s Collecting Toy Soldiers, but can’t find it. It does have the look of an old home cast.


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