Mil Mod issue no. 1 1971

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MAP Model Railway News December 1970

Ten years later this would be a monthly joy …

Advert found whilst leaving through a pile of old railway magazines.

Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN 8 October 2017

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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 ...

7 thoughts on “Mil Mod issue no. 1 1971”

    1. Brilliant – we managed to get Mil Mod bought into our school library from age of 14 – I still have some of the subtly graffitied copies auctioned off when we left. Charge! and The War Game were also there, Featherstone’s Colonial Small Wars but sadly no gaming society.

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  1. Take it down and read it again one rainy day, if only for the adverts. Sadly I have hacked most of My Mil Mods to pieces fir the best articles into folders but like you still have the first few intact that my Dad bought me.

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  2. What a lovely find. I think my first Military Modelling must have been about 1972. It was a Charles Grant article on the Napoleonic Wargame that started off my interest in the hobby

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  3. I remember Mil Mod issue 1 well, a lad brought a copy in to school and I badgered him to sell it to me, collecting and painting miniatures was in it’s infancy at the time and this was something revolutionary. Sadly I also cut all of mine up to save space, I kept mostly uniforminfo articles, wish I’d kept more of the adverts now, they would have been much more useful for research.

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    1. Same here, almost all my 80s and 90s Mil Mods cut up, a couple of folders of uniform articles, one of Battles and another of miscellaneous interesting articles. But at least I still have these … I’m not sure boxes of intact mags would have survived House moves.

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