Crossposted from my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, two posts exploring some 40 to 42mm metal figures to go alongside my cheap seaside plastic tat or poundstore plastic 42mm figures,
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, 19 January 2018
Published by 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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Here are some of my 42mm fimo figs.
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Sadly – No pictures made it through. You can send them to manoftinblog [at] gmail [dot] com. I look forward to seeing them.
I find Fimo occasionally a little tricky and saggy if it warms up with working, so keep popping it back in the fridge. Some people fire each figure section in stages – material about this on Pinterest and the Vintage Wargaming website (old Military Modelling type article at http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/creative-clay-modelling-from-practical.html