#MARCH no. 1

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Wendal aluminium marching bandsman – Salvation Army or Circus uniforms. British made.

As well as March being Women’s History Month (a continuation of FEMbruary), it is  an excuse for painting, modelling or photographing more of my MARCHing toy soldier figures and MARCHing bands.

I love a marching figure and given the choice, I would rather have a set of marching toy soldiers than the more realistic modern multiple poses, just for that classic toy soldier look.

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Here’s one I made earlier … they look great on parade or the battlefield. Prince August 54mm home cast metal Traditional Toy Soldier set. Cast your chosen arms,  head and body, assemble, paint  and you have your own home made figure. Still magical.

https://shop.princeaugust.ie/54mm-traditional-toy-soldiers-moulds/

So here are a few of my marching figures for this MARCH.

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Two Britain’s Scottish marching troops with the moving arm still attached. Left,  Highland Light Infantry from set 213 (prewar manufacture) and Right, The Royal Scots from set 212.

More will be MARCHing across this blog for a small parade on Donald Featherstone’s Centenary on 20 MARCH 2018.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/featherstone100-donald-featherstone-centenary-20-march-2018/

We might even get time for a small suffragette March before the month is out.

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A simple tartan and lace trimmings … in Scottish doublet and tartan trews.

The simple beauty and joy of a MARCHing figure or a MARCHing band.

Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN,  MARCH 2018

6 thoughts on “#MARCH no. 1”

  1. Love Prince August figures. I have quite a few of their 25mm Waterloo figures around.

    And I’m with you. Give me marching – or on parade – over those often spectacularly wild combat poses any day!

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    1. I like the single plastic action figures being of the Airfix generation – how else would Harry Pearson and friends play Airfix charades? – but always hankered after the traditional marching figures I usually only had as a band. The others looked wrong on parade.

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