Man of TIN Advent Calendar Day 4 Checked Shirts – more Broken toy figures repaired

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Some more old broken lead hollow cast Britain’s figures that needed repair including Check Shirt Cowboy by Benbros (1953) who originally had a whole arrow in his side. 

Man of TIN Advent Calendar Day 4 – Check these out!

Some more broken lead hollow cast figures that need repair. Despite miss8ng feet, spears and bases, two of  these  still have  great original checked shirt or check pattern painting as fresh as the day they were painted back in the 1950s and early 1960s.

New bases, new feet and a new spear created (in place of a fragile knobkerry or club). Ready for battle on the gaming table again!

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Snazzy but Bizarre Check Shield Pattern on this repaired 1950s John Hill Johillco Zulu or Maori 

If you want to know how I did some of these basic simple figure repairs, you can read many of my blogposts on the topic  going back throughout 2018. Enjoy!

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Advent Calendar Day 4, Tuesday 4th December 2018

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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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