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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Ideal instant terrain, you have a most thoughtful family. The Fimo chaps look just the part beside it.
The gifts from family thing: Sometimes it’s part suggestion on my part, sometimes a complete surprise, often based on other things I have shown around or made during the year. Other times I buy small book and things in for the Christmas box and let people know, often a relief as its saves them gift hunting. They are then embargoed until Christmas …
Hopefully from the look of your past Christmas and birthday haul you have your family equally well trained in suitable book and gift hunting.
You’re lucky to have such a tolerant family! Best of the season to you and yours; I look forward to the next year of enjoyable posts and ideas.
Lucky but I know this tolerance has ‘buckaroo’ limits re. storage of 54mm stuff, new projects etc. As Harry Pearson points out in Achtung Schweinhund, You can never have enough of things you don’t actually need. When I suggested a John Ruddle style Wargames garden, front or back, (see below) the suggestion was coolly received. From the outside, as Marvin suggests in Suburban Militarism, the house looks quite normal still. https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/dumb-soldiers-the-past-and-future-of-garden-wargames/
Thanks for your best wishes and your comments throughout the year. All the best to you and yours too.