A Toy Soldier Christmas?

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A few more Toy Soldier orientated gifts this Christmas, all pretty ephemeral.

Attractive sweet packaging tin and a chocolate lolly from Marks and Spencers. Interesting ImagiNations uniform, part circus band, part Danish Hans Christian Anderson and part Napoleonic.

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Some of my Christmas gifts arrived wrapped in Toy Soldier wrapping paper.  This Christmas there were quite a few  Toy Soldier decorations around in the shops, which mostly  seemed to be  the Nutcracker Russian ballet style soldier figures, big and small (2018).

I kept parts of these sheets for my scrapbook but also kept several other sections in case I want to knock up or rather  glue up some cardboard Russian Nutcracker soldier figures.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/nutcracker-toy-soldiers/

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on 30th December 2018 – Twixmas is nearly over.

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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 ...

2 thoughts on “A Toy Soldier Christmas?”

    1. Good point – why didn’t the designer think of helpful things like that?

      I would need to paste the same figure back to back, on rectangle card to avoid the Assymetry problems of cutting out close to the shape.
      Failing this, I have the smaller silicon cake dec moulds shown in the 2017 Nutcracker post to make some Smaller polymer clay Fimo versions. This is more likely to be a nearing next Christmas project. Or the Christmas after that …

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