Unpacking a happy jumble tin of plastic soldiers

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https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2019/02/08/whats-in-this-tin-of-plastic-pound-store-warriors/

Crossposted from Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog by Mark, Man of TIN blog, 8 February 2019.

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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 “Unpacking a happy jumble tin of plastic soldiers”

  1. The pirates are interesting – look like they have ray guns – space pirates? Or you could give them swords or new pistols. I look forward to the paint jobs. Will the Americans be painted like WW2 Americans or something else?

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    1. I also thought these pistols were a little strange and would require a little work, if I was not going down the steampunk sci-fi route. I have some recently acquired (Redbox?) 40mm pirates to put on the blog that have the same weird pistol weaponry.
      Not sure what I will do with the WW2 Americans yet, they are so versatile.

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