Scout Figures converted from Airfix WW1 American Infantry
Crossposted from my Pound Store Plastic Warriors Blog https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/pound-store-scout-figures-from-airfix-ww1-americans/
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN 1970s Cub Scout (Bronze Arrow, retired)
Published by 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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4 thoughts on “Boy Scouts from Airfix WW1 American Infantry”
Very clever use of these figures. They look good. The scout holding up their hands -is the classic pose of someone trying to get a signal on their mobile phone?
Very good! Today yes they would be waving a gyro compass equipped mobile phone using Star charts and Google Maps. Then …
These are very effective conversions indeed and really look the part. They will work really well for indoor games on smaller tables. Have you thought of trying a Girl Scout figure using tissue paper and glue in this scale? Paper tents would be fun too.
Next stage will be completing two Airfix Scout patrols and then next some girls Scouts in OOHO Airfix scale too.
This will give me Scout patrols in 60mm, STS Little Britons 42mm and Airfix OO HO for different sized Wide Games. After that then I need to work on rules and character cards.
I have some Atlantic ACW Wild West series tents and a tent template for making paper tents.