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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10 thoughts on “New Prince August 54mm Homecast Toy Soldiers Planned”
Exciting news indeed. Will you be tempted to buy? Ideal for alfresco gaming .
These have Christmas and garden written all over them. Will post to the Little Wars Revisited 54mm forum. Mark.
Although I I don’t wargame in 54mm, I would betempted to buy these. Hopefully they won’t put too much detail on them; keep them simple like early Britain’s. I would definitely buy them if made at 40mm, along the lines of their “Brave Tin Soldier” figures.
I think it is a brave decision for PA to keep going in 40 and 54mm as so much has switched to 15mm and 28mm or less.
I have the Brave Tin Soldier mould, a really nice little figure.
I wish they would develop an ACW range beyond their chess set.
If they look as good after casting as they do on the picture – I’m tempted! Funnily enough I was thinking about Prince August stuff today, something that I haven’t been painting since I picked up 1:72 scale plastics back in 2012.
Home casting is frustrating at times but fun – the Prince August starter sets are very reasonable. Give in …. you know you want to … lead free … lots of family friendly moulds. I cast outside in the garden on rain free days so somewhat limited at times.
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Ahh, stop tempting me! I’ve only just today ordered a desk for my painting viz. inspired by your own painting arrangements!
I’ve still got all my moulds and some spare metal all ready for when I do return.
I will let you know how they cast up when they are finally issued.
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A few head variants would make all the difference. I could be severely tempted.
Worth feeding back to Prince August your thoughts. More designs should be out soon.
I always find Prince August heads a little on the large size for conversion of plastic 1:32 figures etc.