Repairs have begun on the first of the ‘waifs and strays’ toy soldiers, the khaki figures with broken rifles.
Read more at my overflow / progression blog site, Man of TIN Blog Two:
More about where this curious mix of battered and broken cowboys, injuns, khaki infantry and redcoats came from in my previous post:
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 15 October 2021
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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2 thoughts on “Repairing toy soldiers – Repairs begin on the Waifs and Strays rifles #1”
Wonderful renovation of of these fine figures Mark. It’s always quite a fiddly task, but gives a lot of satisfaction.
Just the tape and paint left to finish off the rifles.
Good to have a winter indoor task in hand, along with slowly cataloging and sorting out my 15mm Peter Laing figures ready for their 50th anniversary next Autumn.