The little known British version of the American Camp Fire Girls (1925 British handbook photo)
Another enjoyable research ‘rabbit hole’ for my Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop Project, in hobby terms let’s call it obscure uniform research and gaming scenarios for my DMZ demilitarised Project:
Crossposted from my Tabletop Scouting Wide Games Blog:
This will eventually make it onto the tabletop or garden in the form of gaming figure conversions to match my Girl Scouts, Guides, Boy Scouts Figures.
Blog crossposted by Mark Man Of TIN, 1970s Cub Scout (Bronze Arrow, retired) on 23 April 2022 – Shakespeare’s Birthday and St George’s Day. Be nice to Dragons!
Continuing my DMZ Demilitarised posts, here is a transcribed and researched handwritten diary in my collection.
It was written by a Scoutmaster of some Chesterfield Scouts from Derbyshire who camped in Lincoln for a week in September 1916.
It is rich with great details of camp life, fun on the river and the occasional glimpse of WW1 wartime life. The Battle of the Somme was in its third month whilst this was happening.
Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 19 April 2022
Celebrated in painted egg form last year 2021 with some of my first Airfix collection – Weebles!
Thanks to Marvin at Suburban Militarism for remind8ng me of this with his military painted egg efforts this year https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2022/04/17/easter-bunnies-and-a-scotch-egg/
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN 17 April 2022
One of a number of Rifle Volunteer or Volunteer named public houses glimpsed on my travels over the last few years – this one in Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK.
This uniform looks to be Napoleonic rather than Mid Victorian Rifle Volunteer, as befits a Regency seaside town.
Blog crossposted from my Man Of Tin Blog Two (my progression or migration site for when Man Of TIN Blog one reaches its free 3GB Max after 5 to 6 busy blogging years).
I can’t believe it’s two years since the Krispi tribe appeared in early Lockdown. One of them still survives amongst my assorted troops.
Slightly more sensible plastic “cereal killers”, the Crescent / Kellogg’s Plastic bandsmen and colour party.
I found an advert / box back of these fine bandsmen shown online with original box backs and adverts whilst spending happy hours last week on the cereal ‘premium’ website http://cerealoffers.com, where I found again the cardboard Asterix figures and Weetabix scenes of my childhood.
“FREE IN THIS PACKET at the bottom of the inner bag” – free toy soldiers in your cornflakes – imagine that today!
Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, April 1 2020/22