Happy Fourth of July to American readers of my blog.
Happy Fourth Of July to my tiny Americans below!
Patriotic colours of red, white and blue of the WW1 Minute Girls, seen here (above) in my Camp Fire Girls USA from the 1910s and 1920s. Conversions from STS Little Britons LBB30 Boy Scout in this 42mm range.
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 ...
View all posts by 26soldiersoftin
2 thoughts on “Happy Fourth Of July to my tiny Americans”
You may be interested in this book I wrote about in a blog a few years ago when still gainfully employed as a librarian!
Silent Drill by Signs By Martin Baker
Many thanks Martin – I look forward to reading this signals, silent sign system blog.