Recent uniform research to create new patrols of Girl Scouts and Guides, Boy Scouts and other unformed groups for my Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop Project – a summary of recent blog posts late July / August 2022, crossposted from my other blogs:
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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5 thoughts on “Recent Boy Scout and Girl Scout uniform research for my Scouting Wide Games Project, quarterstaff fighting and Mutant Snowmen”
Normally I greedily enjoy your posts without leaving a word of thanks. I do want you to know your sharing of your private worlds brings great batches of fun and lightness to my corners of existence. Delightful stuff! Thank you for sharing! Robert Stearns
Thanks Robert, glad you’ve enjoyed it. It’s fun to share my work in progress journal (although work is too grand a word for a hobby) much in the same way I enjoy reading other people’s work in progress. It also reminds me what I’m doing next …
Excellent research and love your collection of post cards!
The post cards and photograph post cards are a joy to collect (usually inexpensive) and a joy to share. I find the social history and the variety of faces, hair styles and uniforms fascinating. Assuming most if not all of these people have passed away, posting these photographs online after being hidden away in albums for years is a weird phase of resurrection or new life. An inspiration for future games.
Nice models! Judging by how lethal Guides and Scouts are with kayak paddles in their hands at our local Whitewater Centre, I wouldn’t let a scout or Guide anywhere near a quarterstaff 🙂