Crossposted by Mark Man of TIN from his Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, 13 February 2019
Crossposted from Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog by Mark, Man of TIN blog, 8 February 2019.
With FEMbruary in mind, you could do well to visit the interesting blogposts, references and figure lists at The Raft blog section on Wargaming Warrior Women. I visited this site for the Dahomey Warrior Women section last year https://wargamingraft.wordpress.com/wargaming-warrior-women/
Well worth spending some time reading and browsing here.
Here are some of my last year’s FEMbruary posts which link with The Raft’s history research:
Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN on 5th FEMbruary 2019.
I bought my first Bad Squiddo figures from Annie Norman last year, some fine 28mm Land Girls at Rest, as part of the FEMbruary challenge 2018.
This FEMbruary challenge 2019 I have chosen two packs of Bad Squiddo female figures:
Women of WW2 – Russian Soviet infantry command figures
Women of WW2 – Land Army Girls at work.
Unusual and charming figures, these Land Girls will get the gloss acrylic Toy Soldier paintwork style https://badsquiddogames.com/shop#!/Womens-Land-Army-at-work/p/93150439/category=21735085
As I don’t have any 28mm WW2 figures to game with, I will base these Bad Squiddo figures up individually but they will, for the time being, work as great little diorama vignettes.
Once more, like 2018, fantasy gaming blogger Leadballoony has set the FEMbruary 2019 challenge to paint some more believable female miniatures than the usual unbelievable chainmail bikini female fantasy (or male fantasy?) figures.
This year, matching book bloggers like Cupcakes and Machetes, https://cupcakesandmachetes.wordpress.com I have chosen a book for FEMbruary as well, to match the Bad Squiddo female Russian figures.
The Unwomanly Face of War looks to be a fascinating and suitably challenging read for FEMbruary 2019.
FEMbruary 2018 recap
Last year I featured several of the female figures in my toy soldier collection
FEMbruary 2018 even extended to my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog
And I marched on (with Marvin at the Suburban Militarism blog pitching in) and on into March and International Women’s Day March 8th …
Happy FEMbruary 2019 – It should be fun.
What might you do as your FEMbruary challenge?
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN on 31 January / 1st FEMbruary 2019.
Cross posted from my other plastic, budget-conscious gaming blog, Pound Store Plastic Warriors, here is some simple and cheap playset therapy:
With the usual budget playset ‘hallmark’ of a bizarre mix of scales and periods, there are some useful 45mm to 50mm figures and accessories for gaming. Who could want for more?
Crossposted by Mark, Man of TIN blog, 23 January 2019.
One of the delights of slowly unpacking presents after Christmas is to look in these wreckage and repair boxes. I bought these cheaply online over the least few months to store away, bought as part of my Christmas present in advance, paid for using my Christmas gift money.
Box No. 1 contained some interesting zoo animals, lots of cowboys and cavalry along with some battered foot figures.
Box No. 2 contained an equally eclectic mixture of damaged and destroyed figures to be repaired and converted. None have reached the stage of melting down.
Box No. 3 contained another eclectic mix of makers and figures from cowboys to redcoats.
Box No. 3 had an interesting mix of much less damaged figures. I photographed these fast against fading natural light.
Box No. 4 – a shoebox of delight – still remains to be explored and photographed.
It is always a delight to explore these joblot boxes and work out what to repair first.
Some ragtag motley regiments may be possible, once repaired and repainted where necessary, figures made suitable again for garden or floor games in the spirit of H.G. Wells.
Using some wonderful illustrated toy soldier books by Norman Joplin, Andrew Rose and James Opie, I should be able to work out who made some of the less familiar figures. This gives me clues towards whether to repair, restore or convert.
Another order for Dorset Soldiers spare arms and heads may be due later in the year, once my current batch of Broken Britain’s figure repairs from 2018 are finally off the repair bench.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN January 2019.
2018 blogposts on Broken Britains and broken lead toy soldiers include:
Emily the Stirling Engine arrives at a vintage wooden station crowded with 15mm Peter Laing Victorian Civilians.
Cross posted by Mark Man of TIN from my occasional railway / gaming blog
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, 14 January 2019