Surprise Christmas gift, a Timpo style US lead field telephone man and ‘Tommy’ cover.
It’s 1st January 2020 now in the Blog date list and many best wishes to all my fellow bloggers and readers for the coming New Year and a new decade, the Twenty Twenties!
I wonder how different the world and the hobby will be in ten years time at the start of the Twenty Thirties?
Several hours in and not broken any 2020 gaming irresolutions yet:
“Roger, Over and Out!”
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on 1st January 2020, happy new decade!
More of the possible Prince August proposed 54mm alternative heads for new 54mm home cast figures – US Infantry pre/ post 1902.
Good to see that people
have contributed suggestions back to Prince August including Anthony Jopson and also Ian Dury (hello Ian!) of the Peter Laing Collectors circle (on MeWe) and the Continental Wars Society.
More sculpts can be seen at
Any suggestions for new heads to extend this range? Contact can be made via the Prince August website firstname.lastname@example.org or contact page.
Portuguese infantry? Ladybird Leaders: Soldiers
Or Preben Kannik, Military Uniforms of the World, eve of WW1 plates
Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN 4 October 2019.
Interesting new poses planned
Exciting news from Prince August e-newsletter is the range of new 54mm homecast toy soldiers to add to their existing successful homecast range
These are still in development and feedback is sought on heads and nations represented. The newsletter comes from email@example.com or there is a comment form on their website.
Why not sign up for the newsletter which has details of promotions, discounts, sales and new moulds?
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 14 September 2019.
March 16th 2019 – Little Wars Revisited 54mm Games Day, Woking.
Some good looking games shown on people’s blogs last year – You can see pics of 2018 at Brian Carrick’s blog:
Not sure if I will make it along but
Mike Lewis the organiser mentioned promoting the event to 54mm gamers via our blogs. So here goes …
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on 4 January 2019
Interesting pre-war 54mm scenery (battle boards) from Hugar – rare and expensive!
A book I am looking forward to as a gift at Christmas is
The Illustrated History of Hugar published in Hardcover by Smart Media in 2014 by Paul Brookes. Available through Amazon. Perfect for a 54mm old Toy Soldier gamer …
As original 1930s Hugar buildings are so expensive, the now defunct company of GBE Toy Soldiers used to manufacture replicas.
Hugar style buildings no longer available on GBE soldiers.
Again no longer available from GBE Toy Soldiers
Simple and play-full buildings
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN, Advent Calendar Day 22 on 22 December 2018