Marlene Lilli visits the lonely NAK desert troops 1941

Marlene Lilli the famous singing star and “Forces Sweetheart” visits a lonely desert airstrip to cheer the lonely NAK NordAfrika Korps troops.

#FEMbruary 2020 – a chance to celebrate beleivable female gaming miniatures.

Marlene Lilli is a useful little platform figure from the Peco / Merit / Modelscene set 5201 Unpainted Army, Navy and Air Force personnel.
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/ShowFeature.aspx?id=107
5116 Army Personnel
https://peco-uk.com/collections/4mm-oo/products/army-personnel

Her visit to the troops was inspired by one of the latest song covers by one of my favourite bands Postmodern Jukebox. Previously featured on Man of TIN / Pound Store Plastic Warriors:

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/thinking-outside-the-postmodern-paintbox/

This is its first German language cover, the 1980s Nena song 99Luftballons or ’99 Red Balloons’. This is covered in a 1940s / 50s  jazz vibes style in German by singer Aly Ryan.

The 1980s original song was released in both German and English.

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN, 11 FEMbruary 2020. Enjoy!

Peter Laing Pity Party

“Middle Eastern Swordsmen for Hire … will go anywhere … do anything … any period … please somebody buy us and paint us and base us.” I wonder if that’s what  goes through the lead head thoughts of some of these unloved figures.

These Peter Laings have been sitting online on EBay for so long, that eventually I started to feel sorry for the tiny 15mm chaps.

Every time I went online to look for Peter Laing figures, these unloved and unwanted specimens would turn up.

Peter Laing Ancients seem on the whole less desirable than  his later period figures ranges.

I didn’t have a “mounted Camel spearman”. Everybody needs at least one …

It was said by Phil Barker of the Peter Laing figure range  “Horses sometimes a little strange”  and by another (John G Robertson?) that his armoured  elephants looked like terrible angry mice. Pictured here. However his camels have a certain camelid charm.

EBay retailer figures4sale listed the others  as “M207 Turkish Horse Archer and M410 Hun cavalry” and the rather genetic “Middle eastern swordsmen x 5”. I have yet to check them in the catalogue. Maybe some of the MeWe Peter Laing community will beat me to it

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN 25 January 2020

A Peter Laing pity party … tinier than the curious  Puddles Pity Party at the Postmodern Jukebox HQ. Slowed down cabaret American punk – like an armoured camel, just what everyone secretly needs.

 

 

 

Postmodern Paintbox

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Crossposted from my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/thinking-outside-the-postmodern-paintbox/

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What links these two pictures? 

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 15 March 2019