This link to the recent Country Life article by Charles Harris includes pictures of Wells’ grandsons as youngsters playing with his collection came from the BMSS website
Country Life, www.countrylife.co.uk magazine of 8 December 2021 “We all fall down like toy soldiers” by Charles Harris. copyright Country Life Etc. Etc.
The article (above) ends with the writer’s nostalgia, their family memories and point of view, along with concerns about the toy soldier collectors of the future.
Before Alan Tradgardland Gruber mentions it, where has the BMSS wargaming section of yore gone?
Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 16 April 2023
Our second cottage painted – Georgia Cottage.
Crossposted from our Man Of TIN Blog Two blogsite:
Crafting Christmas village houses on card whilst supporting a worthwhile charity?
Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two, 4 December 2022
The 50th anniversary of 15mm figures and of Peter Laing figures is mentioned in November 2022 edition of The 15 Mill, an interesting eclectic and free online magazine (e-zine?) celebrating 15mm gaming run by Martin Goddard of Peter Pig 15mm Miniatures.
Our “stop press” two and half page mention or article was put together as the November / Christmas edition was going to press from emails between Martin Goddard, Peter Laing collector Ian M.Dury and myself.
The November 1972 advert in Military Modelling that launched 15mm scale and Peter Laing figures.
All The 15 Mill back issues are freely available including no. 4 November 2019 featuring Peter Laing WW1 figures from the ABC Gamers blog.
After its recent Flames of War popularity, 15mm seems to be on a bit of a backfoot or backburner at the moment with the increasing dominance of 28mm as current standard alongside a quirky ‘free for all’ diversity of manufacturers’ scales from 2mm, 6mm, 12mm, 18mm, 30mm, 42mm and all stations in between (rarely an odd number like 15!)
Ian Dury set up and hosts the MeWe Peter Laing Collectors Group https://mewe.com/join-front/peterlaingfigures
Over the last year I have been cataloguing and photographing my Laing figures on this informal blog https://collectingpeterlaing15mmfigures.wordpress.com
Blogposted / Crossposted by Mark Man Of TIN 13/14 November 2022
Crossposted (with apologies for any duplications) from my Man Of TIN Two blog,
being a selection of recent blog posts from my DMZ Demilitarised Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop Project. https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com
Man of TIN Blog one is now almost 100% full of its free GB amount after six years of photo-heavy blogging about gaming and toy soldiers. I will maintain Man Of TIN Blog one and crosspost as needed from its progression / extension site Man of TIN Blog Two.
Specific posts about Scouting Wide Games, Sidetracked (railway overlaps with gaming) etc. will continue to go out on their own niche WordPress blogs.
Blog links posted by Mark Man of TIN, 8/9 October 2022
Striking shadows on the solemn morning of the Queen’s Funeral …
Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Two (progression) blog:
Late arrivals on parade! See more of my eclectic Guards collection here in part 2 of my Platinum Jubbly Parade:
Crossposted by Mark Man Of TIN Platinum Jubilee weekend, 2-3 June 2022
Panorama shot of my Platinum Jubilee Parade for Queen Elizabeth II
A chaotic mix of old lead and plastic Guards, Marching bands and cavalry,
See more at:
Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN 2 June 2022.
The mystery of some tiny Khaki infantry solved … and next week’s Tankette Tuesday contender.
Skybirds, Crescent Infantry 20-25mm and Tiny Trojans, heading back to the birth of the plastic OO or HO wargames figures of the 1960s.
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Crossposted from my Man of TIN Blog Two, Tankette Tuesday 22 02 2022