SPECIAL THANKS. I would like to thank Paul Watson for his sponsorship of several lead figure collections on this blog. Having decided to clear his spare/surplus figures, he generously forwarded them on with no other requirement than they deserved to be restored.

Thursday, 3 December 2020

NEW PLASTIC RECRUITS ARRIVE

Arrived yesterday, a useful box of plastic guardsmen. Have already started the conversion process. Decided to break four figures off their bases, and fix them with a combination of steel rod, superglue and milliput. I like the additional strength this gives as old plastic can suffer oxidisation. They will also be getting metal arms and heads. Only cost £5.10 delivered. I think the horses are going to be forwarded to the Ruritanian Army......... there are always rumours that country will break out into a civil war sooner or later.

MGB



4 comments:

  1. The Walking Wounded - veterans of many a skirmish!

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    1. Hi MJT, those figures are already proving extremely useful, and I'm determined they will all live to fight again! I might upload a photo of some already converted. Its a fun project.
      Michael

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  2. I remember having some of those plastic Guardsmen as a child .

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    1. Hi Tony, loved playing with these soldiers in the late 1960s, and here I am restoring the same........ wish I'd kept the originals!
      Michael

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